Recently

These two great events eluded mention on this website at the time of their occurrence: Resonate 1/31 Oakland, where I sold books at a mini-table for this party promoting the feminine in electronic music culture, and Two-Hour Transport 3/27 Seattle, where I delivered a featured book reading to the seasoned writers’ gathering & open mic.

RESONATE

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Above, I can be seen in profile to the right of the brightly lit corner of art to the upper right of the crowd, discussing my books with someone during Naughty Princess‘ excellent set. Following are a few other highlights:

While I’m late mentioning this event, I’m doing so just in time to let you know about Resonate’s next workshop for women making music:

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TWO-HOUR TRANSPORT

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I read from Abyss Surrounding as a featured author, along with Patrick Hurley, for my second participation in this great group of Seattle-area sci-fi writers and appreciators! I also moved a small house that day, and wore my dirt boots to the reading.

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Pictured below, author K.G. Anderson & publisher Tom Whitmore were my gracious Ballard hosts.

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Cascadia Retrospective; Portland/Bellingham Coming Up

This approaching weekend, I can be found creating artwork live, with writing on hand.

In Portland I will be at Metta:AtYyA, and in Bellingham at Home:BASS feauring Algorhythm.

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I recently had the happy occasion of encountering someone who attended a previous workshop I held at Cascadia Festival in June 2017, namely Mind Maps & Synaesthetic Processes. A jeweler, he let me know he’s utilized some of the methods we exercised. It makes me really glad to know that someone who does something very different than I do can apply things I’ve shared!

Here are photos (by Omar Lopez) from the Live Muse Writing session I held beforehand, where we sited ourselves in different places near various activities to interact with our writing.

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11th Sq. Artwork, Cascade Writers, Cascadia Festival, Worldcon 75

New dragon centerpiece art for 11th Sequence, by Marie-Anna Michaud

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I’m teaching two workshops with Cascade Writers in Tacoma next weekend:

1pm – 1:50pm Visual Mapping Techniques & Synaesthetic Processing – Cedar room (With Eva Elasigue)

1pm – 1:50pm What’s Your “Good Enough” & How To Reach It – Cedar room (With Eva Elasigue)

Mythica Village, Cascadia Festival will be hosting writers’ workshops by yours truly!

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My schedule has been announced for Worldcon 75:

Writers and Artists

Wednesday 20:30 – 21:30, 209 (Messukeskus)

How authors interact with illustrators. How SFF covers are created. What visions behind those images.

Barbara G. Tarn (M), Maurizio Manzieri, Valerie Purcell, Zach Dodson, Eva L. Elasigue

Ensemble Casts

Thursday 15:00 – 16:00, 203a (Messukeskus)

The Crew, the Band, the League, the Fellowship – what makes a good ensemble cast for a series of novels or a television show? Are these ensembles diverse or stuck in their ways?

Eva L. Elasigue, Gang Tan, Anne-Marie Tuikka