“Pandemic Thoughts, Racing” published in The Keeping Room

I am so grateful to The Keeping Room for publishing my essay, "Pandemic Thoughts, Racing." I've been so immersed in finishing my memoir that I have not had an essay published in a while. Feels good to have this out in the world -- something unrelated to my memoir. This piece also gave me a …

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On yard sales and learning to love unwanted things: an online reading

I recently had a recording of a reading go live as part of the Local Writers Read series. The series features writers from Maine, and was sponsored by LA Art Walk, which takes place monthly during warm weather months in Lewiston/Auburn, cities in Maine. Due to the pandemic, the readings are virtual. It was a …

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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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