Thursday, January 1, 2009

Behind and Ahead: Year in Review, Year Coming

Opportunities to meet and hear the Steiny Road Poet are looming on the horizon and can be seen in detail on her events calendar at The rundown of events include several readings, a book fair in Chicago, a talk in NYC, and a workshop. Variety often produces new audiences and opportunities. So far, 2009 looks very fertile.

January 7, 2009 7-9 pm Reading from Strange Attractors: Poems of Love and Mathematics at The Joint Mathematics Meeting in DC

January 18, 2009 4-6 pm Reading from Poetic Voices Without Borders 2 at DC’s hippest restaurant Busboys and Poets.

February 11, 2009 6:30-9 pm WNBA-DC Workshop on Blogging.

February 12-14, 2009 AWP Convention & Book Fair in Chicago.

February 20, 2009 2-5 pm 75th anniversary of the Broadway premiere of Gertrude Stein's and Virgil Thomson's Four Saints in Three Acts at City University New York.

Thursday, April 16 at 7:30 pm Nora School reading.

Reflecting on 2008, The Steiny Road to Operadom had book launches in DC (January at Bridge Street Books) and in New York (October at the Drama Book Shop).

The Poet had opportunities to promote her book at
--a New York City opera party (January for Encompass New Opera Theatre),
--a NYC production of a musical play based on a Gertrude Stein Text (February – Al Carmine’s In Circles),
--a conference on Thornton Wilder (February at Catholic University),
--a conference for Executive Women in Business and Government (March--DC),
--a town hall meeting for dramatists (July at the Kennedy Center), and
--a literary conference where the Poet presented a paper on Gertrude Stein (September at Duquesne University).

Travel to New York (January, February, May, October), Virginia Wolfe’s Time of the Mighty Dogwood (April), Paris (June), Las Vegas (July), New Hampshire (August), Pittsburgh (September), Minneapolis (December) widened the Poet’s audience in various ways.

Just for a some exotic variety, the SR Poet participated in an Exquisite Corpse collaboration (July in Silver Spring, MD), crossed paths with a much admired critic author Alex Ross (February), and got great tips on publicizing new books from some pros (January).

And a confession, the Poet had a reading November 17 at The Word Works Cafe Muse Literary Salon with poet Kevin Prufer and failed to report that! However, books were sold and the reading was well attended.

1 comment:

joanna said...

Thank you for the very warm post over at my grief blog, Karren. It looks like you're having a great start to your year, and I wish you nothing but the greatest success.