Calendar

May
4
Sat
2019
Bay Area Book Festival – Digging Up The Roots: Transracial Adoptees Seek Truth @ The Marsh Cabaret - Berkley Arts Center
May 4 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Bay Area Book Festival - Digging Up The Roots: Transracial Adoptees Seek Truth @ The Marsh Cabaret - Berkley Arts Center

Join writers Lisa Marie Rollins, Greg Saris and myself as we talk about our experiences finding our histories, integrating the fragmented parts of ourselves and how we’ve come to understand “home” and “family.”

May
5
Sun
2019
Bay Area Book Festival – Straddling Worlds: Native Writers Reinvent Identity @ Brower Center Goldman Theater
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Bay Area Book Festival - Straddling Worlds: Native Writers Reinvent Identity @ Brower Center Goldman Theater

Join Kali Fajardo-Anstine, Tommy Pico, Rebecca Roanhorse and myself as we discuss what it means to be a modern indigenous person, particularly when identity has been so riddled with stereotypes and when the category is so far reaching.  In this session we will plunge into the pardox of Native identity politics and discuss how it manifests in our writing.

 

May
11
Sat
2019
Crested Butte Literary Society – Writers Workshop – Putting the “Creative” in Creative Nonfiction
May 11 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Crested Butte Literary Society - Writers Workshop - Putting the "Creative" in Creative Nonfiction

This is a Save the Date announcement – locations TBA

Crested Butte Literary Society – Book reading/signing of Bitterroot: A Salish Memoir of Transracial Adoption
May 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Crested Butte Literary Society - Book reading/signing of Bitterroot: A Salish Memoir of Transracial Adoption

This is a Save the Date Announcement – Location TBA

May
18
Sat
2019
Announcing the winners of the Colorado Book Awards! @ Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
May 18 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This is the event where winners are announced for the Colorado Book Awards. Tickets include awards announcement with brief readings by winners and reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres to celebrate the accomplishments of Colorado’s outstanding authors, editors, and illustrators. Colorado Book Awards are presented in at least ten categories including anthology/collection, children’s literature, creative nonfiction, general fiction, general nonfiction, genre fiction, history, pictorial, poetry, and young adult literature.

I am one of four finalists in creative nonfiction.  Really honored to be included as a finalist in this list.  

Hope to see you there!