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“The Shame Exchange” in anthology, “Twenty Twenty: A Stories on Stage Anthology.”

28 Jun 2021

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.

Drexel University Literary Festival May 18

13 May 2021

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.

Teaching classes through the Iowa Summer Writing Festival Online

02 Mar 2021

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.

Interview for SUNY Stony Brook’s Bookends blog

30 Jan 2021

I talk to the Bookends blog about the revision process. You can read the interview here.

“The New Order” on list of “9 Political Novels Feminists Should Read”

22 Dec 2020

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.

A new story, “Helicopter,” appears in Air/Light magazine

14 Dec 2020

My story, “Helicopter,” appears in the launch of Air/Light, a new journal published by USC. You can read the story here.

Faculty Mentor in Alma College’s new low-residency MFA program

12 Nov 2020

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.

My flash fiction “The Pile,” appears in The Commuter series

07 Sep 2020

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/

Teaching Zoom Workshops through the 1455 Literary Arts site

04 Sep 2020

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/

The 14:55 Interview

21 Aug 2020

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

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