“Literary Festivals Go Virtual” at Poets & Writers

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.

“Sewanee Celebrates Thirty Years” at Poets & Writers

Screen Shot 2019-02-19 at 9.34.07 AMMy piece covering the thirtieth session of the Sewanee Writers’ Conference recently appeared in the March/April 2019 issue of Poets & Writers. “Perhaps the best indication of the conference’s Southern roots,” writes Alice McDermott, “is how deeply and leisurely, warmly and wittily, people at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference talk to one another.” To read more about the conference’s history and its 2019 gathering, please click here.