Readings & Events

Gone fishin' for a while.....

Past Events:

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
6:00 PM
Artsmith Salon Series at Darvill's Bookstore
296 Main St.
Eastsound, Wash. 98245 (Orcas Island)
Read with poet/memoirist Kelsea Habecker.

Saturday, March 1, 2014
2:00 PM
Book signing at the 2014 AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs) in Seattle (Washington State Convention Center), at the Cascadia Artist in Residence Network Bookfair table.

Friday, Feb 28, 2014
3:00-4:15 PM
Celebrating Northwest Poets: Crab Creek Review's 30th Anniversary reading. Read with Molly Tenenbaum, Peter Pereira, Nancy Pagh, and Michael Schmeltzer.
2014 AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs) in Seattle, Scott James Bookfair Stage (Washington State Convention Center, Level 4).

Wed. November 13, 2013
7:00 PM
Featured Beacon Bards reader, along with poet/memoirist Kelsea Habecker.
Location: The Station Coffee Shop in Seattle's Beacon Hill neighborhood; 2533 16th Ave South, between Bayview and Lander.

Monday, Nov. 11, 2013
Featured performer at Open Mike at the Wedgwood Ale House.

Oct. 24th, 2013
7:00 PM
Gig Harbor Library
4424 Point Fosdick Dr. NW
Gig Harbor, Wash. 98335
2013 Fall Poetry Series sponsored by Friends of the Gig Harbor Library. Read with poet Dennis Caswell, author of Phlogiston.

Oct. 18, 2013
Read with other contributors to the RASP poetry anthology, Here, There, and Everywhere, at VALA Art Center in Redmond, Wash.

Sept. 26th, 2013
7:00 PM
"Homecoming" Poetry Reading in my hometown, Snohomish, Wash. Event hosted by Karen Guzak and Warner Blake at: AngelArmsWorks Art Studios
230 Avenue B
Snohomish, Wash. 98290

July 7, 2013
5PM. Portuguese Artist Colony reading at the Make-Out Room in San Francisco, Calif.
Participated in the "Live Writers" segment of this reading series.

May 23, 2013
Northwind Reading Series.
Port Townsend, Wash.
Featured reader with Sarah Zale.

May 10, 2013
7:30 PM.
Read with W. Vandoren Wheeler, author of The Accidentalist, at Open Books: A Poem Emporium in Seattle.

April 18, 2013.
Featured reader, with Christine Deavel, Timothy Sanders, and Luke Johnson, at Cheap Wine and Poetry at Richard Hugo House.

April 4, 2013.
7:00 PM
King's Books
218 St Helens Ave
Tacoma, Wash. 98402
Read with poets Derek Sheffield, Arlene Kim, and Rebecca Hoogs. Intros by Allen Braden.

Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30, 2013.
Bellingham, Wash. "The Poet as Art" reading series.
Featured reader with Raul Sanchez. Led workshop "The Persona Poem: Becoming Who (or What) You Don't Know."

Saturday, March 9, 2013: Book Signing at AWP Boston.
Noon to 1:00 PM
at Mayapple Press's Bookfair table.

Saturday, March 9, 2013 at AWP Boston.
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Hynes Convention Center / 900 Boylston St.
Patricia Olson Bookfair Stage / Exhibit Hall A, Plaza level.
Read with Mayapple authors Mary Winegarden, Nola Garrett, and Mary Alexandra Agner.

Feb. 3rd, 2013: Double book launch with Derek Sheffield! I read from Search for a Velvet-Lined Cape, and Derek read from Through the Second Skin.

Oct 13th, 2012: Read at Elliott Bay Book Co. to launch my chapbook What to Make of a Diminished Thing, with Joannie Stangeland,who read from Into the Rumored Spring.

Sept 20, 2012: Featured reader (Willow Glen Poetry Project) at Willow Glen Branch Library in San Jose, California.

Sept 15, 2012: Performed with poets Hannah Faith Notess and Anne Doe Overstreet and The Many Duo, a mostly instrumental Seattle band featuring percussionist Kevin Haag and guitarist Matt Williams, at Gallery 1412 in Seattle.

Alternating with the “words” of poets Hannah Faith Notess, Anne Doe Overstreet, and I will be the “sounds” of The Many Duo, a mostly instrumental Seattle band featuring percussionist Kevin Haag and guitarist Matt Williams. Find out more:

June 26, 2012: Read with other Becoming: What Makes a Woman contributors at Richard Hugo House in Seattle.

June 15, 2012: Read in Jack Straw's "25 Straight Hours of Music & Literary Performance" 50-Year Anniversary celebration at Jack Straw Productions in Seattle's U-District.

June 2, 2012, at the Seattle Center Poetry Garden: Read poems with Arlene Kim as part of the "Pocket Concerts" series celebrating the 50th anniversaries of both the Seattle Center (Fun Forest, may you rest in peace) and Jack Straw Productions.

April 10, 2012: Read with other writers at Darvill's Bookstore in Eastsound, Wash., on Orcas Island to celebrate the new anthology Becoming: What Makes a Woman edited by Jill McCabe Johnson.

April 4, 2012: Read with other poets at Richard Hugo House to celebrate publication of A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry.

October 19, 2011: Facilitated gathering of the RASP (Redmond Association of Spoken Word) Poetry and Prose Circle.

August 11, 2011: Featured reader, along with Megan Snyder-Camp Lehman and Payam Fotouhiyeh, at It's About Time Writers Reading Series at the Ballard Branch of Seattle Public Library.

May 21, 2011: Read at Burning Word Poetry Festival in Leavenworth, Wash.

March 12, 2011: Read with Michael Schein at PoetsWest reading, Green Lake branch of Seattle Public Library.

Winter 2011: Taught "Lightning Rods for America's Poetic Impulse: The Most Recent Poet Laureates and Their Poems" through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at University of Washington.

November 13, 2010: I read at the downtown branch of the Seattle Public Library with other 2010 Jack Straw Writers.

October 6, 2010: I was the featured reader at the Duvall Poetry Reading, held at the Grange Cafe.

September 16, 2010: I read with Jack Straw Writers Katherine Grace Bond and Martha Clarkson at the Seattle Art Museum in response to SAM Next: Cris Brodahl exhibit.

September 24, 2010: I read at Redmond Association of Spoken Word (RASP).

September 2, 2010: I read with other Washington state poets who have poems in the anthology New Poets of the American West at Elliott Bay Book Company.

July 9, 2010: Read with other Floating Bridge Review 3 contributors at Jack Straw Studios.

Read at the Artsmith Salon Series at Doe Bay Resort Cafe on June 7, 2010.

Read with Jack Straw writers Martha Clarkson, Esther Altshul Helfgott, and Michael Dylan Welch at the Jack Straw Studios in Seattle on May 14, 2010.

Read with fellow Bennington alums Nicole Hardy and Jeremy Voigt at Village Books in the Fairhaven District of Bellingham, Wash. on April 25, 2010.

Read with poet Dennis Caswell at SoulFood Books in Redmond on November 19, 2009.

October 1, 2009: “So a Magician, a Blonde, and a Donkey Walk Into a Bar...” with Nicole Hardy and Sally Ashton at Richard Hugo House.

Reading with other Floating Bridge Review Volume 2 contributors on Thursday, June 24, and November 4, 2009, at Jack Straw Studios in Seattle.

October 22, 2009: Crab Creek Review Spring/Summer 2008 issue reading at Richard Hugo House.

September 22, 2008: Featured reader at 4th Monday Poetry, P&G Speakeasy Cafe in Duvall.

June 25, 2008, at Jack Straw Productions: Read with other Pontoon 10 poets.

June 24, 2008, at Richard Hugo House: Read with Tim Kelly, Molly Tenenbaum, Nancy Pagh, Cody Walker, and Allen Braden in a celebration of the inaugural issue of Floating Bridge Review.

March 16, 2008: Celebrated the publication of my chapbook Magic Word with a reading at Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle.

December 13, 2008: Taught a poetry workshop at the Olympia Timberland Library.

June 26, 2007: Participated in the Floating Bridge Press reading at Richard Hugo House. My manuscript Magic Word was a finalist in the 2007 chapbook competition. I read with chapbook winner Holly J. Hughes.

April 21, 2007: Participated in a day exploring the theme of “The Big Bang: The Cosmology of Poetry, Spirituality, and Science” at the 2007 Seattle Poetry Festival.

January 14, 2007: Read at the C & P Coffee Company with poet Nicole Hardy, who has published a fabulous book of sonnets, Mud Flap Girl’s XX Guide to Facial Profiling.

Listen Online:

My poem “Kitchen” as well as poems by Kathleen Flenniken and John W. Marshall were featured on the “Poems About Mothers” segment of KUOW’s “The Beat” on May 7th, 2007. You can go to the archives to listen.

Some of my poems were featured on KUOW Public Radio’s “The Beat” on December 12, 2005; you can go to the archives to listen to the poems (the segment starts 23 minutes into the audio file), as well as commentary by KUOW literary programming producer Elizabeth Austen.