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Events & Happenings with Debra Bowling

AIR Studio Paducah

October 2021: Writer-in-Residency at the A.I.R. Studio Paducah with author, Elizabeth Bruce. We are working together on a novel set in 1972. It was a great Residency and we truly enjoyed our time in Paducah, Kentucky.


The Unnatural Color of PinkĀ 

My short story, The Unnatural Color of Pink, is a semi-finalist for the Spring 2021 Black River Chapbook Competition!


July 8, 2021 - Interviewed with the Soren Lit Podcast! It will be released later. Check out the magazine and their podcasts: www.sorenlit.com

Writer in Residence in Fairhope Alabama, October 2019

Marleigh poses with me in front of the cottage.
Inside the cottage.

Interview on the Doug Dahlgren Show on July 13th. Check out the link to the right on this page to listen in....

Julius J. E. Thompson Interviews Georgia Author of the Year Debbie Bowling!
July 5, 2018

Read the interview on the biography page - tab at the top of the page.

My essay, "The Tree of Life" won third place in the 2017 Story Circle Network LifeWriting Competition named in honor of author, Susan Wittig Albert. The essay appears in the September issue of the Story Circle Journal.


The workshop, presented by authors Elizabeth Bruce and Debra Bowling, will focus on nurturing empathy through complex, three-dimensional character development of characters from the margins of society whose lived experience includes narratives of trauma and resilience.

Elizabeth Bruce is the author of And Silent Left the Place - Winner of Washington Writers' Publishing House Fiction Prize, ForeWord Magazine's Bronze Prize in Fiction, and Finalist for the Texas Institute of Letters' Best Work of First Fiction. Debra Bowling is the author of The Memory of Flight - Winner of the 2015 Georgia Author of the Year Award, First Novel and Editor's Pick, Story Circle Book Reviews.
Saturday, September 17, 2016: 12:30 to 3:00 p.m., Free, but please register
CentroNia, 1420 Columbia Road, NW, Washington, DC 20009
Made possible in part by support from Poets & Writers, Inc.

In the Media

The Memory of Flight was chosen as an Editor's Pick in Story Circle Book Reviews for June and July, 2016. Every month the editors pick remarkable books by and about special women. Sign up to get their newsletter featuring book reviews: WWW.STORYCIRCLEBOOKREVIEWS.ORG.

A review at Story Circle Book Reviews came out on June 19, 2016.