This has been a year of incredible progress on my first short story collection. With the generous support of a Ruby Grant from the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, I was able to spend almost a year focused entirely on my writing. I traveled to Seattle, Japan, and Hawaii and conducted research that caused my book to shift and grow in directions I’d never expected. The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts then gave me a home and a community in which to write new stories for Moon Over Sand Island.
So I am beyond thrilled to finally be able to share a few sneak previews of the new stories in the collection. This fall I’ll be giving two readings in Baltimore. I’ll be reading at the Starts Here! Reading Series this Monday, September 21. Then on Sunday, October 4, all of this year’s four inaugural Ruby Grant recipients in literature will be coming together to give a reading at the Ivy Bookshop in Baltimore. (See details below.) At each of these events, I’ll be reading different stories from Moon Over Sand Island. I would love for you to join in the fun!
Monday, September 21
1500 Union Avenue, Baltimore
Sunday, October 4
The Ivy Bookshop
6080 Falls Road, Baltimore
That’s awesome! I hope I can make it to one of these events. Way to go, my dear!
Thanks, Lorien! It would be so lovely to see you! Hope you have been well and happy!