Acceptance to miniStories + upcoming reading

Just found out my microfiction piece What is Between Us was selected by to be included in the miniStories series. I appreciate this opportunity; a big thanks to miniStories coordinator Geoff Herbach and everyone else involved with the competition.

miniStories is a quarterly flash fiction competition coordinated by Electric Arc Radio's Geoff Herbach (author of The Miracle Letters of T. Rimburg, Three Rivers Press). This literary series showcases previously unpublished short stories by Minnesota writers which are selected by authors, editors, and publishing industry veterans from across the country. Winning stories are then published on and in the e-magazine access+ENGAGE. I’ll post something here on my blog once my story is unveiled on the internet.

As part of the whole miniStories shebang, I’ve been invited to read my story at the miniStories reading on Monday, July 27 at 7 PM. The reading will be at the Ritz Theater, 345 13th Ave NE, in Minneapolis . If you are in the Twin Cities and have a craving to experience literary ecstasy, stop by…the lineup of authors reading their stories looks amazing and it is sure to be a great time.

Guest Blogging at the Scribes’ Tribe Scribblings Website

litera1.gifAs part of National Poetry Month, I will be guest blogging over at the Scribes’ Tribe Scribblings website. I’ll be talking about poetry in general and the intersection of poetry and prose in particular. It’s intended to be a poetry workshop where people can ask questions and advice.

Click here to check out the poetry workshop page where I’m featured. Right now they have posted an interview with me where I answer various questions.

The rest of the blogging for the month will work like this:

April 16 - Poem-making, the Process
April 21 - How Poetry Influences Prose, and Vice Versa
April 23 - Spreading the Word: Getting Your Work Out There Through Publishing and Readings
April 28 & 30 - Critiquing poems from those posted on the website

Big thanks to Candace and Amy of the Scribes’ Tribe for this tremendous opportunity.

Upcoming Reading - What Light

If you are in the Twin Cities on March 30, and you are a fan of literature, wine, or both, consider stopping by the What Light reading.  It will be from 5-7 PM at Magers and Quinn Booksellers on Hennepin Ave. in the Uptown area of Minneapolis.  I will be one of several poets reading work there.

Magers & Quinn Booksellers, The Wine Company, and the Walker Art Center’s are presenting this reading by the winners of this quarter’s poetry contest: “What Light--This Week’s Poem.”

Refreshments will be served.  A wine tasting will accompany the reading.  It should be a good time - hope to see you there.