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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Newsletter Alerts!


It’s one of those busy newsletter weeks for me. If you’re a Practicing Writer subscriber, your new issue went out this morning. And if you’re keeping up with Fig Tree Books, you’ve seen (I hope!) the issue that went out yesterday.

My Letter to Poets & Writers

I’ve spent a lot of time recently writing (and then, re-writing) a letter to Poets & Writers magazine regarding the “Dear President” feature that appears in the September/October issue. I’ll give the editors an opportunity to publish it before I go ahead and do so myself. Stay tuned.

At Summer’s End, a Look Back to Its Beginning

As we approach Labor Day, I think back to how this summer began: with my 25th college reunion. This week, I’m especially grateful to the spouse of one of my classmates, who wrote this piece for NPR, focusing on the memorial service that took place near the reunion’s end. (Yes, yours truly is the “literary maven” mentioned in the piece.)

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  1. I’m intrigued with your letter to P&W. We shared some similar sentiments via Twitter in response to that and I would love to see what you wrote. I will stay tuned! Thanks for taking a stand. The literary world, I am finding, is not as welcoming of diverse political, spiritual, and even lifestyle views and ideologies. It may be very impressed with the culture of the day, but I find it wanting on so many levels. Thanks Erika!

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