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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Reading and Rock Piles


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.

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