Saturday, April 14, noon.  Reading with Sue Sutherland-Hanson at Edmonds Bookshop, 111 5th Ave S  in downtown Edmonds.

Saturday, April 21, 7 p.m.  Reading with Carolyne Wright at Imprint Books/Writer’s Workshoppe, Port Townsend  at 820 Water St.

Thursday, May 10, 6 p.m.   It’s About Time Reading Series with Sue Sutherland-Hanson, Monda Van Hollebeke, and Joanne Peterson at the Ballard branch of the Seattle Public Library.
Craft Talk: “In the Footsteps of the Poets: On Walking & Writing.”

Monday, May 14, 8  p.m. Featured Reader at Easy Speak Seattle 


I’m looking forward to teaching two classes at The Barn on Bainbridge Island in celebration of National Poetry Month in April:

Finding Poems Everywhere

April 11, 18, 25   6:30 – 8:30 pm

Celebrate National Poetry Month by giving your inner poet free rein to explore. We’ll focus on generating poems each week through lively writing prompts, then sharing them in a supportive environment. For inspiration, we’ll read examples of the types of poems we’re exploring, written by both classic and contemporary poets. No poetry writing experience necessary; all levels welcome. For more information and to register:

Questions? Contact Jenn Hager:

Walk & Write at Bloedel
Friday, April 20,   1 – 4 p.m.

Following in the footsteps of the Japanese haiku and English Romantic poets, we’ll put on walking shoes and pick up our pens, reading poems posted for inspiration as we write our way around the garden. We’ll conclude our walk at the Japanese Guesthouse where we’ll share poems/sketches and contribute lines for a collaborative Japanese renga or linked verse. Both poetry and prose writers welcome. Please wear walking shoes and dress for rain or shine. For more information and to register:

Questions? Contact Julie Leung:


I’ll be traveling to Wisconsin in June to be a writer-in-residence at Cirencaia, sponsored by the Chippewa Valley Writer’s Guild.

Words To Hold A Glittering World: Crossing Genres Mindfully

June 21–24

Poet Jane Hirschfield writes that “a single moment’s perception is more than enough to hold a world. It glitters, both beautiful and transient, amid the words’ leaves.”   Beginning each writing session with mindfulness practice, writers will create space to explore their inner and outer landscapes, writing toward such moments of perception and finding meaning in their words. In addition, writers will discover that crossing genres can be freeing by studying the Japanese haibun, the prose poem and a variety of lyric essay forms.  Writers will also enjoy writing outdoors together, drawing inspiration from the natural world and each other, and sharing work in a supportive environment.  Join Holly Hughes for three days of lively writing, workshop, and individual conferences.  Poets and prose writers of all levels are welcome.

For more information and to register: Cirenaica Workshop in Chippewa Falls Wisconsin.