Oct. 8, 2007: My interview with author Wendell Berry has been accepted by The Sun, to appear sometime in early 2008. My review of Peter Chilson’s novella and short-story collection Disturbance-Loving Species (New York: Mariner Books, 2007) is scheduled to appear in Washington State Magazine, also in early 2008.
May 25, 2007: I’ve been hired as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Creative Writing at Western Kentucky University for the academic year 2007-8. Courses I will teach include ENG 200 (Introduction to Literature), ENG 203 (Creative Writing, which includes units on creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry), and ENG 303 (Fiction Writing). I’m very pleased to remain at WKU for another year in this expanded role.
Feb. 27, 2007: I’ll be giving a Faculty Reading here at Western Kentucky University, along with my colleagues Sandra Wales (Ph.D., West Virginia University) and Rick Thompson (MFA, University of Montana), beginning at 7:00 p.m. in 125 Cherry Hall.
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Feb. 21, 2007: What an incredible 13 months it’s been! Five acceptances for my writing (four short stories and a poem), two national writing contest awards, and now two writing fellowships. I just learned that I’ve been selected for a Dorothy Norton Clay Fellowship at the Mary Anderson Center for the Arts in Mount St. Francis, Indiana. Founded in 1989 by the Mount St. Francis Friary, the center awards only two Clay fellowships per year. The ten-night writing residency, which includes a $200 stipend, is to be completed by July 31, 2007.
Feb. 20, 2007: I’ll be reading in Owensboro, Kentucky as part of the Third Tuesday Coffeehouse series sponsored by Brescia University, along with two of my colleagues at Western Kentucky University—Tom Hunley and Nancy Roberts—and Mari Beth Stanley. There will also be an Open Mic and an on-the-spot audience writing competition. It all runs from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. in Woodward’s at the RiverPark Center, and it’s free. For more information, call (270) 686-4203 or e-mail david[dot]bartholomy[at]brescia[dot]edu.
Jan. 30, 2007: A good start to the new year: my short story “The Great Silver Cactus of Driggs, Idaho” has been accepted by Lake Effect, a journal out of Penn State-Erie that the NewPages Guide to Literary Magazines states is “Definitely worth checking out.”
[Later note: This story was nominated by Lake Effect in 2008 for a Pushcart Prize!]