Tuesday, January 18, 2011

More on The Sun Magazine Reading

If you can, please join me at this very, very cool event! The Sun is one of my favorite magazines, and I’m honored to be reading one of my essays from the publication.

You’re invited to a
Reading with authors and editors of
The Sun magazine

Saturday, February 5, 2011
7:30 -8:30 PM

Go Mama Go!
1809 14th St NW
(between S St & Swann St NW)
Washington, DC 20009
(U Street metro station)

This event is held in conjunction with the annual conference of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) but it is free and open to all, whether you’re registered for the conference or not.

From my essay in The Sun about Robb, my first husband who died:

“Recently, while working on her memoir about Robb, my husband’s mother e-mailed to ask if I knew when he had first read Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, the famous novel about European colonialism in Africa. Robb had taken a life-changing trip to Kenya in college, a year before I met him, and she thought that Heart of Darkness might have been on the reading list for the class. She remembered it as Robb’s “favorite book.”

“I remember differently.”

About the Sun:
The Sun
is an independent, ad-free monthly magazine that for more than thirty years has used words and photographs to invoke the splendor and heartache of being human. The Sun celebrates life, but not in a way that ignores its complexity. The personal essays, short stories, interviews, poetry, and photographs that appear in its pages explore the challenges we face and the moments when we rise to meet those challenges.

The Sun publishes the work of emerging and established artists who are striving to be thoughtful and authentic. Writing from The Sun has won the Pushcart Prize, been published in Best American Short Stories and Best American Essays, and been broadcast on National Public Radio. http://www.thesunmagazine.org/

Questions/more info: Lpietr@aol.com


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.