Writing News Roundup
December 6, 2022
We are thrilled to bring you the latest in literary events that have caught our attention. These events encompass a range of free and ticketed registration and are not affiliated with AWP. All times are in ET.
Wednesday, December 7
2 p.m.— Reedsy Live presents Publishing & Editing Q&A: Beyond the Page. Learn about what publishers think about new authors and get tips for querying new books. Editor Rebecca Heyman and agent Jon Darga will be in attendance to answer any and all publishing questions. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
Thursday, December 8
11 a.m.— The Jason Allen-Paisant: Poetry reading and discussion is brought to viewers by the Poetry & Poetics series at National University of Ireland, Maynooth English department. Jason will be reading from his acclaimed first collection, Thinking with Trees (Carcanet, 2021) and from his forthcoming book, Self Portrait as Othello (Carcanet, 2023). In addition to being a celebrated poet and author, Jason is currently Senior Lecturer in Critical Theory and Creative Writing in the Department of English and Creative Writing at the University of Manchester. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
12—1 p.m.— The Centre for Book Cultures and Publishing presents Spaces of Translation: European Magazine Cultures, c. 1945-1965. Andrew Thacker (Nottingham Trent) and Alison E. Martin (Mainz/Germersheim) will lead the conversation and discuss their research project mapping translation in literary periodicals. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
2 p.m.— Join UEA Publishing Project as they host Two Thousand Million Man-Power by Gertrude Trevelyan. Join Series Editor Brad Bigelow and writer Rachel Hore in conversation about the newest release from Recovered Books at Boiler House Press. Written in 1937, this book has flown under the radar and was almost forgotten to a bygone era. Comparable to Virginia Woolfe’s writing, Gertrude Trevelyan’s work is finally receiving the recognition it deserves. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
7:30—8:15 p.m Join Writers & Books Online in welcoming author Alicia Puglionesi for a reading and conversation. Alicia will be reading from In Whose Ruins: Power, Possession, and the Landscapes of American Empire. This book gives insight into both the hidden costs of ruthless economic growth and the ways in which American myth overwrote Indigenous histories. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
Friday, December 9
8—9:30 p.m.— SureWay Cultural Services & CPAC presents Poets and Painters-Arts in Translation with Dr. Ruffo, Yan Li and Anna. Presenters will demonstrate how poets and painters alike use languages, both literary and visual, to transform, translate, and express their thoughts. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
Saturday, December 10
11 a.m.— Are you an aspiring writer? Want more accountability? Join Mytecia's Virtual Writer's Café for an hour of community and writing with other artists and authors. All writers, both new and seasoned are urged to attend. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
Sunday, December 11
3—4 p.m.— Solas Nua in association with Global Irish Studies at Georgetown University presents Is it About a Bicycle? Writers in Conversation – Sinéad Gleeson. Join Solas Nua for a new installment of their Writers in Conversation series dedicated to bringing together Irish or Irish-based writers and authors. Sinéad has engaged in multi-disciplinary collaborations with artists and musicians, including commissions from City Gallery Wellington, The Wellcome Collection, BBC and Frieze. She is also an editor and essayist and is currently working on completing a novel. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
Tuesday, December 13
7 p.m.— Join Pen Parentis as they present Discussion with Cleyvis Natera, Lan Samantha Chang, and Jacquelyn Mitchard. These authors will be in conversation discussing the writer-mother relationship and point of view from various perspectives. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
10 p.m.— Join Bel Canto Books for an evening of vivacious conversation and their final Book of the Month Club for 2022! Attendees should come prepared to discuss Calling for a Blanket Dance by Oscar Hokeah. Registration is free, and this event will take place online. Stay on the lookout for 2023 dates and reading recommendations!
Wednesday, December 14
1 p.m.— Glasgow Zine Library hosts Creating with Crip Time: Working with Embodied Time. Jennifer Brough and Charlotte Heather will be facilitating this workshop. Come ready to explore time, how we spend our time, resting, and creating. There is a twelve-participant maximum, so make sure to secure your ticket! Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
7 p.m.— Want to read your work outloud to others? Phoenix Books Virtual Poetry Open Mic, hosted by Bianca Amira Zanella, is a great opportunity to showcase your work before an audience (or just come along to listen!). Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
Thursday, December 15
7—8:30 p.m..— Firestorm Books & Coffee presents Mentoring Incarcerated Writers hosted by Scott Branson and Caits Meissner. This event is also partnered in collaboration with Asheville Prison Books Program, the University of North Carolina Asheville’s Prison Education Program, and the Great Smokies Writing Program. Join to learn more about connecting with the incarcerated and cultivating silenced stories. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
Friday, December 16
3—4 p.m..— The Mechanics’ Institute presents The Writers' Lunch: Writing About Your Nearest and Dearest. Join for a casual monthly chat centered upon how to write about your loved ones, how to be honest, and how to mitigate any fallout. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
6—7:30 p.m..— Join NYU Community Engagement for: Poe of a Thousand Voices. Discover new takes on Edgar Allan Poe's usage of voice, sound efforts, and descriptive imagery in his literary works. Find out more about how his usage of descriptive imagery helped create auditory allusions through his haunting writing. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
Tuesday, December 20
2 p.m.— The Transition Cambridge Reading Group presents the Environmental Discussion and Reading Club. Unable to attend this meeting? No worries, the group meets each month on the evening of every third Thursday. Participants should come ready to discuss Replenishing the Earth by Wangari Maathai. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.