July 30, 2016
Earlier this week I had the chance to return to my hometown library for a reading from Golden Delicious. Since the novel’s setting is heavily inspired by my hometown, this event was a special one for me. It was great to see some old friends and family members, and to chat during the Q & A about local landmarks and their fictional counterparts: Longmeadow’s Big Y, for example, and Appleseed’s Big Why. Thanks to Wendy and Barbara at Storrs Library, and to everyone who came out for the event.
July 28, 2016
Thanks so much to Sean Teehan, Ed Kubosiak and everyone at Mass Live and The Republican for previewing tomorrow’s reading at Storrs Library. Please click here to read the article.
I Read the (Longmeadow) News Today, Oh Boy…
July 27, 2016
Growing up, The Longmeadow News was our go-to paper for town news: local happenings, town governmental proceedings, sports, cultural events, you name it. It was a real treat, therefore, to be interviewed by Jeff Hanouille for this article to preview my upcoming reading at Storrs Library – thanks so much to Jeff and The Longmeadow News for helping me get the word out about the event.
July 20, 2016
I was grateful to be invited by my good friend (and fellow Longmeadow native) James Scott to appear on episode 12 of TK Podcast. If you haven’t heard TK yet, I’d highly recommend subscribing – it’s a biweekly podcast featuring interviews with writers, editors, agents, and booksellers. James is a great host (and a wonderful writer as well!); his interviews are always thoughtful, in-depth, and insightful.
Porter Square Books
July 16, 2016
Last night I returned to Porter Square Books, one of my favorite local bookstores, to read alongside the great Jeremy P. Bushnell. It was a wonderful event — we had a full house, and it was nice to see old friends, current and former colleagues and students in the audience. This was also my first chance to hear Jeremy read from his fantastic new book, The Insides, just out from Melville House. My thanks to Josh Cook (whose novel, An Exaggerated Murder, is wonderful as well!) and Sarah Rettger at PSB for organizing this event, and to everyone who attended.
Powell’s City of Books
June 22, 2016
I’ve just returned from a wonderful few days in Portland, Oregon. I arrived on Sunday in time to catch a fantastic reading by the poets Emily Carr and CA Conrad. The next morning, I met the writer Arthur Bradford for breakfast. I’ve admired Arthur’s work for years, but I’d never met him in person – it was great to have a chance to do so.
After lunch at the food trucks, I walked over to Powell’s City of Books for my reading on Monday night. I’d never been to Powell’s before, and it exceeded everything I’d heard about it: it’s an endless maze of books with great finds at every turn. I was greeted at the store by the writer Kevin Sampsell – who, in addition to working at Powell’s, also runs Future Tense Books – and he led me to a section on independent presses. Then we went looking for books by some of my favorite writers – I found a vintage box set by Richard Brautigan, for example, and a 1959 mass market copy of The Dharma Bums.
When we walked up to the reading space, I was pleased to see a number of my MFA students from OSU-Cascades in the audience. My thanks to Powell’s, Kevin Sampsell, and everyone who attended the event.
June 19, 2016
Today I leave the Caldera Arts Center, where I’ve been living for the past ten days while teaching in the MFA in Creative Writing program at Oregon State University Cascades. It’s been a fantastic residency. The high-desert landscape of Caldera is stunning – situated between two lakes, surrounded by mountains – and I’ve had the good fortune to work with some very talented students and teach alongside great writers like T. Geronimo Johnson, Arielle Greenberg, Emily Carr, TC Tolbert and Beth Alvarado. I’ll miss it here, and I look forward to returning.
I’ve got an exciting few days ahead, though. Today I’ll drive to Portland, and I’ll have some time to explore the city before my reading at Powell’s tomorrow night!
New England Public Radio
June 10, 2016
I had the pleasure of visiting the studios of New England Public Radio a few weeks ago to sit down with Jill Kaufman and talk about Golden Delicious. That interview is being broadcast this morning – please tune in if you can, or click the link below.
May 26, 2016
You really have to watch out for those spirit lawyers.
May 25, 2016
“Boucher writes simultaneously very seriously and with a palpable sense of delight in words and also in the world. It’s delicious.”