Michele Filgate at Portsmouth Public Library

I had a wonderful time last night hearing Michele Filgate in conversation with Liberty Hardy about Michele's new anthology What My Mother And I Don't Talk About: Fifteen Writers Break the Silence, one of the most highly-anticipated books out this spring. The anthology includes work by Alexander Chee, Carmen Maria Machado, Melissa Febos, Kiese Laymon, …

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Gearing back up

Hey, there. It's been a tumultuous couple of weeks. My parents have been struggling with health issues, my mom especially. I've just returned from PA after helping out there and I'm so grateful to my employer for the chance to be there with my family. While it's hard to be so far away, things have …

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“What A Bullet Can Do”

Here it is: "What A Bullet Can Do," another essay about an unintentional shooting from my childhood, in which I write about various works of literature that helped me, as an adult, to process the shooting and its aftermath. Along the way, readers learn  more about what happened and the particular ways in which this …

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Legendary Locals of Pottstown available for pre-order!

I am so excited to announce that the Legendary Locals of Pottstown is now available for pre-orders at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and Arcadia Books. It will be released Oct. 14, 2013. Arcadia Publishing, the largest publisher of local history books in the country was great to work with. They came across my Positively Pottstown …

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South Atlantic MLA conference

This past Saturday I delivered a paper entitled, "Escape and Re-Invention: The Automobile in This Boy's Life and Anywhere But Here" for a panel at the 2012 South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference in Durham, NC. The panel theme was "Horseless Carriages and Hybrid Mustangs: Travel and the Automobile in Twentieth- and Twentieth-First-Century American Literature," …

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