March 3rd is both World Day of the Writer and Shiisaa Day. Next year I’m going to find a way to combine two of my favorite things. Today I’ll just share some of the things I’ve set up recently. One of my goals in 2023 is to build community. My dream online world would be full of all the quirky people I know and we would work together to build each other up. Here are five things I started up toward that end.

    Personal note: Someone PLEASE join the book club! I am so excited to read Austin Kleon as a group.

    1. Watch the EYW YouTube podcast.
    2. Submit poems to the Poetry Spotlight.
    3. Connect with the EYW Facebook page or group.
    4. Join the EYW book club.
    5. Be a guest on the EYW show.

    And speaking of an awesome community… I felt priveleged to be on this panel today. Listening to Kate Forbes read my story “Just Us League” was the bucket list item I didn’t know I needed.

    The Pixel Project ( proudly presents their 16th live Read For Pixels YouTube Livestream session Panel Session, “Hear Her Roar: The Power of Audiobooks to Imagine a World Where There is Justice for Victims of Violence Against Women”. This panel features award-winning audiobook narrators Cynthia Farrell and Kate Forbes, acclaimed Horror author Angela Yuriko Smith, and acclaimed Historical Supernatural Fantasy author Leanna Renee Hieber. The session is held in support of the audiobook the first Read For Pixels charity anthology, “Giving the Devil His Due”. During this session, Ms. Farrell, Ms. Forbes, Ms. Hieber, and Ms. Smith will be discussing how audiobooks can help book lovers imagine a world where victims voices are amplified and justice is served against perpetrators of violence against women. “Giving the Devil His Due” is available in audiobook, e-book, paperback from all major booksellers and audiobook platforms worldwide from now until 31 October 2023.

    By Angela Yuriko Smith

    Angela Yuriko Smith is a third-generation Ryukyuan-American, award-winning poet, author, and publisher with 20+ years in newspapers. Publisher of Space & Time magazine (est. 1966), two-time Bram Stoker Awards® Winner, and HWA Mentor of the Year, she shares Authortunities, a free weekly calendar of author opportunities at

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