What does it take to change one’s life? What price is one willing to pay? Chantel Acevedo and Amanda Earl discuss the stories of resilient and free-spirited women with Susan G. Cole. Hosted by Alexandra Grigorescu.
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Chantel Acevedo was born in Miami to Cuban parents. She is the author of A Falling Star, Love and Ghost Letters, The Distant Marvels and the winner of the Latino International Book Award. Acevedo is an Associate Professor of English in the MFA Program at the University of Miami.
Susan G. Cole is an author, playwright and activist. She’s the author of two books on violence against women, the author of A Fertile Imagination, a groundbreaking play about two lesbians trying to have a baby. She has been a contributor to IFOA for over 15 years.
Amanda Earl is a writer, visual poet, editor and publisher. She has authored three books of poetry, fiction and over a dozen chapbooks. Earl is the managing editor of Bywords.ca and the fallen angel of AngelHousePress. Electric Garden won the 2017 Tree Press Chapbook Award. She was inducted into VERSe Ottawa's Hall of Honour in 2014. Earl's poetry has been shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch Innovative Poetry Award. Her writing and visual poetry have appeared in journals across North America, in Europe, the UK and Australia. She runs the AngelHousePress Close Reading Service for New Women Poets and co-hosts the Small Machine Talks, a poetry podcast, with a.m. kozak. She presents Kiki.
Alexandra Grigorescu's first novel Cauchemar (ECW Press, 2015) was selected as the Amazon.ca Editors' Canadian Spotlight for March 2015 and nominated for a 2016 Sunburst Award. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from U of T and lives in Toronto.