The latest updates.
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 here.
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 link.
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