The heart of Oregon wine country also grows #craftbeer innovation

New article in the Oregon Beer Growler’s February issue For five years now, I’ve been writing monthly for the Oregon Beer Growler. For both beer fans and for folks in the business, the OBG talks about all things in Oregon’s craft beer industry. For the new February 2018 issue, I got to talk with the founders … Read more

2 events at the heart of Oregon #craftbeer

As you know, writing about the Eugene/Springfield craft beer scene means I get to talk to some of the coolest people in the world, then share their stories with you. (Sometimes I think my cheeky-yet-true tagline should be “People pay me to talk to cool people.”) This month in the local paper, The Register-Guard, “It’s … Read more

Read Local! Book launch party Aug. 25, 2016, Tsunami Books, Eugene

4 books… 4 authors… 1 party! Celebrate the release of 4 books from 4 local authors: Valerie Ihsan, The Scent of Apple Tea Tanya J. Peterson, Twenty-Four Shadows Gina Oschner, The Hidden Letters of Velta B Anthony St. Clair, The Lotus and the Barley There’s no obligation to buy books, we just want to pack … Read more

Windfall Reading Series: Jordan Hartt & Lois Rosen, May 17, 2016, Eugene

As a member of the Lane Literary Guild, I love that Eugene has so much happening in its poetry and literary scene. Each month at the Eugene Public Library, featured poets and authors share their works with the public as part of the FREE Windfall Reading Series. 2015-2016 Windfall Readings are held on the third … Read more

Windfall Reading Series: National Poetry Month, Apr. 19, 2016, Eugene

As a member of the Lane Literary Guild, I love that Eugene has so much happening in its poetry and literary scene. Each month at the Eugene Public Library, featured poets and authors share their works with the public as part of the FREE Windfall Reading Series. 2015-2016 Windfall Readings are held on the third … Read more

Windfall Reading Series: Frank Rossini & Rosalind Trotter, Mar. 15, 2016, Eugene

As a member of the Lane Literary Guild, I love that Eugene has so much happening in its poetry and literary scene. Each month at the Eugene Public Library, featured poets and authors share their works with the public as part of the FREE Windfall Reading Series. 2015-2016 Windfall Readings are held on the third … Read more

Brewing on the wild side

Wild beers are such a, well, wild ride. Here’s a new piece about wild beers in Oregon, in The Register-Guard. “Think of everything you know about beer: the bitter punch of a Northwest IPA, the light flavor of an American lager, the richness of a dry Irish-style stout. Now pour it down the drain.” Full … Read more

Craft Beer Article: Collaboration is Key for Homebrewing Couple

New in the February 2016 edition of the Oregon Beer Growler: “Sometimes newlyweds return from their honeymoon and immediately prepare a room for a baby. But for Kiley and Michael Gwynn of Eugene, they returned from their 2008 honeymoon/first anniversary trip to Hawaii with a passion for a new hobby: homebrewing.” Full story: Collaboration is … Read more

Windfall Reading Series: Oregon Book Award Finalists, Feb. 16, 2016, Eugene

As a member of the Lane Literary Guild, I love that Eugene has so much happening in its poetry and literary scene. Each month at the Eugene Public Library, featured poets and authors share their works with the public as part of the FREE Windfall Reading Series. 2015-2016 Windfall Readings are held on the third … Read more

Oregon Business: Can Eugene Sell Itself — Without Selling Out?

I’ve lived in Eugene since 2000 and have seen how much this small city is changing—and how it also resists changing. It was really cool to get to write about this balance and conflict for the February 2016 edition of Oregon Business: Full article: Oregon Business – Can Eugene Sell Itself — Without Selling Out?