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October 26, 2014: The Texas Book Festival in Austin, TX
I'll be signing at the Writers' League of Texas booth in the vendors' tents on Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. I will have chapbooks for sale as long as some postcards and stickers to give away. Come see me! (I'll also be at the festival all weekend hanging out with the Yellow Bird Editors team at our table in the vendors' area. Feel free to come ask me about editing services, or just say hi!)
November 15, 2014, 5pm: The YALSA Young Adult Literature Symposium in Austin, TX
I'll be signing DEAR TEEN ME at the Author Blitz event on Saturday night! I'm so excited to see all you teachers, librarians and readers. I'll also have info on my new poetry books with me, including shiny new reading guides for your classrooms and book clubs!
November 15, 2014, 7pm: Poetry Reading at Malvern Books in Austin, TX
I'll be reading from A GUIDE FOR THE PRACTICAL ABDUCTEE and A JAB OF DEEP URGENCY at 7:00 p.m. Malvern is Austin's newest indie, and they have a very specialized inventory of quirky and literary books from small presses. I'm so excited to be invited to read, and I hope you'll join us!
November 22, 2014, 3pm: Chapbook Release Celebration at The Book Spot in Round Rock, TX
The Book Spot will be hosting me for a celebration of my recent poetry chapbooks, A JAB OF DEEP URGENCY and A GUIDE FOR THE PRACTICAL ABDUCTEE. I will have some fun found-poetry related giveaways and will be sure to tell you some of the spooky tales behind the poems in my sci fi chap. There may or may not be pumpkin bread. There will definitely be good times.
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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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