Winter Update

Winter ShilsholePictured: Shilshole Bay with the Olympic Mountains in the background.

An update is in order!

1. My fiction workshop this winter quarter through Hugo House will be in Ballard! It’s 10 weeks and meets on Saturday Mornings starting at the end of January. All the details are here.

2. My short story, “Ice a Mile Thick,” is in the new Bureau of Fearless Ideas (formerly 826 Seattle) yearly anthology, What to Read in the Rain. It’s a cool mix of student writers and those of us long in tooth. I don’t think it’s quite out at places like Elliot Bay Bookstore or Amazon yet but will be soon.

3. The print annual of Spartan is at the printers and will be coming out in early January. This is our second print issue and we’re pretty excited about it. Plus, the good people at the APRIL small press festival have tapped us to host one of their readings in late March. More on that soon.

4. One my short stories, “Tonight We Are Kings,” has been accepted for publication in Virginia Quarterly Review. It will come out this spring. VQR is one of those bucket list places to publish, so I’m really thrilled. I’ll let you know when it comes out.

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Fall Colors

Fall Yakima

Pictured: Yakima River in November.

It has been a busy fall! The novel revision class at Hugo House I’ve been teaching with Robin Oliveira is winding down, and it has been well received by all the students. We’re hoping to teach it again together in the near future.

On that note, the Richard Hugo House is starting to offer satellite classes (classes held away from the Capitol Hill campus) and I’ll be teaching one starting late January in Ballard, at the Ballard Homestead (an arts venture of the Fremont Abbey). It will be a ten week fiction workshop, held on Saturday mornings from 10am – noon. More on that when signups come out.

Be well,

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September Thunder


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.

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