Reading New Short Fiction with Bess Lovejoy and Suzanne Morrison

Join me and my amazing cohorts in writing, Bess Lovejoy (Rest in Pieces) and Suzanne Morrison (Yoga Bitch) on Ash Wednesday, as we read brand new, never-been-read-before short stories. We each have one book out in the world and are working on second books, but in between we’ve also been working on short fiction–and it’s time to bring them out of the dark into–well, a dark bar. It’s going to be a great night! It’s also been recommended by the Seattle Metropolitan magazine, in case you need further convincing.

Wednesday, February 26th
Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar, Seattle
7pm (doors at 6), free


Earth Notes: Four Poets & Lantern Chapbook Celebration

Join me, Kathleen Flenniken, and JM Miller in celebrating the release of Nancy Dickeman’s poetry chapbook, Lantern. It’s an honor to read with such stellar poets! Plus, there will be cake, cider, and books for sale.

December 9, 2018
3 pm
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Ave
Seattle, WA

Fiction, Fitting In, and Standing Out: With Lidia Yuknavitch, Chelsea Bolan, and Adam Voith

I’m extremely excited to be a part of Storyfort this year! And oh man. Lidia Yuknavitch! I can’t tell you how honored I am to be sharing a stage with Lidia and Adam as we read and discuss our work. Who knows, we might even sing.

March 22, 2018
2:30-4:30 pm
Storyfort (at Treefort Music Festival)
Owyhee Ballroom
1109 Main Street
Boise, ID

At the Inkwell Seattle: “Cities”

I’m thrilled to be reading with Jane Wong, Jason Kirk, and Kelsey Larson! Together we will take on all things city.

March 14, 2017
Vermillion, Capitol Hill, Seattle, USA

Panel Discussion, “Catching Up with UBC Alumni”

Along with novelist Brent Van Staalduinen and poet Jane Munro, I’ll be discussing my new book and the long road it took to get there.

July 18, 2016
2-3:30 pm
Buchanan A104, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Particles on the Wall Reading and Discussion Panel
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
1:30 pm
Möbius Gallery, Cascadia College, Bothell
with poet Kathleen Flenniken and others

The Good Sister Readings and Events

Book Launch Celebration!
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Book Warehouse
4118 Main Street, Vancouver, BC Canada
Please join us to celebrate the release of The Good Sister!

Seattle Book Launch Celebration
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
6:30 – 9pm
By invitation: Please contact Chelsea for more information.

Spokane Reading and Celebration
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Auntie’s Bookstore
402 West Main Street, Spokane, WA
Incidentally, it’s also Chelsea’s mom’s 70th birthday!