Not only was yesterday, the 22nd, my birthday, but it was also the first day of the very first BroadwayCon! My friend Jess pointed out that last year, the week of her birthday, we went to Elsie Fest, so the fact that BroadwayCon was on the weekend of my birthday was fortuitous.We got day passes … Continue reading Broadway Con!!!
I haven't been on my computer very much lately because the stupid thing has reached its expiration date. The hinge is broken, so the screen is trying desperately to detach, the spacebar sticks (makes it so hard to type properly), and now the battery is dead and won't recharge!C'est la machinery! It's okay, guys. Everything's … Continue reading Update + WWI Poetry
It's 1796. Alexander Hamilton has resigned from his post of Treasury Secretary to return to practicing law in New York City. He is still involved in public life, still writing long essays against Jefferson under pseudonyms, including one where he hinted very broadly about Jefferson and Sally Hemings.Then in 1797, he comes across a pamphlet … Continue reading The Reynolds Pamphlet: Part 2
One of my favorite songs in Hamilton comes in the second act. It's called "The Reynolds Pamphlet."Thomas Jefferson sings, "Well, he never gon' be President now."It also happens to be one of my favorite parts of the biography on which the show is based, Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow because it's so ridiculous.Alexander Hamilton was … Continue reading The Reynolds Pamphlet (Have You Read This?): Part 1
Today we have a special guest on the blog. Anna Simpson, who is known on the Internet as Emaginette, has released her new book White Light. Here, she tells us what her top ten challenges of writing White Light were.Thanks for having me here today, Michelle.At first, I wasn’t sure if I could come up … Continue reading White Light by Anna Simpson