Today I'm feeling really lucky to hear I've been awarded a residency at PLAYA for two weeks in the fall. I've wanted to visit that part of Oregon for so long--I'm really looking forward to working in the desert.
Just learned I'll be spending two weeks at artists' residency Hypatia-in-the-Woods this summer. Very much looking forward to shifting focus from short stories to the novel and to exploring Washington’s Olympic Peninsula.
It was such an honor to read an excerpt from my novel (along with writers Kaveh Akbar, Traci Brimhall, Shara Lessley, John Nieves, and Hanif Abdurraqib!) at the Monster Mags of the Midwest reading at AWP Tampa last night. I read on behalf of Ninth Letter but the event was also hosted by The Journal, The Mid-American Review, and The Cincinnati Review.