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Long-listed for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award and finalist for the Crawford Award. Title short story listed for the 2000 O. Henry award.

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In Print report

Had a really fabulous time at the In Print festival at Ball State. The creative writing community there, teachers and students alike, was really hospitable, and there was a lot of fertile ground for thoughtful discussions. Flying there was pretty miserable (damn you, O’Hare); I only got into Muncie about a half hour before my reading which was…cutting it close (I only managed that through catching a standby flight). Once there, it was all aces. Fellow travelers Sharmila, Tracy, and David were fun to hang out with. Didn’t even mind the rain because it was so warm (at least compared to what I was getting way too used to in the Twin Cities). There were 150 people at the reading, which, having read mostly at venues (albeit great ones) in the 2-20 in the crowd variety, was very humbling. Thanks, everyone.

Now…it’s 75 degrees out and I think I’m going to take a walk now.

Mon, March 26 2007 » Skinny Dipping in the Lake of the Dead

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  1. Laura Relyea March 28 2007 @ 1:31 pm

    Hello! This is Laura, the Barista, as well as one of those 150 students at Ball State who humbled you so. I’m glad to see that you had a good time here, and that the rain didn’t get your spirits down. It was really wonderful to meet you, I look forward to reading more of your work.
    Also, I hope you enjoyed the monstrous sized pancakes and coffee at the MTCup before you left. If you finished them, I commend you, because no one in Muncie has ever been able to.

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