I did an interview with the wonderful writer M. Molly Backes. Talking with her is a dream. It’s up today at The Rumpus; all my thanks to editors Martha Bayne and Zoe Zolbrod.
I did an interview over at Vol. 1 Brooklyn.
I talked with my friend Claire about the questions I’m trying to ask myself about the part I play in diversifying literary events and projects, and I then I upchucked all sorts of things that are making me cranky (specifically how I am pissed off at salad) and I got to throw some love at a student of mine and her kickass work with The New Lens Project.
I’ll be giving a performance and a workshop as part of #docyourworld.
I’ll be at the Sanibel Island Writers Conference in November, doing a workshop on personal narrative performance and a reading from Once I Was Cool. Also: sun, beach, margaritas, Richard Russo keynote, and all sorts of awesome writers that I adore and will try really hard not to drool all over.
Lovely write-up at Chicago Literati about the 2nd Story kick-off show for the Story Week Festival of Writers: “And we stood there, like we were in a church, like we were going to tear apart if we didn’t keep holding on, and the tears rolled down my cheeks. This is 2nd Story’s power, distilled. This is what happens when you tell your story. This is what happens when people listen.”
I did an interview at the All Write Already podcast. It includes a reading of my essay Totally Not Ethical.
The principal horn player of the Lakeview Orchestra wrote about our performance for Public Radio: “Even though I have played hundreds and hundreds of concerts, there are few times I remember being overcome with emotion — but the night Lakeview Orchestra collaborated with 2nd Story and I heard a story about triumph over adversity, the rush of excitement made it challenging to play ‘Nimrod’ from Elgar’s Enigma Variations.”
I spoke to Ben Tanzer at This Podcast Will Change Your Life about writing, and about the fact that having the job title of Associate Director means I receive a lot of mail for Megan Stielstra, Ass Director.