Willow Springs nominated my poem, Horse Collar, for a Pushcart! Issue 86 is gorgeous. So excited to be included and thought of for this.
My short story “Flock” won an honorable mention in Zoetrope All-Story’s 23rd Annual Short Story Contest judged by Tommy Orange!
Two of my former students and Waccamaw Editors founded a lit mag called Electric Moon and it’s gorgeous.
I got to talk about poetry over at Verse of April!
The Pen American Center announced the longlist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Award and my book is on it!!!! The judges, Helon Habila, Elizabeth McCracken, Edie Meidav, and Jess Row are some of my favorites around!
Library Journal recommended it too, alongside “The Visiting Privilege” by Joy Williams and other great books. Swoon.
These nice people who I’ve never even met at The Short Form featured my story, “All She Had”, which originally appeared in Hobart and is in my new book.
University of Alabama Bankhead Visiting Writers Series, Tuscaloosa, AL, Feb. 20, 2020 Reading and Talk. (With MFAmily coconspirator, Tessa Fontaine!)
Tongues in Common, Myrtle Beach, SC, April 25th, 2019. Reading.
Rotary Club, Surfside Beach, SC, December 19th, 2018. Reading and talk.
Association of Writers and Writing Programs, Waccamaw Celebration, Tampa, Florida, March 8th, 2018. Moderator.
Rutgers University Writers’ Conference, New Brunswick, NJ, June 3-4, 2017. Craft talks.
Hawai’i Book and Music Festival, Honolulu, HI, May 6-7, 2017. Craft talks.
Foundry Gallery, Washington, D.C., Feb. 10, 2017. Reading.
Scholars’ Symposium, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, South Carolina, April 28th, 2016. Reading.
PYO Gallery, 1100 South Hope Street, Suite 105, Los Angeles, California, March 31st, 2016. Reading.
Association of Writers & Writing Programs, Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 402 AB, Los Angeles, California, March 31st, 2016. Reading and Panel.
Newtonville Books, 10 Langley Road, Newton Center, Newton, Massachusetts, February 26th, 2016. Reading.
Coastal Carolina University, Words to Say It Series, Conway, South Carolina, February 10th, 2016. Reading.
Lit Crawl, Austin, with NANO Fiction and musicians from the Butler School of Music, Clayworks, Austin, Texas, October 17th, 2015. Reading.
Texas Book Festival, Panel with Padgett Powell and Lincoln Michel, moderated by Deb Olin Unferth, State Capitol, Kirkus Reviews Tent, Austin, Texas, Sunday, October 18th. Reading.
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, California, Friday October 23rd. Reading.
The Writers Block, 1020 Fremont Street, Downtown Las Vegas, Saturday October 24th. Reading.
Grace Aberdean, Habitat Alchemy, Launch Party w/Michael Martone, Thursday, September 17th, 2015. Reading.
Lost in the Letters, 673 Edgewood Ave, Atlanta, Georgia, Saturday, September 26th, 2015. Reading.
Rutgers University, 510 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ, Thursday, October 1st, 2015. Reading.
Slash Pine Press Festival, Jemison Mansion, Tuscaloosa, AL. April 25th, 2015. Reading.
&NOW Conference, Blast Radius: Writing and the Other Arts, Traditions of Non-traditions, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA. March 25th-28th 2015. Panel and Reading.
Pure Products Reading Series, Green Bar, Tuscaloosa, AL, March 4th, 2015. Reading.
The Letters Festival, Various Locations, Atlanta, Georgia. November 6th-8th, 2014. Reading.
SlashPOP, an Anti-Reading by Slash Pine, Green Bar, Tuscaloosa, AL. October 23rd, 2014. Panel.
Bankhead Visiting Writers Series, Q & A with MFA students, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL. October 17th, 2014. Panel.
Fiction Collective Two, Fortieth Anniversary Celebration, Bama Theatre, Tuscaloosa, AL. October 16th 2014. Reading.
The Atlas Review, Book Court, Brooklyn, NY. Sept. 29th, 2013. Reading.