Lit Crawl-ing to you

I’m baaaaaack from the woods of Vermont Studio Center (actually more of a village lifestyle), where they gave me a big white room, which I filled with my exploded brain via sumi ink and brush. Thursday, October 19 at 6:00 PM I’ll be sharing some of this month-long installation of maps and personal geography, alongside two rad writers, Summer Karaskova and Tara Atkinson, at Lit Crawl. This summer at Till, we all wrote by walking, listening with the ears we attached to our feet, in a workshop I led at Smokefarm. Come trip balls and dismantle the narrative plot patri-arch with us:

Till Writers Reading

The Highline 210 Broadway E. Seattle WA 98102 (21+)

Gather for readings by Tara Atkinson, Summer Karaskova, and Rachel Kessler, three rad women affiliated with Till. This is farm to table poetry, interdisciplinary work, and freshly published fiction that will leave you happily hungry for more.

(photo credit: Maude DesLauriers @8fleurebelle8)



Christian Charm Workbook reading at Lit Crawl


Seattle Public Libraries‘ librarians are wizards. These public servants outpace algorithms and understand the contours of research. My librarians have unlocked family secretes in the Genealogy Library and Seattle Room at the Central Branch downtown, sending me on a fascinating adventure down the research rabbit hole of roots and religion. I will present some of these findings, along with maps, old photos, new cartoons, and songs, at Lit Crawl this Thursday, October 22, 7:00 PM at Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave, Seattle.


Here’s a map of the whole big Lit Crawl. I wish I could be in several places at once for this event – but I’ll be starting out at the Frye at 6:00 for Native Writers from Seattle and Beyond, then stick with myself at 7:00, and sprint over to Sole Repair at 8:00 to catch Poetry Northwest’s reading. #whatsyourcrawl

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.