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Headlining at Literary Fest in Riverside Park June 11 + Summer Editing & More

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Hello Folks,

Next Saturday June 11, I’ll be appearing as the prose headliner at the Amp Lit Festival in Riverside Park. Deets below. I hope you can make it!
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From the Fest:

AmpLit Fest: Saturday, June 11, 11 am – 6 pm, Riverside Park @ W 70th
Co-produced by Lamprophonic and Summer on the HudsonAmpLit Fest is a free, daylong festival that brings authors of all backgrounds, styles, and levels of recognition to center stage. With readings, workshops, panels, and a community market, AmpLit Fest makes one of life’s most solitary acts — writing — a public celebration.

Jill Dearman: The Great Bravura 
4:45 pm – 6 pm 
As our headlining author, Jill Dearman (featured on NPR) will read from her debut novel, The Great Bravura. This darkly suspenseful tale follows the self-destructive path of a lesbian magician in 1940s NYC caught up in a love triangle of her own creation. Jill will talk with us about noir literature, film noir, the writing life, and more.

“Brutal and magical and sexy as hell. Dearman’s noir voice shatters boundaries I never knew existed.”
—Augusten Burroughs, author, Running With Scissors.

Read noir author and scholar Robert Polito’s interview with Jill Dearman about “The Great Bravura” and all things noir in The Brooklyn Rail:

Editing and Coaching Summer Special!

I love the summer! I don’t mind the stultifying heat, and I find that in these off months when slacking is more in vogue, a lot of writing can get done while nobody’s looking. Want to make progress on your book or script? Hope to have a draft done (or at least make a major dent in it) by Labor Day? Let’s caucus re: editing and coaching.
I’ve been working as a writing coach and editor for thirteen years and my luck hasn’t run out yet! (Cue the fuzzy dice to roll…)

For my philosophy on Editing:

To see how I work with writers, check out my book trailer for
Bang the Keys (Penguin):

Bang the Keys: Four Steps to a Lifelong Writing Practice (Penguin) by Jill Dearman.
Book trailer:

Happy Summer, All!

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