September. It has been a busy month. There has been thunder. There have been thunderheads.
The new novel revision class at the Richard Hugo House is going well, and I also finished up my Made at Hugo House fellowship, which culminated with a retreat at Centrum (a retreat center in Port Townsend) and a reading at Hugo House. I read a section from my novel-in-progress, and City Arts was kind enough to review the reading itself. Here’s a link.
Pictured: Rock Slide.
I had a great time reading with Matthew Simmons, Corinne Manning, and Robert P. Kaye last week for the first Seattle Fiction Federation event at the Richard Hugo House. Here’s video of me reading a short story called “Below the Falls,” which first appeared last autumn in Shenandoah.
Also, I’ll be reading alongside Brian McGuigan and Kristen Young at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center on Saturday, September 6th at 3 p.m. It’s an event called “Parents Writing About Parenting” and should be lot of fun! Here’s the details.
Photo: Mason Lake Path.
A couple of bits of news! A story I published in Green Mountains Review a year or so ago is going to be included in 826 Seattle’s yearly anthology, What to Read in the Rain. I’m very excited about this, and I’ll let you know when it hits the shelves.
Also, I’m co-teaching a class this fall with Robin Oliveira at the Richard Hugo House. The topic is revising your novel. Once signups are live I will post the information. It’s a ten-week class and I think it will be a lot of fun.