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Burlington, VT

Member since:

April 29, 2013

What do you write?

By day I write and edit about electric energy issues and infrastructure, and facilitate planning and collaboration by diverse groups of Vermonters who are concerned about our energy future. And I help other people write better. For fun (definitely not profit) I make digital and analog art. I am a storytelling of first-person, true tales, winner of a recent Extempo telling competition, telling regularly at StorytellingVT (at the Monkey House), Extempo, and Burlington's Moth Story Slam, with upcoming out-of-state gigs in Maine and Connecticut.

What's your favorite subject to write about?

Lately I've been writing creative non-fiction that is closely tied to my oral storytelling. I'm fascinated by the similarities and the differences between the two forms, and how one can be a springboard for the other in either direction.

Who is your favorite author?

This question is impossible for a bibliophile to answer. Some favorites that come first to mind: Wallace Stegner, David Mitchell, Haruki Murakami, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Louise Erdrich, Annie Proulx. Dark is good.

If you could meet any dead writer, who would it be?

Willa Cather

What do you hope to achieve in your work?

Write freely, try new things, and not worry about self-judgment or perfection.


Facilitator, maven, participant observer. Burlingtonian, artist, skeptic.

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