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A new story, “Messengers,” appears in The Yale Review.

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The Yale Review published a new story, “Messengers,” in the summer 2022 issue. You can read the story here.

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Bookriot includes “Where to Hide in a Synagogue” in list of Best Short Stories

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Bookriot included my story “Where to Hide in a Synagogue,” in a list of 34 of the “Best Short Stories of All Time.” You can read the list of all the stories here: https://bookriot.com/best-short-stories-of-all-time/.

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Teaching course for SUNY Stony Brook MFA program Spring 2022

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I’m excited to teach a course, “From Realism to Surrealism to Speculative: Developing Strangeness in Your Work” for the MFA program at SUNY Stony Brook this spring. Details here. https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/southampton/mfa/cwl/courses_spring_2022

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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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