Creative Nonfiction, Features, Author Panels & Podcasts

“How to Erase an Arab.” Best of Brevity: Twenty Groundbreaking Years of Flash Nonfiction, edited by Zoë Bossiere and Dinty W. Moore. Rose Metal Press: 2020.

Q & A panel session with author Padma Venkatraman (author of The Bridge Home) at City of Asylum, Pittsburgh. June 2019.

“Why a Turkish Woman Artist Must Dare to Disappoint,” podcast interview with Ozge Samanci and their graphic memoir Dare to Disappoint. Status Hour, Spring 2017.

“Mommy, Do I Have White Skin? Race and Skin Color in Picture Books.” The Horn Book Magazine (Nov./ Dec. 2016).

“How to Erase an Arab.” Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction. (Fall 2016).

Panel Moderator with YA novelists Marissa Meyer, Anna Banks, Caleb Roehrig, and Emma Mills, Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Words and Pictures Series. October 2016.

Q & A with author Ann M. Martin (author of the Babysitters Club series). Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Words and Pictures series. September 2016.

“Drawn to Palestinian Memory: Baddawi, a Graphic Novel,” podcast interview with Leila Abdelrazaq. Status Hour, Fall 2015.

“Schools, Libraries and Children Rally around ‘Stories Connect Us’ Program.” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 11 October 2015.

“Alexandra Fuller Comes to Grips with Her ‘Essential Loneliness,’” interview with Alexandra Fuller. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 12 April 2015.

“Jesmyn Ward Brings a Message of Hope,” interview with Jesmyn Ward. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 4 February 2015.

“Author Shows Zimbabwe from a Child’s View from a Treetop,” interview with NoViolet Bulawayo. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 18 November 2014.

“Pittsburgh’s ‘Conflict Kitchen’ is Latest Battleground over Palestine, Free Speech, and Criticism of Israel.” Mondoweiss, 11 November 2014.

Americanah, Five Days Lead National Book Awards.” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 19 March 2014.

“Author Ayelet Waldman to Speak in Pittsburgh,” interview with Ayelet Waldman. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 26 January 2014.