March 18, 2019: Publication date for The Lava Never Sleeps: A Honolulu Memoir

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2019 UPCOMING Readings/Events 

Please contact me if you would like to schedule an event for your book group, organization, or classroom.

Thursday, August 29: Reading/Salon in Santa Barbara (private home).

Saturday, September 14: 2 p.m. Reading at Barnes & Noble, Maui Marketplace, 270 Dairy Road, Kahului.

Saturday, September 21: 2 p.m. Reading at Na Mea Hawai’i, 1200 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 270, Honolulu 96814

Tuesday, October 8: 7 p.m. The Process Reading Series, Phinney Books, Seattle

Thursday, October 20: 2 p.m. Reading/Book Discussion at Seattle Public Library, Lake City Branch.


Past Readings/Events

Wednesday, July 10: 1:30-3:30 Presentation for Women &  Work Empowerment Forum presented by WorkSource Redmond; by ticket only.

Friday, June 28: 7 p.m. Reading at Elliott Bay Book Co., Seattle

Saturday, June 15: Reading in the Bronx (private home)

Friday, June 7: 7 p.m. The Writer’s Hotel presents its 2019 writers, KGB Bar’s Red Room (upstairs), 85 E 4th Street, NY, NY 10003 (Cross street: 2nd Ave)

Sunday, May 19: 4-6 p.m. WTAW Literary Reading Series in Portland, OR, at the Hostel Cafe, 1810 Glisan Ave.

Thursday, May 16: 7 p.m. Reading and conversation with Priscilla Long, author of Fire and Stone: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?, at Third Place Books, Seward Park.

Thursday, May 2, 2019: 7 p.m. Book Launch/Reading/Celebration. Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019: 2-3 p.m. Library Salon Topic: “From Writer to Author: The Journey of a Manuscript to Publication.” North Seattle College Library, Library Seminar Room LB2236. I will be describing what has worked for me over many, many years as a writer to becoming a published author.

Saturday, March 30, 2019: 12 noon at Passages Bookshop in Portland, OR, featuring Willow Books authors. This is an off-site reading during the AWP Conference. See for more details

I will be reading with writers from my writing group “Cake Quartet” on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the It’s About Time Writers Reading Series: 6:00 pm at the Ballard Library. The open mic will feature other local writers getting their words out into the world. Join us! It’s free.

As a 2014 Jack Straw Writer, I will be reading excerpts from my memoir on the following dates. Please join me and the other fabulous Jack Straw Writers in Seattle, Redmond, or Portland! Most events are free; invite your friends.

WED., AUG. 20, at the Jewel Box Theater. Jennifer Jasper hosts an evening of writers and other performing artists. Admission: $10.


FRI., AUG. 22: Redmond Assn. of Spokenword (RASP) presents an evening of prose and poetry. Address: Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 NE 8th St., Redmond 98052.


THURS., AUG. 28, at University Bookstore, 7 p.m. Tonight’s program features Claudia Castro Luna, Susan V. Meyers, Michelle Penaloza and myself. Other writers will read on Aug. 7 and Sept. 26.


THURS., OCT. 2; Portland Literary Arts Center, 7 p.m. Address: 925 SW Washington St., Portland OR 97205.


 SAT., NOV. 8, at the Seattle Public Library, Downtown, 2 p.m. Featuring all 12 writers!


SUN. NOV. 16, at Richard Hugo House, 4 p.m. Writers have been paired with musicians from the Bushwick Project to compose short pieces representing the words of poets and prose writers. I am very excited to be collaborating with Jon Yoon whose primary instrument is the ukulele.


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