I am a writer, teacher, and Chair of Film at Cornish College of the Arts. I have published personal essays, feature essays, and reviews for a variety of publications, including The Iowa Review, Film Comment, MovieMaker, The Seattle Times, The Stranger, Cinema Studies Journal and The Wallace Stevens Journal. My writing has been featured on the National Public Radio station KUOW 94.9, at Bumbershoot (Seattle's music and arts festival), and my book recommendations were regular parts of Nancy Guppy's TV show, Art Zone. In 2006 I was selected by The Stranger as "One to Watch" in its annual "genius" awards. And I have been executive director of Northwest Film Forum and Richard Hugo House. And I am the executive producer of a TV pilot about food called What She's Having.
What I was doing the past seven years. I was executive director of Northwest Film Forum, Seattle's premiere film arts center. A relatively recent interview on KUOW 94.9 catches up on news at the Film Forum since 2010.
What I am also doing now. Writing and thinking: a collection of stories, some of which appeared in public at the Rendezvous Room on May 22, 2009 and at Bumbershoot on September 7, 2009, each time in collaboration with Devin Sullivan, who wrote (and sang) awesome songs on (or off of) sections of the stories.
What I have done, otherwise. From 2004-2008 I was executive director of Richard Hugo House, the literary center in Seattle where I started the Hugo Literary Series, expanded the Writing Classes, the Youth programs and raised the visibility of the center.
What I have done, other than that. Reviews, speeches, memoire, editing, ghostwriting, a screenplay, and taught the history of literature and the history of film.