I was born in upstate New York, among architecture, tulips, partisan politicians, and determined lawyers. Growing up, I lived in Hudson Valley river towns, and learned to appreciate thunderstorms, brilliant autumns, and old buildings empty of everything but secrets. I attended college and studied Creative Writing, but I was writing long before that - I wrote my first short story (horror) at age eight; my first poem followed at age thirteen. In 2007, I realized I needed a change - a big change. I packed up and moved to Seattle, Washington. It's very different from New York, but it's hands down the most beautiful city I've ever lived in. The people here are different from New Yorkers too, but Seattleites have a charm all their own. Living in the Emerald City has a way of making one feel like Dorothy Gale.
In April 2012, I completed the Artist Trust EDGE Professional Development Program for Writers, and I can honestly say it was one of the highlights of my writing career to date. I have acquired a diverse and talented cohort of fellow writers, a collection of resourceful and successful former instructors, and enough information to satisfy even my insatiable brain (at least, temporarily). Artist Trust is a wonderful organization. Go learn more about them: artisttrust.org
8/28/2016: Guest Facilitator, Minor Arcana Press' Community Writing Circle, Seattle, WA
7/20/2016: "Eat Your Feelings", Seattle, WA
5/10/2016: At The Inkwell Reading Series, Vermilion Gallery & Bar, Seattle, WA
4/1/2016: Unchaste Readers Series Reading @ AWP Conference, Los Angeles, CA
3/17/2016: Irish Wake for Lost Seattle Places @ Love City Love, Seattle, WA
2/13/2016: Read & Bleed, Twilight Gallery, Seattle, WA
10/20/2015: NaNoWriMo Class at Newport Way Library, Bellevue, WA
3/29/14: A Rainy Day in Seattle, Market Theater at Pike Place Market, 3-6pm
8/8/2013: It's About Time Writers Reading Series, Ballard Library
9/22/2012: Making Art from Art: Ekphrastic Writing workshop at Washington State Convention Center
7/21/12-10/7/12: EDGE Celebration! Exhibition at Washington State Convention Center
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