I'll be in Seattle soon reading from Now I Am Here Doing This at Third Place Books Ravenna on October 15, 2015. If you live in Seattle area come on out 7-8PM. This is a beautiful bookstore and they have a Greek cafe'. I'll be reading from a scene set in Greece. And other scenes set it Seattle.
I still miss the every Tuesday practice of finding a sentence and painting it, but the year was up last April 1st. The show in the Cafe' was wonderful. 44 pieces made it up on the wall and 23 were sold. Those sentences are hanging all over now.
Speaking of now. It is Fall and I am supposed to be rewriting The Red Canoe, a novel set in Montana and Oregon about stolen art, Goethe, a paint store and a possibly dead shamanic healer. I've been afraid to dive back into this book.
I like what Mary Ruefle says about writing letters--Many will disagree, but for me, I do not care if I am writing a poem or a letter--it is just making marks on a sheet of paper that delights and envelops me.
Marks on a sheet of paper.
may 12 - june 20, 2015
1951 West Burnside Street
Portland, Oregon 97209
opening reception Tuesday May 12, 6pm - 8pm