On-Site Visits:

Steven is  a dynamic reader and speaker, and an accomplished teacher who enjoys talking with both undergraduate and graduate students about writing and publishing. His background as a writer, editor, professor, and parent--as well as someone who created a nationally recognized literary magazine from scratch--gives him a variety of experiences in the literary life.

Steven has conducted workshops and discussions at writing conferences across the country and around the world, including Madrid, Spain; San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; and Edinburgh, Scotland. 

Online Visits:

Steven is also available for Skype, Video, or Text Chats with students who are reading and studying his book(s) in a class, provided that participants can work around his schedule and the time differences between Fresno, California and the class location. 

Upcoming Appearances: 

September 26, 2014     Fresno State, PB19 Alice Peters Aud.     MFA Faculty Reading

                                    Fresno, CA

November 13, 2014      St. Lawrence University                           Visiting Writers Series

                                    Canton, NY

Dec. 11, 2014               Peeves Public House, 7 pm                      Ultrasonic Book Launch Party

Jan. 30, 2015              Fresno State, PB190 Alice Peters Aud.     Fresno Poets Association Reading

Feb. 17-19, 2015           Visiting Nonfiction Writer, Elon University

March 12, 2015            UC Merced Visiting Writer Series

April 8 - 12                  AWP Conference, Minneapolis, MN

                                   Thurs. April 9: Passages North Reading, 5-7 pm, with Elena Passarello, Tod Kaneko, Caleb Curtiss, and Jenny Boully

                                   Thurs. April 9: Reading at Black Forest Inn, 7 pm

                                   Conference Panel Reading: Editors as Writers, with Sophie Beck, Matt Roberts, Joe Bonomo, and Adam Braver

April 18-19                   The Los Angeles Times Festival of the Book, USC Campus, Los Angeles, time/date TBA

May 29-31                   River Teeth Nonfiction Conference, Ashland, OH

July 30-Aug 9            Visiting Faculty in Nonfiction, Sierra Nevada College MFA Program

Feb. - March, 2016     Visiting Writer at Ohio University, University of Northern Colorado, and Northern Michigan University

March 30 - April 3      AWP Conference: Los Angeles: The Normal School booth in the AWP Bookfair