Monday, December 9, 2013

What to Wear

Hello dears. Here's a short essay I wrote for the UK's terrific Litro Magazine, I hope you enjoy it!

You attended a thousand parties in New York, at art museums and armouries, at a very good funeral home and a world famous theatre. There were pale men in fine suits and duskier-skinned cater-waiters in tuxes. Preserved old ladies wore invasive French scents that reminded you of your grandmother’s Seattle clubs, the Sunset Club and the Rainier Club, the Ladies’ Auxiliary this or the Women’s University that. If you exchanged pleasantries with such ladies your dress would carry some of that fussy old glamour with you when you said goodbye. The girls your age who weren’t there, like you, on the arm of a corporate foundation’s temp, wore lighter scents, all fruit and white flowers. When you told yourself the young girls’ perfumes were just the old lady perfumes of the future, you coveted them less.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Fiction School

I had a lot of fun doing this interview with Fiction School's Baker Lawley, Jody Gehrman, and (in spirit) Tommy Zurhellen. If you've ever wondered how memoirists and fiction writers make (or try to make) art out of life, then this is the podcast for you!