Long April Hours Bring May Readings (Not Everything Rhymes)

Well. April happened in a flash. That was a fun extra winter, brief spring, and hot, hot summer. But now, it’s May, and I have lots of things happening that I need to tell you about.

First—a brief recap of events gone by:

City Lit Festival | April 14

On Saturday, April 14, I read alongside other Mason Jar Press authors Dave K, Tyrese Coleman, and Stephen Zerance at the City Lit Festival in Baltimore.

I owe you all a big apology – I’d posted the wrong date on the website and several people missed the event because of me. I think we all learned a valuable lesson…I am a liar. Thank you for your support, and I’m very sorry for the confusion.

Photos of the event are available here.

Huge shout out to the entire Mason Jar Team for setting up the reading and selling our books on the first gorgeous Saturday of the season. You guys rock.

Inner Loop Reading + Podcast | April 17

On Tuesday, April 17, I traveled down to D.C. with fellow writer and MJP author Dave K for The Inner Loop’s 4th Anniversary Reading. I was put on “bad poetry” duty that evening, and I think everyone who had a poem written by me would agree, I delivered!



In conjunction with their reading, Inner Loop released Episode 7 of their podcast, Inner Loop Radio. In the episode, I’m featured reading one of my favorite pieces from Notes From My Phone* that explores my lucid dreaming of a grandfather I never knew.

It’s a great episode about the art of shorter works full of really great fellow writers reading their work and talking craft.

You can listen to that podcast here.

And now, to jump to the crazy life I will call May.

Writers & Words May Reading | May 8

Tomorrow, Tuesday May 8, our Writers & Words team will be at Charmington’s for our monthly reading. Join us for an especially great line up: Sherri Flick, Amy Saul-Zerby, Gwen Van Velsor, and Anthony Dobranski.

You can find out more and RSVP here.

Writers & Words May Reading
Tuesday, May 8 | 7 p.m.
Charmington’s  | 2601 N. Howard St. | Baltimore, MD 21218

Artworks, Maryland Public Access TV | May 11

As mentioned in my last update, I will be featured on an episode of Artworks, a program that features artists, writers and musicians from all over the country. My segment will air this Friday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m on Maryland Public Access TV.

(If you no longer pay for cable, stay tuned for a video clip in my next update.)

Festival of Literary Arts | May 12

On Saturday, May 12, I will be part of a Meet The Authors Panel at the 2018 Festival of Literary Arts (FOLA) presented by the Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council. The festival takes place all weekend, but the panel I’ll be a part of is specifically from 2 to 4:15 p.m. If you’re in the area, check it out!

Meet the Authors Panel, 2018 Festival of Literary Arts
Saturday, May 12 | 2-4:15 p.m.
MilkBoy Art House
7416 Baltimore Ave. | College Park, MD 20740

Dead Rabbits Reading | May 13

From that event, I’ll then make my way the New York City for the Dead Rabbits Reading on Sunday, May 13. If you’re in the area, you can check that reading out at DTUT at 8 p.m. on Sunday. Full event details are available here.

Dead Rabbits Reading
Sunday, May 13 | 8-11 p.m.
1744 2nd Ave. | New York, NY 10128

Vacation + Online Sale + Temporary Store Closure

Finally, after all these events, I will need a vacation. I will be out of state and unreachable from May 20 until June 1, meaning several things:

  1. I will be getting a sunburn somewhere beautiful. It’s okay to be jealous.
  2. I will be working on new projects! Get excited.
  3. My online store will be temporarily closed. But wait…there’s more.

Because of this, I’m encouraging all of you to buy books now! Now through Monday, May 14, you will get 25% off your total purchase in my online store. 

For those who don’t love math, that means

Notes From My Phone* is $11.25 and
and the floor was always lava is $7.50!

Or, you can get really crazy and get the combo package for just $15. That’s both books for $15. It doesn’t get lower than that. (No really…we cannot sell them for a lower price…now is your chance.)  

To get 25% off, simply use the discount code VACATION25 at checkout. Questions? Email us at contact@michellejunot.com.

Get yours before the store is (temporarily) closed!

That’s it for now!

Stay tuned for more updates and announcements in the coming months. I’m turning 30 this year, so it’s a race against the clock to achieve all the things I thought I would achieve by the time I turned 30…only 4,356 things and six month to go!