Join Book Bogglers for our upcoming event charting the slow exit of thee, thou, thy, thine and ye from everyday English and the new emergence of non-binary pronouns such as ze, zim and zir—along with “they” as a singular pronoun making a formal appearance in the Merriam Webster & a reading from the BOOK OF ZE, with fellow writers & actors: Monique Pappas, Se Hee Jo, Amira Appleblossom, Louis Herrera & others TBA.
Saturday 11/9 | 3-4:30 pm Jefferson Market Library 425 Avenue of the Americas
Pre-publication review copies will be available upon request at the event. For more info visit: www.Bookbogglers.com www.emerwin.com
Thanks to Jon Menaster of Read Live Learn for hosting his site to create a forum for writers and their readers. In episode 12 we spoke about Piccolo: an Artist’s Tale–as well as modern day slavery and the line between devotion and servitude.
Also, happy to announce that The Northman’s Daughter has won 1st Place in the 2017 Indie Book Award for Regional Fiction!
ASA College, English Comp 1 students: as we approach Final Exams keep our “Bring Literature to Life” series and be sure to report your literary activities: poetry slams, book signings, library lectures, or even a visit to the Poe Cottage in the Bronx have qualified in the past. But feel free to propose your own activity– including book reviews or on-line critiques of one of Jon’s author interviews–it’s up to you!
Looking forward to Love and Other Strangers with the students and faculty of ASA College in Manhattan. Readings will include Shakespearean sonnets in Russian, a selection from “Viente Poemas de Amor” by Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, a group recitation of “Giving Tree” and many original poetic passages by both our English Composition and ESL writers.
Today’s event will be between 3-5 in Room 935 at the Herald Square campus. Feel free to listen, read, stay for refreshments or just pop in to share a few literary minutes with us.
Congratulations to our pup Piccolo, and our rat heroes Archer & Fletch for winning awards in 2 competitions–the NY Book Festival & the Animals, Animals, Animals contest in Chicago in the urban category — and to my co-author Cynthia Stewart as we celebrate a year of publication of our story MY IMPROBABLE MISCHIEF in It’s a Rat’s World Magazine. Special thanks to editor Brandi Saxton for her crafty mag devoted to rats and the folks who love them. Even if you’re not a rat aficionado, it’s worth a look! http://www.itsaratsworld.com/
And to Book Boggler E. Merwin for winning a place in the 2016 Writers Digest Competition for her article published in Arteidolia.
Much thanks to all the readers, writers and listeners who gathered to share an evening of poetry in NYC at Herald Square, I SPEAK MY TRUTH. The evening included Poet of My People, poems read by students in their own mother tongue, as well as original poetic monologues by English Comp students at ASA College.
On Thursday 9/8 from 3 to 5, we will again come together to read both poems and poetic passages based on the theme Love and Other Strangers. (Feel free to stop in just to read as many of you are between classes.)
If you’d like to join us, please be sure to reserve your place by commenting below. Let us know if you will be stopping by to listen or read. See you there!