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!

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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick updates from my desk.

1. Last week’s “Midweek Notes” found me smack in the middle of the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL) conference. As I mentioned, the conference pivoted quickly this spring from its planned in-person event in Evanston, Illinois, to a fully-online happening.

And it was simply sensational.

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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick updates from my desk.

1. Birthright (specifically, the poem “Self-Portrait with Root Rescue™”) and I make a cameo in Judy Bolton-Fasman’s new article on “Going Gray in Quarantine.”

2. After falling away from the practice for several weeks, I’m back to attempting brief mindfulness/meditation sessions each morning. Not a panacea. But helpful.

3. I’m readying the July issue of The Practicing Writer. If you’re a subscriber, you’ll have it by this time next week (and if you’re not a subscriber, it’s never too late to join us!).

Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick updates from my desk.

1. Still feeling pretty overwhelmed by…everything. But I am managing to (occasionally) accomplish small things.

For instance, I’ve been working on updates to my c.v. Which has caused me to realize that I haven’t yet shared the beautiful, recently unveiled cover to this forthcoming anthology:

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