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You’re In Luck

Full disclosure: I’m a huge fan of all things Irish. I mean… whiskey, potatoes, luck. What’s not to love? And at the top of my favorite Irish things is, of course, the rich literary tradition of Ireland. So, this St. Patty’s Day, I couldn’t possibly pass up the chance to…

Celebrating Black History Month Through Literature

I’ve been seeing a lot of great book lists in celebration of Black History Month throughout February, but try as I might, I really couldn’t choose a list of my favorites – it got too long too fast. Instead, I’m limiting myself to books by Black writers which I’ve read in…

On Reading in 2021

Well I’m late in getting this out there, but I wanted to share a few thoughts about reading in 2021. And I don’t just mean my own reading goals or what books are coming out. I mean that now, if ever, seems to me a good time to stop and…

5 Reasons I’m Attending the AWP 2021 Conference

Like so many organizations this year, the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) is making it’s annual conference fully virtual. Now, I’ve been wanting to attend the AWP Conference for the past several years, but for various reasons (the usuals: time, money, self-doubt), it didn’t happen. This year’s virtual…

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