Every year, Spokane hosts a wonderful celebration of readers and writers called Get Lit! It’s a fantastic event: authors reading from their published work, readers finding each other, and writers taking classes and learning more about opportunities for their writing.
I am one of Get Lit’s authors for this year, but alas, we’re not meeting together in person. Like so many events this spring, COVID-19 has made it so that gathering together must be done virtually. Instead of delivering the workshop I’d been planning, I recorded a video. In it, I honor last year’s Get Lit authors, last year’s attendees, and this year’s event by reading two poems and offering up a few novel recommendations.
A little over two years ago, I founded Must Read Fiction, a social media community of readers. Our community has now grown to over 5,000 members! I continue to be inspired, humbled, and delighted by this group of readers. Thank you.
To celebrate, I’m launching the 5K Giveaway! Join Must Read Fiction’s monthly email newsletter to enter. Each month, we’ll share book recommendations, book news and highlights, author interviews, and one lucky reader will win a free book!
I will be attending this year’s Willamette Writers conference, August 6-7. I’m looking forward to attending workshops, meeting writers, agents, and editors, and soaking up all things writing-related. Please stop me and say hello!
Thank you to the Spring Creek Project for welcoming me as part of the 2011 Trillium Project. I was able to spend a weekend at the cabin listening to birdsong, taking extra time to study the ferns, and getting words down on the page. Bliss!