Monday, November 20, 2017

Reading at the Miami Book Fair!

Hi, all! Words cannot even begin to express how honored I was to read at the Miami Book Fair! I haven't really posted about it because life has been too crazy as usual, but I had a short essay published in the anthology, We Can't Help it if We're From Florida. I am alongside some of my favorite writers such as Lindsay Hunter, Sarah Gerard, and Lydia Yuknavitch! Even cooler: my creative writing professor John Henry Fleming is also in the anthology. It's a wonderful feeling to know that my work was included in the same book as the professor who helped to mold the beginning stages of my writing. Last, the anthology got the official stamp of approval from National Book Award finalist, Lauren Groff! 

Now that I've gushed about the anthology, it's time to gush about the Miami Book Fair! I was lucky enough to be invited by Burrow Press to read from the anthology. In case you haven't heard of the Miami Book Fair, it is the largest book fair in the United States. So many awesome authors attend each year. This year, one of my favorites, Edwidge Danticat, sat in the audience while I read. Talk about a lot of pressure. The reading went well, and even though my time was short, I'm glad that I had the opportunity. I will forever be grateful. 

Here I am pictured with my dear friend, Letisia Cruz, who came out to hear me read! 

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