Thursday’s Post-Publication Post: An Eventful Season

Spring is coming here in the U.S. Northeast, and with the new season I’m happy to share news about a batch of upcoming events, some of which will focus on my new story collection, Quiet Americans.

On March 26, I’ll be participating with an impressive roster of women poets coordinated by Diane Lockward (who, as I’ve mentioned before, happens to have been one of my sister’s high-school English teachers). This free event, titled “Girl Talk: Women Poets Reading Poems that Celebrate the Lives of Women,” has been designed in honor of Women’s History Month. It will be taking place in West Caldwell, N.J., so I hope to see some of my Garden State friends & family there!

On April 10, I’ll be reading in the Sunday Salon series in New York City. Although not all of the details have been posted, I can tell you that if you come to hear me read, you’ll also get to hear Paul Lisicky and Karen Abbott. (Big thanks to Sara Lippmann for the invitation.)

On April 12, you can “chat” with me online when the Jewish Book Council (JBC) hosts its next Twitter Book Club. (Quiet Americans is the April club title!) To ensure that your tweets show up in the chat stream, be sure that your account has been activated at least a week ahead of time. Not sure what’s involved with a Twitter Book Club? Check the JBC’s instructions and archived chats.

And on April 30, I’ll be up in Boston for Grub Street’s Muse & the Marketplace Conference. Want to learn about opportunities to write about writing (book reviews, author profiles, etc.)? Sign up for my session (#1E)!

I’m very excited about these opportunities to catch up with old friends and meet newer ones face-to face, and to have the chance to converse with readers from around the world online. Please check my News & Events page for updated information about these and other appearances. Many thanks!

P.S. One more thing. The end of March signals the end of the first quarter of the year, and at that point, I’ll be reviewing sales data since January (my publisher’s business model provides monthly royalties) and issuing a check to The Blue Card per my commitment to donate a portion of sales earnings to that organization. This “event” will be private and quiet, but it seems worth sharing nonetheless.