If you weren’t awake and listening to WYSO at 7am Eastern a few Saturdays ago, have no fear! You can now hear my conversation with Vick Mickunas at the Book Nook on WYSO at your leisure. I’ve long been a fan of Book Nook, and it was such fun to talk with Vick. I’m grateful that he took the time. I hope you enjoy!
On Saturday, March 26, 7am Eastern you can tune in/stream from WYSO to hear Vick Mickunas interview me about The Eight Mile Suspended Carnival. (This is my first ever radio interview!) If you are not awake at 7am Eastern, fear not: eventually, the interview will be available to stream anytime from this page: https://www.wyso.org/show/book-nook.
I’m extremely grateful to Vick Mickunas for taking time to discuss my novel & other ephemera, and more, for creating and sustaining the Book Nook since 1994. And grateful to WYSO for being such a fabulous radio station.
My heart is full.
A few months ago, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Jahzerah Brooks to talk about my novel, The Eight Mile Suspended Carnival. We talked for hours. Jahzerah asked fabulous, insightful questions. She understood and articulated things about my novel that I hadn’t seen. She helped me understand what I had done (consciously and unconsciously) among those pages. Our conversation opened new vistas for me. Jahzerah is a brilliant, thoughtful reader and writer, and it was my great fortune to spend time with her.
And today when I read what she made of our conversation, I got teary. (The hybrid interview—part essay and part Q&A—was published at Craft Literary.) Writing this novel took me a long time, and so much of the work was done without any notice or attention. Sometimes I felt like a feral weed, reaching into one little shard of light in order to keep writing. It’s hard for me to put into words the gift Jahzerah has given me with her time, care, and gorgeous writing. I am so grateful.
Thank you, Jahzerah!
On Dec. 11, 2021, Robert Freeman Wexler and I performed fiction at Emporium Wines/Underdog Cafe in Yellow Springs, Ohio. We were accompanied by interdisciplinary/sound artist Michael Casselli. (Thanks, Robert! Thanks, Michael!)
We had hoped to share the event live via Facebook, but technology did not save us.
Fortunately, we filmed the event, and it’s now available to watch.
The video was filmed & edited by Cameron Henderson. (Thanks, Cameron!)
We had hoped to read in person, but considering the state of things, the Yellow Springs branch of the Greene County Public Library has graciously moved the event online. This means you can attend from anywhere! Please join us.
Details & registration information below.
Yellow Springs Library Local Author Visit (ONLINE): Kuder and Wexler
Local authors Rebecca Kuder and Robert Wexler will visit (online) to read excerpts from their recently published, genre-defying fiction, including a brief Q&A.
Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Robert Freeman Wexler and I will read (in person!) from our recently published books on Sat., Dec. 18, at 7pm Eastern at the Yellow Springs Senior Center—227 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387. This reading is hosted by the Epic Book Shop. I will read from The Eight Mile Suspended Carnival, and Robert will read from The Painting And The City.
If you are in the area, please join us! (Masks will required.)
Robert Freeman Wexler and I will perform recent fiction, accompanied by interdisciplinary/sound artist Michael Casselli. Robert will read from his new short story collection, Undiscovered Territories. And I will read from The Eight Mile Suspended Carnival. Please do join us!
WHEN: DEC. 11, 7PM EASTERN
WHERE: (WHEREVER YOU ARE!) via EMPORIUM WINES/UNDERDOG CAFE FB LIVE
It was an extreme pleasure to read from The Eight Mile Suspended Carnival alongside poets Maureen Alsop and Marty Williams at the What Books Press launch last week! You can watch the replay here. (Marty begins around minute 10:58; Maureen at 33:00; and me at 48:30.) Grateful to What Books Press for making fabulous books, to Skylight Books for hosting, and to all the sentient being, humanity, and machinery that helped hoist this carnival into being. Onward!