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Previous Events

Writer in Residence at Rivendell Artist Colony, Sewanee TN.  August 2017. [CANCELLED]

Writer-in-Residence at Thorn's Folly, Catskill NY. September 2016. 

Instructor and moderator for the Now What? Writers' Workshop at New Canaan Library, January - July 2016.  This workshop met every third Saturday at 10 AM to do creativity exercises and critique new work. An event sponsored by New Canaan Library and the Fairfield County Writers' Group

Writer in Residence at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City, NE. August 2015. Residents' Welcome Reception & Reading, Tuesday August 18th, 2015. 

Artist Residence at The Bubbler at Madison Public Library.  With the Library as Incubator Project. May + June 2014.

BONK! Performance Series (BONK 65) at Racine Public Library, February 15, 2014.

Author visit and Q&A at Marquette University with Nancy Reddy. May 2, 2012.  Professor Brian Williams’ Introduction to Literature: Poetry.

Madison Public Library, Hawthorne Branch.  National Poetry Month Lightning Poetry Reading. With JL Conrad and Cynthia Marie Hoffman Studner.  April 27, 2012.

Author visit and lecture : “Metaphor and the Poverty of Language” at Marquette University. December 1, 2011, Professor Brian Williams’ Introduction to Literature: Poetry.

Wisconsin Book Festival, Madison, WI, October 2nd, 2010. Devil’s Lake Panel: “Young Writers Discuss Breakout Books.” With Rita Mae Reese, Michelle Wildgen, Susanna Daniel.  Moderator: Nancy Reddy.  

Poetry Reading and Book signing at the Twin Cities Book Festival, October 10, 2009, Magers and Quin Booksellers, Minneapolis, MN.

Poetry Reading at the Wisconsin Book Festival, October 7th, 2009, Avol's Bookstore, Madison, WI.

“Important Failures,” Keynote speech for the University of Delaware Honors College Undergraduate Research Symposium, Saturday May 9th, 2009, Newark, Delaware.

National Poetry Month Reading, class visits, and Q&A. April 15, 2009, Elizabethtown College.

“Creative Jumpstart,” writing workshop and Q&A offered to young writers for National Poetry Month programming, Public Library for Union County, Lewisburg PA.

Pennsylvania Center for the Book, 2009 Public Poetry Project Reading, awards reception and reading.  March 25, 2009, Penn State University.

AWP Conference Panelist: Beyond the MFA, Saturday February 14th, 2009.  Discussion of post-grad writing fellowships and opportunities, with Danielle Duelen, Lalah Khadivi, Shara Lessley and Lysley Tenorio.  The Hilton Chicago, Chicago IL.


  • Writing in Series: Methods for Maximizing Creative Output 
  • Reining in Chaos: Formal Approaches to Difficult Subjects
  • Metaphor and the Poverty of Language

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