Shortlisted for the 2016 bpNichol Award, a 2014 Tree Reading Series Hot Ottawa Voice, and winner of the 2013 Diana Brebner Prize, Marilyn Irwin’s work has been published by above/ground press, Apt. 9 Press, Arc Magazine, and Matrix Magazine, among others. Her seventh chapbook, waving usufruct; a collaboration with David Emery and Samantha Lapierre, was published by The Steel Chisel last year. She runs shreeking violet press in Ottawa.She'll be talking about the crosshairs of mental health and literature making.