Writing News Roundup
October 4, 2022
All events are listed in E.T.
Thursday, October 6
3 p.m— Come ready to write to SocietyX’s Intimate Revolution Creative Writing Lab! Join to discover new writing realities, elevate yourself as the protagonist, and make sense of a chaotic world by organizing and categorizing your thoughts and feelings. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
7 p.m.— Join Books Are Magic in welcoming author Chelsea Martin as she presents her new novel Tell Me I’m an Artist, in conversation with Chloe Caldwell. Tell Me I’m an Artist is a vibrant coming-of-age novel about a poor art student struggling to find her place in a new social class laden with rich and elite peers. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
7—8:30 p.m.— Join author Casey Parks in conjunction with Firestorm Books & Coffee as she presents her new memoir, Diary of a Misfit. Parks, whose work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The Oxford American, ESPN, USA Today, and The Nation, currently works as a gender and family reporter for The Washington Post. Explore how Parks tells her own story while trying to unravel that of someone else’s—you won’t want to miss this discussion! Registration is free, and the event will take place online.
Saturday, October 8
2.—3 p.m.— ArtsXchange is hosting a Saturday Writer’s Workshop! Theresa Davis, literary program director, will be hosting this virtual workshop where attendees will discuss everything from poetry to fiction writing. This workshop include discussion, interaction, presentation, and debates. People can attend either with free registration or a small donation.
5:30 p.m.— Tis the season! Weeknight Writers Group presents Gothic, Cosmic, Apocalyptic: Understanding Subgenres of Horror, a panel set to define and comprehend the nuanced differences between horror subgenres. Panelists include Jade Benjamin, Sine Peril, Des M. Astor, and Hannah Brown. This event is part of Storycrafting Sessions: Horror, a virtual conference hosted by the Weeknight Writers Group. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
9 p.m.—12 a.m.— Join featured speaker Brittany Maldonado at Poetry Open Mic at the Dumping Grounds! Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
Monday, October 10
2 p.m.— This year’s final installment of Poetry at the Lexicon will take place Monday, October 10. Join to hear poets Moniza Alvi, Martina Evans Hannah Hodgson, and Rosamund Taylor. These poets will be exploring myth and history, life and death, and internal and external conflict. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
Tuesday, October 11
8:30 p.m.— Bay Area Book Festival presents Pride and Joy: A Celebration of National Coming Out Day! Join diverse, creative, and dynamic panelists Kathleen Archambeau, Sidney Grant, Ardel Haefele-Thomas, Karen Oliveto, Laurie Gale Rubin-Taira, Colm Tóibín, and Louisa Wall as they discuss their personal stories and visions for the future. This event offers free registration and will take place online.
Thursday, October 13
12—1 p.m..— Hampton Public Library presents FRIGHT FEST Adele’s Live Zoom Writers Café: Micro Horror. Create horror-themed short-short poems and stories with facilitator Adele Gardner! Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
12—1 p.m.— The Centre for Book Culture and Publishing will be hosting the virtual research seminar A Room of One’s Own on the High Street: Women and Personal Bookshops. In this discussion, attendees will examine the rise of personal bookshops and salons that occurred throughout the early 1900s. Research fellow Dr. Matt Chambers will be leading this discussion and delving into this noticeable demographic shift. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
1 p.m.— Join award-winning poet and editor Clare Pollard as she leads the discussion Classical Myths and Modern Problems, sponsored by The Idler. Tom Hodgkinson, editor of The Idler, will be present for the discussion, as well. All ticket proceeds go towards The Idler, and this event will take place online.
3 p.m.— The Mechanics’ Institute presents Hidden Stories: Illuminating the Marginalized in Historical Fiction. In this virtual discussion, representatives from The Mechanics’ Institute along with four historical fiction authors give a voice to marginalized people long forgotten in the past. Learn how writers research and capture the plights and stories of people never recognized in your school history classes. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
6 p.m.— The FSU Museum of Fine Arts will be hosting a roundtable discussion on Lesbian Publishing in the ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s, and Beyond, specifically at Naiad Press. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
7 p.m.— White Whale Bookstore presents a Poetry Reading & Conversation Featuring Paul Hlava Ceballos & Jenny Xie. Cellabos, Donald Hall Poetry Prize winner, will be reading from his book banana [ ]. Xie will be reading from Ruptured Tense. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
Friday, October 14
8—9 p.m.— Join P&P Live! for Marcie Rendon | SINISTER GRAVES with Angeline Boulley. Participants will discuss the third book in Marcie Rendon's Cash Blackbear Mystery series, Sinister Graves. Marcie Rendon is an enrolled member of the White Earth Nation, a Pinckley Prize-winning author, playwright, poet, freelance writer, and a community arts activist. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
Monday, October 17
1:30—2:30 p.m.— Celebrate Emily Ogden’s latest publication On Not Knowing: How to Love and Other Essays, in conversation with Josh Cohen. Her essays explore the defenselessness of not knowing and the possibility of never knowing. Re-imagine birth, loving, listening, and having a one-night stand throughout Ogden’s series of essays. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
Tuesday, October 18
1:30 p.m.— Check out the Online Translated Literature Book Club for a new book club focused on translated literature. Participants will be discussing Jasmine Days by Beny?min, translated from the Malayalam by Shahnaz Habib. Beny?min and Shahnaz Habib won the JCB Prize, India's most valuable prize for literature for Jasmine Days.
2—3:30 p.m.— Bloodaxe Books presents a Launch Reading by Chen Chen, Brenda Shaughnessy and Ahren Warner. They will be reading live and discussing their new collections with the host, Bloodaxe editor Neil Astley. This free event will be streamed on YouTube Live.