AMP | Happenings

August 24, 2016

Alison Prine & Jan Freeman


7 PM

Alison Prine's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Virginia Quarterly Review, Shenandoah, Harvard Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, and Prairie Schooner among others. Her first collection of poems, Steel, was chosen by Jeffrey Harrison for this year’s Cider Press Review Book Award and will be published in January 2016. She lives in Burlington, Vermont where she works as a psychotherapist.

Jan Freeman's new collection of poems is Blue Structure. She is the author of Simon Says, nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Hyena; and the chapbook Autumn Sequence. She is the recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. In 1995 she founded Paris Press to bring back into print Muriel Rukeyser's groundbreaking prose work The Life of Poetry. She lives in western Massachusetts.

October 13, 2016

Sacchi Green, Annabeth Leong, and Anna Watson


4 PM

Sacchi Green’s work has appeared in a thigh-high stack of publications with erotically inspirational covers, and she’s also edited thirteen erotica anthologies, including Lambda Literary Award winners Lesbian Cowboys and Wild Girls, Wild Nights from Cleis Press. Editing Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year 20th Anniversary Edition has been a special thrill for her, since her very first erotica story was published way back in Best Lesbian Erotica 1999. She writes in western MA, hangs out whenever possible in the mountains of NH, and makes occasional forays into the real world.

Annabeth Leong is frequently confused about her sexuality but enjoys searching for answers. Her work appears in dozens of anthologies, including Best Lesbian Erotica 20th Anniversary Edition. She performed her dramatic monologue, "The Lesbian Sex Extravaganza Bag," at Sticky Stories Boston, and is eager for future opportunities to "make it rain" dental dams.

Anna Watson sends a big femme kiss to Carol Queen, whose inspiring workshop at OutWrite many years ago catapulted her into the world of writing queer smut. Anna currently identifies as a piece of tired-ass pimento baloney in the white bread sandwich of her teenage sons and elderly parents, and yet she bravely soldiers on, writing and publishing as much butch/femme erotica and other queer writing as possible. She’s pretty sure she deserves a femme medal of valor, and is just waiting for the awarding body to appear.