Signal Fire Outdoor Residency

May 7th, 2014

My trip with Signal Fire is coming up in just over two months and I could not be more delighted. Signal Fire is an arts organization out of Portland, Ore., that connects artists to the natural world in a spirit of collaboration and reverence. Each year, they produce a variety of opportunities for artists to engage with each other in wild nature. This July, I’ll travel to the Wallowa Mountains (the Eagle Cap Wilderness, to be exact) of eastern Oregon for seven days to backpack with twelve other artists in this incredible, wild land. Right now I am savoring all the unknowns, from weather to terrain to the distinct chemistry that arises among a group immersed together in the wild. I plan to write (longhand, gasp!) and explore the parallel threads of my own journey on foot with that of one of the main characters in The Gyre, my novel-in-progress. Thank you, Signal Fire!

Thank you, Ohmega Salvage

April 22nd, 2014

Earlier this month, I was delighted to read from my work-in-progress at Ohmega Salvage, a Berkeley, CA, institution that has recently started a Sunday afternoon reading and music series. Ohmega is a vintage architectural salvage and home decor treasure trove. It’s a wonderful place to browse and they’ve created a magical venue to share fiction, poetry, music and art with the community. Check out their web site to learn about their amazing literary history and their amazing collection of vintage goods.

Heart-aimed Arrows: On Christiane Ritter’s A Woman in the Polar Night

March 3rd, 2014

When I stopped by the Tin House booth during the recent AWP conference in Seattle, the folks there told me they’d re-published my essay on one on of my favorite books. Ready to travel north to Spitsbergen? Click here.

Oakland Magazine recommends Lit on the Lake Event

September 30th, 2013

On Sunday, October 13, Stacy Carlson will read as part of Litquake 2013, the San Francisco Bay Area’s annual literary festival. Here’s what Oakland magazine has to say about it.

Join Stacy Carlson for Litquake 2013

September 13th, 2013

On Sunday, October 13, Stacy will read from Among the Wonderful as part of San Francisco’s annual Litquake Festival.

Join her for Lit on the Lake: A Plunge into the East Bay’s Literary Depths, which will take place at Oakland’s own Lake Chalet, on the shore of Lake Merritt. Cocktails and treats will be served. Other featured authors include Eli Brown, Amy Franklin-Willis, Joan Steinau-Lester, Renee Swindle, and Monica Wesolowska.

Send a Novelist to the Far North

April 11th, 2013

Last night I launched my first ever grassroots fundraising campaign, to raise money for my work as a novelist. I’ve been invited to join The Arctic Circle 2013, a two-week-long, arts-and-science-led residency this summer aboard an ice-breaking schooner. It will take place in the coastal waters off Svalbard, in northern Norway, exactly where my new novel-in-progress, titled The Gyre, takes place! I can hardly believe my good fortune.

My fundraising campaign aims to raise $6,000 to cover The Arctic Circle participant fee. Needless to say, this is a spectacular opportunity. Not only will I sail, hike, explore and observe the remote wilderness where my characters’ stories unfold, but I will share the journey with a group of 24 artists and scientists. I’ve been told that our itinerary will be project-led, which means there’s a high likelihood that the specific locales where my novel takes place will help decide our route of our voyage.

Here’s my Kickstarter video that describes everything in more detail, and it also has some amazing footage of 1930s seal hunters navigating the ice in northern Newfoundland. Check it out, and thank you for helping me spread the word. To donate, visit the project page here.

Thanks so much for your support. Onward!


Stacy Carlson is Going to the Arctic

April 9th, 2013

Stacy has been selected to join The Arctic Circle‘s summer 2013 expeditionary arts-and-science residency aboard a 150-foot ice-breaking schooner. The voyage will sail in the coastal waters off Svalbard, a remote archipelago in northern Norway, just 10 degrees from the North Pole. By a strange and miraculous twist of fate, Svalbard is exactly where Stacy’s new novel-in-progress takes place. Wow! Stay tuned for more information on this amazing writing and research adventure.

Stacy Carlson reads at Quiet Lightning, Nov. 5 @ Viracocha, SF

October 30th, 2012

Read Stacy Carlson’s Research Notes

October 14th, 2012

Research Notes is a series curated by the editors of webjournal NECESSARY FICTION. They recently published a piece that outlines the contours of Stacy Carlson’s research for AMONG THE WONDERFUL. Check it out.

The paperback edition is here.

October 2nd, 2012


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