Poetry at the Manor Vol 8 2020
Poetry at the Manor gets a different look this year, but we’re still bringing you quality poetry from Poets Laureate across Canada. Due to restrictions surrounding COVID-19, we are unable to host this event in historic Willistead Manor in Windsor. However, Windsor’s Poet Laureate Emeritus Marty Gervais, Poet Laureate Mary Ann Mulhern, and the City... Read more »Continue reading
By the River Reading Series
Join us December 11th for a special Black Moss Press instalment of the By the River reading series. Launching his newest book of poetry, Laurence Hutchman will be presenting House of Shifting Time. This collection of poetry is Laurence at his finest, each poem is a tribute to a famous figure in Canadian history. Laurence... Read more »Continue reading
Poet Laureate Celebration
Join Black Moss poet Vanessa Shields in conversation with Windsor’s new Poet Laureate Mary Ann Mulhern, and Youth Poet Laureate Samantha Badaoa this Monday. The event, hosted by Biblioasis bookstore, will begin at 6:30pm and feature Poet Laureate Emeritus Marty Gervais. The event is free to the public and will include poetry readings, book sales... Read more »Continue reading
Poetry at the Manor Vol 6 2018
A big thank you to everyone who came, making our sixth instalment of Poetry at the Manor a huge success. With a staggering attendance of 250, you are the reason we are able to continue to have these events year after year. A big thank you to each of the poets who agreed to make the... Read more »Continue reading
Poetry at the Manor Vol 6 2018
Just five days to go before Windsor’s biggest poetry event of the year! Join us at Willistead Manor on October 2nd at 7pm, where Windsor Poet Laureate Marty Gervais will welcome Poets Laureate from across Canada. This year’s lineup includes John B. Lee, Chloé LaDuchesse, Lauren Best, Marilyn Gear Pilling and Afua Cooper. Be sure... Read more »Continue reading
Poetry at the Manor 2018 Line-up
Every year the City of Windsor and Marty Gervais, its Poet Laureate, team up to host one of the biggest poetry events in Ontario. The historic Willistead Manor is repurposed for this gala event in which Poets Laureate from across Canada make the trek to Windsor to participate in a reading. This year Poetry at... Read more »Continue reading
Poetry at the Manor and Bookfest Windsor
The last two weeks have been chock full of literary events around the city of Windsor. On October 27th Marty Gervais hosted the 4th annual Poetry at the Manor, an evening featuring the talents of Poet Laureates from across the country. The night was a success, with standing room only. The poets included: Yvonne Blomer (Victoria,... Read more »Continue reading
Black Moss Press is kicking off the fall season with several events featuring a wide variety of writers. Leading the way is Vanessa Shields launching her newest book of poetry Look At Her on September 22nd at the Studio Theatre Jackman Dramatic Arts Centre of the University of Windsor. Poet Vanessa Shields always dazzles audiences with her... Read more »Continue reading
Poet Laureate Reading
Join Black Moss poets Anna Yin, Marty Gervais and John B. Lee at the Mississauga Central Library on September 14th as they participate in a Poet Laureate reading. Taking place at 7 pm, the event will include Canadian Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke, and Mississauga Youth Poet Laureate Rebecca Zseder. Hosted by Governor General Award... Read more »Continue reading
A Journey Through the Pages
The Journey Through the Pages book launch last week was a rousing success. On behalf of André Narbonne, Mary Ann Mulhern and John Wing, we would like to thank everyone who came to support the authors and students involved. To those who missed the event worry not, there will be plenty more readings where that came from. Like our... Read more »Continue reading
Black Moss Press in the News
The following are two links to the University of Windsor’s newspaper The Lance. The first article details the recent events at Poetry at the Manor Vol 3, click here to read more. The second article deals with the class that Black Moss Press owner Marty Gervais runs at the University of Windsor. The class itself... Read more »Continue reading
Poetry at the Manor Vol. 3
Here at the press we’re gearing up for Poetry at the Manor on Thursday. We have 5 poets coming from all over Ontario to regale you in the beautiful surroundings of Willistead Manor. Don’t miss John B. Lee, Anna Yin, Debbie Okun Hill, Roger Nash, Terry Burns and of course Windsor’s own Marty Gervais. Vanessa... Read more »Continue reading
Meet the New BMP Publishing Practicum Authors!
Say “Hello” to the Black Moss Press publishing practicum authors! Each year, BMP chooses several authors to undergo the editing and publishing process within a university practicum. What this means is that students are responsible for the editing of the work–everything from the nitty gritty to the official title. They design the book, interior and... Read more »Continue reading
Editing and Publishing Practicum Students Donate to Raise-A-Reader
Congratulations to Marty Gervais and the University of Windsor’s Editing and Publishing practicums for being recognized for their efforts in donating $1000 for Postmedia’s Raise-a-Reader Day, a campaign that aspires to raise funds for literacy. Well done! To read about and watch a video on how great these students are: http://blogs.windsorstar.com/2014/06/17/students-aim-to-inspire-with-donation/Continue reading
Edmonton Poetry Festival – An Evening with Poets Laureates – Videos!
What do you get when you gather Poets Laureate from across Canada? An evening of poetic passion and stellar reading! Did you know that three of Canada’s Poets Laureate are Black Moss Press authors? Indeed! Marty Gervais, John B Lee and Bruce Meyer are all part of the Black Moss Press family! Click on the... Read more »Continue reading
Words With Writers Features Marty Gervais!
A new, locally made site that features local authors features our very own Marty Gervais! Check it out – and be sure to stay tuned to this site for more features on Black Moss Press writers! http://the30.ca/words-with-writers-ep-1-marty-gervais-2/Continue reading
Gervais’ ‘People of Faith’ Sells out at Launch!
Hot of the Black Moss Press comes Marty Gervais’ “People of Faith – The Story of Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital 1888 – 2013”. Hundreds of people lined up this morning and afternoon on the front lawns of Hotel Dieu Hospital to celebrate this first-of-its-kind history publication. The launch was such a huge success – the books... Read more »Continue reading