March 21, Reading at Nye Beach Writers on the Edge Series in Newport, Oregon.
April 8 - 12, 2015, AWP Minneapolis: My new collection of poetry, The Conversation, will be released by Salmon Poetry. I will be reading from it at these three events:
• Friday, April 10, 4:30 to 5:45: “Writing the Broken Body: A Reading” with: Peggy Shumaker, Cynthia Hogue, and Eva Saulitis. Most cultures glorify the perfect physique, the lithe and lively body. Transforming disability, disease, trauma, and pain into art takes tremendous focus and skill. Come hear award-winning writers who demonstrate how the honest treatment of physical life is vital to a literature that includes all, whether or not they are fit and well. Each writer will read from relevant work and comment on the process of finding a form and voice for this difficult material. Room 101 D&E, Level 1.
• Friday, April 10, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm: Salmon Poetry Spring Collection Celebration and Reception to announce Salmon's spring poetry collections, with selected short readings from each title. Room 210 A&B, Level 2.
• Saturday, April 11, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm: Salmon Poetry Book Launch, Food and drinks/cash bar, The Local Irish Pub, "The Choir" room, Nicollet Mall, Downtown Minneapolis (two minutes from conference Convention Center).
Saturday, May 2, 3 p,: Portland Launch of The Conversation: reception and booksigning; 4 pm: Reading sponsored by Concordia University's Art & Culture Program and Mountain Writers Series, George R. White Library and Learning Center,
May 19, 7:30 pm: Reading at Milepost 5, 850 NE 81st Avenue, Portland.
June 9 - 14: I will be on the faculty of the Writers @ Work Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah where I will lead a workshop on memoir writing, and give a reading.
June 23: Reading at Broadway Books, Portland.
September 13, 3 pm: Reading, Hoffman Center, Manzanita.
September 28: Conversations with Writers, Hillsboro.
October 31 and 3 consecutive Saturdays: Writing workshop, Landscape and Memory, sponsored by Mountain Writers.
Podcast of a reading at the University of Alaska with Sherry Simpson and David Stevenson, July 2009 click here.
Podcast of a reading at the University of Alaska with Anne Caston, July 2008 click here.
The author reads her work on the audio CD, Harvest: Selected Poems 1985–2004.