June 28, 2016

I actually tried, like a fool, not to attend the Kachemak Bay Writers Conference this year. McCarthy, Alaska is a long way from Homer. Fourteen hours of driving each way, barring calamity, distraction, or accident. Too far, I told myself, too much time away fr...

May 26, 2016

Spring confession: my regular journaling practice has lapsed. Piles of full notebooks attest to years spent dutifully writing daily—not just accounts and takes on this one life’splot, so to speak. Also fragments of overheard conversation, excerpts from books,...

May 23, 2016

I left McCarthy late last week, Juneau-bound for 49 Writers meetings. With other stops along the way, it’s proven to be an inspiring whirlwind. I head back to the Wrangells filled up by this huge place full of creative, hardworking artists, where even the dist...

May 3, 2016

I laid down in bed early on Saturday, exhausted after a busy but memorable week without enough sleep. Instead of passing right out, though, my mind wouldn’t turn off. There’s plenty on it, lately, but I was surprised when the mental autopilot eventually swivel...

November 2, 2015

I spent a week and a half living in the Garden Cottage at Willowtail Springs, an artist residency in southwestern Colorado, about 20 miles outside of Durango. The town of Mancos is just a few miles down the road to the south, and the entrance to Mesa Verde Nat...

April 6, 2015

Overwinter featured on KTUU Channel 2, Anchorage, AK. View here

March 25, 2015

Shortly after the book launch in Anchorage, I flew to Juneau for a busy week in Southeast Alaska, traveling by ferry from Juneau to Haines, Skagway, and then back to Juneau. The weather was amazing and the people were gracious. Thanks to everyone at the Haines...

March 13, 2015

Overwinter was launched on Friday, the 13th of March, 2015 in Anchorage. Susanna Mishler introduced and emceed the book launch. Thanks to Lila Vogt, Tara Wheatland, Saunders McNeill, and Carolyn Kozak for the photos. Thanks to Hugi-Lewis Studio, Rod Sisson, an...

February 1, 2015

"Like Alaskans who suffer through long winters, American experimental filmmakers often work in darkness and isolation. Join us in Homer for the second of three off-site film screenings associated with the Cabin Fever exhibition. This edition will include Cabin...

September 5, 2014

ANCHORAGE MUSEUM | I traveled to Kotzebue, Kiana, and the Great Kobuk Sand Dunes with a visual artist, curator, educator and filmmaker. We went from a photography exhibit about the dunes in the Anchorage Museum to the dunes themselves and back. Kobuk Valley Na...

September 5, 2014

TUTKA BAY LODGE, Alaska | I enjoyed a great few days at the 5th annual 49 Alaska Writing Center Tutka Bay Writers Retreat with Carolyn Forché. I led a breakout poetry session and participated in this intensive, generative workshop led by Carolyn Forché....

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