October 11, 2013 |

Some upcoming talks, readings, and workshops. If you are in the area, or able to travel, come along and say hello.

The Hands On Literary Festival & Masquerade Ball, New Orleans.  December 30, 2013, to Jan. 1, 2014.  With Joseph Boyden, Amanda Boyden, Moira Crone, Rodger Kamenetz, Bill Lavender, Jim Grimsley,  and more. Panels, readings, and a New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball!

San Miguel de Allende, MexicoFebruary 12-17, 2-14with Pat Conroy, Yann Martel, and Laura Esquivel. A Bilingual Conference for Writers & Readers in Magical San Miguel de Allende.

The 2014 Creative Nonfiction Writers Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.  May 23-25.  Three days dedicated to the art and craft of memoir, magazine writing, personal essays & more.

Kenyon Review Summer Writers Workshop, Gambier, Ohio, June 14-21, 2014.  The Kenyon Review workshops focus on the generation of new work with three-hour workshops each morning, focusing on writing exercises, reading and critiquing work, and talking about writing technique. With Rebecca McClanahan, David Baker, Carl Phillips, Caitlin Horocks, Stanley Plumly, Geeta Kothari, Nancy Zafiris, and Lee K. Abbott.

Chatham CollegePittsburgh. July 24-August 3, 2014. Ten days of intensive workshops, craft lectures and readings with award-winning poets, fiction and creative nonfiction writers on Chatham University’s gorgeous Shadyside campus. Open to community members as well.

Sanibel Island Writers Conference, Florida.  November 6-9, 2014. With Richard Russo, Steve Almond , Lynne Barrett, John Dufresne, Beth Ann Fennelly, Emily Franklin, and more.