reading with Joey De Jesus, Joanna C. Valente, and Zoe Tuck for the Ars Poetica poetry series at the Algonquin Hotel, New York City, NY.
Was a featured reader for Atlanta’s annual The Letters Festival. Directly read on the night 2 featured reading with: Carmen Maria Machado, Molly Brodak, and Caren Beilin. Other readers at the festival included: Tommy Pico, Erica Dawson, Sabrina Orah Mark, Brian Oliu, and more. I also participated on a panel, moderated by Erica Dawson, titled “Language Across Disciplines.” The Atlanta Contemporary Museum, Atlanta, GA.
A featured offsite reading at the 2018 NonfictionNOW conference that invites essayists to perform work using additional and unexpected media and performance strategies. Hosted by Sarah Minor. Read with: Ander Monson, Steven Church, and Caryl Pagel. Crescent Ballroom Lounge, Phoenix, AZ.
Was an invited panelist on two panels for the 2018 NonfictioNOW conference, held this year in Phoenix, AZ. On Thursday 11/01, I was on the panel “March Shredness,” about the annual March X-mas essay anthology/tournament, edited by Ander Monson. My fellow panelists were: Ander Monson, Elena Passarello, Beth Bich Minh Nguyen, Steven Church, and Hanif Abdurraquib. On Friday 11/02, I was on the panel “The Other F Word,” about failed manuscripts and how to recover from them. Other panelists were: Chelsea Biondolillo, Lisa Nikolidakis, Randon Billings Noble, and Susan Olding.
Read for the XPN 88.5 FM radio program “LIVE at the Writers House,” hosted by the Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania. With: Thomas Devaney, Raena Shirali, Boston Gordon, and Joshua Demaree (and musical guest, Joey Sweeney). Link to the radio broadcast can be found here: http://writing.upenn.edu/wh/involved/series/live/
Read for Painted Bride Quarterly's monthly reading series with Warren C. Longmire, Ryan Eckes, and J.C. Todd. Black Sheep Pub, 17th & Latimer, Philadelphia, PA.
A queer reading hosted by 2018-2019 Poet Laurate of Philadelphia, Raquel Salas Rivera. Reading along with: RE Katz, Angel Isian, Nomi Stone, p.e. Garcia, Prairie M. Faul, Sanam Sheriff, Gabriel Ojeda-Sague, Faye Chevalier, and Kayleb Rae Candrilli. Wooden Shoe, 7th & South, Philadelphia, PA.
Reading with Amy Saul-Zerby, Prairie M. Faul, Laura Kochman, Becca Khalil, Alexandra Naughton, and Claudia Cortese for an event in conjunction with "A Shadow Map: Writing by Survivors of Sexual Assault," organized by Joanna C. Valente. Wooden Shoe, 7th & South, Philadelphia, PA.
Reading along with other past readers in the You Can't Kill A Poet series for its 3rd anniversary event. Tattooed Mom, South Street, Philadelphia, PA.
Organized a reading to celebrate poet Colette Arrand's 2017 book, "Hold Me Gorilla Monsoon." Read in support of Colette, along with Raquel Salas Rivera, Joohyun Kim, and Mel Bentley. Tattooed Mom, Philadelphia, PA.