So I went to #SSCFest2019

This past weekend, I attended my second writers’ conference: StoryStudio Chicago‘s Writers’ Festival 2019. It was very different than the first writers’ conference I attended, last year—smaller, more intimate, more immediate, an overall better fit, I think, for someone like me. I’ve already given something close to a step-by-step catalog of what happened at SSCFest19, or at least at the sessions I attended, so I’m … Continue reading So I went to #SSCFest2019

On Reading Poetry in a Day: The Sealey Challenge 2019

I was cruising Twitter back in late July—the literary side, as I recall, not the library side—when I stumbled across something called #TheSealeyChallenge. The Sealey Challenge, in case you’ve not heard of it, is simple and also monumental: named for the poet Nicole Sealey, it challenges us to read a book or chapbook of poetry a day for the month of August. 31 days, 31 … Continue reading On Reading Poetry in a Day: The Sealey Challenge 2019