I am so pleased to let you know that my new book of poetry, Inherent Vice, has just been published by Pecan Grove Press. My first book-length collection, Inherent Vice takes its title from the scientific property of objects to decay or deteriorate, whether those objects are man-made or natural, human or not. Please check it out at Pecan Grove Press.
If you know of good reading venues in the Philly-NJ-Del-Md area, please let me know. If you are a poetry book reviewer, please contact the publisher. Thanks so much!
Author of Crosswind, The Other Sister, Looking for Bivalve, and now Inherent Vice!
Today, after a long journey, my book Made for You and Me: Going West, Going Broke, Finding Home is officially published. So many of you have been with me since the beginning. The kindness and love that came our way, well, I can't tell you how much it meant to our family. When we felt defeated, you gave us hope for America. Because you are the heart of this country--and we're all in this together. I raise this book in thanks to each and every one of you.
Tomorrow I hit the road on book tour, and if you live in Maine, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire or Florida, I hope I’ll get to see you. Events are still being added and some times and dates have changed. My website,www.caitlinshetterly.com, will be the first place I update with new events and new times and dates.
I was delighted to be included in a reading from the anthology Storied Dishes (edited by Linda Berzok, Praeger 2010) at the Stone Barns Food and Agriculture Center in Tarrytown, NY. I read an excerpt from my essay "Searching for Pina in Havana" that appears in the anthology. Annalee Wilson, another SheWriter, was also on the panel of readers.
Congratulations and thank you's to She Writes member, Julie Maloney, for carrying the torch and encouraging so many to read and to write! Julie is the Founder/Director of Women Reading Aloud and her conferences and workshops are filled to capacity. In June, 2011, Julie has been invited to lead a Writer's Retreat in Greece and participants are coming from everywhere to attend. How she finds time to do all of this and work on her novel The Lender -- it's amazing and a challenge to me!
I have been creating short humor videos with my Dad. In this one, I use the dental floss on the kittens teeth.
I would love some feedback. It makes me laugh.
My name is Caitlin Shetterly and I have a new memoir coming out on March 8th from Voice entitled Made for You and Me: Going West, Going Broke, Finding Home. It’s a story about so many things like marriage, parenthood, dreams, food and going west with all the bravado of the Pioneers. But, at its heart, it’s a book and the debilitating effect the Great Recession had on my young, middle class family.
Parts of the story have been featured on NPR and in the New York Times Magazine. I wrote this book for anyone who has felt isolated, ashamed and lonely with the economic and emotional hardships the Recession has wrought.
The Gold Star Segment of Anthony Valvo's March 4 WrestleView column, From the Desk of Mr V mentioned the following: "L. Anne Carrington – I almost completed the book The Cruiserweight, and I must say it makes time fly. It is a very good read."
Lynn Harris has taken on doing pro-bono PR for the amazing Afghan Women's Writing Project. Today (3/1/11) we launch AWWP Presents, a global theatrical initiative designed to amplify Afghan women’s voices and bring their stories to an ever-expanding audience. A new website, www.AWWPPresents.org, will serve as headquarters for the initiative, which will promote and support professional theater performances, small venue readings, private home events, and a school performance program geared for middle schools, high schools, and universities. Through the AWWP, professional American writers teach secure online writing workshops to women in Afghanistan, many of whom participate in secret, concealing laptops under burqas or walking hours through Taliban territory to upload their poetry. Their finished work is published at AWWProject.org. Last year, the AWWP produced two major theatrical events based on this work, in Los Angeles and Washington, DC, with participants’ readings read by prominent stage actors.
Please spread the word about both the theater initiative and the project in general. Most important, please visit awwproject.orgto read our writers' harrowing, hopeful work -- and leave your comments. We believe the right to tell one's story is a human right. And part of our mission is not only to bring Afghan women out of silence, but also to let them know we hear them, too.
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