Past Events


July 2016: Appalachian Writers' Workshop at Hindman Settlement School, KY.

May 2016: Wild Fig Books & Coffee, Reading with Jonathan Corcoran. Lexington, KY.

January, 2016: Sunday Salon on LGBTQ Writing, with Jay McCoy, Wild Fig Books & Coffee, Lexington, KY. 

April 2015: Western Carolina University Spring Literary Festival.

April 2015: AWP, panel: “Documenting Disaster Across Genres” and “Straight Talk: What the MFA Promises & What It Delivers.” Minneapolis.

February 2015: Burnt Tongue Reading, with Tom Spanbauer, Crush, Portland.

September 19, 2014: Hugo Literary Series with Mona Simpson and Matthew Dickman. Seattle.

September 2014: Poison Pen Reading Series for LGBTQ authors, Crush. Portland.

February 2014: Panelist. AWP, panel: “Hidden Populations: The Working Class in the Writing Workshop.” Seattle.

March 2014: Mary E. Rolling Reading Series, Penn State University.

March 2014: Virginia Festival of the Book, panel: “Fiction and Poetry: Writing Climate Change.” Charlottesville, VA.

November 2013: Miami Book Fair. Miami.

August 2013: Reading of Queer Writers for RACC Project Grant, Floyd’s Coffee. Portland.

June 2013: Lambda Literary Finalists, The Bureau. New York.

April 2013: Homeword Bound Benefit Reading for Affordable Housing. Tualatin, OR.

April 2013: Oregon Book Award Finalists at Literary Arts. Portland.

March 2013:  Appalachian Studies Conference, panel: “Troubling Troublesome: New Appalachian Writing from the Outside.” Boone, NC.

March 2013: Visiting Author, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

October 2012: Wordstock Literary Festival, panel: “Out on the Page.” Portland.

September 2012: Decatur Book Festival, panel: “Identity and Self In a Shifting Landscape.” Decatur, GA.

September 2012:  Loggernaut Reading Series, Literary Arts. Portland.

May 2012: Malaprop’s. Asheville, NC.

May 2012: Charis Books. Atlanta, GA.

February 2012: Sunday Night Fiction Reading Series, KGB. New York.

January 2012: Powell’s Bookstore. Portland.

January 2012: Elliott Bay. Seattle.