Here are the audio clips from an interview I did about my essay on postnatal depression.
*This piece originally appeared in Black Warrior Review.
When I first became interested in making graphic narratives, the biggest hurdle I had to overcome wasn’t creative, it was technical. I knew how to write and I was confident I could learn to draw well enoughto get my ideas across, but I had no idea how to actually put together a comic that IContinue reading “Learn to Make Comics!”
TL:DR: Here’s the syllabus. (Links are clickable and they’ll get you to the “readings”, tutorials, etc.) This last semester I got to teach a class fully focused on digital storytelling for the first time. I’d been adding units on digital stories and essays to my composition and creative writing classes for many years, but thisContinue reading “Digital Storytelling for Creative Writers”
If you’re just here for the publishing handout and would prefer not to read my rambling lamentations about leaving teaching, here ya go! This summer will be the first summer since I turned 21 that I won’t be readying syllabi for my fall courses. The details are complex and, frankly, boring, but after a lot of thought, my partnerContinue reading “A Beginner’s Guide to Publishing”
At moments like these, when everything is kind of awful, I find comfort in thinking about the ontological nature of time. DON’T LEAVE; I’M GOING TO EXPLAIN IT! There’s this theory in physics, sometimes called the “block universe model,” that time isn’t this ephemeral thing. That events don’t just happen and then disappear *poof* intoContinue reading “Donald Trump and the Block Universe Model”
Barrelhouse Magazine’s Conversations & Connections writing conference is coming to Pittsburgh on October 18! This one-day conference is geared toward providing practical advice on writing and publishing to writers (or aspiring writers) in any stage of their career. I’m so excited that Why We Never Talk About Sugar will be the featured fiction collection at the conference! Additionally,Continue reading “Conversations & Connections”
I will not be in Seattle for AWP this year, but my books will be! You can get a copy of Why We Never Talk About Sugar, my collection of short stories, at the Braddock Avenue Books table. Or, you can grab a copy of my brand new chapbook, This Will Be His Legacy, from LetteredContinue reading “AWP 2014 & Recent Web Work Round-up”
Because I just can’t help myself. And because these people are completely misunderstanding evolution. 1. “Bill Nye, are you influencing the minds of children in a positive way?” 2. “Are you scared of a Divine Creator?” 3. “Is it completely illogical that the earth was created mature? i.e. trees created with rings… Adam created asContinue reading “22 Responses to 22 Creationists’ Challenges to Evolution”