You may recall a few months ago that a short story I wrote, "Airplanes," was published by the Queens lit zine Newtown Literary (you can still buy a copy here). For those of you in the New York area, you'll get a chance to see me read from it in a couple of weeks!
Queens Writes Weekend is an annual fundraiser event held by NL in which they host "write-ins" at different locations around Queens. This year it kicks off with a live reading from published NL authors at Astoria Bookshop, and guess who's been invited to be one of the authors? This is a major first for me, and I couldn't be more thrilled about it. That'll be April 24 beginning at 7pm. But that's not all!
I'm also hosting one of the write-ins! No matter what your writing level, style, or experience, if you just wanna spend an hour or two writing with folks like you, then you might wanna give this a try. This is the schedule; my write-in will be April 26 at Forest Park's Wallenberg Square beginning at 1pm. We'll talk about writing for a little bit, and then we'll write whatever comes to mind. If nothing comes to mind, don't worry, I'll have some writing prompts to help get you going. The suggested donation of $5 goes toward printing future issues of NL.
If you can make it to either or both events, I hope you do. Queens is growing as a literary hotspot, and NL is doing its part to help it thrive. I feel proud to be a tiny part of it.