Autumn News & Holiday Book Sale

THE MAN WITH EIGHT PAIRS OF LEGS WAS SELECTED BY THE WOMEN’S NATIONAL BOOK ASSOCIATION (WBNA) AS A GREAT GROUP READ!  The annual list features 20 books chosen by a committee of 46 readers out of hundreds of submissions. According to the WBNA announcement, “books were chosen for their literary merit and for their ability to…

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1-Week Critique: The Interview Series – An Ongoing Discussion of Process

Watch Matthew Schmidt’s in-depth video interview with Leslie Kirk Campbell. Their conversation focuses on the revision of the titular story from the collection The Man with Eight Pairs of Legs (Sarabande Books, 2022). Schmidt and Campbell chat about the importance of beginnings, middles, and ends of stories, and more. Enjoy! Interview conducted on 10/19/2022. The…

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AWP Conference 2023

March 8-11, 2023

AWP: Association of Writers & Writing Programs Seattle Convention Center Thursday, March 9, 12:10-1:25pm Panel: Ambition of the Short Story: Bringing the Short Form Front and Center: Leslie Kirk Campbell, Sidik Fofana, Erica Plouffe Lazure, and Daniel Olivas Friday, March 10, 1:45-3pm Panel: Journey to the Prize: Five Women, Five Prizewinning Debut Story Collections: Kerry Dolan, Kate McIntyre, AJ…

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My Writing Life.

I want to first pay tribute to the world’s on-going efforts to champion free speech, but particularly when it comes to the free expression of art: novels, poems, theater, visual art, dance. I stand in solidarity with Salman Rushdie, an internationally known novelist who has, for decades, been a leading voice against censorship, and who…

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LitQuake LitCrawl 

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Sarabande Books Reading In-person event Arcana: Wine Bar & Greenhouse 2512 Mission St., San Francisco Reading 5-6pm Reading with Sarabande authors and poets: CJ Evans, Adam Davis, and Elizabeth Hughey. IF YOU MISSED IT:

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2022 National Book Tour Winds Down

FOR STARTERS: What a pleasant surprise to find my book recommended in Stanford Magazine, along with these other dynamic, diverse Stanford alumni! NEW RELEASES THAT INSPIRE US, they wrote, and mailed the magazine to thousands of alums! (I wrote for the Stanford Daily in 1970, covering anti-war marches and sit-ins, and worked one-on-one with Pulitzer-prize-winning Scott Momaday, House Made…

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Welcoming The Storm

Yes! It was 24 degrees Fahrenheit in Madison when I arrived last Friday. And it snowed two inches on the first day of April!! Mamma mia! In Chicago, the cold rain chilled all exposed parts. In Wisconsin, the wind felt Arctic! But the storm is also a metaphor: I have been performing THE MAN WITH EIGHT PAIRS…

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