July 2017 –A new short story, ZHIYU/JERRY, has been accepted by The Rumpus. The story is the first chapter of Ben’s novel, Seek You.
February 2017 –Ben returns as a judge at the Poetry Out Loud District Finals at the Nevada Museum of Art, Feb. 16, 5-8 pm.
July 2016 — Ben will lead a session of the Youth Writing Program at the University of Nevada, Reno, July 19, 9-11 am.
June 2016 — Ben and Adam Dedmon will host a free Writer’s Workshop at the Holland Project, June 23, 6-8 pm.
May 2016 — Ben will be part of the Reno Lit Crawl, May 21, 4-9 p.m., starting at the West Street Market.
February 2016 –Ben sits in as a judge at the Poetry Out Loud Statewide Semifinals at the Nevada Museum of Art.
October 2015 –Ben joins other Reno writers for a Writer’s Harvest of spooky stories at Sundance Bookstore, benefitting the Food Bank of Northern Nevada.
June 2015 –Barnes & Noble puts The Flamer on its list of Five Overlooked Books It’s Impossible Not to Love.
June 2015 –Ben reviews Cynan Jones’ lean, mean novel, The Dig, for The Rumpus.
May 2015 — Ben will be part of the Reno Lit Crawl, May 30, 4-9 p.m., starting at Sundance Bookstore.
November 2014 — The Young Man and the Mountain has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
September 2014 — The Flamer is suggested among 150 Nevada-themed things one might enjoy in commemoration of Nevada’s 150th birthday.
October 2014 — The 3rd edition of Nanotechnology: Understanding Small Systems is back. In black.
May 2014 — Ben joins a roundtable of Renoites for a conversation with the Reno News & Review about the Biggest Little City’s evolving culture and image.
March 2014 — Ben sits in with KNPR in Las Vegas for a chat about the new Nevada.
February 2014 – A new story, The Young Man and the Mountain, is out now in Arroyo Literary Review.
November 2013 –Ben reviews Don Waters’ first novel, Sunland, for The Rumpus.
October 2013 –CHOICE Magazine gives Nanotechnology: The Whole Story its coveted CHOICE Award for 2013 and calls the book “…an excellent resource for anyone interested in nanotechnology… Highly recommended.”
March 2013 — Nanotechnology: The Whole Story, a general audience book about the science of small, officially drops. See here.
November 2012 — Ploughshares includes Ben in a great breakdown of Reno’s burgeoning (and yet historic) lit scene for their Literary Boroughs series.
October 2012 — Ben joins Claire Vaye Watkins and Tupelo Hassman for a Q & A about stories set in the West.
August 2012 — The Flamer gets a great review in High Country News.
July 2012 — The Flamer gets an updated cover! (Oby is a hint older, with a nice Boy Scout sash.)
May 2012 — Ben is a guest on KUNR for a discussion of both The Flamer and his day job. Listen here.
April 2012 — An excerpt from The Flamer appears in the The Nevada Review.
March 2012 — The Flamer debut is featured in the Reno Gazette Journal.
January 2012 — Nanotechnology: Understanding Small Systems is the winner of a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award for 2011.
December 2011 — The nanotechnology textbook is featured on NanoScienceWorks, here.
October 2011 – Ben is the grateful recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award from the University of Nevada.
September 2011 – A new story, The Count, has been accepted by the Portland Review.
June 2011 — A new story, Hillbilly, is now up at Prick of the Spindle.