Upcoming & Recent Events

Words Out Loud spoken word series, Bethesda, Maryland.  Feature with Mark Fishbein, hosted by Philip Wexler.  7:30 EST, Friday, 4 March 2022.  Zoom

SpeakEasy celebrates James Bertolino.  Mount Baker Theatre Encore Room, Bellingham, WA  7:00-9:00 p.m., Saturday, 5 October 2019.

Twisted Poets Literary Salon, celebrating Refugium: Poems for the Pacific. HOOD 29 (previously known as The Cottage Bistro), 4468 Main Street, Vancouver, B.C., 7:00-9:00 p.m., Thursday, 27 June 2019.

SpeakEasy 24, releasing the new anthology For Love of Orcas.  Mount Baker Theatre Encore Room, Bellingham, WA.  7:00-9:00 p.m., Friday, 3 May 2019.

“Back to Bellingham” reading with some of WWU’s brightest and most successful alumni.  Maya Jewell Zeller selected Nancy to read with her for the mentor/inspiration event.  WWU Viking Union, 4:30-6:00 18 May 2018.

SpeakEasy Poets on Poetry event.  Mount Baker Theater, Bellingham, WA, 7:00-9:00 Saturday, 21 April 2018.

“Corresponding Intimacy: The Letter Form in Creative Writing.”  A Boynton Workshop, Bellingham, WA, 10-noon Saturday, 28 October 2017.

Book release reading for Refugium: Poems for the Pacific.  Vancouver Public Library, 6-8:30 Thursday, 19 October 2017.

“Poetry Postcards: a panel and conversation,”  Monday, 9 October 2017, Mount Baker Theatre Encore Room in Bellingham.  Details here.

Anacortes Public Library celebration of the release of Washington 129 anthology. 2:00 on Sunday 30 April 2017.

“Edna’s Second April,” an Inland Poetry poetry prowl in celebration of Edna St. Vincent Millay.  Saturday, April 8, 2017, in historic downtown Ellensburg, WA.

A Sample of Some Past Events

SpeakEasy “Poetry Marathon Poets,” Mount Baker Theatre, Bellingham.  28 January 2017.

PechaKucha at the Museum of Northwest Art, LaConner.  27 August 2016.

FisherPoets-on-Bellingham Bay.  30 September 2016.

The Muse at Morso/Watermark Writers, Gig Harbor.  13 October 2016.

Lunch Poems at SFU, SFU Vancouver Harbour Centre. 19 October 2016.

Chuckanut Writers Conference, Bellingham.  24 & 25 June 2016.

CCWWP Conference, Toronto. 15-19 June 2016.

Release celebration for Noisy Water: Poetry from Whatcom County, Everson Library. 31 March 2016.

Once Removed book launch, Village Books, Fairhaven.  20 February 2016.

Olympia Poetry Network (feature). Traditions Fair Trade.  22 July 2015.

Duvall Poetry (feature). Duvall Library, Duvall, WA.  1 July 2015.

SpeakEasy Poetry Series 15: “Poems & Prayers for the New Year.” Mount Baker Theatre Encore Room, Bellingham, WA. 18 January 2015.

Crab Creek Review 30th Anniversary Reading and Floating Bridge Press 20th Anniversary Reading, AWP conference, Seattle, WA. 28 February 2014.

Ish River Poet’s Circle, Skagit Historical Museum, LaConner, WA.  10 November 2013.

Word Waves (Go Anacortes Poetry Festival), Anacortes Public Library.  8 November 2012.

“Riffing, Emulation, and Po-Jacking: A Reading with Suggestions for Student Prompts.” Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs (CCWWP) conference, Toronto. 10-13 May 2012.

Artsmith Salon Series, East Sound, Orcas Island, WA.  6 May 2012.

“The Poet’s Body Image.”  Presentation and workshop at Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA, 22 January 2010 and 22 January 2011.  Co-sponsored by the departments of Movement & Wellness Education, Women Studies, and English.

Camano Honors Earth, Matkze Fine Art Gallery & Sculpture Park, Camano Island, WA.  11 September 2010.

Skagit River Poetry Festival, LaConner, WA.  20-22 May 2010.

“Eating Poetry.”  Workshop for Field’s End Writers’ Conference, Kiana Lodge, Bainbridge Island.  17 April 2010.

Centrum Writers Exchange workshops, Port Townsend Writers’ Conference.  16 and 17 July 2009.

“What’s Cracking Up? Humor as Subversion in Poetry.”  Turning Points Distinguished Lecture Series, Western Washington University.  15 April 2009.

“Cross-Border Pollination,” Vancouver Public Library Reading Series.  With Nilofar Shidmehr, Fiona Tinwei Lam, and Phillis Levin.  3 April 2009.

“Fragile and Full,” reading to accompany glass art by Sonja Blumdahl.   Museum of Northwest Art, LaConner, WA.   8 November 2008.

Poets at the Market series (PEN and Seattle Parks), Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA.  21 September 2008.

Taos Summer Writers Conference featured reader, Taos, NM.  19 July 2008.

Six readings and one panel in collaboration with Jane Hirschfield, Thomas Lux, Lorna Crozier, David Mason, Robert Wrigley, and others.  Topics: The Love of Laughter, Good Grief, Women Speak, Taking Humor Seriously, Eco Poets, Northwest Poets, and the closing event Poetry Sampler.  Skagit River Poetry Festival, 16-17 May 2008.

“Writing in the Garden of the Gods: Field’s End Conference,” Kiana Lodge, Bainbridge Island, 26 April 2008.  “Page One” poetry critique workshop conducted with David Wagoner.

Whidbey Island Writers Association Conference, 28 February-1 March 2008.  Workshops on erotic poetry and cadence; discussion leader on creating a first book of poems.

Artist Trust / Washington State Arts Commission fellowship awards reception, Wright Exhibition Space, Seattle, WA, 10 November 2007.

Chatham University, Pittsburgh, class visit and all-campus reading.  6 November 2007.

Gist Street Reading Series, Pittsburgh, 2 November 2007.  With Ed Ochester.

The University of British Columbia, Robson Reading Series, Vancouver, B.C.  12 April 2007.

“What Does Salmon Mean? Poetry and Environmental Science.”  Closing plenary presentation, Georgia Basin Puget Sound Research Conference: Knowledge for the Salish Sea: Toward Collaborative Transboundary Solutions.  Vancouver, 26-29 March 2007.

“Poet’s Corner” feature, Chuckant Radio Hour, broadcast 3 March 2007 (KREM 102.3 Bellingham).

Poetry on the Buses event, Seattle Public Library.  October 2006.