Granta 128: American Wild NY Launch

Granta 128: American Wild Issue- New York Launch at the Brooklyn Book Festival
September 18, 2014 at 7pm
Soda Bar, 629 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn
Free tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/1535199066710800/

The American Wild: it can kill you, or exhilarate you. It’s always there, a character in its own right, in the great unfolding narrative of American writing. Join Granta editor and publisher Sigrid Rausing for an evening celebrating stories from the wild, with readings from past, present and future contributors including Melinda Moustakis, Jess Row, Mark Doty, Katherine Faw Morris, and special guests.

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Reading in Anchorage July 14

University of Alaska Anchorage Bookstore Reading
Date: July 14, 2014
Time: 4-6pm
Venue: UAA Campus Bookstore, 2nd floor

All UAA Campus Bookstore events  are informal, free and open to the public.  There is free parking for bookstore events in the West Campus Central Lot (behind Rasmuson Hall), the Sports Lot and the Sports NW Lot.    Note:  UAA Campus  Bookstore podcasts are posted in iTunes or iTunes U–just search UAA or UAA Campus Bookstore.  Or see http://bit.ly/R7s4B3 .
For more information contact Rachel Epstein at 786-4782 or repstein2@uaa.alaska.edu .  http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/bookstore 

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AWP Off-site Reading Mar. 1

AWP Off-site Reading
Saturday Mar. 1, 2014 @ 6pm
The Project Room (1315 E. Pine Street, Seattle, Wa.)
with writers Gina Frangello, Pam Houston and Melinda Moustakis
A reading and discussion around our current topics “Transformation” and “Privacy,” featuring the work of three writers whose work overlaps in interesting ways.

http://www.projectroomseattle.org/programs-content/2014/2/confession-and-transformation-writers-gina-frangello-pam-houston-and-melinda-moustakis

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NEA and Kenyon Review Fellowship

Two recent happenings worthy of a note: I was awarded a 2014 National Endowment of the Arts Literature Fellowship in Fiction and I just found out I’ll be the 2014-2016 Kenyon Review Fellow in Fiction http://www.kenyonreview.org/programs/fellowship/

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O. Henry Event at Texas Book Festival

Excited to be part of this event at the Texas Book Festival this weekend in Austin:
10/26, Saturday: 4-5 PM, 2013 O. Henry Prize Reading
Capital Extension Room E2-030
Lily Tuck, Melinda Moustakis, Nalini Jones, Ayşe Papatya Bucak, and Joan Silber give short readings and discuss their work. Moderated by editor Laura Furman.

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2013 O. Henry Prize Stories Just Released

Quite a thrill to see my story “They Find the Drowned” in the 2013 O. Henry Prize stories. Just went to the bookstore to buy a copy.581598_580961408629707_769678546_n

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If You Lived Here: Interview Series at American Short Fiction

I’m very excited to be doing a blog series of author interviews for American Short Fiction. Here’s a link to the first with the fantastic Danielle Evans :

If You Lived Here: An Interview with Danielle Evans 

In “If You Lived Here,” a blog series of author interviews, some questions, not all, will focus on place, being displaced and the places in the story that “marry a hurt like that.” The hope is that these questions will lead to other places and other questions. The first interview is with Danielle Evans, author of the acclaimed short story collection Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self

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