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Reading at AWP in Portland

Knowing the Story: Flannery O'Connor Winners on Writing Short Fiction

A107-109, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1 
Friday, March 29, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm

Come hear fellow Flannery O’Connor Award winners Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum, Lori Ostlund, Amina Gautier, Siamak Vossoughi, and me read and discuss the process of writing short fiction. Reading is followed by a book signing.

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Discussion @ Hugo House in Seattle, WA

Short Story Form and Function: Five Seattle Short Fiction Writers in Conversation

January 24, 2019 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

“Join us for this exploration of the short story and its continued unique and essential role in the scope of fiction. These five short fiction writers will discuss their own approaches to short fiction craft, celebrating the story for its beauty (in form and function), elegance, and vibrant relevance to the contemporary literary community and canon.”

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Reading & Conversation at Hugo House in Seattle

Write our Democracy: State of the Union

Marking one year since the launch of the series (and one year since the inauguration), Hugo House and Write Our Democracy present a special Winter Write-In: State of the Union.

Readers from around Washington state will read, followed by an onstage conversation between the writers about how their work has been influenced by the cultural and political happenings of the last year, how community is central to being a productive artist, and what they are doing to continue engaging with both artistic creativity and activism.

Featured readers include Shawn VestalRamon IsaoBecky Mendelbaum, and Seattle Civic Poet Anastacia-Renee.

Originally launched as Writers Resist, a movement that inspired nearly 100 worldwide events on January 15, 2017, Write Our Democracy is an initiative to gather and mobilize writers and focus public attention on the ideals of a free, just, and compassionate democracy.

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