I knew this semester was going to be busy, but it’s got even more so as time has gone along! Here are the places I’ll be appearing and the things I’ll be doing for new releases in the coming weeks. Sorry for the cut and paste — in a rush! Running from now until May.
*SAT 23 Mar 2013
Author Readings from the New England Chapter of Sisters in Crime & Hudson Valley Writers Guild:
East Greenbush Library 2pm
I’ll be reading from Lush Situation! Drop by and hear a few stories
*MON 25 Mar 2013
How to Keep Writing with a Full-Time Job
Berkshire Festival of Women Writers
Blodgett House, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, 7–9 p.m.
The urge to write inspires many of us, but the practical limitations of a regular life—job home, friends, family—often seem to conspire to fill all the hours in the day. What sleight of hand does it take to find time and motivation to write? Multitasker extraordinaire Kate Laity will offer sensible approaches to time management and practical suggestions for keeping your writing projects on track and moving forward. No magical skills are required.
*WED 27 Mar 2013
Popular Culture Association National Conference: Washington, D. C. I’ll be giving a paper on the letters O & V 😉
*THU 28 Mar 2013
Tirgearr Publishing releases LUSH SITUATION: A CHASTITY FLAME ADVENTURE across all social media 🙂
*SUN 31 Mar 2013
LAUNCH PARTY FOR SO IT GOES: A TRIBUTE TO KURT VONNEGUT
||Celebrate the release of Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing’s first anthology, SO IT GOES: A TRIBUTE TO KURT VONNEGUT. All drinks will be free. And virtual.
*MON 8 Apr 2013
Text As Art Reception: Arts Center of the Capital Region
April 8, 2013 — 07:00 PM
Sometimes the written word can be represented visually. This Bookmarks is dedicated to words that tell a visual story. The exhibit will be displayed on the Arts Center’s Foyer gallery from March 16th – April 21st, 2013. I’ll be talking about 5¢ per Word.
Join us for the reception on April 8th at 7PM. This event is free and open to the public.
*WED 10 Apr 2013
ALBANY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Wonder how social media is changing the writing life? So are we! Luckily, local author, medievalist, Fulbrighter, and St. Rose professor K.A. Laity has great insight and will present, “Social Media & Writers in the Digital Age: how have Facebook, Twitter, and such changed the life of the writer in the 21st century?” K.A. Laity is the author of “Owl Stretching,” “Pelzmantel and Other Tales,” “Unikirja: Dream Book,” the editor of “Weird Noir,” and she will read from her speculative fiction eBook, “Unquiet Dreams.” Please join us!!
*SAT 13 Apr 2013
K. A. Laity
Kristi Petersen Schoonover
*SAT 20 Apr 2013
“Twitter for Writers”
Bethlehem Public Library ~ 11am
Whew! And you know, in between teaching and writing and whatnot. Okay, maybe not much time for whatnot!
So, for no reason at all, here’s a marvelously surreal quote from the inimitable Mark E. Smith from a terrific bunch of them at NME (NSFW):