Wander

I’m a sucker for a writing workshop or conference (read: life hack to stay in school forever). Combine a literary event with meeting new people and exploring new settings for stories, and I’m in. My children: “Your perfect day would include going to class?” Indeed, it would. Here is a scrapbook of my travels, literary and otherwise, Pilot G-2 Ultra Fine point pen in hand.

 Reading in Dublin, Abroad Writers Conference

Reading in Dublin, Abroad Writers Conference

 How I felt about my whole MFA experience

How I felt about my whole MFA experience

 MFA graduation, Santa Fe, New Mexico

MFA graduation, Santa Fe, New Mexico

 Because you need to see the graduation shoes #fashionfail

Because you need to see the graduation shoes #fashionfail

 MFA mentor Robert Clark who regularly scribbled  ABM —“a bit much”—in my margins Whidbey Island, Washington

MFA mentor Robert Clark who regularly scribbled ABM—“a bit much”—in my margins
Whidbey Island, Washington

 Fictionistas: Trying to be more than a wine-drinking group since 2008

Fictionistas: Trying to be more than a wine-drinking group since 2008

 Lismore Castle, Waterford, Ireland. Almost too beautiful to write here. Abroad Writers Conference

Lismore Castle, Waterford, Ireland. Almost too beautiful to write here.
Abroad Writers Conference

 Writer camp aka Wedgwood Circle GoodLit fellowship with Bret Lott. Stanford, Kentucky

Writer camp aka Wedgwood Circle GoodLit fellowship with Bret Lott. Stanford, Kentucky

 Not so hungry, Shanghai

Not so hungry, Shanghai

 Quest for cheese (always), Rome

Quest for cheese (always), Rome

 Tin House Summer Workshop tee shirt day. Portland, Oregon

Tin House Summer Workshop tee shirt day. Portland, Oregon

 Novel research—no, really!—in Paris

Novel research—no, really!—in Paris

 AWP Conference ca. 2009 with  Relief Journal  founder Kimberly Culbertson. Chicago, Illinois

AWP Conference ca. 2009 with Relief Journal founder Kimberly Culbertson. Chicago, Illinois

 Happy Place, Shakespeare & Co., Paris

Happy Place, Shakespeare & Co., Paris

 Setting of Book 2. Who wants to go to Bora Bora?

Setting of Book 2. Who wants to go to Bora Bora?