MAY 3-5 2013: I’ll be teaching a workshop in Homer, Alaska, for the Kenai Peninsula College. More information HERE.

MAY 24-26: I’ll be part of the teaching faculty for the Pima Writers’ Workshop in Tucson, Arizona.

JUNE 2013: The Pacific University MFA Residency! Always a rousing time.




I’ll be leading DELVE sessions for Portland’s Literary Arts throughout the month.


Check out the blog page on this site for information on a Weekend Memoir Intensive on the McKenzie River.

Recent Presentations

October 2012:

A reading at The Loft, in Minneapolis

September 2012:

Weekend workshop for the Eastern Oregon Literary Guild in Redmond, Oregon

Memoir workshop and reading for the Kentucky Women’s Writers Conference

March 2, 2012

A panel on the topic of memoir writing at the AWP Conference in Chicago. My co-panelists include Jill Christman, Bonnie Rough, and Dan Raeburn.

March 21-24

A visit to thee University of Montana, with a public reading on March 22.

April 13

A talk for Thee Professional Women’s Forum in Eugene, Oregon, about nonfiction writing.

April 19

I’ll visit classes and give a public reading at Pacific University in Forest Grove.

May 2

I’ll give a public reading at the community college in Pasco, Washington, 7 p.m.

May 12

I’ll join others at the University of Oregon seminar on memoir writing, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Society.

May 20-25

I will lead a seminar on memoir writing at a writer’s conference in Bulgaria, the 2012 Sozopol Seminar, which was founded by novelist Elizabeth Kostova.

June 8-12

I’ll teach a memoir workshop at the Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference in Alaska.

June 14

The Pacific University MFA Program in Writing Residency begins.