Whew! The spring semester turned into the summer semester in an instant! This summer, in addition to teaching online composition classes for University of Maryland University College, I’m working with some great young creative writers at USF St. Pete.
More good news: A book by one of my editing clients has garnered interest from not one, but two, publishers!
My own short play, “How the Lobster Boy Disappointed Me,” will be published this August in the online journal Cartagena.
In the meantime, Here’s the press release for the latest literary event I’ve organized. You can find out more about the event, the writers, and the bands here.
Smells Like Teen Lit:Teenage Wasteland II, a literary and music event, planned
ST. PETERSBURG – Heather Jones LitConsultant, Wordier than Thou, and Planet Retro Gallery present Smells Like Teen Lit: Teenage Wasteland II, a music and literary event, Saturday, June 7, at Planet Retro Gallery, 2414 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg.
The event will feature local writers reading their unedited teenage works including poems, diaries and love letters, as well as original works inspired by the angst and isolation of adolescence.
Readers include John Henry Fleming, Sheree L. Greer, Julie Garisto, Jeremy Gloff, Thomas Hallock, Shae Krispinsky, Sandra Lolo, Juliana Torres, and Gina Vivinetto.
The event also will include local musical acts Permanent Makeup, Y Los Dos Pistoles and Glow Low.
Requested donation $7 at the door or bring a new Children’s or YA book to donate to Eckerd Family & Children’s Services Organization. All proceeds will benefit Eckerd.
Admission is All Ages, but 16 and older is recommended.
Heather Jones LitConsultant is a St. Petersburg Writer, Teacher, and Editor.
Wordier than Thou, helmed by writer Tiffany Razzano, organizes fun, inspiring literary events – open mics, author readings, workshops and more – to help bring together this community of wordsmiths, as well as hosting a bi-weekly radio show on Life improvement radio and publishing a literary magazine.
Planet Retro Gallery is a local retailer of vinyl, performance venue, and art gallery.
If you’re in the Tampa Bay area, join us!