Liza Achilles reading poetry from Two Novembers at the Writer's Center in Bethesda Maryland

I’m officially on book tour during the upcoming months. Whether you live in the DC area or elsewhere in the U.S. or world, I have just the event for you!

You’ll enjoy attending my author events because I’ve prepared presentations that will entertain you with personal anecdotes, comedic interludes, and sonnet readings. Plus, you’ll get to be a voyeur into my love life. (And let’s be honest—who doesn’t have a secret passion for spying on other people’s lives?)

Events for Those Not in the DC Area:

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Book Launch on Zoom

Liza Achilles, Author of Two Novembers, in Conversation With Mary Dempsey
Sunday, June 30, 2024
4–5pm Eastern / 3-4pm Central / 2-3pm Mountain / 1-2pm Pacific / Other time zones welcome
Free and open to the public

More Events in U.S. Cities Coming Soon

Author events in various U.S. cities are in the works. Ann Arbor and Seattle are very likely this year. Southern California is a definite possibility for next year.

I’m also looking into visiting other cities where I have family or friends. Do you know of an opportunity in your city for a debut author and confessional poet? Drop me a line. I want to know about it!

Events in the DC Area:

Beltway Cafe, MLK library in DC, June 13 2024 at 6:30pm

Beltway Cafe

Liza Achilles, Author of Two Novembers, Featured Poet
Thursday, June 13, 2024, 6:30pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G St NW, Washington, DC
Free and open to the public

People's Book presents Liza Achilles in conversation with Mary Dempsey author talk Monday July 1st at 7pm

People’s Book

Liza Achilles, Author of Two Novembers, in Conversation With Mary Dempsey
Monday, July 1, 2024, 7-8pm
People’s Book
7014-A Westmoreland Avenue, Takoma Park, Maryland
Free and open to the public / RSVP with People’s Book on their event web page

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Busboys and Poets

Liza Achilles, Author of Two Novembers, in Conversation With Elizabeth Borda Rivera, in Celebration of Disability Pride Month
Sunday, July 14, 2024, 5-6:30pm
Busboys and Poets Takoma
235 Carroll St NW, Washington, DC
Free and open to the public / RSVP with Busboys and Poets on their event web page (once it’s posted on their calendar)

Mary Dempsey headshotElizabeth Borda Rivera headshotA big thank you to Mary Dempsey (first photo) and Elizabeth Borda Rivera (second photo) for presenting with me at these events!

Mary A. Dempsey is a writer, editor and author of Finding Love After Loss: A Relationship Roadmap for Widows. She began her career in journalism as a wire service reporter and subsequently worked as an editor at newspapers and magazines in the United States and Latin America. She is a foreign film lover and a ravenous reader of fiction.

Elizabeth Borda Rivera is a Federal Analyst with the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Head Start in the Department of Health and Human Services. She works as a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) carrying a portfolio of contracts, providing guidance to other CORs, and mentoring junior CORs. She is also the Chair of ACF’s Disability Employee Resource Group where she develops educational programming for ACF employees about ableism and the legal rights of employees with disabilities and advocates for inclusion of disability in workplace diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) efforts. Additionally, she provides guidance and resources to ACF employees with disabilities. Finally, Elizabeth is an animal lover, especially her fur baby Gus.

And while I’m sharing bios . . .

Liza Achilles is the author of Two Novembers: A Memoir of Love ’n’ Sex in Sonnets, to be published by Beltway Editions on July 1, 2024. She has contributed poetry and nonfiction to Beltway Poetry Quarterly, The Headlight Review, Tofu Ink Arts Press, Brief Wilderness, The Big Windows Review, Burrow, Exacting Clam, the Washington Independent Review of Books, the Silent Book Club blog, and independent blogs. Her blog for the discerning reader and author website are at She lives in the Washington, DC, area.

Visit my Publications page to learn more about Two Novembers and take a sneak peek.

Visit my Events page to stay informed about upcoming author events.

A huge thanks to Beltway Editions for publishing my book and supporting me as I launch my debut book!

Finally, I wish to express gratitude to YOU, my readers and supporters. Hope to see you at an upcoming event!!

What else in on your calendar for the summer of 2024?