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Thurber House

I’m super excited to be teaching another workshop at Thurber House this fall!


This class will be on creative nonfiction. They’ve got a great line up this season, including workshops with Lisa Lopez Snyder, Gigi Morgan, Tom Barlow, and others. Check out the whole schedule here!

Upcoming Thurber House class

I’m teaching a class at Thurber House in Columbus next Monday, April 27, from 6:00-8:00p. The slogan of Thurber House is “Where laughter, learning, and literature meet.” Dude, those are three of my favorite things!

The topic of the class is “Building a Story from the Ground Up,” and here’s the description: You have great characters and a great idea, but how do you set them both in motion and keep the momentum going in a short story? You’ll learn about strategies to avoid common pitfalls in a story’s beginning, middle, and the ever-crucial end.

If interested, there are still a few spots open and you can register here. If this isn’t your bag or you’re not free at this time, be sure to check out the other great workshops they have going on, along with other literary events. 

Can’t wait!

Story for All!

I’m super excited and honored to be teaching at the Antioch Writers’ Workshop one-day spring seminar, Story for All: Stage, Screen, and Page. If you’re interested in learning more about the elements for story writing, screenwriting, or playwrighting, this is a great opportunity. Please help me spread the word!FlyersforSpringOneDay

Ben Stroud to Wright State

I’m super excited that Ben Stroud is coming to campus in March! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 18, 6:00 in the Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries in the Creative Arts Center. Should be a great reading in a great space! There are rumors the Visiting Writers Series might up its game with baked goods.

Some great readings

Anne Valente is coming to Wright State for a reading next semester and I couldn’t be more excited. Her first book By Light We Knew Our Names is full of fun and inventive stories. You can read my review of it over at Heavy Feather Review.


She’ll be reading on campus at 6:00, Wednesday, January 21 at the Stein Gallery in the Creative Arts Center building. Mark your calendars!

AWW LitSalon

My sister just went to the Kentucky Derby and wore a super obnoxious hat–so obnoxious fourteen strangers asked her if they could take her picture–and I think I might have an event that warrants borrowing the hat.

Antioch Writers’ Workshop is hosting another LitSalon fundraiser, and get this, I’m the featured author. I couldn’t be more excited about this, or more humbled to be asked. It’s going to be a great afternoon, either because it will all go well and we’ll become new best friends, or because I’ll make a colossal ass of myself, starting with showing up in a crazy hat, followed immediately by spilling dip down the front of my dress. But either way, for $20 ($35 for two!), I’ll do my best to make it worth everyone’s money. Money, I’ll add, that is going to help fund the workshop scholarships, and 50% of which is tax-deductible for participants. I won’t even get into how much good this will repay you in karma.

It’s Sunday, June 1, 4:00-7:00. For more details or to register, click here.

I don’t know. I’m thinking I need the hat.

Ann Weisgarber at Books & Co

Ann Weisgarber will be reading at Books & Co on Monday, April 14 at 7:00p. I read her first book The Personal History of Rachel DuPree and absolutely loved it. Plus, I’ve met her and she’s really nice and wears cute shoes. These are not qualities to scoff at, people.

Her second book, The Promise, came out April 1st. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!


The Promise cover


Kiki Petrosino and Scott McClahanan reading at Wright State

This is going to be a show!

Kiki & Scott

Reading at Southern Connecticut State University

Joanna Solfrian and I will be reading at SCSU in New Haven on Thursday, March 27, 8:00. Come by and say hello!


Reading in beautiful Asheville, NC

If you live near Asheville, North Carolina and like free entertainment, I’ll be giving a reading on Wednesday, April 19 at UNCA.

Free! Open to the public! Even to hecklers, and if that’s your thing, know I cry easily.