Editing and Consulting

I’ve spent June reading manuscripts as a guest consultant for Black Lawrence Press, and as the month winds down, I’m reminded of how rewarding and enjoyable this work is. I love getting to know people through their writing, living with their books and characters for days or weeks at time, and analyzing how their manuscripts are put together and what revisions might open up even more doors–either to versions of the existing project, or to connected pieces that might become a whole (other) book! Summer is a great time for me to pour my heart into this kind of work, so if you have a story, essay, chapbook, collection, novel, or memoir that you’d like a new perspective on, check out my editing/consulting page. I’d love to take on more projects in the near future!

WWU Faculty at AWP 2019!

If you’re hoping to catch some of Western Washington University’s amazing faculty at AWP in Portland this year, here’s where we’ll be! Kicking it off with a faculty reading Wednesday–it’s going to be so good!!

Wednesday, 3/27

A Taste of WWU: Faculty Reading

Bruce Beasley, Elizabeth Colen, Stefania Heim, Kristiana Kahakauwila, Kelly Magee, Brenda Miller, Suzanne Paola, Christopher Patton, and Kami Westhoff

6-9pm

Taste on 23rd  (offsite)

2285 NW Johnson St, Portland, OR 97210

 

Thursday, 3/28

Black Lawrence Press Book Signing

Carol Guess, 1-2pm

Book fair

 

25 Years of Creative Nonfiction: An Anniversary Reading

Brenda Miller, 1:30-2:45pm

D137-138, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1

 

Come Celebrate With Me: Women of Color Writers and Literary Lineage 

Jane Wong, 1:30pm

B113, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1

 

Queering Genre Boundaries: The Speculative and Fantastic in LGBTQ+ Writing

Kelly Magee, 4:30-5:45

A107-109, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1

 

Disability Literature Consortium

Suzanne Antonetta, 6-9

Courtyard by Marriot Portland

Downtown/Convention Center

 

FC2, Sidebrow, Ellipsis, and Dorothy Reading

Carol Guess, 7-9pm

ADX (offsite)

 

In His Own Words: A Tribute to Brian Doyle

Brenda Miller, 7pm

McMenamin’s Mission Theater (offsite)

 

Friday, 3/29

 

The Coast is Queer: LGBTQ+ Voices from the Pacific Northwest

Carol Guess, 9-10:15am

Portland Ballroom 255, Oregon Convention Center, Level 2

 

Indigenous Womanisms: Decolonization & Na(rra)tivity

Kristiana Kahakauwila, 9-10:15am

E147-148, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1

 

Gold Wake Press Reading

Kelly Magee, 3-6pm

Ristretto Roasters (offsite)

 

“Shitholes of the World, Unite”: A Poetry Reading in Translation

Stefania Heim, 5pm

Holocene (offsite)

 

Readings from They Said Anthology of Collaborative Writing

Carol Guess and Kelly Magee, 5:30-7:30pm

The Fixin’ To (offsite)

 

Menacing Hedge Reading

Kami Westhoff, 6pm

The Bad Habit Room (offsite)

 

Swichback Books and Counterpath AWP Book Launch Party

Stefania Heim, 7-9pm

Strum Guitar Bar (offsite)

 

Correspondences Reading

Jane Wong, 7pm

Daedalus Books (offsite)

 

Burnside Review, Alice James Books, Canarium Books, Oversound

Jane Wong, 7:30pm (doors open at 7)

The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel (offsite)

 

Saturday, 3/30

 

Unsolicited Press Book Signing

Kami Westhoff, 9am

Book fair

 

Reimagining Borders

Jane Wong, 5pm

Ristretto Roasters (offsite)

The Sketchbook Project Comes to the Pacific Northwest

Join. Create. Share.
WE’RE COMING TO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST NEXT SUMMER!
The Sketchbook Project’s annual tour takes us all over the United States and Canada. Next year, our official tour schedule is bringing us to Portland, Vancouver, and Seattle!Create a book that will visit the Pacific NW next summer on The Sketchbook Project 2014 Tour. Just signup for a book in the Pacific NW region by November 1st and you’re on your way! The deadline to mail in your completed book isn’t until January 15th, 2014, so you still have plenty of time to create your work.Go to www.sketchbookproject.com/participate for details.
Get your official sketchbook and get started!
YOUR SUBMISSION INCLUDES….
✔ The official book!
32 pages, saddle stitch bound and hand-crafted in Portland, OR on 100% recycled paper 🙂
✔ Your book’s tour!
Your submission will travel with the other books in the Pacific NW region.✔ A home for your work
Your book will join our permanent collection in Brooklyn, NY.

✔ Notifications
Get a text or email when and where your book is viewed

✔ Opt for digitizing
Your book can be shared online and in person!

Join The Sketchbook Project 2014, Pacific NW!