Monday, September 21, 2009

Courtney and Writopia Writers in Publishers Weekly!

The following blurb appears this week in Publishers Weekly! Yay, Courtney!

Thinking ‘Positive’

On the other side of the river, the launch party for author Courtney Sheinmel’s new novel, Positively (S&S, Sept.), was also held last Sunday, at Books of Wonder in Manhattan. Positively tells the story of Emmy, an HIV-positive 13-year-old who has just lost her mother to AIDS; Sheinmel is donating a portion of proceeds from the book to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Sheinmel read from and signed copies of Positively at the event, which also featured a performance by 13-year-old singer/songwriter Jessarae. Here, Sheinmel signs copies of her book for a group of her students from the Writopia Lab, where she teaches fiction writing to aspiring authors.

And here is the rest of it.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the shout-out! It was great to see so many Writopia faces!

Rebecca Segall said...

Always happy to give a shout out to a Writopia teacher. And...I edited the post to add a link allowing folks to buy your book online! (Hint, hint, dear reader.)