18 November 2005 12am - 12am

November 18, 7:30 p.m.

BILL KENNEDY is the Artistic Director of The Scream Literary Festival
and a poetry editor for Coach House Books. He organized the
very-much-missed Lexiconjury Reading Series. He also runs Stop14, a
new media development company. DARREN WERSHLER-HENRY teaches
Communication Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. He is the author
of two books of poetry, NICHOLODEON and the tapeworm foundry
(shortlisted for the Trillium Prize). His most recent book is The Iron
Whim: A Fragmented History of Typewriting (2005, M&S).

Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, JESSICA SMITH received her B.A.
summa cum laude in English and Comparative Literature and her M.A. in
Comparative Literature from SUNY Buffalo, where she participated in
the Poetics Program and started the poetry magazine name. She is now a
Ph.D. student in English at UVA, where she devotes her free time to
Outside Voices, FOURSQUARE, and the D.C. Poetry scene. Jessica’s
recent chapbooks include bird-book (Detumescence), The Plasticity of
Poetry and Telling Time (No Press), Shifting Landscapes (above/ground
press), and butterflies (Big Game books). Her first full-length
collection, Organic Furniture Cellar, is available from Outside

Mercer Union

37 Lisgar Street

(one block SW of Queen and Dovercourt)

pwyc ($5 recommended), all of which goes to the readers

Please visit the Test website ( www.testreading.org) for more information, including recordings of previous readings.