News and Events

Events

  • Thursday, September 20: Quite Mad East Coast Launch Event
    7:00 PM
    A Conversation with Bruce Machart
    Riffraff Bookstore
    60 Valley St. #107A
    Providence, RI

  • Tuesday, September 25
    7:00 PM
    Bookery Manchester
    848 Elm Street
    Manchester, NH

  • Thursday, September 27
    3:30 PM
    Student Faculty Reading Series
    Bridgewater State University
    Library Heritage Room
    131 Summer St.
    Bridgewater, MA

  • Tuesday, October 2
    6:30 PM
    Visiting Writers Series
    Fitchburg State University
    160 Pearl St.
    Fitchburg, MA

  • Wednesday, October 3
    7:00 PM
    Trident Booksellers
    338 Newbury St.
    Boston, MA 02115

  • Tuesday, October 9
    7:00 PM
    Book Soup
    8818 Sunset Blvd.
    West Hollywood, CA

  • Thursday, October 11
    6:30 PM
    Fresno State MFA Alumni Chapter
    Hot Off the Press Reading Series
    With Elizabeth Schulte Martin and Ethan Chatagnier
    The Review Coffee Bar
    620 E. Olive Ave.
    Fresno, CA

  • Saturday, October 13: Quite Mad West Coast Launch Event
    2:00 PM
    Graveyard Vineyards
    6990 Estrealla Rd.
    San Miguel, CA

  • Tuesday, October 16
    7:00 PM
    Left Bank Books
    399 N. Euclid Ave.
    Saint Louis, MO

  • Wednesday, October 17
    5:30 PM
    With Marianne Kunkel
    University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    Andrews Hall: Bailey Library
    1400 R St.
    Lincoln, NE

  • Thursday, October 18
    7:00 PM
    Missouri Western State University
    Visiting Writers Series
    Pronto Café
    2513 Frederick Ave.
    St. Joseph, MO

  • November 1-3
    NonfictioNOW Conference
    Phoenix, AZ
    Not Your Mother's University Press w/Anthony Moll, Kathryn Nuernberger, Kristen Elias Rowley, & Sophfronia Scott Determining where to submit nonfiction books in the mass of trade, academic, and indie presses is often more of an essayist exploration than the writing process itself. Writers who have published memoirs, essay collections, and hybrid texts with The Ohio State University Press will discuss how an academic press became the unlikely home for work that challenged genre conventions and examined complex subject matter like mental health, sexuality and the armed services, faith, motherhood, and race. This group of writers will discuss the experience of publishing with a university press, reading a section of their work before reflecting on their process, work with editors, marketing and release.

  • March 27-30
    AWP Conference
    Portland, OR
    My Memoir’s First Year: Lessons Learned by New Authors of Creative Nonfiction (Anthony Moll, Sarah Fawn Montgomery, Matt Young, Tyrese L. Coleman, Joseph Osmundson) Five new memoirists discuss what to expect when you’re expecting a memoir. This assorted group of writers with books published in 2018 will share their experiences launching their first memoirs: the expectations each had starting the process, the path from manuscript to book, the rollout and reception of each work, and the range of emotions that come with such a launch, from elation to melancholy.

    Not Your Mother's University Press w/Anthony Moll, Kathryn Nuernberger, Kristen Elias Rowley, & Sophfronia Scott Determining where to submit nonfiction books in the mass of trade, academic, and indie presses is often more of an essayist exploration than the writing process itself. Writers who have published memoirs, essay collections, and hybrid texts with The Ohio State University Press will discuss how an academic press became the unlikely home for work that challenged genre conventions and examined complex subject matter like mental health, sexuality and the armed services, faith, motherhood, and race. This group of writers will discuss the experience of publishing with a university press, reading a section of their work before reflecting on their process, work with editors, marketing and release.

News

  • My essay, "Taking Up Space," appears in VIDA: Women In Literary Arts. September 2018.
  • Gazing Grain Press interviews me about Quite Mad, writing mental illness, and intersectional feminism. August 2018.
  • My essay, "Pittman's Fire," appears in the latest issue of The Normal School. June 2018.
  • My poem and audio, "Glutton," appears in the latest issue of Glass: A Journal of Poetry. April 2018.
  • My latest chapbook, Regenerate: Poems of Mad Women, is a featured selection for Boston’s Books on the T program as part of National Poetry Month. April 2018.
  • My poem, "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," appears in the latest issue of Weber: The Contemporary West. April 2018.
  • My essay, "Dually Noted," appears in the latest issue of Passages North. March 2018.
  • My poem, "Outspoken," appears in the latest issue of LUMINA. March 2018.
  • My poems and audio, "White Witch as a Young Girl" and "Bones Beneath Your Bed," appear in the latest issue of Sweet. January 2018.
  • My poem, "The Situation," appears in the Golden Jubilee 50th Anniversary issue of Cimarron Review. December 2017.
  • My poetry collection, The Intimacy of Survival, was a finalist for the 2017 Grayson Poetry Book Prize. November 2017.
  • Speaking of Marvels talks with me about my latest chapbook, Regenerate: Poems of Mad Women, my forthcoming memoir, Quite Mad: An American Pharma Memoir, writing mental illness, and narrative medicine.
VIDA AWP 2018

Working the VIDA table AWP 2018

AWP 2017 Book Signing

Book Signing at AWP 2017

NonfictioNOW Reading

Reading with The Normal School at
NonfictioNOW Conference 2015

Folsom Award

Receiving the UNL Folsom Dissertation Award, April 2016