Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference 2023

Happy to share I’ll be the short fiction instructor for the 2023 Mendocino Coast Writers Conference. This insanely gorgeous part of California is very close to my heart, and I am delighted to have the opportunity to bring my love of writing, teaching, and the Northern California coast all together in three-day workshop.

Registration opens March 15. Grab a spot while you can.

There are wildly talented instructors leading all the workshops and it promises to be an incredible experience, including Ariel Gore, Nayomi Munaweera, Daniel B. Summerhill, Sarah McColl, Ploi Pirapokin, Muriel Leung and Carvell Wallace.

Join us if you can.


Here’s a brief rundown of what a day at the conference (from their website) would be like, more details to follow soon:


All morning workshops and afternoon events will take place in Mendocino, California. Evening events may take place in Mendocino and the surrounding Fort Bragg. Location details will be available in early 2023.


All eating will be outdoors, and masks will be required at all times indoors. The seating in classrooms for morning workshops and afternoon seminars will be spaced apart, and windows kept open, to promote social distancing and good ventilation.


08:00am-08:45am: Breakfast (included)
09:00am-12:00pm: Morning Workshops
12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch (included)
2:30pm-4:00pm: Afternoon Seminars
4:10pm-5:00pm: Anonymous Critique (Thursday and Saturday)


Thursday, August 3 | 5:30pm: Student and Faculty Welcome
A meet-and-greet followed by faculty readings.
Free and open to the public from 6.30pm onwards

Friday, August 4 | 6:30pm: Faculty Reading
A medley of faculty readings.
Free and open to the public

Saturday, August 5 | 5:30pm: Dinner and Keynote Address
Dinner (outside), faculty book signing and the conference keynote address.

In Conversation with Sarah McColl at Powell’s

Join me at Powell’s City of Books for a conversation my friend author Sarah McColl as she discusses her debut memoir Joy Enough.

I promise you will be charmed by her wit, her intelligence and her conviction to share the hard-truths about grief and women and family. She will knock your socks off.

joy enough