By request, I’m offering a three-part series of online writing webinars this fall.
This spring I taught several one-night adventure/travel writing workshops in Seattle, Lake Tahoe, San Diego, Los Angeles and Bend. After the workshops, I received dozens of emails from students, all asking the same question: What’s next?
On May 17th, I’ll be speaking on a panel about women in the outdoors in Ballard, WA.
On Thursday, January 5th, I’ll be leading a one-night adventure/travel writing workshop with the Seattle Mountaineers.
In January 2017, I’ll be visiting Port Angeles, Washington for two extra-special events with the Outdoor Women’s Alliance.
In the summer of 2016, International Mountain Guides sent me to Tanzania to lead three expeditions to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. This November, I’ve been given the opportunity to share photos and stories from my six weeks in Africa at two slideshows. They’re both in the Pacific Northwest, and they’re both free. Join us!
I arrived home from Africa to discover a wonderful surprise waiting in my mailbox: I’ve won a prize from the Society of Professional Journalists. The award is for first place in the “Travel Reporting” category in their Northwest Excellence in Journalism contest for essays and articles published in 2015.
This March, I was invited to speak to a group of graduate students who are studying at the North Cascades Institute (NCI) outside of Bellingham, Washington. After I left, one of the students wrote about the experience in Chattermarks, their community’s blog.
This February, I’m teaching a travel writing workshop through Centralia College East. It meets on 2/2, 2/9, and 2/16 in Morton, Washington.
Last weekend the Washington State Poet Laureate and I hosted a literary reading. It was well-attended, and my favorite guests were wearing orange.
My dear friend Alexander, artist and adventurer, responded to my essay with a beautiful piece of art.
This summer I’ll be taking a break from my busy guiding season for two fun upcoming events at the Mineral School.
My friend Genevieve is a regular contributor to the Outdoor Women’s Alliance (OWA), which is a nonprofit that encourages and educates adventurous, outdoorsy women. I love their mission statement, so when Genevieve asked whether she could interview me, I jumped at the chance.
There’s a new residency in town! The Mineral School invites writers to stay and work in a renovated school building in a tiny community nestled in the foothills of Mount Rainier. They also host a lecture series—and this July, I will be one of the guest lecturers.
For one glorious month this fall, I’ve been a writer-in-residence at the Jentel Arts Foundation in Sheridan, Wyoming.
I’m leading an Art Hit Tour at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) on Thursday, August 21. Come join us!