Wanted: writers and artists who live in the South Puget Sound area, or who have ties to the area, who identify as progressive and/or leftist

For: a multimedia project envisioning a future for Tacoma, Pierce County, and the entire South Puget Sound

Details: A better world is possible, *if* we…


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Inspired by a counter-fascist multi-organization demonstration I was at recently, at which an antifascist group played music at loud volume to drown out and de-platform a fascist speaker, I have created a playlist of protest music.

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This is not meant to signal dissatisfaction with…


There was a #CripLit chat the other day about writing workshop accessibility, which was participated in by Clarion UCSD, Clarion West, Lambda Literary, etc. (There’s a Storify here if you want to read all the tweets.) I didn’t tweet during the chat because my thoughts are slow, and are particularly…


I’ve been offline for a week, and I missed the latest #CripLit twitter conversation, but my thoughts don’t really move at twitter speed anyway, so it’s probably better that I’ve had a bit to think about this.

Several days ago (more like a couple weeks at this point), Nicola Griffith…


I’ve gotten a little behind on this project. For one thing, I’ve been busy setting up a Daily Action team for Indivisible Tacoma; for another, the book I planned to read in April, Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, is completely checked out at every library to which I have access…


February is just about here and I have Vaclav Havel’s Open Letters on hold at the library, which means it’s time to reflect a little bit on what I read this month.

The book I chose to read in January, Vonnegut’s Mother Night, was such an easy read that it…


It’s December; the world is grim and gray but as the year finishes out, a new year approaches. I’m not betting that 2017 is going to be better than 2016, and 2016 has been a dumpster fire, but I am setting my heels to cope with it in a more…


I’m way way late to the Aug 29 #CripLit chat, because I got caught in between hostels in NYC without internet access. This was good for my actual writing, which is what I’m working on, not good for social media engagement. Which, whatever, screw social media, but this is a…

Joanne Rixon

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