On November 8, Wildheart authors Letta and Cathy participated in a group reading at More Than Words Bookstore with Laura Kiesel and Alison Barnet. The readings were followed by a panel of youth staffers, who shared their experiences working at More Than Words and their tastes in reading and writing.
Cathy Jacobowitz will present a talk, “On Being a White Novelist,” at the antiracist organization Community Change on October 9, 2014, at 6 PM. After reading a short excerpt from The One-Way Rain, Cathy will discuss the complications of being a white novelist writing about characters of color in America today. The book will be on sale, with all revenues going to Community Change. For more of Cathy’s take on race and racism in contemporary fiction, check out the Antiracist Book Club on her website.
On October 18, 2014, Letta Neely and Cathy Jacobowitz will be reading from their work at More Than Words bookstore in Boston’s South End. The event is “Four Readings on the Theme of Youth,” and they’ll be joined by writers Laura Kiesel and Alison Barnet. The mixture of fiction, memoir and poetry gets underway at 2:00 PM, followed by a panel discussion with the youth staff of More Than Words. Please join us for this literary outing and help support two great organizations—MTW and Wildheart Press!
We have a bouquet of events involving Cathy and/or The One-Way Rain this spring. Please check these out as the fancy suits you! You can get more details on Cathy’s events page, or click to see full details for each on Facebook.
Hope to see you soon!
Wildheart Press founder Letta Neely’s exciting play, 99% Stone, is receiving two staged readings this weekend at the Boston Center for the Arts. Here are the details from The Theater Offensive.
THE THEATER OFFENSIVE INVITES YOU
You’re Invited to a FREE Staged Reading performance of The Theater Offensive’s original musical 99% Stone. Directed by Maureen Shea with Musical Direction by Chauncey Moore. Script by Letta Neely, Maureen Shea and Chauncey Moore.
Saturday March 29th, 2014, 2:00 PM
Sunday March 30th, 2014, 2:00 PM
Boston Center for the Arts Plaza Theater
539 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
99% Stone takes to the stage with the liberating energy of a flash mob and the urgency of a pepper spray blast. The 1969 Stonewall Uprising was the original Queer Occupy Action. 99% Stone tells the story of how a few young Flame Queens and Stone Butch Dykes got fed up, fought back, and sparked an international movement that burst to life.
The Lucy Parsons Center, Boston’s longstanding anarchist bookstore, is hosting Cathy Jacobowitz on May 3, 2014, at 3 PM. Come join Cathy as she reads from The One-Way Rain and discusses the topic “How I Set Out To Write About the Revolution, and How It Changed Me.” See full details on Cathy’s events page and RSVP on Facebook.
To mark the new year, Wildheart Press is giving away two FREE copies of The One-Way Rain. In return for the book we ask that you post a review (any length, any content) on Amazon. Reviews are a crucial way for this remarkable novel to find its audience, and you can help!
How to enter: E-mail the Press with your name and mailing address.
Who can enter: U.S. readers only.
Giveaway period: We are accepting entries during the month of January, 2014. The giveaway closes on January 31. Winners will be picked out of a hat on February 1.
How to post a review: Go to Rain’s page on Amazon.com. Scroll down to the Customer Reviews section and click on Write a Customer Review. Amazon will ask for a login or an e-mail address. Any length of review and any thoughts are welcome—honesty is all that’s required.
Thank you for your interest in The One-Way Rain!
Thank you to everyone who stopped by Frugal Bookstore in Roxbury to celebrate The One-Way Rain! We heard two excerpts dealing with the two different worlds that meet in the novel. A discussion of writing, inequality, and the non-profit industrial complex followed!
To see pictures from the event, please check out this album on Cathy’s Facebook page.
For a post-holiday pick-me-up, join author Cathy Jacobowitz at Frugal Bookstore in Roxbury, Mass., on December 28. Cathy will be signing and reading from The One-Way Rain, and both refreshments and balloons will be on hand! And, of course, a rich selection of books on African-American, Bostonian, and general subjects at Boston’s only Black-owned bookstore. RSVP on Facebook or by e-mailing us.
Over eight hundred people signed up for the chance to win a copy of The One-Way Rain on Goodreads! We are now offering a second giveaway for LibraryThing members. Find us on the Member Giveaway page under “paper only.”