poetry readings, workshops, and more.
"The Offense," a six-minute play, debut performances in "Home of the Brave" at the Rochester Fringe Festival, September 2017. Youtube video.
PPR reading, Nied’s Hotel, 5438 Butler St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Thursday, August 3, 2017, 6-9 pm.
BookBar poetry series, April 1, 2017, Denver, Colorado. With Jane Hilberry and Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer.
Red Hen reading, August 23, 2016, Annenberg Beach House, Santa Monica, California. With Jane Hilberry, others.
Open Bard Poetry, May 5, 2016, Ridgway, Colorado.
Joint book party for Suicide Hotline Hold Music and Still the Animals Enter, Saturday, April 30, 2016, Cornerstone Arts Center, Colorado Springs.
Heller Center, UCCS, Thursday, April 28, 7:30 pm, with Jane Hilberry. PLEASE NOTE: your GPS will NOT know how to find this. It will take you to a dead end with a sign reading "beware, snakes." For the real instructions, see this map.
Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe, Thursday, April 14, 2016, 7-8 pm, Boulder, Colorado. With Jane Hilberry.
Book signings, March 31-April 2, 2016, AWP conference, Los Angeles, California; huge group reading at Velaslavasay Panorama on Friday night.
Cornelia Street Cafe, March 15, 2016, New York City. With Jane Hilberry, and Gary Lemons.
Glenwood Coffee and Books, February 6, 2016, Greensboro, North Carolina.
Colorado College Visiting Writers, September 8, 2015. With Kathy Giuffre and Jane Hilberry.
Pilgrimage Colorado College Visiting Writers reading at Mountain Fold Books, Colorado Springs, April 25, 2015. With Aaron Anstett and Juan Morales.
"Serious, Scandalous, and Scholarly: The Marketing of Helen Hunt Jackson's Ramona," Aficionados Luncheon, September 10, 2014, Colorado College; October 6, Steamboat Springs.
Reading, American Association of University Women Authors' Day luncheon, October 5, 2013, Cheyenne Mountain Resort. With Kristen Iversen, Carol Berg, and Kathy Brandt.
Reading and reception, August 3, 2013, Garden of the Gods Cafe, Old Colorado City.
Group reading, Poetry in the Garden, July 17, 2013, Penrose Library, Colorado Springs.
Colorado Springs Writers Reading Series, May 10, 2013, BAC, Manitou Springs.
AWP Boston book signing, March 8, 2013, Red Hen bookfair booth.
Southern Colorado Reading Series, February 12, 2013, CSU-Pueblo, with Kate Kingston.
Keynote speaker at Manitou Springs High School, Author Fest of the Rockies, September 28-29, 2012, Manitou Springs.
Collecting Life reading, Mercury Cafe, Friday, September 21, 2012, Denver, with other anthology contributors.
CC Visiting Writers, September 20, 2012, Gates Common Room in Palmer Hall, Colorado Springs, with Idris Goodwin. Conversation at KRCC with Noel Black.
Red Hen reading, September 12, 2012, KGB Bar, New York City, with Timothy Donnelly and Tess Taylor. More information here.
Red Hen reading, September 10, 2012, Annenberg Beach House, Santa Monica, California. With Charles Harper Webb, Kelly Barth, and Eloise Klein Healy. More information here.
Colonus Publishing reading, May 26, Lincoln Center Library, Spokane, Washington. With Scott Poole, Rob Carney, and the Blue Ribbon Tea Company.
Englewood Public Library Meet the Faces Behind the Books, April 22, 2012; Pikes Peak Library District Mountain of Authors, Saturday, April 14, 2012.
Hyacinth Girl Press 2x4 reading, April 7, 2012, Modern Formations, Pittsburgh. With Daniel M. Shapiro and two other collaboration duos.
AWP offsite Pecan Grove Press reading, March 2, 2012, The Gage Gallery, Chicago. With other PGP poets.
"Serious, Scandalous, and Scholarly," a presentation on Helen Hunt Jackson's novel Ramona, November 12, 2011, Pioneers Museum.
Author Meet & Greet, Aurora Public Library, October 23, 2011.
Colorado College Visiting Writers Series, February 3, 2011, Gates Common Room of Palmer Hall, reading from Interruptions (Pecan Grove Press, 2011) with co-author Daniel M. Shapiro.
The Burden of the Beholder reading and gallery talk January 26, 2010, Coburn Gallery at Colorado College, with other contributors. Refreshments.
Articulation art event, November 12, 2010, Colorado Springs, with Rob Lessig, Aaron Anstett, and Jim Ciletti.
An Afternoon of Colorado Poetry, July 10, 2010, Wisdom Tea House, Monument, CO. With other Colorado poets.
Green Line Poetry Series, June 22, 2010, Green Line Cafe, Philadelphia. With Lisa Grunberger.
Featured reader, Colorado Springs Writers Reading Series, The Inner Space at Poor Richard's, May 21, 2010, Colorado Springs.
Gunnison Arts Center reading, Gunnison, CO, May 15, with members of the Colorado Anthology Project.
Workshop with Aaron Anstett for local writing award students, PPLD, April 24, 2010.
Plum Pudding reading, April 11, 2010, Glovinsky Gallery, Denver.
Meet the Faces Behind the Books, Englewood Library, Englewood, CO, April 11, 2010.
Ghost Road Press Five Year Anniversary Reading, AWP conference, Denver, April 10, 2010. With Eric Elkins, Juliana Aragon Fatula, Jeff Kass, and facilitator Mathew Davis.
Pecan Grove Press reading, West Side Books, 3434 West 32nd Ave., Denver, April 9, 2010. With Palmer Hall and others.
Alice in Wonderland poetry reading, Mad Hatter Tea, March 20, 2010, McAllister House in Colorado Springs.
Radio interview with Dr. Andy Jones, KDVS's Poetry and Technology Hour, December 16, 2009, Davis, California.
December 8, 2009, reading at Sugar, Sugar exhibition, IDEA Space, Colorado College. With Dave Mason and Jane Hilberry.
October 3, 2009, workshop on found poetry, Author Fest of the Rockies, Manitou Springs.
September 26, 2009, workshop for teachers, Engage Your Students in Poetry, Colorado College.
August 12, 2009, Literary Death Match at Forest Room 5 in Denver with Sharon McGill, Nicky Beer, and Nick Franciose. Here's a photo of me, another photo of me, photo of my mom hula-hooping (long story), video of me reading "Unt Not Invent System", and the post-match write-up.
June 19, 2009, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver. With three other Colorado poets.
April 9, 2009, Poetry While You Wait celebration, FAC Modern.
April 7, 2009, Poetry While You Wait celebration, Penrose Library.
March 28, 2009, Mountain of Authors, East Library.
March 13, 2009, 6 Women 60 Minutes, The Warehouse, with other local poets.
11, 2009, Southern Colorado Reading Series, CSU Pueblo, Cottonwood Room.
February 10, 2009, accuracy judge, Poetry Out Loud competition, Palmer High School.
2, 2008, featured reader, First Tuesday Poetry Performances,
3, 2008, "Talking to Unusual Things" (workshop on writing
odes and addresses), Author
Fest of the Rockies, Manitou Springs. Also a reading at Kinfolks.
27, 2008, Colorado College, presentation on "netcessary"
literature, all-day workshop for local teachers.
2008, Writers &
Books, Rochester, NY. With Aaron Fagan.
2008, Richard Hugo House, Seattle.
With Rebecca Hoogs.
6, 2008, 6:00 p.m., The Poetry Show on KRFC with Dona Stein, 88.9 KRFC
FM, krfcfm.org, Fort Collins. Listen
Also in 2008: readings
at the Mercury Cafe, Rico's,
the Gill Foundation, the Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning,
the East Library, and poetry workshops and presentations at Poetry West,
Calhan High School, Steele Elementary, Pikes Peak Community College,
Arapahoe Community College, and a neo-chautauqua in Littleton.
28, 2007, Happy
Ending Reading Series, Happy Ending Lounge, New York City. With
Matt Marinovich and Sarah Schulman. For my public risk, I sang the parking
ticket song from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical "Once More
10, 2007, Writers with Drinks,
The Make-Out Room, San Francisco. With Kage Baker, James Calder, Ellery
Urquhart, and Samhita Mukhopadhyay. Here's a photo
by George Kelly and Annalee Newitz's commentary on io9.
8, 2007, Colorado
College Visiting Writers Series, Colorado Springs. Here's a photo
by Mike McEvers.
19, 2007, "Netcessary"
Literature and Online Magazines workshop, Author
Fest of the Rockies, Cliff House, Manitou Springs.
Also in 2007: readings
and book signings at at Miss Prothero's Books, Folsom
Street Coffee Co., the Air Force Academy, UCCS, and Front Range
October 17, 2006,
Smokebrush Gallery, Eat Me,
Drink Me, Read Me, with other Alice in Wonderland poets and readers,
part of All Pikes Peak Reads.
October 15, 2006,
Smokebrush Gallery, Poetry
of the Wild reading and auction, with other Poetry of the Wild poets.
October 14, 2006,
Colorado College, Poetry West
workshop on fairy tale and myth poetry.
October 5, 2006,
6 Women 60 Minutes, Gaylon Wampler Gallery, with Lara Gaydos, Jane Hilberry,
Lucy Simpson, Karen Sucharski, and Jane Wampler.
February 3, 2005,
Colorado College Visiting Writers Series, with N. Nye and Andrea Lucard.
October 16, 2003,
Colorado College, presentation on "netcessary"
literature and online literary magazines. Repeated several times over the years at Arapahoe Community College and elsewhere.
August, 2003, Colorado
College, Poetry West workshop
on bios and blurbs.