Upcoming Events


Book Tour – Marriage of a Thousand Lies


Past Events

AWP Conference / February 8 – 11, 2017 / Washington D.C.


  • Thursday Reading - 2/9, 7 - 11 pm


    Electric Lip Launch with Split Lip Press and Alternating Current Press.

    Johnny Pistola’s. 2333 18th St. NW.

  • Friday Panel - I’ve never heard of that country: Sri Lankan American writers on shaping an emerging literary identity


    Friday, 2/10/16, 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m., Monument, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Four

    (with Sunil Yapa, V.V. Ganeshananthan, and Vyshali Manivannan)

    Sri Lankan American fiction as a category is relatively new in the literary landscape. On this panel, SLA writers who have grown up in the U.S. will talk about their relationship with Sri Lanka, how they view their writing in relation to SLA lit, what they see as the contours of emerging SLA fiction (specifically in relation to violence and war, which SLA writers have inherited in blood-memory and familial trauma), and where they hope to see SLA fiction grow.

  • Friday Reading - 2/10, 7 - 9 pm


    Welcome to the End: The Future is Wild reading with Soho Press, Rosemetal Press, and The Cupboard Pamphlet.

    Baby Wale. 1124 9th St. NW.

  • Saturday Panel - Gender and Genre: How do our prejudices affect our preferences?


    Saturday, 2/11/16, 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m., Marquis Salon 9 & 10, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Two

    (with Jill McCabe Johnson, Kevin Clark, Srikanth Reddy, and Viannah Duncan)

    Do gender stereotypes influence literary tastes? Does a love poem from a male-identified poet seem more tender because it defies common gender assumptions? Does a critique from a female-identified writer feel more barbed for the same reason? What about writers whose identities or work blur society’s imposed gender distinctions? Join this panel as we explore whether we value writing more or less because of the perceived gender of the author, including how that may affect publishing decisions.

  • Saturday Chapbook Signing - 2/11, 2 - 3:30 pm

    At the Split Lip Press table. More info soon.


American Library Association Midwinter Meeting / January 21 – 22, 2017 / Atlanta, GA


  • Saturday Panel, 2:45 p.m. - LibraryReads Best in Debut Authors 2017

    “Hear from first time authors the inspiration behind their new work, the writing process andlibrarians influence on their lives and works.” Moderated by Tina Jordan, Vice President, Association of American Publishers. Georgia World Congress Center, Room A312.

  • Sunday Signing, 11:00 a.m.

    Soho Press In-Booth Signing (#1930), Georgia World Congress Center