A Double Dose of Readings — Amanda Miska
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A Double Dose of Readings

2 February 2016 A Double Dose of Readings

The only way I am managing to update my website right now is by drinking this industrial sized Dunkin Donuts iced coffee. I had a lovely but exhausting weekend reading first at Big Blue Marble Bookstore on Saturday night with dear friends/super inspirations Susan Rukeyser and Sara Lippmann. We had a great audience.


Sara Lippmann, reading “Jew” from her collection “Doll Palace”


Susan Rukeyser, reading an excerpt from her novel, “Not on Fire, Only Dying”


Look! It’s me, reading my recent short story from Strangelet.

On Sunday, my family drove with me down to Columbia, Maryland for the Little Patuxent Review MYTH issue launch at the lovely rustic Oliver’s Carriage House.  My featured short essay from the issue was about body image, motherhood, and depression and I almost managed to make it through without crying. Almost…


Look at that space!


Reading “Missed Connections for My Self”

It was a lovely weekend, and I am beyond  thankful to have had the opportunity to read with so many wonderful writers and to feel like my work affected people–that’s the best part of this job. (Okay, and the reception snacks.)

Thank you to all of my friends and family who came out and supported me! I couldn’t do any of this without you.


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