STORYTELLER + art STRUCTURALIST: OBSESSED WITH odd DETAILS
Dance made me a writer. Wha-what? I know. I didn't take the smooth road to journalism or writing or editing, for that matter. In college, I was chosen to perform with Susan Marshall + Company for one show, because at tryouts I was told they “liked how I walked.” I danced modern; it was a thrill. I studied poetry and documentary photography and journalism to create this weird mix of influences. Language has rhythm just as dance, which is to say, I’ve created a strange career out of mixing art and structure and words.
I have worked in publishing for almost 20 years, as a journalist, writer, ghostwriter, visual artist, one-liner wit maverick, book editor, and mentor/coach. I started my own company, Pine Ridge Creative, after leaving the fun post of managing editor at Statehood Media. Now, as the director of creative works and narrative strategies, I pound the pavement for stories, a report from the field, interview lots of interesting people and continue to s-l-o-w-l-y complete a hand-rendered graphic novel (all pencil, all ink!). My love for storytelling (it should be entertaining and informative!) works in concert with my private mantras as mother and wife (be loving and non-naggy!).
My love for rhythm (in all its forms) has led me back to my physical body. Pointe shoes (they’re on order again!). Running endurance shoes. My toenails are busted, or rather, ugly, really. Contact me; we can talk about weird artsy projects and normal things, too.
Bedford/St. Martin's, Cengage, Bearface Instructional Technologies, Cherbo Publishing, Corwin Press, Creative Teaching Press, Drummond Publishing, Elsevier, Glencoe, Harcourt, International Executive Resources Group, J.D. Powers and Associates, McGraw-Hill, SAGE Publications (London, UK, and Thousand Oaks, Calif.), Routledge Reference/Taylor and Francis Group, Thomson, Trade Press Services, Wadsworth, + Van Brien & Associates
1859 Oregon's Magazine, OnTrak Magazine, Bend Design Conference 2016, "The Best of the Web 2009" (Dzanc Books), "Hanging by Threads" (Midwest Literary Magazine/Quiet Press), American Cinematographer Magazine, Anthem Journal, Bark Magazine, Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction, Bound Off, Burner Magazine (Toronto, Canada), BURST, Calyx: A Journal of Art and Literature, Cerise Press, CitySearch, Daily Palette, decomP: a literary magazine, Desert News, The Hairpin Magazine - Ladies First, Jackson Hole Review, Literary Mama, Los Angeles Times, Marco Polo Arts Magazine, Morning Call, Newsday, Orion Online, Orlando Sentinel, Peaceful Dumpling - The Vegan Network, Prick of the Spindle, Salt Lake Magazine, SmokeLong Quarterly, Superstition Review, Red Fez, Rockaway Artists Alliance, Routledge Reference/Taylor and Francis Group, Tampa Review, Vagabondish.com, Vestal Review, Wildlfe Art Magazine, Word Riot, Working World Magazine, XCP: Streetnotes, Zyzzyva
tricia.louvar at gmail dot com
wit (subjective, i know)
creativity (all natural!)
listening (introvert alert.)
optimism (to a fault?)
form + structure
Yvette Van Boven (don't buy food, make it. put love into it!)
Storables (organize, people!)
Long-distance running (nope, not a fast one.)
Pollinator Plight / 1859 Oregon's Magazine
The Luminous, Private World of Christopher Burkett / 1859 Oregon's Magazine
Yaletown Mission: Take the City / OnTrak Magazine, Amtrak
The Everyman's Designer / 1859 Oregon's Magazine
Ann Friedman Tickles Your Mind / Bend Design Conference
Linsey Corbin as Uber Iron(wo)man / 1859 Oregon's Magaziner
Social Justice Filmmaking / 1859 Oregon's Magazine
How To Shoot Killer Travel Photography / Vagabondish
Pressing Forward / Orion Magazine
Chained Up on All Fours / Anthem Journal
Bedtime Encyclopedia / Tampa Review
Floodplain: Episodes of ER Delirium / Prick of the Spindle
Hall of the Sky / Superstition Review
VISUAL ART / COMICS
Open Letter to Jenna Lyons / The Hairpin
Brief Transcription of Pantie Chatter / The Hairpin
The Yoga-Juice Continuum / The Hairpin
World Time / The Hairpin
The Extroverts' Cocktail Party / The Hairpin
Created original photography to accompany each creative nonfiction essays in Brevity, issue 31. Had the pleasure of working with Dinty Moore on this project. Highlight of writers in this issue included Brenda Miller and Sherman Alexie.
Where Pavement Ends / Cerise Press (France/U.S.) > Selected as featured artist for issue volume 4, issue 12.
The Wallflower, The Poet, Day 124 / Calyx Press
The Colombian Bird Flap Gesture / Mad Hatter's Review
An Expectant Mother's Motion Parallax / Literary Mama
A Birthday in the Making / Literary Mama
Friend Highball at Bastion Square / Word Riot
*this is not an exhaustive list of my credited work, but only a sample of my range as a journalist, writer, and creative artist. I keep adding to the list ...