Teaching & Performances

Upcoming

 

Seattle Writes En Español: Una Clase de Cuentos Verdaderos, dado por la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle
Incorporando los datos en la escritura.
Saturday, October 20, 2018. 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
South Park Branch of the Seattle Public Library, 8604 8th Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98108

Seattle Writes: Nonfiction Storytelling for Seattle Public Library
A class about bringing facts into stories.
Sunday, October 21, 2018. 2 – 4 p.m.
Central Library of the Seattle Public Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA 98104

Field Researcher’s Guide to Authoritative Storytelling
Generative prose workshop about infusing narrative with lyric accuracy.
Tuesdays, October 16 – December 18, 2018. 7:10 – 9:10 p.m.
Hugo House, 
1634 11th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122

Beyond the Desk: Engaging Community as a Writer-Activist
AWP Panel with Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum, Sam Ligon, Dawn Pichon Barron and Julia Hands.
Wed, March 27 – Sat. March 30, 2019. Details TBD.
Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

Port Townsend Writers’ Conferencee at Centrum
Afternoon Fiction Faculty – The Ethics of Transgression, Better Fiction Through Facts, Let Your Characters Surprise You, Find Your Story in Revision,
Sunday, July 14 – Saturday, July 21, 2019. Classes 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Fort Worden, Port Townsend, WA

More events are in the works. In the meantime, check out the Seattle debut of 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 KUOW 94.9 FMor watch Town Hall Seattle’s footageofour celebration of free speech, which drew 850 people. Many thanks to my co-organizer, Sam Ligon.

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

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Seattle Writes: Nonfiction Storytelling for Seattle Public Library
A class about bringing facts into stories.
Sunday, September 23, 2018. 2 – 4 p.m.
Columbia City Branch, Seattle Public Library, 4721 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98118

The New Hugo House: A Grand Opening
Featured reading with Maria Semple, Seattle Civic Poet Anastacia-Renée, Quenton Baker, Amber Flame, Gabriel Teodros, Nancy Guppy and the Bushwick Book Club to celebrate the new building permanently installed in Hugo House’s original location.  
Saturday, September 22, 2018. 5 – 7 p.m.
Hugo House, 
1634 11th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122

Port Townsend Writers’ Conferencee at Centrum
Afternoon Faculty – “Better Storytelling through Research”
Tuesday, July 17 and Thursday, July 19, 2018. Classes 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Fort Worden, Port Townsend, WA

Literary Happy Hour: An Evening of Intoxicating Verse.
Reading for monthly series.
Tuesday, June 26 2018. 7 – 9 p.m.
Capitol Cider, 818 East Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122

Lit Fix Seattle
Reading with Garth Stein and Anca Szilágyi for reading series organized by Mia Lipman Irwin to benefit the youth literacy programs offered by the Bureau of Fearless Ideas. $5.
Thursday, June 21, 2018. 7 – 9 p.m.
Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar, 1508 11th Avenue, Seattle

Moss: Volume Three Release Party
Poetry; prose; food; drinks to celebrate Pacific Northwest literary review. 
Wednesday, June 13, 2018. 7 – 9 p.m.
Type Set, 3827C East Edmunds St, Seattle, WA 98118

Write Your Democracy: A Teach-In
Reading and teaching with Seattle Civic Poet Anastacia-Renée, Wendy Call and Seattle Escribe’s Dalia Maxum for quarterly series organized by Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum and Julia Hands.
Saturday, June 9 2018. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Hugo House, 1021 Columbia St, Seattle, WA

Conversation with Weike Wang
Moderator for Q&A about Chemistry (Penguin/Random House)
Thursday, April 12, 2018. 7 – 9 p.m.
Elliott Bay Book Co, 1521 10th Avenue, Seattle, WA 

Field Researcher’s Guide to Authoritative Storytelling
Eight-week prose workshop about infusing narrative with lyric accuracy.
Tuesdays, April 10 – May 29, 2018. 7:10 – 9:10 p.m.
Richard Hugo House, 1021 Columbia St, Seattle, WA

Word Works: Ruth Ozeki
Introducing and interviewing the novelist and Buddhist priest for Hugo House in partnership with Seattle University’s Search for Meaning Festival.
Friday, February 23, 2018. 7 – 9 p.m.
Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave Seattle, WA

Pie & Whiskey: Seattle Launch   
Reading with Kim Addonizio, Jess Walter and more for launch of Pie & Whiskey: Writers Under the Influence of Butter & Booze (Sasquatch Books), a New York Times New & Notable Book edited by Kate Lebo and Sam Ligon.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017. 7 – 9 p.m.
Hosted by Town Hall Seattle at Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave Seattle, WA

Pie & Whiskey: Spokane Launch   
Reading with Kate Lebo, Sam Ligon, Shawn Vestal and Jess Walter for launch of Pie & Whiskey: Writers Under the Influence of Butter & Booze, edited byLebo & Ligon
Thursday, October 26, 2017. 8 p.m.
Hosted by Terrain, 304 West Pacific Avenue, Spokane, WA

#FML: Lit Crawl Seattle 
Reading with Brian McGuigan and Sasha La Pointe, hosted by Jeanine Walker, as part of annual night of literature: 35 events in 15 venues.
Thursday, October 19, 2017. 9 p.m.
Capitol Cider, 818 East Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122

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.