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“The Shame Exchange” in anthology, “Twenty Twenty: A Stories on Stage Anthology.”

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My short story, “The Shame Exchange,” which first appeared in The Yale Review, will be reprinted in a new anthology, “Twenty Twenty: A Stories on Stage Sacramento Anthology,” including stories inspired by the year 2020. You can buy the anthology … Continue reading

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Drexel University Literary Festival May 18

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I’m excited to participate in the Drexel University Literary Festival on May 18, via Zoom. I’ll be doing a reading at 12:30 EST, and then doing a short lecture at 2 pm. Here’s an article about it and the Zoom … Continue reading

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Teaching classes through the Iowa Summer Writing Festival Online

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I’m happy to be teaching classes through the Iowa Summer Writing Festival Online starting in March. I’ll be teaching weekend and longer courses. You can find out more information here.

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Interview for SUNY Stony Brook’s Bookends blog

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I talk to the Bookends blog about the revision process. You can read the interview here.

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“The New Order” on list of “9 Political Novels Feminists Should Read”

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Bitchmedia lists “The New Order” as one of 9 Political Novels Feminists Should Read to Understand Our Current Chaos.” You can read the whole list here.

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A new story, “Helicopter,” appears in Air/Light magazine

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My story, “Helicopter,” appears in the launch of Air/Light, a new journal published by USC. You can read the story here.

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Faculty Mentor in Alma College’s new low-residency MFA program

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I’m excited to be a mentor in the new MFA program in Creative Writing at Alma College. The first residency will be in June, 2021. You can find out more about the program here.

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My flash fiction “The Pile,” appears in The Commuter series

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Happy that my flash fiction, “The Pile,” was published in Electric Literature’s “The Commuter” series. You can read the story here. https://electricliterature.com/the-pile-by-karen-bender/

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Teaching Zoom Workshops through the 1455 Literary Arts site

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Starting this month, I’m going to be teaching some drop-in and ongoing writing classes through 1455. The schedule for September and October is here–check back for updates! https://1455litarts.org/workshops/

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The 14:55 Interview

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I really enjoyed talking to Sean Murphy, Director of 1455 Literary Arts, in this interview about reading and the writing life. You can watch the interview here.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9MKbpF1rBE&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3HyHFRt7rjqCmoz2KpQwyx_xzCV2PUl1em9f1H9qHN14J0vveLIwSg0EE

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