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North Hadley, MA
I have published six books of fiction, the latest from Asia 2000 in Hong Kong. My Flannery O'Connor Award collection of short stories, "Ghost Traps" has just been reprinted by U. Georgia Press. I am currently completing the last novel in what I call "The Beijing Trilogy," based on my years of teaching in China. And I have recently tried my hand at screenplay writing.
2015 HIGHLIGHTS: * organizer & host, "7 Minutes: A Literary Arts Spotlight". A monthly series (last Sat. Jan. to June, except for May 23rd) to celebrate ALL literary artists as they share 7 minutes of their work. 1 pm-3 pm. Springfield Library, 220 State St., Spfld., MA www.springfieldlibrary.org * facilitator,"Ekphrasis: Writing Poetry in Response to Art". Mason Square Library Branch, 765 State St., Springfield, MA. April 4, 2015 * facilitator, "Objects of Meaning: 4 Steps To Engage Creatively ALL College Students as Writers". Teaching, Learning & Student Development (TLSD) Conference at Bristol Community College. Fall River Campus, MA. April 10, 2015 * facilitator, "The ABCs of Publishing Poetry". Community Room, Springfield Library, 220 State St., Spfld., MA. April 12, 2015 * facilitator, "Ekphrastic Poetry" workshop. Monson Arts Council Annual Art Exhibit, Monson House of Art, 200 Main St., Monson, MA. April 15, 2015 * facilitator, "Naming Your Roots: Seeds for Multi-Lingual Multicultural Narrative Poems", 7th Annual Massachusetts Poetry Festival, Salem, MA. May 1-3, 2015