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Remnant, my second book, is available online!

Three Cubic Feet , my first book, is available online!

I’ve moved to the UK! Read about it in an interview with my new students and a post by my new colleagues at University of Gloucestershire.


22nd November 2018: reading at UoG Graduation Tea

22nd April 2018: reading at Cheltenham Poetry Festival, Cheltenham, UK.

12th April 2018: UK Launch of Remnant at St Andrews Church, Cheltenham, UK.

8th March 2018: Cheltenham Poetry Festival Taster at Bottle of Sauce in Cheltenham, UK.

23rd-25th March 2018: Saints and Sinners Literary Festival in New Orleans, USA.

November 2017: reading at Stroud Short Stories in Stroud, UK.

November 2017: presentation on accessible creative writing workshop at NAWE in York, UK.

October 2017: reading at Cheltenham Literature Festival.

1st-2nd July, 2017: presentation on layered writing exercises at Great Writing Conference, Imperial College London. TBC.

Sunday, 13 November 2016, 9am: Towards a Safe Space: Collaborative Writing and the Workshop, NAWE Conference 2016 session at Stratford Manor, Stratford-upon-Avon

Thursday, 1 December 2016: Cervantes and the Journey to Becoming a Writer, Cervantes desde Andalucia 1547-2016 International Conference, Córdoba, Spain

Saturday, 29 October 2016, 10am-4pm: Multi-genre Workshop at Cheltenham Lawn and Pittville Gallery

Sunday, 9 October 2016, 7pm: Reading at Cheltenham Literature Festival for Gloucestershire Writers Network at Cheltenham Town Hall

Thursday, 12 May 2016, 6.30pm: Poetry reading with Pete Mullineaux and Alice Merry for Cheltenham Poetry Festival.

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 4pm: Reading at Bath Spa University

Friday, 27 January 2016, 1-6pm: Multi-genre Workshop at Cheltenham Lawn and Pittville Gallery

28-31 December 2015: Masterclass on Figure Writing for Hands On Lit Fest in New Orleans

Tuesday, 7/21/2015, 8pm: Resident reading for Vermont Studio Center at Lowe Lecture Hall

Wednesday, 4/8/2015: Reading at University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

Thursday-Saturday, 4/9-11/2015: Book Fair at AWP in Minneapolis, MN

Thursday, 4/16/2015: Reading at Little Grassy Festival, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Wednesday, 4/22/2015: Reading with Bob Zordani at Bob’s Bookstore, Charleston, Illinois

August-December 2014: Visiting Professor at Harlaxton College in Grantham, England

Monday–Tuesday, 12/29-30/2014: Burlesque Press Hands On Literary Festival, New Orleans, LA

Thursday, 11/6/14: workshop at Florence University of the Arts, Florence, Italy

Friday, 10/24/2014, 12 noon: Reading at Bath Spa University

Monday, 10/20/2014, 7:30pm: Reading at Harlaxton College

Saturday, 4/14/14, 2pm: reading with Red Herring Writers at the Urbana Free Library for Boneyard Arts Festival.

Wednesday, 3/26/14, 7pm: reading at University of Illinois, Springfield.

Thursday-Saturday, 2/27/14-3/1/14: Bookfair at AWP in Seattle. I’ll be at the Bluestem Table, N2. Come say hello!

Dec 30 – Jan 1: presenting on a panel at the Burlesque Press Hands On Literary Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Friday, 9/27/13, 6pm: reading for Pygmalion Music Festival at Cafeteria & Company in Urbana, Illinois.

Tuesday, 9/3/13, at 7:30pm: reading for Tuesday Funk with Aleksandar Hemon and several other fabulous writers at Hopleaf Bar in Chicago, Illinois. If you missed it, check out this video.

Thursday, 7/18/13, and Tuesday, 7/23/13, at 7pm: fiction workshop at Wuhan University, in Wuhan, China

Wednesday, 5/22/13, 7pm: Gerber/Hart Library and Archives, 6500 N. Clark Street, Chicago, for Lambda Literary Award Finalists.

Monday, 4/29/13, 5pm: with Lam Pham and Olga Abella at Coleman Auditorium, Eastern Illinois University, for Stories & Queer.

Saturday, 4/27/13, 4:30pm: Mike & Molly’s in Champaign, Illinois, for Stories & Beer.

Saturday, 4/13/13, 1pm: Jane Addams Books in Champaign, Illinois, for the Boneyard Arts Festival.

Friday, 3/8/13, 8pm: The Writers Place in Kansas City, Missouri.

Thursday, 3/7/13, 7pm: Central Methodist University in Fayette, Missouri.

Tuesday, 3/5/13, at 7:30pm: reading for Tuesday Funk at Hopleaf Bar in Chicago, Illinois. (missed this one due to weather!)

Sunday, 11/11/12, at 2pm: reading at Urbana Free Library in Urbana, Illinois.

Wednesday, 10/3/12, at 6pm: EIU student Nico Canaday will read from Three Cubic Feet, followed by a Q&A with me at 7th Street Underground on the EIU campus in Charleston, Illinois. Sponsored by EIU PRIDE and EIU Department of English.

Saturday, 9/29/12, at 7pm: reading with Amber Sparks and Sal Pane and many others in Indianapolis, Indiana, at Indy Reads Books. Hosted by Vouched Books.

Tuesday, 9/25/12, at 7pm: reading with Elaine Palencia at Orr Street Studios in Columbia, Missouri.