Why is my dog wearing a top hat? Because I’ll be a featured reader/speaker at some events this fall. Come see me!
February 23-24, 11-3
Class: Writing Flash Fiction with Improv
Edmonds Community College
Seating is limited–only 12 spaces!
I’ll be teaching folks how I use improv techniques to push my writing into exciting territory and free up blocks. Since applying these techniques, my writing’s gotten faster, and my ideas weirder and more sellable. Turns out, editors love weird. In the class, we’ll be writing flash fiction, a really fun short form, perfect for experimenting! 🙂
It’s a great class for those who’ve never written before but want to start, and for experts who want to try shorter forms and shake up their routine & write faster/weirder.
Here’s the info:
WRITING FLASH FICTION WITH IMPROV
“In this lively 2-day workshop, you’ll explore exciting new short forms of writing that lend themselves to fearless storytelling: flash fiction and flash prose, and we’ll approach these forms using basic improv exercises and improv-inspired techniques, like word association games and story-building games, then we’ll apply those techniques in writing sessions. We’ll also learn how to make characters come alive on the page via character embodiment. Students will leave this 2-day workshop with at least 6 new pieces of writing, and the option of being published online with your classmates.”
See you in Feb!
Jan 10, 2019
Noir at the Bar
Alibi Room, Pike Place Market, 8 pm
I’ll be reading something dangerous at this esteemed reading by authors of dark fiction, mystery, crime stories.
Dec 8, 2018
Surreal Storytelling with Strange Women
Ghost Gallery, 1111 E. Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122
I’ll be reading work from my soon-to-come short-story collection, alongside some other amazing female writers. It’ll be an amazing night of magic, mystery, and power. Tickets sell out fast, get yours ASAP here.
October 27, 2018, 2:30 p.m.
From Buffy to Okoye: How to write a heroine with heart who stands on her own two feet
Location: The Conference Center, Seattle WA, Shuri Room, Lower Level
Description: These days, everyone talks about “strong female characters.” But what does that mean? In this panel discussion, we’ll explore how to move beyond the “warrior looking for love” trope and create genuine, believable, multi-faceted characters who kick butt while displaying their emotional depth. Save the hero. Save the world. And do it all with heart.
October 30, 2018, 7 p.m.
Suitcase of Chrysanthemums anthology launch party
Vermillion Art Gallery & Bar, Seattle
I’ll be a featured reader at this anthology launch party for fierce and strange fiction and poetry.