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READINGS AND EVENTS

9/13 (7PM) | SEATTLE | THIRD PLACE BOOKS (RAVENNA LOCATION)  -  LIVE READING

Come join the free book launch for the Starrett-prize winning collection Trailer Park Psalms. Register here.

9/17 (12-3PM) | BELLINGHAM, WA | VILLAGE BOOKS  -  POETRY WORKSHOP 

In this workshop, "Lifelines: Writing Poetry from Life Experience," we'll explore ways to express our recollections in poetry. We will focus on demystifying craft elements such as form and metaphor. More importantly, we will unlock a natural voice in exploring complex, delightful, or even challenging memories. Drawing inspiration from poets like Natasha Trethewey, Mark Doty, and Ocean Vuong, we’ll plumb the wealth of our past to generate new writing. Designed for practiced poets as well as newcomers to the genre. Includes packet of poems, discussion notes, and prompts. Register here.

9/17 (4PM) | BELLINGHAM, WA | VILLAGE BOOKS  -  LIVE READING

This reading will celebrate the release of Trailer Park Psalms in the very town where many of the poems were set. I'd love to see you there. $5, or free with purchase of the book. Get tickets here.

10/18 (4PM) | OLYMPIA, WA  -  POETRY WORKSHOP

This is a reprisal of the popular workshop "Lifelines: Writing Poetry from Life Experience." We'll explore ways to express our recollections in poetry. We will focus on demystifying craft elements such as form and metaphor. More importantly, we will unlock a natural voice in exploring complex, delightful, or even challenging memories. Drawing inspiration from poets like Natasha Trethewey, Mark Doty, and Ocean Vuong, we’ll plumb the wealth of our past to generate new writing. Designed for practiced poets as well as newcomers to the genre. Includes packet of poems, discussion notes, and prompts. Register here!

10/18 (6PM) | OLYMPIA, WA  |  NEW TRADITIONS CAFE  -  OPEN MIC FEATURE

Join me as I read from Trailer Park Psalms as the featured author for the Olympia Poetry Network's open mic. Sign up to share some of your own words as well; I'd love to hear them. Signups at 5:30. Located at Traditions on 5th and Water.

11/16 (7PM) | BELLINGHAM, WA | HONEYMOON MEAD & CIDER  -  OPEN MIC CO-FEATURE WITH COREY MARK

Come hear me read with National Poetry Series winner Corey Mark, author of The Rock That Is Not at Rabbit (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2023). Enjoy Bellingham's finest mead and sign up to share some of your own words as well! Signups at 6:30. Event is ages 21+.

12/3 (4PM) | PORTLAND, OR | TINY'S COFEE NORTHEAST  -  POETRY SLAM FEATURE

Come to the Portland Poetry Slam, a weekly all-ages poetry "competition" and open mic where I'll be the headlining performer. Signups at 3:30. 2031 NE MLK Boulevard (Tiny's Coffee Northeast). 

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