Thursday, September 9, 2021

Advanced in ISA Fast Track Fellowship


I'm excited that my screenplay, THE COLD RUN, has made it to the second round of the ISA Fast Track Fellowship! I'm thrilled my script has made it this far. 

This script has also received multiple 8+ ratings at The Black List along with the following coverage/blurb:

This hyper-violent and occasionally funny thriller had notes of the Coen brothers and Tarantino. The characters were memorable and unique, and their bond and witty back-and-forth really carried what could have otherwise been a run of the mill crime flick. -The Black List

Logline: Eager to get out of their uncle’s drug ring, brothers working as FBI informants find themselves in over their heads when their uncle turns up dead.

Friday, July 9, 2021

D Magazine Reading at LitNight on July 13th!


LitNight Reading Series is featuring authors from D Magazine's fourth annual "Your Summer Reading List" fiction issue on July 13th at 7PM CST via Zoom. The event will be hosted by Sanderia Faye, author of the national award winning novel Mourners Bench, and D Magazine Editor Zac Crain. I'm honored to be included and will be reading with Kendra Allen, Sebastian H. Paramo, Joe Milazzo, Samantha Mabry, A. Kendra Greene, Tim Coursey, and Maryam Obaidullah Baig!

Thursday, July 1, 2021

New Fiction in D Magazine!

I have a new short story in the D Magazine July 2021 Summer Fiction issue with some of my favorite writers: Kendra Allen, LaToya Watkins, Sebastian H. Paramo, Joe Milazzo, Harry Hunsicker, Samantha Mabry, Will Clarke, A. Kendra Greene, Maryam Obaidullah Baig, and Julia Heaberlin! 

All of the stories were inspired by episode titles of the iconic TV show Dallas. I chose "Winds of Vengeance" and wrote a story set in Dallas and far-flung parts of Alaska. Thank you to Zac Crain for including my story in this issue, on newsstands now.

Friday, June 4, 2021

Tor Nightfire Features "Head On"

Thank you to Tor Nightfire for highlighting my
SmokeLong Quarterly
story "Head On" as one of May 2021’s Best Horror Short Fiction and Poetry selections. I'm truly honored and in great company. You can see the selection here and you can read "Head On" here. Thanks, as always, for reading!

Friday, April 16, 2021

Smokelong Quarterly Reading on April 25th

Tune in for the Smokelong Quarterly reading on Sunday, April 25! I'll be reading my story
from the latest issue along with readings from Star Su, Grace Q. Song, and Rupert Dastur. There will be breakout rooms and giveaways. Bring a bottle. Break out your glad rags/unicorn onesie/best pyjamas. Email Editors@Smokelong.com for the Zoom link. In the meantime, you can read my story "Head On" HERE. Thanks, as always, for reading. I hope to see you there! 

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Guest on The Brodhisattva Podcast!

I had a lot of fun going on The Brodhisattva Podcast. I got to talk about living a life of creativity and following your north star. I'm a writer, of course, but I also got to talk about being an accidental entrepreneur and founding WritingWorkshops.com. Was fun to talk about overcoming rejection and many other obstacles in pursuit of your dreams. Even though I'm the guest on this podcast, I highly recommend it. Listen HERE.

Monday, March 22, 2021

New Short Fiction in Smokelong Quarterly


I have been submitting my stories to Smokelong Quarterly for a decade now, and I'm excited to say I finally have a story in issue 71, guest edited by the wonderful Steve Edwards! My story is called "Head On" and it is a story idea I had at the start of the pandemic and finally wrote in the summer. I'm happy it now has a home in a literary journal I've admired since I first started taking my writing seriously and sending stories out. I can't thank editors Steve Edwards, Christopher Allen, and the staff at SLQ enough. You can read my story HERE. John Milas interviewed me about the story and you can listen to a playlist inspired by the entire issue on Spotify. Thank you, as always, for reading!

Thursday, March 11, 2021

New Short Fiction in Moon City Review!


I'm really thrilled to have a new story in the 2021 issue of Moon City Review, out next month. My story is called "The Fantasy of Things" and it is a story idea I've had since attending Squaw Valley in the summer of 2014. I finally wrote the story in 2020 and am happy it now has a home. I can't thank editors Michael Czyzniejewski and Joel Coltharp for including me in the issue! Order your copy here. Thanks, as always, for reading!

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Panelist at The Dallas Literary Festival 2021!


 

 

I'm honored to be on two panels at the all-online Dallas Literary Festival 2021 sponsored by SMU. The theme this year is TURBULENCE, reflecting the powerful and unpredictable currents in social movements, politics, and public health that have shaped the world in recent years.

As the Keynote Speaker, Alice Marie Johnson, criminal justice reform advocate and author of After Life, will be in conversation with Mitchell S. Jackson, author of Survival Math. Other noted guests include Charles M. Blow, Joy Harjo, Tyehimbe Jess, Yiyun Li, Benjamin Moser, Trevor Pryce, and over 100 more leading literary voices. 

 I'll be on two panels, which you can see HERE. The festival will run March 26–28, 2021.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Guest on The Dallas Business Podcast This Week

I'm the guest on The Dallas Business Podcast this week! Thank you to Earlina Green for having me on! Other guests include Paula Schneider, CEO of Susan G. Komen, Samir Dhurandhar, Head Chef & Restaurateur of Nick & Sams Steakhouse, and more. I'm honored to be on this podcast, where I get to talk about accidentally starting a business (Writing Workshops Dallas) and the things I've learned about entrepreneurship and writing over the last 3+ years.

You can listen on — 
 

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Speaking at Nimrod International Journal's annual Conference for Readers and Writers


I'll be speaking at Nimrod International Journal's annual Conference for Readers and Writers, which has gone virtual. You'll get an entire month of panels, editor AMAs, readings, and workshops, for free (Oct 17-Nov 18). Plus: my craft talk Character is Action. More info and registration HERE if interested.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

New Work in McSweeney's With My Wife!


Over at McSweeney's, Danielle and I wrote a handy Kama Sutra guide for parents to help you survive the pandemic (trigger warning: no mention of Sting because he is into Tantra). You can read The Parents' Guide to Kama Sutra During A Pandemic right HERE. Thanks, as always, for reading!

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

D Magazine Reading at LitNight on July 14th!

LitNight Reading Series is featuring authors from D Magazine's third annual "Your Summer Reading List" fiction issue on July 14th at 7PM CST via Facebook Live.

The event will be hosted by Sanderia Faye, author of the national award winning novel Mourners Bench, and D Magazine Editor Zac Crain. I'm honored to be included and will be reading with Ben Fountain, Kathleen Kent, Joe Milazzo, Harry Hunsicker, Will Clarke, and Samantha Mabry. 

Join us on Facebook Live on Tuesday, July 14, at 7 pm: facebook.com/LitNightDallas

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

New Fiction in D Magazine!

I'm honored to have a new short story called "Sonic Bloom" published in the annual fiction issue of D Magazine (July 2020)! Each story in this issue was inspired by a song about Dallas or from a Dallas-based band. I chose the 1998 song "Sonic Bloom" by Tripping Daisy.

Thank you to editor Zac Crain for including my work along with so many great Dallas-based writers: Ben Fountain, Kimberly King Parsons, Kathleen Kent, LaToya Watkins, Joe Milazzo, Harry Hunsicker, Will Clarke, Julia Heaberlin, Samantha Mabry, & Sanderia Faye.

AND: as the Executive Director of Writing Workshops Dallas, I'm also thrilled there are short stories from 4 WWD instructors in this issue! Grab a copy on newsstands now or read the story HERE. Thanks, as always, for reading!

Monday, April 20, 2020

Launching The Big Texas Read!

I founded Writing Workshops Dallas three years ago with the simple hope that one workshop would make. In the time since, we've had over 1700 students take our classes. After finding a foothold in Dallas, we've launched a summer workshop in Paris, France with Carve Magazine, in-person classes in Detroit, a full suite of online classes, and much more. I'm so excited to launch The Big Texas Read with Gemini Ink in San Antonio, a statewide book club founded in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to offer those staying at home a way to connect by reading. So far we've received coverage in Poets&Writers, Forbes, The Dallas Morning News, the San Antonio Express-News, and many others. You can join us for The Big Teas Read HERE, or sign up for one of our Online Classes HERE. We would love to be part of your reading or writing journey!

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Feature in The Dallas Morning News


Thank you to The Dallas Morning News for interviewing me and featuring #TheBigTexasRead in their Sunday Arts edition! TBTR is a virtual, state-wide reading series Writing Workshops Dallas has launched with Gemini Ink in San Antonio. Thank you to Tim Diovanni for writing such a great piece and for his thoughtful questions. I hope you'll join us!

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Short Essay in The Dallas Morning News

I have a short essay in The Dallas Morning News Arts Section today on how Dallas writers are embracing their newfound solitude. Fellow contributors include David Searcy, Sarah Hepola, James Donovan, Brantley Hargrove, Joe Milazzo, Greg Brownderville, and Alex Temblador. Thank you to Dan Singer and the Arts Staff for inviting me to contribute to their coverage of how artists and writers are adapting to the pandemic. You can read all of the essays HERE.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

My Screenplay THE COLD RUN Trending at The Black List!

It is a thrill to see my screenplay THE COLD RUN featured and trending at The Black List this week! 🍿 🎥!


LOGLINEBrothers and small-time criminals Odell and Bunny must repay their debt to the FBI by helping to solve a murder and find themselves out of their depth and in the middle of a turf war.

Here are some kind words about my screenplay from an industry reviewer at The Black List:
This hyper-violent and occasionally funny thriller had notes of the Coen brothers and Tarantino. It doesn't take itself too seriously, but without losing the gravity of its serious moments. This could be a draw for big-name talent. This is the kind of movie that would warrant a theatrical release.  -The Black List


Black List movies have won 53 Academy Awards from 262 nominations, including 4 of the last 10 Best Picture Oscars and 10 of the last 22 Best Screenplay Oscars, and grossed over $26 billion in box office worldwide. Over 400 movies have been produced off The Black List. Now all I need is someone to send the screenplay to... 




If you would like to read the screenplay, please send me an email (bgkimzey at gmail dot com).

Saturday, February 1, 2020

New Personal Essay Published by Hobart

I have a new personal essay published by Hobart today. I've started the terrifying exercise of writing more nonfiction. As in my fiction, my brothers are my muse here. This piece is mostly about being a late 80s little shit and just being with them. Thanks so much for reading, which you can do so HERE.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

The Decade in Dallas Culture | Dallas Morning News & WWD

Thank you to Dan Singer and The Dallas Morning News for including Writing Workshops Dallas in their Special Issue on The Decade in Dallas Culture! We’re honored to be part of #LiteraryDallas and excited to see what the next decade will bring for arts and culture in this great city! If you’d like to join us, browse all WWD Course Offerings Here. We’re looking forward to the next 10 years and beyond!

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

WWD & Me Profiled in The Advocate Magazine

Thank you to Jaime Dunaway for profiling me in the November 2019 issue of The Advocate Magazine. I got to talk about founding Writing Workshops Dallas, our annual summer workshop in Paris, and my own writing journey up to this point. It is a real honor to be featured in the magazine! If you have a moment, read the profile HERE. Thanks, as always, for reading!

Monday, August 19, 2019

Writing Workshops Dallas Profiled in Poets & Writers Magazine!

Michael Bourne interviewed me about Writing Workshops Dallas for his piece in the September 2019 (MFA) issue of Poets & Writers Magazine. As Founder & Executive Director of WWD, it has been a joy to have so many talented writers find a home teaching at Writing Workshops Dallas AND to have so many wonderful emerging writers trust us with their work. I'm honored to see WWD profiled in this magazine (with a shout out to our summer workshop in France, Writing Workshops Paris)! The issue is on newsstands now!

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

An AMAZING Writing Workshops Paris 2019!

Writing Workshops Paris 2019 could not have been more amazing! Thank you to the 18 talented writers who made the workshop brilliant, and to Brandon Hobson and Diana Spechler for guiding them in their work! Thank you to Carve Magazine for partnering with Writing Workshops Dallas to bring this summer workshop to life, and to Mike Franz for leading all of our amazing evening activities around Paris!! We stayed in the Latin Quarter and our fiction and nonfiction writers spent their days in genre workshops, 1-on-1s with their workshop instructors, in afternoon seminars on the craft and business of writing, and had a full line-up of evening activities that brought the beauty and literary history of Paris to life. We’re already excited for Writing Workshops Paris 2020, and will begin taking applications Fall 2019! If you’d like to know more and join the mailing list for WWP 2020 notifications, just click here!

Monday, July 15, 2019

New Fiction in D Magazine!

I'm honored to have a new short story called "Into a Blue White Sky" published in the annual fiction issue of D Magazine (July 2019)! Thank you to editor Zac Crain for including my work along with so many great Dallas-based writers: Joe Milazzo, Harry Hunsicker, Will Clarke, Brooke Egerton, Julia Heaberlin, Samantha Mabry, Joaquin Zihuatanejo, & LaToya Watkins.

AND: as the Executive Director of Writing Workshops Dallas, I'm also thrilled there are short stories from 4 WWD instructors in this issue! Grab a copy on newsstands now. You can also read my story online HERE. Thanks, as always, for reading!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Wishing Drogon the Best!

I love story (obviously). David Benioff is one of my favorite novelists (have you read City of Thieves?!). However, I watched Game of Thrones mostly for the dragons. I love Drogon and hope he finds closure in the east and also a new job! To help him, I made a resume to jumpstart his search for a new horde.