I'll be reading and chatting with Asali Solomon, the author of The Days of Afrekete, Disgruntled, and Get Down: Stories, which earned her a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award and the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35” honor, and was a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. Solomon teaches fiction writing and literature of the African Diaspora… Continue reading Minneapolis: Reading and Conversation with Asali Solomon (Virtual)
In an in-person event presented in partnership with ZYZZYVA, I'll be reading and chatting with Oscar Villalon, the managing editor at ZYZZYVA. His writing has appeared in Freeman’s, the Virginia Quarterly Review, The Believer, Literary Hub, and other publications. Masks required for in-person attendance—or you can watch online by registering here!
I'll be reading and chatting with Seattle writer, doula, and fisherman Piper Lane, who herself hails from Homer, Alaska. She has a first novel-in-progress, Standing in the Bight, and has been a Hugo House Fellow and Hedgebrook resident. The event is free, but you should register beforehand. You can do that here.
In conversation with Jane Flett, whose fiction has been appeared on BBC Radio 4, in Electric Literature, and awarded the Berlin Senate Award for non-German literature and the Scottish Book Trust New Writer Award. After the brief reading there will be a book signing (books provided by Curious Fox) followed by drinks and dancing.
A panel discussion with Carmen Maria Machado, Alyssa Songsiridej, and Lillian Fishman. Sexual desire is a perfect narrative accelerant. It propels plot, informs character, thwarts plans. But pure sexual desire is often denied female characters, who are allowed to be desirous-but-doomed or desirous-but-it’s-self-actualization but rarely messily, humanly horny. In this panel, four writers discuss the… Continue reading AWP 2023: The Narrative of Desire: The Importance of Writing Horny Women
Electric Literature's 2023 Spring Salon Series is presented by Mount Saint Mary's University. All events are pay-what-you-want, and proceeds support Electric Literature, a 501c3 nonprofit with the mission to make literature more exciting, relevant, and inclusive. -- In a time when women’s bodily autonomy is under renewed legal attack, narratives about ungovernable female desire take… Continue reading Horny Between the Covers: Women Writers on Lust