Terroir Creative Writing Festival, 2017

This weekend, I’ll be at a couple of writing-related events in Oregon, if you’re in the area and want to say hi. On Saturday, April 19, I’ll be down in McMinnville at the Terroir Creative Writing Festival, held on the Yamhill campus of Chemeketa Community College. I went last year in support of my friend […]

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Lidia Yuknavitch launches tshirts, and also her new novel, The Small Backs of Children

Last night, at Powell’s City of Books, the people of Portland, OR experienced magic. When I say the people of Portland, I don’t literally mean the whole city, but I very nearly mean it. For those not in the know, Powell’s famously takes up an entire city block, and last night, our literary crowd climbed to the … More Lidia Yuknavitch launches tshirts, and also her new novel, The Small Backs of Children

Writerly friendships

From time to time — not often enough — I’ve written about the importance of the writing community, of connecting with fellow writers and sharing work, ideas, even just support. It’s another thing altogether when, within that broader writing community, you find some genuine writer friends. Such is the subject of a wonderful three-way interview … More Writerly friendships

Dora says, “My body is not your battleground!”

Today marks the launch of Lidia Yuknavitch‘s new novel, Dora: a Headcase, the follow-up to her much-lauded memoir The Chronology of Water. To celebrate the launch, Lidia has decided to promote body image awareness and women’s rights issues through a viral photo campaign on her Facebook page. Here’s the explanation in her own words: the … More Dora says, “My body is not your battleground!”