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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AWP 2016: Day 2: the writing life and The Great Sewanee Reunion

I only hit one panel today. The rest of my time I spent in the bookfair, meeting folks — most of them from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Which has been lovely! I started the morning (after the construction woke me at 6 am) with breakfast at the celebrated Original Pantry Café. Remember my plane-mate from … More AWP 2016: Day 2: the writing life and The Great Sewanee Reunion

AWP 2016: Day 1: LA, the bookfair, and hanging with writers

I’m writing this post in two parts. I began it in the morning, wearily sipping coffee at the desk in my hotel room, but I will finish it late tonight. This morning I’m writing about my journey here last night and my exhaustion (already!?) this morning; later, I’ll recap the day. The trip here, really, … More AWP 2016: Day 1: LA, the bookfair, and hanging with writers

AWP 2016: Where to find me and my books

So, it’s that time of year again: the annual orgy of drinking and books that is the Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference and bookfair, where writers emerge from our writing spaces and squint in the light as we greet each other with, “Oh, I know you on Facebook!” This year is going to be a bit different for … More AWP 2016: Where to find me and my books

Wordstock 2015

I’m still earning my Portland literary street cred, y’all. Case in point: somehow, even though I’ve been in Portland for a handful of years now, this year was my first Wordstock. For folks not in the know, Wordstock is Portland’s massive literary festival. Or, one of them, anyway: just last month, we had the Pacific Northwest … More Wordstock 2015