Poetry, Networking, & Love

We will not march back to what was / but move to what shall be….

~ Amanda Gorman, “The Hill We Climb”

Wednesday was a great day with a peaceful transition of power at our nation’s Capitol and an amazing inaugural poem by the beautiful Amanda Gorman. She reminded us of the power of words to inspire and give rise to change, to “rebuild, reconcile and recover.”


Dylan Thomas says, “The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it.” We witnessed that on Wednesday. Come revel in the power and goodness of poetry with us on Friday, January 22nd.

This Friday, 1/22/2021, marks our second edition in the series, THE FRIDAY FRAMEWORK, hosted by F. Douglas Brown.

Join us in bringing Angela Peñaredondo, t’ai freedome ford, and Luivette Resto into the spotlight to hear them read and discuss their poems.

Friday, 1.22.2021
5:30pm PT | 6:30pm MT | 7:30pm CST | 8:30pm EST

It’s online & free & easy to register.


Friday’s reading also kickstarts a full weekend of literary love.

On Saturday, January 23rd, we’re hosting Lyndsey Ellis as she teaches “The Art of Networking for Writers in the Age of Covid-19.”

As much as we’d all love to put covid behind us, we’re still working and meeting and lit crawling online. In this 90-minute webinar, you’ll learn a variety of ways to celebrate and promote your craft while exchanging ideas and honoring the work of fellow writers and creatives.

Saturday, 1.23.2021
9am PT | 10am Mt | 11am CST | 12pm EST

Only $25 & easy to register.


Closing out our weekend of literary events, we’re hosting Nandini Bhattacharya to read and discuss her new novel, LOVE’S GARDEN (Aubade Publishing, October 2020).

Sybil Baker (author of While You Were Gone) says LOVE’S GARDEN is “gripping”  in its portrayal of the “extraordinary sacrifices, atonements, and twists of fate in three generations of ‘mothers,’ during a time when women struggled to have a say in their lives and that of their children.” 

Sunday, 1.24.2021
12pm PT| 1pm MT | 2pm CST | 3pm EST

As with all our Small Press Readings, this event is online & free & it’s easy to register.

We hope to see you at one or all of these events!

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