I’ll be teaching an 8-week generative writing class, “Story Factory,” for the Iowa Summer Writing festival in October/November. I’lll also be teaching a weekend workshop on using third person point of view for ISWF the weekend of October 14-16. More info on these classes tk.
For Catapult, I’ll be teaching “Exploring Strategies for Story Beginnings” again on Nov. 19 12-5 EST via zoom.
I’ll be teaching “Finding Your Stories,” Dec. 10-11, 11-5 EST via zoom.
I am also running private revision weekend workshops via zoom. The next one will be September 17-18; I’m also planning one the weekend of December 3-4.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about my private workshops.
Word for Word theater, at Z Space in San Francisco, will perform my story “Eternal Love,” on September 4. This will be the first time my story has been performed with neurodiverse actors. The story is part of my novel, … Continue reading →
I’m thrilled to be joining the MFA program at SUNY Stony Brook as a Visiting Associate Professor, part-time. You can find out more about the program here. https://www.stonybrook.edu/southampton/mfa/cwl/
The Yale Review published a new story, “Messengers,” in the summer 2022 issue. You can read the story here.
“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.