Thursday, April 11, 2013

Catching Up

I was also hoping to do a better job of posting links to my pieces online, and have fallen ridiculously behind in this endeavor. The season premiere of Mad Men reminded me that I never shared a link to my essay about Mad Men and my mom's suicide during the last season. I also never posted anything about my second essay on the Rumpus: Where I Write: The House My Mother Built.

I've had several pieces up at Artbound--KCET's transmedia site, where I'm a columnist covering the arts and culture of Riverside County--as well; you can find a link to all of them here.

There are other scattered bits of my writing here and there that I've neglected to post, which I will gather and share when I have a chance. Thank you for your patience!

Come Write with Me (for Free!)

I am trying to remember to do a better job of posting my events here, and wanted to let you all know I have some free workshops on the horizon...

On Saturday, April 13 (the day before my birthday!), I will be teaching a free writing workshop at the Covina Library from 3:30-4:30pm. Registration is required; please call (626) 384-5297 to reserve your spot. 

The following Saturday, April 20th, I will teach a writing workshop as part of the Stop the Pain teen summit in Riverside, a day long free event to raise awareness about dating violence, sex trafficking, and bullying. My workshop will focus on writing as a source of personal power. If you know any teens or young adults in the Riverside area, please let them know about this event. You can read an article about it here.

The next day, Sunday, April 21st, I will have a little booth at a "poetry in non-traditional settings" Earth Day event at the San Bernardino County Museum from 12-4pm. If you swing by, you can eat and write about oranges with me! I will be doing a similar orangey mini-workshop for Earth Night at the Western Municipal Water District Efficiency Garden in Riverside on Monday, April 22nd from 3-7pm.

Would love to see (and write with) you at any of these events!