July 7 to 17 – Teaching at Stonecoast, the University of Southern Maine’s MFA program in creative writing, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine.

July 8, 7 p.m., Reading at Brunswick Hotel and Tavern, 4 Noble St., Brunswick, Maine, with Porochista Khakpour, as part of the Stonecoast residency.

July 12, 6 p.m. – Reading with contributors to “Soap Opera Confidential: Writers and Soap Insiders on Why They’ll Tune in Tomorrow as the World Turns by the Guiding Light of Our Lives,”  at the University of Southern Maine’s Glickman Library, 314 Forest Ave., Portland, featuring my co-editor Elizabeth Searle and me, along with essay contributors Nancy Holder, Allan Hunter, Erin Roberts and Aaron Hamburger. Books will be sold by Barbara Kelly of Kelly’s Books to Go.

July 22 to 30 – Leading Summer Writing Seminar in Dingle, Ireland, sponsored by Bay Path University’s MFA program in nonfiction. Both MFA students and writers from the larger community may participate. Nonfiction, fiction and poetry workshops, lectures and readings. Faculty members are Charles Coe, Ann Hood, Leanna James Blackwell, Elinor Lipman, Dinty Moore, Tommy Shea and yours truly.…/creative-nonfi…/seminar-in-ireland/