VoiceCatcher Vault Reading

August 23rd, 2015

11880550_877932215610410_297878354463690733_nI get to read with a lineup of amazing women as part of Vault Voices, a new reading series started by VoiceCatcher Jennifer Dorner. The August reading features Hedgebrook writing retreat alumnae and VoiceCatchers. I get to read alongside the likes of Nancy Flynn, Judith Pulman, Tammy Robacker and Tiah Lindner Raphael, Kate Gray, Kathlene, Postma.  Hmmmm, now to decide what to read!

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, Doors open at 6:00pm (for food and drink), reading starts at 7:00 p.m.
O’Connors (in the vault)
Multnomah Village neighborhood
7850 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland, OR 97219

Being Coupled: Meet the Couples

July 2nd, 2015

IMG_8205The “Meet the Couples” episode of Neurotic Tornado’s Being Coupled season is live!  Find Neurotic Tornado on iTunes, and get to know the four couples Yuvi Zalkow and I interviewed. You will hear their origin stories and how an origin story might be connected to a mission as a couple.

We look forward to having you meet these honest, funny, charming, smart, interesting couples.  We hope you let us know what mission you and your partner share. And if you aren’t coupled, then you can think about that you would like to have as a mission with your future partner.  You can post your comments at Neurotic Tornado. And if you like it, share it, help us get the word out, you could even give us a review on iTunes!

Being Coupled: Behind the Scenes

June 21st, 2015

neurotic-tornado-300x300Over the past months, alongside finishing my memoir, I’ve been working on an exciting project with Yuvi Zalkov. Last year Yuvi interviewed Bill and I for his podcast, Neurotic Tornado. You can find information about that here.

It was so much fun and, because Yuvi and I share a great curiosity in all the ways people make relationships work, Yuvi invited me to join him as a cohost for this season of Neurotic Tornado, the season will be called “Being Coupled.”

We interviewed four couples and will share the results in a series of four episode focusing on different relationship topics (origin and mission, communication and conflict, intimacy and sexuality, wisdom and advice for new couples).

To introduce you to the season, we just released the Being Coupled: Behind the Scenes episode. Give us a listen!  Subscribe to the Neurotic Tornado on iTunes (and give us a review!), Like Neurotic Tornado on Facebook or follow on Twitter.

See how excited I am?

VoiceCatcher Reading

May 11th, 2015

IMG_6036Come on out, way out, to the Waypost.

This Thursday night, May 14th, 7:00-9:00 pm. Six women reading stories we wrote for VoiceCatcher. I’ll be reading my essay, “Left as it Was, It Would Come Apart”, which was published in the Winter 2015 issue.

Get your social hat on and arrive early for food, drinks, community. And to see the work of visual artists whose work appears in VoiceCatcher.

Baby’s on Fire

May 5th, 2015

Baby_s_On_Fire_CoverI’m excited to go to Powell’s tonight to join our wonderful literary community in celebrating Liz Prato and the launch of her short story collection, “baby’s on fire,” published by Press 53.

I met Liz about 10 years ago at the Pinewood Table. She brought something new to those weekly classes. A fierceness and honesty and a passion to bring her work into the world. And she made me want to be a better writer.

So it is very, very satisfying to see her collection of short stories come to the world. Her stories are vivid and the characters are messy in a delightfully real way.

Come on out and hear Liz read, hang out at Powell’s, buy a book, buy this book!