Spring Forward

I’ve been so busy with classes this semester, I’ve rarely had any time to work on my novel’s 3rd draft, or to follow the news more closely. The world is falling apart at the seams, it seems. My heart is with the victims in Japan and Libya, and the people fighting hard in Wisconsin, Egypt, Bahrain, Syria, Morocco, Palestine. I am in complete awe of people’s bravery over the last few weeks.

Some writerly-type news:

I wrote a post for UTNE reader about my reactions to the Egyptian revolution.

I’ve just been given the title of Fiction Editor at The Normal School, a very gorgeous literary journal mostly run by editorial assistants from my MFA program here at Fresno State.

And I’m curating another editorial project, which I will talk more about next month.

Hope to see some of you next week at DIWAN! I’m excited for this mini-RAWI meeting of sorts. Click over to my events page for details on my specific panel there, and here for the forum’s complete schedule.

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