hello, friends! i apologize that it's been a bit since i posted any updates. to make up for it, have two AMAZING PIECES OF NEWS!
AMAZING PIECE OF NEWS NUMBER 1 — AKINOGA PRESS WILL BE SELLING BOOKS AT AWP2017!!!!!!!!!!
i know! i'm as shocked as you probably are! this is an unbelievable opportunity and i am so deeply grateful to Dayana Stetco it's kind of ridiculous. I had Dayana for a few wonderful classes in undergrad (i passed out in one of them; ask me about it when you see me at AWP) and she was gracious enough to offer me space on her exhibitor's table to sell my wares.
SO, when you get to the book fair, look for table 739, which is here:
and i will be somewhere behind it trying to not hyperventilate because I'M SELLING MY BOOKS AT AWP!!!!!1
AMAZING PIECE OF NEWS NUMBER 2 — AKINOGA PRESS WILL BE PUBLISHING IN PLACE OF THIS IN PROBABLY LESS THAN A MONTH!
yep, that's right: in all of this radio silence, i worked up another book for y'all! It is written by Dayana Stetco (yep, the SAME ONE) and Shannon Miller, and is:
a hybrid of illuminated facebook posts, emails, real and imaginary exchanges, and brief meditations on the nature of theatre, nostalgia, unhappiness, and inevitable encounters — a conversation in the shape of a tango, an ending, a beginning
i am so excited for y'all to read this book. i love it. i love everything about it, and hopefully you will, too. if you JUST CAN'T WAIT, i can help in two ways.
1) i can point you in the direction of THIS READING, thursday, feb. 9th, at the george washington university textile museum. the reading is off-site and runs from 4-6. Dayana will be taking the stage at some point and will FOR SURE be giving all who attend a sneak peak of what In Place of This has in store
and 2) i can point you in the direction of this, oh briefest taste of excerpt
there will be a pre-order signup/email sheet at the table, so please, COME ON BY AND PRE-ORDER ONE OF THESE BOOKS!
it's worth it.