Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - IN
DIscussion Leader: Veteran's Book Club
Here, Bullet by Brian Turner
Schurz Library, IUSB 5:30pm
Saturday, October 6, 2018 - Notre Dame
Panel: Game Narratives/Narrative Games
Matthew Roberson, Trevor Dodge, Mika Yamamoto, Kelcey Parker Ervick
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - KY
Reading at Georgetown College
Jo Shoop Symposium
7pm Ward Room Tiger Nexus Event
Monday, March 5, 2018 - IN
River Park Branch Library, Mishawaka
10:30 a.m. Book Talk
AWP March 7-11 2018 - Tampa, FL
Panel Thursday, March 8, 12pm:
“The Art of the Possible”: Making and Teaching Graphic Narratives and Poetry Comics
Panelists: Tom Hart, Bianca Stone, Nick Francis Potter, Lauren Haldeman, Kelcey Parker Ervick
Book Signing at Rose Metal Press table
Friday March 9 at 12pm.
Reading hosted by Noemi Press, Rose Metal Press, The Cupboard Pamphlet
Friday, March 9, 7-9 pm
Southern Brewing & Winemaking
4500 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, Florida 33603
Saturday, March 24, 2018 - Indianapolis, IN
Gathering of Writers
Workshop in Micro-Memoir/Nonfiction
Indianapolis State Library
Saturday, April 20, 2018 - Bowling Green, KY
SOKY Book Festival
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - South Bend, IN
One Book One Michiana
"How Memoir Closes the Distance Between Us"
Book Talk on The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande
Saturday, May 23, 2018 - Evergreen, CO
Reading at Hearthfire Books
October 16-18, 2017 - Miami, OH
MIAMI UNIVERSITY Sprint Class on Hybrid Genres
7:30 PM Reading in Art 100 on Tues. Oct. 17
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - Muncie, IN
Reading at BALL STATE UNIVERSITY
8:30 PM in the Arts and Journalism Building (AJ) 225
Saturday, November 4, 2017 - Mishawaka, IN
Veteran's Writing Workshop
Friday, April 28, 2017 - Indianapolis, IN
Reading at BOOTH X - Anniversary Celebration
7pm, Tube Factory Art Space
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - Indianapolis, IN
Reading at BUTLER UNIVERSITY LITERARY FEST
5:30-6:30 Opening Party
Friday, March 17, 2017 - Indianapolis, IN
INDIANA WRITERS CENTER WORKSHOP
How to Write a Memoir/Novella-in-Flash
Instructor: Kelcey Parker Ervick
Date: Friday, March 17
Time: 12-2:30 p.m.
Location: Jordan Hall 201 (Butler University)
Presented in conjunction with Butler Litfest
No charge for Butler students.
Cost: $50 nonmembers, $35 members
Sunday, March 26, 2017 - Chicago, IL
SUNDAY SALON SERIES
The Riverview Tavern
1958 Roscoe Ave.
Readers: Howard Axelrod, Josh Barkan,
Kelcey Parker Ervick, Reginald Gibbons,
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - Chicago, IL
WIT RABBIT READING SERIES, 5 pm
Feb. 8-11, 2017 - AWP in Washington, DC
Thurs. Feb 9, 2017 at 9:00-10:15am
PANEL: "The Long from the Short: Turning Flash Pieces into a Novel, Novella, or Memoir"
Abigail Beckel, Lex Williford, Kelcey Parker Ervick, Tyrese Coleman, Tara Laskowski
[Rm 206, Washington Convention Ctr, Level Two]
Thurs. Feb 9, 2017 at 10:30-11:30am
TABLE 629: BOOK SIGNING AT ROSE METAL PRESS TABLE with Lex Williford
Fri., Feb 10, 2017 at 12:00-12:30
TABLE 629: BOOK SIGNING AT ROSE METAL PRESS TABLE
Fri. Feb 10, 2017 at 6:30-9:30pm
OFF-SITE READING with authors from Rose Metal, Cupboard, and Soho Press
at BABY WALE DC
1124 9th St. NW
Sat. Feb. 11, 2017 at 4:30-5:45pm
PANEL: "Attempting the Impossible: Strategies for Writing Creative Biography"
Kathleen Rooney, Sarah Domet, Anthony Michael Morena, Kelcey Parker Ervick, Sarah Blake
[Rm 101, Washington Convention Ctr, Level One]
Jan 18, 2016 - Ohio
Miami University Low-Residency MFA Program
"Of Fragments and Found Text:
Collage as Method and Form"
Mon. April 25, 2016 - Indiana
CULVER ACADEMY GUEST AUTHOR
Awards for Excellence in Writing
"Ten Things I Wish I'd Known about Writing When I Was in High School"
Thurs. Oct. 27, 2016 - Tennessee
CENTER STAGE ARTIST SERIES
Tennessee Tech University
"Writing Women's Lives"
Sun. Nov. 13, 2016 - Chicago, IL
CHICAGO BOOK EXPO
4pm Panel: "Beyond the Lines: Comics, Animation, Collage, and Re-Imagining the Book"
with Marnie Galloway, Scott Roberts''
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 - South Bend, IN!
BOOK RELEASE PARTY
LangLab, 1302 High St. South Bend
Wed. Oct 7 University of Notre Dame
Thurs. Oct 8 at Indiana University South Bend
Winesburg, Indiana Reading with Michael Martone, Valerie Sayers, Joyelle McSweeney, Kelcey Ervick Parker
Thurs. Oct 29
Reading at St. Mary's College
AWP in Minneapolis
Signing copies of Liliane's Balcony at Rose Metal Press table 732 on Friday, April 10 (my birthday!) 10:30-11:30 am.
01:30:PM - 02:45:PM
Room M100 A, Mezzanine Level
Panel: "From Gothic Ghosts to Gogol's Nose: 19th-Century Fiction in the 21st-Century Workshop"
Saturday, February 1 - in Denver
From Fact to Fiction: Using Research to Write What You Don't Know
Lighthouse Writers Workshop. Registration required.
The Lighthouse Writers Workshop
1515 Race Street
Thursday, Feb 13 - Texas Tech U.
Reading and Graduate Master Class
Texas Tech University
Sponsored by the Iron Horse Review
February 26 - March 1 - Seattle
AWP Conference Events
Thurs 2/27, 10:30 to 11:45 pm: RMP author Kelcey Parker will be doing a panel called “How Many Readers Is Enough” along with Valerie Vogrin, Allison Hedge Coke, Chad Simpson, and Kellie Wells in the Willow Room, Sheraton Seattle, 2nd Floor
Fri 2/28 6:30 pm: Rose Metal Press authors Kelcey Parker, Aaron Teel, and Sierra Nelson will be reading in an offsite reading near the convention center co-hosted by Toadlily Press and Cortland Review at Rock Bottom Brewery, 1333 5th Ave.
Sat 3/1, 12:00 to 1:00 pm: Kelcey Parker will be signing Liliane's Balcony at the RMP table, R5.
Sat 3/1 1:30 to 2:45 pm: RMP author Kelcey Parker and RMP co-founder Kathleen Rooney will be doing a panel called “Please Mind the Gap: Innovative Approaches to Writing Historical Figures" with Caitlin Horrocks, Gretchen Henderson, and Cathy Day in Room 202, Western New England MFA Annex, Level 2
Thursday, March 6 - North Carolina
Reading sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta
Thursday, March 27-28 - West Virginia
West Liberty College
Lecture: Haunted Houses: The Architecture of Stories
April 7-10 in Ohio, baby.
Master Class: The Architecture of Stories
Sept. 27 Pygmalion Festival
Lit Crawl: Booth/Pressgang/Rose Metal
March 6-9 - Boston
Sat. March 9, 3:00, Room 111 Hynes
Saturday, April 20 - Kentucky
Southern Kentucky Book Fest
October 7 - Book Release!
Liliane's Balcony, a novella set a Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater.
ORDER from Rose Metal Press.
Tuesday, October 15 - in Iowa City
Reading from Liliane's Balcony at Prairie Lights at 7:00 pm
Free and open to the public
15 South Dubuque St. Iowa City, Iowa
Wednesday, October 16 - in Chicago
Reading for the Local Author Night Series
Free and open to the public
The Book Cellar
4736 North Lincoln Ave. Chicago, Illinois
Friday, October 18 - in DC
Reading at the Black Squirrel at 7:00 pm. Event co-hosted by Rose Metal Press and Barrelhouse Books. With Dan Brady, Lee Klein, and Caryn Lazzuri.
Free and open to the public
The Black Squirrel
2427 18th St. NW
Saturday, October 19 - in Baltimore
Reading from Liliane's Balcony in the 510 Reading Series at 5:00 pm
Free and open to the public
510 Reading Series
815 W. 36th St. Baltimore, Maryland
Saturday, November 9 - in Milwaukee
4:00-5:30 Open to conference participants
Thursday, November 21 - in Pittsburgh
Reading from Liliane's Balcony in The New Yinzer Reading Series at 7:00 pm
Free and open to the public
The New Yinzer Reading Series
4019 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Saturday, November 23 - in Pittsburgh
Reading from Liliane's Balcony at East End Book Exchange at 7:00 pm
with Jim Daniels & Sarah Perrier (woot!)
Free and open to the public
East End Book Exchange
4754 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh, PA
Sunday, December 15 - in Chicago
Reading at The Marble Room
Wed. Feb. 29-Sat. Mar. 3, 2012
My book is available at the book fair: Kore Press, Booth 822
Panel - Home Sweet Home: Short Story Collections and Small Presses
Caitlin Horrocks, Amina Gautier, Shannon Cain, Adam Schuitema, Kelcey Parker (4:30-5:45 Sat. 3/3 Lake Erie, Hilton Chicago, 8th Floor)
Thursday, April 12, 2012
7:00 p.m.Reading and discussion
3001 Wiekamp Hall, IU South Bend
American Assoc. University Women
AAUW-South Bend, IN
Friday, April 13, 2012
4:00 p.m. Fiction Reading
University of Cincinnati
November 8, 2012
Drake University, Writer's Harvest
Tues./Thurs., Sept 13 & 15, 2011
Guest in Melanie Page's
Twisted Domestic Class
St. Mary's College
Monday, Sept. 19, 2011
Holistic Moms Book Group
South Bend, IN
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011
Reading and Class Visit
Bluffton College, OH
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011
Reading and Class Visit
Central Michigan University
February 3-6, 2011
BOOK RELEASE, Kore Press
Author Signing, Friday 1:00-2:00
Fri.-Sat., February 11-12, 2011
Reading and Workshop
Making Literature Conference
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Notre Dame University
Hammes Book Store
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Friday-Saturday, March 4-5, 2011
Expo for Women
South Bend, IN
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Indiana University South Bend
Schurz Library, 5th Floor Atrium
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Hearthside Readers & Writers Series
South Bend, IN
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Grand Valley State University
Visiting Writers Series
1:00 p.m. in Alumni Hall
Grand Valley, MI
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Western Kentucky University
7:00 p.m. Cherry Hall Rm 125
Bowling Green, KY
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
St. Mary's College
7:30 p.m. Cushwa-Leighton Library
kelcey parker ervick
11/15/18 My essay about how much I love the novel Hhhh by Laurent Binet is in the latest and gorgeous issue of the Cincinnati Review.
8/29/18 I was interviewed about "Books I Hate (and some I love)" by Katharine Coldiron at Entropy.
7/19/18 My comic "Love or Death" in which I ponder the possible meaning of a dozen roses that I found on the river's edge was published in (the downloadable) Magnolia Review.
6/26/18 In different news: my painting, "Snake in the Grass," was purchased by the Anderson Museum of Art and is part of the 2018 Figures of Speech exhibition.
5/22/18 My summer class was cancelled, which means no money but more time for reading, writing, and painting!
4/1/18 I wrote a blog post: "3 months of making art every day: 12 thoughts!"
2/11/18 I've got a suite of four picture-stories, "It Was Not Love," published in the new issue of ILANOT REVIEW, the Pictures issue.
2018 New Year's Non-Resolution: Make 50 Pounds of Art. Inspired by the book Art & Fear and focusing on quantity as a path to quality. Read my blog post, see some art here. I also joined Instagram so as not to wear out my Facebook friends with daily pics.
10/26/17 Amazing review of The Bitter Life of Božena Němcová in BOSTON REVIEW. Thanks to Marcela Sulak for this rare approach to the book through the lens of Czech literature and Surrealism: "The collage aspects of Ervick’s book function in part by untethering time from its single direction, by separating moments of time and allowing them to exist, as moments, for all time."
10/25/17 Check out this podcast about all things Božena at Mr. Bear's Violet Hour Saloon.
10/23/17 Just back from teaching a Sprint Workshop on Hybrid Genres/Literary Collage at Miami University, and I blogged about the amazing mini-books the MFA students made.
8/20/17 My comic, "The Fish" - a true story of a fish that lived through many of my recent life changes - is up at Nashville Review!
8/15/17 My story, "There Once Was a Man," is online at Booth and forthcoming in the Booth 11 issue devoted to Women Writers. The story was inspired by Poe's The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket and by true stories of women lighthouse keepers.
6/20/17 I made a short video for Superstition Review's Authors Talk series. I talk about artistic inspiration and appropriation. I read a bit from my story, "After the Lovers," which is inspired by Rene Magritte's painting, "The Lovers."
6/15/17 My new graphic story, "Earthquake in Indiana," is up at Tupelo Quarterly.
6/13/17 New post about my week at the Sequential Artists Workshop is up at my blog, PhD in Creative Writing.
6/3/17 I love how Spencer Dew writes book reviews, and not just because he says nice things. He says thoughtful, smart things in gorgeous sentences. In the new issue of decomP, he calls The Bitter Life of Božena Němcová "a remarkable and subversive experiment in biography, in history, in literary criticism, and in autobiography."
6/2/17 I chose an old favorite by the Heartless Bastards for Coldfront's Song of the Week.
5/23/17 The Bitter Life of Božena Němcová is a Finalist for the 2017 Eric Hoffer Book Awards!
5/15/17 Just returned from an amazing week at the Sequential Arts Workshop in Gainesville, Florida. Gonna make some comics this summer.
4/14/17 I got mini-interviewed at The Rumpus!
4/13/17 The Bitter Life of Božena Němcová wins IPPY Silver in the European Regional Nonfiction category!
4/4/17 A new review at New Pages: "“Though the setup of this book is almost like reading two books at once, take a deep breath, step away from the crowd, and tackle this book to learn about a fascinating 19th century woman.”
3/24/17 "How Cortés Conquered Mexico" - my postcard collage series is up at QUARTERLY WEST!
3/23/17 "Life Forms - a Reading List" - My list of recommended reading for life writing - biography and memoir - is up at PROXIMITY MAGAZINE.
3/1/17 Yay, my visual essay, "empty nest/emptiness," about my daughter leaving for college, is in full color in the stunning new issue of PASSAGES NORTH!
2/28/17 BOOTH X is here, and it's as awesome as it looks.
2/24/17 Thanks to Assay Journal for these recaps of the AWP panels I was on: Strategies for Writing Creative Biography and Turning Flash Pieces into a Novel, Novella, or Memoir
2/16/17 Thanks to Matthew King and REDIVIDER for this review of The Bitter Life of Božena Němcová: “Every historian or biographer confronts the impossible task of reconstructing the past from incomplete information; The Bitter Life chooses to embrace those epistemological gaps and contradictions rather than paint over them with a narrative brush like most traditional 'biographies.'"
2/14/17 Thanks to Christopher Hopkins at KMSU in Mankato, MN, for interviewing me about The Bitter Life of Božena Němcová, for asking smart questions, for editing out my uhms and awkward pauses, and for generally turning a terrifying prospect into a fun experience! [podcast link]
2/6/17 Because every book needs a mix tape. Here's my playlist for The Bitter Life of Božena Němcová at LARGEHEARTED BOY. [Pearl Jam, Damien Jurado, Plastic People of the Universe, & more!]
12/30/16 How to write a book you (I) never meant to write: my 'Research Notes' at Necessary Fiction.
12/29/16 A happy conclusion to 2016 with this stunning video and review of The Bitter Life of Božena Němcová by Leslie Jill Patterson, posted on the PLOUGHSHARES blog.
12/16/16 Thanks to Lawrence Lenhart for including The Bitter Life of Božena Němcová in his fascinating essay on biographical collage at ESSAY DAILY.
12/14/16 An essay about my writing process - "My Postcards to a Dead Author" - is up at TALKING WRITING.
12/9/16 Thanks to Al Rosenberg at CURBSIDE SPLENDOR for this cool review of Božena: "True fans of fairy tales, the kind that lure and snag readers into their dark depths, will find a similar sensation of desire and danger in this nonfiction collage of history."
12/6/16 Thanks to Melanie Page at GRAB THE LAPELS for this smart review: "A deeply intimate and creative endeavor, The Bitter Life of Božena Němcová: A Biographical Collage could work beautifully in a classroom or on your bedside nightstand."
12/2/16 Pushcart nomination for "My Viking Name," an essay about my name change and my Viking ancestors, published in the Fall 2016 issue of the COLORADO REVIEW. Thanks, Stephanie G'Schwind and the editorial staff!
12/1/16 My collage series, "no other story in the world was more authentic," is in the "Theft" issue of the ILANOT REVIEW. In which the Spanish conquest of Mexico is viewed as a theft.
11/18/16 A nice review of Božena at ESCAPE INTO LIFE
11/17/16 Thanks so much to everyone who came out for the BOOK RELEASE PARTY at Lang Lab in South Bend - and for buying all my books!
11/14/16 Sarah Domet is reading Božena at BOOKPAGES: "I fully expected this book to be a cerebral read; however, I was surprised by the intimate, tender look into the lives of these two women. This book is simply gorgeous."
11/9/16 In which I lament the election and address "How We Talk About Women's Lives" at LIT HUB
11/3/16 In which I talk about my Kafka tattoo at TNBBB: The Next Best Book Blog.
11/2/16 OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE FOR The Bitter Life of Božena Němcová. Handpicked selection at SPD (20% off all month).
10/27/16 Excerpt from The Bitter Life of Božena Němcová published at B O D Y!
July 2016 Studying Spanish and working on a new project in MEXICO CITY. Check out pics of Aztec gods and art by Frida Kahlo & Leonora Carrington, and my imitations of Francisco Toledo on my blog.
June 2016 Took students from Indiana University South Bend to PRAGUE and BERLIN.
4/29/16 New story, "After the Lovers," at SUPERSTITION REVIEW. An ekphrastic flash after "The Lovers II" by Rene Magritte.
4/27/16 Many thanks to CULVER ACADEMY for inviting me to be their guest author this week! I gave a short talk on "Ten things I Wish I'd Known about Writing When I Was in High School." Here's a nice write-up in which I look fancy in my blazer: "Learning to Embrace the Writing Process"
2/1/16 Liliane's Balcony featured in MISSOURI REVIEW article by Jacqueline Kolosov on "The Novella." In really good company with books by David Gates, Arna Bontemps Hemenway, and Andre Dubus III.8/1/15 WINESBURG, INDIANA is now available! My story "Limberlost" is included in this collection of Indiana stories by Michael Martone, Valerie Sayers, Roxane Gay, Kate Bernheimer, and, and, and!
5/15/15 Liliane's Balcony receives First Runner Up for the ERIC HOFFER BOOK AWARD in General Fiction. (And a finalist for the Grand Prize and the Da Vinci Eye Design award!)
4/1/15 Skyping with a class at Georgia Southern U who is reading Liliane's Balcony. Hosted by superstar Sarah Domet.
3/2/15 Lovely new review of Liliane's Balcony at LOS ANGELES REVIEW: "Parker expertly weaves the real and imagined, fictional and historical, to create a sophisticated and captivating story that makes the reader think about the places they visit, the spaces they inhabit, and all of their interiors and exteriors in a fresh and exciting way." Thanks to Natalie Sypolt and the editors!
9/15/14 Featured fiction writer at Connotation Press. Interview and new story, "The Most Secret Things." Thanks to CP and writer/fiction editor Meg Tuite!
8/6/14 New review at decomP magazine, beautifully written. Thanks, decomP & Spencer Dew!
"I found this novella to be remarkably participatory—as art history, as criticism, as meditation, as its own variety of group tour through this site and this history. In contrast to art as vision imposed, experienced inflicted, what has been designed here is a crossing paths, a haunting encounter, an encouragement to consider the building from various perspectives, to wander and imagine."
6/27/14 Liliane's Balcony won Silver in the Literary Fiction category for the Foreword Book of the Year Awards
5/6/14 Liliane's Balcony awarded a Silver Medal in Literary Fiction by the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Awards - an IPPY!
4/8/14 New review at Redivider with possibly my favorite quote ever: "Parker is clearly brilliant." :) Thanks to Ryan Bradley!
3/18/14 LB named a Finalist for Foreword's 2013 Book of the Year Award in Literary AND Historical Fiction!
3/3/14 Just back from AWP Seattle; now headed to UNC Asheville for a reading: "Novella Author Kelcey Parker to Read at Asheville March 6"
2/26/14 My very first podcast interview - with Brad Listi's fab Other People. We talk about how tall I am and how I played a bunch of sports and how that shaped my life as a writer.
2/19/14 The Short Curator recommends Liliane's Balcony: "...the story that emerges transcends the details of mere history or biography and is beautifully suggestive about how humans have the courage or foolhardiness to plan—and how life thwarts our plans." Thanks, Brian!
2/9/14 The amazing Valerie Sayers interviews me for The Rumpus.
2/3/14 Courtney McDermott's Review at New Pages: "Liliane’s Balcony is an architectural treat. Form and content are married perfectly in Kelcey Parker’s novella." Thanks, Courtney!
2/3/14 Laura Knight Moretz's review at Necessary Fiction: "The novella’s confluence of voices flow and reflect like water, and they are set off by liberal white space between each brief section, a backdrop of silence from which Parker’s poetic prose can speak." Thank you, Laura!
1/20/14 The Nervous Breakdown: "Kelcey Parker's Language Prose," a review by Micah McCrary: "She’s given us a story that, like water, falls ever so timidly—so slow at the start, and then, all at once, in a rush." Thanks, Micah!
1/15/14 The Short Review's Pauline Maisel reviews Liliane's Balcony: "This is a light, airy, deftly-written book. Its characters linger." Thank you, Pauline!
12/19/13 Review by Ines Bellina at Gapers Block: "The language itself is a thing to savor, more impressionistic than objective, though not deprived of wit.... It's a playful book, but a very heady one at that." Thank you, Ines!
12/17/14 Ryan Sanford Smith at White Walls Black Ink: "The cumulative effect feels enjoyably effortless, blending gestures both natural and meticulously constructed that intuit a thundering echo of the architecture of Fallingwater itself." Thanks, Ryan! :)
12/13/13 Christy Crutchfield's review at The Small Press Book Review: "A tragic story needs its breaks, and Parker gives us ample humor through tourists like Josiah Quimby, 'a man of high culture and Harley-Davidsons,' and The Daughter who judges everyone using a high-school-level Spanglish and is convinced that, 'someone in their group is la ghost.'" Thank you, Christy!
12/4/13 Review by Robyn Rile at Sundog Lit: "If one of the purposes of art is to freeze a moment in time, then this is what both Parker and Wright accomplish in the novella and the house; they preserve a perfect moment in our constant free-fall." Thanks, Robyn!
12/3/13 Book of the Week at Fiction Writers' Review!
12/2/13 Lovely write-up at Fiction Writers' Review: "These spare pages please and engage the eye, heart, and mind, like leaves in a chapbook. Liliane’s Balcony is a small elegant book in every way."
11/29/13 Self-Interview at The Nervous Breakdown
11/26/13 LB #7 on the SPD fall Bestseller List
11/20/14 "Novelist Explores Hidden Stories of Fallingwater" by Jessica Vozel in Pittsburgh City Paper
11/18/13 Thanks to Cooper Renner for this review of LB at Word Riot:
"Because Parker’s sense of character is so strong, and her language so fluid and flowing, the shifting foci do not cause the reader to stumble but instead pull her forward, eager to learn more of each character—as well as of the historical Liliane and Edgar—to watch the way these separate lives seem in some ways so similar and, often, so avoidably tragic." Thanks, Cooper!
11/14/13 Booklist featured LB for "Book Trailer Thursday"
10/29/13 Here are my picks for "7 Great Works of Fiction Inspired by Architecture" at Flavorwire
10/28/13 Starred Review at Publisher's Weekly
"Parker deftly weaves each character's spidery thread into a rich meditation on the natural and built worlds, the lasting and the passing."
10/24/13 Play List: Music for Liliane's Balcony at Largehearted Boy
10/15/13 Review at Booklist:
"Not unlike Fallingwater’s structure, which masterfully balances the man-made with the natural, Parker sculpts and controls myriad, nearly unwieldy elements to construct a driven plot that illuminates the perched house and those who live within it."
10/9/13 Short feature at Inside IU
10/8/13 Thanks to Gemma Alexander for this review of LB in Bookslut.
"But like the house in which it is set, Parker's novella-in-flash contains a genuinely touching human story -- several, actually -- equally deserving of attention."
10/7/13 Excerpt appears in Talking Writing.
10/7/13 Liliane's Balcony officially released!
9/6/13 Liliane's Balcony available for preorder from Rose Metal Press!
7/9/13 "Limberlost" nominated for storysouth's Milion Writers Award. Thanks to the editors at Booth for this recognition!
6/28/13 Rose Metal Press will publish my next book, The Bitter Life of Božena Němcová, a collage-biography of a little-known Czech fairy tale writer. Yay!
6/11/13 Excerpt of "Postcards to Bozena," appears in Sou'wester's amazing Celebration of Women Writers issue!
5/15/13 Got my copy of the beautiful New Formalisms and Literary Theory, which includes my article, "Reading Like a Writer: A Creative Writer's Approach to New Formalism"
4/22/13 Just returned from the SOKY Book Fest, where I met The Fonz! Click here to read about it on my blog.
3/15/13 Fiction Judge for AWP Intro Journals Project. I love these winning stories and it was great to have lunch with the other judges and the journal editors at AWP, as the editors chose which stories to publish.
1/20/13 South Bend Tribune Article: Local Author, IUSB Professor receives statewide recognition
1/14/13 IUSB Preface Article: English Professor Kelcey Parker Named Finalist for Best Fiction Book of Indiana Contest
1/2/13 For Sale By Owner selected as a Finalist, 2012 Best Books of Indiana
12/2/12 Pushcart Nomination for my story Limberlost. Thanks to the editors at Booth for this recognition!
11/15/12 Thanks to everyone at Drake University for inviting me to the Writer's Harvest, and to the talented students whose work I read and heard. More here.
10/15/12 New look at ye olde PhD in Creative Writing BLOG. And new partnership with Talking Writing, featuring interviews with their writers.
9/14/12 Virtual Classroom visit at U. of Central Florida - via Skype! Thanks to Jamie Poissant for teaching my book and inviting me to visit. Did I look like the Wizard of Oz up on the screen?
8/3/12 Honored to have my story, "Mermaids," reprinted in the debut issue of Currents, the magazine of IUSB's College of Arts & Sciences. And a nice article about my work, pitting backyard barbecues against art and literature. Must one choose???
7/13/12 New story, "Limberlost," published online at Booth Magazine and inspired in part by Gene Patton Porter's A Girl of the Limberlost, the 1909 novel set at Limberlost Swamp in Indiana.
7/1/12 in PRAGUE! Studying Czech at Charles University's Institute for Language Studies
6/13/12 My blog interview, "How Anne Germanacos Became a Writer," has been featured by Wordpress on Freshly Pressed. To celebrate, Anne and I are giving away signed copies of our books.
6/4/12 Headed to NYC's Center for Book Arts for the Letterpress Printing & Fine Press Publishing Seminar For Emerging Writers
5/7/12 Interview at Southeast Review Online on being a goalie, wearing funky hats, and being inspired by Deb Olin Unferth, Caitlin Horrocks, and Gretchen Henderson. (Thanks to Forrest Anderson for the great questions!)
5/1/12 Promise Award from the Sustainable Arts Foundation!
4/24/12 IUSB Preface article about my AAUW reading. Too many pics of me laughing. Clearly I was having fun.
4/18/12 "Janie" - excerpt from forthcoming Liliane's Balcony, published at Necessary Fiction.
4/12/12 Small Presses, Big Pleasures Donna Miscolta blogs about FSBO along with books by Caitlin Horrocks and Anne Germanacos. "These story collections, like so much other work by women, are anything but minor when it comes to illuminating the complexities of women’s lives and minds not just in the stories themselves, but in the forms and language the authors use to construct them."
3/28/12 New Review of FSBO at CultureMob - "If you tend to consider short stories to be literary snacks, then the stories in...For Sale By Owner...are more like tapas. They may look like hors d’oeuvres from the world of stay-at-home moms and their domestic difficulties, but when you bite into them you discover rich, savory morsels that stay with you long after you’ve moved on to the next bar."
3/15/12 New Pages Review of Notre Dame Review with mention of my "surprising and (sort of) hilarious" and "profound" story "Estate Sale."
3/5/12 Review of FSBO at Literary Mama - "the stories are utterly distinct, each distinguished from the others not just by specific characters and details, but through the voice, form, and style."
2/22/12 Gearing up for AWP
Panel on Story Collections and Small Presses - "Home Sweet Home" - on Sat 3/3 @ 4:30.
FSBO available at Kore Press Booth 822.
12/5/11 Pushcart Nomination: Kore Press nominated my story "Lent" for a Pushcart!
11/8/11 Thanks to Darrin Doyle and CMU for a great event! Check out Ben Harris's article: "Writer's Reading Packs Baber Room": “I was so excited. I bought her book and loaned a friend money to buy a book,” said Mount Pleasant senior Lee Szelag. “It was a wonderfully poetic form of fiction.”
10/29/11 Readings: Had a great visit at Bluffton U. in Ohio. Central Michigan University, here I come!
10/16/11 Shout Outs: FSBO on Dan Cafaro's nightstand at Atticus Books; Caitlin Horrocks reads FSBO at Writers Read
10/1/11 New Publication: "The Bitter Life of Božena Němcová" at Shadowbox Magazine.
9/1/11 New story published: "Estate Sale at the Interior Castle" at Notre Dame Review
8/15/11 Events - Check the 'Readings' tab for fall events!
7/15/11 New essay: "Spinning" at New Purlieu Review
7/1/11 For Sale By Owner Reviewed at New Pages
" . . . distinctly well-developed characters who are crafted with beautiful depth . . . an edge of suspense in every story that keeps the pages turning . . . "
6/1/11 Interview at Persephone Speaks - "Becoming a writer is not rocket science, but it's not magic either."
5/31/11 Longlisted for Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award
5/12/11 WINNER 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Award / Short Fiction
5/5/11 Review - Bookgeeks/UK
"Kelcey Parker . . . does more than just scratch the surface to explore suburbia further; she drills a well to dig down towards the core."
4/15/11 Review - CaribousMom
4.5 stars / "Wry, biting, and skillfully constructed, these are stories that evoke the darker side of domestic life and ask the question: What is a women’s identity apart from the labels which define her?"
4/4/11 Review - R.Smith, White Walls, Black Ink / 4 stars / "Are these stories hopeful? Nihilistic? Heartbreaking? Heart-affirming? Every sentence seems to turn where you think they’re going, which is the real key to this kind of reality, the one we genuinely recognize as our own."
3/23/11 Article "Characters as Confidants" - Grand Valley Lanthorn
3/3/11 Interview - IUSB
"At the time I was writing many of these stories, I was feeling the tension between being a mom and a graduate student, and particularly a tension with “mom culture.” By extension, my characters are women who have an uneasy relationship with motherhood."
3/1/11 Review - IUSB Preface
"Parker . . . uses the rules of language and writing like advanced calculus."
2/21/11 "New & Notable" - New Pages
2/2011 Short Article - IU Homepages
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