November 9, 2015
A craft talk on the dozens of reasons why using dreams in your fiction is a bad idea, and the few reasons why it might be a good idea, as part of the Sophie Kerr Lecture Series at Washington College.
October 12, 2015
A reading and chat as part of the Sophie Kerr Lecture Series at Washington College.
May 19, 2015
Once a month, Chris Maier puts together a writer and a couple of artists and a musician and such in some beautiful place, and they all do their thing. On Tuesday, May 19, I'll be doing the fictioning; the music is in the hands of Jonny Grave, the photography in those of Lana Wong, the oral storying in those of Joseph Price, and children's lit in those of Shout Mouse Press.
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April 18, 2015
As part of this one-day conference sponsored by Johns Hopkins, Barrelhouse, 826 DC, Submittable, and Real Pants, I'll be joining a panel called "Tricks Fiction Can Steal From Nonfiction (and Vice-Versa)".
March 29, 2015
The Christopher Backley & Amber Sparks Baby Release Party.
This will be exactly like the original Christmas, but in a bar.