Valya Dudycz Lupescu

Writer, fueled by coffee

Valya Dudycz Lupescu

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    Spring (if only for a moment)

    Spring (if only for a moment)

    March 31st, 2014

    I know it won't last, but at this very moment there is sunshine and warm weather in Chicago! It's Spring! I wrote until way too early in the morning, but I'm happy for the progress. Then I met a friend for lunch, who put up with my slightly slap-happy and sleep-deprived state. I am feeling so grateful for this beautiful day. I had a wonderful time at the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts in Florida, and I'll write about it soon. I have a few blog posts to finish, comic book pages to revise, and stories to send off. Soon. But right now,[...]

    Crossroads and Connections

    Crossroads and Connections

    March 8th, 2014

    Chicago has such a great theater scene, with more than 200 small, critically acclaimed theatre companies. I've seen Shakespeare in a former church, sketch comedy in a grungy basement, a puppet show in a smoky pub. I love all the opportunities to see provocative theater, emerging playwrights, and innovative ensembles. When a friend called my attention to Cameron McNary's "Of Dice and Men" being performed by Otherworld Theatre, there was no question. The play appeals to my love of theatre and my love of things geeky—I wanted to see it right away. I met my friend Sean at The Public House Theatre for[...]

    Things Literary and Fantastic

    Things Literary and Fantastic

    March 5th, 2014

    This past weekend I returned to New York City to spend time with the wonderful Nancy Hightower (who just signed her poetry collection, The Acolyte, with Port Yonder Press). I also met with my new literary agent, Sara Crowe of Harvey Klinger, Inc. Sara represents children's fiction and adult fiction and non fiction. Her clients include NYT Bestselling author Jonathan Maberry and USA Today Bestselling author Jeff Hirsch; her authors have been nominated for Edgars and the Morris Award, and have been on the ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults list and in the Top Ten. She is consistently ranked among the top[...]

    Love & Words

    Love & Words

    February 13th, 2014

    Back when Turntable.fm just started getting popular, a few of us joined Neil Gaiman on the site to share recordings of poetry in "Neilhimself's House of Poetry." The site had a small selection of recorded poems, but many of us scoured the internet and personal collections to find our favorites to share: Poe, Glück, Yeats, Levertov, Cummings, etc. It was a nice way to spend an hour at midnight while taking a break from writing. It's been over a year since the last poetry sharing night, so when I saw that the Poetry Foundation was celebrating with recorded love poetry for Valentine's[...]

    Good things to read, watch, and use

    Good things to read, watch, and use

    February 3rd, 2014

    I was invited to share three things that I like to read, watch, and use on this website: 27goodthings.com. I invite you to take a look at my good things and peruse the answers of other writers, artists, and creative people who have participated. Because we all need good things on a Monday. http://27goodthings.com/2014/02/03/valya-dudycz-lupescu-author/[...]

Critical Acclaim

Lovely Prose

The lovely prose and the mix of mythic Ukrainian matter with a contemporary setting won me over. Continue reading on sfsite.com

5 out of 5 stars

This is definitely something to read and add to your collection if you enjoy a good story that involves the use of folk tales. 5 out of 5 stars. Continue reading on Indie Comix

Robert McClelland
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