I’ll be leading a Lunch Break Session at the Second Annual StoryStudio Writers Festival on Sunday, October 6 at 12:45 p.m. The session will be aimed at writers who have earned their MFAs and are now trying to determine how to maintain a connection with the literary community and what to do next. This will be a chance for Post-MFA students to meet one another and discuss resources available to them.
I am excited to be participating in the upcoming Orcas Island Lit Festival, April 13 to 15, 2018. The mission of the Lit Fest is to bring together people who love to read books with the authors who love to write them. All weekend, festivalgoers will be able to participate in dynamic panel discussions, writing workshops, and a lit walk, featuring exciting new literary voices, New York Times bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning authors, and award-winning poets. Please visit www.oilf.org for more info.
Below is a description of the panel:
April 15, 10:45a to 11:45—Black Box
THE ARTFUL EDITORS
The highly praised Artful Editors (Naomi Kim Eagleson and Todd Summar) discuss how to work with a developmental editor to produce your best manuscript. Award-winning writer and poet, Carolyne Wright, will join them to add her wisdom on editing, too. Wright's most recent poetry collection is This Dream the World: New & Selected Poems (Lost Horse Press, 2017), the title poem of which received a Pushcart Prize and was included in Best American Poetry 2009 and the Pushcart Prize XXXIV: Best of the Small Presses (2010).
The third installment of the Spring Reading Series features author Kelly Link, hosted by Sam Weller.
MFA Fiction Candidate Todd Summar and MFA Poetry Candidate Gillian Douple will open the reading with brief pieces of their own.
This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase; cash and credit accepted.
KELLY LINK is the author of four collections, most recently Get in Trouble (Random House). Her short stories have recently appeared on the website Strange Horizons, in the anthology Ghostly edited by Audrey Niffenegger, and in the magazine Monkey Business. Link is the co-founder of Small Beer Press.
Visit Columbia College's website for more information.
In celebration of everyone's favorite holiday, Goreyesque hosts an indescribable evening of literary nonsense and ghastly curiosities. Join us at The Book Cellar, one of Chicago's finest independent bookstores, for a frightful, delightful reading.
Details, including lineup of readers, will be forthcoming soon.
Goreyesque will host (along with Gaper's Block) the book release event for Joe Meno's new novel Marvel and a Wonder on Sept. 10 at 7 pm at Book Cellar in Chicago.
Featuring readings by Joe Meno, Goreyesque contributors Julia Fine and Amy Giacalone, along with Jan Bottiglieri and Jan-Henry Gray.
Book Cellar is located at 4736 N. Lincoln in Chicago, IL.
On Tuesday, April 29, 2014, the editors of Goreyesque hosted a reading event at the Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) in Chicago, where the companion exhibitions Elegant Enigmas: the Art of Edward Gorey and G is for Gorey – C is for Chicago: The Collection of Thomas Michalak were shown, along with an installation by Chicago artist Kenneth Gerleve, called Summerland: A Ghost Story.
The event received a wonderful turnout, and the work of the featured readers was well-received. The evening included:
Tina Jens - "One Night at the Villa Dementia" (poem, written with Martin Mundt)
Danielle Wilcox - "Little Sister" (short story)
Adam McOmber - "The Other Sofa" (short story)
Julianne Clifton - "The Fates Go Fishing" (short story)
Pete Anderson - "The Afternoon Party" (poem)
Grace Hertenstein - "The New Arrival" (short story)
Joe Meno - "The Use of Medicine" (short story)
Visit Goreyesque for more details.