Here’s to Paying it Forward!

Generous mentorship has so often kept me afloat as I navigated making a life as a writer, so here’s to paying it forward!

Excited to be serving as a mentor for the Dzanc Books Creative Writing Mentorship Program, along with a whole bunch of talented folks.

The program launches today: check it out!

All mentors donate our time: proceeds from the mentorship fee support the Dzanc Writer in Residence Program, committed to increasing literacy and the literary arts in public schools.


Curbside Books & Records Reading with Christine Sneed

Chicago-area friends, join me on Tuesday, January 2, 6:30 p.m. to kick off the  new year at Curbside Books & Records! I’ll be reading with the wildly talented Christine Sneed.

Don’t know about Curbside Books & Records yet? Check out how great they are: “We seek to facilitate the discovery of independent literature and challenge the traditional understanding of literature’s function in our world. As lovers of music, we seek to support the local musicians and labels that we listen to and love. We also aim to enhance the literary community in Chicago’s South Loop by hosting discussions, readings, and pop-up events. We invite you to browse our store, sit down with a book, and read on.”

Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 6:30 p.m.  at Curbside Books & Records in the Revival Food Hall, 125 S Clark St, Chicago.

More info here!