Archive for Lucinda

I’ll Be Reading At The Inner Loop Tonight (Online)

I’ll be reading a few poems from Inheritance Of Aging Self at The Inner Loop reading tonight, 7:30 pm edt on Zoom. To register and get the link, please see their Facebook page. Join us!

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Fall Reading Calendar

These are my fall readings that are open to the public with links to complete info:

Oct. 19, 7:30 pm: The Inner Loop (online)

November 9, 7pm: Wilde Readings (Columbia, MD) with Kristin Kowalski Ferragut

December 9, 7pm: Finishing Line Press Reading at The Writer’s Center (Bethesda MD)

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I’ll Be Reading Online On 10/19 With The Inner Loop

I’ll be on the roster at The Inner Loop reading on October 19th, 7:30 pm edt. This reading will be online, please check out the event page for signup and Zoom link info. I’ll be reading several poems from Inheritance Of Aging Self. TIL readings are always amazing, please join us!

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Dec. 9th: Finishing Line Press Reading At The Writer’s Center

I am delighted to be reading from Inheritance Of Aging Self at the Finishing Line Press reading at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD on December 9th at 7 pm with Lee Woodman, Leeya Mehta, Mary Sesso, Ellen Sazzman, Stewart Moss, Michael H. Levin, Luther Jett, Mary K O’Melveny, and Maya Ribault. We will all be signing and selling books as well.

Please note that you must register to attend and agree to TWC’s COVID policy (link on event page)–providing either proof of vaccination or recent test result, masks required. The Writer’s Center is located at:

4508 Walsh Street
Bethesda, MD 20815 United States

Parking is available across the street.

Please join us!

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I’ll be reading at Wilde Readings November 9th with Kristin Kowalski Ferragut

I am thrilled to be reading in person with the amazing Kristin Kowalski Ferragut at the November 9th Wilde Readings at the Columbia, MD Arts Center (6100 Foreland Garth, Columbia, MD 21045) at 7 pm, hosted by Ann Bracken.

Please note that,

“Registration for the in person event will be limited. All attendees must follow Columbia Art Center Covid protocols. We encourage attendees to participate in the open mic. Please prepare up to five minutes of performance time/two poems. Sign up when you arrive. Books by featured authors and open mic readers will be available for sale in person and via buying links posted online.”

To register or sign up for the open mic, please email WildeReadingsHoCo at gmail.com.

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More Book Sightings

So pleased to find my book at #37 in Amazon’s new poetry books about nature this morning! And thanks also to Washington University for listing Inheritance Of Aging Self on their bookshelf as well!

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#36

A little self-google last night led to my finding that Inheritance Of Aging Self was listed as #36 in new releases in death, grief, and loss poetry. A little lower today, but still a solid top 50 hit! Thank you so much to everyone who has purchased the book!

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Review Of My Book In The Washington Independent Review Of Books

Deeply grateful to Leeya Mehta for her lovely and thoughtful mini-review of Inheritance Of Aging Self at the end of her review of Joy Harjo’s new book at the Washington Independent Review Of Books! You can read the review here.

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It’s Almost Here!

Look what I was working on this weekend! Inheritance Of Aging Self is just about ready to go to the printer and into the mail. Thanks to all of you who have purchased copies so far, I really appreciate it, they should be in the mail to you in early October. I will be posting information on fall readings next week.

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How Did I Go From Writing The Teen Talk Column To Writing For The Senior Section??

When I started to think about how to market Inheritance Of Aging Self I read every article and book I find about the topic. One suggestion that clicked was to contact your hometown newspaper. For me that was an Oh Snap moment because I had been a columnist for one of those newspapers way back when. Which led me to send an email to the current publisher of the Arizona Jewish News, Shannon Levitt, to let her know that 50 years later, one of their Teen Talk columnists was still writing and attached a press release about my book.

She promptly wrote back and asked if I’d like to do a guest column for the wait for it…senior section. Which in an I feel so old sort of way makes perfect sense, so I accepted her kind offer. Then I tried to remember something about my experience writing that column way back when which was when I realized that I had kept those columns. And there they were, the original newsprint versions, carefully saved in my file cabinet.

I had a lot of fun writing my guest column, weaving in the history with a bit about my book, which includes a number of poems, a number of which were inspired by events and people that were part of my Arizona landscape.

You can read my romp down memory lane here, and below in all it’s glory is a pic of me from my Teen Talk days.

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