Tuesday, July 29, 2014

What Goes Around on YouTube

The video of of Elise Marie Hodge reading my story What Goes Around at Stories on Stage in Sacramento on back in June is now online. Thanks Sue Staats for posting and for hosting this wonderful evening! I have another event coming up in September, will share the details shortly.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Reading at Bird & Beckett

I'm doing a reading this Sunday, July 27, at Bird & Beckett, one of the best neighborhood bookstores in San Francisco. I'll be reading a piece or two together with three fascinating writers: Karen Lillis, Margarita Meklina, Lauren Traetto. I know Margarita Meklina's work best: her Russian-language book of stories and essays won the prestigious Andrey Bely prize in St. Petersburg a few years ago, for its contribution to Russian prose, and she's done some fine work in English -- including an interview with Ursula Le Guin!

The reading is titled "Fertile Chaos" and promises to show off writers "experimenting in various unique ways with prose and story." I've been digging through my archives trying to figure out what story to read. Should I read the "we" story (a piece written from the first-person plural point of view) that makes people confused about who the narrator is? An all-dialogue story with a twist ending? A story framed as an essay? Looking through these old pieces inspires me to experiment wider and wilder :)

The reading is at 2 pm, July 27, Bird & Beckett at 653 Chenery Street.