On the Radio!

The BigZ’s Matty B interviewed Josh and me for his morning show The Breakfast Club this past Monday to talk about our reading series at Quiet City Books. It was a very strange experience but Matty made it easy and fun. Many, many thanks to Matty B and the show’s producer, Bonnie McHugh. As Matty… Read More

Model Micros & Flashes

On Saturday I taught the workshop “Small Wonders” in Portland, where I had the privilege of sharing what I know about writing micro and flash fictions with 12 talented writers. They spent 4 hours with me, attentive and engaged the entire time. What a gift. We spent the first part of the class reviewing micros… Read More

Broken & Whole QCB Reading

We put on another reading at Quiet City Books last Friday night, and it was a thrilling two hours of original material addressing the dual theme Broken & Whole. We read poetry, flash fiction, novel excerpts, and personal essays. We navigated a post-apocalyptic landscape, half-way house, death of a father, new diagnosis, corporate-cubicle and social… Read More

Author Talk, Elizabeth Hand

The always fabulous Lewiston Public Library just hosted the best author talk I’ve ever attended, hands down (sorry). Elizabeth Hand is new to my world, though I don’t know why (too much time in my bubble) given that she teaches at USM’s low-residency Stonecoast MFA program. She’s preparing her latest book for publication but Hand… Read More

Reading at Quiet City Books

Seven readers and a packed room! Last Friday we tackled the dual theme of Fear & Hope with fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction at Quiet City Books. The pieces were arranged roughly from light to dark, then after intermission from dark back to light. More people came than we expected, so we were scrambling to… Read More

Memoir Workshop

Took a workshop on memoir today with Pat O’Donnell of University of Maine, Farmington, through the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance. Pat was so approachable and used the workshop mainly as a way of giving individualized attention to the questions we have about our own material. I have produced a good number of pages but… Read More