I’m happy to be giving a talk and a reading at this year’s Sacramento Poetry Center Writers Conference. Information can be found on the SPC website. In brief, the event is being held on Saturday April 14 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the SPC, 1719 25th Street, Sacramento, CA. A steal at $30 non-members / $20 for members. With Michelle Bitting, Tim Kahl, Kate Gale, Steve Gehrke, and Christina Hutchins. I’ll be talking about setting in literature around 10:30. Planning on bringing in some work by Stephen Shore, Frank Golkhe, Richard Adams, Faulkner, Flaubert, Barthes, and Philip Levine and having a general discussion on the relationship between self and environment, and extending that into how that manifests itself in literature. This is something of a preview of a more formal version I’ll be giving at American River College’s SummerWords at the end of May / beginning of June.