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Book Tour for The Risk of Us

Book Tour for The Risk of Us

The book tour for The Risk of Us is happening. If you live in any of the cities below, I would love to see you. I’m deeply grateful to these wonderful independent bookstores and venues for hosting. Tuesday, April 9th: Green Apple Books, San Francisco in conversation with Vanessa Hua 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11th:

Starts Jan. 18: Reading Chekhov for Our Times
Starts Jan. 18: Reading Chekhov for Our Times

I’ve been heartened by the immediate interest in the “better than a book club” gathering I’m organizing during Yuba Lit’s hiatus: “Reading Chekhov for Our Times.” Our first gathering is coming up on Friday, January 18th. After some reflection, I’ve decided to offer this guided gathering as a community-based class, in the same manner that

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The Risk of Us Is Becoming Real
The Risk of Us Is Becoming Real

Though the publication date of April 9, 2019 is more than six months away, my novel The Risk of Us is getting set to enter the world. I’m grateful to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt designer Brian Moore for the cover: The Risk of Us is now available for pre-order in hardcover here and as an ebook

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Fall San Francisco and Grass Valley Writing Classes
Fall San Francisco and Grass Valley Writing Classes

I have missed the Bay Area during this busy foothills summer! Fortunately, I’ll be coming down this fall to teach two special Saturday classes at the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. First up: Three-D Writing: How to Go from “Flat” to “Wow,” Saturday, September 29th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a stimulating, somewhat mind-bendy class

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Language is man's metaphysical organ." --Bruno Schulz

Authenticity comes from a single faithfulness: that to the ambiguity of experience. Its energy is to be found in how one event leads to another. Its mystery is not in the words but on the page." --John Berger

Words are all we have, and they better be the right ones."  --Evan S. Connell

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