Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick things.

1. This week brought a first telephone interview for Birthright, my forthcoming poetry collection. I’m so grateful to the journalist who interviewed me for her careful reading of the book and for her willingness to have the piece out ahead of my launch event. (Now I need to turn to some of the guest posts/email Q&As that I’ve been lucky enough to be invited to complete. Hoping to make some progress on those over the next week or so, now that I’ve finished grading [finally!] the semester’s first batch of student papers.)

2. ICYMI: I sent out the October issue of The Practicing Writer on Sunday, just ahead of the Rosh Hashanah holiday. You’ll be able to find this issue online until the November issue replaces it.

3. Last night I had the chance to attend the first preview performance of Bella Bella, a new play about Bella Abzug written by (and starring) Harvey Fierstein. It happens to be directed by a family friend, but even without that “bias,” I’d have been impressed. If you have the opportunity to catch a performance, I hope that you will!

2 thoughts on “Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

  1. Lorraine Cregar says:

    Harvey Fierstein! Bella Abzug! That had to be hilarious! Thanks for the recommendation.

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      There were quite a few laughs!

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