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Jessy Randall's poetry readings, workshops, and more.

American Association of University Women, March 17, 2023, 10 am, Pikes Peak Library District.

R Gallery, Boulder, Colorado, Tuesday, February 21, 6:30 pm.

When It Changed: Women in SF/F Since 1972, online panel discussion, 10:45 am, Saturday, December 3, 2022, Science Fiction Foundation, University of Glasgow.

"Delving In with Stuart Kelter" radio show, KTAL, Las Cruces, New Mexico, November 2022.

Colorado College Visiting Writers Series, October 11, 2022.

Rattlecast reading and interview, September 19, 2022 (online).

Gary Sullivan Lecture Series, York County Senior College, February 23, 2022 (online).

"Finding Peace" art exhibition and poetry reading, Monument, Colorado, September 16, 2021.

"Poetry is Normal" reading, Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 7-8 pm, Normal Public Library, Illinois (online). Poems about historical women in STEM fields.

Blissfield Literary Festival reading, March 11, 2021, Schultz-Holmes Memorial Library, Blissfield, Michigan (online). Diagram poems. With Ross Gresham reading from White Shark. Recorded.

Red Hen group reading, Annenberg Beach House, Santa Monica, California, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 6:30 pm.

CC poetry reading with Natanya Pulley and others, Monday, January 28, 2019.

"What Is a Book" Aficionados luncheon talk, October 31, 2018, Colorado College; repeated Saturday, February 16, for the AAUW. "What is a book? What was a book? What will books be in the future? Curator Jessy Randall will show materials from Colorado College Special Collections that may or may not answer these questions."

Pink Progression reading, CVA, Denver, August 18, 2018, with Sommer Browning and others.

An Evening of Poetry & Pie, Hancock Town Library, Hancock, New Hampshire, Wednesday, July 25, 2018.

"The Offense," a six-minute play, debut performances in "Home of the Brave" at the Rochester Fringe Festival, September 2017. Youtube video.

PPR reading, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Thursday, August 3, 2017, 6-9 pm. With Dorina Pena, others.

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."

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.

Red Hen reading, September 10, 2012, Annenberg Beach House, Santa Monica, California. With Charles Harper Webb, Kelly Barth, and Eloise Klein Healy.

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.

March 11, 2009, Southern Colorado Reading Series, CSU Pueblo, Cottonwood Room.

February 10, 2009, accuracy judge, Poetry Out Loud competition, Palmer High School.

December 2, 2008, featured reader, First Tuesday Poetry Performances, Penrose Library.

October 3, 2008, "Talking to Unusual Things" (workshop on writing odes and addresses), Author Fest of the Rockies, Manitou Springs. Also a reading at Kinfolks.

September 27, 2008, Colorado College, presentation on "netcessary" literature, all-day workshop for local teachers.

July 24, 2008, Writers & Books, Rochester, NY. With Aaron Fagan.

May 15, 2008, Richard Hugo House, Seattle. With Rebecca Hoogs.

January 6, 2008, 6:00 p.m., The Poetry Show on KRFC with Dona Stein, 88.9 KRFC FM, krfcfm.org, Fort Collins. Listen here.

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.

November 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 with Feeling."

November 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.

November 8, 2007, Colorado College Visiting Writers Series, Colorado Springs. Here's a photo by Mike McEvers.

October 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 Community College.

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.