September 8th, 2018 10-11:30am
As writers we tend to fixate on one goal, getting published. Rejection can feel like a stumbling block, something to avoid at all costs. But here’s the thing: You are going to be rejected throughout your career. Rejection is part of the process, whether you are struggling to connect with an agent or shopping around your tenth novel. And, with the right mindset, you can use rejection to help shape your career.
Saturday, July 20th, 2019 10-5pm
New York Time Conference
Times Reads / The New York Times will be hosting and presenting KweliFest at the New York Times Conference Center on Saturday, July 20th. I'll be moderating a panel with Jaquira Diaz (author of Ordinary Girls, Algonquin, October 2019) and Bassey Ikpi (author of I’m Telling the Truth But I’m Lying, Harper Perennial, August 2019)
8 Week Creative Nonfiction Workshop
Feburary 26, 2018 7:30 -9:30pm
Through group discussion of student work, plus that of published authors, writers in this workshop will examine the art and craft of creative nonfiction. The focus will be on learning to understand and use a full range of literary techniques in order to tell a truly compelling nonfiction story. Topics such as the use of dialogue, the creation of scene, attention to style and how to craft structure from true events will be discussed. Participants will also spend time talking about the particular responsibilities that come with writing creative nonfiction. In-class writing prompts will be used to inspire and motivate students to produce new work.
This workshop is open to writers working on memoir, personal essays or in-depth journalism.
Miss Manhattan Non-Fiction Reading
Niagara 112 Avenue A at 7th Street
Monday, June 5th, 2017
Come and hear me read with John Birdsall, Miranda Pennington, Hannah Giorgis and Wei Tchou!
Since its inception, Miss Manhattan Non-fiction Reading series has been featured in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair and Hyperallergic, among other outlets. Past readers have included the likes of Margo Jefferson, James Wolcott, Francis Lam, Daphne Merkin, Baratunde Thurston, Rebecca Traister, and many more.
Lolita Bar, 266 Broome Street
November 17, 2011
Come and hear me read with Erika Moya, Chloe Caldwell, Matthew Zingg and John Hogan!
EARSHOT is a bi-monthly reading series, dedicated to featuring new and emerging literary talent in the NYC area.