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
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 →
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 →
“Bender’s Timely Stories Triumphant”: Winnipeg Free Press reviews The New Order
05 Jan 2019
“American writer Karen E. Bender is a master of the short story, managing to create fully rounded characters in well-developed plots within a limited word count.” You can read the rest of the review in the Winnipeg Free Press here.