Yearly Archives: 2011

Karen reads this Saturday night at SOIL Gallery

My poem, “What Lot’s Wife Would Have Said (If She Wasn’t a Pillar of Salt),” is featured in the current SOIL Gallery show, with interpretation by artist Daniel Smith. Check out the Stranger Suggests!

Jen Graves from The Stranger did ... Read More


Julia Freeman joins me to draw Starbird Murphy for November event

I’m thrilled to announce an exciting addition to my November 22 reading of Starbird Murphy and the World Outside. Joining me at the reading will be Seattle-based visual artist Julia Freeman, whose work currently appears at SOIL Gallery.... Read More


Short Run, Seattle’s Small Press Fest

On Saturday, November 12 at The Vera Project, come check out SHORT RUN, Seattle’s Small Press Fest. The event will showcase regional artists and will include handmade art books, literary journals, comics, zines, and all things book. ... Read More


Karen reads from new YA novel at Youngstown on November 22

Thanks to a generous grant from 4 Culture, I spent nine weeks this fall writing the first four chapters of my second book of young adult fiction with the working title, “Starbird Murphy and the World Outside.” BE THE ... Read More


Loose Leaf at SOIL Gallery

On THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, Pioneer Square Art Walk, come to SOIL Gallery for Loose Leaf: Artists and wordsmiths team up for a fun back and forth—collaborating to make visual pieces based on writers’ work in order to stretch the ... Read More


Open Mic Venues in the Puget Sound Area ~2011

Last year, my friend and poetic colleague David Horowitz of Rose Alley Press put together a list of open mic poetry venues in the Seattle area. Many people wrote to say thank you for the information or to update listings ... Read More


Elaina Ellis has a Secret

I LOVE this new video blog by Seattle poet Elaina Ellis. It’s such a comfort to hear other people lovingly share their secrets and how they were discovered. For more Elaina news, check out her blog.

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Loose Leaf at SOIL Art Gallery

In November, Seattle artist Daniel Smith will present work inspired by my poem “What Lot’s Wife Would Have Said (If She Wasn’t a Pillar of Salt) at SOIL Gallery. The opening reception will be THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 6-8PM, ... Read More


A City Arts Fest Collaboration Involving CHOCOLATE!

On Friday, October 21, I’ll be performing in the City Arts Festival as part of the Genre Bender Showcase, pairing artists from different genres for collaboration.

Here’s what the festival website says about the event:

GENRE-BENDER w/ Karen Finneyfrock,

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Filter Literary Magazine & Release Party

I’m thrilled to be included in the latest edition of Seattle-based, book arts masterpiece, Filter Literary Magazine.

About Filter Literary Journal
Filter is a literary journal made entirely by hand. Each issue contains erasures and other literary art alongside unaltered ... Read More