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.
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.
September 26, 2014 Fresno State, PB19 Alice Peters Aud. MFA Faculty Reading
November 13, 2014 St. Lawrence University Visiting Writers Series
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