Reading and Panel Discussion: Preble County District Library Author-Con
Saturday, May 26, 2018, 10am – 2pm
Preble County Library – Eaton Branch
301 N. Barron St., Eaton, OH 45320
Columbus Pride Reading with Kristen Lepionka
Friday, June 15, 2018, 7pm
631 South Third Street, Columbus, OH 43206
Join Meredith Doench and Kristen Lepionka to kick off Columbus Pride, 2018. Let’s celebrate queer characters in detective fiction.
Panel Discussion & Book Fair: Ohioana Book Festival
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 10:30am – 5pm
274 E. First Ave., Suite 300 Columbus, OH 43201
Join Meredith along with authors John Hegenberger, Dennis Hetzel, and Jessica Strawser for her panel, “Danger and Intrigue,” and stay for the book fair!
“Revise Like a Rockstar: Editing Strategies for Prose” Writing Workshop (with Christiane Buuck)
Monday, May 7, 2018, 6pm – 8pm
Many writers dread the act of revision, particularly after they have just completed a draft. Sometimes the mere idea of editing a draft can be daunting, but strong editing is one of the sharpest tools in a writer’s toolbox. In this workshop, we will use a sample draft and practice several revision methods. At the end of this workshop you’ll have strategies to take back to your own work.
Doench to lead fiction writing workshop at University of Dayton LitFest.
Friday, March 9 – Saturday, March 10, 2018
Humanities Center, University of Dayton, 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45459
Sponsored by the University of Dayton Department of English, LitFest features two days of workshops and readings from nationally acclaimed and emergent writers.
Meredith Doench featured at READOUT: Books for Lesbians
Friday, February 16 – Sunday, February 18, 2018
Gulfport Public Library, Gulfpoint, Florida
Doench will read from Forsaken Trust on Feb 17 and speak on panel Why Write for Lesbians? Feb 18. For more information and a detailed schedule, go to https://mygulfport.us/lgbtq-resources/
Doench to participate in the Roundtable discussion, Rhetorics/Rights/(R)evolutions: Feminism(s): Radical Prose in Creative Writing
Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference
Friday October 6, 2017
The University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
With Ellen O’Connell Whittet, Lindsey Light, and Catalina Bartlett, this roundtable will weave together multiple ways in which creative writers are incorporating the issues of feminisms into their work. The written word, particularly given the environment of our current political culture, holds great power in its representations and its arguments regarding rights and the (R)evolution of women. To that end, this roundtable is concerned with how creative writers use the narrative to engage issues of feminist/human/women’s rights activism and advocacy, women’s social justice rhetorics, historical representations of feminisms, intersectionality, and the evolving categories of “women” and their concerns. Read more
Doench to lead Antioch Writers’ Retreat in Fall, 2017
September 29-October 1, 2017
Bergamo Retreat Center, Beavercreek, OH
This retreat is designed for writers who have works of fiction (short stories or novels) or essay(s)/creative nonfiction either complete or in progress and who wish to focus on revising/completing this work and identifying next steps on their writing paths. Up to fifteen writers will be selected from applicants. For more information or to apply, visit: http://www.antiochwritersworkshop.com/fall-2017-retreat.html
Doench’s Crossed featured as monthly selection for Stonewall Columbus’ Women’s Book Club
August 16, 2017
Stonewall Columbus, Columbus, OH
The Women’s Book Club at Stonewall Columbus monthly meeting will feature a guest appearance by the author. For more information, visit https://stonewallcolumbus.org/programs/social-groups/womens-book-club/
“This may have been Doench’s first book, but it is written so confidently with a multilayered story, that it is difficult to believe her a novice.”
“What’s not to love? This is a proper police procedural with lesbian characters that is not propped up by a romance. I’m ecstatic that this kind of book is being created, it shows how much the lesbian fiction market has grown in the last few years. This book gives lesbians (and others) a really good story that you would probably see on Law and Order, CSI or Rizzoli and Ilses without the hetro-normative characters or the need to ‘ship characters.”
If you love crime fiction or television shows you will love this book, but do not go in expecting a romance. Readers of James Patterson, Sue Grafton and the like will enjoy this book.
Queercentric recommends: Crossed by Meredith Doench
I highly recommend Crossed, which turned out to be a great freshman thriller from Doench. While there was not a lot of romance, prepare yourself for an emotional ride filled with disturbing scenes that show a lack human decency; a ride that also makes multiple explorations into the human psyche. ~Jay Chase