This Week is Lit

We've taken a break from This Week is Lit while our Assistant Editor and This Week is Lit mastermind, Cheryth Youngmann, left us to go back to her studies. We've also been welcoming in our fall team of editorial assistants, and we can't wait to introduce them to you. This Week is Lit is back, though, with a fresh gathering of literary offerings from around the web to look forward to in the week ahead.

Usually, we use this space to highlight one literary offering, but this week we're breaking our own rules and bringing you two!

First, up is the Women Filmmakers Showcase hosted by the French Riviera Film Festival. Our Associate Drama Editor, Tracy Vicory-Rosenquest, will be one of the panel participants where she'll talk about screenwriting and film making. She'll be joined by panel moderator, Sue Vicory, the founder of Heartland Films, Inc., as well as filmmaker Eeva Mägi, and filmmaker and photographer Francesca Andre.
Join them for this panel on Friday, September 18 at 11am PST through this link.

Also this week is the book launch of Jubilee by Saranac Review contributor Jennifer Givhan. This event, hosted by Redheaded Stepchild, celebrates Givhan's second novel. She is also the author of the novel Trinity Sight as well as several books of poetry including Landscape with Headless Mama (2015 Pleiades Editors Prize) and Protection Spell (2016 Miller Williams Poetry Prize Series).

This event will be held Thursday, September 17 at 7pm at this link.


September 16 at 12:30-1:30 EST,
Utica College's Lunch Hour Series
Join Utica College as they welcome memoirist and novelist Porochista Khakpour to their lunch hour series. Khakpour is the author of Brown Album, Sick, The Last Illusion, and Sons and Other Flammable Objects. Click here for the details.

September 16 at 8:30 EST, Words Together, Worlds Apart
Celebrate the launch of Kelly Grace Thomas's book Boats Burned. She'll be joined by guests Ruth Awad, Kim Addonizio, Monique Mitchell, Julie Kolchinsky Dasbach. More details here!

September 17 at 5:30pm PST, Hugo House Qurrantine Write-In
Needing space and time to get some writing done? Join the Hugo House for weekly writing time. Click the link to reserve your spot.

September 18 at 7pm CDT, Women & Children First
Women & Children First has yet another all-star lineup, this time with poets Khadijah Queen and Elisa Gabbert. Full event details are available here.