Ecstatic Sunday

Just got a piece accepted by Word Riot.

Self thinks that is certainly worth a caramel salt extravaganza at local favorite Pamplemousse, right now.  Wouldn’t you agree, dear blog readers?  Must get dressed.  Not to worry, your blog mistress will be sure to take lots of delectable pictures.

(In other matters, can anyone clobber that referee who charged the 49ers with unsportsmanlike conduct against Green Bay because Justin Smith’s helmet got knocked loose during a tackle and he took it off so that he could re-secure it ???  Helloooo, where is instant replay?)

Stay tuned.

Hybrid Essay Love: “The Lost Language”

“The Lost Language” was one of self’s first “hybrid” pieces. She loved it to death — both the process of writing it, and where it appeared.  The piece was first published in the Spring/Summer 2009 issue of a nifty magazine called Isotope, a journal that combined literary, nature and science writing.

That issue of Isotope also contained work by fiction writer Jaimee Wriston Colbert, creative nonfiction by Lee Gulyas, and poetry by Winifred Hughes and Shara Lessley.  The editor was Chris Cokinos.  Isotope’s advisory board included two biologists, a painter, a psychologist, and three poets.

Later that year (2009), “The Lost Language” became the title story of her third collection, published in the Philippines by Anvil Press. Since that Read the rest of this entry »

Book Fairs, Upcoming (Fall 2012 – Winter 2013)

Kansas Book Festival: September 15, 2012

Sonoma County Book Festival: September 22, 2012
Sonoma, California

Library of Congress National Book Festival: September 22 – 23, 2012
National Mall, Washington DC

Fall for the Book Festival: September 26 – 30, 2012
Various locations in Virginia

14th Annual Cave Run Storytelling Festival: Sept. 28 – 29, 2012
Twin Knobs Campground, Morehead, Kentucky

Annual Queens Book & Health Fair: September 29, 2012
Jamaica, New York

11th Annual West Hollywood Book Fair: September 30, 2012
West Hollywood Park

30th Annual Banned Books Week: Sept. 30 – Oct. 6, 2012

Liquake San Francisco Literary Festival: October 5 – 13, 2012
Various venues, San Francisco

10th Annual Collingswood Book Festival: October 6, 2012
Collingswood, New Jersey

Frankfurt Book Fair: October 10 – 14, 2012
Frankfurt, Germany

Wordstock: October 11 – 14, 2012
Portland, Oregon

Brattleboro Literary Festival: Oct. 12 – 14, 2012
Brattleboro, Vermont

The 6th Annual Bangor Book Festival: Oct. 19 – 20, 2012
Bangor, Maine

Books by the Banks Cincinnati Book Festival: October 20, 2012
Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

Ninth Annual Louisiana Book Festival: October 27, 2012
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Texas Book Festival: October 27 – 28, 2012
State Capitol Building, Austin, Texas

National Book Month: Entire month of October, nationwide

Wisconsin Book Festival: November 7 – 11, 2012
Madison, Wisconsin

Kentucky Book Fair: November 9 – 10, 2012

Ninth Annual Dahlonega Literary Festival: November 10 – 11, 2012
Dahlonega, Georgia

Miami International Book Fair: November 11, 2012
Miami, Florida

30th Annual National Black Storytelling Festival and Conference: November 14 – 18, 2012
Baltimore, Maryland

Key West Literary Seminar: January 10 – 13 and January 17 – 20, 2013

21st Annual Cochise Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival: February 8 – 10, 2013
Buena Performing Arts Center, Sierra Vista, Arizona

26th Jerusalem International Book Fair: February 10 – 15, 2013
Jerusalem (of course)

6th Annual Savannah Book Festival: February 14 – 17, 2013
Savannah, Georgia

The 46th California International Antiquarian Book Fair: February 15 – 17, 2013
Concourse Exhibition Center, San Francisco, CA

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