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Diverse Stories of Women on Stage

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Understorey Magazine seeks stories that illuminate the diverse experiences of women* on stage and in performance in Canada.

Send us plays/performance texts that bring the lives and voices of womyn to the forefront.

We are also looking for prose and poetry by women directors, actors, and producers about their experience in Canadian theatre.

Issue editor: Award-winning playwright & professor at Mount Royal University, Natalie Meisner

Deadline: June 15, 2019

Honorarium available for accepted work.

1,500 words maximum.

See full submission guidelines here.

*Our definition of women welcomes trans women, non-binary, and genderqueer individuals.

Youth Creative Writing Workshop: September 27

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Join Guyleigh Johnson, author/poet of Expect the Unexpected & Afraid of the Dark for a

YOUTH WRITING WORKSHOP

Ages10-16
Thursday, September 27
4-6 pm

Dartmouth North Community Centre
105 Highfield Park Dr.
(Pinecrest Room)

FREE EVENT with light snacks provided

~Learn about writing poetry & publishing a book~

Please register: guyleighjohnson902@gmail.com OR editor@understoreymagazine.ca

Understorey Magazine at CCWWP

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Join Understorey Magazine editor Katherine Barrett and Cargo Literary editor Mo Duffy Cobb at the 2017 Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs Conference in Frederiction, New Brunswick, June 9-11.

We will be discussing:

  • how and why we founded online literary magazines,
  • the role of literary magazines in nurturing new writers, and
  • challenges of the current publishing environment in Canada.

We hope for a lively discussion.

See the full conference schedule on the CCWWP website.

A New Partnership: Understorey Magazine and the Alexa McDonough Institute

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Big news for Understorey Magazine!

We are now in partnership with the Alexa McDonough Institute (AMI) for Women, Gender and Social Justice at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax.

AMI, chaired by Susan Brigham, is a hub of feminist energy, action and research. Understorey and AMI share a mandate of empowerment through self-expression and sharing of ideas, experiences and stories.

We look forward to this exciting chapter of the magazine. Stay tuned for details of our new editorial board and creative direction!

A huge thank you Second Story Women’s Centre for their support in launching Understorey and publishing seven fabulous issues since 2013.

Mother’s Day Reading at Lexicon Books

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We had a fabulous crowd for the Mother’s Day reading at Lexicon Books in Lunenburg!

 

Poet and co-owner of Lexicon Books Alice Burdick welcomed the audience and introduced the readers.

 

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Natalie Meisner read from her memoir Double Pregnant: Two Lesbians Make a Family.

 

 

 

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Lorri Neilsen Glenn read from her many poetry collections.

 

 

 

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Sylvia D. Hamilton read from And I Alone Escaped to Tell You.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to Allan Neilsen for the capturing the day in photos, Lorri Neilsen Glenn for organizing the speakers, Lexicon Books for creating a beautiful venue and bookstore, and all who came to celebrate a literary Mother’s Day!