April is National Poetry Month

We’re sure, being the literary wunderkinds that you are, you already knew that April is National Poetry Month, the month when “publishers, booksellers, literary organizations, libraries, schools and poets around the country band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture.” That’s from the official website of National Poetry Month, www.poets.org, presented by the Academy of American Poets.

While poetry’s “vital place” may sometimes be questionable in these times but you wordsmiths …

Diane J. Wright reads at Rhapsodomancy Hollywood

I am honoured to have been asked to be a part of Wendy C. Ortiz and Andrea Quaid’s five-year literary triumph, the Rhapsodomancy Reading Series. If you happen to be in Los Angeles in December, come relax to some original contemporary fiction, a few inventive cocktails, and good company.

Rhapsodomancy Announces the Writers Reading on Sunday, December 13th, 2009:

SUSAN TAYLOR CHEHAKSTEVE ABEEDIANE J. WRIGHTMEEHAN RASCH

Sunday, …

Fade In Magazine’s 1st Online Pitch Fest

We’re not big on promoting contests and pitch festivals in general but this one is noteworthy if for no other reason than for good use of technology to collaborate.

FADE IN Magazine is hosting their first online pitch fest. Essentially, you register, get your webcam warmed up, wait for your list of preferred execs to be confirmed then, for 10 minutes, you go to town pitching your project. …

2008 WeHo Book Fair — This Weekend!

That’s right, book lovers. It’s that time of year once again when the City of West Hollywood throws open its ever-lovin’ arms to welcome readers, writers, and aficionados of all things literary. It’s the 7th annual West Hollywood Book Fair and it’s going to be another beautiful Sunday afternoon in the California sunshine.

More intimate than the splendiferous LA Times Festival of Books, the WeHo Book Fair allows plenty of time and space to leisurely peruse works of local …