From my very first post I wanted to pay homage to the speech which inspired the title of my blog, Ain't I a Woman? by Sojourner Truth. Such a beautiful speech, such a beautiful name, such a beautiful woman. It is one of my favorite pieces. I strive to emulate this style in my own work. Poetic and powerful. Honest and unafraid. Memorable. And I like brevity. It too is beautiful. This is the standard I wish to be held to as I explore the question with you ~ ain't I a writer?
"Obliged to you for hearing me, and I do have a few things more to say..."

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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Bits, Bites, and Buckets

     Plugging away on my writing and research inbetween rainstorms in my kitchen. Completed one interview, and set up two more for next week. Writing workshop in Cambridge went pretty well. Got two offers to do public readings this week. That's fairly unusual, and one of them is a paid gig! That's very unusual. Made some progress planning the PPLP reception (details later). And just got word that I will be able to attend the NHWP conference where I will be representing The Seacoast Writer's Association. Looks like it is going to be a great day. I rarely get a chance to attend so I am excited to be going. But I better get back to the kitchen now. I'm the cupcake mom today, and I hear there is another big rain on the way...   http://www.nhwritersproject.org/
Upcoming NHWP Events that I will be participating in:
April 5, 2010:   Seacoast Writers' Night Out

Common Man Restaurant, Portsmouth, NH

Join New Hampshire writers in a warm gathering of conversation at The Common Man (hosted by the New Hampshire Writers Project). This isn't a reading. Just bring yourself. This is our time to have a night out to connect with other writers and make new friends. If writing absorbs you, then you will find a room of like minded individuals. Call 314-7980 for more information and to RSVP. Spread the word.
April 17, 2010:   Writers' Day

Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester.

Join hundreds of other writers for a day of writing workshops, panel discussions, networking sessions, pitch sessions, Literary Idol, and much, much more! Featuring keynote speaker Nicholson Baker, best selling author of seven novels and three works of nonfiction, including Double Fold, which won a 2001 National Book Critics Circle Award. He will discuss his most recent novel, The Anthologist, which is set in Portsmouth and deals with the life of a poet.
© 2010 New Hampshire Writers' Project

2 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Sounds like things are going along well (perhaps rainstorms aren't so bad). Sounds like you have a vibrant supportive writing community there ~

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  2. Yes, we do have that, but too much rain. The rivers are flooding.
    Thanks!

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