Tales Told

Thanks so much to everyone who came out last night for Tales of Horror and Dread at Ten Tigers Parlour! We had a lot of fun. Na’amen Tilahun unfortunately wasn’t able to make it, but we had readings from myself, Sunny Moraine (who read from their story in LampLight) and Marianne Kirby (who read from her new novel Hogtown Market).

Special thanks to our audio engineer and ambient sorcerer (Joe), zombie face painters (DJ & April) and our tarot readers (Ksenia & Vanessa).

(L to R: dave ring; Sunny Moraine; Marianne Kirby)

Disquiet Reflections

I've just spent ten days working on my novel in São Miguel as part of the Disquiet Azores Residency.  The experience was a magical one, and I can only hint at how wondrous my time in the Azores was. 

Every day we gathered from 9am-1pm in the Jardim Botânico José do Canto to write amidst the gardens.  And in the afternoons, we traveled together to crater lakes, geothermic pools and a number of hikes that group leader Brendan Bowles insisted were simply walks.  The weather was lovely, the landscapes were transcendent, and the company was heartfelt and invigorating.  More than a few of those places will certainly be finding themselves into my book before I'm finished, I'm sure of it.  We also gathered for two collaborative readings, each anchored by one of our two writers-in-residence:  Erica Dawson & Helen Oyememi. 

Photos:  Writing view at the Jardim Botânico José do Canto .  View from the Rose Garden.  Poça da Beija (volcanic hot springs).  At my reading in the Ponta Delgada Public Library and Regional Archive.

Summertime Belongs to Queers

I'm the guest on the latest episode of Lit!Pop!Bang!

Episode Info:

Ep 1.7: Summertime Belongs to Queers!

Released July 05, 2018

This month, Cece and Anthony are joined by dave ring. In the episode, they discuss dave's newest project, editing the Broken Metropolis anthology for Mason Jar Press (6:45), representation in literature (14:15), dave's work with OutWrite DC (18:30), and microagressions (27:00). In the Pop! section, Anthony and Cece take on Elon Musk's views on Socialism (34:45), The Carters (39:30), and another Queer Eye update (54:00). Finally, in the Bang! section, dave rejoins the hosts to talk dream gay bar dates with deceased authors (57:30).

Futurescapes Reflections

I was lucky enough to spend a few days at Sundance Resort this past April as a resident of the 2018 Futurescapes Workshop.  We had at least three seasons over those three days.  The workshop was an opportunity to discuss craft and make connections with other speculative fiction writers.  I had the beginning of my novel-in-progress critiqued by a group led by DongWon Song, discussed query letters with a group led by Thao Le, and reviewed novel outlines with a group led by Fran Wilde.

The workshop held important moments outside of those formal activities too—an opportunity to play The Fall of Magic with Daniel & Lydia, beer-fueled discussions about writing with Jiovanna & Tiffany, general discussions essential to future American-Canadian writing retreat relations with Colleen, and many other lovely interactions with folks who also happened to have read all of the same books. 

Photos below:  Sundance was beautiful.  Jennifer brought Voodo Doughnuts from Portland. Hanging with Daniel & Jio.  Salt Lake looks like Mars.