Kelly Conaboy (pictured above at her first communion) will be reading at  Difficult to Name on Saturday, January 13

Kelly Conaboy (pictured above at her first communion) will be reading at Difficult to Name on Saturday, January 13

I'll never get over your piece about Apple Cider Donuts. How did the writing of that come about?

Oh, I think Alex Balk was talking in Awl slack about how he thought apple cider donuts were just okay instead of great, which is an insane opinion. So I wanted to write about how, actually, they’re great — NOT just okay. Most of my pieces are just a single thought and then 800 words of vamping. 

What are you looking forward to in 2018?

Oh my god. Nothing!

What can people expect from your reading?

They can expect to be dazzled by a beautiful genius.