Writing and Reading


October 10, 5:30 (cst): Southern Festival of Books (with Lydia Millet, David James Poissant) RSVP at event page.

September 27, 6-7:30 (cst): SongWriter, with Mary Gauthier RSVP at event page.

September 10, 7 (cst): Vanderbilt Visiting Writer Series (with Lorraine Lopez). RSVP at event page.

August 26, 6pm (cst): McNally-Jackson virtual event with Katy Simpson Smith (!). RSVP at event page.

August 6, 6pm (cst): SIBA, Reader Meet Writervirtual event (in conversation with Chanelle Benz!!). Free registration through these local booksellers.

July 29, 5pm (cst): Square Books, virtual event / Zoom

July 25, 1-4: The Porch, online craft lecture on writing the South

Feb. 27: Public Library Association Conference, Nashville, TN


"A Run-Up to the Next Release" from The Commuter.

"Evie M." from Iowa Review and Best American Short Stories

“Bird (on Back)” from Guernica

“Colleen” from Electric Literature

“Hers” from Forty Stories

“Darla” from Literary Hub


"Of Barbs, Wires, and Wit: Terry Allen and Just Like Moby Dick" from Southwest Review

"Learning to Write from Willie Nelson" from Lit Hub

Some Go Home Book Notes, atLargehearted Boy

“Santiago, 1 February 1973 - 27 January 1974” from Southwest Review

“Tiny Love: The Complete Stories by Larry Brown” from Southwest Review

“20 Security Questions for Mary Miller…” from Southwest Review

“You Hold on to What You Need: Mary Gauthier and the Art of Writing War” from Oxford American

“Dear Any Soldier: Vonnegut During Wartime” from The Millions (Now available in Italian!)

“On Recovering Love in Fiction” from TSP: The Story Prize

We Come to Our Senses Book Notes, at Largehearted Boy

On being predictable, at LitHub