What: Virtual Anthology Launch and Author Reading for "Dreams for a Broken World"
When: Wednesday, November 9 (8 – 9:30pm ET)
Where: Live, via Zoom Cost: Free
Description: "This November, Essential Dreams Press launches a second anthology in the Dreams series: Dreams for a Broken World, from Series Editor Julie C. Day and Guest Editor Ellen Meeropol. We invite you to join us for a celebratory virtual author reading and launch party on November 9th! Pioneer Valley Writers’ Workshop will co-host the launch and reading, which will feature short readings from 12 of the anthology’s 24 authors, shared craft tips and writing prompts (from the authors), as well as raffle prizes and giveaways happening throughout the evening. Prizes include copies of Dreams for a Broken World as well as gift cards to attend Pioneer Valley Writers’ Workshop classes. All who RSVP will have their name entered into the drawings! (You must be present at virtual event to win.)
The anthology brings together twenty-four authors from both genre and literary traditions, including reprints by authors such as Nisi Shawl, Ava Homa, Usman T. Malik, Aimee Liu, Sheree Renée Thomas, and Breena Clarke and original stories from authors such as Charles Payseur, Innocent Chizarama Ilo, Robert V.S. Redick, Marie Vibbert, and Veronica Schanoes. Their work traverses an array of styles, genres, and subject matter, from fantastic to realist, dark to playful, speculative to activist, yet are connected by questions of what it means to live in a fractured and uncertain world: How do we face the ugliness? How do we find a better way forward? In the process of editing and bringing together these stories, Essential Dreams Press Founder and Series Editor Julie C. Day is joined by Guest Co-Editor Ellen Meeropol, alongside Assistant Editors Carina Bissett and Celia Jeffries. All proceeds from the sale of the anthology go directly to the Rosenberg Fund For Children."
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