Spent last week in the Bay Area courtesy of Mills College, checking out their MFA program. I had the pleasure of being fellow VONA alumna Susan Ito‘s guest at the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. We need one in Portland! After all, aren’t we California’s Canada? We’re where people go when California gets to them and they can’t afford the rent. We’re your peaceful neighbors to the north with better traffic and cheaper rent. We need to keep up! Of course, being there was super productive and I can’t wait to go back.