I’m delighted to report that with the airing of our interview with Bill Bleyer, Crime Capsule has reached its 50th episode — a wonderful milestone we celebrated with our first-ever book giveaway on-air. The last 18 months have been an amazing journey, and I couldn’t be more grateful Arcadia, Evergreen, and the Crime Capsule team for getting us this far. Part 1 of the interview can be found here, with even more episodes — and hopefully another 50 — to follow.
NOPF final call
The deadline for proposals for the 2023 New Orleans Poetry Festival is in two days, on January 5. Details at the NOPF website. Submit — we’d love to have you!
byFaith magazine has a report on the 2022 Liturgy Collective conference held this past October in Nashville. For anyone interested in issues of contemporary worship services — not just within one denomination, but across many — I can absolutely recommend this gathering as a place to ask questions, meet others, and dive deeper into ancient traditions. Grateful to the organizers for their hospitality and to the editors of byFaith for the invitation to write this up.
lmnl Literary Festival
For anyone in the New Orleans area, this weekend offers one of the best new literary festivals in town, hosted by the folks at lmnl — all afternoon on Saturday, December 17, writers, writing groups, publications, and more will gather to ring the holidays in in style. I’ll be reading around 3pm; more information at the event page on FB. Don’t miss it — nearly every single writer in town will be there!
I’m delighted to have a poem appear in the Winter 2022 issue of Susurrus, a new magazine focusing on writers in and from the American South. My thanks to the editors — the issue is gorgeous.