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Watch “Laura A. Lord: Boudoir Photos, Self-Esteem, & Poetry | PenPaperPad Talks Books” on YouTube

I know I’ve introduced you to Laura my cohort at The Reverie Journal. Here we discuss a whole menagerie of things- aging, self-confidence small town living, and learning to love yourself. All this and we managed to talk about poetry as well. I hope you enjoy this interview.

Also catch me today on the channel with Amy and Burgess talking about our Camp NaNoWriMo experiences at 8 pm EST on my channel. Join us.

Aloha y’all

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Worldwide party–you’re invited

One of the best things about making videos and writing blog posts has been meeting people from around the world. If only I had an unlimited bank account so I could hangout with all of the people. But alas, I don’t. In order to hangout, I have to be more creative. Tha.Speakeasy

When I lived in Morgantown, West Virginia just a little bit past graduation, I started an event called Tha.Speakeasy. We’d have food, music, poetry, and artwork displayed. It was a chance for people to share their art. The poetry aspect was the biggest part where the winner of the poetry slam would receive some type of prize. It was a fun time.

I decided to try to do something similar but on a global, internet scale. So, Tha.Speakeasy is going to be an open mic night on Facebook. No cover charge. Bring your own Beverage. If you have children and you decide you want to have them involved, that’s fine. But just know that I’m not going to ask anyone to censor themselves. It’s all up to your discretion. I thought about making it 18 and over, but I wasn’t able to change the status.

That being said, here’s the invite on Facebook. Invite as many people as possible. Jot it down in your calendar and show up when you feel like it. It’ll be going on from 8 pm EDT to 8 pm EDT. Hit the event when the timing is right for you.

Let me know in the comments if you’ll be coming.

And if you haven’t already, sign up for my GoodReads giveaway. It ends on April 16th so you still have time to enter!


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