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Upcoming Appearances


Saturday, Nov 19, 2022, 4:00 p.m. The Writers Guild of Astoria Literary Ball, RiverSea Gallery, Astoria, Oregon. Readings from authors, including Jennifer D. Munro (5:00 p.m.), Armin Tolentino, Lara Messersmith-Gavin, and Elisa Carlsen. Live music by Lake Jiroudek (5:30 p.m.). Buzz Bissinger, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, reads from his new book, The Mosquito Bowl (6:00 p.m.). Book-related costumes are welcome but not required. Wine, word games, silent auction. Free and open to the public.

Astoria ball

Thursday, Nov 10, 2022, 6:00 p.m., It’s About Time Writers Reading Series (Seattle Public Library) features the Ballard Writers Collective annual event, Zoom, with Lauren Ziemski, Roselle Kovitz, Alexandra Garfield, and a poem by Carol Levin:

Saturday, Nov 5, 2022, 6:00 p.m., The Writers Guild of Astoria Writer-in-Residence Public Reading, Astoria, Oregon.

Astoria flyer

Astoria Residency

 Past Appearances


Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018, 5:00-7:00 p.m., “Submission Strategies” class at Richard Hugo House, guest speaker (open to enrolled class members only).


Sunday, June 11, 2017, 1:00-4:00 p.m., “Humor and Heartache: Comic Relief Amidst the Grief” workshop. Richard Hugo House, 1021 Columbia St, Seattle, WA 98104. Registration and fee required.

Thursday, June 8, 2017, Seattle book launch for Just a Little More Time anthology, Queen Anne Books, Seattle.

Saturday, May 20, 2017, 2:00 p.m., “Humor and Heartache: Comic Relief Amidst the Grief” 90-minute workshop. Free. Everett Library, 2702 Hoyt Avenue, Everett, WA 98201.

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017, 7:00 p.m., Dock Street Salon‘s Earth Day reading, with Ann Teplick and Anne Liu Kellor. Phinney Books. 7405 Greenwood Ave N., Seattle.


Saturday, Nov 12, 2016, Oyez Roslyn! , Basecamp Books and Bites, Roslyn, WA.

Friday, Nov 4, 2016, 6:30 p.m., Ballard Writers Collective Seventh Annual Event, with short new readings by local writers. Sunset Hill Community Center, 3003 NW 66th, Seattle. All ages. Free.

Thursday, Oct 27, 2016, 7:00 p.m., LitCrawl, “Bad Moms: Parenting Can Be a Mother,” Zoe Events,  1318 E. Union St, Seattle, 98122. With Wendy Staley Colbert, Donna Miscolta, and Ronit Feinglass Plank. There will be readings all evening long at various Capitol Hill venues.

Saturday, Sept 17, 2016, all day, Ballard Writers Collective Pop-Up Park, corner of 65th and 32nd NW in Ballard across from Walter’s Scoop. Come meet “the writer next door.”

March 17, 2016, 6:00 p.m. to midnight, Irish Wake for Lost Seattle Places, presented by Ghosts of Seattle Past, LOVECITYLOVE’s new location at Pike and 14th (1406 E Pike, Seattle, WA). Readings and music start at 6:30pm (I’ll be reading between 6:30 and 7:00 with four other authors). Free and all ages.


Tuesday, Nov  17, 2015, University of Washington Extension Nonfiction class, guest lecturer (not open to the public).

Friday, Nov 13, 2015, 6:30 p.m., Ballard Writers Collective Sixth Annual Event, with short new readings by local writers on the topic of “13.” Sunset Hill Community Center, 3003 NW 66th, Seattle. All ages. Free.

Friday, Oct 16, 2015, 7:00 p.m., Raven Chronicles Humor Issue reading, Jack Straw Cultural Center, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle.

Saturday, Oct 3, 2015, 9:00 a.m., Edmonds Write on the Sound Writers’ Conference. I’ll be leading a workshop on Cider-Pressing Your Memoir.

Friday, Oct 2, 2015, 8:15 p.m., IslandWood Circle of Friends, Bainbridge Island, WA.

Saturday, May 16, 2015, 7:00 p.m., I’ll be emceeing Kick to the Brain (and Other Pivotal Moments), Egan’s Ballard Jam House, 1707 Northwest Market Street, Seattle. Bill Bernat, Bonnie Froman, Corbin Lewars, Chris Leher, and Ina Zajac read about sex, drugs, rock and roll and kittens. Free and open to the public. Adult content.

LTYMListen to Your Mother, May 9, 2015, 2:00 p.m., Bloedel Hall at St. Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle. Giving Motherhood a Microphone: Irreverent, thought-provoking, hilarious, and edgy, Listen to Your Mother is a live stage reading of personal stories celebrating motherhood. Featuring 13 local writers. The live shows are recorded and will be broadcast on LTYMShow YouTube channel this summer. Check out over 1,000 videos from past seasons.

LTYM bow by Allison Green
Listen to Your Mother Seattle

Sunday, March 8, 2015, 2:00 p.m., Columbia City branch of Seattle Public Library, with Carol Levin, Don Kentop.

WordsWest with Sarah Steinke
WordsWest with Sarah Steinke

Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 7:00 p.m, WordsWest Literary Series, C & P Coffee Co., 5612 California Ave. SW, West Seattle, WA, 98136. With Sarah Steinke. See video of the event here. Scroll down to WordsWest Literary Series 5.


Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014, 7:00 p.m., Lit Fix, JewelBox at Rendezvous, 2322 2nd Ave., Seattle, WA. $5.00. With Ryan Boudinot, Daemond Arrindell, and Sonora Jha.

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014, University of Washington Extension Nonfiction class, guest lecturer (not open to the public).

Oct 23-26, 2014, Whidbey Island Writers Conference, Coupeville, WA. Fri Oct 24, 10:00 a.m., “Writing Sex” Chat House with Sarah Martinez. Sat Oct 25, 10:00 a.m., “Humor and heartache: injecting levity into serious stories” workshop.


With Jason Black, Northwest Independent Editors Guild
With Jason Black, Northwest Independent Editors Guild

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013, University of Washington Extension Nonfiction class, guest lecturer (not open to the public).

Thursday, Nov 14, 2013, at 7:00 pm. Reading at Northwind Arts Center, 2409 Jefferson, Port Townsend, WA. With Donna Miscolta.

Saturday and Sunday, Nov 2 and 3, 2013, Northwest Bookfest, Northwest University, Kirkland, WA. Saturday 4:00 p.m., Hot & Spicy Panel Discussion on Romance, Erotica, and Erotic Romance, with Lauren Dane and Alexis Morgan. Sunday 10:30 a.m., Working With an Editor in the Digital Publishing Age, a Northwest Independent Editors Guild panel discussion, with Jason Black, Nancy Wick, and Waverly Fitzgerald.

Friday, Nov 1, 2013, 7:00 p.m., Ballard Writers Collective Fourth Annual Event, with readings, raffles, 3-books-for-$15 tickets, and Ask the Author session. Sunset Hill Community Center, 3003 NW 66th, Seattle. Free. Wine for purchase.

Thursday, Oct 24, 2013, 6:00 p.m., Three Jennies Walk Into a Bar, Sam’s Tavern, 1024 E. Pike, Seattle. With Jenny Hayes and Jenny Forrester and emceed by Jenny Neill. Part of Lit Crawl Seattle.

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013, 5:00p.m. Signs of Life reading and jewelry art show, Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, 1420 Fifth Ave, Seattle.

Saturday, Aug 10, 2013, 3:00p.m. Arts in Nature Festival, Camp Long, West Seattle. I’ll be reading around a firepit with Esther Altshul-Helfgott and Anne Hursey.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 6:00p.m. Hedgebrook Alumnae e-books and marketing panel, Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue, Seattle.

Saturday, April 27, 2013, all day Salon at Hedgebrook, Whidbey Island, WA. I’ll be teaching two sessions of The Funny Bone is an Erogenous Zone. With Mary Guterson, Amy Wheeler, Naseem Rakha, Karen Finneyfrock, and Sue Ennis (Heart songwriter/lyricist).

Friday, March 22, 2013, 7:00p.m., Tony’s Coffee Bar Literary Event #2, 7001 3rd Ave NW Seattle, WA 98117. With Erin Gilbert, Nicole Rosevear, and Ellen Parker.

Saturday, January 26, 2013, 1:00p.m. Artist Trust Board Meeting, downtown Seattle.

Thursday, January 24, 2013, 7:00p.m., University Bookstore, Seattle. When to Get Edited: How to Know What Your Book Needs This Year. Jason Black and Jennifer D. Munro give advice on the different kinds of editing and when each is appropriate within the life cycle of a book. You’ll also learn how to find the best editor for your project, how to get the most out of the editor you choose, and why your book has a better chance of success if it’s been professionally edited, whether you’re planning to go the traditional route or publish independently. Free.


Artist Trust Board
Artist Trust Board

Saturday, December 1, 2012, Write-O-Rama fundraiser for Richard Hugo House. 2:00p.m. and 3:00p.m. Two hour-long “teaser” workshops for next spring’s Humor and Heartache: Injecting Levity into Memoir and Personal Essay workshop at the Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue, Seattle.

Saturday, Nov 24, 2012, 5:00p.m. But My Software Has a Spell Checker, So Why Do I Need an Editor? panel discussion with Tod McCoy and Corbin Lewars. Sunset Hill Community Center, 3003 NW 66th St, Seattle. As part of a day-long event by the Ballard Writers Collective. Free.

Edmonds Write on the Sound Writers’ Conference, Saturday, Oct 6, 2012, 2:30-4:00pm. I’ll be leading a workshop on using humor in personal nonfiction. [SOLD OUT]

Northwest BookFest, Saturday Sept 22, 2012, 7pm, Kirkland, Hot & Spicy Panel Discussion, Milagro Mexican Restaurant (featuring free appetizers), with Deborah Schneider, Audrey McManus (Marketing and Education Coordinator, Babeland), and Shelli Stevens.

Cheap Beer & Prose, Thursday Sept 20, 2012, 7pm, Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue, Seattle. YouTube video of the event here, with Jeanine Walker warming up the crowd and doing introductions for the first six minutes; Jennifer D. Munro enters at 5:45 into the video.

Westercon Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention, Saturday, July 7, 2012, 9pm, panel discussion on writing the erotic scene, DoubleTree SeaTac Hotel. With Rhiannon Held and Anna Sheehan.

Ballard Out Loud, Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 7:00pm, Egan’s Jam House, 1707 Northwest Market Street, Seattle. Five writers perform new, unpublished works without using notes. With Wendy HinmanScott McCredie, Helen Landalf & Steven Bishofski, Rita Bresnahan, and Faye Thornburgh (performing “Assiniboine” at the Jam here). Listen to podcasts of past events here. You can hear the audio version of my ghost story told that night by clicking on the link at the bottom of my Ballard Writers page.

Just Write on Whidbey, Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 3:00pm, Local Grown Coffee, 26 Front Street, Coupeville, Whidbey Island, WA.

(American) Road Trip: Stories & Music, Saturday, May 12, 2012, 7-10pm, Enlighten Cafe, 5424 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle. All Ages Welcome. With Maureen (tribal fusion bellydance), Emily Riesser (soprano), John Henry’s Hammer (American roots music), Ingrid Ricks (author of Hippie Boy: A Girl’s Story), and David P. Moore (author of David & Suzanne’s Big Frickin’ Canadian Motorcycle Adventure). This project was supported, in part, by an award from 4Culture.

It’s About Time, Thursday, Mar 8, 2012, 6pm, Ballard Library, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W., Seattle. With Katy Ellis and Elena Louise Richmond; Chris Jarmick will discuss writing craft.

Winter Edge Salon (Theme: Tribe), Thursday, Jan 26, 2012, 6:30pm, Vermillion Art Gallery & Wine Bar, 1508 11th Ave, Seattle. Featuring Artist Trust Edge program graduates, with Josephine Ensign and Denise Calvetti.


LitCrawl Sam's Tavern
LitCrawl Sam’s Tavern

Ballard Authors Book Signing, Friday Dec 9, 2011, 7:00pm, Secret Garden Books, 2214 NW Market Street, Seattle.

Ballard Authors Slam and Book Fair, Friday Nov 18, 2011, 7:00pm, Sunset Hill Community Center, 3003 NW 66th St, Seattle.

Northwest BookFest, Saturday Oct 1, 2011, 5pm, Parkplace Books, Kirkland, Panel Discussion on Taboo: Crossing the Line – Sex and Sexuality in Literature, with Tiberio Simone.

“Rad Dad: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Fatherhood” Anthology Reading PartyThursday Aug 4, 2011, 7:00pm, Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue, Seattle. With “Reality Mom” Corbin Lewars, “Rad Dad” Tomas Moniz, and “Letters to an Absent Father” author Maré Odomo.

Oyez Roslyn!, Saturday, March 12, 2011, 7:00pm, Marko’s Place Pub, 106 N 1st St, Roslyn, Washington. With Robert Michael Pyle and Ellie Belew.

Secrets, Saturday Feb 12, 2011, 7:00pm, Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue, Seattle. NOT Hosted by David Schmader, with Corbin Lewars, Tanya Ruckstuhl-Valenti, Ann Teplick, Lisette Austin, Anastacia Tolbert, Monica Lemoine, Larissa Min, Deborah Pursifull, and Bonnie Rough.

Pacific Northwest Writers Association, with Corbin Lewars and Candace Murrow, Saturday Jan 15, 2011, 1:00-3:00pm, Writer’s Cottage, 317 NW Gilman Blvd #8, Issaquah, Washington

Last Decade

Hugo House
Hugo House

4Culture King County Grant Reading, Hugo House, 2010
Artist Trust EDGE Graduates, Jack Straw Productions, 2010

[Looks like 2009 was a hard mothering year: no appearances!]

Seattle Central Library (Jack Straw Writers), 2008
Elliott Bay Bookstore, Women Authoring Change, 2008
Hedgebrook, Literary Landscapes & Fundraising Brunch, 2008
Babeland, Spring Romance & Fall Readings, 2008
Hugo House, Cheap Wine & Poetry Featured Reader, 2008
Jack Straw Productions, Writers Program, 2008

Elliott Bay Bookstore
Elliott Bay Bookstore

Stone House Café, RASP Featured Reader, 2007
Hugo House, Headline Reader One Foot on the Floor event, 2007

Third Place Books, Ravenna & Bothell, 2006 (Best of Literary Mama)
Queen Anne Books, 2006 (Best of Literary Mama)

Village Books, Bellingham, 2004 (Knitter’s Gift)
Victrola’s Coffee Shop (Colloque Wheel reading series featured reader), 2004, 2003, 2002
Wit’s End Bookstore (ProseWest), 2004
Toys In Babeland, 2003 (Summer Smut reading series), 2002 (Shameless)
Secluded Alley Works, 2003
Wet Spot, 2002 (Shameless)
Take Another Look Books, 2002
Seattle Writers Association 16th Annual Writers in Performance, 2001
Redmond Association of Spoken Word 2nd Annual Write Out Loud, 2000

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