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.
I'm featuring at the Dusty Owl later this month (October 20th), and I'm working on New Material so that I have enough shiny, new, polished stuff to make it worth their while to have put me on as a feature.
There will be a kinky short story read (an old one, but also my most recent), and bunch of poetry that, by the looks of things, can be loosely (very loosely) themed under the heading of "women's work".
Wrote this chez The Breathings of My Heart, but wanted to post it here, as well. Where do you get your ideas? How do you cultivate them? What makes good cross-training/cross-polination for your writing work? Discuss! :-D
So, Ditch has created a page to celebrate the Canadian and international women writers who have contributed to their magazine.
Contributions to literary magazines seem to run about 70% male to 30% female. There doesn’t appear to be any clear answer as to why more women don’t submit – the reasons are as varied as the women themselves.
No, me and my cynical side, look at that statement and think: But, wait. “Contribution” means a piece that gets accepted for publication. That’s not the same as “Submission”. There are two things being said here…
None the less, I appreciate Ditch’s putting up this page, featuring links to the work of all their women contributors. If you are looking for avant guarde and experimental women poets to read on your own, or to invite to you stage, this would be a good place to start.
Their list includes Ottawa’s own Amanda Earl, Christine McNair, and Pearl Pirie, as well as many, many others.
Hi. This isn't Emily. My name is Rusty Priske and I am a friend who is trying to help her with the problems she has been having with Lulu.com. Em has provided all the screen captures included. This is her story.
There is a much bigger background to all of this... much, much bigger. That is not my story to tell, however.
Come for the Open Mic Stay for the Features And Also the Cupcakes
Join us for birthday cupcakes, bring your own stories and poems to our all-women open mic, and enjoy feature performances by poetry scene veteran Pearl Pirie and up-and-coming story-teller Kalyani Pandya. Let’s take things out with a bang!