On Saturday, July 7th, I'll be teaching a class on "Writing YA Fiction" at the Writers Workshop of Asheville in North Carolina. Come learn some do's and don'ts of YA, common mistakes and tropes, the differences between writing the teen voice for YA and for adult audiences, and much more. The class will include readings, writing exercises, and a workshop. For more information, and to buy tickets, visit the TWWOA website. Hope to see you there!
I am delighted to announce that my modern gothic story "The Lady of the House" has been included in Issue #34 of Mud Season Review! Editor-in-chief Lauren Bender writes: "In Constance Renfrow’s story “The Lady of the House,” what appears to be a classic ghost story takes on an extra psychosocial layer, exploring the dysfunctional relationship between the main character Marla and her new husband Armand."
This Sunday, September 17, join Three Rooms Press at the Brooklyn Book Festival! We'll be at Booth 205, showing books new and old. Every hour we'll be raffling off one book; simply leave your name and email, and we'll notify you if you've won the drawing. Stop by to say hello and enter to win a free book!
Also, be sure to stop by Booth 628 to learn more about the low residency MFA program at Pacific University!
This Friday, September 15, join us at the Merchant's House Museum for the last Open Mic Nite of the season. In the 19th century, literary salons gathered great thinkers, artists, and writers under one roof for a night of socialization and “improving conversation.” In that same spirit, the Merchant’s House celebrates the works of today’s new writers, performance artists, and musicians. Our goal is to provide a supportive, welcoming, and inclusive environment for all forms of performing arts: music, readings, comedy, drama, spoken word, etc. Come to share your work or simply enjoy the garden all abloom. Wine & light refreshments will be served.
If you’d like to perform, please bring no more than 8 minutes of material; sign-up available upon entry. Doors open at 6:30, with performances usually beginning at 7.
Admission $10, Students & Seniors $5, FREE for Members.