Autumn Konopka


Featured Reading

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 7pm

Elkins Park Free Library
563 Church Road,
Elkins Park, PA

I'll be reading as part of a bi-monthly poetry series hosted by my dear friend Steve Delia, but I'll be shaking things up by reading prose instead of poetry (shhh!! don't tell). The event is free, open to the public, and includes an open mic, so bring your own poetry to share (or prose, let's really have some fun!!).

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Show & Tell:

Writing Hard Things

Thursday, Nov. 16, 12-1pm

Indy Hall, Virtual
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In this talk, I'll discuss my approach to writing about difficult topics and how to balance candor and sensitivity so that readers feel seen, validated, and safe all at once.

I'll share exercises, strategies, and techniques for anyone interested in writing hard things and taking a trauma-informed approach to creative writing.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Book Signing

Saturday, Nov. 18, 2-5pm

Capricorn Books
605 West Ave.
Jenkintown, PA

Since I'm not running & I won't need to carb load or do a shakeout run, I'll be spending the day before the Philly marathon hanging out in this adorable local bookshop, signing books and chatting. If you're in the area, come on out and say hi, grab a copy of Pheidippides Didn't Die if you don't have one or maybe pick one up for a reader on your Christmas list.

Karaoke Launch Party!

Sunday, December 10, 2-4pm

Indy Hall
Northern Liberties

We'll celebrate the launch of Pheidippides Didn't Die Mac & Libby style -- with karaoke and a lovely rooftop view of the Philly skyline.

I'll do a little reading, maybe a little talking about the book (but not too much). We'll have some low-pressure karaoke, and there'll be light food, adult beverages, non-adult beverages, raffles, giveaways, and general merriment.

The party is free, and open to all. Though the book has a solid R-rating, this will be a PG-13, family-friendly affair.