Readings Etc.

Hi Friends,

I do a lot of readings. They’re fun, and typically, if in a group, by listening closely, I learn a thing or two from others. I always bring a notebook, and fill a page or more with notes.

Recently, I realized that I have photos from each of my four book launches. Here they are:


This was a reading for Red Oak Writers, hosted by our fearless director, Kim Suhr, soon after Microtones was published by Cervena Barva Press in 2012.


This was a reading in Chicago in early 2014 with Meg Tuite and David Tomaloff, hosted by Bill Yarrow. I’m reading from the newly published Diptychs + Triptychs + Lipsticks + Dipshits (Deadly Chaps). My pal Meg’s entire family came (or nearly). It was a blast!

A & B

I think this was shot at the Seattle AWP#14. Addicts & Basements (Civil Coping Mechanisms) had just been released. Jane Carmen’s “Festival of Language” typically kicks off the AWP Conference with an ambitious line-up on Wednesday (opening day), 5-10 p.m.


And last, but certainly not least, a RIFT (Unknown Press) photo! This was taken by uber-talented Nancy Stohlman at her F-BOMB Flash Fiction Showcase last July in Denver. I was able to read with Kathy Fish, co-author and celebrated writer.

I recently returned from this year’s AWP Conference in Los Angeles. I had the opportunity to read in two different readings. The first, States of Terror’s “Creature Features” included many writers whose work I admire. One of them, Gabino Iglesias, wrote a stunning review of RIFT, and upon his return, published this great article about readings at Dead End Follies:

I sure hope that Gabino was not referring to me! In any case, I took note, Gabino, and thanks for the succinct list.

We have a few spots left for our August fiction workshop in Taos at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House, August 20-26. Please contact Kathy Fish or me. More info at

Also, please join us at the Marion Center tomorrow (Thursday, April 14th) night for our Red Oak reading, a mix of writers from several of our roundtables, to honor our years spent at this venerable institution. I will be reading, too! Pot luck starts at 5:30- 5:45 and reading begins at 6:30 p.m.

8 thoughts on “Readings Etc.

  1. Steve Finan

    As ever, it sounds like real good fun. Relaxed, yet also stimulating
    I wish I lived closer so I could attend.
    Have a good one.

    1. Robert Vaughan Post author

      Hi Steve, wish you could join us in Taos as well. Thanks for visiting my site.

      Take care,


  2. Meg Tuite

    You never cease to amaze me with your kickass brilliance and I LOVE and CHERISH every collection of your’s, Robert! And what a gift to have read with you in so many places and watched you rock the house EVERY TIME! You are the most beautiful, inside and out! LOVE YOU, my brother!!! And LOVE this website! Anyone and everyone should jump on the chance to get in on the writing workshop with Robert and Kathy Fish at Mabel Dodge Luhan Lodge in Taos in August, 2016!!! DO IT! xoxo

    1. Robert Vaughan Post author

      Meg, you are the most wonderful, supportive, brilliant, creative person on the planet. I cherish everything you’ve ever written. You can’t imagine how touched I am by your words here, and how I can’t wait to cross paths soon… anywhere, everywhere. I adore you, and love you! xoxo

    1. Robert Vaughan Post author

      Jules, when you have more time (say, 20 years from now?) we can plan a reading together! Or any time before that, I’d LOVE to! And I wish you could come to Taos. Such a fan of your work. xoxo


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