Events & Announcements
Greetings from the Zoom-o-sphere, Friends!
Like most of my fellow writers and professors, I am still conducting a full literary and academic life--but instead of bookstores and classrooms, these adventures are now taking place online.
NEXT EVENT: On Wednesday, December 2nd, 2:00-3:15 PM, I'm hosting a webinar sponsored by the literary journal Creative Nonfiction called "Writing About Childhood: Making Your Experiences Compelling to Adult Readers." Registration is $15, and each registrant receives a packet with four short-form bildungsroman examples, writing prompts derived from those examples, and a reading list of coming-of-age memoirs. More at the link below:
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
You can watch/listen to my reading and conversation with Fenton Johnson at Carmichael's Bookstore in Louisville, KY, at the link below. Original air date: Thursday, November 12, 2020.
"Misunderstood Ghazal," co-authored by Denise Duhamel and me, was published by the Best American Poetry blog on November 6, 2020:
You can watch/listen to my multi-genre reading and conversation about presumed sexuality, coming out, and art-making at the Art & Culture Center/Hollywood at the link below. Original aire date: Saturday, October 3, 2020.
You can watch/listen to a joint book launch and Q & A featuring Julia Koets and me, hosted by Books & Books, at the link below. Original air date: September 20, 2020:
You can watch/listen to a reading and conversation between Joy Ladin and me, hosted by The Betsy Hotel on South Beach, at the link below. Original air date: August 3, 2020:
Three anthologies released in Fall 2020 in which I'm thrilled to be included:
Rose Metal Press, 2020
Beacon Press, 2020
Main Street Rag, 2020
My collaborative poem "99 Lines for 2020," co-written with Denise Duhamel, was featured in the SWWIM Poem-a-Day Series on August 14, 2020:
My lyric essay "Small Doors" is the featured essay for July in Marsh Hawk Press's monthly series, CHAPTER ONE: ON BECOMING A POET. A print anthology including all the essays in forthcoming.
Reading my poem"When I Was Straight" for the FIU MFA faculty reading series:
The new set of Headmistress Press Lesbian Poet Trading Cards is out now, and I'm lucky to be one of the 12 poets featured in the 2020 deck!
A reading and interview with the Stonewall National Museum & Archives:
Brenda Miller and I collaborated on a pandemic meditation called "Notes from Isolation," which was recently published by Green Mountains Review:
My micro-memoir "Yentl" was published in Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction:
My lyric essay "Perfect Hands" won the 2019 Robert and Adele Schiff Prize in Prose, sponsored by the Cincinnati Review. The print issue is out now, and an excerpt from the essay is featured on CR's website here:
One of the happiest pieces of news I've received in recent months is that my hybrid-forms project P*R*I*D*E won the inaugural Hunger Mountain Chapbook Prize and was released during June 2020 (Pride Month!) in a limited-edition volume with stunning cover designed by Kelly McMahon to honor the victims of the Pulse shooting by name and likeness.
“This collection of poetic microessays is the hybridity we need right now—lyric & narrative, real & imagined, fierce & tender, in love with the world & critical of it, so much fun & deadly serious. I admire Wade’s range of timbres, the ways this collage makes me feel validated & seen, & how much PRIDE makes me hopeful for a better future.”
—Erin Stalcup, Hunger Mountain Editor
Purchasing info: https://hungermtn.submittable.com/submit/165642/pridemay-day-mountain-chapbook-series-winner