I’m a Travelin’: Fall Updates and Events

The leaves are a changing, and I’m a traveling. Since I last updated you, several things have happened and have been scheduled to happen.

New Publications and Publicity

IMG_259215 Best Places to Write | BMoreArt

In July, BmoreArt published a guest piece I wrote highlighting the 15 Best Places to Write in Baltimore. If you’re looking to get some work done in the city this fall and aren’t sure where to go, check out the list for spaces that are writer-friendly.

A big thank you to the handful of writers who gave me various suggestions of places to come out. Stay tuned for another post highlighting their work and a few “behind the scenes” notes from the original article.

When You Don’t Feel Like It | City Church Blog

In August, the City Church blog featured an essay from me about service and attitude called When You Don’t Feel Like It.

What Gets Edited Out of Life | Joe Costal | Barrelhouse Magazine

More recently, Barrelhouse interviewed me for their upcoming Writers Connect Conference (at which I’ll be a panelist and featured reader). You can read that fun interview—with a special appearance from an old friend—on the Writers Connect Conference site here.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, Oct. 21

Barrelhouse Magazine’s Writers Connect Conference
Pittsburgh, PA

Notes From My Phone* is one of this year’s featured books at the Writers Connect Conference. Michelle will be part of a panel and participate in the keynote reading. Click here to register or learn more about the Writers Connect Conference.

Tuesday, Oct. 24 | 6 p.m.

Reading with Sarah Duet and Jennifer Strange
Centenary College | Shreveport, LA

I will read from Notes From My Phone* alongside music and words by fellow alumni Sarah Duet and Jennifer Strange. The event will conclude with a panel conversation and Q&A. Click here to RSVP or learn more about this free event 

Thursday, Nov. 9 | 7:30 p.m.

Tire Fire Reading
Tattooed Mom | Philadelphia, PA

I will read from Notes From My Phone* alongside Michael Konik, author of The Termite Squad; Bud Smith, author of Work and Dust Bunny City; and Irene Mathieu, the author of the book orogeny and chapbook the galaxy of origins.

You can RSVP or learn more about the Tire Fire Reading here.

Saturday, Nov. 18 | 7:30 p.m.

Starts Here! Reading Series
Baltimore, MD

I will be reading alongside Amy Hoffman, Jill Coupe, Michele Junot, Lindsay Fleming. More information will soon be available here. 

Other Notes & Updates

As Notes approaches it’s publication anniversary, I just want to thank everyone again for their support of the project. The audiobook and ebook have been delayed slightly, but it’s my hope to get those to you in time to celebrate its first birthday on December 6.

If you’ve read and loved Notes, please take 30 seconds to review it on Amazon or on Goodreads. It may not seem like it, but reviews help a ton!

photo 2If you’ve read and loved Notes, but haven’t had a chance to read and the floor was always lava, I have great news for you! Next week, from Oct. 24 to Oct. 28, the ebook of lava will be free via Amazon for your kindle. Tell yo friends.

Thank you again for all the love and support. Next week will be the behind the scenes post on the 15 best places to write, and then a more in-depth look at recent developments in this writer-life.

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Michelle Junot is the author of and the floor was always lava and Notes From My Phone. You can like her on Facebook/michellejunotwriter, follow her on Instagram (@mjunot), or try to interpret her tweets on Twitter (@michellejunot).