Four readings on the theme of youth
This November, join four writers with a social-justice orientation as we share fiction, poetry and memoir about the challenges of being young in the city. The readings—by Letta Neely, Alison Barnet, Laura Kiesel and me—will be followed by a panel discussion with the youth staff of More Than Words. (Please note the date change.)
More Than Words is a nonprofit social enterprise that empowers youth who are in the foster care system, court involved, homeless, or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business. Also, it is awesome. Books by us and many other people will be on sale, so you can enjoy literature and support a great organization at the same time.
Diverse books reading
Wildheart Press is proud to partner with Frugal Bookstore to bring you an afternoon of diverse lit! This event is in the planning stages and will take place early in 2015. I’ll be participating (okay, it was my idea), and we’re actively seeking other published authors who write about main characters of color. Details and fine print here. You know how I feel about Frugal Bookstore*, so I hope you can join me at this excellent event.
- Talk: “On Being a White Novelist” at Community Change in Boston, October 2014 (clementines, sesame crackers and Boursin cheese)
- Women’s Writing Group at the Cambridge Women’s Center, July-August 2014 (no snacks, just writing!)
- Cambrige Women’s Center reading, June 2014 (strawberries and dark-chocolate peanut-butter cups)
- Lucy Parson Center reading and talk, May 2014 (Fazenda Coffee Roasters macarons and Sabretooth vegan donuts). Read the talk here.
- Fenway literary evening, April 2014 (Woody’s pizza)
- Frugal Bookstore reading and signing, December 2013 (chocolate chip cookies)
- Book party!! at Haley House Bakery Cafe, September 2013 (Haley House pizza squares, brownies & cookies)