For the last weekend of August, I hung out with the coolest being in my life, MacKenzie, a.k.a Adam’s Niece:
She seemed to like One Headlight, and so did these outlets — thank you all for reviewing my first book or having me in your studio :)
Alaska Public Media — Hometown Alaska, interview with Kathleen McCoy and Justin Williams: “Two First Books by Young Alaska Writers”
Pine Hills Review — Interview with Alex J. Tunney: “It’s beautiful. It’s stupid. It’s not practical, but I loved it.”
Chelsea News & Our Town — Review by Lorraine Duffy Merkl: “From Alaska to the Apple: Matt Caprioli’s debut memoir is a story of resilience and fortitude.”
Lambda Literary — Edited by Sydney Heidenberg: “August’s Most Anticipated LGBTQ Literature”
It's hard these days to "buy the ticket, take the ride" but in August, I did my absolute best (with a flowery mask when indoors) by visiting Anchorage for a few days, Aug 20 - 23.
I don’t have any big events planned for September, but if you’re around NYC, I’ll see you in Van Cortlandt Park at this potlatch through Lehman College on Sept 3 at 1pm. RSVP through Eventbrite!
One Headlight launched at Nasty Pig Design Studios on Aug 6, hosted by the sui generis Denne Michelle (who’s since ascended the throne of Electronic Literature — congratulations, Editor-in-Chief!!).
You can check out the video one kind soul took here.
After a lovely in-person Alaskan launch at Mad Myrna’s on Aug 21, a very insightful convo with Martha Amore at The Writer’s Block, then a radio interview with the Terri Gross of Alaska – Kathleen McCoy – I’m looking forward to just teaching classes at Lehman from my apartment in Queens!
Before I headed back to NYC, I swung by the Dimond Center for some ice skating joy with my high school BFF Christy & Handsome Elliot, whose wedding I officiated back in June :)
Other than the BOOK – which you should support through an indie like Astoria Bookshop or The Writer’s Block (or Bookshop!) – Brevity’s Nonfiction Blog published an essay about my reading routine: The Bradbury: Reading (and Writing) Whatever.
I also blogged about Netflix’s brilliant new comedy, The Chair:
I’m still hammering away at a screenplay [Sally May], researching for a collection of essays [Incomplete Sentences], and playing around with (tentative title) Tango: the Art & Love of Jasper Johns & Robert Rauschenberg.
This morning, I started in earnest one short story that I’m most excited for. The title cracks me up. I’ll share it with you next month :)
Take care and have fun,