It's the third week of an artist residency in Seattle with fiction writer Susan Kim Campbell. The residency is the gift of a private donor who offered use of a beautiful Tudor Home in the Mt. Baker neighborhood. The word "gift" is an understatement. There is no word to match the treasure of watching the sunrise over Lake Washington. Or use of a stunning home with writing nooks everywhere.
Between Susan working on her subtle, smart, and uncannily funny fiction, and my putting the final touches on a poetry manuscript slated for publication in the fall, we've taken small breaks to enjoy the many literary pleasures Seattle offers. Below is a sampling of the places we've visited so far, in some cases, joining Seattle poet Tina Schumann.
Jill McCabe Johnson's research and writing practice follow the tradition of the French Medieval poetic form, the "chanson d'aventure" or song of adventure, where a writer walks into a new environment for enlightenment and inspiration.