1. Currently at AWP in Tampa. Organized a panel for Friday at 12PM: (Re)Writing the Right Words: Revision Pedagogy. Has a great group of people (John Dufresne, John Lavelle, Gabriel Scalia, Susan Stabile) focusing on revision techniques to teach students.
2. Had a dedicated group of students read poetry and prose this last weekend in Bryan as the culmination of Texas A&M’s BlackBox Writers’ Residency, where Mick White, Flo Davies, and I worked with their drafts on revision as well as generation. Visiting writers–Roger Reeves and Christine Granados also helped the students and then performed as well:
Looking forward to seeing my students present their literary works alongside 2D and 3D art that inspired them.
Glad to have “Fallen” up at Jellyfish Review. This piece of flash fiction takes place at Crater Lake National Park, a place of both beauty and danger.
Got back yesterday from the Hill Country Film Festival in Fredericksburg, TX where one of my screenplays was a finalist. Very welcoming people there and compelling range of films: from shorts to feature length dramas, dromedies, and documentaries.
Today, quite gratified to have found a home for “The Fun that Clowns Can Be” at Body Parts Magazine.
I’ve worked with the fiction students who will be reading tomorrow night. Come check them out as well as the visiting writers!
Black Box Speaks: Readings from the Writers Residency, an evening of fiction and poetry on Saturday, March 4th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Texas A&M Memorial Student Center’s Stark Gallery. This event is brought to you by Texas A&M University Writing Center & Department of English.
More info: http://calendar.tamu.edu/writingcenter/#event_id/22142/view/event
I’ll be joining other writers tomorrow from the Texas Weather anthology for a reading at the Center for the Study of the Southwest at Texas State in San Marcos, Tx.
Well, the world keeps turning, eh? Here are a few writing and teaching updates:
1. New microfiction, “Strange Music,” at Gris-Gris.
2. Interview up regarding “The Handle” at Psychopomp Magazine.
3. Besides the new semester of 2017, also now teaching for the Blackbox Writing Residency starting this weekend at A&M.
A busy and rewarding semester teaching at Texas A&M University. Some wonderful papers, stories, poems, scripts, theatrical and puppet performances emerged from students.
In addition, I was lucky enough to have some stories and articles see publication within the space of several months.
My story “Echolocation” is available in the Arroyo Literary Review Print Issue 8 Spring 2016: https://arroyoliteraryreview.com/
You’ll find “Shadows of the Past in the Sunshine State”–a folklore fieldwork study of ghost legends and ghost tourism in St. Augustine, FL in Western Folklore . Summer/Fall2015, Vol. 74 Issue 3/4, p309-342. 34p. Available here: http://www.westernfolklore.org/WFVol74No3&4.html
I’ve worked on “The Handle” the last couple of years, and it will be published later this summer and reached Runner Up status in Psychopomp Magazine‘s Short Fiction contest for 2016: https://psychopompmag.com/contests/2016-psychopomp-magazine-short-fiction-award/
Most recently the online open source journal Humanities published my article, “We All Live in Fabletown: Bill Willingham’s Fables—A Fairy-Tale Epic for the 21st Century” for the special issue Fairy Tale and its Uses in Contemporary New Media and Popular Culture–Academic Editor: Claudia Schwabe