Will you be in Washington DC later this week? If so, let’s catch up! I’ll be signing books — and reading — and singing karaoke — at the AWP conference, and hope to see your friendly face —

AWP, for those who don’t know, stands for Association of Writers & Writing Programs — a professional organization for writers with a focus on college and university writing programs. Each year, AWP has an annual conference that brings many thousands of people together, and this year that conference happens February 8 – 11 at Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington DC.

And I’ll be there! First, about the book signing: Officially, Cake Time isn’t out until April 6, 2017 — but early copies of my novel-in-stories will be available at AWP! Please come by the Red Hen Press booth — # 412/414/416 — to check out a copy and say hello. I’ll be there all three days:

* Thurs, Feb. 9, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
* Fri, Feb. 10, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
* Sat, Feb. 11, 11 am – noon

Even if you’re not registered for the conference, you can come to the offsite readings! I’ll read an excerpt from Cake Time at a FREE Red Hen Press event:

Red Hen Press Omnibus Reading
Thursday, February 9, 2017, 6:30 pm
Busboys & Poets, 1025 5th Street NW, Washington, DC

Then I’ll be singing karaoke — and reading a little more from Cake Time — at a FREE Kaya Press event. Come sing backup for me while I belt out Sinead O’Connor’s Nothing Compares 2 U:

Literaoke II
Friday, February 10, 2017, 8:30 pm – 11 pm
Dupont Underground, 1900 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC

I’ll have copies of Cake Time at both events if you’d like a copy of your own. See you soon —