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Hey – it’s been a while! I had a baby last year, so the writing/publishing has been a little slow. On the other hand, motherhood is giving me a lot […]
The last two months have been really busy with teaching and writing projects, so I’ve had less time to read. However, I’ve still worked on a few books, mostly fiction […]
Last year I won a fellowship from Creative Nonfiction to develop a piece of researched literary journalism on Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Each of us involved in the Writing Pittsburgh project worked […]
It was pouring in Seattle. I stood up onstage at Hugo House, cracked the spine of a brand-new nonfiction book, and started to read. It was the launch of “Becoming […]
I’m proud and pleased to announce that one of my essays is coming out this fall in the collection “What I Didn’t Know: True Stories of Becoming a Teacher” (In […]
My newest article, a longform nonfiction piece on the trend of Chinese students studying in the U.S.A., is now up at The Big Roundtable. Featuring profiles of four Chinese students […]
This fall, I’m teaching a new workshop at the Attic Institute in Portland, Oregon. “Literary Journalism” runs from October 19 to November 19 on Saturdays mornings. This is a great […]