Writing News Roundup
March 7, 2023
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, March 8
1:30 p.m.— Attend another one of Bell House’s Shared Reading Sessions! Each session, a poem or short story is brought in to be discussed by session-leaders Giulia and Ben. Come ready to discuss your thoughts and feelings about the shared piece. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
9 p.m.— City Lights Booksellers & Publishers presents: Lakiesha Carr in conversation with Dawnie Walton. Come out to celebrate the publication of An Autobiography of Skin by Lakiesha Carr. An Autobiography of Skin takes an intimate look at black womanhood, grief, and strength. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
Thursday, March 9
1 p.m.— CP-NET is thrilled to present the event: Meet the Author - Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space. Author Amanda Leduc will present her book and speak about disability and fairy tale archetypes. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
1 p.m.— Join Internet Archive as they host Book Talk: History, Disrupted. Journalist Claire Woodcock and author Jason Steinhauer unite for a discussion about how social media and the internet have changed the past. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
6 p.m.— Can’t make #AWP23? Tune in for this off-site virtual event! Hybrid Possibilities: Asian Queer Writers Across Genre, hosted by the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, will be an event you won’t want to miss. Writers Kirin M. Khan, Zeyn Joukhadar, Angela Peñaredondo, Lisa Factora-Borchers, and Kay Ulanday Barrett will share new work and discuss current trends across Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi writers across the US. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
7 p.m.— Join Politics & Prose for another installment of: P&P Live! A conversation with authors David Bowles & Daniel Nayeri. Acclaimed authors David Bowles and Daniel Nayeri discuss their books Ancient Night and Many Assassinations of Samir, The Seller of Dreams. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
Saturday, March 11
11 a.m.— Sharpen your craft by attending Mytecia's Virtual Writer's Café! Come ready to write and gain community and accountability through prompt exercises, writing tips, and guest interviews. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
Tuesday, March 14
3 p.m.— Did you miss the last one? Portuguese in Translation Book Club session 6 – The Book of Chameleons will explore the 2006 publication by author José Eduardo Agualusa. Translator Daniel Hahn will be in attendance, as well. The Book of Chameleons has been critically acclaimed by many large publications and also won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
5 p.m.— Catch this Politics & Prose event: P&P Live! and DCPL - Andrea L Rogers & Jeff Edwards | Man Made Monsters. Author Andrea Rogers and artist Jeff Edwards discuss their book - Man Made Monsters with DCPL Moderators Allie Genia and Malin Moeller. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
7 p.m.— Are you a parent-author trying to balance your life? Learn from three celebrated authors as they discuss writing and parenting from various perspectives. Come out to the event AT PEN PARENTIS: Barbara Graham, John Sibley Williams and Sergio Troncoso. Tickets are available on a sliding basis, and this event will take place online.
Saturday, March 18
1 p.m.— Join Reading Queer as they host: The Inherent Queerness of the Lyric Essay with Julie Marie Wade. In this workshop, attendees will explore the lyric essay and genres of both wish and risk through four queer poets’ works including writers Chen Chen, Bernard Cooper, Jaquira Diaz, and Dawn Lundy Martin. The event organizers ask that a donation be made in order to reserve a ticket.
Thursday, March 23
1 p.m.— Georgia Center for the Book presents Panel 1: Appalachian Floodwaters: Lost Voices, Dialects, and Places. Featured guests include Amy Clark, Melissa Helton, and Jayne Moore Waldrop. Join to learn about Southern historically marginalized and erased voices and authors. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
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