It’s weird being a single human being again. I have only been with one person in the last six years and I’m telling you, it took a while, but I was finally able to see the light of monogamy (I’d just never had unconditionally loving monogamy before). I don’t want to have to date again. It’s weird being back in a city where you once caused violence with your sexuality, where you hurt folks and were hurt so hard. There is so much to think about and I have a lot of time to do that now. Please pray for me.
Tomorrow is my workshop at the Historic Joy Kogawa House, so please come if you are in town. I will be reading from Dirty Kids, leading exercises on acknowledging our own backgrounds and biases and looking at Ted Conover’s new work on immersion journalism. Workshop is free with membership (25$); contact me with questions or accessibility info.
I just came home from Seoul, which is a city that has me reeling from newness.
I am learning how to pick back up my words and place them down again gracefully.
I find the most joy in the children, the babies and the dogs.
Holy, holy, holy
I will be in Vancouver starting March, at the Historic Joy Kogawa House.
I am very grateful to have the opportunity to have a residency and sit still somewhere new and tip, tip, tap…
I am leading a Masterclass on experimental memoir on March 15 and a workshop on April 1st on on writing for survival and writing on sexual abuse. I also need readers for a final reading, so please help me out.