Thursday, February 2, 2012

Writing Naked and An Open Mic Night from High Hill Press

Yesterday I queried an editor at WOW! Women on Writing. Some time ago I wrote an essay after I read a critique group member's comments on the top of the first page of something I wrote. The title of the essay I queried the WOW editor about is "Take Your Clothes Off and Other Critique Group Advice." In my essay I share ten pieces of critique group advice (some sweet, some strange) that I've received over the years.

I was pleasantly surprised yesterday afternoon when I received an almost immediate response accepting the essay and asking for a bio photo. Anyway, my essay is scheduled to appear on the WOW! Blog's Friday Speak Out on March 9. I'll post a reminder closer to the date.

If you are from the metro St. Louis area and want to hear some wonderful writers read from their works, stop by the Sage Book Store tomorrow evening, Friday, February 3. High Hill Press is sponsoring the event, in cooperation with Sage Books, an independent bookstore located in the Frenchtown District of St. Charles at 1128 North 2nd Street; St. Charles, MO 63301. The fun begins begins at 7:00 p.m.and ends around 9:00, or whenever they kick us out.

Hope to see you there!

13 comments:

  1. Whoo hoo, go, Donna! :) Looking forward to the WOW! essay.

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  2. Hi Donna, congrats on the Friday Speak Out! I'd actually forgotten that "WOW-The Muffin" does that, which is really funny since I was on there, too....last August! LOL
    Hope to see you at the Open Mic tomorrow night, too!

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  3. Hi Madeline,
    Thanks. I hope you enjoy it.

    Hi Becky,

    I dropped by the book store this afternoon while I was out to lunch on Main Street. The book store is a cute place, just a few houses down from where my brother used to live.

    Donna

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  4. I am going to be out of town on Friday evening, so I will miss the open mic. I'm sure everyone will have a marvelous time.

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  5. Hi Sioux,
    We will miss you, but I bet there will be more open mic opportunities.
    Donna

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  6. WOW, congratulations! Don't forget to remind us when it's up. ;)

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  7. Donna, you are a machine, always cranking something to publication. So happy for you.

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  8. Hi Val,
    Thanks. I'll do that.

    Hi Linda,
    Thanks. I try.

    Donna

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  9. congratulations on the WOW essay. We have been having open mic at our library, we haven't had a lot in attendance yet, but it is fun and it is giving me experience at speaking in front of a group of people.

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  10. Hi Janet,
    Your open mic at the library sounds like a great program, and you are right that it is good experience to speak in front of a group.
    donna

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  11. Congratulations Donna on the WOW - I'll definitely need a reminder - because I missed your Friday open mic--hope it was a successful event!

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  12. Hi Lynn,
    Open mic night was a lot of fun. About two dozen braved the pouring rain, but it was worth the trip.
    Donna

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  13. Nice read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing a little research on that. And he just bought me lunch because I found it for him smile Therefore let me rephrase that: Thank you for lunch!
    BRANDY SIGNATURE 13.75 OZ, CS 2/DZ, 09-0374 CARDINAL INTERNATIONAL GLASSWARE

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