Good news for all of you who’ve been asking me to make my writing available! I’m posting a short work at least once, and sometimes twice, a week. They will be a mix of older and newer ones, and hopefully the pipeline will remain well-populated as I continue to write and edit. For the most part, the pieces are either poems or the type of very very short fiction/vignette that seems to be unclassifiable in today’s literary market.
These are the same sort of pieces (and sometimes the same actual pieces) that go into my chapbooks and short-work books, such as the forthcoming The Man Who Stands in Line. I intend to occasionally post full-length short stories as well, though for me “full-length” still can be quite short. Given the chaos of my schedule, it is less than likely I will adhere to any consistent timing. But as a rough rule of thumb, I will aim to post works on Sundays and (if two works that week) Wednesdays.
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I run three meetup groups in the Boston area, so I decided to include links to them from this site.
1. Cambridge and Boston Friendly Writing Group: This is an open group loosely based off a great group I used to attend in NY (that one was run by Zack Hample). The idea is that we write for a little over an hour and then (optionally) share what we have written. As with many meetup groups, there are lots of members but only a few attend. Our meetings tend to be small and fun. In terms of membership, we may now be the largest writing group in Boston!
2. Cambridge Advanced Math Study Group: This is a smaller group (admission is selective) which works its way through math textbooks. Our focus so far has been Algebraic Topology and Differential Geometry.
- Boston Area Research Projects Group: This is for people who want to discuss research projects outside their areas of expertise. Projects like the ones found on this site. Admission is selective.
If you feel that any of these are of interest to you (even if you’re just visiting the Boston area or here temporarily) feel free to join or apply; we’d love to have you!
My close friend and fellow writer Naturi Thomas has published her memoir “How to Die in Paris”. My personal friendship with her aside, Naturi is one of the most talented writers I have met. I personally dislike memoirs in general, but couldn’t put her’s down. I literally read it cover to cover on a cross-country flight. Having enjoyed her stories over the years, I always found her to be an amazingly captivating author. Her talent is brought to new heights in How to Die in Paris. Rather than playing for sympathy or evincing self-pity, she takes a sequence of terrible events (both from her childhood and time in paris) and weaves an entertaining narrative filled with wry commentary and humorous observations on the human condition. I highly recommend her book; it’s a really fun read.