Readings

The rush. The sweat. The response. I love live readings.

I’ve done live readings in Los Angeles, Portland, San Antonio, and online, and am always looking for more opportunities to read my stories and essays.

Reading a New Story Live at AWP21

Read “The Grass Eater,” my new personal essay as part of a live virtual reading organized by the AWP Creative Writing Caucus at the virtual AWP 2021 on March 4. At the center of the story is a devilish 7-year-old who wrecks his mother’s seaside honeymoon. The setting is the Republic of Georgia; the time … Continue reading Reading a New Story Live at AWP21

“The iPad Wars” in City Tales 2020, a YouTube storytelling show

This was a new performance format for me to learn – I’d taped myself reading the essay “The iPad Wars” for City Tales, the annual storytelling reading by LACC students and faculty, and sent it to the organizers for post-production. The show went live on YouTube June 4. Previously published in The Citadel, “The iPad … Continue reading “The iPad Wars” in City Tales 2020, a YouTube storytelling show

AWP 2020: Two Panels and a Reading

Every year, thousands of writers flock to the annual Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) conference, the largest literary convention in North America. This year, however, was special. The coronavirus pandemic cast doubt on this giant event until March 2, just two days before its start, when the organizers and the host city of … Continue reading AWP 2020: Two Panels and a Reading

Speaking Out on Gay Parenting and Writing at Lambda LitFest

Loved being part of the “Our Families, Our Stories: Writing and Parenting in the Trenches” apanel t 2019 Lambda LitFest with Michael Kearns, Carla Sameth, Pat Alderete, and Aimee Rowe, and reading there the opening chapter of my book Dispositions. From a lesbian Mom with a child from a short-lived straight marriage, to a pioneering, … Continue reading Speaking Out on Gay Parenting and Writing at Lambda LitFest

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