Past Readings & Events:
In April 2016, I presented on poetry and the workplace in my panel, “Poetry and (Work)Place: Inviting Your Vocation into Your Poetry,” at the 2016 Kalamazoo Poetry Festival, during which I also presented a series of my poems alongside my fellow panelists.
In October 2015, I participated in an Open Mic celebration of Analecta’s open reading period for new submissions. Also reading were David Dodd Lee, Kelcey Ervick, Nancy Botkin, Clayton Michaels, et al.
Upon graduating and having my thesis approved, I was invited to read from an earlier draft of my first full-length collection, The Separation, as a part of the MFA/PhD graduation festival at Western Michigan University. May 2015.
To celebrate National Poetry Month, I was invited to read several of my poems at the Waldo Library at Western Michigan University to jumpstart the campus celebration. April 2015.
Upon receiving an Honorable Mention for Dear Earth / There are Birds, I was invited to read a selection from my chapbook alongside the winners and fellow honorable mentions. March 2015.
In January 2015, I was invited to share my poem, “For My Doppelgänger,” and to explain my ekphrastic process when comparing my poem to Flo Hatcher’s Box with a Sky Window, as a part of the Second Sight/Insight II grand opening at the Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts (KIA).
As a part of the now-defunct Hearthside Readers and Writers series in South Bend, based at Fiddler’s Hearth, I read monthly alongside peers and faculty based in the South Bend-Mishawaka area. 2010-2012
I completed a reading of my earlier work at Taylor University and received an Honorable Mention for my collection of submitted poetry. November 2010.