Pen and Brush Presents…Bozicevic, Lee, and Davis
Pen and Brush Presents… is a reading series founded by Kate Angus and hosted by Pen and Brush. The series supports the work small press editors do in identifying excellent writing, as well as supporting the writing itself, by featuring exciting new work by established and emerging authors. Each month, “Pen and Brush Presents…” will feature readings by three writers, each one selected by editors at a press, journal, or organization with a strong female editorial presence.
Join us for our November reading, featuring the following writers and presses:
Ana Božičević, representing Monk Books and founding editor Bianca Stone. Monk Books is a poetry press founded in October 2010 with a mission to make books as deliberate and artful as the texts within. We publish the best of contemporary and out-of-print poetry in limited-edition chapbooks.
Jean Lee, representing Canthius and journal's co-founder Claire Farley. Canthius is a Canadian literary journal publishing poetry and prose by women and genderqueer writers. Published bi-annually out of Ottawa and Toronto, Canthius is (for now) a print-only journal. We believe that we empower others and ourselves when we encourage cis and trans women to engage in public literary space through publication. Recognizing the historical underrepresentation of certain groups in the Canadian literary arts, we are committed to publishing diverse perspectives and experiences and strongly encourage women of colour, including Indigenous and Black women, to submit work.
Bridgett M. Davis, representing the Feminist Press and the many women who have run it over the years. Feminist Press is an educational nonprofit organization founded to advance women’s rights and amplify feminist perspectives. We publish classic and new writing from around the world, create cutting-edge programs, and elevate silenced and marginalized voices in order to support personal transformation and social justice for all people.
The longest-running women’s publisher in the world, FP was founded in 1970 as a crucial publishing component of second-wave feminism. Under the leadership of social justice movement builder Jamia Wilson, who joined FP as executive director in May 2017, FP continues to mobilize a diverse audience of readers, writers, educators, and community members, and to serve as the vanguard for inclusive, engaged, and intersectional feminist literature and culture.
Kate Angus is a founding editor of Augury Books. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Awl, Best New Poets 2010 and Best New Poets 2014. Her poetry collection, So Late to the Party, was published by Negative Capability Press in 2016.
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