Who I Am
I write features, profiles, and blog entries for major outlets, along with advertorials and "edvertorials." I’ve contributed to four books. The New York Times praised my work for a travel anthology.
My work frequently appears on UtneDigest.com, TheAtlantic.com, TheAtlanticCities.com, TheAlanticWire.com, and GuernicaMag.com. My magazine work has appeared in Time Out, Maxim, and USAirways.
Copy writing and ghosting clients include: a politically centrist group for whom I blogged daily, Knob Creek Bourbon (I wrote their Website), Capella University (their Web and print infographics), Lincoln Motor Co., Zezza/Tenthwave, The Economist, The Atlantic, Condé Nast Traveler, and The New Yorker.
I'm a former editor and writer of special sections for The New Yorker magazine. I’ve been a managing editor at Forbes, Inc., an editor of a celebrity-oriented glossy, a research editor, an associate editor, and a fact checker.
I'm also a Senior Editor/Fiction Editor at Guernica. Esquire cited my work. The pieces I’ve edited have won awards such as Best of the Web, Best of the Net, and Africa’s top literary prize.
My fiction has appeared in many journals, been anthologized, and nominated for prizes, including a Pushcart and Million Writers. I’ve received scholarships—most notably to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the Summer Literary Seminars, in Russia. I also speak about writing and editing at conferences and universities: New York, Boston, Vermont, and Lisbon, Portugal.
My Info and Clips
Books I Contributed to
- Meakin Armstrong on Peter Stamm on Guernica
- Haniya Rae on Peter Stamm on Guernica
- Loree on Belated Posting: Publishers Weekly on Guernica
- Last Night’s Reading | Meakin Armstrong on Reading: Freerange Nonfiction, May 5th
- Last Night’s Reading | Meakin Armstrong on Reading: MR. Beller’s Neighborhood, Feb 14th
Tag Archives: Public Reading
The people at InDigest have curated a reading on Nabokov. I’ll be reading an essay about visiting Nabokov’s childhood home in St. Petersburg (where I went on a scholarship to a writers’ conference). From Indigest: April 22nd is Vladimir Nabokov’s 112th … Continue reading
Park-Lit has a simple concept: writers read from their work, outside, in a public park. Today at 6:30 on the 21st, Guernica (in association with Park-Lit and Open City magazine) will be having a reading in Union Square Park. (On … Continue reading
Park-Lit has a simple concept: writers read from their work, outside, in a public park. At 6:30 on the 21st, Guernica (in association with Park-Lit) will be having a reading in Union Square Park. (On the south side, right in … Continue reading
That reading was one of my best. I read a short story I’ve been working on, “Burning From the Inside.” I’m glad it worked in front of a live audience. Supposedly the reading will be on YouTube at some point.
This Sunday June 13th at 7 pm, I’ll be reading a a new draft of a short story I’ve been working on at Sunday Salon. Continue reading
I’ll be reading at the Freerange Nonfiction series this May 5th. I’ll be reading from something new: an essay about a particularly horrible event that happened to me when I was much younger: I interrupted a roommate who’d captured another, … Continue reading
Novelist Claire Messud (who was guest-editor at Guernica recently) led a panel discussion on women, diversity, and literature. I’ll let another Guernica writer Lorraine Adams sum up the event. Continue reading
Thursday, 8:00 pm. Happy Ending, at 302 Broome St., between Forsyth and Eldridge. It’s free. Happy Ending is a great bar with an interesting history: it used to be a “massage” parlor (hence the name). They’ve kept the exterior and … Continue reading
Looks like I’m taking part in Tandem Readings’ monthly reading series at CELL THEATRE on the 17th. It’ll be with some great people: Irina Reyn, I introduced at a PEN World Voices event that Guernica sponsored a while back, and … Continue reading
I’ll be reading at Old Made in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on November 11th at 441 Metropolitan Avenue, along with Catherine Foulkrod, Meghan Punschke, and Matthew Thorburn. It’s going to be a new short story I’ve finally finished.