Upcoming lecture at CVAR: “The City In-Between: Competing visions for the image of Limassol”

As my last big initiative in Cyprus this year, I’ll be giving a presentation on some of my Fulbright research at 6:30 pm on Thursday, June 16 in the CVAR museum in the old city of Nicosia.

The lecture is titled, “The City In-Between: Competing visions for the image of Limassol,” and consists of a narrative collage about the Cypriot city which has rapidly transformed from a sleepy seaside village into the “Dubai of the Mediterranean.” The lecture is co-organized by the CVAR, the Cyprus Institute, and held with the support of the Active Citizens Fund. If you’re in Cyprus, I hope to see you there! 

Learn more about the event, including RSVP information, here.

Announcing the writing workshop, “Propulsive: Crafting the Opening Scene” at the Home for Cooperation in Nicosia

Due to popular demand, I have decided to teach a second writing workshop at the Home for Cooperation in Nicosia, Cyprus, this time on “Crafting the Opening Scene” in fiction. The workshop will be held on 21 May 2022.

Learn more and register at this link.

Looking forward to seeing some Cyprus-based friends there and hope to make some new ones!

Read “Teaching in the Buffer Zone” in The Cyprus Files

Last week, it was an honor and a joy to co-teach a writing workshop with my Fulbright colleague Janan Alexandra at the Home for Cooperation in the United Nations Buffer Zone in Nicosia, Cyprus.

Our workshop, “A True and Beautiful Story: Crafting the Lyric Biography” was organized around the concept of “lyric biography.” This genre allows for an exploration of a person’s life deeper than a conventional recounting of journalistic facts. How can we drive at a deeper truth and understanding through interviews that strike at a poetic understanding of a person’s essence?

Learn more about our initiative in the latest issue of my newsletter, The Cyprus Files. As always, thanks for reading!

“Bodies!” Reading at Nevada Humanities’ Literary Crawl

I’m excited to announce I’ll be reading at the 6th Annual Nevada Humanities’ Literary Crawl held in Downtown Reno on Saturday, September 14, 2019.

I’ll be part of a group of UNR MFA students reading from 1:30 – 2:15 PM at Washoe Public House on the subject of “Bodies!”

Looking forward to being part of this great literary event in the Biggest Little City of the World!

Learn more about Litcrawl at their website, and read the full program of events here.