I’m excited to share that I’m going to be teaching a Fiction II class at Grub Street this summer. Details are available on this link: https://www.grubstreet.org/findaclass/class/fiction-ii-19-1-1-1/
It’s a semester-long course focusing on workshops of students’ stories. If you have friends or former students in the Boston area who might be interested, please let them know!
I’m really happy to be joining the Grub Street family as an instructor and helping writers improve their work!
Received this in the mail this week!
Big thanks to William Woolfitt for his interview about my chapbook, In The Land of Tropical Martyrs, for the Speaking of Marvels blog! I highly recommend checking out the website, as there are many other interviews with some wonderful writers as well.
Also, visit and ‘like’ their Facebook page!
My story collection, A Kind of Solitude, was a finalist in the 2014 New American Fiction Prize. The list of finalists can be found here: http://www.newamericanpress.com/
Congratulations to David Armstrong for his winning manuscript, Reiterations, and big thanks to the editors and judge Nicole Louise Reid for taking the time to consider my work!
I learned today that The Caribbean Writer has awarded me the First Lady Cecile de Jongh Literary Prize ($500) for my publication in Volume 28! The prize is given to an author “whose work best expresses the spirit of the Caribbean.”
I’m incredibly grateful to the editorial board for selecting me for this wonderful prize, and for everyone who helped make my nonfiction piece “Becoming a Man,” worthy of such an honor.
And congratulations to all the other winners!
I’ve received my chapbook author copies! If you’re interested in writing up a review for a blog or literary magazine, please get in touch with me and I’ll mail you a complimentary copy.