October 15, 7–9pm | Family Matters: Works in Progress
Hugo House, Seattle, WA
We’re baaccckkk! It’s another rollicking night of family dysfunction, but this time it’s outside your home! Join me and four other local writers—Allison Ellis, Jane Hodges, Kristine Lloyd, and Brian McGuigan—as we read brand-spanking-new creative nonfiction, all centering around various ideas of family. Be the first to hear memoirs and personal essays as they develop and take shape. (I’ll be reading a new chapter from “There Must Be Some Misunderstanding: A True Story of Double Ds, Straight As & a Whole Lot of BS,” a coming-of-age memoir.) If that’s not awesome enough, force of nature/world traveler Nicole Hardy (Confessions of a Latter-Day Virgin) will emcee the event. The event is free and the bar will be open serving beer, wine, and maybe even a special cocktail cooked up for the evening.
January 22-24, 2016 | Business of Books Publishing Retreat
Willows Lodge, Woodinville, WA
Join us for our 2nd annual publishing retreat at the tranquil Willows Lodge. In our two-day intensive, you’ll outline your book proposal and leave with a document well under way and a plan for finishing and submitting a winning proposal in short order!
February 11–15, 2016 | San Miguel Writers Conference
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Kerry and I are thrilled to be teaching abroad next year! Join us at the San Miguel Writers Conference, which has a killer lineup of faculty.