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Monday, January 11, 7:00pm EST
Bennington Writing Seminars

Virtual Reading


I will be reading during the 2021 Winter Residency at Bennington Writing Seminars. This event is virtual and is open to the public. For information, visit the Bennington Writing Seminars

Recent Appearances

Thursday, July 25, 7:30pm
Canaan Meeting House, Canaan, NH

I will be reading with Gregory Pardlo, poet and author of the acclaimed memoir Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America, at the Canaan Meeting House, near 450 Canaan St, Canaan, NH 03741. For information, call the Canaan Town Library at (603) 523-9650

Thursday, April 4, 6:00pm
St. Joseph's College, Brooklyn

I’ll be talking about Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse as part of the Master Lecture series at St. Joseph’s College, in the Parlor Rooms, 245 Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205.

Wednesday, March 13, 7:00pm
KGB Bar and Lit Journal, East Village

A reading from my novel, Conscience, during the Bennington Reading Series at KGB Bar and Lit Journal, 85 East 4th Street, New York. Phone (347) 441-4481.

Tuesday, February 19, 7:00pm
Ridgefield Public Library

A reading from my novel, Conscience, and a Q&A at The Ridgefield Library, 472 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT. Phone (203) 438-2282.

Thursday, January 10, 7:30pm
Bennington College

A reading with Sarah Messer, author of Dress Made of Mice: Poems (2015), during the Bennington Writing Seminars winter residency. Tishman Lecture Hall, Bennington College, 1 College Drive, North Bennington, VT, 05201. Phone (802) 440-4452

Saturday, January 5, 10:30am
Bennington College

A lecture, A Woman Alone in a Room Realizing Something, during the Bennington Writing Seminars winter residency. Tishman Lecture Hall, Bennington College, 1 College Drive, North Bennington, VT, 05201. Phone (802) 440-4452.

Wednesday, October 24, 7:00pm
Book Culture, Manhattan

A conversation with Rebecca Chace, author of the novel Leaving Rock Harbor. Book Culture is located at 536 West 112th Street, New York, NY 10025. Phone (212) 865-1588.

Wednesday, October 17, 7:00pm
Newtonville Books, Newton, MA

A reading and Q&A. Newtonville Books is located at 10 Langley Road, Newton Centre, in Newton, MA 02459. Phone (617) 244-6619.

Saturday, October 13, 3pm
Saugatuck Story Fest, Westport, CT

A talk entitled, "Let Yourself Tell the Story," during Saugatuck Story Fest, a three-day literaray festival and writer's conference in Westport, CT. The talk and Q&A will be held at the Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Avenue, Westport CT 06880. Phone: (203) 291.4800

Wednesday, October 10, 7pm
R.J. Julia Booksellers, Madison

A reading and book signing. RJ Julia Booksellers is located at 768 Boston Post Road in Madison, CT 06443. Phone (203) 245-3959.

Wednesday, October 3, 7:30pm
State University of New York, New Paltz

My talk entitled "Old Lefty Jews and their Complicated Children" will be held at SUNY New Paltz, 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY 12561. Phone (845) 257-7869.

Tuesday, October 2, 7:00pm
Best Video Film & Cultural Center, Hamden, CT

A reading with Sandi Shelton (aka Maddie Dawson), author of the novel Matchmaking for Beginners. Best Video Film & Cultural Center, is at 1842 Whitney Avenue in Hamden, CT 06517. Phone (203) 287-9286.

Thursday, September 27, 7:00pm
Community Bookstore, Brooklyn

A conversation with Rebecca Chace, author of the novel Leaving Rock Harbor (2010).  Community Bookstore, is at 143 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215. Phone (718) 783-3075.

Thursday, September 20, 7:00pm
McNally Jackson Independent Bookseller, Williamsburg

A reading and Q&A. McNally Jackson Independent Bookseller is located at 76 N. 4th Street, Unit G, in Brooklyn, NY 11241. Phone (718) 387-0115.

Monday, September 17, 6:30-8pm
Mitchell Library, New Haven

A reading and Q&A. Mitchell Library is located at 37 Harrison St. (off Whalley in Westville Village) in New Haven, CT 06515. Phone (203) 946-8117.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 11:00am
WNHH Radio 103.5

Interview by Paul Bass of The New Haven Independent.

Lectures & Workshops

When I can (depending on geography, etc.), I am happy to meet with writers’ groups, book groups, and classes to talk about one or more of the topics in The Kite and the String. Participants may bring questions and problems. Possible topics include but are not limited to: How to Finish Your Wonderful Novel (Even Though It’s Presently Going Nowhere); Being a Writer Without Being Miserable; Writing with Spontaneity and Control. . . . Contact me, and we can figure out something that will be useful for you and that I can do.

Bennington Writing Seminars

I continue to teach in the Bennington Writing Seminars, the intellectually exciting and challenging MFA program in writing and literature at Bennington College. Students may begin the two-year program toward a master's degree in either June or January.

For information check the Bennington College website or phone Dawn Dayton, the program administrator, at 802-440-4452. Or you can email me through the contacts page of this website. I'd be glad to answer any questions.