A Short-Story Writing Workshop with Australian Author Karenlee Thompson
Short-story writing is an art unto itself. Australian author Karenlee Thompson facilitates this 3 hour workshop, “How to Look Good in Shorts”, designed to provide participants with practical advice on structure, characters, and hands-on critiquing exercises to whip their short-stories into perfect shape.
Black Dog & One-Eyed Press is excited to announce the release of the book 2020 An Anthology of Poetry with Drawings by Bill Liebeskind, compiled and edited by judith S. bauer.
2020 was a challenging year. It is now late 2021 and we are thinking about vaccine passports, anti-maskers and anti-vaxxers, booster shots, delta, gamma and so much else we had not imagined a year ago. This is not a book about that.
This is a book about 2020. It features over 250 drawings by New York artist Bill Liebeskind and includes over 100 poems from writers around the world.
The book is available for purchase through the publisher, at the Main & Station Nonesuch bookshop in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, and at the in person book launch and poetry reading on 20 November.
LISTEN TO SOME POETRY ABOUT OUR SHARED EXPERIENCE IN 2020.
MEET THE ARTIST BILL LIEBESKIND.
EVENT DATES & TIMES
*Saturday 20 November, 2pm IRL (in real life). Participating poets include Jules BB, Shelley Miller, erika white, Zev Bagel, harvey lev, Peggy Walt, Richard Dittami, et cetera
The book launch will be held at Main & Station Nonesuch, 168 Main Street in Parrsboro, NS. Email us to reserve your place [email protected]
All Covid restrictions and pandemic protocols will be followed. Please bring proof of vaccination.
AND ON ZOOM
*Friday 26 November at 9pm AST (1am UTC) Co-hosted by Philip Moscovitch, a writer and audio producer based in St. Margaret’s Bay, Nova Scotia. Participating poets will include: Mark Andrews, Chris Benjamin, M.J. Iuppa, Jan Jorgensen, Cynthia Lozier, Susan McMaster, Kevin Miller, Miriam Sagan, Albert Sinclair, Mark Blickley, and Laurinda Lind.
*Saturday 27 November at 5am AST (9am UTC)Co-hosted by Miriam Hechtman, an Australian writer, producer and poet based in Sydney. Participating poets will include: Ann Bar-Dov, Jules BB, Marilyn Lerch, harvey lev, Susan McMaster, Geordie Miller, Philip Moscovitch, and Albert Sinclair.
*Sunday 28 November at 3pm AST (7pm UTC)Co-hosted by Riley Huff, an award-winning queer freelance writer and journalist based in San Francisco. Participating poets will include: Mark Fleisher, Ellen Jaffe, Jan Jorgensen, John C. Mannone, Shelley Miller, Honey Novick, Claudia Coutu Radmore, and Loretta Diane Walker.
*Saturday 4 December at 10am AST (2pm UTC) Co-hosted by Jules BB, an American poet based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Participating poets will include: Zev Bagel, George Elliott Clarke, Ololade Akinlabi Ige, John Francis Istel, harvey lev, Marjorie Maddox, Chad Norman, Susan McMaster, Kevin Miller, and Peggy Walt.
*Saturday 11 December at 10pm AST (2am UTC)Co-hosted by Jan Jorgensen, founder and co-host of a monthly literary series, the Lawn Chair Soirée and editor of sitting duck press. Participating poets will include: Chris Benjamin, Riley Huff, Marilyn Lerch, Cynthia Lozier, Michele Mekel, Geordie Miller, Anita S. Pulier, Mahta Riazi, Miriam Sagan, Peggy Walt, Czandra, and Mark Blickley.
Bill Liebeskind has been making art for four decades. Part of NYC’s Lower East Side art scene in the early 80s, he was later represented by Gallery Ewa in Provincetown, Massachusetts and exhibited at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis, Massachusetts. Liebeskind’s work explores pathos and resilience in the human condition through painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and collage. A voracious reader of literature and news, Liebeskind often references newspaper imagery in his work. He teaches art at The Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, a public high school for the arts.
When the pandemic broke and the world went into lockdown, Liebeskind began making a drawing of a masked person every day. Those drawings and the shared experience of the Covid-19 pandemic were the inspiration for this book.
The contributing poets are Robert Paul Allen, Mark Andrews, Janette Ayachi, Zev Bagel, Ann Bar-Dov, Marilyn Baszczynski, Jules BB, Chris Benjamin, bill bissett, Mark Blickley, Ronnie Brown, Heidi Church, George Elliott Clarke, Bill Cushing, Czandra, Steve Denehan, Richard Dittami, Millicent Eidson, Joseph A. Farina, Robert Findysz, Mark Fleisher, Jon Frankel, Cathy Fynn, Suzanne Gauthier, Norbert Góra, Miriam Hechtman, Jade Hinder, Robert Hogg, Riley Huff, Ololade Akinlabi Ige, John Francis Istel, M.J. Iuppa, Ellen Jaffe, Jan Jorgensen, Ravitte Kentwortz, Maureen Korp, Marilyn Lerch, harvey lev, Bill Liebeskind, Leo Liebeskind, Laurinda Lind, Karina S. Linetsky, DB Link, Cynthia Lozier, Marjorie Maddox, John C. Mannone, Susan McMaster, Michele Mekel, Geordie Miller, Kevin Miller, Shelley Miller, Mike Montreuil, Phil Moscovitch, Kurt Newton, Frank Niccoletti, Chad Norman, Honey Novick, Drew Pisarra, Trent Pomeroy, Anita S. Pulier, Claudia Coutu Radmore, Paul Redfern, P.J. Reed, Shelly Reed Thieman, Mahta Riazi, Lois Roma-Deeley, Daniel Rowe, Miriam Sagan, Albert Sinclair, Alan Spinney, P.C. Vandall, Peggy Verzett, Loretta Diane Walker, Peggy Walt, Laura Grace Weldon, erika white, Lynn White, Allison Whittenberg, and Margaret Witzsche.
BLACK DOG & ONE-EYED PRESS is currently seeking submissions of up to five poems. We anticipate the 2021 print publication of a book of paintings along with poems which speak to or in some way reflect upon the state of the world in 2020 and the ways in which we, as individuals and as societies, have responded, and/or how we might imagine going forward.
Deadline: Submissions must be received by 31 December, 2020.
Where: Send to [email protected] and include the words “masked submission” in the subject of your email.
Bio: Include a very brief bio. 75 words or less.
Format: Send your submission as a single PAGES or WORD file. If formatting is important, please also include a PDF.
Simultaneous submissions: Please note if your submission is a simultaneous submission and let us know if it is accepted elsewhere.
Confirmation: We aim to acknowledge receipt of all submissions within 1 – 3 weeks. If you have not heard from us after three weeks, please email [email protected].
Publication: Poets whose work is selected will be notified by 15 March 2021.
Copyright: Black Dog & One-Eyed Press holds first serial rights for material that we publish. The copyright automatically reverts to the author upon publication. We ask that Black Dog & One-Eyed Press be acknowledged in any subsequent publication of the work. It is ok to submit previously published poems so long as the author holds the copyright. If the work has been previously published, please list where and when it was published.