February 26 to March 1: AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington. See link above.
Visit Xu Xi at THE BOOKFAIR - Booth #606
THU Feb 27 @ 6 pm: Chair, Low Residency MFA programs caucus
FRI Feb 28 @ 3 pm: Panelist on "Pigeonhole or Portal" with Evan Fallenberg (chair), Kwame Dawes, Matthew Shenoda & Sarah Van Arsdale
SAT March 1 @ 9 am: Panelist on "Novels-in-Stories or Story Cycles" with Garry Craig Powell (chair), Sybil Baker, Kelly Cherry & Cliff Garstang
@ 4:30 pm Reading from ALL ABOUT SKIN (title story of new anthology from Univ. of Wisconsin Press) and panelist on short fiction by women of color
Follow Xu Xi's global trek at EVENTS/MEDIA.
Above that evanescent isle, Hong Kong. Photo by Paul Hilton
SOME RECENT PUBLICATIONS
"I Had A Tiger Mom & My Love for Her Is" new essay in Text, Melbourne, Australia, Issue #18, Oct 2013. (see link below)
"So!" new epistolary essay in The Letters Page, Nottingham, UK, Issue #1, Autumn 2013 (see link below)
"Crying with Audrey Hepburn" (re-published story) appears in The Ugliness issue at The Four Quarters Magazine, India, April 2013. (see link below)
"Precarious Precision" new essay in Toad Suck Review, Univ. of Central Arkansas, Conway, Issue 3, Jan/Feb 2013.
Guest blogger Fall 2012 at Ploughshares "THAT LIT, LIT LIFE (w/global characteristics)" - see links - Fall issue also includes new essay "My Mother's Story: The Fiction & Fact."
"Fear Itself" - an ekphrastic essay in a collaborative series with photographer David Clarke - online at Ninth Letter (see link below)
Speaker at the Dante Aligheri Society - the path to Dante's hell?
What do we think we desire? What do we truly desire? These are the two competing forces underlying Xu Xi’s latest fiction collection, ACCESS, released November 2011 by Signal 8 Press. These thirteen tales are at once acerbic and heartbreaking, directing our gaze at the incongruities of human relations and the persistence of wounds our hearts cannot heal.
TALL TALES: Anon. • Iron Light • The Wang Candidate
CIRCULAR TALES: Space • To Body To Chicken • Servitude
FAIRY TALES: Access • Agora • Famine
OLD WIVES' TALES: Trashy Desires of Women Nearing Fifty • Available
BEASTLY TALES: Crying with Audrey Hepburn • Lady Day
明 報 feature in the Ming Pao "Writing & Camels" (in Chinese): August 23, 2011
UK Glass Magazine feature: March 2011
Beijing City Weekend review "subtle book. . . full of the nuances that characterize real life, love and loss."
In March 2010, Xu Xi was named the first Writer-in-Residence at City University of Hong Kong.