As part of “Afloat: An Ohio River Way of Life” and The Art of Drifting, a watercolor art exhibition now on view at Louisville’s Frazier Kentucky History Museum, I’ll be doing a panel discussion on the Great Flood of 1937—an epic disaster with connections to my own family history and my novel-in-progress. Other panelists will include the historian, Tom Owen, and 30-year veteran of the Army Corps of Engineers, Chuck Parrish. Join us!
I’ll be presenting on a panel with four other fantastic writer-teacher-parents, including my husband (!!!), at this year’s AWP conference in Portland, Oregon.
Here’s the event description: Is it possible to teach, write, and have a life? This panel will examine how writers who are academics and parents navigate the elusive idea of “work/life” balance. What do you do when summer residencies (or summers in general) aren’t an option? Drawing from personal experience, the panelists—including one dual-career couple—will discuss how to balance writing, teaching, and family obligations—and offer tips for both structuring our lives and re-framing our expectations.
I’ll be reading with other Gold Wake writers and writers from Trio House at an offsite reading in conjunction with the annual AWP Conference in Portland, Oregon. Visit the Facebook event page online for the full skinny: https://www.facebook.com/events/353443212055253/
I’ll be reading with the poet Alessandra Lynch as part of the Louisville Literary Arts InKY reading series at The Bard’s Town (1801 Bardstown Road). Full details here: https://www.louisvilleliteraryarts.org/2018-2019-inky-reading-series
It will be a busy Writer’s Block festival for me this year: I’ll be reading at 1:30 p.m., presenting on a panel (“Getting the Word Out: Stories of How Writers Became Published Authors”) at 3:30 p.m., and working the Miracle Monocle table in the print fair. I hope to see you there!
In lieu of doing a traditional book launch in my hometown of Cincy, I thought I'd draw together writers, visual artists, journalists, and musicians to get at the issue of what makes a home a home. Join us for Heartland Home at Chase Public. The lineup is amazing and it's sure to be a night like no other in the Queen City. Further details TK.
Sarah Anne Strickley will be teaching two weekend workshop sessions at the Iowa Summer Writing Festival in Iowa City this summer. Her topics will include Nurturing a Daily Writing Practice (June 16-17) and Writing From Life (June 23-24). Register now to ensure your place.
Sarah Anne Strickley will be presenting at the annual Conversations and Connections conference, an event sponsored by Barrelhouse Magazine. This weekend conference will take place on the campus of George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia. Strickley will speak on the following topic: Against Organic Storytelling: How to Write Better Stories Faster. Register now to ensure you place.