Friday, November 1, 2013

Amanda Earl to be inducted into the 2014 VerseOttawa Hall of Honour!

above/ground press author Amanda Earl (see information on her three above/ground press titles here and here and here) is one of two inductees in the 2014 VerseOttawa Hall of Honour, following the announcement of William Hawkins (another above/ground press author) and Greg "Ritalin" Frankson for 2013. Congratulations, Amanda!

The VERSeOttawa Hall of Honour is an independent body with close to ties to VERSeOttawa and VERSeFest. It was formed to recognize the important contributions of individuals to the Ottawa poetry community.

An induction ceremony will be held on March 30th, 2014 – the final day of VERSeFest ’14.

As the press release begins:

It is with great pleasure that the VERSeOttawa Hall of Honour announces the two inductees for 2014: Amanda Earl and Danielle K.L. Gregoire.

Amanda Earl is a fearless and supportive promoter of poetry and poets in Ottawa, and she is a long-time poet herself. She is a very visible and active member of the community. Through her organizational work, she promotes and encourages poets — emerging and established, and of diverse styles. The Ottawa poetry community would not be what it is without Amanda’s contributions through Bywords and her many other important contributions. In these activities, Amanda Earl is vital in keeping the poetic arts alive and thriving in the Capital.
See the entire press release here.

Amanda Earl will also be doing a lecture as part of The Factory Reading Series' VERSeFest fundraiser later this month!

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