Past Events


  • May 4, 2017: 7 p.m. Main Street Books Sycamore Release Party, Reading and Signing, Davidson, NC.


  • March 1, 2016: Prairie Schooner Book Prize Celebration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Great Plains Center Museum, 7pm. With Jennifer Perrine, winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry.
  • March 12-13, 2016: Tucson Festival of Books, Tucson, AZ. I’ll be on three panels:
    • “The Big Ideas in Short Works” (4-5 p.m. Sat Mar 12, Integrated Learning Center Room 119). With Patrick Madden, moderated by Eve Cran.
    • “New and Noteworthy”(10-11:00 am Sun, Mar 13, Integrated Learning Center Room 141). With Carmiel Banasky and Vanessa Blakeslee, moderated by Liza Raiser.
    • “Short Stories” (1-2 pm Sun, Mar 13, Koffler Room 204).With Luis Alberto Urrea and Andrew Milward, moderated by Laura Penny.
    • I’ll also be signing books at the University of Nebraska booth (Booth 120)  3:30-4 p.m. Sun March 13.
    • For the more details, go to the TFOB schedule and click on my name. (Here is a pdf of it, too). The full festival schedule is here.
  • March 14-15, 2016: Faculty, Tucson Festival of Books Master Workshops.
  • Oct. 14-16, 2016: Southern Festival of Books, Nashville, TN
    • Saturday, Oct. 15, 11:30am1:00pm, Room 29, Legislative Plaza: I’ll be on the panel “The Rural, the Urban, and the Search for Home: Navigating Landscapes in Short Stories” with Kathy Flann and Laura Hendrix Ezell.