FM 88.5 KNKX interviewed me about Yesler Way and the Kesslers on it. Listen to me read an excerpt from “Profanity Hill: A Tour of Yesler Way” (anthologized in Ghosts of Seattle Past) and talk about gentrification and uncovering lost history.
Mutha Magazine published my essay, first performed at Washington Ensemble Theatre‘s Six Pack Series Celebrity-themed night (in the old space on 19th Ave E, previously the Northwest Film Forum’s Little Theater/Wiggly World where this photo happened:)
with my best lady Betsey Brock, master of sock puppets.
She took this picture of me directing her on how sock puppets interact. Betsey masterfully transformed a pink sock into a vulva puppet that night, and somehow operated 3 sock puppets with 2 hands and a foot.
I was Seattle Review of Books’ eyes on the ground at the AWP conference and bookfair in Los Angeles this year, attending readings and panels all day and into the night, then gathering all my notes and writing a blog post at 3:00 in the morning, every day. Whoo-wee!
An essay I wrote and some cartoons I drew are up on LitHub today! Thanks to Seattle Arts & Lectures for bringing out Emily St. John Mandel, the author of Station Eleven, which inspired this essay, and to Rebecca Hoogs for commissioning me to write it, and to Literary Hub for publishing it, including my apocalypse-obsessed cartoons.