Forthcoming Events

all canceled due to coronavirus

Monday, May 4, 2020

Congregation Gates of Prayer
Gladewaves Speaker Series
Metairie, LA

Thursday-Sunday, April 16-19, 2020

New Orleans Poetry Festival
New Orleans Healing Center and nearby venues
New Orleans, LA

Friday and Saturday, April 3-4, 2020

Keynote Lecture and Reading
Mississippi Poetry Society annual conference
Louisville, MS

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Writer’s Cabin dedication
A Studio in the Woods
13401 Patterson Road
New Orleans, LA

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Poetry Out Loud
Mississippi state finals (judging)
Mississippi Public Broadcasting
Jackson, MS


Past Events

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Peauxdunque Review premiere
Espiritu Mezcaleria
520 Capdeville, New Orleans, LA

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

International Poetry Reading (feat. eight poets)
Newcomb Hall 403
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Tuesday, April 30

National Poetry Month Reading (six poets)
Jefferson Parish East Bank Regional Library
Metairie, LA

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Metropolitan Club (private event)
Hattiesburg, MS

Saturday, December 8, 2018

15th Annual Author Extravaganza
Main Street Books, Hattiesburg

Friday, December 7, 2018

Author visit, Arts Administration class
Cohen College Prep
New Orleans, LA

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Louisiana Book Festival
Poetry Panel (with Anne Babson, Megan Burns, Julie Kane, Dylan Krieger, and Peter Twal)
Capitol Park Welcome Center, Baton Rouge, LA
2.15pm, with a signing to follow.

April 20-22, 2018

2018 New Orleans Poetry Festival
“Antenna/Press Street Press: The Sister Arts in the Modern Age”
With Sara Slaughter, Brigid Conroy, Elizabeth Gross, and Tiana Nobile
Panel on Saturday morning; registration required

Friday, April 13, 2018

Mississippi Community College Creative Writing Association
Poetry Masterclass and Prize presentation
Jones County Junior College
Ellisville, MS

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Poetry Buffet
“Poets reading Poets”
Latter Library, 5120 St. Charles
New Orleans, LA

March 28, 2018

Figure of Speech
“Contemporary British Poetry: A Tour of Scotland and England”
Recording available on Soundcloud

Saturday, December 9, 2017

“The Muse on the Mississippi”
Words and Music Festival
Hotel Monteleone, Royal Street
New Orleans, LA

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Reading and walking tour of Ecotone
A Studio in the Woods
13401 Patterson Road, New Orleans
Time TBA. $10 suggested donation on entry

Monday, September 11, 2017

Morris Bart, Sr. Lecture Series
A reading from ‘Ecotone’: A Journey into the Wilderness
New Orleans Jewish Community Center
5342 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans
12pm ($10 for non-members, includes lunch)

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Writer’s Forum, WRBH Radio
with Myrtle von Damitz (painter of Ecotone) and Sara Slaughter (Antenna editor)
Time TBA, broadcast via streaming or download afterwards

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Main launch of Ecotone
with Myrtle von Damitz (and Andy Young, TBC)
Antenna Gallery, 3718 St. Claude Avenue

Saturday, November 12, 2016

FORESTival at A Studio in the Woods
Pop-Up Poets (with Cassie Pruyn, Gina Ferrara, and Stacey Balkun)
13401 Patterson Road
New Orleans, LA 70131

Thursday and Friday, October 6-7, 2016

Book signing for Hattiesburg, Mississippi
“Riding the Wind”: A Play by Dean Meador Smith
Arnold-Meador Homestead
6775 Highway 49
Hattiesburg, MS
5.30pm performance, reception and signing to follow

Sunday, September 4 and September 18, 2016

Workshop: Sound and Silliness in Poetry
Mississippi Children’s Museum
2145 Museum Boulevard
Jackson, MS 39202
Admission: contact museum

Monday, June 6, 2016

“Now You’re Talking With Marshall Ramsey”
Mississippi Public Broadcasting

March 30 – April 3, 2016

“The News that Stays News” poetry panel (moderator)
Panelists: Mark Yakich, Caroline Randall Williams, Peter Cooley, and Chris Hannan
Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
Hotel Monteleone, Royal Ballroom
New Orleans, LA
Sunday, April 3, 2.30pm (panel pass required)

Friday, March 4, 2016

Moderator, Yuri Herrera and Lina Wolff double-header
Octavia Books
513 Octavia Street
New Orleans, LA

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Hope for Hattiesburg chili cookoff
First Presbyterian Church
Hattiesburg, MS, 39402

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
University of Southern Mississippi
Taught Class: “Writing Hattiesburg History”
Peck House, 3601 Pearl St
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
$8 course registration

Friday, July 10, 2015

The Back Door Coffee House (with Oh, Jeremiah bluegrass band and poet Cassie Pruyn)
University Baptist Church
3200 Arlington Loop
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
7pm, $10 ($5 student) donation requested

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Bloomsday Reading at the Irish House
(with Brian Boyles, Yuri Herrera, Mwende Katwiwa, Maurice Carlos Ruffin, and Katy Simpson Smith)
The Irish House
1432 St Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Lunch with Books (National Library Week)
Library of Hattiesburg, Petal, and Forrest County
329 Hardy Street
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Talk free, lunch $10

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Panel: “The New, New Publishing: Navigating the Industry Right Now”
Panel with David Johnson, Radclyffe, and Bill Lavender
Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
Hotel Monteleone
New Orleans, LA
10am, Royal Ballroom

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Rotary Club of Hattiesburg
Southern Oaks
1246 Richburg Road
Hattiesburg, MS


Main Street Books
201 North Main Street

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Joint book launch with Brian Boyles
New Orleans Center for the Gulf South at Tulane University
Freeman Auditorium, Tulane
Woldenburg Art Center, Main Quad
Readings, reception and book signing

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Rotary Club (Sunrise) of Hattiesburg
Wesley Medical Center
US Highway 98
Hattiesburg, MS

Monday, December 22

Holiday Signing at Main Street Books
210 North Main Street
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Saturday, December 13

Annual Holiday Art Walk
Main Street Books
210 North Main Street
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Thursday, December 4

Public Launch for Hattiesburg, Mississippi: A History of the Hub City
Reading, reception and book signing
Oddfellows Gallery
119 East Front Street
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Monday, December 1

11th Annual Author Extravaganza
Main Street Books
210 North Main Street
Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Thursday, November 20

“The Problem of Place”

Artist talk and discussion (with Johnathan Mayers, Ricardo Barba, and David Parker)
TEN Gallery
4432 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Doors at 6pm, reading and discussion at 6.30
Reception BYOB

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tree Talk Tuesdays: reading from Ecotone
Longue Vue House
7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Panel: New Southern Poetry (featuring poets L. Lamar Wilson, Lilah Hegnauer, and S. Douglas Ray)
Tennessee Williams Festival, New Orleans
Venue: Muriel’s Jackson Square Restaurant
10am (ticket or panel pass required)

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Reading at McKeown’s Books
with Matt Roberts, Katy Smith, and Cassie Pruyn
McKeown’s Books and Difficult Music
4737 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Student Writing Workshop
Walter Anderson Museum of Art
Ocean Springs, MS
10am-4pm (student reading and reception at 4pm)

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Gateway to the Delta Festival
Charleston, MS
10am and 2pm

August 5-10, 2013

Walter Anderson Museum of Art
Ocean Springs, MS

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Dead Poets Night
Norman Mayer Branch, NOPL
3001 Gentilly Boulevard

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Poets Reading Poets
Poetry Buffet
Latter Library, NOPL
5120 St Charles Avenue

February 25, 2013

Reading with Melissa Dickey
New work from A Studio in the Woods
Cudd Hall, Tulane University, New Orleans

January 24, 2013

Storyteller’s Breakfast (with Mark LaFrancis, Rebecca Jernigan, and Annie B. McKee)
Mississippi Main Street Association/Mississippi Arts Commission
‘Back Stage Pass’ Conference
Golden Moon at Pearl River Resort
Philadelphia, MS

December 4, 2012

1718 Reading Series
Columns Hotel, New Orleans

Friday, August 24, 2012

Edinburgh Review 135 launch (with Patience Agbabi and Brian McCabe)
Word Power Books
43-45 West Nicolson St, Edinburgh

Saturday, August 11, 2012

New Climate Fiction (with Gregory Norminton, Paul Kingsnorth, and Bradon Smith)
Wilderness Festival
Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire
5.15pm, Secret Forum Tent

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Dark Mountain Writers (chaired by Em Strang)
Uncivilisation 2012: The Dark Mountain Festival
Sustainability Centre, Hampshire

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Arts and the Environment (with Bradon Smith, Helen Mort, Ria Dunkley, and Nick Hayes)
Secret Garden Party
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

Friday, July 6, 2012

July 4th Reading (with Fiona Wilson and JL Williams)
Looking Glass Books
36 Simpson Loan
Quartermile, Edinburgh
6.30pm for 7pm start

Sunday, June 24, 2012

St Magnus International Festival (with other writers, TBC)
Stromness, Orkney Islands
Stromness Hotel
4.30-5.30pm, £10 (includes refreshments)

Saturday, May 12, 2012

FORESTival at A Studio in the Woods
13401 Patterson Road, New Orleans
Event from 11-5, reading at 2pm

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Reading from Coronary (with Toxey M. Morris, MD)
Main Street Books, 205 Main Street, Hattiesburg MS

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
“Spark and Fire: Poetry Readings”
Moderator: Darrell Bourque
Panelists: Ava Leavell Haymon, Julie Kane, Benjamin Morris, and Alison Pelegrin
Muriel’s Jackson Square Restaurant, 801 Chartres
2:30-3:45pm, Festival pass required

Wednesday-Friday, February 22-24, 2012

Tipping Point Newcastle
Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability
Newcastle, UK

Friday, February 3, 2012

Friday Night at NOMA with Artfully Aware
New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle
5-10pm, free

Monday, December 5, 2011

8th Annual Author Extravaganza
Main Street Books, 205 Main Street, Hattiesburg, MS

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Reading at “Redheaded Stepchild” Exhibition Closing
HomeSpace Gallery, 1128 St Roch, New Orleans

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Reading at the Latter Library, New Orleans
New work from A Studio in the Woods, with Valentine Pierce
6-8pm, reading and reception (free)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Reading Life, hosted by Susan Larson, on WWNO 89.9FM


Saturday, November 5, 2011

10th Annual New Orleans Book Fair, with Magda Boreszya
500-600 blocks of Frenchmen Street (at Chartres)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

8th Annual Louisiana Book Festival, Baton Rouge
Panel on “Culture after the Hurricanes,” with M.B. Hackler & Keagan LeJeune
12.45pm discussion, 1.45pm discussion

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

“Process and Practice”: a conversation with current and former residents at A Studio in the Woods
with Moose Jackson, Jane Hill, Monique Moss, and Shawn Hall moderating
4-5pm, Stone Auditorium, Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University (free)