This August 24-26th I'll be attending a writer's conference known as HippoCamp for the first time and leading a breakout session with my partner Parker Blaney. The session is called Writing Home. HippoCamp is in its fourth year and is an outgrowth of Hippocampus Magazine, a terrific journal founded by Donna Talarico. It publishes only … Continue reading Headed to HippoCamp 2018!
This post does not bring "new" news, but I wanted to document this wonderful event here.... On November 15, 2015 I had the pleasure of reading an excerpt from my memoir to a packed house at The Word Barn in Exeter, New Hampshire. Also reading that afternoon was Peter Anderson, this year's George Bennett Fellow … Continue reading Reading at The Word Barn
This past Saturday I delivered a paper entitled, "Escape and Re-Invention: The Automobile in This Boy's Life and Anywhere But Here" for a panel at the 2012 South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference in Durham, NC. The panel theme was "Horseless Carriages and Hybrid Mustangs: Travel and the Automobile in Twentieth- and Twentieth-First-Century American Literature," … Continue reading South Atlantic MLA conference
I read the passage below at Rosh Hashanah services last Thursday morning. For those of you who are wondering why I was observing the High Holidays: while I was raised as a Catholic, I married a nice Jewish man. I haven't converted, but we did raise our sons in the Jewish faith and, truth be … Continue reading Imperfection in the writer’s life