I’ve noticed that the Summer Literary Seminar website has been directing traffic to Liquid Ink recently. That’s really exciting. I’m going to guess that participants are curious about me as a faculty member and what I’ll be contributing to the seminar.
If you’re curious about my writing, let me direct you to the following links:
This is to Finding the Moon in Sugar, the novel I wrote about an American naif who follows an internet bride to Vilnius. One Lithuanian journalist called it “the best guide to Vilnius nightlife” he had ever read.
This is to a republished (and retitled) version of my essay, Baptism Party, originally published in Antique Children, about my experience growing up with an alcoholic father. It describes some of the symptoms of PTSD, from which I suffer. If you don’t know, Lithuania has a serious problem with alcoholism. Quite a few Lithuanians grew up with alcoholic parents.
I also hope you’ll have a look at my essay, Displacing Forces, originally published in Dialogo, and edited by the vastly talented Achy Obejas, about my grandparents’ flight from Lithuania in 1945, and my subsequent return to their homeland. It’s about the tragedy of loss but also a celebration of what it means for a culture and a place to change and survive.
Thanks for all the interest. I’m really excited about the seminar and can’t wait to get to Lithuania. Pasimatysim (see you)!