THE MAGICAL SOUNDS OF A WVIK INTERVIEW

Follow the link below to experience an interview with me conducted by Don Wooten, in the seventh decade of his broadcasting career, and Roald Tweet, Augustana College professor emeritus, at NPR affiliate WVIK on June 27, 2019:

https://www.wvik.org/post/scribble-ben-miller#stream/0

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Don Wooten, Ben Miller, Roald Tweet (left to right)

 

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IMAGES FROM JUNE APPEARANCE AT FIGGE ART MUSEUM

On June 27that 7 pm I delivered an address–“The Mission of Writing”–in conjunction with the David R. Collins Writers’ Conference in Davenport, Iowa.

The venue was the Figge Art Museum at 225 West 2nd Street.

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Here I am with my generous hosts Ryan Collins (Midwest Writing Center Executive Director) and Susan Collins (Midwest Writing Center Board Member)

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Here I’m blessed with the company of Jodie Toohey (standing: Midwest Writing Center President), Rochelle Murray (seated: the resilient librarian who fulfilled my odd request for Aaron Copland’s home address when I was ten years old) and Dick Stahl (seated: a poet who attended Writers’ Studio when I did in the late 1970s and early 1980s)

To learn more above the lead-up to the event, follow the link below:

https://qconline.com/news/local/davenport-native-returns-to-keynote-june-writers-conference/article_5af9ab57-45de-51c9-ad77-1a702b8c41ec.html

 

FICTION CHOSEN FOR BEST AMERICAN EXPERIMENTAL WRITING 2020

“it all melts down to this (chapter 12)”–a text inspired the extraordinary drawings of Dale Williams–which originally appeared in The Offbeat, a journal out of Michigan State University, will be included in Best American Experimental Writing 2020 guest edited by Joyelle McSweeney and Carmen Maria Machado (Wesleyan University Press).

For more information about the forthcoming volume, click the link below:

https://www.wesleyan.edu/wespress/bax/

ESSAY IN FALL 2017 ISSUE OF ECOTONE

“The Hornpipe and The Rake” appears in this issue centered around the theme of Craft, and containing—cover-to-cover—a multitude of glorious surprises.

For more information follow the link below:

https://ecotonemagazine.org/submissions/upcoming-issues/

FICTION IN FALL 2017 ISSUE OF ST. PETERSBURG REVIEW

“August Bloom Log, Entry 1: Emergence” appears in the fall 2017 issue of St. Petersburg Review.

According to the editors: “The journal was founded in 2007 to honor the spirit of samizdat, the disenfranchised Soviet writers’ practice of publication through whatever means, and to celebrate the Russian literary tradition of perseverance. Over the years we have expanded the scope and breadth of our journal to feature work by writers from more than 50 countries.”