Last Friday was the reception for Best of elementia, an anthology of works that were published in elementia magazine over the last fifteen issues. My sonnet “Curse of the Huntresses,” which first appeared in elementia issue xiv, was republished in the Best of elementia anthology, along with an author interview of…me! The Best of reception was open mic, so I was allowed to read three of my pieces: “Curse of the Huntresses,” published in issue xiv and Best of; “Ghosts,” which won first place in Showcase Selections, and “Place of Lore,” which was not only published in elementia’s issue xii, but is also my first ever published piece.
Last night was the reception for elementia issue xiv! I wasn’t as special as last year, since the lights didn’t go out during my reading (haha). I must have done a decent job reading though, because I even got congratulations from some of the other readers. 😄
Last night I went to the elementia reception for issue xiii. It was quite the exciting evening! I even managed to be the lucky person who had the lights go out while I was up reading, haha. Despite this (or perhaps because of it) everyone seemed to love my reading and were very congratulatory.
I just got home from attending the reception held in honor of author Naomi Shihab Nye and the poets who were published in elementia magazine. It was more fun than I would have thought, and I got to read my poem aloud. I even did my first book (er, magazine) signings for my friends and family who came.
Also, a thank you to everyone who came for me. Thanks for all the support (and compliments)!