Category Archives: Death Wishing

Wor-Wic Community College/Echoes & Visions Reading Series

Recently I had the enormous pleasure of reading for the Echoes & Visions reading series at Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury, MD. I hadn’t heard of Wor-Wic before I was invited by Melissa Reddish, a writer who teaches at Wor-Wic and coordinates their student Art Club. Wor-Wic is made up of about eight or nine buildings, and they offer several vocational degrees and certificates. Many of their students transfer into the University of Salisbury for four year degrees. In English they offer a standard slate of reading, writing and literature courses but no courses permanently dedicated to creative writing as far as I can tell. However, they do have Melissa, as well as poet Adam Tavel, and together they have inspired a core group of creative students with really big ideas. It was my privilege to work with a small group of energized student writers (novelists, of course) before reading from Death Wishing and Curio to a group of about 30-40 later that evening. I found the whole thing very inspiring–and a great reminder that programs don’t make writers.

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Mel Bosworth Reviews Death Wishing for OWC

Mel Bosworth is theĀ  terrific, brave author of three books:1) When the Cats Razzed the Chickens, 2) Grease Stains, Kismet, and Maternal Wisdom, and his break-outĀ  novel, 3) Freight. I’m wildly happy that he reviewed Death Wishing for the Outside Writers Collective.


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New Interview at The Nervous Breakdown

The wonderful Jen Michalski digs up some dirt when she interviews me at The Nervous Breakdown. Is there something in the air? Because Ethel Roan just posted this amazing entry about the risks and necessity of writing close to your own life.

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