Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Guest on The Other Stories Podcast

I was a guest on Ilana Masad's podcast The Other Stories last month and the episode went up today. I read and we talked about my story “And Finally the Tragedy (originally published by Tin House), and about Donald Barthelme’s influence on this particular story and on my writing in general. I also bring up this great piece by Michael Byers in the Fiction Writers Review, which is totally worth your time if you're a fan of Barthelme. We also talk about the writing process in general and where stories come from. I had so much fun talking to Ilana and am so happy she invited me to come on the show! I think you'll really enjoy our conversation. Here is the link to listen if you’re interested.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Teaching Creative Writing at The University of Texas at Dallas

This fall I'm teaching in the Graduate Creative Writing Program at The University of Texas at Dallas. I taught the undergraduate fiction workshop at UTD last fall and am very happy the director of the Creative Writing Program invited me back to teach the graduate fiction workshop this year. I couldn't be more excited or grateful for this opportunity to step back into the classroom at UTD!