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May 2021

WriteGirl–Editing Workshop “Word Play” <3

May 22, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
For WriteGirl Participants Only 😉

This is one of the organizations that brings me the most joy. WriteGirl was awarded the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award by First Lady Michelle Obama. And whenever WriteGirl asks me to help, I feel so honored and grateful. As writers, we think our work might do some good in the world--we hope it does. But whenever it’s with WriteGirl, it's not even about that. It's just doing what we can to give these young writers agency over…

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June 2021

Edelweiss Bookfest: Hope on the Edge of Catastrophe

June 8, 2021 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am

Edelweiss BookFest, a virtual event designed to create a gathering place for all members of the book publishing industry. The pandemic disrupted the normal schedule of events that have typically served book publishers and buyers. The new online Edelweiss BookFest event will take place June 8-9, 2021. Preliminary education tracks will include New Title Discovery, Retail Bookselling, Library Best Practices, and a special track on revenue generation in the evolving pandemic period. Edelweiss BookFest will consist of virtual booths for…

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Tor Con! <3 Twice the Panels for Twice the Fun!

June 10, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - June 13, 2021 @ 8:00 pm

Tom Doherty Associates is excited to announce our second annual TorCon! This virtual convention brings all the fun of panels directly to the fans. From Thursday, June 10th through Sunday, June 13th, Tor, Tordotcom Publishing, Tor Teen, and Nightfire Books are presenting a full programming slate featuring ten panels,  over thirty-five guests, content reveals, and more ways to stay home while still geeking out! Hi All, I'm going to be taking part in two panels, both on Sunday June 13! :)…

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August 2021

Virtual Cobalt Series–Fun with Rick Lupert and the Poetry Superhighway!

August 10, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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My novel is coming out in September, so what better time to do a poetry reading! Seriously, I have some new poems I want to read--stuff that I wrote while I should have been working on my novel! The Cobalt Poets series is back and broadcasting online via Zoom every Tuesday night at 7:30pm (pacific). Zoom Link here: https://zoom.us/j/887913287#success Each evening will featured an open reading plus a featured reader.

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Voyage Into Genre Podcast Interview

August 16, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Tor Books, in partnership with Literary Hub, presents Voyage Into Genre! Every other Wednesday, join host Drew Broussard for conversations with Tor authors discussing their new books, the future, and the future of genre. Oh, and maybe there'll be some surprises along the way...

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Turn the Page Podcast Interview

August 17, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Syosset Library podcast features Ryka Aoki Turn the Page is on the Library Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021 list compiled by the content aggregator Feedspot. More than 130 episodes have been uploaded since the program premiered in June 2018. The treasure trove of great conversations with writers, historians, artists, performers, and others is available to all 24 hours a day.

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August 18, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Books Around the Corner is Gresham's one stop mystery, science fiction, fantasy, and horror specialty independent bookshop. We also have non-book items such as greeting cards, stickers, pins, bookish shirts, journals, and more.

Event is free for folks to attend, but they will be encouraged to order/pre-order your books from the Books Around the Corner Bookshop page, or to order directly from BATC for local pickup. https://bookshop.org/shop/booksaroundthecorner

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San Diego Book Festival

August 21, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

More to follow! 🙂 San Diego Book Festival--Broadcast on August 21, (30-45-minute conversation) discussion on writing sci-fi for marginalized communities--more deets to follow! <3

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August 21, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

In conversation w Cadwell Turnbull & moderator Isabel Yap Science-fiction authors, Cadwell Turnbull and Ryka Aoki, talk about how they dream up large multifaceted casts of characters and how they each tackle characters that are very different from themselves. They also lend advice on patience and giving oneself and fellow storytellers grace to explore in the writing room.

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August 27, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

More to follow! 🙂 Bookmarks is a literary arts nonprofit organization and independent bookstore that works to ignite the love of reading. We believe in books with purpose and are passionate about connecting our community with books and authors. https://www.bookmarksnc.org/2021-festival-authors  

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