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















Thurs. Nov. 17, 2016 - South Bend, IN

BOOK RELEASE PARTY

7:00 pm at Lang Lab, 1302 High St. 

(featuring Czech beer and an open-mic for audience "Postcards to Dead Authors")


Saturday, January 21, 2017 - Chicago, IL
WIT RABBIT READING SERIES, 5 pm
Township Bar


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]



Thurs.-Fri., March 16-17, 2017 - Indianapolis, IN
BUTLER UNIVERSITY LITFEST

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: TBA
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


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RECENT/PAST EVENTS


Jan 18, 2016 - Ohio
CRAFT TALK
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"

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EVENT ARCHIVE going back to 2011 here

NEWS & reviews

Forthcoming: My visual art essay, "empty nest/emptiness," about my daughter leaving for college, will appear in PASSAGES NORTH in 2017.

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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 LITHUB


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"


2/1/16Liliane'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.

8/1/15WINESBURG, 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!

5/15/15Liliane'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!


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