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TBT: Distinguished Alumnus, 2010

This was one of my prouder moments, to be honored by my alma mater, Auburn University at Montgomery, as a Distinguished Alumnus for the Liberal Arts department. 28 more words

The Deep South

Jim Shepard at One Story Ball

Jim Shepard will be honored as the 2016 Mentor of the Year at the One Stor’s Literary Debutante Ball.  Tickets are still available if you want to attend and support this wonderful organization.   6 more words

Borrow an Author

As I have mentioned before in these pages–no doubt to the accompaniment of wearied sighs from you–it can be difficult for an author to break through. 180 more words

North Of The Tension Line

The World Needs Your Truth

The arts connect us with feelings and experiences. They amplify the power of our truths—but only when we connect. It’s a two way street. To pave it, you have to lay out your raw vulnerable truth and let other people drive all over it. 164 more words


TBT: with David Amram, 2003

Back in 2003, I went to Louisville, Kentucky to read in Ron Whitehead‘s Insomniacathon, at the Rudyard Kipling. (I had met Ron through Tom House.) While I was there, I got to meet and talk with… 27 more words


Going Full Circle

(Photo above is in the cafe at Full Circle Books.)

Scissortail was just great.  It’s this quiet, but crowded literary fest filled with a bunch of professors and literary editors sharing their own words.   179 more words


How it's going down at AWP

SO okay AWP is next week and here is how it’s going down.

I’m not sure what I’m doing with my hair, I might flat iron it this weekend or just blow dry it and give some fluffy realness. 387 more words

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