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March 2015

Reading at Charis Books

March 25, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Charis Books, 1189 Euclid Ave, NE
Atlanta, GA 30307 United States
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 Looking forward to reading at Charis Books & More, the nation's oldest independent feminist bookstore!  On the way, I'll visit Jessica Handler's screenwriting class at Oglethorpe University, to talk about story structure, collaboration, and the development process.

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April 2015

AWP Book Signing

April 10, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
AWP Bookfair, Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, MN United States
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Come by table #137, Carnegie Mellon University Press, at the Bookfair!

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July 2015

Writing Camp at Gettysburg College

July 12, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - July 17, 2015 @ 1:00 pm
Gettysburg College, 300 N. Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325 United States
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This summer, I'll teach in the very first Writing Camp at Gettysburg College, with my colleagues Nadine Meyer (poet) and Fred Leebron (fiction writer)!

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November 2016

Baltimore Writer’s Conference

November 12, 2016
Towson University, Liberal Arts Building, 251 University Ave.
Towson, MD 21204 United States
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I'll be teaching a session on writing nonfiction about trauma--how to get to the heart of your story and tell it well. This is always such a great conference, organized by Geoff Becker, and I'm honored to be teaching in it for the first time!

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February 2017

AWP 2017 in Washington, DC

February 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Liberty Salon N, O, & P, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Four + Google Map

Mommy Dearest/Daughter Darling: Putting Words In Her Mouth. (Michelle Herman, Kathryn Rhett, Cade Leebron, Meghan Daum, Maggie Smith.) Whose story is this anyway? Women writing about their daughters and women writing about their mothers—and a mother and daughter pair of nonfiction writers who frequently write about each other (that would be me & Cade) and thus offer an unusual lens on the question of "story ownership" and point of view—come together across the genres to talk about the challenges, joys, pressures,…

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October 2017

Big Dream Conference 2017

October 27 @ 4:00 pm - October 29 @ 11:30 am

Thanks to Torie Amarie Dale and everyone else at the South Carolina Writers Association for a great conference! I loved teaching a session on how to build a scene, and leading the Prose Slushfest (anonymous first pages put up for critique, as many as we could talk about in 45 minutes). The conference is full of great company, including conference participants and organizers, SCWA board members, fellow faculty, and even blue herons. Hope to see everyone there next year!

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November 2017

2017 Baltimore Writers’ Conference

November 11

The BWC is coming up fast! I'll be doing quick critiques for poetry & Gettysburg Review Editor Mark Drew will be discussing literary magazines. Looking forward to seeing conference organizer/fiction writer Geoff Becker, fellow faculty and participants--including G'burg students from my senior seminar in literary nonfiction, and Writing House residents.

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