My article about literary festivals and conferences in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic recently appeared in the July/August 2020 issue of Poets & Writers. “It was important for us to take a step back and look again at our mission statement and remind ourselves our mission isn’t to put on a spring conference,” says Ed Southern. “Our mission is to connect, educate, promote, and serve writers.” To read more about online efforts in the literary community, please click here.
My book From the Caves is the winner of the 2019 Red Hen Press Novella Award. A big thank you to Red Hen Press and warm congratulations to the finalists.
“We want to be understood, but we don’t want to, or feel unable to, share our own stories.” Matthew Robinson and I discuss Memorial Day, writing the war experience, and his novel-in-stories, The Horse Latitudes, which was a finalist for the 2018 Oregon Book Award. Check out our conversation at Fiction Writers Review.
On May 19th, I’ll be joining the Portland, Oregon edition of the national reading series, Why There Are Words. The event will take place at the Hostel Cafe (1810 NW Glisan Street) from 4pm to 6pm, and the theme of the reading will be “Exile and Return.” To learn more about WTAW and the other readers, please click here.
My conversation with Peg Alford Pursell was recently featured at New Orleans Review. In A Girl Goes into the Forest (Dzanc Books, 2019), award-winning author Peg Alford Pursell illuminates the many faces of love and loss in 78 cross-genre stories and fables. Each hybrid flash immerses readers in the complex desires and sorrows of daughters, wives, mothers, as well as sons, husbands, siblings, and artists. To read the interview, please click here.