I am beyond thrilled to have a new short story, “The Whispering Arch,” in the latest issue of Passages North. Issue 38 is absolutely gorgeous and includes new work by Robert James Russell, Alex McElroy, Sadie Hoagland, Justin Lawrence Daugherty, Jill Talbot, Matthew Minicucci and many others, as well as a stunning new essay by LaTanya McQueen. My story appears in print alongside these fantastic writers, and can also be found in its entirety online. Many, many thanks to Jennifer Howard and the editors at Passages North for including my work in such an impressive issue.
I’ve also just returned from the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference in Washington DC, which was one of the best AWPs I’ve attended. It was great to catch up with so many friends and meet new writers, and I had the chance to do two signings – one for Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down and one for An Elegy for Mathematics, which sold out at the conference and is now entering its second printing – and also participate in Bull City Press‘s 10th Anniversary Reading with Ross White, Tiana Clark, Anders Carlson-Wee, Emilia Phillips and Anna Ross. In addition, I had the chance to serve on a panel about writing fiction away from our own experience with Michael Croley, Richard Bausch, Brad Watson and Ananda Lima, a picture of which is below, and also attend the conference’s Candlelight Vigil for Free Speech. Given the current political climate, and especially with the conference being held in DC, it was affirming to be around so much wonderful energy and resistance through art.