Portland 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.
Excited to be reading at the Verbal Supply Company’s event at Halyards Bar. Saturday, December 9, at 1 PM.
Christopher’s story “Drive” appears in Switchback, Issue 2018, Volume 6. Switchback is a literary magazine produced by the MFA program at the University of San Francisco. The story is available to read online in full.
Christopher’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 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.”
Christopher’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.
Christopher’s story “The Appointment” appears in Timber Journal’s issue Volume 7.1 on the theme of Ruination. The issue in its entirety is available online as a PDF, or look for Volume 7.1 on the Issues page of the Timber Journal website.
In Denver, CO, there was a reading and celebration on Saturday, April 29th 2017 at BookBar. At the event, Christopher’s story was read by the wonderful and lovely Manda Manning, co-creator of the travel journal Sisters That Stray.
The opening of this review of Amy Dupcak’s DUST:
James Hurst’s 1960 short story, “The Scarlet Ibis,” is commonly required reading for high school kids (and was adapted into an opera last year in New York City). It’s a remarkable story that opens with a garden…
From Lucid River Press: “A daring debut collection, Dust dives headfirst into the complicated waters of youth. Exploring themes of alienation, longing, self-destruction and ultimately self-awareness, the characters in Dust attempt to find meaning and form connections via sex, art, drugs, apple seeds, a cardboard dreamachine, and an aloe vera plant.”