Category: Calendar

March 14: Renee Macalino Rutledge launches THE HOUR OF DAYDREAMS

Join me at Alameda’s Books Inc. to help launch this beautiful debut novel about a reimagined Filipino folktale. I am currently reading it in a swoon over Renee’s beautiful language, and will post a fuller review soon. Suffice to say for now that I am loving how each of her chapters almost stands alone, centered on the mysteries of selfhood, … Read More »

Progress by Retreat: Three Kinds of Writing Success

This month, I’m looking forward to spending five days in the Santa Cruz mountains at the Northern California Writers Retreat, an annual gathering of authors. The workshops will be led by an agent, a freelance editor, and a visiting author. There’s yoga and food and solo cabins. Basically it’s a dream come true for any self-employed … Read More »

Schedule: BinderCon, NYC, November 6-9

Even as I’m oh-so-overdue for writing about my amazing experience at Shubbak in London last month, I’ve signed myself up for BinderCon, a professional development conference to empower women and gender non‑conforming writers with tools, connections, and strategies to advance their careers. This has been a hugely supportive group of women, and I can’t wait to … Read More »

Shubbak Festival

I’m beyond excited to be attending this year’s Shubbak Festival in London. It includes a weekend of events related to Arab Literature. The highlight, for me, will be the panel “Science Fiction in the Arab World.” (Haven’t I been saying this is a thing?) I can’t wait to bring my notes and ideas home to … Read More »

Next stop: Mexico

What: San Miguel Writers Conference Where: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico When: Thursday, February 16 to Tuesday, February 21 Details: I’m attending the conference to see Margaret Atwood speak, and to attend a variety of classes. As I work through a period of writerly soul-searching, and to combat the predictable side-effects of omphaloskepsis, I’ve signed … Read More »

Social media training for authors

What: Executive Social Media Boot Camp Where: Online at Brazen Careerist U When: September 6-30 Details: The organizers say, “Brazen U’s premier Executive Social Media Bootcampis a rigorous 4-week online course that will help you develop and implement a winning social media strategy–whether social media is 10 percent or 100 percent of your job.” I’m … Read More »

Award-winning friend of mine to read in Portland, Oregon

What: Strange Horizons 10th Anniversary Reading Where: 5347 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland, Oregon When: Sunday, September 19th at 2 p.m., Case Study Coffee Details: Participating Portland-area SH authors include: Ken Brady Tina Connolly Brenda Cooper Mary Robinette Kowal Jennifer Linnaea Ben Parzybok Tamela Viglione (my good friend) Should be a relaxed good time and a … Read More »

Back on the wagon

What: Backspace Writers Conference Where: The Radisson Martinique Hotel, New York City When: Thursday, November 11 to Friday, November 12 Details: I’m attending the conference to meet with some agents who read THE IDIOT’S TALE (in some cases, more than once), and pitch SHAHIDA, which I hope will be much closer to finished by then. … Read More »

Mountain Writers Conference

What: Mountain Writers “Memory and Place” workshop, taught by Annick Smith Where: Hood River, Oregon When: Sunday, June 21, 2009 Details: I’ll be attending with client Kezban Barzilay to learn and get inspired. She’s writing a beautiful memoir of her childhood in Izmir, Turkey, and I look forward to spending the day with a strong, … Read More »

Backspace Writers Conference

What: Backspace Writers Conference Where: The Radisson Martinique Hotel, New York City When: Thursday, May 28 to Saturday, May 30 Details: The conference will be a great learning and networking experience, and from what I’ve heard about conferences, a great drinking experience, too. The goal is to remember the “beer before liquor…” jingle, and oh, … Read More »