Pandemic Performances

Over the next few months, Luna Speaks Blog will be hosting video performances created by authors and artists whose livelihoods have been disrupted by COVID-19. Each video will be accompanied by a mini-interview and a live Twitter and/or Instagram Q&A with the author/artist. This can’t take the place of a live event, but it will hopefully offer an alternative space to celebrate your work and promote the sales of your books. Contact Jane to participate!

Performers & Schedule

Courtney LeBlanc

March 27, 2020

Live Q&A: 1:00pm EST

Courtney LeBlanc is the author of Beautiful & Full of Monsters (Vegetarian Alcoholic Press), chapbooks All in the Family (Bottlecap Press) and The Violence Within (Flutter Press). She has her MBA from University of Baltimore and her MFA from Queens University of Charlotte. She loves nail polish, wine, and tattoos. Read her publications on her blog: Follow her on twitter: @wordperv, and IG: @wordperv79.

Elisabeth Horan

March 31, 2020

Live Twitter Q&A: 3:00 PM EST

Elisabeth Horan is an imperfect creature from Vermont advocating for animals, children and those suffering alone and in pain – especially those ostracized by disability and mental illness. She is Editor in Chief at Animal Heart Press, and Co-Editor at Ice Floe Press. She has several chaps and collections out at Bone & Ink Press, Fly on the Wall Press, Twist It Press, Rhythm and Bones Press, Cephalo Press, and Animal Heart Press. Her newest collection, Alcoholic Betty, is available now at Fly on the Wall Poetry Press. She is a poetry mentor to many up and coming brilliant poets, and proud mama to Peter and Thomas. She recently earned her MA from SNHU, and her MFA from Lindenwood University. She is a 2018 Pushcart Nominee and a 2018 and 2019 Best of Net Nominee. 

Follow her @ehoranpoet  &

Preston Smith

April 6, 2020

Live Twitter Q&A: 2:00pm EST

Preston Smith is an MA candidate in Literature at Wright State University. He is a poetry editor for Periwinkle Literary Journal, and his debut chapbook Red Rover, Red Lover released from Roaring Junior Press in early 2020. He can be found on Twitter (and Instagram!) @psm_writes, tweeting about his cats, Helios and Misty, and fairy tales. His poems appear in Black Bough Poetry, Nightingale & Sparrow, and Pink Plastic House a tiny journal, among others.

Lannie Stabile

April 23, 2020

Live Twitter Q&A: 11:00AM EST

Lannie Stabile (she/her), a queer Detroiter, often says while some write like a turtleneck sweater, she writes like a Hawaiian shirt. A finalist for the 2019/2020 Glass Chapbook Series and semifinalist for the Button Poetry 2018 Chapbook Contest, Lannie’s first published collection, “Little Masticated Darlings,” is now out with Wild Pressed Books. Individual works are published/forthcoming in Frontier, Entropy, Pidgeonholes, Glass Poetry, and more. Lannie currently holds the position of Managing Editor at Barren Magazine and is a member of the MMPR Collective. She is a Best of the Net and Pushcart Prize nominee.   

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