Literary Bingo! – AWP Off-Site Event with Why There Are Words PDX

Yup, it’s back!

Literary Bingo with Why There Are Words PDX was WAY too much fun to not do again.

Writers read their work into a mic at a rowdy bar. If writer reads a word or theme on your bingo card, mark it off. Each time someone gets bingo, the crowd is pelted with candy and the first lucky winner of each round wins a free book.

Seriously, the first time we did this, it was the most fun I’d had at a reading in a long time. Join us!

The Nervous Breakdown Interview

Thanks to Alaskan writer and fiddler Ken Waldman making the rounds at the bookfair  at AWP this year and chatting me up at the Atelier26 table, I became acquainted with Portland writer Naomi Ulsted who interviewed me for The Nervous Breakdown, wherein we talk about lower-case F feminism, writing, editing, juggling family and creative life, to MFA v. not-MFA, and writing the thing you don’t always want to write.

Naomi and I had a great conversation about all the ways that life must be arranged and rearranged to make writing time and a book come into the world.

Thanks also to TNB and Brad Listi for showing the love to PEOPLE LIKE YOU.

Here’s the full link.

xo