Author’s Spotlight: Damian Barr’s Maggie & Me
We return to the Author’s Spotlight series with Damian Barr’s Maggie & Me, an inspirational memoir of Barr’s time growing up in Thatcher’s Britain. Maggie Thatcher survived the 1984 IRA bombing in Brighton. Barr uses Thatcher as a model to endure the hardship of “growing up gay in a straight world.” Other of his works have appeared in the Times, the Guardian, the Independent, and hopefully, this latest cover will appeal to you and appear in your hands.
When: June 11, 2013; from 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Where: Lillian H. Smith TPL branch; 239 College Street
Contests to Cross: Vallum Contemporary Poetry
Montreal magazine Vallum: new international poetics is looking for submissions to their 2013 Poetry Award. They invite new and unpublished poetry, on any topic, and will accept up to 3 poems per person. With a $20 entrance fee paid either via cheque or paypal, they are offering two cash prices for 1st and 2nd place, each of these two selections will be published online and in print. Honourable mentions will also be published.
Deadline: July15, 2013 (postmarked)
Prizes: 1st Place—$750, 2nd Place—$500, plus honourable mentions
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