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.

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.




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






Lorri Neilsen Glenn read from her many poetry collections.






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!

Understorey Magazine at Word on the Street!

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wots_halifax_logo_colourJoin Understorey Magazine on Saturday, September 21, 11-5, on the Halifax Waterfront for Word on the Street. We’ll have a table with copies of the magazine and exclusive (you won’t find them anywhere else) Understorey bookmarks and coasters to give away.

We are also hosting a panel of fantastic authors who will read from their new mother-centric books:

  • Elaine Lui, Listen to the Squawking Chicken: When Mother Knows Best, What’s a Daughter to Do? A Memoir (Sort Of).
  • Natalie Meisner, Double Pregnant: Two Lesbians Make a Family.
  • Vicky Murphy: MotherFumbler.
  • Natalie Corbett Sampson, Game Plan.

Hope to see you there!

Photos from Authors’ Reading

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We had a wonderfully literary afternoon on July 27 at the Second Story Women’s Centre. Three local authors read from books released earlier this year.

Kate Inglis read passages describing Missy Bullseye, the junk-scrapping pirate heroine from Flight of the Griffons.


Linda Little read from Grist and poetically described the life of Penelope, a single mill-owner in nineteenth-century Nova Scotia.


And Natalie Meisner entertained with excerpts from Double Pregnant: Two Lesbians Make a Family.

Thank you, readers and audience!