Past Events


January 14 @ 7 p.m.: “The Writing Show: The Art of the Short Story” panel, Hub City Writers Project, Spartanburg Public Library, Spartanburg, SC.

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.
  • 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: 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.

Oct. 14-16: Southern Festival of Books, Nashville, TN

Saturday, Oct. 15, 11:30am – 1:00pm, 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.