Paul Kirk Haeder's walkabout is galvanized to three channels -- finding narratives, jumping into conflict, and sorting out words creatively. He's been a journalist covering the police beat, city hall, politics, the environment, et al. He's worked in community journalism in a variety of places: Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Mexico, Washington, Oregon and beyond. Paul will be at Get Lit! with his 2020 short story collection, Wide Open Eyes: Surfacing from Vietnam (Cirque Press). His physical and intellectual journeys have been the foundation for most of his short fiction and poetry. He's taught English and writing all over, but a 10-year stint in Spokane defines another stratum to his non-fiction and fiction ecology. Paul’s been publishing essays, fiction, essays, & poetry since 1980. He lives and works on the Oregon Coast.