Work

Select Publications

2019 – Ploughshares (Issue #137, forthcoming) “Foil”
2018 –
Narrative “The Little One Need Not Come”
2018 – Quarter After Eight (Volume 24) “Snapshot”
2011 – Glimmer Train (Issue 77) “Best Western” *
2010 – Southern Indiana Review (Volume 17, 1) “Stray” *
2010 – Glimmer Train (Issue 74) “Writing to the Future: An Interview with Xu Xi”
2009 – Evo Girls Guest editor and essayist for the annual print catalogue of experimental media and activist art by the collective, Evolutionary Girls Club
2008 – Selected Shorts, NPR & Symphony Space “Best Western” *
2007 – Writer’s Chronicle (Volume 40, Number 3) “A Part of One’s Life: An Interview with Shawn Wong”
2007 – Best New American Voices 2007 (Harcourt, 2006) “Ashes” *
2006 – Hunger Mountain (Issue Number 9) “Three Keys” *
2006 – The Way We Knew It (Vermont College / Union Institute & University, 2006) “Wrap Skirt”

* Stories resulting from “After Life.” See project details below.

Select Interdisciplinary Projects

2018-2020 – “Here Today,” In development with the Quinault Indian Nation A multi-part, web-based audio series on the relocation of the Village of Tahola, which is threatened by climate-related sea level rise.
2018 – “Invisible Ink: Homeless,” Seattle First Presbyterian, Seattle, WA “You Don’t Disappear,” group show with Naima Lowe, Barry Johnson, Serrah Russell & Hanita Schwartz. Site-specific performance/installation. Butcher paper, lemon juice, ironing board and iron, and source text contributed by homeless community members.
2017 – “Invisible Ink: Reparations,” Feast Arts Center, Tacoma, WA Solo site-specific performance/installation about racial erasure. Text, butcher paper, lemon juice, ironing board and iron, audio. Source text contributed by participants in Natasha Marin’s “Reparations Project.” Audio loop sources contributed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore.
2017 – “is white is / Retrogradatio Cruciata,” The Evergreen State College Gallery, Olympia, WA Durational diptych about the violence of language & privilege. Text, lemon juice, butcher paper, automated reader, natural sound.
2016 – “The Redaction Project,” Salon Refu, Olympia, WA Solo site-specific installation of dis/integrated trauma narrative. Text, index cards, document archive, steel rods and cables, woodblock print, letterpress, audio.
2014 – “The Sea that Has Become Known” (3:00) Text/video diptych about queerness and alienation.
2006 – “Red Field” (variable duration) Interactive video elegy. Text, video, object-oriented code.
2005-10 – “After Life” Sustained literary inquiry into how we are altered by loss. * Publication credits above.
2002 – “Group” (106:00) Co-Writer/Producer/Director with Marilyn Freeman. Gender queer, experimental feature film staring Carrie Brownstein, Nomy Lamm and Lola Rock n’ Rolla. Distributed by Artistic License & Frameline.

Select Readings & Presentations

2017 – Salon Refu, Olympia WA Solo reading from Zombie: A Memoir, auto-fictional narrative.
2014 – “Animal/Antidote,” Blindfold Gallery, Seattle, WA Group reading with Stacy Levine, Bhanu Kapil, Doug Nufer, Sarah Dowling and Jennifer Calkins
2013 – “Q.E.D II: Not (Quite) Easily Done,” Les Figues Press & MAK Center for Art & Architecture, Los Angeles, CA Reading/performance & process presentation with Jennifer Calkins
2011 – TEDx Evergreen, Olympia, WA Speaker, “The Happy (Un)Ending: Climate Change & Narrative”
2006 – Davis Gallery, Sheridan, WY Visiting artist talk, “Process and Image”
2006 – AWP Conference, Austin, TX Panelist/moderator, “Prose in Motion” with John Bresland, Ed Falco, Marilyn Freeman and Philip Graham
2005 – NonfictionNow Conference, Iowa City, IA Panelist, “The Video Essay” with Marilyn Freeman, Ron Sandvik and John Bresland & “Varieties of Collaboration” with Lawrence Suttin, Alma Gottlieb and LeAnne Howe
2003 – Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV Visiting writer
2003 – The Olympia Film Festival, Olympia, WA Panelist, “Writing the New Screenplay”
2002 – Filmmaker Forum, Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Seattle, WA Panelist, “Women in Film.”

Grants & Fellowships

The Millay Colony for the Arts (2017)
Artist Trust Fellowship (2017)
Hafer Family Foundation Residency (2007)
Artist Trust, GAP Award (2007)
Residency Fellowship, Jentel Foundation (2006)
Centrum Residency Fellowship (2006)

Select Awards & Honors

Narrative Fall Fiction Prize (2017) Finalist
Iowa Short Fiction Award (2017) Semi-finalist
Glimmer Train Fiction Open Award (2013) Finalist
Mary C. Mohr Short Fiction Award (2010) Winner
Salem College 2010 International Literary Awards, Fiction (2010) Honorable Mention
Bellingham Review Tobias Wolff Award in Fiction (2010) Finalist
Orlando Prize for Short Fiction (2010) Finalist
Gulf Coast Fiction Prize (2010) Finalist
Iowa Short Fiction Award (2009) Semi-finalist
Rick DeMarinis Short Story Award (2009) Finalist
Zoetrope: All Story Short Fiction Contest (2009) Honorable Mention, Yiyun Li judging
Glimmer Train Family Matters Fiction Award (2009) Finalist
Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Award (2009) 2nd Place
Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize (2008) Winner
Nimrod Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Fiction (2008) Honorable Mention, Anthony Doerr judging
Glimmer Train Family Matters Fiction Award (2008) Finalist
Glimmer Train Fiction Open Award (2007) Finalist
Nimrod Katherine Anne Porter Prize (2007) Semi-finalist
Howard Frank Mosher Prize for Short Fiction (2006) Winner
Best Narrative Feature, The Director’s View Film Festival, Stamford, CT (2003) Group
Best Feature, Jurors’ Choice, New Festival, NY (2002) Group
Best Director, Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (2002) Group
Audience Choice, Best Feature Film, Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (2002) Group
Official Selection, IFP Film Market, NY (2001) Group
British Film Institute, London, England (2002) Presenting artist, feature film Group

Select Film & Digital Media Credits, Honors & Awards

The Warmest Season (In development) Feature film. Writer / Producer
The Sea that Has Become Known (2014) Audio/video narrative. Writer / Director / Producer
The Good Zeal of Monks (2012) Video essay. Co-Director / Producer / Camera / Editor
Sophisticated (Optioned) Feature Film. Developing Producer
Birders (2005) “Artist Signature Piece” MTV Logo. Writer / Producer / Creative Director / Animator
Audience Choice Award, Planet Out Short Film Contest (2003) Civil Enough
Best Narrative Feature, The Director’s View Film Festival, Stamford, CT (2003) Group
Group
(106:00, DV-35mm, 2002) Feature film. Theatrical distribution by Artistic License. Educational & home video distribution: Frameline. Writer / Producer / Co-Director /  Director of Photography / Production Designer
Best Feature, Jurors’ Choice, New Festival, NY, NY (2002) Group
Best Director, Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Seattle, WA (2002) Group
Audience Choice, Best Feature Film, Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (2002) Group
Official Selection, IFP Film Market, NY, NY (2001) Group
Truth
(1998) 16mm feature film, Brown Eyes Motion Pictures. Art Director
Journey to Greece (30:00, 16mm, 1996) Film essay. Producer / Camera
Flags for Fags (30:00, 16mm, 1996) Location Sound Technician
Eroticascore (9:15, 16mm, 1995) Film with live, improvised soundtrack. Writer / Director / Producer
Taking the Veil (3:00, 16mm, 1995) Film with live, improvised soundtrack. Writer / Director / Producer
Clouds are thus… (6:30, 3 channel video installation, 1995) Writer/Director / Producer / Camera

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