Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick updates from my desk.

1. One of this past week’s highlights: attending the virtual book launch for Aporia, a beautiful debut book of poems by my friend Eric E. Hyett. The book is rooted in Eric’s relationship with his mother, poet Barbara Helfgott Hyett, as they both face the elder Hyett’s first year after an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Find out more over on the Lily Poetry Review Press site.

2. Another meaningful online gathering: Monday morning’s “watch party” with the Association of Jewish Libraries community for the announcement of this year’s Sydney Taylor Book Awards, which took place during this year’s American Library Association Youth Media Awards presentation. (For more on this, check this post over on the My Machberet blog.)

3. And I’m hard at work readying the next issue of The Practicing Writer 2.0 for all of you. It’s a big issue. In literal terms, it’s hefty—it’s going to include even more opportunities than usual. But it’s also especially significant, because with this issue, we’ll reach the 18-year mark: The very first issue of the newsletter was the one dated “February 2004.” Even after all this time, it’s not too late to subscribe! Tell your friends!

an open spiral notebook with a pen resting on a blank page, plus a text label that reads, "Midweek Notes."

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  1. Hi Erika,
    As a writer, I love your newsletters and am grateful for your info.
    Your readers might be interested in an opportunity to participate in a February Flash Challenge, sponsored by Mom Egg Review. Info is below. I’d be happy to answer any questions. Best wishes, Marjorie Tesser

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