I posted a promise at the end of 2016 that I’d be making new entries on this site once the new year began–so much for New Year’s promises…BUT I will be offering new writings soon. (Another promise, I know, but so it goes….) One main reason I’ve been slow to post has been dealing with the many arrangements for the larger-than-usual number of speaking engagements and workshops I’ll be doing this year. Some of my upcoming posts will be announcements about them. I’ll also list them in the TALKS section. Stay tuned!
This weekend I’m off to the Associated Writers and Writing Programs Conference in Washington, DC, manning the Fordham University Press booth for a couple of hours, seeing old friends, meeting new ones, and generally getting inspired by the many fine writers who will be speaking. I’ll also be doing a little research for a new book I”m not quite ready to talk about yet….
The picture here is from last year’s AWP in Los Angeles: posing with my friend Tim Bascom and his excellent memoir about growing up in Ethiopia, Running to the Fire.