The latest updates.
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.
I talk to the Bookends blog about the revision process. You can read the interview here.
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.
My story, “Helicopter,” appears in the launch of Air/Light, a new journal published by USC. You can read the story here.
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.
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/
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/
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
I’ll be participating in the 1455 Literary Festival this year. On July 18, at 4 pm, I’ll be giving a Zoom talk about my essay, “If You Have These Traits, You May Be A Writer,” as well as my 10 Commandments for Becoming a Writer. The festival events are free. Join us! The link is here.
I’m honored that my story “The Shame Exchange,” which appeared in The Yale Review online, has won a Pushcart prize and will be reprinted in Pushcart Prize XLV: Best of the Small Presses.