Rainbow Book Fair & National Poetry Month
|Me at the Rainbow Book Fair with, from left, Jim Elledge, |
Charles Rice-Gonzalez, Perry Brass and Michael Kimmel
On Saturday, the weather was dismal but there was a fantastic turnout for the book fair. I sat on a panel with Jim Elledge, Charles Rice-Gonzalez, Michael Kimmel and Perry Brass called "Investigating Queer Boyhood," which was well-attended with great questions and observations from the audience. I also read during the Poetry Salon. It was great to hear Michael Klein, Amy King, Matthew Hittinger and so many other poets reading their work. Sibling Rivalry sold a ton of books (I sat at the table for a bit to sign books and meet readers) and the table was constantly busy with people stopping by to browse and talk about the press. After the fair, Vanessa and I dashed through the cold and rain for dinner at a cafe near the hotel. It was fantastic to spend time with her and catch up on our projects.
Today is April 1, which means National Poetry Month has begun. I am behind schedule on getting the Slow To Burn ebook ready, but it will be available by the end of the month. If you're looking to write some poetry, the Poem-A-Day Challenge kicks off today hosted by Writer's Digest and Robert Lee Brewer. You can find out more at this link.
I'll be spending my National Poetry Month writing fiction as work on Leaving Paris continues.