June 9, 2018. Oregon City Author Fair. 12:00-2:00  at the beautiful Carnegie Library on Adams Street in downtown Oregon City.carnegie_new_picture

April 21, 2018. Write to Publish, “a one-day conference demystifying the publishing industry.” Ooligan Press. Portland State University.

December 9, 2017. Lane Library League Artist and Author Fair. Eugene.


December 1, 2017. Duniway School Holiday Home Tour and Boutique. Portland.


August 26, 2017. Author’s Day, Oregon State Fair.


August 12, 2017. “Author Parade” at Another Read Through Bookstore on North Mississippi Avenue. The full lineup:

12p  – Jamie Yourdon
12:15 – Signe Kopps
12:30 – Ellen Urbani
12:45 – Kate Ristau and Tina Connolly
1p  – Kelly Running
1:15 – Evan Morgan Williams
1:30 – Margot Lavoie
1:45 – Annie Lighthart
2p – Michael Berton
2:15 – Caroline Miller
2:30 – Adam Copeland
2:45 – Baer Charlton
3p – Stephen Whitney
3:15 – Cindy Brown
3:30 – Lisa Alber
3:45 – Rita Traut Kabeto or Nancy Slavin
4p – Nancy Slavin (if not at 3:45)

July 29, 2017. NW Book Festival. Pioneer Courthouse Square. 100 independent and small-press authors. Book signing and swag.

June 3, 2017. Oregon City Author Fair. At the beautiful Carnegie Library on Adams Street in downtown Oregon City.


May 20, 2017. Make X, the ten-year anthology of Make Magazine. A release party in the afternoon at the Hideout in Chicago!

May 12, 2017. Timberline Review Winter/Spring reading. Gallery 114, 7:00 p.m., Portland. Art by Myra Clark will be on display. Wine and appetizers.ws2017-cover_revised_1-8-front-2-430x640-202x300

May 6, 2017. Oregon Writers Festival. Portland State University. (This is a private, scholastic event).

April 1, 2017. Timberline Review Winter/Spring reading. Another Read Through, Portland. Art by cover artist John Fisher will be on display. Wine and appetizers. Link.

March 15, 2017. Timberline Review Winter/Spring reading. Broadway Books, Portland. Link.ws2017-cover_revised_1-8-front-2

February 6, 2017. Timberline Review Winter/Spring launch and reading. Annie Bloom’s Bookstore, Portland. Link.


September 13, 2016. Timberline Review Write-In (Facilitator). JoLa Cafe, Portland.


August 20, 2016. Book and Author Fair. Bob’s Beach Books, Lincoln City.

July 30, 2016. NW Book Festival. Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland.NWBF_Header

May 15, 2016. Reading in honor of National Short Story Month. Another Read Through Bookstore. N. Mississippi Avenue, Portland. 1:30-3:00. Also reading: Natalie Serber, author of Shout Her Lovely Name, a NY Times Notable Book; and Marcel Jolley, author of Neither Here Nor There, winner of the St. Lawrence Book Award.

May, 2016. Reading with Myra Clark, Martha Geis, and Robin Schauffler.

May 11, 2016. (in absentia) Independent Publisher Book Awards ceremony (IPPY). Book Expo America. Chicago. Thorn: Short Stories won the gold medal in the collection category.IMG_5874 (1)

May 7, 2016. Oregon Writing Festival. Portland State University. (This is a scholastic event, not open to the public).

March 19, 2016. Writers on the Edge, Nye Beach Writers Series. Newport.

March 18, 2016. Gallery 114. Portland.

March 16, 2016. Book group (private event).

March 3, 2016. Plonk Reading Series. Corkscrew Wine Bar, Portland.

January 30, 2016. Phantom Drift ensemble reading. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, Portland.

January 20, 2016. Mountain Writers Series (with Kimberly Knutsen). Vie de Boheme Wine Bar, Portland.

January 19, 2016. Mountain Writers Series (with Kimberly Knutsen). Concordia University, Portland.

January 9, 2016. Timberline Review contributor reading. Another Read Through bookstore. N. Mississippi Avenue, Portland.

December 6, 2015: Holiday Cheer Book Fair. Oregon Historical Society.

November 21-22, 2015: Wild Arts Festival, Portland Audubon Society.

November 17, 2015: Windfall Reading Series (with Portland poet Susan Moore), sponsored by the Lane Literary Guild. Eugene Central Library.

November 12, 2015: Phantom Drift reading and release party, Tabor Space, Portland. I will read from my story that appears in Phantom Drift 5. It’s a beautiful magazine, and Tabor Space is a beautiful place for a reading.

October 3, 2015: Ashland Book and Author Fest. Sponsored by the Hannon Library at Southern Oregon University.

August 8, 2015: Release Party for The Timberline Review, Portland. Part of the Willamette Writers Conference. You don’t have to pay into the conference to attend the release party; you just sidle into the hotel bar.

August 4, 2015: Timberline Review Reading at Broadway Books, Portland.

July 25, 2015: NW Book Festival, Pioneer Courthouse Square.

May 14, 2015: Writers in the Schools, the Franklin High School edition, at Cafe au Play, SE Division Ave, 7:00. I will present my work alongside the work of students from my residency.

May 9, 2015: celebrating Short Story Month, an afternoon of great readings at Another Read Through, North Mississippi Avenue, Portland Oregon

April 23, 2015: World Book Night. Delivering copies of Thorn to Little Free Libraries throughout Portland.

April 22, 2015: reception, dinner, and reading at Eastern Oregon University, La Grande

April 13, 2015. Book club (private event). Portland.

April 10, 2015. Book signing. BkMK Press table, AWP Convention, Minneapolis.

April 9, 2015. ExtravaChandra, a reading by selected winners of the Chandra Prize. Loring Park Community Arts Center, AWP Convention, Minneapolis.

February 4, 2015. National Signing Day

January 31, 2015. Write 2 Publish Book Fair. Portland State University.

December 4, 2014. Oregon Writer’s Colony Reading Series. Rain or Shine Coffee House, Portland.

November 29, 2014. Indies First Reading. Book Passage, Ferry Building, San Francisco.

November 28, 2014. Stories on Stage: short stories read by actors (with Valerie Fioravanti). Sacramento.

November 21, 2014. Book launch party. Tabor Space.

November 18, 2014. Antioch University. Seattle.

November 1, 2014. Thorn release date.