Archive | June, 2005

The Moss Gatherers Trashed by The Stranger

As with his first two books, the stories in The Moss Gatherers are set in the Northwest, but this time the Northwest is full of secret meaning and Briggs’s descriptions of trees and rivers and rocks read like paeans to trees and rivers and rocks. In Briggs’s first two books, almost all of the scenery was bleak, which set him apart from nearly everyone else who’s written well about this region. But there’s beauty throughout The Moss Gatherers, of the phoned-in and television-ready variety: granite mountains, Douglas firs, rustling corn stalks, the Burke Museum coffee shop. [Read the entire review.]

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Open Office Hours

I hosted a reading on June 9th of people who came from the community to visit the Writer-in-Residence at Richard Hugo House. My tenure as Writer-in-Residence at Richard Hugo House was up on June 16th (Bloom�s Day).

As you may know, Hugo House offers free consultations with the Writers-in-Residence to anyone in the community.

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Review in The Statesmen Journal

June 5, 2005, — Here are a dozen short stories from a Seattle writer. Briggs has a view of life that is bizarre and rather charming.

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Reading at UW Bookstore – Tacoma

I’ll be reading at the UW Bookstore – Tacoma (1754 Pacific Avenue; 253.272.8080) on Monday June 6 at 5:30 p.m. from my new book The Moss Gatherers. Tacoma has recently been restored and is rather nice.

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