Upcoming Events



4/4/18, 6:30 pm. Presentation at Greater Eastside Ostomy Support Group, Kirkland, WA.

4/6/18. Reading, Literary Salon, Seattle.

4/17/18, 7:15 pm. GUTS book discussion at McDonald Elementary Book Group, Seattle.

4/19/18, 6:00 pm. Author Talk & Reading, Rainier Beach Library, Seattle.


5/7/18, 1:30 pm. Author Talk & Reading, Coupeville Library, 788 NW Alexander St. Coupeville, WA.

5/18/18, 6:30 pm. “Women on Their Own Terms” Reading with Ana Maria Spagna, Leavenworth Library, Leavenworth, WA.

5/19/18 1:00-3:00 pm. Book signing, A Book For All Seasons, Leavenworth, WA.

5/20/18 2:00-4:00 pm. Participant, Local Author Festival, Island Books, Mercer Island, WA.


6/7/18, 7:30 pm. “From Patient to Published Author” talk & reading, Kenmore Library, Kenmore, WA.


9/13/18, 6-7:45 pm. Reader, It’s About Time Reading Series, Ballard Library, Seattle.

9/29/18, Speaker, The Power of Story Conference, Health Story Collaborative, Boston.


Past Events

1/31/18, 9:30 am. Guest, Writers on Writing. KUCI radio station.

2/13/18, 7:00 pm. GUTS Publication Day & Launch Party! Hotel Sorrento, 900 Madison St., Seattle. Hosted by Hugo House.

2/19/18, 6:30 pm. Author Talk & Reading. Bud Werner Memorial Library, Steamboat Springs, CO.

2/25/18, 7:00 pm. Reading & Signing, Trident Bookstore & Cafe, Boulder, CO

2/26/18, 6:30-8:30. Teaching class, “Acts of Courage: Writing and Publishing Memoir” at  Colorado Writing School, 357 S. McCaslin, Louisville, CO. Sign up here.

3/1/18, 7:00 pm. Reading, Third Place Books – Ravenna, 6504 20th Ave. NE, Seattle.

3/14/18, 7:00 pm. Presentation at Greater Seattle Ostomy Association meeting, Seattle.

3/19/18-3/25/18. Weekly sponsor, Seattle Review of Books.

3/25/18. GUTS book discussion at Phinney Ridge Book Group, Seattle.

3/31/18, 7:00 pm. Reading with fellow 2017 Seattle7Writers Sorting Room ResidentsElliott Bay Book CompanySeattle.


Faculty, Write on the River Conference. May 2017.

Instructor, Richard Hugo House
“Writing About Illness, Health & Healing” Spring 2017

Reading, Anchor Books in Clinton, WA. 12/18/13, 6 p.m.

Guest Faculty, Whidbey Writers Workshop
Team taught “Writers Talking to People” with Stephanie Barbe Hammer
8/13 & 8/14

Instructor, Richard Hugo House
“Keep It Short: Writing Brief Nonfiction” Summer 2012 & Spring 2013

Teaching Assistant, Whidbey Writers Workshop
“Nonfiction Directed Reading: Memoir” Winter 2013

Instructor, Puget Sound Community School
“Keeping It Real: Writing Nonfiction” Winter 2012

Reading, Soul Food Books, Redmond, WA, 3/13

Reading, ACT Theater, 8/13/12