Three quick things.
1. I’m a cover girl!
2. After receiving a couple of polite “no, thank you”s from conference/event proposals, I’m delighted to report an acceptance that arrived a few days ago! I’ll be taking part in a session on narrative poetry (and, yes, reading from Birthright) at the March 2020 convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA). Bonus: This convention is taking place in Boston, so as soon as our session has its assigned day/time, I’ll begin trying to arrange other local events.
3. Related to #2 just above: I spent a bit of time this week applying for conference-travel funding from the college where I’m teaching this semester. Such grant opportunities are a definite plus for those who teach; thankfully, the application was quick and easy.