She was one of the original organizers/readers at Red Sky Poetry Theater and at Campus Poets and Writers. She was also a graduate of Clarion West (1984) Professional Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Workshop. She says that one of the most prolific and joyous times of her life was when she was a member of the Mercer Street Poets, a group of women poets, who critiqued each other’s work and did occasional readings.
She has been a featured reader at the Whidbey Island Poetry Festival, and in 1992, at the Seattle Music and Literary Arts Festival, Bumbershoot. She recently read at the Fermoy International Poetry Festival in County Cork, Ireland in early August, 2013 and was featured at Breadline, a monthly reading series in Seattle in late August, 2013.