Anyone who has put on a successful event knows that the smoother it looks, the more filled it was with planning, strategizing, delegating, and all the ings. That is to say, there is what happens before an audience, and what happens behind closed doors and/or around the boardroom table. The same is often true for writers, artists, and creatives who set up to sell or share work.

I’ve been writing a good deal about my behind-the-scenes process, but for Day 28, I am excited to share details about some in-person, patron-driven events I will be part of. Details about both are below, but if you happen to be there, or are curious, I will have my normal 3 AM IS THE NEW BLACK vending set-up and “mobile studio,” which includes stickers, bookmarks, postcards with and without pre-written poems, and my typewriter set-up for those requesting on-the-spot, original greeting cards and poems. I am excited to announce that I will ALSO be sharing links, QR codes and “coupons” for the new 3 AM IS THE NEW BLACK online store.

The new store houses tee-shirts, hoodies, bags, pouches, and even a custom-designed yoga mat! I also have e-book versions of some of my poetry collections, including Las Canciones de la Sirena/Siren Song. To peruse – and purchase – visit

Thanks for your support! – Reza Rites

North Attleboro Farmers Market
Wednesday, August 3, 5-8pm.
43 South Washington Street
North Attleboro, MA 02760

Anti-Robot Club’s Market Place
Saturday, August 20, 3-7pm
at (the) Farm Fresh RI (headquarters)
10 Sims Ave.
Providence, RI

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