Portland book porn

This afternoon, I sojourned once again into Portland. My destination was the Another Read Through bookstore, where I gave a reading with some of my fellow writers in the current issue of The Timberline Review. But by happy (or, more accurately, bittersweet) accident, this is also the final weekend for Portland’s beloved Reading Frenzy indie bookstore — the … More Portland book porn

Hagridden’s birthday and the Burning River West Coast Tour

A few days ago, Hagridden turned 1 year old. It’s walking around and eating solid food and everything. (More tomorrow on Hagridden at one year old!) To celebrate, I took the novel on the road, joining Hagridden‘s older, smaller half-sibling, Box Cutters, and my sunnyoutside pressmate Christopher Bowen on his Burning River Prose and Poetry … More Hagridden’s birthday and the Burning River West Coast Tour

Sewanee memories

I have so many wonderful, wonderful memories of my nearly two weeks up “on The Mountain” at Sewanee Writers’ Conference. If I were a more disciplined memoirist, I could get a whole book out of those twelve days. But here, I have time only for these too-brief blog posts, so I’ll save my amazing workshop group … More Sewanee memories

AWP Minneapolis: Day 3 — goddesses and gurus

Today. Has. Been. EPIC. My day began with writing exercises and the bookfair and a pretty solid panel on research for creative writing (and a strong shout-out for the indispensable service librarians provide everyone, not just writers and teachers)! And all of that was wonderful. And then Debra Monroe hugged me. I was headed to … More AWP Minneapolis: Day 3 — goddesses and gurus

AWP Minneapolis: Day 1.2 — downtown, dinner, and friends

Just a quick note about my first evening in Minneapolis. There was a bit of a saga getting here, with a nearly 2-hour flight delay in Seattle (you might have enjoyed my comments on Facebook or Twitter), but I won’t rehash all that except to say that even with the timing screw-up, Alaska Airlines did … More AWP Minneapolis: Day 1.2 — downtown, dinner, and friends