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December 2014

Joining Madison Authors on WORT-FM

December 25, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
WORT-FM, 118 S. Bedford St.
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Got plans for Christmas evening? If you’re up for a break from the festivities, please consider tuning into WORT, at 89.9 FM, at 7:30 PM on December 25th. I’ll be schmoozing with a group of Madison authors including Ron Czerwein, F. J. Bergmann, Andy Griecevich, Timothy Walsh and Rusty Russell in a segment of Radio Literature about Madison’s poetry scene, past and present.

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February 2015

Reading in Santa Fe

February 8, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

We're in the process of scheduling a reading from The Conditions of Love, along with a follow-up discussion, when I'm in Santa Fe in February. Stay tuned for details.

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March 2015

Writing Workshop at Mystery to Me

March 15, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mystery to Me Bookstore, 1863 Monroe Street
Madison, WI 53711 United States
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When Spring starts making it's way to Wisconsin, I'll offer a writing workshop at Mystery to Me, a wonderful indie bookshop in Madison. We're still working out the specifics, but I know it will involve discussion and active exploration of the process and practice of writing. Writers in all genres and at all levels are welcome. Stay tuned!

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April 2015

Reading at Fox Cities Book Festival

April 26, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Neenah Public Library, 240 E. Wisconsin Ave.
Neenah, WI 54956 United States
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I'm looking forward to being part of the Fox Cities Book Festival in April. The Fox Cities Book Festival brings noted national, state and local authors to share their works through readings, panels, workshops, school programs and conversations, raising their appreciation for one another and the pure joy of reading. Along with reading from TCOL, I’ll be talking about the process of writing and working on my my new novel, Digging to China, and reading from it, too! I’ll also be…

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Writers Panel at Fox Cities Book Festival

April 26, 2015 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
UW Fox Valley, Communication Arts Center, 1478 Midway Road
Menasha, WI 544952 United States
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I’ll join fellow writers Wendy McLure and Mary Kubric on an author’s panel in the Fox Valley Communication Art Center on Sunday afternoon, in one of the last events of this Festival. Since all three of us have distinct subject matter and approaches, I think our real-time discovery of common ground and notable differences should be interesting! Working in different genres, trusting the writing process and developing characters will be among the topics we discuss.

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May 2015

Independent Bookstore Day

May 2, 2015

I'm not sure exactly what I'll be doing, but I hope we all find ways to celebrate the indie bookstores that do so much for readers and writers everywhere.

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July 2015

Write On Writing Workshop

July 25, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Write On Door County, 4177 Juddville Rd.,
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Got a hankering to go deeper with your writing, get closer to nature or both? Then consider joining me for a writing workshop at Write On, Door County, a wonderful place for readers and writers of all kinds. The session, entitled Ambidextrous Writing: Following Your Conscious and Unconscious Mind into Story and Poem, will include in-class writing exercises, mindfulness practices that enhance attention, and group discussion. Stay tuned for details.  

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December 2015

Bridge Poetry Series

December 10, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chazen Museum of Art – University of Wisconsin-Madison

I'll be joining Ryan Browne, Guy Thorvaldsen, Catherine Jagoe, Thor Ringwald, Jesse Lee Kercheval, Tom Montag, Cathryn Cofell, Mary Wehner, Josh Kalsheur, and Sara Parrell in this event at the Chazen Museum of Art. As part of the Museum's commitment to bridging poetry and art, as well as poetic, cultural, and life experiences, the Bridge Poetry Series invites selected poets to write new poems in response to art exhibitions. I'll be responding to Xu Bing:  Background Story:  A New Approach to Landscape Painting, for the seventh reading…

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May 2016

Reading with Abby Frucht

May 17, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
A Room of One’s Own, 315 Gorham St.
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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I'm very excited to be doing a joint reading and book-signing with Abby Frucht this May at Room of One's Own. Abby will be reading from A Well-Made Bed, her new novel co-authored with Laurie Alberts. I'll be reading from my new novel, a work in progress entitled The Lie of Forgetting. Abby is a prize-winning novelist and essayist and a judge for this year's Pen Faulkner Award in Fiction. For 20 years, she's served as a mentor and advisor at Vermont…

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July 2016

“Waves of Inspiration” Writers’ Conference

July 21, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - July 24, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
Landmark Resort, 4929 Landmark Road
Egg Harbor, WI 54209 United States
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Waves of Inspiration is a writers' conference dedicated to exploring multiple sources of inspiration for writers. It features four different tracks - spirituality, nature, theater, and art -- as well as 15 different presenters. The Conference lasts for four days and includes sessions on poetry, faith, inter-disciplinary creativity boosts, the enriching aspects of restriction, and more. Extra-curricular options include trolley rides, fish boils, and a trip to Peninsula Players. I'll be conducting three workshops; When Paintings Speak: Art, Empathy, and Creating Characters, Complex…

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