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May 8, 2015: Westbrook High School in Westbrook, Maine!
Yep, you read that right! I'll be speaking at the high school from whence I graduated. This will be for current students and faculty/staff only. But I am too excited not to put this here.
July 11, 2015: SCBWI Monthly Meeting at Book People in Austin, TX
I'll be giving a talk on revision entitled "Re-spin Your Tale like a Poet" for SCBWI members and folks interested in joining the organization. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
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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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A Gothic novel appeals to the sentimentality of the reader - in familiar but still slightly detached settings, like Italy or New England three weeks ago, the reader is forced to relate to the characters mainly through the spleen. The core conflict in Gothic literature will always be between a blurry "evil" society and a blurry "good" character or subculture. In the Gothic era the beautiful and exotic were considered good, and thus evil was considered grotesque (which in this situation means "everyday societal crap that has a dark side", like the incest in O'Connor's work or all the consumption in the original Gothic canon).
This is an erasure poem. Source material: “Batman: Return of the Joker” by The Editors. Nintendo Power, Volume 31: December 1991, pages16-17.