Upcoming events this spring

I’ve got a few events coming up on the calendar, folks, if you’re in America’s Pacific Northwest and want to come out to say hi.

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The first isn’t so much an event of mine as an event I’m attending: my local arts and literature community, Creative Colloquy, is celebrating their third anniversary this coming Monday. I’m not on the official line-up, but I might try to hit the open mic; I might even read my story “An Understanding,” which appeared in Creative Colloquy’s online magazine a few months ago. I’m also contributing a copy of Hagridden to a prize basket — full of books by local writers/Creative Colloquy contributors — for the evening’s raffle, so if you want to grab a bucket o’ books, that would be a great opportunity to do so!

WS2017-Cover_REVISED_1-8-front-2-430x640Then a couple of weekends later, on April 1, I’ll be at Another Read Through in Portland, from 1:30-3 pm, for the Timberline Review Poets & Writers Read event. My story “Ashfall” was in their Winter/Spring 2017 issue, and this one is a good, old-fashioned print magazine, gang so if you want a copy, you’ll have to order one online or else come out to Another Read Through and pick one up. They make it worthwhile, of course — in addition to some wonderful poets and writers in the issue, Timberline Review and Another Read Through are also offering wine and appetizers! It’s a lit party. Come celebrate.

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And then, a few weeks after that, I’ll be down in Lacey, WA, to join my friend Alec Clayton for the Local Author Spotlight at the Lacey Timberland Library. Alec is a fellow Southern transplant (he’s from Mississippi; I grew up in Texas), so we’re going to talk Southern fiction: you’ll not only get a chance not only to hear us read, but you can also ask us questions or — because we’re both Southerners and this is what we do — just sit around and shoot the breeze with us. We’re going to hang out from 5:30-7 pm, and I can promise that if you let us, we’ll talk your ears off in that time.

I’m looking forward to all these events, and here’s hoping I run into some of you in the next month or so!

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