I am so looking forward to the Advanced Short Story Workshop I’ll be leading for the Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver, CO. The Lydia Davis Reading-as-a-Writer class that I was leading through December went incredibly well: the writers who took the class were just awesome, and we studied and engaged some of Davis’ best and most […]
Very touched that Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver, CO asked me to post a few reflections on their blog for their Lit Matters series, an annual series in which writers and readers express why supporting and elevating literary arts—the mission of Lighthouse Writers Workshop— is important to them. I reflected on the ways in which the compressed […]
My Fall 2015 Intermediate/Advanced Short Story workshop is now full at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop, but I still have a few seats in my Reading as a Writer: Lydia Davis and the Art of Compression course — and I hope you’ll join us on Thursday nights starting in mid-November! The Lighthouse is an absolutely fantastic […]
The 2015 O.Henry Prize Stories anthology came out today, and it’s truly a humbling event. “Cabins,” originally published in Subtropics, is in there, alongside some of the greatest writers I’ve read. Laura Furman wrote this exceptional introduction to this edition, and one of the three jurors, Michael Parker, selected “Cabins” as his favorite in the collection — […]
I am so grateful and pleased to be teaching again for the amazing community at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver, Colorado this fall. I am currently LOVING my students in my Writing the Short Story workshop, and I am very much looking forward to teaching two more classes before the new year is upon […]
The PA State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) ran a nice faculty profile on the West Chester University Creative Writing program, me, and the O.Henry Award Prize Story anthology coming out this coming Fall 2015. Though I appear gray, wizened, and generally uncomfortable in the profile picture, I am in fact very grateful for the […]
I am so thrilled to be teaching for the Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver, CO again this fall. I have a few seats left in my workshop that starts August 24th. Tuition help is available, and the Lighthouse Community is rich, deep, engaging, wonderful. Take a look: https://lighthousewriters.org/workshop/detail/id/1246
Denver: I am reading again in your hallowed halls — this time at the Mercury Cafe, at the special invitation of the F Bomb Flash Fiction Reading Series! Tuesday, April 12, 2015 | Time will be released soon.
I am thrilled to be reading beside Wendy J Fox and Lucinda Stein at the Bookbar on May 9, 2015 in celebration of having Scandamerican Domestic named a Colorado Book Award Finalist.
Come join me and the English Department at the La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA for a cool Fiction Reading on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 5:00PM! Details to follow.