Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer
Three quick updates from my desk.
1. I’m proud to be hosting the latest Jewish Book Carnival on my “other” blog, My Machberet. The July 2020 Carnival went live earlier this morning.
2. Yesterday, my friend Jessamyn Hope was the featured author in the latest online event organized by Jerusalism. So I would have “attended” it even without the open-mic element that followed Jessamyn’s own reading (from a gorgeous essay that you’ll find in the forthcoming anthology The New Spice Box: Contemporary Jewish Writing).
But Jessamyn had encouraged me to sign up to read from Birthright: Poems. So I did!
(In fact, there were a few familiar faces and voices, which was extra-fun.)
You can catch the recording on Facebook. (If you’re in a hurry, you’ll find my reading about one hour and 14 minutes in.) And if you’re interested in learning more about the source text that inspired the poem I read, you might check this out.
3. Finally: This week brought an update about the upcoming The Best of Brevity anthology in which my 2013 essay “Before Sunrise” appears. The book’s release is now scheduled for November. In the meantime, there’s a cool new book trailer. Enjoy!