Anne Carson in Seattle

I am thrilled to be a part of this performance, along with Sierra Nelson, Ed Skoog, Kary Wayson, and Katie Ogle!

Anne Carson & Robert Currie in Performance TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014, 7:30 PM Town Hall Seattle

This evening will feature a world premiere performance of a new work by Anne Carson and Robert Currie inspired by the Cycladic Sculptures. With original music by Eyvind Kang and Jessika Kenney.The Cycladic Sculptures were created between 5000 and 2400 BC on the Cycladic Islands of Greece set in the Aegean Sea. These sculptures possess certain features; they are proportional and simplistic, their arms are folded, and the only facial feature carved was the nose. The sculptures have all been excavated at Cycladic cemetaries.


Old Growth Northwest Reading at the Rendezvous Jewelbox

I’ll be busting out a new PowerPoint storytime about this crabby teen on Tuesday, April 29 at the Rendezvous’ Jewelbox Theater, at 8:30PM, with local authors Mary Ellen Talley and Charlotte Austin. Come and enjoy a drink and snack in the cozy and old-timey fancy Jewelbox!
Tuesday, April 29, 8:30 PM, $5 suggested donation
Jewelbox Theater at the Rendezvous in Belltown, 2nd & Bell
2322 2nd Ave, Seattle
Old Growth Northwest is proud to present a new volume of our Reading & Open Mic Series. This month our headlining readers will be three notable local authors: Rachel Kessler, Mary Ellen Talley, and Charlotte Austin. Authors will be reading original material in addition to their short responses to a common prompt. The prompt for this volume is: “She awoke to a note stuck to her forearm.” Authors will also have their texts projected onto a screen behind them as they read. The second half of the event will be an open mic, and all interested authors are invited to bring material and read. The event will be held at the Jewelbox Theater at the Rendezvous Lounge in Belltown, 8:30pm-10:00pm, $5 suggested donation.

Leave a Message at the Beep Reading


I’ll be reading a new story at Leave a Message at the Beep Reading curated by the extremely awesome Anastacia Tolbert, featuring a mind-boggling line up of stellar writers: Jourdan Keith, Wendy Call, Natasha Marin, Laura Wachs, Star Murray, Ann Teplik, and Amber Flame at the Twilight Gallery, Saturday, April 26, 7 PM. The last time I read a new story (at WET’s 6-Pack Series), two women got engaged! I can’t wait for what will happen at this reading!

Twilight Gallery is at 4306 SW Alaska Street, Seattle, which is in the West Seattle Junction.

Lit Crawl

I’m reading some new, apparently rhymey poems Thursday, October 24, at 8 PM
with my fantastic fellow Writers in the Schools, Erin Malone and Matt Gano, at Vermillion Gallery, during a 3-hour bonanza of literary happenings on Seattle’s Capitol Hill and beyond. Crawl by for a drink and a verse!

Rhyme and Reason: Poets Who Teach

Vermillion Gallery, 1508 11th Avenue
Matt Gano, Erin Malone, Rachel Kessler and Jeanine Walker

Poets from Seattle Arts and Lectures’ Writers in the Schools (WITS) program show off rhythm and meter. Matt Gano (Suits for the Swarm), Erin Malone (Hover), Rachel Kessler (TATE, USA Today, The Stranger),and WITS staffer and host Jeanine Walker (Cimarron Review, Web Conjunctions) read.

Writers Get to the Power Point

Tuesday / May 21 / 7:00 PM / Richard Hugo House
I’m finally transitioning from my beloved Kodak carousel tray of slides and have embraced the futuristic technology of the 1990s. Next Tuesday, May 21, I’ll be presenting a PowerPoint slide show that is actually a new story! The Richard Hugo House commissioned an exciting group of writers: Bill Carty, Kathleen Flenniken, Matt Gano, Arlene Kim, Erin Malone, Sierra Nelson, David Schmader, Greg Stump, Anastacia Tolbert (and me!) to create a slide show in the Petcha Kutcha form (20 slides shown for 20 seconds each), except these slide shows won’t be architects talking and it won’t be boring. It will be poets, comedians, comic artists, and story-tellers wielding laser pointers. There will be no horrible family vacation slides. The event is FREE, the bar will be open, and each presentation is 6 minutes and 40 seconds.

“Ho-Hum: Poetry of the Everyday” talk at Highline Community College

Tuesday April 9th / 9:00 AM / Highline Community College / Bldg. 2                            2400 S 240th St  Des Moines, WA 98198

I’ll be giving a reading of and talk about a new poem cycle dealing with water, drinking fountains, sewers, and toilets, as well as screening a few of the 1960s and ’70s educational films that inspired me.