Thursday, February 5, 2009

We're Back!

Regular Blog posts and e-blasts will resume today.

The past two weeks have been frenzied, to put it mildly, particularly this week with all of the insanity that goes with publishing our hybrid brochure and magazine better than we did last time. Kyle and I of course made sure all of the minutia was not forgotten. There were moments when I didn’t think I’d make it. My eyes often would play tricks on me, casting a red tint on everything. And I’d look over at Kyle only to hear unintelligible mumbling from across the room.

Triumphantly! The Carousel is finished, has been sent to the printer, and will be mailed out next week. While I look forward to emails about what went wrong—as with anything involving humans things sometime do get missed—I will also look for those emails that recognize the progress we’re making. As contributor Greg McBride says “It’s been a long trip” and we’re still moving strong.

Expect a blog post from member Kathleen Pugh, tomorrow.

Wednesday through Friday of next week Kyle will be blogging from The Writer’s Center/Poet Lore booth from AWP in Chicago.

Finally, note the following literary events happening this month:

Toni Morrison will be at Howard University (my alma mater) on February 13, 2009. Contact: Tanya Hardy at

Poet Laureate of Washington D.C, Dolores Kendrick, will be at the International Student House on February 22, 2009. (I will be reading at this event.)

Board member, E. Ethelbert Miller will read at the Library of Congress on February 23 at noon.

Contributed by Abdul Ali,

1 comment:

Serena said...

Thanks for keeping us updated! I hope Kyle has a blast at AWP