Back in spring of 2015, I was looking for fresh material to bring into my composition classroom, and I happened to have a batch of students who were itching to break out of the essay rut and write in response to some literature. So I shared some widely-anthologized essays and some interesting editorials from major newspapers, but … More “It’s a real privilege to have talented friends”
The other night (on Leap Day!) I headed to Powell’s City of Books here in Portland for the release of Monica Drake’s already-lauded new book — her first story collection — The Folly of Loving Life. I love Monica’s work, her two novels and the wonderful essays she publishes, and she also happens to be a … More The Portland lit community and Monica Drake’s The Folly of Loving Life
Portland, Oregon, is my home, a city I love like no other. And last night, my city loved me back. We had the Hagridden release party at the Independent Publishing Resource Center, a very cool DIY printing workshop/zine library/classroom/event space/living museum of all things indie publishing. And yes, we had the books by the bar and … More The Portland release party: photos!
Today’s the day, gang! I’ve only been back in my home city of Portland for a few days, but it’s been enough to rest up from my big Southern book tour, and now it’s PDX’s turn for a Hagridden party! And folks, this one’s gonna be a doozy. We’re at the Independent Publishing Resource Center, one of … More Portland release party for Hagridden