Join us on the 4th of May for the “Delivering Views #29: Trio” launch event in Nicosia

Even in a time of transitions, we can still strive for deeper literary and artistic connection with our surroundings.

Janan Alexandra, Caroline Sager, and I—the three of us Fulbright fellows in Cyprus—are proud to present “Trio,” a chapbook featuring Janan’s poetry, Caroline’s photographs, and my short story “Silent G” (the last in English and in Greek translation) as part of the 29th volume in the “Delivering Views” series brought to you by Phaneromenis70, a cultural center in Nicosia, Cyprus.

Delivering Views is a series that publishes the thoughts and creative work of people who come from outside Cyprus and consider the island’s unique situation.

If you are able, join us at 6 pm on the 4th of May at Phaneromenis70 in the old city of Nicosia for our launch event. After the event, the publication will be available for sale online and in person at the cultural center. The book and its associated postcards—crafted from Caroline Sager’s singular 35 mm film photographs—will be on display at the center until the 18th of May.

More details can be found here, on the Facebook event.

We are so grateful for this collaboration with Phaneromenis70 and the opportunity to share our work with the city we have called home for the past eight months. We’d love to see you there!

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 “Michael P. Branch on his new book, ‘On the Trail of the Jackalope'” in The Usonian

This week in The Usonian, I’m excited to present a fascinating interview with the always eloquent Michael P. Branch on his new humor-filled travelogue, “On the Trail of the Jackalope”—featuring an astounding medical mystery regarding real-life horned rabbits in nature—and how their discovery led to the HPV vaccine.

Read the interview here. Thanks for reading!

Read “The enduring influence of Edmund Keeley” in The Usonian

This week in The Usonian, a tribute to the life of Edmund Keeley, whose long literary and academic career helped create the field of Hellenic Studies at Princeton and the United States. As an alumnus of the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies who writes about the greater Hellenic world, I am proud to have been a part of the community he fostered.

Read the newsletter issue here.

Sign up for a workshop at the Home for Cooperation in the UN Buffer Zone in Nicosia

I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be co-teaching a one-day creative writing workshop with the extraordinary Janan Alexandra on March 26, 2022 at the Home for Cooperation in the UN Buffer Zone in Nicosia. As two writers in the Cypriot capital on Fulbrights, we are excited to share our passion for storytelling with the many communities on Cyprus.

The workshop is available to anyone in Cyprus. There is limited capacity; sign up now!