“Marseille Hunger” in Portland Review

picnic-lino-logoPortland Review has published Christopher’s story, “Marseille Hunger.” The story is set in Marseille, France; similar in ways, in voice and themes, to Christopher’s novel, The Good Mother of Marseille (Paloma Press, 2019). But this story isn’t related to the novel, except by way of Marseille.

Cagibi literary journal co-founded by Christopher X. Shade and Sylvie Bertrand

Cagibi_Logo_.pngChristopher X. Shade and Sylvie Bertrand are co-founders of a new literary journal, Cagibi, at cagibilit.com. Cagibi’s Issue 1 launched January 15, 2018: read an excerpt from Elena Georgiou’s forthcoming story collection, The Immigrant’s Refrigerator, featured poetry from Matt Pasca and Terri Muuss, poetry in translation, as well as stories, poems, and personal narratives from around the world.

Cagibi’s literary journal is bundled online in quarterly issues, with one print issue each year. Each online issue’s Letter from the Editors is both a linked table of contents and reading guide.

In the not-too-distant future, Cagibi will also offer retreats! Sign up for the Cagibi newsletter, and we’ll send you announcements of new issues, open reading periods, upcoming retreats, and other Cagibi news.

Reading at KGB, Feb 25 2018, 7 pm

TWS-Logo_dark-2.pngThe Writers Studio Reading Series Presents:

Fiction and Poetry Readings By:

  • Joel Hinman
  • Rachel Nevins
  • Christopher Shade
  • Anamyn Turowski
  • Iris Lee Stoler

Of The Writers Studio Faculty and Master Class

Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 7 PM

kgb-bar-east-village-new-york-620x360.jpgKGB Bar & Lit Mag

85 E 4th St, New York, New York

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“Postcard” in Gravel

Screen Shot 2017-10-16 at 9.55.59 AMChristopher’s story “Postcard,” about a childless couple who adore a neighbor’s boy who gets in fights in the alley behind their house, appears in the November 2017 issue of Gravel. Gravel is a literary magazine produced by the MFA program in creative writing at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. The story is available to read online in full.

Christopher Shade teaching Fall 2017 at The Writers Studio in NYC

TWS-Logo_darkChristopher is teaching writing (for writers of both fiction and poetry) again this fall at The Writers Studio in the West Village, NYC. Register to join before the first class night, Wednesday Oct 4! The link to learn more and register is https://www.writerstudio.com/course/nyc-level-1-shade-fall-2017/

Christopher’s class is the Level 1 introduction to the Writers Studio method. From the website: “All students new to The Writers Studio NYC start with Level I. Since we approach teaching with our own method and vocabulary, even experienced writers with publications and/or MFAs will find plenty that is new and challenging in Level I. Our short weekly exercises are designed to stimulate students’ imaginations while also teaching a lot of nuts-and-bolts narrative strategies. Students learn that a narrative voice is born out of conscious creation and is not merely the voice we use when speaking or keeping a journal. We encourage students to turn autobiographical fragments into publishable work by using different narrative personas to tell their story in fiction and poetry.”


Interview: Sameer Pandya for Epiphany


Christopher as an editor at Epiphany conducted an interview with Sameer Pandya to feature and spotlight Pandya’s story “M-O-T-H-E-R” from the Epiphany archives. That early story was included in Pandya’s book, The Blind Writer: Stories and a Novella, the cover of which is the accompanying image here. Read the interview, and visit Sameer Pandya’s website to learn more about his work.

“Astronauts” in The Writers Studio at 30

WS+Anthology+CoverChristopher’s story “Astronauts” appears in the anthology The Writers Studio at 30, which is available to order online. This anthology celebrates 30 years of The Writers Studio, featuring fiction and poetry by current and former students and teachers, as well as works by the advisory board and other distinguished writers who have helped build this prestigious independent literary community. The 500-page anthology includes work from nearly 100 authors.