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I am honored to be part of the Creative Exchange podcast series. From the press release:

The Creative Exchange highlights artists in every medium – including writers, performing artists, and visual artists – and features outstanding speakers on an array of topics through a series of podcasts.

[I talk about gnomes.]

Available on iTunes, Spotify, the AFCC’s website (, and Provincetown Community Television’s website (, the podcast represents a new direction for the AFCC’s one-day conference of the same name that had been held each fall over the past three years.

Moby-Dick Marathon logo

Friday, April 26: 12 pm to 6 pm
Saturday, April 27: 10 am to 10 pm
Sunday, April 28: 10 am to 4 pm

Provincetown Public Library
356 Commercial St., Provincetown
Moby-Dick Marathon Reading

(I’m reading Friday evening.)

Dune Shack Residency, 2018

As part of my 2018-19 Writing Fellowship from the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, I was granted a week in a dune shack. Here’s how it went.

October 19, 2018

Tilden Arts Center
2240 Iyannough Rd (Rte 132). West Barnstable, MA
Arts Foundation of Cape Cod Creative Exchange

I’ll be on the panel of No Starving Artists (possibly sharing all the ways to survive on rice and beans….)

Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Cultural Center of Cape Cod
307 Old Main St, South Yarmouth, Massachusetts 02664
A Night of Essays with Susan Blood & Ira Wood


A benefit for WOMR Community Radio

More information at

Book signing follows.

Ira is smart and hilarious. You’re going to love him. I’m still not sure if he’s read the Author’s Note in my book, but he’s in it. In other words, this is all his fault.

I’m listed here first because I married well alphabetically.

This is not me in the picture. Candace looks like Mariel Hemingway. I do not.