Episode 18 – 1 year anniversary/small press fair special

The Small Machine Talks Podcast #18

1st year anniversary/ottawa small press book fair episode, Saturday, June 24, 2017

recorded Monday, June 26, 2017

a.m. kozak and Amanda Earl

in which we toast the anniversary with a delicious Scotch and wish for sponsorship. We discuss the year’s highlights. We talk about Aaron’s interview with Pearl Pirie on Literary Landscape (CKCU FM Thursdays 6:30pm).

Amanda talks about the origin of the Ottawa Small Press Book Fair and we continue with a discussion and Aaron’s on-site interviews from  vendors at the spring edition. Presses came from Ottawa, Toronto, Windsor, Montreal, Kingston, Buffalo, NY and more. We also talk about fairs in Toronto and Montreal. We morn the (hopefully temporary) end of the Ottawa Zine Off and complain about people moving to Toronto.


Inspiritus Press, Room Magazine, Can Am Books, Bird, Buried Press, Zed Pressed, Arc Poetry Magazine, Canthius, Three Bats Press, phafours, Room 302 Books, Apt. 9 Press, In/Words Press, above/ground / Chaudiere Books

Throughout the podcast we discuss our small press hauls, the books and chapbooks and broadsides we obtained at the fair.

Upcoming events:

July 10: Urban Legends and Orgin Arts and Community Centre’s Pop Up Poetry; July’s Sawdust: Ben Ladouceur

Thanks to all who participated in making the Small Machine Talks a wonderful and enriching experience in 2016-2017, including Charles Earl, Jennifer Pederson, all those we interviewed, everyone who listened to, promoted and shared the episodes.

Stay tuned for year 2!