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I was awarded a fellowship in fiction writing from the New York Foundation for the Arts. The fellowship is a $7,000 grant given to artists at critical stages in their careers. Artists can use the funds in any manner to further their work. For more information, go to nyfa.org.
Here is the web page at Starcherone Books for my new novel, Haywire: starcherone.com/thad.html. And here is the link at Small Press Distribution: spdbooks.org. The book is also available from dzancbooks.org, amazon.com, and at Barnes and Noble bookstores.
Fiction Writing 101 will be offered on Mondays during Sessions 2 and 6 at The Writer's Voice of the West Side YMCA, 5 West 63rd St., Manhattan. Session 2 starts Feb. 25, 2013, and Session 6 starts Oct. 28. Designed for writers new to fiction or returning to the genre, this workshop will focus on the basics through exercises and assignments, as well as discussion of works in progress. Open to everyone. Eight meetings. Contact Danabelle Denis at (212) 912-2635 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 6-8, Wednesday-Friday
AWP Conference, Boston. I'll read in the Festival of Language on Wednesday between 9 and 10:30 at Dillon's, 955 Boylston Street. I'll sign books in the book fair at 2 on Thursday at the Starcherone table and at 3 on Friday at the Many Mountains Moving table. I'll read for the Dirty:Dirty anthology on Friday at 7:30 at Daisy Buchanan's, 240 Newbury Street. Info: awpwriter.org
June 8, Saturday, midday (tentative)
Book signing. Cornell Store, Ithaca, N.Y.
July 21, Sunday, 6 p.m.
Poets Bill Evans, Thaddeus Rutkowski, Joanna Sit, Michele Madigan Somerville and Mike Sweeney read with percussionists Peter Catapano and Tony Cenicola. Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia St., Manhattan. Info: corneliastreetcafe.com
September 13, Thursday, 7 p.m.
Drunken Careening Writers, KGB Bar, 85 E. Fourth St., Manhattan. With Lisa Ferber. Hosted by Kathleen Warnock. Free. Info: kgbbar.com
Oct. 24-25, Thursday-Friday
I'll be a speaker/author at the In Celebration of Books Festival, Gunston School, Centreville, Md.
November TBA, Sunday
Memoir Reading, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road N.E., Atlanta. $10. Champagne and refreshments. Hosted by June Akers Seese. Info: callanwolde.org
NEW PUBLICATIONS, INTERVIEW, REVIEWS
Toasted, essay, The New York Times' Opinionator, June 18, 2012. opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com
The Mountain Man, story, The New York Times' Opinionator, March 11, 2012. opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com
Speaking Into the Microphone, text and MP3 recording of a short story, Bluestem magazine (Eastern Illinois University). bluestemmagazine.com
On Gobble Street, story, Press 1, Vol. 5, No. 3. www.leafscape.org.
Welcome to the Monkey Park, essay, Marco Polo Arts Magazine. marcopoloartsmag.com
In College, fiction, Overpass Books. http://overpassbooks.
My First Cigarette, flash fiction, Dogzplot, October 2012. dogzplot.blogspot.com
Bad Matches, story by Rutkowski, read by Max Woertendyke. Posted on Liars' League NYC. liarsleaguenyc.com
An "interview" with me by Julia MacDonnell appears in Philadelphia Stories online. philadelphiastories.org
Hope to see you!