On Sunday, January 15th, I was honored to take part in Wilmington’s Writers Resist event. During this reading, local writers came together at Pomegranate Books as part of the national program of readings planned across the United States. This event coincided with Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and promoted “compassion, equality, free speech, and the fundamental ideals of democracy.”
Excited and grateful to share that my short story “The Arborist” was published in Necessary Fiction. This piece is part of my Long Island series, and is about secrets, hunger, and suburbia. I’m so happy it’s found a good home.
I was thrilled to be a part of UNCW Writers Week this year! Hosted by the UNCW MFA program, this annual event brings together writers, editors, and publishers and is open to anyone with an interest in publishing and literature. I was part of the “Beyond the MFA” panel, and had a great time talking about writing, community, marketing, and the importance of health insurance.
My essay “The Great Escape” appeared in the October issue of Salt Magazine. I have a small fascination with the sudden popularity of escape rooms and spent some time thinking about where they came from, how they work, and what they reveal about our fears.
My piece “Anatomy Lesson” was part of the She Tells a Story exhibit at the Cameron Art Museum. Exploring the catalytic relationship between visual imagery and text, CAM invited fourteen Wilmington-area writers to compose new work inspired by these selections, then displayed the written pieces alongside the artwork that sparked them. It was a wonderful exercise in ekphrastic writing, and a great opportunity to connect with other area writers and artists.