Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick things.

1. I’m a cover girl!

Front-page profile of me (and Birthright) in the New Jersey Jewish News.

Yes, if you missed the mention elsewhere, here it is again! Twenty days to go until pub date and my hometown Jewish newspaper has run a beautiful piece about Birthright and me.

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.

10 thoughts on “Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

  1. Congrats on the conference acceptance! Sigh, my proposal was rejected.

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      It happens!

  2. Anne says:

    Wonderful news!
    Boston is like a wind tunnel in March. Pack extra clothes. 😉
    (I so love the cover of your book. Haunting.)

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      Thank you!

  3. Temima Goldberg Shulman says:

    Congratulations on both fronts!

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      Thanks so much!

  4. michele j clark says:

    Lovely cover picture. Very nice. I look forward to ordering “Birthright.”

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      Many thanks, Michele!

  5. Gargi says:

    Congratulations, Erika! You make an excellent cover girl!

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      Thank you!

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