Glenda has a new poetry collection coming in Fall 2023 from Finishing Line Press. The book is called Weaver's Knot: Poems and includes many of Glenda's published as well as unpublished poems. Watch the space for information about pre-publication orders!
Eve's Garden made it to Small Press Distribution's Fiction Bestseller List! We're sending up small flares in gratitude to our readers and all the fabulous bookstore clerks who have handsold the book.
Fall Readings and Signings for Weaver's Knot:
September 30, 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon: Glenda will sign books at M. Judson, Booksellers, 130 S. Main St., Unit 200, Greenville, SC. Come say hello and maybe pick up a copy for a friend and yourself?
October 15, Via Zoom, 3:00 to 5: 00 p.m. VIRTUAL Book Launch Party! Free! But please get your tickets here: www.eventbrite.com/e/667851641237?aff=oddtdtcreator. Your ticket will enter you for small prizes and every ticket holder will get a menu and recipes for the party. Emcee is the hilarious Tricia Booker, aided by Linda Mowry. Not only will Glenda read, but her friends will also read a poem from her collection and maybe add a poem of their own--it's a poetry chain!Featured will be Raine Geoghan, Lynn Hutchinson Lee, Ellen LaFleche, Darlyn Finch Kuhn, and Rachael Dosen.
November 4, 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon, Book Signing, San Marco Books, 1971 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Come pick up a copy for yourself and/or a friend, or just say hello!(It's lonely out here on the book trail!)
November 10, 4:00 to 6: 00 p.m. Writer's Block Bookstore, 316 N. Park Avenue, Winter Park FL 32789. Writer's Block presents poet Glenda Bailey-Mershon and novelist John Hughes reading from their new works and in conversation on "Struggling Toward Eden: A View Toward a Better South."
Glenda is available for workshops, talks, and readings.
Every year, Glenda prepares a few short workshop topics for libraries, bookstores, and community groups, which she offers for free. Below is this year's list. She is available from March through October.
"Three Exercises to Keep Your Pen Flowing"
"Five Things I Learned on the Way to Publication"
"Good Habits for Writers: Train yourself, Train your Family, Train Your Friends!"
"Building Scenes That Snap and Crackle"
"Let's Play: Poetry Into Prose, and Vice Versa"
"Learning to Sip: Poetry as Distilled Spirit"
Glenda will also customize a workshop for your group, given enough lead time. Why not suggest that Glenda be invited to speak at your library, book club, or organization? Contact Information at the Link Above.
Also see: "Performances from Eve's Garden," at left, for a glimpse of combined music and literature performances with Glenda and friends.
Send us a photo of yourself reading Weaver's Knot or Eve's Garden!
Speaking of readers, send us a photo of you reading Eve's Garden, and we'll feature it here on the web page. Zany, stately, or ridiculous, we'd like to see how you express your opinion about the book. Here's a first, from Bobbie Bear of California, who seems to be taking it very seriously. She gave it five stars on Goodreads, so we know she really liked it! See who else liked the book _https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22229084-eve-s-garden
Past Events "Finding Your Personal Landscape" Poetry Workshop at the St. Augustine Poetfest, Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL. April 2023 Wake Forest University, TRIBBLE HALL, WINSTON SALEM, NC, United States 27109-9998, Winston-Salem, NC Glenda Bailey-Mershon was interviewed onstage by Associate Professor Phoebe Zerwick of the University's Writing Program as part of the University's Roma Issues in Contemporary Europe program. April 8 is International Roma Day.
7:00 p.m., Old Capitol Museum in the Senate Chambers, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Romani Artists: On the Front Lines for Human Rights. The program will focus on three Romani artists: Glenda Bailey-Mershon, author; George Mahia Vasilescu, artist; and Oleg Timofeyev, musician, who will discuss their art and their experiences. Doors open at 6:30 PM and the program begins at 7:00. Glenda will appear via Skype, so you must be logged into the program to see and hear her. Check for details at http://ciuin-ferrin.com.
Minneapolis Convention Center & Hilton Minneapolis Hotel, Minneapolis, MN, Time and Place TBA AWP Conference, Booth #309 Glenda will be appearing and signing books on Friday, April 10, from 3-4 p.m. at the Associated Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) conference.
Joe's Place, 640 S. Main Street, Greenville, SC Glenda Bailey-Mershon (Eve's Garden) and Pat Spears (Dream Chaser) read from and sign their latest work. A bit of Romani "Gypsy" music follows Glenda wherever she goes, so expect a twirl or two.
"One Writer's Encounter with Her Ancestors," Trine University, Indiana.
"Incorporating Romani History in Literature," New York University, NYC.
Knox College Faculty-Alumni Book Fair, Galesburg, IL.
Other Words Conference, Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL.
Book Signings and Readings in Bookstores from Chicago to Florida.