Our IWWG Bi-Monthly Open Mic is thrilled to feature author Lynne Barrett and poet Eileen Cleary on Thurs., July 30, 2 p.m., ET, LIVE ON ZOOM and free to all. Lynne will be reading fiction and Eileen will be reading poetry.
Lynne is the editor of the new anthology Making Good Time, True Stories of How We Do, and Don’t, Get Around in South Florida. Her third story collection, Magpies, received a Florida Book Awards gold medal, and her recent writing appears in The Hong Kong Review, New Flash Fiction Review, Mystery Tribune, Necessary Fiction, The Miami Rail, River Teeth, and Flash! Writing the Very Short Story. Her handbook, What Editors Want, guides writers through the submission process. A recipient of the Edgar Award for best mystery story, Barrett teaches at Florida International University and edits The Florida Book Review. www.LynneBarrett.com
Eileen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Lily Poetry Review and Lily Poetry Review Books. Her poetry collections include Child Ward of the Commonwealth (MSR Press, 2019) and 2 a.m. with Keats (Nixes Mate, 2020.) In a review of Child Ward of the Commonwealth, Dennis Daly, in the Somerville Times, writes,“Poignant to the point of defining poignancy, Eileen Cleary’s first book of poems, Child Ward of the Commonwealth, shakes the soul with her truth-telling narratives of childhood trauma and dysfunction. Cleary somehow melds a mature poetic sensibility with a child’s wide-eyed ability to see the world’s wreckage with wonder and awe.” Eileen’s recent work appears in Sugar House Review, The American Journal of Poetry, West Texas Literary Review, JAMA, among other journals. Learn more at Lily Poetry Review