Today we are pleased to feature author Charlotte Holmes as our Authors Talk series contributor. In her talk, quick and simple at first glance, she explores how we negotiate space as humans and as writers.
Charlotte begins by talking about the space that is the subject of her essay, “Open House:” a large home that once hosted a monastery. She imagines all the ways someone might use so much space. There would be room to take up modern dance, have multiple writing rooms, or to host all of your relatives. If one doesn’t want it at the moment though, “just close the doors.” She relates this to the negotiation of space on the page and tells us how “Open House” uses white space.
You can read and listen to “Open House” in Superstition Review, Issue 19.
Congratulations to our past contributor, Charlotte Holmes. Charlotte just received the gold medal in short fiction from the The 2017 Independent Publisher Book Awards. The “IPPY” award is the world’s largest book award competition. Charlotte won for her recent collection, The Glass Labyrinth from BkMk press. You can find out more about the book here. Charlotte published a powerful nonfiction piece titled “Open House” in Superstition Review Issue 19, which you can access here. Congratulations once again to Charlotte for this prestigious award.
The Arizona State University Department of English invites you to an open house in celebration of the RED INK International Journal of Indigenous Literature, Arts, & Humanities. There will be indigenous food, and refreshments, along with poetry, stories, and music.
This event is free of charge and is open to the public. The event takes place on Friday, September 16th from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Durham Language and Literature Building (LL), room, 215, ASU Tempe Campus. For more information visit the Facebook event or the official event page.