I can’t wait to be part of Bibliophila this year. I’ll kick off the festival as part of a unique event. I’ll read the opening chapter of my work-in-progress, The Year We Ruined The House. After the reading, a ... Read More
I’m looking forward to leading a workshop at The Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island this April. Come join me, the astounding Natalie Goldberg, and Kisha Lewellyn Schlegel for a day of walking, reflecting and writing. More from the Bloedel ... Read More
On Sunday, January 29 at 2pm at Seattle Public Library, I’ll be participating in a panel called Residencies Revealed: Writers Tell All. It’s FREE!
Join us for a two-part discussion where we’ll hear about what residencies offer writers. First, ... Read More
I love doing public readings with my fellow teachers from Seattle Arts & Lectures’ Writers-in-the-Schools Program. Going into public schools to teach creative writing is a natural pumice stone to the ego and WITS teachers tend to be the ... Read More
I’m thrilled to announce the culmination of my project, The Seattle Youth Novelist Project. Join us as we celebrate at a Final Reading on Friday, October 28 at 7:30pm, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. This summer I mentored four young ... Read More
I’m honored to have a poem featured on KUOW’s The Record. You can listen to the poem, The Newer Colossus, and Elizabeth Austen talk about it in the context of the presidential election. Listen here. ... Read More
I’ll be teaching two free classes this fall for Seattle Public Library Seattle Writes Program. My course is called CONFLICT: THE MACHINE OF FICTION.
This is a great workshop for anyone working on a novel at any stage. I’ll help ... Read More
After a lengthy summer break full of writing, it was nice to come back to a note from the Managing Director at Split this Rock.
Just a quick note to let you know Split This Rock just shared ... Read More