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Some of my photos are now available on the unique Africa-themed stock photography site African Stock Photo. This new site was recently featured on CNN Africa. Read the article about founders Sitati Kiyuti and Dicky Hokie here and their launching of this new site, important for its offerings of photos beyond stereotypical African imagery. You can Read more
Following my nose with an interest in the Food On The Edge conference, and literally following the Dublin Gastronomy Symposium, I am helping FoodPR.ie to meet the digital production needs of brands like the conference, Esquires Coffee, Aniar Restaurant, and others.Its loads of fun. Aniar means “from the west” which is coolest in an Irish Read more
I’ve been invited to judge the 2018 IACP: The International Association of Culinary Professionals Food Writing Awards! With past winners like Francis Lam and Hunter Lewis, the awards set a benchmark of excellency, and it’s an honor to participate. I am super excited about the reading material coming my way.
This spring, I am helping the small team at Covey Rise magazine revitalize their social media footprint. Headquartered in Alexander City, Alabama, Covey Rise celebrates the lifestyle of the upland sporting enthusiast and the experience of the hunt through vivid photography and engaging writing. An appropriate capstone experience following my final internships, I will be Read more
Food in Fiction was a hit as an SAMLA special session last year (we had to split into two panels, in fact!), so it’s been added to this year’s program as a regular session. Please consider a paper, or check out the call for papers and see if there’s another topic that interests you, and Read more
Yay! I’ve Just been awarded a $500 grant from the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation to travel to Boston and see the latest batch of Hemingway papers to come in from Cuba earlier this year. The papers are all Hemingway’s personal ephemera like “Papa’s Favorite Hamburger” recipe, a fuel bill for his boat Pilar, a Read more
This fall, I am serving as a non-fiction reader for the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses’ 2014 Firecracker Indie Book Awards. CLMP has joined forces with the American Booksellers Association and a team of publishing professionals to revive and revamp the Firecracker Awards, last given in 2002. The new set of awards will be Read more
Okra 2 Opera was a blast! Spartanburg made an impression. The last time I was there I must have been a child. Converse College has a beautiful campus practically downtown. I was honored to not only meet, but participate in discussions with Dr. Marci Cohen Ferris, and I stumbled upon what I can already tell Read more
I’m pleased as Punch my panel has been accepted for South Atlantic Modern Language Association’s annual conference. The panel will only be successful if other people are interested in talking about “Food In Fiction” too, so please spread the call for papers far and wide! The conference will be held in Atlanta November 7-9, 2014. Read more
On April 17th, I am presenting a paper about the history of key lime pie—with origins and end points both tied to the sea—at Okra 2 Opera: The Conference on Southern Culture. Some of the conference’s sessions are open to the public, so please let me know if there’s a chance you’re in the Spartanburg Read more
Yes! Such befitting Valentine’s Day news! I learned this morning American College of the Building Arts, ACBA librarian Jenny France, and I have been awarded a 2014 Carnegie-Whitney Grant from the American Library Association! The ALA grant included allowance for me to travel to Wooden Boat headquarters in Maine, The Landing School, Mystic Seaport, Georgetown, Read more
Thanks to one of my professors, Adrianne Harun, I learned about a new online literary magazine dedicated to flash fiction. I was hooked after reading Michael Griffith’s story. Consider this gem from the story: One has no choice but to love those who command the elements, and to propitiate them. Their marks are upon us; Read more
This fall I begin a new role as assistant at Crazyhorse literary magazine. I remember my last year as an undergraduate at College of Charleston, when the magazine found a sustainable home on our campus. My creative writing teachers enthusiastically welcomed the task of breathing new life into a magazine that published John Updike, Charles Read more