By request, I’m offering a three-part series of online writing webinars this fall.
At 1:30pm on November 15th, 2017, I’m giving a lecture/slideshow called “Machu Picchu: Exploring the Salkantay Trail.” We’ll talk about mountains, llamas, and pisco sours.
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.
On December 21st, I’m giving a slideshow in Lacey, Washington about my experiences during the 2015 earthquake in Nepal.
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!
In August 2016, I was invited to be part of the Stay Wild EXPO at the World Forestry Center in Portland, Oregon. They called the event “the world’s first adventure festival,” and I gave a backcountry cooking demonstration with Snow Peak. We made cobbler. And mimosas.
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.
This summer I’ll be taking a break from my busy guiding season for two fun upcoming events at the Mineral School.
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.
During the last week of October 2014, I had the incredible privilege of kayaking the Lower Columbia River Water Trail, a 146-mile stretch of river nestled between Washington and Oregon. Now that we’ve finished the voyage, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve booked several slideshows!
I’m teaching a travel writing class with the University of Washington’s Experimental College! The class is 6:30-10pm on July 31st. And—thanks to some friends at Lake Union Charters & Adventures—it’s on a boat!
I’m leading an Art Hit Tour at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) on Thursday, August 21. Come join us!
A local literary society has invited me to read.
I’m teaching a class for the University of Washington Experimental College!
On February 28, 2014, I moderated a panel on transmedia at the 2014 Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference in Seattle.