Spalding 21c Voice and Vision Reading
8:00 AM08:00

Spalding 21c Voice and Vision Reading

Spalding at 21c: Voice and Vision kicks off its second reading of the series from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at 21c Museum Hotel, 700 West Main Street, and is free and open to the public.

The line-up showcases award-winning local poets, activists, and fiction writers. The readers include Hannah L. Drake, Dylon Jones, Constance Merritt, Minda Reves, Ian Stansel, and Sarah Anne Strickley. Lynnell Edwards emcees.

The evening begins with a few open-mic presentations of 1- to 2-minute readings of works in progress. Individuals may sign up for an open-mic presentation on a first-come, first-serve basis just before the evening program begins.

Here’s a link to the FB event for the reading:

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The Great Flood Panel Discussion
6:00 PM18:00

The Great Flood Panel Discussion

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!

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The Compartmentalized Life: Writing While Teaching While Parenting
3:00 PM15:00

The Compartmentalized Life: Writing While Teaching While Parenting

  • Oregon Convention Center: Level One; D139-140 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

Join us!

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9:00 AM09:00

Writer's Block Festival

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!

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A One-Of-A-Kind Event at Chase Public in Cincinnati
7:00 PM19:00

A One-Of-A-Kind Event at Chase Public in Cincinnati

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.

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3:45 PM15:45

Conversations and Connections

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. 

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