Here's what's going on:
October 2019: My poem, Tangerine Hunter, which was published in The Great Smokies Review several years ago, is being performed this weekend as a theater piece. It’s part of an evening of short pieces, produced by Hamilton-Gibson Productions in Wellsboro, PA. It’s part of HG’s Women’s Project Series. The show is called, Let’s Cast Some Light on the Subject.
August 2019: I’ve been working on a film on location in Durham and Williamsburg. The cast and crew are amazing and I can’t wait to reveal more details when I’m allowed.
May 2019: I’ll be participating in Scene Night at The Actor’s Center of Asheville on 5/3/19. Come support the center and see some local acting talent.
April 2019: I’ll be teaching a 1-day workshop on Character Building on 4/20/19 at The Flatiron Writers Room
March 2019: Happy to be back at The Virginia Center for Creative Arts to do a 2-week residency. I’ll be working on my novel about a musician who leaves her artistic pursuits for a corporate job in New York City.
February 16th, 2019: Creating Your Writing Life A day long workshop with The Flatiron Writers on life as a writer. We’ll discuss routines and rituals, space and environment, process, and community. See events page.
February 8th, 2019: SAVE THE DATE! The Flatiron Writers will be throwing a 25th Anniversary party. More details to come. See events page.
October 2018: The Flatiron Writers Room held their first annual Agent Panel and Pitch Slam was a success! Asheville area writers got to meet and pitch to four NYC literary agents.
April 2018: I'm enjoying a much needed residency at The Virginia Center for Creative Arts. The time and space to work, as well as meeting this community of artists is incredible. So grateful.
Looking forward to the 2018 AWP Conference in Tampa, March 7-10! I'll be there with some of my fellow Flatirons. Hope to see you there!
January 2018: A few of us Flatirons got away for a few nights for a writing retreat in Georgia. A much needed creative get-away for all.
I'm thrilled to be one of the recipients of a 2018 Regional Artist Program Grant. The grant will pay for my expenses to travel and attend the AWP Conference in Tampa this March. Sponsors of this grant are The Toe River Arts Council, Madison Arts Council, Asheville Area Arts Council, and with support from Avery County and the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.
December 2017 My year long residency as the inaugural Ramsey Library Community Author is coming to the close at the end of 2017. It's been a fantastic experience spending time on campus and having a private space to write. I'll be doing a reading on campus in December. Check out my events page.
Come on out 11/19/17 for The Writers at Home Series. I had the privilege of being asked to write the Editor's Choice Column for the 2017 fall issue of The Great Smokies Review. I'll be introducing the two writers that I chose for the column, one poet and one prose writer, at The Writers at Home series at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, Sunday 11/19/17.
October 2017 Wordplay Radio interview
2017 Ramsey Library Community Author Award at UNCA