Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Jenn McCreary & Sunshine O'Donnell
Sunday June 14 @ 7:30pm
L'Etage (6th & Bainbridge)
Jenn McCreary is the author of :ab ovo:, published by Dusie Press. She is also the author of two chapbooks: errata stigmata (Potes & Poets Press), and four o'clock pocket chiming (Beautiful Swimmer Press); the e-chapbook :Maps & Legends: (Scantily Clad Press) and a doctrine of signatures (Singing Horse Press). Her poetry has been published in magazines including Combo, Lungfull!, Tool: A Magazine, POM2, So To Speak, Tangent, & How2. She lives with her family in Philadelphia where she co-edits ixnay press with Chris McCreary, works for the Mural Arts Program, and serves on the board of the Philly Spells Writing Center.
Sunshine O'Donnell... and yes, Sunshine is her real name, given to her by hippie parents in 1971. Despite this, O’Donnell has developed a long and diverse professional history in both teaching and writing, including the publication of her novel, Open Me, which was selected for the 2007 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Series and has been translated into Dutch and Hebrew. Her nonfiction work was recently published in W.W. Norton’s Anthology of Best Creative Nonfiction and has also been featured in magazines and online. For the past fifteen years, O’Donnell has been teaching creative writing to underserved children in poverty-stricken schools and residential facilities throughout Pennsylvania through The Coffeehouse Project, a mobile literacy classroom she founded in 1994. She has published hundreds of literary magazines of creative writing by abused and abandoned youth and has been honored for her work as an agent of social change. O’Donnell lives in the Germantown section of Philadelphia with her husband and awesome son, Kieran.
See you there.
- Frank Sherlock