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
In March, I was lucky enough to be an artist-in-residence at the Bloedel Reserve. The Bloedel Reserve is a unique public garden located at the north end of Bainbridge Island. Their mission is to “enrich peoples lives through a ... Read More
For nine years, I’ve been a WITS Teaching Artist (Writers-in-the-Schools). This blog post, available in full at the Seattle Arts & Lectures website, details my residency at Blue Heron School in Port Townsend, WA. If you’re interested in ... Read More
Join me this Friday night, November 13, 2015 at 7:30pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. I’ll be giving a free reading alongside poet Roberto Ascalon. It will be a short, hour-long program to send you out into your ... Read More
This week I contributed the writing prompt to the magazine Rookie. Learn more about slipstream and then follow the prompt to write your own piece.
Greetings, Rookies! I’m Karen Finneyfrock, and I write poetry, YA novels, and short stories. Here ... Read More