span-o (the small press action network - ottawa) presents:
Jessica Smith (Birmingham AL)lovingly hosted by rob mclennan
Amanda Earl (Ottawa)
+ Marilyn Irwin (Ottawa)
Saturday, July 13, 2013;
doors 7pm; reading 7:30pm
The Carleton Tavern,
223 Armstrong Street (at Parkdale; upstairs)
Jessica Smith [pictured above; drawing by Alixandria Bamford], Founding Editor of Foursquare and name magazines, serves as the Librarian for Indian Springs School, where she runs its Visiting Writers Series. She is the author of numerous chapbooks, most recently mnemotechnics (above/ground press 2013), and one full-length collection, Organic Furniture Cellar (Outside Voices 2006). about.me/jessicasmith
Amanda Earl's most recent chapbook with above/ground press is Sex First & Then A Sandwich & her most recent broadside is "Trieste," published by In/Words Magazine & Press in June, 2013. Scattered about the Northern & Southern Hemispheres, her poems have been published in Australia, Canada, Europe and the USA. Two manuscripts have been shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch Innovative Poetry Award. She is the managing editor of Bywords.ca and the (fallen) angel of AngelHousePress. Amanda will be reading from a new series of prose poems.
The winner of Arc Poetry Magazine's 2013 Diana Brebner Prize, Marilyn Irwin's work has been published by above/ground press, Bywords, ottawater, Peter F. Yacht Club,and most recently, the Canadian section of this year’s New American Writing. A graduate of Algonquin College's Creative Writing program, she has released three chapbooks: for when you pick daisies (2010), flicker (2012), and little nothings (2012).