MA|DE reading — with ryan fitzpatrick & others (Sat Mar 04, 7pm — Windsor)

? Save the date! This coming Saturday March 4th beginning at 7pm MA|DE members will be participating in a free-to-attend poetry reading celebrating the book launch of ryan fitzpatrick’s Sunny Ways (Invisible Publishing, 2023) — we’ll be doing both solo and collaborative sets, and word has it that Wallace will have advance copies of their debut solo collection, Love Is A Place But You Cannot Live There (which will officially launch in Windsor some time in April)

Readers for the evening include:
ryan fitzpatrick
Anna Karch
Mark Laliberte
Chloe Moore
Rawand Mustafa
Jade Wallace

Attend in person (masking encouraged) at Chapter Two Brewing — 2345 Edna St, Windsor

Want to know more about Sunny Ways or pre-order a copy?
— Visit Invisible Publishing for info

MA|DE collaboration with Christopher Bissonnette (12K/Kranky/Dronarivm recording artist) debuting at THE EX-PURITAN Issue 60 Launch (in Toronto & via Facebook Live) — Feb 24, 6pm!

? Save the date! This coming Friday February 24th from 6-8pm THE EX-PURITAN is launching their hybrid/experimental section (which appear in Issue 60: Winter 2023) and we are thrilled to be a part of both the inaugural iteration of this section and its launch!

We’re happy to be debuting a video/sound/text collaboration with 12K / Kranky / Dronarivm recording artist, Christopher Bissonnette!

Featured multimedia performers include:
MA|DE (in collaboration with Christopher Bissonnette)
Gary Barwin
Khashayar Mohammadi
Lina Ramona Vitkauskas

Hosted by the hybrid section’s talented editors:
Rasiqra Revulva & William Dao

You can attend either in person (masked at The Cat’s Eye at 150 Charles St W, Toronto) or virtually via Facebook Live (livestreamed).

Visit the event page for full details

‘ZZOO’manuscript acquired by Palimpsest Press

We’re happy to announce that MA|DE’s debut poetry collection ZZOO has recently been acquired by Palimpsest Press — thanks so much to editor Jim Johnstone and publisher Aimée Parent Dunn for taking on this project, we can’t wait to bring this book into existence together!

Thanks also to the Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des arts du Canada for funding this project in 2021, it really helped us to focus and complete the manuscript in the past year — much appreciated ❤️

MA|DE in Toronto Aug 2022 — PT 2: reading at the Blasted Tree Garden Party (FERTILE FEST event)

Aaron Tucker
Kyle Flemmer
Kirby (of Knife | Fork | Book)

? Some pics from our Saturday Aug 06 gig in Toronto — we did a collaborative reading at the FERTILE FEST‘s Blasted Tree Garden Party in a lovely open barn-garage space behind The Great Escape Book Store (957 Kingston Rd) on a very hot day — we read with Aaron Tucker and Kyle Flemmer, and it was so lovely to see a range of friends from the lit scene and play catch-up … thnx to everyone who came out!

See the full FERTILE FEST schedule here

MA|DE in Toronto Aug 2022 — PT 1: special project for ‘Writing Elseways’ opens at the THE PLUMB

? Some peeks at our ‘Triple Marrow’ exhibition for WRITING ELSEWAYS at The Plumb (1655 Dufferin St, Toronto), which opened Friday Aug 05; the cat-trapped-in-a-vase work is called ‘Growl’ and the hand-with-pearls work is called ‘Pneumette’

This project includes an interactive component which we describe as an object-and-language donation centre: members of the community are invited to bring interesting small objects to The Plumb throughout the duration of the exhibit and to jot a word or two on the wall … once the show closes, we’ll attempt to incorporate these ‘donations’ into future works!

WRITING ELSEWAYS project facilitator: John Nyman

More info about exhibitions at The Plumb here

MA|DE would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.