Events and Updates
Heartened to be named a finalist for the very competitive (and very wonderful) 2021 Sustainable Arts Foundation Awards, for artists and writers with children. Got some lovely feedback on new work, and a bit of financial support. Onward...
I was happy to write about my current project involving endangered red wolves as part of Harvard Review's Dispatches from a Pandemic.
I wrote for Salon about how Michaela Coel's stunning "I May Destroy You" on HBO has been a revelation to me as a survivor of sexual assault.
I wrote for Salon about working with Alex Trebek in my twenties, and in particular one night in Budapest when he was my own personal Google.
I've been awarded a 2020 Durham Arts Council Emerging Artist grant! This will support a book-length nonfiction project about how my budding fascination with a family of red wolves that live near my house coincided with a political awakening and led to my joining in their fight for survival (North Carolina is the only place in the world where these critically endangered animals still live wild). I'm psyched.
I wrote about the long journey I've been on with my novel, which has included learning a new language, moving to Sicily to spend a year hanging out with traditional puppeteers, and, more recently, overcoming deep-seated fears (among assorted other challenges); you can read a bit here, where I blog occasionally about writing and parenthood for American Short Fiction.