Recent Talks

Talks/Lectures/Readings

Punk Scholars Network U.S. + Canada, 2021 Conference: “More Than Aesthetics: On the Unexpectedly Punk Ethic of Rupi Kaur’s Poetry”

English Dept. Reading Series @ University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Fall 2021.

Visiting Writer, Writers in Print and Person @ American University, March, 2021

2020 Sonnets from the American symposium: “Can a Sonnet Be Queer? On the Tension Between Queering Form, Essentialism and Normativity”

Writers Reading Series @ Community College of Baltimore County, February 2020.

LPR Annual Reading @ The Writing Center. September 2019.

The Ohio State University authors reading @ AWP. March 2019.

2019 OutWrite Conference: 1) “Shoulder to the Wheel,” a poetry reading moderated by Dan Vera 2) An interview and live podcast taping with Kristen Arnett

Roots and Branches @ The DC Center for the LGBT Community. March 2019.

2019 Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference 2019: 1) “Not Your Mother’s University Press: Publishing Nonfiction with Academic Presses” 2) “My Memoir’s First Year: Lessons Learned by New Authors of Creative Nonfiction”

Visiting Writer Series @ Stevenson University. October 2018.

2018 NonfictioNOW: “Not Your Mother’s University Press: Publishing Nonfiction with Academic Presses”

2018 Split This Rock Poetry Festival: “Walls Won’t Divide Us: Resisting by Exploring Baltimore Murals”

2018 CityLit Festival: “Writing from the Margins: Uncovering our Hidden Narratives”

Writers Live! by Enoch Pratt Free Library, July 2018.

Sunday Kind of Love by Split This Rock, July 2018.

2017 Creative Writing Studies Organization annual conference: “Womanist and Feminist Epistemologies and Teaching True Stories”

2017  OutWrite Conference: 1) “Poetry of Anger and Resistance” 2) “LGBTQI+ Writers in the Classroom”

2017 North Eastern Modern Language Association conference: “Social Identity, Affect and the First-year Writing Classroom”

Accepted but cancelled due to COVID19:

Distinguished Writer Lecture, Writing Awards Night @ Gannon University. April 2021.

Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference 2020: “The Other on the Mic: representation on literary podcasts”

Split This Rock Poetry Festival 2020: “Pop Culture V. Poetry of Witness”

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