where I’ll be @ AWP 2023:
Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022 @ 6 PM CST
Pagination Bookshop (Virtual)
A reading with selected authors from the new anthology AND IF THAT MOCKINGBIRD DON’T SING: PARENTING STORIES GONE SPECULATIVE.
Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022 @ 7PM CST
Colorado College (Virtual)
With Brandon Shimoda, Brynn Saito, Patrick Shiroishi, & Kimiko Tanabe
A memorial for the 80th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 (February 19, 1942), which formalized the dispossession, forced removal, and mass incarceration of Japanese immigrants and Japanese Americans during WWII, and a conversation on its legacy and ongoing afterlife.
Thursday, March 24, 2022 @ 10:35AM EST
Myth and Monsters in Memoir: Using Folklore to Structure Personal Writing
With Carmen Maria Machado, Jess Zimmerman, and Sofia Samatar
Folklore, fairy tales, and myths persist because they tell us stories about ourselves—where we come from, what we should value, what we should fear. The authors on this panel will discuss how to harness mythological figures and tropes to give shape to personal writing.
Thursday, March 24, 2022 @ PM
A Misfit of Ghosts: How Haunted Memoir Rethinks the Real
With Elissa Washuta, J. Nicole Jones, Bruce Owens Grimm, & Steffan Triplett
Haunted memoir unsettles traditional notions of memoir and nonfiction as it engages with ghosts, both metaphoric and actual, to examine what haunts us collectively and individually. In this session, panelists will discuss the various forms hauntings have taken in their work, how haunted memoir pushes against the constraints of normative nonfiction, as well as discuss how they create their ghosts on the page.