KBOO Short Story All-Stars Roundtable

Deepest thanks to KBOO’s Ken Jones for dreaming up a short story all-star roundtable of writers for his once a month show Mr. Jones’s Neighborhood, where I had the joy of talking for an hour around the mikes with these luminaries of the literature and the short story – KAREN RUSSELL, LIDIA YUKNAVITCH, & KIMBERLY KING PARSONS.

The conversation could have gone on much longer than the hour we had.

It was an absolute privilege to be in the room with these women and to discuss everything we love about my favorite literary genre.

Link to listen to the full taping is here.

National Book Foundation Presents: THE FEMALE GAZE

Join me at Clark College in Vancouver, WA where I’ll be moderating a conversation on The Female Gaze with 2019 National Book Award Longlisters Kali Fajardo-Anstine and Kimberly King Parsons. Both writers will read and discuss their short story collections.

It is FREE and open to the public.

Thursday 11/7 at Noon.

 

Here’s the event info from the NBF site:

Current 2019 National Book Awards Fiction Longlisters Kali Fajardo-Anstine (Sabrina & Corina) and Kimberly King Parsons (Black Light) visit Clark College’s Columbia Writers Series for a reading and discussion on building buzz around debut short story collections and highlighting the many faces of contemporary female identity in literature. Moderated by Margaret Malone, author of People Like You.

This program is presented by the National Book Foundation and Clark College and is free and open to the public. The event will feature brief readings, a moderated conversation, and question-and-answer session followed by a book signing.

Kali Fajardo-Anstine is from Denver, Colorado. Her fiction has appeared in The American Scholar, Boston Review, Bellevue Literary Review, The Idaho Review, Southwestern American Literature, and elsewhere. Kali has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and Hedgebrook. She received her MFA from the University of Wyoming and has lived across the country, from Durango, Colorado, to Key West, Florida.

Born in Lubbock, Texas, Kimberly King Parsons received her MFA from Columbia University. Her fiction has been published in The Paris Review, Best Small Fictions 2017, Black Warrior Review, No Tokens, Ninth Letter, and The Kenyon Review, among others.