Monday, September 14, 2015

Interview with Barrelhouse and Conversations & Connections Writing Conference

I’m happy to be interviewed by Dave Housley, one of the editors over at Barrelhouse, which is a wonderful literary journal and also a literary empire, responsible for—among many things—organizing and hosting one of my favorite one-day writing conferences: Conversations & Connections. 

I’m excited to be taking part as a speaker at the Pittsburgh conference, which will be held on October 10 this year. Participants receive a free book, a literary journal subscription, enjoy a day of panels about writing and publishing, and have the chance to meet with lit journal editors…and to top it all off, continue the conversation over Boxed Wine Happy Hour! There is space available if this sounds as irresistible to you as it is to me! (Oh, and only $70 for all of this!)

Okay, the interview! I’ll only give a short teaser here because I say lots of things about writing and about my new book. But I also answer this question:

Okay, we need to wrap up with the standard Barrelhouse interview finisher: What’s your favorite Patrick Swayze movie?

You know you (vaguely) want to know, if only to pick a fight about my choice!

Learn more about the fabulous Conversations & Connections conference:


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