Birthing a book is insane. I hope I don't offend anyone by calling it "birthing," but it really is a labor of love, a process of waiting to see what comes of all this time and energy, and a nurturing to make sure its well received in the world (or really, just received).
Moving to Kansas City, I didn't know anyone except my boyfriend, but I've been lucky to link up with some amazing humans who happen to be talented poets. I am honored they've agreed to read with me on Friday, August 24th at the Uptown Arts Bar, a venue almost every writer I've met so far says is a staple of the Kansas City literary scene, to celebrate The World is My Rival (my first book')s birthing into this world. The writers who will be reading with me are: Mercedes Lucero, Courtney Faye Taylor, and Cassandra Gillig. Join us from 7-9pm. There's no cover but books and drinks will be for sale. You can tip your poets and you should definitely tip your bartender. RSVP on the Facebook event here so your phone reminds you to attend. See you there!