So. Last night was phenomenal.
No surprises there.
The open mic was packed with excellent poets (and one mandolin-player — a VoV first) who gave us poetry about cigarettes, romance, and overcoming your fears; and Amber Dawn, of course, rocked the house with stories about sex work, carny-dom, and first kisses.
Venus Envy did a heavy trade on Sub Rosa, Fist of the Spider Woman, and With a Rough Tongue: Femmes Write Porn; I got my copy of Sub Rosa autographed (and I was not the only one); and a good time was had by all.
Come back to Ottawa soon. ❤ 🙂
P.S.: You can read more Amber Dawn – this time talking about writing process, form, and genres – over here. Enjoy!