Glad to have participated in the November 2018 Poets & Writers’ Los Angeles Literary Roundtable, organized by the Poets & Writers magazine. What a great gathering! I enjoyed the Poetry.LA presentation and their noir poetry series with Suzanne Lummis, and talked about The Citadel unveiling. Two roundtable participants, it turns out, have published in The Citadel years ago. A special shoutout to my friend Carla Sameth (also in the photo), whose LGBT parenting memoir One Day on the Gold Line is coming out in July with the Black Rose Press.
Delighted to hear my short story, “The iPad Wars,” read aloud in full by a colleague at the unveiling of the annual issue of The Citadel. After a recent hiatus, our venerable literary journal is back! Published at LACC for more than 50 years, The Citadel features juried fiction and poetry by the writers from LACC, as well as from the surrounding areas (Hollywood, Silverlake, Echo Park). The theme for this issue is what the future holds, and I thought that my story of a father fighting his pre-teen’s conquest of the Internet would illustrate it pretty well – another crossover of parenting experience into memoiristic writing. I am very pleased with its inclusion in the issue.
The kick-off ceremony took place Nov. 14 in front of about 100 students and faculty in the campus Quad. Very festive!
Please contact me directly for the copies of the short story.