Fall 2019

September 14: Calling family dance and late-night Rowdy Square Dance, Hoppin John, Silk Hope, NC

October 4: Literary Matters reading, with George David Clark, Ishion Hutchinson, Didi Jackson, Marcia Karp, Oliver de la Paz, David Yezzi, and featured reader Major Jackson, ALCSW Conference, October 2019

November 9: Uncanny Activisms: Poems as Spells, Curses, Prayers, and Blessings, panelist, C. D. Wright Women Writers’ Conference

November 24: A Literary Field Guide to Southern Appalachia reading, with contributors to the anthology, Malaprop’s Bookstore, 3:00 pm


Spring/Summer 2019

February 2, 2019
Bull City Press’s House Party Reading Series, Durham, NC, with Anna Maria Hong and Leila Chatti

March 2019: AWP Portland

Counter-Desecration: Collective Remedying Release Party, with readings by Dan Beachy-Quick; Anna Lena Phillips Bell; Susan Briante; Allison Cobb; Alicia Cohen; Allison Hedge Coke; Matthew Cooperman; Alison Hawthorne Deming; Adam Dickinson; Linda Russo (co-editor), John Pluecker; Tyrone Williams; and a reading in memoriam to co-editor Marthe Reed.
Friday, March 29, 4:00–5:30, Passages Bookshop, 1223 NE M L King Blvd, Portland, OR

Dear Lit Mag Editors: Now What?, with Carolyn Kuebler, Anna Lena Phillips Bell, Lindsay Garbutt, Harilaos Stecopoulos, & Tracy O’Neill. Thursday, March 28, 1:30–2:45

Editing Patriarchy: Women Editors Respond to Historic & Restorative Publishing, with Rachel Morgan, Sumita Chakraborty, Lauren Slaughter, Anna Lena Phillips Bell, & Melissa R. Sipin. Thursday, March 28, 4:30–5:45

April 18–21: New Orleans Poetry Festival, Big Energy Poets panel & workshop

May 16: So and So Reading Series, 8 p.m., CAM Raleigh, with Jason Gray, Dora Malech, & Eric Smith.

May 17: Reading with Eric Smith, to be followed by a sonnet-making experiment, 6:00 p.m., Pomegranate Books, Wilmington, NC

May 23: Editors’ panel, Poetry by the Sea, Madison, CT

June 26–30, 2019: ASLE Biennial Conference, UC Davis
Art and Activism, Poetry and Editing: Helping to Build “Paradise,” with Anna Lena Phillips Bell, Allison Hedge Coke, Rose McLarney, Melissa Tuckey, and Pam Uschuk

July 2019: Visiting editor, Sewanee Writers’ Conference

Fall 2018

November 15, 2018
Faculty-Alumni Reading, with Dan Tobin, Emerson College

October 13, 2018
Vandercooked Poetry Nights—reading with Nickole Brown and Rose McLarney, featuring broadsides by Laurie Corral, Gary Hawkins, and me, Asheville Bookworks

October 13, 2018, 11:ish a.m.
Reading by honorable mention recipients in the Brockman-Campbell Book Award, NC Poetry Society annual meeting, Southern Pines, NC


Spring/Summer 2018

March 9, 2018
Vassar Miller Poetry Prize 25th Anniversary Reading
AWP Tampa, Friday, 1:30–02:45

March 9, 2018
A Woman’s Place: Ecotone Essayists Expand the Boundaries of Place-Based Writing, with Belle Boggs, Shuchi Saraswat, and Aisha Sabatini Sloan
AWP Tampa, Friday, 4:30–5:45

March 15, 2018
The Writing Life, panelist, University of Mount Olive Literary Festival

March 22, 2018
Reading and guest lectures at Washington and Lee University

March 23, 2018
Virginia Festival of the Book
Root and Tendril: A Poetry Reading
Reading with Irène Mathieu and Tess Taylor, moderated by Leah Green
Friday, March 23, 2018, 4:00 pm, New Dominion Bookshop
Charlottesville, VA

April 6, 2018
Ecotone Spring Frolic and Craft Issue launch
Featuring guest artists Emily Larned and Laura Poole, and a square dance with Stray Local and caller Anna Lena Phillips Bell
Burnt Mill Creek, 7:30–10:30

April 19–21, 2018
Split This Rock Poetry Festival
Washington, DC
—Tools from the Craft of Editing: A Revision-based Workshop, with Sumita Chakraborty —Sweet, Fraught South: Readings and Incitements to Write from Place, with Erica Dawson, Ashley M. Jones, and Heidi Lynn Staples

May 26, 2018, 6:30 PM
Athenian House author talk series—accompanied by this print of an endearment

June 2018
ILSSA Group Residency

June 2018
First Books reading, West Chester poetry conference

June 2018
Visiting editor, Bread Loaf Environmental Writing Conference

July 2018: Visiting editor, Sewanee Writers’ Conference

Fall 2017

November 17, 2017
The Natural World: Environmental Racism, Reproductive Justice & Creative Writing
with Danielle Purifoy, Earth Feathur, & Tammy Gomez
panel for the Salem College Center for Women Writers, Winston-Salem, NC

November 4, 2017
In Her Place: A Reading and Incitement to Write from Where We Are
with Ashley M. Jones, Melissa Range, and Heidi Lynn Staples
C. D. Wright Women Writers’ Conference
Conway, AR

November 3, 2017
Writing Walk: a generative adventure
North Carolina Writers’ Network fall conference
Wrightsville Beach, NC

September 28, 2017, 7 p.m.
Reading from Ornament
Hege Library, Guilford College
Greensboro, NC

July 2017
Visiting editor
Sewanee Writers’ Conference
Sewanee, TN

July 2017
Reading @ Holler Salon
Firefly Farms, Knoxville, TN

May 2017
New Books Reading
Poetry by the Sea, Madison, CT

May 2017
Ornament ILM launch party
Satellite Bar and Lounge
Wilmington, NC

April 4, 2017
Faculty reading: Anna Lena Phillips Bell and Melissa Crowe
UNCW Creative Writing Dept.
Open to the public

March 2017
Judge, North Carolina Poetry Out Loud state semifinals
Triad Stage & the Greensboro Public Library

February 2017
Signing copies of Ornament
32 Poems table
AWP—Washington, DC

The Craft of Editing Poetry: Practices and Perspectives from Literary Magazine Editors
Panel with Sumita Chakraborty, George David Clark, Jessica Faust, & James Smith
AWP—Washington, DC

September 2016: Calling square dances, and teaching a calling workshop, at Hoppin John Fiddler’s Convention, Silk Hope, NC

October 2016: Calling the rowdy square dance for the Girls Rock NC Fall Festival, Hillsborough, NC

July 2016: At the Sewanee Writers’ Conference as a Tennessee Williams Scholar

May 2016: Panels at Poetry by the Sea: on Edna St. Vincent Millay, and on editing poetry for magazines

March 5, 2016: Judging North Carolina’s state semifinals for Poetry Out Loud, at the Greensboro Public Library.

March 19–September 11; opening reception March 18: For She Tells a Story, at Cameron Art Museum, CAM invited fifteen Wilmington-area writers to compose new work inspired by artwork included in the exhibition.

March 31: “From Tetrameter to Terza Rima: Prosody as a Catalyst for Discovery in the Workshop,” at AWP, a panel on guides to poetic craft and their use in teaching, with Kim Addonizio, Annie Finch, and Tim Steele. My handout for the panel, a guide to guides to craft, is available here.

November 19, 2015: “‘The World is Not in There: A Panel on Wildness, Screens and Surviving in the Virtual World,” UNC Wilmington Writers’ Week, Wilmington, NC

November 15: “Word as Image: Visual Composition Strategies in the Endearments,” for Poets Panel: SAMLA Poets on Ekphrasis, at SAMLA 2015, Durham, NC

October 4, 3:00 p.m.: Reading at Cameron Art Museum with 2015 North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship recipients, along with Clyde Edgerton and Shelby Stephenson

September 19, 2015: Calling the late-night square dance at the Hoppin’ John fiddler’s convention, with the Five Points Rounders!

July 2015: Writing the Rockies: Chairing a panel on formal poetics and place-based writing, with Lesley Wheeler, Corinna McClanahan Schroeder, and Tom Cable.

June 2015: ASLE conference: I’ll be part of an ecopoetics roundtable, and am chairing a panel to celebrate Ecotone’s ten-year anniversary, featuring Abigail Greenbaum, Sandra Meek, Catherine Meeks, and Kate Miles.

June 2015: Residency in writing and letterpress at Sundress Academy for the Arts.

At AWP, Friday, April 10, speaking on Ecotone’s ten-year anniversary panel, along with David Gessner, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, and Chris Cokinos.

At &Now March 25–28, 2015, “Mess o’ Catfish: Four Working in the Solid South Attempting to Create a Neo-Regionalism of Innovative Writing Below the Bug Line,” with Deb Olin Unferth, Michael Martone, and Heidi Lynn Staples!

A Pocket Book of Forms, fancy edition, has been selected for inclusion in Artists’ Book Cornucopia VI, which runs from January 29 to March 14, 2015. Opening reception February 20, 6–8 pm, Abecedarian Gallery,  910 Santa Fe Drive #101, Denver, CO.

Raleigh Reviews next Southern Recitations reading and workshop features Malena Mörling! I’ll be reading with Malena on January 24, 2015, Quail Ridge Books & Music, Raleigh, NC.

Reading at the Bridgewater International Poetry Festival on Friday, January 16, 2015, and talking about passing down the craft of editing on Saturday, January 17. Ecotone will be at the festival book fair all weekend.

Calling the Breakin Up Christmas dance at Pinhook, January 3, 2015.

A letterpress broadside and A Pocket Book of Forms appeared in November and December 2014 in a show featuring work by former and current residents of the Rensing Center, in the Lipscomb Gallery at the South Carolina Governors School for the Arts and Humanities.

Launch of Ecotone‘s fall Sustenance issue with readings by Alison Hawthorne Deming and Randall Kenan, and a farm-to-table supper featuring Feast Down East farmers, November 7, 2014.

Calling the late-night rowdy dance at Hoppin John Fiddler’s Convention, Silk Hope, NC, September 18–20, 2014

Presenting at the Ecomusicologies conference in Asheville, NC, October 2014

A Pocket Book of Forms appeared as part of the opening-weekend exhibit for BookOpolis: Printmade Artist’s Books at Asheville Bookworks, Sept. 19–21, 2014, and has been selected for inclusion in the extended exhibition, which runs through November 30.

Calling the Rowdy Square Dance at Pinhook, Durham, NC, September 6, 2014

Calling the Rowdy Square Dance at the Kraken, July 19, 2014

Calling the square dance at the Festival for the Eno, July 4, 2014

Leading a Sunday workshop on working with an editor at the UNCW Summer Writers Conference, and reading as part of the faculty reading on Friday evening, June 20, 2014

Chairing a panel on guides to poetic craft, with Annie Finch and Timothy Steele, at the West Chester poetry conference, June 2014

Presenting on a panel commemorating Maxine Kumin, chaired by Kate Light, at West Chester, June 2014

Reading at Washington and Lee University, May 2014

Reading with Sarah Messer as part of UNC Wilmington’s faculty reading series, April 2014

“Why Can’t We Be Friends? Book Arts in the Digital Age,” at AWP, with Meryl DePasquale, MC Hyland, Drew Burk, and Guy Pettit, February 2014

Panel presentation at the Celebrating African American Literature conference at Penn State, October 2013

Calling the rowdy dance at the Hoppin John Fiddler’s Convention, September 2013

Panel, with Catherine Meeks and Abigail Greenbaum, at the 2013 Association for the Study of Literature and Environment conference, May 2013

Calling the NCSquares monthly dance, Century Center, Carrboro, NC, April 2013

Calling the Rowdy Square Dance, Pinhook Bar, Durham, NC, February 2013