Katrin's Newsletter #33: Celeste Ng is in the house!
This brief missive is a way for me to make connections with people interested in art and creativity (sign up here). I'm an author and editor, always on the lookout for inspiration.
We're heading back to Key West next week after the summer in Boston, and while I'll miss my friends and writing community, I'll be happy to get back into a routine again.
What have you been reading lately that you've loved? I'm looking forward to cracking Anna Solomon's "V," and also finally diving into "Maybe You Should Talk to Someone," by Lori Gottlieb.
I'm currently reading submissions for the Emerging Writer Awards (which I manage for Key West Literary Seminar). It's so much fun to be behind-the-scenes and find diamonds in the rough. It's endlessly fascinating to see what people write about, and some of these stories and voices are just incredible.
This fall and winter, I'm excited to connect more actively with writers and readers. I'll be teaching Ace the Opening on October 30th. Join me - this is my favorite class to teach! I'll also be presenting a session at the annual Writers Digest Conference, November 5 - 7.
If you'd like to hear Celeste Ng talk and support diversity in the literary world, please see my invitation below. To be honest, this month has been rough and I promise a more exciting newsletter next time. Meanwhile, stay safe and sane!
For all you big readers: get the inside scoop from stratospherically bestselling author Celeste Ng
This year, I'll be a host of GrubStreet's annual gala, Lit Up, which is dedicated to raising funds and awareness for Black writers and writers of color. It's an initiative that is close to my heart. Would you like to join in the festivities and hear Celeste Ng talk about her books and film adaptations? You can sign up here by donating any amount you want.
GrubStreet is the writing center that helped me get my start in the literary world and offered me a vibrant and generous community that I've found absolutely vital. (FYI, they're offering all sorts of amazing online classes, so even if you don't live in the Boston area, you can join in.)
I truly believe GrubStreet is worthy of support, especially now. Let's bolster the arts in any way we can! If you have even $5 to spare, please consider participating in Lit Up. Here's some information about how the evening will unfold. And here are the initiatives that any money raised during Lit Up will support. I hope you will tune in!