April 30, 2016, 1 p.m., Newburyport Literary Festival, Newburyport, MA. "Best Small Fictions: The Art of Compression." I'll be a panelist with Dawn Raffel and Brent Rydin. Moderated by Sherri Frank.

June 3, 2016, Dire Literary Series at Out of the Blue Gallery, 541 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA, 7-9 p.m. Reading for Best Small Fictions: Rusty Barnes, Allison Adair, Randall Brown, Brent Rydin. I'll be introducing them and reading as well.

August 5, 6-9 p.m. opening reception for Women Artists and Writers: Compassion, Creativity, and Courage; A Fundraising Exhibit to Benefit Amirah, a refuge for exploited women. Porter Mill Studios, Beverly, MA. I am exhibiting some poetry on compassion. The exhibit runs through Sept. 2.


July 23, 1-2 pm, Emerson College Summer Writing Program. I'll be discussing editing and writing with program students.


April 10, 7 p.m. Flint Memorial Library, 147 Park St, N. Reading, MA. In celebration of National Poetry Month, I'll be reading and discussing prose poetry; also appearing will be local poet Kathy Aponick, reading from her latest book Bright Realm and discussing narrative poetry. Free with refreshments. Sponsored by the Friends of the Flint Memorial Library. More info at:

Oct. TBA, A Celebration of Kathy Hope Handley, Plymouth Public Libary, Plymouth, MA. I'll be reading Kathy's work with other local authors in her memory. Free with refreshments.

Oct. 3, 6-8 p.m. Paranormal and Horror Authors at the Buttonwoods Museum Author Lecture Series, 240 Water St., Haverhill, MA. Join me and local authors, including Liz Michalski, for a fun night in celebration of Halloween. Books will be for sale. More info at


AWP Schedule

My story collection will be at the Press 53 table, and the Flash Field Guide at the Rose Metal Press table. I'll be at:

March 8, 3-4:15 p.m. Women on the Road: Exploration, Inspiration, and Imagination in Fiction Room 202, Hynes Convention Center. Moderating a panel with Laura van den Berg, Mary Akers, Midge Raymond, and Jessica Anthony. Includes travel photos.

March 9, 3-4:15 p.m. Flash, Sudden--Where Did They Come From, Where Are They Going? Room 310, Hynes Convention Center. I'm on a panel with Robert Shapard, James Thomas, and Jen Pieroni, moderated by Ron Carlson.

May 5, 2:45-4 p.m. The Muse and the Marketplace. I'll be moderating a panel and flash film fest of three brief films made from flash stories by Pam Painter, Stace Budzko, and Michael Dickes. Come watch the films, hear how they were made, and find out how you can create your own. More info at:

May 30, 7 pm, The Book Shop, Somerville, MA. I'll be hosting a reading/discussion with Chalk Circle authors Tilia Klebenov-Jacobs and Katring Grigg-Saito. More info at:

Oct. 3, 7 pm. Launch party for Flash Fiction Funny will be held at Newtonville Books, Newton, MA. Featuring Tom Hazuka, Pam Painter, Mark Budman.

Oct. 24, 3-5 p.m. Beehive at Memorial Hall Library, Andover, MA. I'll be discussing, reading, and running a workshop on flash fiction as a warm up to NaNoWriMo. Books will be for sale. FREE workshop. More info on their events page at:

Nov. 2, 1:30 p.m. The Mom Egg Reading at the Cervena Barva Press Reading Series at the Armory, Somerville, MA.

Dec. 8, 2-4 p.m. Launch Party for Facing the Change: Personal Encounters with Global Warming, Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill St., Mattapan, MA. I'll be reading with Audrey Schulman and Sydney Landon Plum, along with host and editor Steven Pavlos Holmes. This is a special anthology being launched in a special venue!