Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Some Scraps of SILVER GIRL News & One Additional Thing

SILVER GIRL is now available on audio, through You can access an audio version on Amazon or directly from Audible

And check Curtis Brown Ltd. on Instagram on Thursday, April 26, 2018, when they will be giving away a free audiobook edition!!


Speaking of social media, if you’re on Facebook, check out this conversation and reading on  FB Live!, with Patricia Smith at Chop Suey Books in Richmond, VA. I’m good enough, but Wonton the cat is the real star of this show!


I will be offering another one of my prompt writing classes at Politics & Prose Bookstore in June. The theme is especially interesting this time, “The Art of Losing,” guided, of course, but Elizabeth Bishop’s iconic villanelle “One Art.” (If you don’t know what I’m talking about, drop everything and read it here immediately, and if you do know, reread it just because.)

These classes often sell out, so don’t wait too long.

Wednesday, June 13
6:30 p.m.– 9 p.m.
Class ~ Right Brain Writing: The Art of Losing
Politics & Prose
Washington, DC

Explore your creative side in this session, one of a series of stand-alone classes with prompts designed to get your subconscious flowing. Through guided exercises, we’ll focus on writing about the variety of losses we have encountered in our lives, the large and small absences that inform our landscape. Elizabeth Bishop calls it “the art of losing”; where is the art in saying goodbye? No writing experience necessary! This is a great class for beginners and also for those fiction writers and/or memoirists with more experience who might be stuck in their current projects and are looking for a jolt of inspiration. Our goal is to have fun in a supportive, nurturing environment and to go home with several promising pieces to work on further.  Please bring lots of paper and pen/pencil or a fully charged computer. Note: new exercises!


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