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Order DEAR TEEN ME from The Book Spot in Round Rock, TX, and I will sign and personalize your book for you! They ship! Email me directly about A GUIDE FOR THE PRACTICAL ABDUCTEE, PRAY, PRAY, PRAY, or A JAB OF DEEP URGENCY and I'll sign & send you swag with your purchase.
*Can't make it to an event? Get a signed copy anyway!*
Order DEAR TEEN ME from The Book Spot in Round Rock, TX, and E. Kristin Anderson will sign and personalize your book for you! They ship!
September 27, 2015, 3:00 pm: The Freedom To Read Foundation's Banned Books Read Out at Malvern Books in Austin, TX
I'll be reading scandalous scenes from Judy Blume's DEENIE. I'm one of many participating readers, including Sarah Bird and Mark Smith, celebrating freedom to read. For more information, see the event page here.
October 14, 2015: Visiting Kealing Middle School! (For Kealing staff and students only.)
I'll be visiting classes that read DEAR TEEN ME this year to talk about writing, community, art, and poetry. This will also be the sneaky debut of my new chapbook of poetry, PRAY, PRAY, PRAY: Poems I wrote to Prince in the middle of the night, available for early sale to Kealing students and staff. (I will also have my sci fi poetry chapbook A GUIDE FOR THE PRACTICAL ABDUCTEE with her for sale.)
October 25, 2015, 4:00 pm: A Very Purple Book Launch for PRAY, PRAY, PRAY: Poems I wrote to Prince in the middle of the night at Malvern Books in Austin, TX
It's time to Party up! I'm launching my latest chapbook of poetry—poems written to the musician Prince—by throwing a party with purple snacks, glitter, funk, and readers from all over coming to celebrate Prince through poems. PRAY, PRAY, PRAY will be available for purchase and for signing! I will be joined by fellow poets Stacey Balkun, Liz Belile, Erika Jo Brown, Ava Love Hanna, BJ Love, M. Mack, and Nettie Reynolds. See the event page here.
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My name is Emily, but if you're looking for my published work, you should Google E. Kristin Anderson. (Ask me and I'll tell you the why-I-need-a-pen-name story.) I write poetry (for everyone) and fiction (for young adults and children) and nonfiction (sometimes). I'm the co-editor of the nonfiction anthology DEAR TEEN ME (Zest Books, 2012) based on the website DearTeenMe.com, where authors write letters to their teen selves. I have two poetry chapbooks out: A JAB OF DEEP URGENCY (Finishing Line Press) and A GUIDE FOR THE PRACTICAL ABDUCTEE (Red Bird Chapbooks). I'm an online editor at Hunger Mountain and a contributing editor at Found Poetry Review . I blog at EKristinAnderson.com about books and writing and my bizarro life here in Austin, TX. If you're looking for editorial or mentoring servies, I'm a member of Yellow Bird Editors, a group of industry professionals offering these and other services for professionals as well as beginning writers and teens. |
I grew up in Westbrook, Maine and went to Connecticut College in the beautiful New London, CT, and have a fancy-sounding degree in Classics. Once upon a time I lived in Brooklyn and worked at The New Yorker magazine and sometimes I have dreams that I have to go into the office and make the magazine and can't remember how. ATX, though? It's a great home. I like to take photographs with toy and vintage cameras. Don't listen to anyone who says watching television will rot your brain -- some of my best ideas have come from TV.
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