Upcoming 2020 CANCELED: March 4-8, AWP Conference, San Antonio, TX
2020 Jan. 9, Book Club, Charlotte, NC
2019 Jan. 3,
Visiting Writer, Converse College MFA program. Craft talk and reading 5:30 Jan. 22,
Southern Voices Book Club, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Mint Hill branch, Mint Hill, NC 11:30 Sept. 9, Foxcroft Book Club, Charlotte, NC
Oct. 20, Poets & Writers Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award reading, McNally Jackson Books, NYC. Introducing current
WEX fiction winner Lydia A. Cyrus Oct. 31, Grove Park Book Club, Charlotte, NC
2018 Tues. Feb. 6 from 5:30-7 p.m.
Fireside Chat, UNC Charlotte Harris Alumni Center, Charlotte, NC Sat. Feb. 24 @ 4 p.m.:
McIntyre’s Books, Pittsboro, NC Sun March 11:
Tucson Festival of Books, University of Arizona campus. Three panels: “The Aftermath of Crime,” with Mike Lawson and Todd Scott, 10-11 a.m.
“Multilayered Plots and Complex Characters,” with Jason Makansi and Brendan Mathews, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
“Twisted Plots,” with Fiona Davis, Cynthia Swanson, and Mindy Tarquini, 4-5 p.m.
Tues. April 10 @ 9:30am:
Sensoria: A Celebration of Literature and the Arts, Central Piedmont Community College Levine Campus, Levine Auditorium 2150, Charlotte, NC. Wed. April 11 @ 12:30:
Alabama Author Awards Luncheon, Alabama Library Association Annual Convention, Florence, AL. Thurs. June 7, 10 a.m.,
Writing Workshop at Charlotte Mecklenburg Main Library, Charlotte, NC
9-10:30 a.m. Nov. 3: Fiction session, “Dialogue from the Ground Up: Amplifying Place and the Sensory World,”
Hilton Charlotte University Place
4:30-5:30 Nov. 3, Faculty Readings
2017 April 1 10 a.m.-noon,
Short Story Workshop, Charlotte Writers Club, Charlotte, NC. May 4 @ 7 p.m.
Main Street Books Sycamore Release Party, Reading and Signing, Davidson, NC. May 10 @ 7 p.m.
Park Road Books, Reading and Signing, Charlotte, NC September 30 @ 10:30 a.m.
Hoover Public Library Write Club Reading, Q&A, and Signing, Hoover, AL October 6 @ 7pm:
Charlotte Center for Literary Arts (Charlotte Lit). Readings at the Light Factory next to Charlotte Lit. With Patrice Gopo, Rebecca Gummere, Travis Mulhauser, Trace Ramsey, and Eric Smith as part of the NC Arts Council Artist Fellowship readings. Sunday, October 8 at 2pm:
Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh. With Mark Cox, Angela Davis-Gardner, Patrice Gopo, Elisabeth Corley, Travis Mulhauser, and Trace Ramsey as part of the NC Arts Council Artist Fellowship readings.
Friday, October 13, 2-3 p.m.: “A Reckoning: Novels of Unresolved Pasts,” with Amy Engel and Christopher Swann. Nashville Public Library Banner Room
Friday, October 13, 3-3:30, Signing Colonnade
October 20 @ 7pm:
Scuppernong Books, Greensboro, NC. With Patrice Gopo, Allison Hutchcraft, Elisabeth Lewis-Corley, Trace Ramsey, and Julie Steinbacher as part of the NC Arts Council Artist Fellowship readings. October 22 @ 2pm:
McIntyre’s Books, Pittsboro. With Elisabeth Lewis-Corley, Travis Mulhauser, Trace Ramsey, and Julie Steinbacher as part of the NC Arts Council Artist Fellowship readings.
2016 March 1 @ 7 p.m.: Prairie Schooner Book Prize Celebration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the
Great Plains Center Museum. With Jennifer Perrine, winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry March 12-13:
Tucson Festival of Books, Tucson, AZ. I’ll be on three panels:
“The Big Ideas in Short Works” (4-5 p.m. Sat Mar 12, Integrated Learning Center Room 119). With Patrick Madden, moderated by Eve Cran
“New and Noteworthy”(10-11:00 am Sun, Mar 13, Integrated Learning Center Room 141). With Carmiel Banasky and Vanessa Blakeslee, moderated by Liza Raiser.
“Short Stories” (1-2 pm Sun, Mar 13, Koffler Room 204).With Luis Alberto Urrea and Andrew Milward, moderated by Laura Penny.
For the more details, go to the TFOB schedule and
click on my name. (Here is a pdf of it, too). The full festival schedule is here. March 14-15: Faculty, Tucson Festival of Books Master Workshops.
March 31-April 3:
AWP Conference in Los Angeles. Signing books at Prairie Schooner booth (#700) 10:30-11:30 Saturday April 2. April 21: Reading at
Vanderbilt University Gertrude & Harold Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series, Nashville, TN. June 26-July 9: On Fiction Faculty at the
Sewanee Young Writers Conference at the University of the South in Sewanee, TN. Saturday, Oct. 15,
11:30am – Room 29, Legislative Plaza: I’ll be on the panel “The Rural, the Urban, and the Search for Home: Navigating Landscapes in Short Stories” with Kathy Flann and Laura Hendrix Ezell. 1:00pm,
2015 June 28-July 11: On Fiction Faculty at the
Sewanee Young Writers Conference at the University of the South in Sewanee, TN. November 13–15: Creative Nonfiction panel at South Atlantic Modern Language Association annual conference, Durham, North Carolina,
SAMLA 87 “In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts” November 19 @ 7 p.m.: Reading at
Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC.
2014 June 29-July 12: On Fiction Faculty at the
Sewanee Young Writers Conference at the University of the South in Sewanee, TN. Nov. 7-9: Creative Nonfiction panel at South Atlantic Modern Language Association annual conference,
SAMLA 86: “Sustainability and the Humanities.”