My essay, "Bounty and Burden," is currently on display in the new exhibit, A Celebration of Washington Artists. The show includes visual, media, and literary art by graduates of Artist Trust's EDGE Professional Development Program. View the exhibit daily at the Washington State Convention Center between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Also, join us on Friday, September 7 for a reception with readings and film screenings.
My essay, "Turbulence," appears in the April issue of Barely South Review. In its third year, the journal has just transitioned from blog format to a digital edition, including artwork. Check it out here, where you can read online, download to a reader, or print your own copy. You can also go directly to "Turbulence."
Photograph by Dave Wicks
I am thrilled to announce that my essay, "Bounty and Burden," has won the Teresa A. White Award. The essay will appear in the upcoming print edition of Quiddity. Here is more information about the journal:
"Quiddity is a multimedia arts venue featuring an international literary journal (print and audio), a public-radio program, and a visiting writer and artist series. . . . The term quiddity means “the real nature or essence of a thing; that which makes it what it is. Because those who participate in the arts—crafters, readers, viewers, listeners—are its quiddity, the venue Quiddity seeks not only work from a wide and diverse pool of individuals but also to share that work with a wide audience.”
Thank you to Quiddity and Editor Joanna Beth Tweedy for the honor.
My essay, "Sunbeam," appears in the latest issue of the the Licking River Review (Volume 42). For a copy, mail a check ($5) to:
Licking River Review Department of English Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, KY 41099
Last year, editors Zetta Brown and Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson Brown collaborated to publish Oil and Water ... and Other Things That Don't Mix, an anthology intended to raise awareness of and funds for the ongoing response to the gulf oil spill. I was fortunate to have my essay, "Out of Space-Out of Time," included in the anthology. The book features a mix of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by new and established writers, all dealing with the idea of conflict. Read more about the anthology in a recent review by writer Robert Fleming.
Local poets Denise Calvetti Michaels and Linda Thompson are launching a a new reading series at Espresso Works in Kenmore. Please join me for the first event on Wednesday, April 20th, 6:00-8:00 p.m., when I will be the featured reader. Denise and Linda will also read and welcome other local writers to share their work. Espresso Works is located at 6524 NE 181st St in Kenmore. Come see what's brewing in the north end! Kenmore Reading Series
On Saturday, March 26th, I shared the stage with fourteen Western Washington writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The readings were moving and powerful, and I was honored to be part of the event, which was the culmination of the 2011 Artist Trust EDGE program. Visit the 2011 Edge Writers site for more information about the writers, including upcoming events. Thank you to The Elliott Bay Book Company for hosting the event.
The Elliott Bay Book Company hosts the Final Presentations for the Artist Trust Edge Professional Development Program on Saturday, March 26th, 1:00-4:00 p.m. The EDGE Program offers artists a comprehensive survey of professional practices through a hands-on, interactive curriculum that includes instruction by professionals in the field, as well as specialized presentations, panel discussions and assignments.
Join me to celebrate this amazing group of writers!