Tonight (May 22) I will be reading from Personal Effects — along with 8 other finalists for the Lambda Literary Award reading from their wonderful work — as part of the run up to the June 3 Lambda Literary Award celebration in New York.
What: Reading by 9 Lambda Literary Award finalists from Chicago & the Midwest
Where: The Center on Halsted, 3656 North Halsted Street in the Senior Center
When: Wednesday, May 22 at 7:00 PM
Lambda Literary Foundation Board President Dr. Judith Markowitz will be hosting the event.
I am thrilled to be a Lambda finalist, and to be participating in tonight’s reading. If you’re in the Chicago area, hope to see you there!
I’ve been struggling with something lately, and in effort to get it out and move on with the writing, I blogged.
If our YA male characters are allowed their experiences of desire, it seems wrong that our female characters are not afforded that same personhood, the same standard.
The whole post is at: http://emkokie.com/attractive_nuisance/2013/05/09/in-our-own-words/
Madison area folks, I hope to see you this Thursday, 2/28, 7-8:45pm, at the Alicia Ashman Branch of the Madison Public Library, 733 N. Highpoint Road, Madison, WI.
SCBWI-Wisconsin is sponsoring a great public event — An Evening with Author Cynthia Leitich Smith.
The always interesting Cynthia will start the evening by talking about her new releases, FERAL NIGHTS (Book One in the Feral series) and ETERNAL: ZACHARY’S STORY, a graphic novel illustrated by Ming Doyle (Tantalize series). Then I will join her for a discussion on a variety of writing and publishing topics, such as writing across age divisions, the ever-changing YA market, web platforms and promotion, craft and career reinvention, the writing community, and taking ownership of your success.
A Room of One’s Own independent bookstore will be on hand to sell books, and the reception following the talk and discussion will be a great time to get a book signed, catch up with fellow SCBWI members, and chat with area writers, readers and fans. Plus there will be giveaways (always a good thing!).
If you are an area writer/illustrator for children or teens and aren’t yet a member of SCBWI, this would be a great chance to meet some fellow writers/illustrators in your community. ;)
Good news for Personal Effects: http://emkokie.com/attractive_nuisance/2013/01/31/list-mania/
I’m thrilled that Personal Effects was included on the 2013 Rainbow List with so many wonderful books, including some written by friends and admired colleagues! The whole list can be found at: http://glbtrt.ala.org/rainbowbooks/archives/1025