February 25, 2009

Our Feb. 23 launch was a smashing success, thanks to all our fantastic authors/readers and everyone who made it out on such a cold night. You warmed our hearts. We hope our books warm yours.

The GBs Storm Ottawa

February 12, 2009

The GBs (Gary Barwin & Gregory Betts) perform THE OBVIOUS FLAP, a performance text with dialogue, mixed-media & sound poetry, at The A B Series at The Mercury Lounge (56 ByWard Market) on February 20, 2008. Doors open at 7:30 pm, show at 8 pm.

In other news, The Emergency Response Unit is releasing a collaborative chapbook of theirs called Chora Sea. It’s great, and will be available for purchase on February 20 in Ottawa and on February 23 in Toronto at our fabulous launch party.

We’re having a party

February 10, 2009

That’s right, we’re finally launching our first round of chapbooks, just in time to get you out of the house on a cold February evening. 

Monday, February 23, 2008
8 pm, readings at 8:30 pm sharp(ish)
Magpie Tavern, 831 Dundas St. W 

With readings by our fabulous first five authors

Nashira Dernesch This Snowing Under
Anya Douglas Poems
Andrew Faulkner Useful Knots and How to Tie Them
Marcus McCann Force quit
Leigh Nash five-seven-five: train poems

as well as

Gary Barwin & Gregory Betts, from their new chapbook Chora Sea 

Awesome chapbooks will be available for purchase. We’re looking forward to finally being legit.

Happy New Year!

January 2, 2009

Make buying more chapbooks your number one resolution.

Literary Speed Dating

November 27, 2008

Come by and see us at the Indie Literary Market on Saturday. You can buy a book, we can have coffee, maybe try each other on for size. Hugs and kisses, The Emergency Response Unit



November 17, 2008

Our books are hot off the press and ready to slip into your hot little hands! We have a variety of pricing options for your purchasing pleasure.

Chapbook Pricing:
















For ordering information (including shipping costs) please send us an email.


Road Trip

November 9, 2008

Our books are almost ready and we’re taking our show on the road; The Emergency Response Unit will be selling our chapbooks at the Ottawa Small Press Fair. The date is November 15, the time is noon to five, and the location is the Jack Purcell Community Centre at 320 Jack Purcell Lane, just off of Elgin, at Gilmour. Come and visit and help us sell out our first round of books!

Also, on Friday night, co-founder Andrew Faulkner will be reading at the pre-fair reading at The Carleton Tavern (223 Armstrong St., at Parkdale). Doors at 7pm, readings at 7:30pm.

Knocked Up

October 31, 2008

Welcome, friends. We’re The Emergency Response Unit. There’s not a lot to say right now, as we’re busy making chapbooks. But there should be more to say soon: our first five titles will be available mid-November. In the meantime, feel free to take a look around, and check back for news and excerpts.