Past Events


  • May 4, 2017: 7 p.m. Main Street Books Sycamore Release Party, Reading and Signing, Davidson, NC.
  • Saturday, September 30 at 10:30 a.m. Hoover Public Library Write Club Reading, Q&A, and Signing,  Hoover, AL
  • Sunday, October 8 at 2pm: Quail Ridge Books, 4209-100 Lassiter Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609. 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.
  • October 13-15: Southern Festival of Books, Nashville, TN
    • 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
    • Friday, October 13, 6:30 p.m., Authors in the Round fundraiser, War Memorial Auditorium


  • March 1, 2016: Prairie Schooner Book Prize Celebration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Great Plains Center Museum, 7pm. With Jennifer Perrine, winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry.
  • March 12-13, 2016: 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.
    • I’ll also be signing books at the University of Nebraska booth (Booth 120)  3:30-4 p.m. Sun March 13.
    • 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, 2016: Faculty, Tucson Festival of Books Master Workshops.
  • Oct. 14-16, 2016: Southern Festival of Books, Nashville, TN
    • Saturday, Oct. 15, 11:30am1:00pm, 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.