Goodbye, Woody Creek

For the past few weeks I've been the writer in residence at the Aspen Writer's Foundation. I'm so grateful to the crack-team who brought me out and took care of...

Wishing Stone

I'll be teaching a one week intensive writing workshop with the amazing Dani Shapiro at Blantyre, a 5-star luxury resort in the Berkshires, November 2-8th, 2014...

All City Read

There will be an all city read of The Good Thief in my hometown of Salem, Massachusetts this summer: August 21-24, 2014. Thanks to Patricia Zaido and the Salem ...

Write a short story with me.

I'm about to teach my first online class: July 6-12, 2014. There will be videos, online "lectures", power-point, writing exercises, and open discussion boards f...

Writing under the Big Blue Whale

Once more I'll be teaching a creative writing class at the American Museum of Natural History, Tuesdays 6:00-8:30 pm, Feb. 25-March 25th. Come and explore the n...

A Class!

For the first time (in a long time) I will be teaching a six-week master class that is open to the public. This writing workshop will be limited to 10 students,...

Selected Shorts: Objects of Desire

This week's Selected Shorts features two stories that explore the place of objects in our lives: "Counting the Ways" by Susan Perabo, performed by Robert Sean L...