Tonight I’ll be reading at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning in Lexington, Kentucky, with a hands-on writing workshop to follow. In the workshop we’ll be exploring how to turn the ones you love (or hate) into fodder for writing fiction. Technically, I guess everyone in a writer’s life is fodder–it just takes a little nerve to actually, uh, exploit them. (Yes, I say–Be shameless!)
Come Monday I’ll be reading with one of my favorite people, Kyle Minor. He’s on tour with writer Kathleen Rooney, and I’ll be a guest on their The Live Nude Girl In the Devil’s Territory Tour Extravaganza. You can check out Kyle’s new story collection The Devil’s Territory here, and Kathleen’s book Live Nude Girl here. The reading is in the SIU Student Center in Carbondale in the afternoon–I’ll revise this post just as soon as I find out what time it happens!