Essay “What A Bullet Can Do” wins 2019 Maine Literary Award!

On June 13th, Maine writers, readers, editors, publishers, and librarians gathered at the Bangor Public Library for the announcement of the 2019 Maine Literary Awards. I was there to meet and mingle with the Maine writing community and to find out if “What A Bullet Can Do” was a winner in the short nonfiction category… …

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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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Short Nonfiction Finalist in 2019 Maine Literary Awards!

I'm so excited to share that one of my essays is a finalist for a 2019 Maine Literary Award!! The annual awards are one of the many ways the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance supports the literary community of Maine. I submitted two essays, and I'm not sure which one made it to the final …

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“Standoff” appears in Aquifer: The Florida Review Online

Hey, y'all. It's been awhile, what with school ending and summer travel kicking in and lots of reading, writing and gardening... I put this news out on social media at the time, but not here, so now I'm letting the blogosphere know that on May 28th another essay of mine - "Standoff" - was published …

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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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Headed to HippoCamp 2018!

This August 24-26th I'll be attending a writer's conference known as HippoCamp for the first time and leading a breakout session with my partner Parker Blaney. The session is called Writing Home. HippoCamp is in its fourth year and is an outgrowth of Hippocampus Magazine, a terrific journal founded by Donna Talarico. It publishes only …

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