Save the Date: I'm reading at Open Book on May 11th
Tickets are limited (and free), so sign up quickly! (Also included herein, other stuff.)
TL;DR: Sign up for the Loft’s Spring 2023 Student Reading here.
It’s free and open to the public. Masks are highly encouraged, but not required. The reading will be taking place in the Performance Hall at Open Book. Doors open at 5:30 and event starts at 6 PM. Please feel free to share with other interested people!
This is a combination post, because avoiding newsletter overload. 😉
I also posted (but did not email) a quick write-up about the Queer Voices Open Mic event:
Below I’ve included an invitation to join me on Substack Notes (mostly from a template Substack provided me, because life is short). [Apropos of nothing: Funny that Substack’s own spellchecker does not by default include “Substack.”]
I publish notes on Substack Notes, and—if you haven’t already—would love for you to join me there!
Notes is a space on Substack for us to share links, short posts, quotes, photos, and more. I plan to use it for things that don’t fit in the newsletter, like work-in-progress or quick questions.
How to join
You can also share notes of your own. I hope this becomes a space where every reader of Davi Gray's Writing News can share thoughts, ideas, and interesting quotes from the things we're reading on Substack and beyond.
Why Substack Notes
Fellow writers and readers are spending time in Notes for a variety of reasons.
Ted Gioia sees Notes as a forum for dialogue.
The idea behind Notes is simple. Millions of people now participate in Substack as writers and readers—but much of this is built on long articles and essays. We now have a forum for dialoguing and sharing shorter posts.
Chris Ryan is drawn to Substack as an alternative for legacy social media.
One of my main reasons for joining Substack was to wean myself off exploitative social media platforms. I’m hoping this is going to help move us along on that journey!
Sherman Alexie wants to create a kind and creative new space in Notes.
I’m going to focus on being positive, with my own thoughts and photos and by linking to songs, stories, poems from around the web and from other Substacks.
If you encounter any issues, you can always refer to the Notes FAQ for assistance. Looking forward to seeing you there!
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