Events

Upcoming

 

Lit Fix   
Reading as part of quarterly series.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017. 7-9 p.m.
Chop Suey, 1325 East Madison St, Seattle, WA 98122

Pie & Whiskey: Writers Under the Influence of Butter & Booze   
Reading for launch of Pie & Whiskey anthology (Sasquatch Books) edited by Kate Lebo & Sam Ligon 
October 2017.
TBD, Seattle, WA

Field Researcher’s Guide to Authoritative Storytelling   
Eight-week prose workshop about infusing narrative with lyric accuracy through careful study of the world.
Wednesdays, 7:10 – 9:10 p.m., Oct. 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 14, 29, Dec. 6, 13 (skip 11/22).
Richard Hugo House, 1021 Columbia St, Seattle, WA

More events are in the works. In the meantime, I’m still thinking about Writers Resist, a reading I co-organized on MLK Jr’s birthday as part of an international artistic movement against political oppression. Listen to the Speakers Forum podcast recorded that night by NPR member station KUOW 94.9 FM or watch Town Hall Seattle’s footage of our celebration of free speech, which drew 850 people. 

You can also watch me perform a chapter from my novel during this Seattle Fiction Federation reading at Richard Hugo House. The link comes with its own cautionary note!

Recent

 

Centrum: The Port Townsend Writers’ Conference
Afternoon Faculty – “Better Storytelling through Research” & “Revising Your Novel: You Can, and You Must.” –  and Panelist: “On Cultural Appropriation” with Gary Copeland Lilley, Melissa Febos, Sam Ligon & Dawn Pichon Barron
Monday, July 17, & Thursday, July 20, 2017. Classes 2 – 3:30 p.m., panel at 4.
Fort Worden, Port Townsend, WA
                                                                                                                       

Staying Savvy: Media and Social Movements   
Leading salon-style discussion about journalism in the age of fake news. 
Tuesday, May 9, 2017. 12:30-2 p.m.
North Seattle Community College, CC 2153, 9600 College Way N, Seattle, WA 98103

Lewis County Writers Guild  
Reading and delivering a talk 
Friday, February 17, 2017. 6 – 8 p.m.
The Station: Coffee Bar & Bistro, Centralia, WA

Pacifica Literary Review Issue #9 Release Party   
Reading with JM Miller, Diana Xin, Bill Carty and Gabrielle Bates
Tuesday, January 31, 2017. 7 – 9 p.m.
Capitol Cider, 818 East Pike St, Seattle, WA

WRITERS RESIST: A Celebration of Free Speech   
Reading with Daniel James Brown, G Willow Wilson, Jess Walter, Seattle Civic Poet Claudia Castro Luna, Bruce Barcott, Washington state poet laureate Tod Marshall, Elissa Washuta, Seattle youth poet laureate Angel Gardner, Jane Wong, Robert Lashley, Imani Sims, David Laskin and Sam Ligon as part of a national series to express commitment to democratic ideals.
Sunday, January 15, 2017. 7:30 – 9 p.m.
Town Hall Seattle, Seattle, WA

Till Writers Collective   
Reading for launch of chapbook from the Till residency at Smoke Farm
Friday, December 9, 2016. 7 – 9 p.m.
King Street Station, Seattle, WA

Lit Crawl Seattle: The Body is a Map in Any Language 
Emcee & Featured Reader with Jordan Hartt and Jamaica Baldwin
Thursday, October 27, 2016. 8 p.m.
Richard Hugo House, 1021 Columbia St, Seattle, WA

Artist Trust Author Panel  
Presented to EDGE program with Gary Copeland Lilley and Elissa Washuta
Tuesday, September 20, 2016. 2 – 3 p.m.
Fort Worden, Port Townsend, WA

Artist Trust Reading  
Featured reader with Nicole Hardy and Elissa Washuta 
Tuesday, September 20, 2016. 7 – 9 p.m.
Northwind Art Center, Port Townsend, WA

Centrum: The Port Townsend Writers’ Conference
Emcee for nightly open mikes at Building 262
July 17-24, 2016.
Fort Worden, Port Townsend, WA

Because of The Metaphysical Ukulele
Featured reader with Samantha Updegrave and Sean Cardwell
Wednesday, June 15, 2016. 7 – 9 p.m.
Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

Under the Influence: Dickinson and Whitman  
Featured reader with Kathryn Hunt, Gary Copeland Lilley, Nancy Rawles, Michelle Peñaloza, Alice Derry and Kathleen Flenniken
Tuesday, April 12, 2016. 7 – 9 p.m.
Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue, Seattle, WA

Reading with Jordan Hartt  
Featured reader and moderator to launch second printing of Jordan Hartt’s Leap (Tebot Bach Press)
Friday, March 11, 2016. 7 – 9 p.m.
Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue, Seattle, WA

Spring into Writing   
Featured reader for series sponsored by University of Washington Tacoma Arts & Lectures
Monday, March 7, 2016. 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Jane Russell Commons, University of Washington Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

A Loose Leaf Reading Presents an Evening of Storytelling and Music  
Featured reader with Michelle Peñaloza, Patty Belsick, Jenny Hayes, Casandra Lopez and Nora Hughes
Tuesday, January 26, 2016. 7 – 9 p.m.
Chop Suey, 1325 East Madison, Seattle, WA

A Field Researcher’s Guide to Authoritative Storytelling   
I taught a prose workshop at the Richard Hugo House from January through March of 2016. The ten-week class was about learning to infuse narrative with lyric accuracy through careful study of the world around us.

Centrum: The Port Townsend Writers’ Conference 2015
Emcee for nightly open mikes at Building 262
July 9-19, 2015.
Port Townsend, WA

Seattle Fiction Federation  
Featured reader. Check out my performance — the link comes with a cautionary note.
Monday, June 22, 2015. 7 – 10 p.m.
Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue, Seattle, WA

Tukwila Revealed  
Litcrawl reading for Duwamish Revealed festivities and art installations
Sunday, June 21, 2015. 5:45 p.m.
Duwamish Hill Preserve, 3800 S 115th St, Tukwila, WA

Reading with Maggie Messitt and Wendy Call  
Moderator for conversation about Messitt’s The Rainy Season: Three Lives in the New South Africa (University of Iowa Press)
Saturday, April 25, 2014. 7 – 9 p.m.
Elliott Bay Book Co, 1521 10th Avenue, Seattle, WA
 

Get Lit! Pie & Whiskey IV 
Reading with Samuel Ligon, Kate Lebo, Jess Walter, Benjamin Percy, Gary Copeland Lilley, Renee D’Aoust and Jordan Hartt
Thursday, April 23, 2015. 9:30 p.m.
The Women’s Club of Spokane, 1428 West 9th Avenue, Spokane, WA 99204

AWP Conference 2015: Digging for Story: Research, Fieldwork and Accuracy in Creative Writing
Panelist with Maggie Messitt, Bronwen Dickey, Sheri Booker and Nomi Stone
Friday, April 10, 2015. 10:30 a.m.
Room 204 & 5, Minneapolis Convention Center, 1201 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403 

AWP Conference 2015: Word and Music
Performance with Kim Addonizio, Sam Ligon, Peter Kline, Brittany Perham and Charles D. Jones
Thursday, April 9, 2015. 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Scott James Bookfair Stage, Minneapolis Convention Center, 1201 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403 

Literary Wilderness: A Reading to Benefit Prison Writers, Offsite @ AWP 
Reading with Robert LopezMaggie MessittSheri BookerSarah GreenAntonia CraneShasta Grant,  Richard GoldTasha Golden, Arielle Greenberg, Jennifer Bowen Hicks,  Brad ModlinMetta SámaKelly SundbergAnca Szilágyi
Thursday, April 9, 2015. 8:15 – 10 p.m.
Nicollet, 1931 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
 

Rainier Valley Lit Crawl  
A Southside first: four readings from Hillman City to Columbia City
Sunday, March 8, 2015. 5 – 9 p.m.
Union Bar at 5, Afrikando Banadir at 6, Flying Lion Brewing at 7, Lottie’s Lounge at 8.
 

Jack Straw Artists Showcase  
Readings, music, storytelling
Saturday, March 7, 2015. 2 – 5 p.m.
Jack Straw Cultural Center, 4261 Roosevelt Way Northeast, Seattle, WA.  

Reading with Shelly Oria  
Farrar, Straus and Giroux reading for her book Tel Aviv 1, New York 0
Saturday, December 5, 2014. 7 – 9 p.m.
Elliott Bay Book Co, 1521 10th Avenue, Seattle, WA
 

Bushwick Book Club Seattle  
Performance with Joy Mills, part of the 2014 Jack Straw Writing Program
Sunday, November 16, 2014. 4 – 7 p.m.
Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue, Seattle, WA

Kahini Fundraiser  
Reading with Rebecca Brown, Donna Miscolta and Philip Shaw
Saturday, November 15, 2014. 6 – 10 p.m.
Seattle, WA
 

Jack Straw Reading Series 
Reading with 2014 Jack Straw Writing Program Fellows
Saturday, November 8, 2014. 2 – 5 p.m.
Seattle Public Library Central Branch, 100 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA

Gray Skies Reading Series 
Reading solo
Thursday, September 18, 2014. 7:30 p.m.
Oly Rockfish Grill, 700 4th Avenue East, Olympia, WA

Parents on Parenting 
Reading with Brian McGuigan and Ross McMeekin
Saturday, September 6, 2014. 3 – 6 p.m.
Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Avenue, Seattle, WA 

Jack Straw Reading Series 
Reading with 2014 Jack Straw Writing Program Fellows Margot Kahn, Raúl Sánchez and Gigi Rosenberg
Thursday, August 7, 2014. 7 – 9 p.m.
University Book Store, 4326 University Way Northeast, Seattle, WA

Centrum: The Port Townsend Writers’ Conference 2014
Emcee for nightly open mikes at Building 262
July 10 – 20, 2014.
Port Townsend, WA

Reunited: Women of EDGE 
Reader and emcee for fellow alumnae of the 2013 Artist Trust EDGE Program for Literary Artists
Sunday, May 18, 2014. 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Avenue, Seattle, WA
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Jack Straw May Reading Series
Reading with 2014 Jack Straw Writing Program Fellows Michelle Peñaloza, Margot Kahn and Raúl Sánchez
Friday, May 16, 2014. 7 – 9 p.m.
Jack Straw Cultural Center, 4261 Roosevelt Way Northeast, Seattle, WA.  

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 AWP Conference 2014

February 26 – March 1, 2014 – Seattle, WA, 2014

Like Sand to the Beach: Bringing Your Book to Market
Panel with Karen Maeda Allman, Jonathan Evison, Rachel Fershleiser and Jarret Middleton
Thursday, February 27, 2014. 12 – 1:15 pm. Room 2B, Washington State Convention Center, Level 2. Washington State Convention Center & Seattle Sheraton Hotel.
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AWP Off-Site Reading for Trifecta: A Celebration of Three Debut Books
Debut Lit reading with Lorraine Doran and Jessica Nelson  Hosted by Rebekah Anderson.  Suggested by The Stranger.
Thursday, February 27, 2014. 6 – 7 p.m.
Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar, 1508 11th Avenue, Seattle.
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AWP Off-Site Reading for Artist Trust 2013 Winners
Reading with fellow Artist Trust winners Carmiel Banasky, Katy E. Ellis, Patty Kinney and Claudia Rowe
Friday, February 28, 2014. 6 – 7 p.m.
Black Coffee Co-op, 501 East Pine Street, Seattle.  

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The Casserole Reading Series

August 11, 2013 – Google Hangout

Centrum: The Port Townsend Writers’ Conference 2013

July 7 – 21, 2013 – Port Townsend, WA

Pacifica Literary Review Summer Issue Launch

June 10, 2013 – Seattle, WA

Artist Trust EDGE Reading at The Elliott Bay Book Co.April 14, 2013 – Seattle, WA

Cheap Beer & Prose at Richard Hugo House

March 21, 2013 – Seattle, WA

AWP Conference 2013 off-site event to Benefit Prison Writing ProgramsMarch 7, 2013 – Boston, MA

Dark Coast Press Reading for LitCrawl

October 18, 2012 – Seattle, WA

Centrum: The Port Townsend Writers’ Conference 2012

July 8 – 22, 2012 – Port Townsend, WA

Castalia Reading Series at Richard Hugo House

April 23, 2012 – Seattle, WA

Dark Coast Press Book Launch Party

June 9, 2011 – Seattle, WA

Society of Professional Journalists Annual BanquetMay 21, 2011 – Seattle, WA

Castalia Reading Series at Richard Hugo HouseNovember 9, 2010 – Seattle, WA

© 2013 Kristen Millares Young.