A big Thank You to the Kerouac House, plus news about upcoming projects and readings:

Photo by Sherard Harrington

First of all, I would like to thank the Kerouac House for hosting UCF’s MFA reading this April. I had such a beautiful experience listening to my fellow MFA-ers read from their new collections, and I cannot tell you how wonderful it felt to share the work from my own collection with my mentors, colleagues, and friends. You have all been gifts in my life, and I am beyond thankful for you.

I have two more readings set up in Orlando before I drive West for the summer/fall. Here are the dates:

May 29 at 5 p.m. – Literary Death Match (Presented by Borrow Press). Location: Urban ReThink.

June 14 at 6 p.m. – There Will Be Words (Hosted by J. Bradley, Presented by Burrow Press). Location: Urban ReThink.

Lastly, I want to announce how happy I am to be included in a new project called “15 Views of Orlando,” where 15 local authors come together, shaping a picture of The City Beautiful. I’m excited to see how this projects takes shape, as I have never felt more at home in a city than this one.

With that said, I’ll close this post with two of Jack Kerouac’s tips for writing:

Accept loss forever

Believe in the holy contour of life

Thank you for reading this. I hope you are enjoying your day and loving your own home, wherever that is.

Love,

Ashley

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