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Meg Smith, Writer

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My journey in writing

I've been a writer all my life. I write and publish poetry, fiction, articles, essays, and arts and entertainment reviews.
 
I'm the editor of Red Eft, a publication of speculative literature and art and for four years was editor and publisher of The Banshee, a zine based in Lowell, Mass. honored b
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I believe literature can be enjoyed from the page, and on the stage, and so I frequently appear at poetry readings throughout the area and have hosted numerous open mics and have produced several literary events -- including events combining my passion for literature and Middle Eastern dance.
 
I served for 14 years on the planning committee and board of directors of the annual Lowell Celebrates Kerouac! festival honoring Lowell, Mass. author and native son Jack Kerouac.

In my career as an Oriental dancer, Morgana, I am also associate editor of Middle Eastern Dance in New England and staff writer for Jareeda magazine of Middle Eastern dance.

With Nancy Herbstman, Lowell Celebrates Kerouac!
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Photo by Lawrence Carradini

Read to the Beat

I participated in a reading of Jack Kerouac's novel, 'The Dharma Bums,' at the 2008 Lowell Celebrates Kerouac! festival. The reading took place at Caffe Paradiso in Lowell, Mass. Here I am with my friend, Nancy Herbstman, who was the emcee for the reading.

Affiliations

New England Horror Writers' Association
 
Science Fiction Poetry Association
 
Lowell Poetry Network
 
Board of Directors, Lowell Celebrates Kerouac! Festival, 1995-2007
 
Awards
Lowell Cultural Council Grants, 1992-1994
'Year's Best Horror' Honorable Mention for Poetry, 1994
Second place award, Heartsounds Press, 2006

Editor and Publisher
 
The Banshee (1992-1996)
 
 
Please enjoy some samples of my poetry:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

On the page ...and on the stage