No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time. It is just that the others are behind the time.

—Martha Graham

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Each reader reads only what is already within himself.

—Proust

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Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop.

—Lewis Carroll

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Stare. It is the way to educate your eye, and more. Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long.

—Walker Evans

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The Writing Program

Projects, Publications, Events

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2017
• Kentucky Women Writers Conference
• Editor, with BettyJoyce Nash, of Lock & Load: Armed Fiction, anthology of literary fiction about guns, University of New Mexico Press
• Interdisciplinary artist-writer fellowship, the Rusty Barn Colloquium
• AWP 2017

2016
• Kentucky Women Writers Conference
• Fiction fellowship, Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus, Schwandorf, Germany
• North Carolina Writers Network spring conference
• Fiction fellowship, The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow

2015
• Shortlist, New Millennium Writings Short-Short Prize
• “Pia's Daughter,” Shenandoah
• Editor, Lock & Load, anthology of American literary fiction,
University of New Mexico Press, spring 2017.

2014
• “Baudelaire's Sister at the Betty Ford,” Finalist, Tupelo Quarterly Prose Open
• Fiction fellowship, VCCA France
• Reading, KGB Bar
• Editor, with BettyJoyce Nash, of Lock & Load: Armed and Dangerous Fiction
• Talkback moderator, On-the-Air Radio Players:
—“The Lottery,” Shirley Jackson
—“Nightfall,” Isaac Asimov
• AWP, Seattle
• Fiction fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

2013
• Shortlist, NMW Short-Short Prize
• Kentucky Women Writers' Conference

2012
• Kentucky Women Writers Conference
• Vortext at Hedgebrook
• Fiction fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

2011
• Story and reading, Think Small! exhibition
• Story, Big Muddy, Volume 10.2
• Story, NMW, Issue 20
Kenyon Review Writers Workshop

2010
• Short-Short Fiction Prize, New Millennium Writings
• Shortlist, Best American Fantasy 4
• Fiction fellowship, Martha's Vineyard Writers Residency
• Fiction fellowship, VCCA France
Kenyon Review Writers Workshop

2009
• Story, The Georgia Review, fall issue
• Top finalist, Gival Press Short Story Award
• Fiction fellowship, The Hambidge Center (collaboration with painter)

2008
• Second Prize, Hackney Literary Awards National Story Contest
• Shortlist, NMW Fiction Prize
• Novel excerpt, “Iowa Writes”
• Fiction fellowship, VCCA France
• Fiction scholarship, Tin House Summer Workshop
• Editor, Sound & Sense, Virginia poets at the Library of Virginia
(Claudia Emerson, Joshua Poteat, and others)

2007
• H. E. Francis Prize
• Fifth place, Nelson Algren Award
• WC&C Scholarship, Association of Writing Programs
• Fiction scholarship, Gettysburg Review Conference
• Fellowship and artist’s grant, Vermont Studio Center
• Bread Loaf Writers' Conference (scholarship finalist)

2006
Pushcart XXX Special Mention
• Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference
• Editor, Modern and Contemporary Art at VMFA

2005
Seattle Review Fiction Prize
• Pushcart Prize nomination
• Editor, Views of Shenandoah National Park

2004
• MFA, fiction, The New School
STYLE Fiction Prize
• Prose editor, LIT

2003
• Web del Sol’s Best of the Zines, twice
Best American Nonrequired Reading nomination
• Prose editor, LIT, The New School Writing Program's literary magazine

1998
• Tennessee Williams Scholarship, Sewanee Writers’ Conference
• Poets & Writers Maureen Egen Prize

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Bio


-Widely published in print and online, including Shenandoah, The Georgia Review, Willow Springs, The Diagram, Confrontation, The Rio Grande Review, The Baltimore Review, and others
-Anthologized in Sex & Chocolate and The Diagram .2 (click links on "Work" page for excerpts)
-Fiction fellowships at MacDowell, VCCA, Ragdale, Ucross, The Hambidge Center, The Vermont Studio Center, and others

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