I’m in a show! I’m in a book!

While I was busy publishing pieces of The October Diary, I was also accumulating some news that I finally have a chance to share. I’m telling a story in a live show next week, and one of my blog posts was published in a book! Let me tell you about them! Let me use exclamation points!

I’m in a show!

Plagiarists Salon - Legacy
Image by Elissa Shortridge

I’m performing in The Plagiarists Salon 43 where artists of various disciplines will present pieces on the theme “Legacy: What will you leave behind?” I got to meet some of the other performers this last Monday, and I’m really excited about the show, which is being presented as a part of Chicago Artists Month. Here is the performance info:

Shows are Monday, November 9th and Tuesday, November 10th at 7:30 pm at the Black Rock Pub and Kitchen (3614 N. Damen Ave., Chicago). Admission is FREE but seating is limited. Come early for dinner or drinks to be sure you can get a seat when the performance space opens.

More information can be found on the Chicago Artists Month site. Get updates by the following the Facebook event for the show.

I’m in a book!

I’d known I’d be anthologized in a book for months, but I didn’t mention it because I didn’t truly believe it was going to happen. Even when I got my check I didn’t quite believe there would actually be a book, but my copy arrived last month.

The book is Humanities, Society and Technology: Living with ChangeIt’s a textbook that includes stories, poems, and essays to drive discussion.

Before agreeing to have my work included I asked about the professor who was creating the anthology, the general focus of the book, and its intended audience. I never thought to ask who else’s work would be in the book. I assumed it would be scholars and bloggers, many of whom I probably wouldn’t have heard of.

Boy, was I wrong.

The book includes famous pieces by Ray Bradbury, Walt Whitman, Thomas Friedman, Charles Dickens, Jack London, William Wordsworth, Martin Luther, Mary Shelley, and more. I am astonished and grateful to have my work published with so many renowned authors.

What blog post was so good as to be published alongside great works of literature? It’s an adapted version of this.

Humanities, Technology, and Society Table of Contents
There I am. Section 6, Item 4. Item 6 is one of my favorite Ray Bradbury stories.

 Bonus news: I passed my test!

Regular readers may recall that I was going to take the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) exam in September. I wrote about my anxieties about taking the test. Well, last month I got my score, and I passed! I’m not quite a CISA yet  because I’m still working on my certification paperwork. I plan to submit it soon. (I had to wait until I got a copy of my grad school transcript.)

Those are my not-so-humble brags. I’m going to have a hard time topping all this in 2016, but I’ll try.

Everything's Coming Up Milhouse

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