Intersections – In Conversation with Chris Stuck and Theodore C. Van Alst, Jr. at Portland Book Festival

I’m delighted to be moderating a conversation with Chris Stuck (GIVE MY LOVE TO THE SAVAGES) and Theodore C. Van Alst, Jr. (SACRED CITY) for the Book Festival this year. Their brand new story collections are sharp, devastating, and, incredibly, miraculously, also often funny.

Join us, why don’t you. Our discussion is titled INTERSECTIONS and will be at 1PM.

It’s on Saturday November 13th at the Portland Book Festival in the Miller Gallery of the Portland Art Museum.

Get your tickets to the Portland Book Festival here.

Wordstock 2016

I’ll be doing a panel and a pop-up reading at this year’s Wordstock, but you should probably come to see all the other incredible internationally-known authors in town too. Don’t miss this annual event!



I’ll be reading in the Modern & Contemporary Art Gallery of the Portland Art Museum in front of the The Prince Patutszky – Red by Jules Olitski.


PANEL: All Happy Families Are Alike: Crises and Confrontations – 5:00-6:00PM at The Old Church

I’m included on a panel with authors JIM LYNCH, EMMA STRAUB, and RAMONA AUSUBEL discussing how our fiction’s characters create families through blood, love, chaos or friendship, and the ways we test, destroy, and come together in the face of both tragedy and the everyday.

Yeah, it’s going to be awesome.