Look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else

I’m having a wonderful time in Philly, visiting with Trillian Stars and the cats, meeting fabulous new creative people, getting better acquainted with the Ukrainian community here. The Ukrainian League of Philly used to be a jail complete with sniper windows and a mysterious bricked up archway in the basement! I’ll upload pics later tonight, but here’s one of the old freezer door:

Just got back from an amazing breakfast at Marrakesh, with Trillian Stars,  Alex, and Shveta (whom I will see again at WisCon, yay!). Now we’re off to my reading/signing at the Ukrainian League of Philadelphia, at the corner of 23rd and Brown Streets in Philadelphia, 2-3pm. You’re all invited if you’re in the neighborhood. There will be coffee and sweets following the reading.

This evening I will get to see Trillian Stars in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead at the Curio Theatre. Previews are tonight and the show runs through the middle of May. Go see it if you can. They sold out last night. For previews! It’s THAT good.


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Valya Dudycz Lupescu has been making magic with food and words for more than 20 years, incorporating folklore from her Ukrainian heritage with practices that honor the Earth. She’s a writer, content developer, instructor, and mother of three teenagers. Valya is the author of THE SILENCE OF TREES and the founding editor of CONCLAVE: A Journal of Character. Along with Stephen H. Segal, she is the co-author of FORKING GOOD: An Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of The Good Place and GEEK PARENTING: What Joffrey, Jor-El, Maleficent, and the McFlys Teach Us about Raising a Family (Quirk Books), and co-founder of the Wyrd Words storytelling laboratory. Valya earned her MFA in Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her poetry and prose have been published in anthologies and magazines that include, The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror, Kenyon Review, Culture, Gargoyle Magazine, Gone Lawn, Strange Horizons, Mythic Delirium. You can find her on Twitter @valya.

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