Hey all. I’m teaching a class in January for LIT REACTOR, and I’d really love for you to join me. More information on Lit Reactor here, and please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
I’l be reading December 2nd at Housing Works Bookstore in NYC for the Goodbye To All That anthology.
Vol 1 Brooklyn is putting on the event, and here’s was they say:
There is always that push and pull when it comes to living in New York: you love it, but you could probably do without the high rent, weird people, garbage, crazy cab drivers, loud noises pumping out from the streets at all hours of the day, and all the other random distractions that come with life as a New Yorker. Reading the essay collection Goodbye to All That really gives you a sense of the intense love/hate relationship most people have with living in New York and the conflicted feelings they might have about leaving no matter how much they love it, or how much they detest it.
Readers include: Mike Albo, Emily Gould, Alexander Chee, Chloe Caldwell, Anna Holmes, Choire Sicha, Jon-Jon Goulian, Michelle Dean, Elissa Bassist, and Isaac Fitzgerald.
The event is free and starts at 7 pm. RSVP at Facebook.
Please come say hi to me!! Super excited to read with this lineup. It will also be my first trip to the city in over a year.
Buy the book here. It’s in it’s third printing!
I’ll be moving back to New York in a couple of weeks. My friend Eliza made me this CD. I’m obsessed with Beach House right now. We’ve been having vino and vinyl nights. These nights are computer and phone free, and we blast Beach House on the record player, drink and talk until the wee hours.
Two readings coming up this winter in NYC: one at Housing Works Bookstore and one at Book Court in Brooklyn. Details to come.
I’ve been working with writers on their personal essays, and in the past month the peeps I’ve been working with have placed their essays in Salon.com, The Nervous Breakdown, and The Rumpus. Please email me (email@example.com) if you’re interested in polishing something up and getting it published!
I will also be teaching some online creative nonfiction and personal essay classes this winter and spring,–please email me if you’d like more information on that.
See you soon, New York!
My friend Sean H Doyle has been killin it lately. He published his story The Day Walt Disney Died so you can have it in your very own hands. Then he writes this: Is It My Body? Sean and I have been close for many years and his words and presence in my life have done me good.
Just finished the book Eleanor & Park. So so sweet. Next I am reading Say Her Name. Oh–and I have a galley of The Last Days of California by Mary Miller. I saw the movie Cutie & The Boxer last week and it was pretty fascinating.
This weekend in Portland is WORDSTOCK. I’ll be there for a bit on Saturday. See you there?
Been going to a lot of films and renting others: A Teacher, Afternoon Delight, Somewhere, In A World, Spectacular Now, Frances Ha, Touchy Feely and Squid and The Whale.
Recently read: GIVE ME EVERYTHING YOU HAVE: On Being Stalked by James Lasdun. Blue Is The Warmest Color by Julie Maroh, Written on The Body by Jeanette Winterson and am just finishing up This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz.
Here’s a photo from this weekend after too much wine and chipotle hummus.
I like this interview with Lena Dunham on writing about the people in her “real” life.
It was a beautiful day. Next year you should come. I read a new unpublished essay.
Hi! Long time no post. Let’s see what kind of news I have in writing-land.
This panel features writers whose work spans the scope of contemporary nonfiction, from literary criticism to memoir, to immersive journalism and the op ed. They have found traditional print venues for placing their writing, as well as podcasts, webzines, websites, interactive maps, and ebooks, and will discuss how nonfiction has evolved to adapt to the many venues available for its practitioners.
Lastly, I’m part of the Literary Northwest Showcase August 16th – August 18th in Washington Info is here. Come camp with me!