I learned last month, from editor Ryan Rivas, that someone from the distinguished Pushcart Board of Contributing Editors nominated my story, “Sinkhole,” from 15 Views of Miami for the Pushcart Prize. A final decision should be made in early May. … Continue reading “Sinkhole” has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize!
Monday’s event was a success! What a great evening at Books & Books! Reading & Discussion by FIFTEEN VIEWS OF MIAMI contributors and editor Jaquira Díaz. “The city that emerges from the stories in 15 Views of Miami is not the impossibly sunny, … Continue reading 15 Views of Miami on Livestream
Mark your calendar, Miami: Thursday, November 20, at 6:00pm As Orlando-based Burrow Press expands its 15 Views Anthology Series to the 305, come celebrate the release of 15 Views of Miami with a head-to-head, bracket-style reading that pits Miami and Orlando … Continue reading Miami Vs. Orlando
Sarah Klein and Andrea Askowitz were pimping Badass last night, telling people about our debut at the Miami Book Fair International. At The Swamp, Wed. November 19, 7 p.m. Corner of NE 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue. The show they … Continue reading Badass chicks
Edited by Jaquira Diaz and published by Burrow Press, 15 Views of Miami is a literary portrait of the Magic City told in fifteen loosely linked stories by fifteen Miami authors. Sprawling from Hialeah to Homestead, from Wynwood to Stiltsville, … Continue reading 15 Views of Miami
In honor of its eight-year-anniversary, Lip Service is launching Badass, Lip Service: True Stories, the Double Album (Lominy Books, 2014) edited by Andrea Askowitz. This anthology is a collection of some of the best of Lip Service’s first eight years. Lip Service is a John S. … Continue reading What a Badass!
Rebecca Cook was a Margaret Bridgman Scholar in Fiction at the 2009 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. She has published poetry and prose in many literary journals, and has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Rebecca contributed to All That Glitters, a nonfiction collection … Continue reading Rebecca Cook’s Romance
Kim Barnes was born in Lewiston, Idaho, in 1958 and one week later returned with her mother to their small line-shack on Orofino Creek, where Barnes’s father worked as a gyppo logger. The majority of her childhood was spent in … Continue reading Kim Barnes on feminism, sex education, and growing up in Idaho
Recently, two of Haiti Noir’s authors, M.J. Fievre and Marie Ketsia Theodore-Pharel, authors of The Rainbow’s End and Mercy at the Gate, respectively, sat down to discuss Haiti Noir and the idea of locating the noir series in the Caribbean. As … Continue reading Why Noir, Why Now?
On March 15-16, “All That Glitters” went to the Tucson Festival of Books! The anthology was available for sale at the Author Pavilion, at the booth of contributor Tabitha Blankenbiller. Tabitha is an essayist and graduate of the Pacific University … Continue reading “All That Glitters” at the Tucson Festival of Books
“The Haiti I Know” at the 2014 AWP Conference in Seattle Room 606, Washington State Convention Center, Level 6 Each year, AWP holds its Annual Conference & Bookfair in a different city to celebrate the authors, teachers, writing programs, literary … Continue reading 2014 AWP Conference in Seattle: “The Haiti I Know”
2014 AWP Conference Room 606, Washington State Convention Center, Level 6 Friday, February 28, 2014 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm A trilingual reading from So Spoke the Earth, a collection of prose and poetry about pre- and post-earthquake Haiti and published by the Women Writers of Haitian Descent. Authors will share first and third-person accounts and visions of Haiti through various periods of time, and of the moments following the tragedy, exploring stories of the search for survivors and different shapes of grief and hope. Presentations in English, with some French and Haitian Creole (with translations). M.J. Fievre is the founding editor … Continue reading The Haiti I Know: So Spoke the Earth at the 2014 AWP Conference
The Sliver of Stone team had a lot of fun at the 2014 AWP Conference! #awp14 #awpblues Continue reading 2014 AWP Conference in Seattle: Sliver of Stone
I was a guest at the University of Miami today, along with author Marie Ketsia Theodore-Pharel. Re-Imagining Haiti: from Revolution to Reconstruction. We were invited by Dr. Patricia Saunders. Professor Saunders’s research and scholarship focus largely on the relationship between sexual … Continue reading Re-Imagining Haiti: from Revolution to Reconstruction