2016/2017 Writer Ambassador, On the Boards Seattle. At this contemporary performing arts collective in Seattle, my critical responses to the season’s performances create a bridge of dialogue between artists and the community. Watch this space for five creative responses and an artist profile throughout the season:
- Symphony of Sorrowful Songs, a review of ‘The Institute of Memory (TIMe)’
- Switchback Trance, a response to Heather Kravas: Visions of Beauty
- The Information Is In the Flesh: An Interview With Jessica Jobaris, an interview in advance of ‘A Great Hunger’
- Psychic Radio Star: The Self Is Born, a response to Ezra Dickinson
- Stand in the Middle, a writer’s response to Zoe Juniper and American Shape Note Singing
2015/2016 Pongo Poetry Mentor, Washington Child Study and Treatment Center and King County juvenile detention.
2016/2017 Alumni Ambassador, University of Washington, Bothell MFA Creative Writing and Poetics program.
First Runner Up, Red Hen Press Nonfiction Award, California Calling, January 2017
Finalist, Autumn House Press book manuscript contest, for my memoir manuscript California Calling, June 2016.
April 2016, honorable mention, “There Is But One Choice: Confession or Some Form of Extinction,” AWP Intro Journals Project.
“A Kingdom Like No Other” – Second Place Winner in the 2011 Nonfiction Writing Contest at Torrey House Press
Publications & Readings
Essay “Ghost in the Mall” included in the anthology Love & Profanity: A Collection of True, Tortured, Wild, Hilarious, Concise, and Intense Tales of Teenage Life, March 2015.
Public reading, March 2016, International Women’s Day, Northwest Film Forum Seattle.
Public reading, “Lucky 13,” November 2015, Ballard Writers Collective.
Creative/critical essay “Bernadette and Me,” Literary Mama, October 2015.
Essay, “My Husband Was Laid Off …” Washington Post, September 2015.
Essay, “Babyshusher,” Full Grown People, August 2015
Essay, “Movie Night,” Brain, Child, July 2015
Essays, Huffington Post, 2014
“The Deer on This Path Has Something to Say,” This Great Society.
“True to the Bones,” Anthology of Literary Fiction 2010-2011, University of Washington