Events

READINGS, LECTURES, AND PANELS

Catamaran Magazine Fall 2021 Launch Reading, featured reader (Crowdcast via Catamaran Literary Reader), September 14, 2021.

Malibu Optimist Club, guest speaker (Zoom via Malibu Optimist Club), July 8, 2021.

Malibu Rotary Club, featured reader (Zoom via Malibu Rotary Club), March 31, 2021.

Black Dog Poetry Series, featured reader (Zoom via Black Dog Poetry in Nashville, TN), February 9, 2021.

Poetry by the Sea, featured reader (Zoom via Poetry by the Sea in Malibu, CA), December 6, 2020.

Inaugural Reading as Malibu Poet Laureate, Malibu, CA, October 24, 2020.

Catamaran Magazine Fall 2020 Launch Reading, featured reader (Crowdcast via Catamaran Literary Reader), September 8, 2020.

“Home,” Bridgewater International Poetry Festival 2020, May 21, 2020.

Ellen Reich Tribute Reading, reader (Zoom via Ventura County Poetry Project), May 20, 2020.

Eavan Boland Tribute Reading, reader (Zoom via Stanford University), May 15, 2020.

Wrightwood Literary Festival, reader, Wrightwood, CA, September 29, 2019.

Poetry by the Sea, featured reader, Malibu, CA, September 22, 2019.

“City Lights” (poem) read at HUTE Division inaugural event for President Gash, Pepperdine University, September 18, 2019.

“Ways to Pray: The Poetry of Naomi Shihab Nye,” moderator and panelist with Naomi Shihab Nye as respondent, Christian Scholars’ Conference, Lubbock, TX, June 2019.

Christian Scholars’ Conference, reader, Lubbock, TX, June 6, 2019.

Plenary Speaker Introduction (for Tobias Wolff), Christian Scholars’ Conference, Nashville, TN, June 2018.

“Tracy K. Smith: Wading into the Moment,” moderator and panelist with U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith as respondent, Christian Scholars’ Conference, Nashville, TN, June 2018.

“Spiritual Crisis in the Short Fiction of Tobias Wolff,” moderator and panelist with Tobias Wolff as respondent, Christian Scholars’ Conference, Nashville, TN, June 2018.

Christian Scholars’ Conference, poetry reading, Nashville, TN, June 8, 2018.

“Marie Howe and Memory,” moderator and panelist with Marie Howe as respondent, Christian Scholars’ Conference, Nashville, TN, June 2017.

Christian Scholars’ Conference, poetry reading, Nashville, TN, June 9, 2017.

Lit Crawl L.A., featured reader, North Hollywood, October 26, 2016.

“Re-Mapping Poetry,” Christian Scholars’ Conference, Abilene, TX, June 2015.

Christian Scholars’ Conference, poetry reader, Nashville, TN, June 5, 2015.

“Local Truth in Peter Taylor’s ‘The Old Forest,’” Christian Scholars’ Conference, Nashville, TN, June 2014.

Christian Scholars’ Conference, poetry reader, Nashville, TN, June 6, 2014.

Poetry by the Sea, featured reader, Malibu, CA, November 3, 2013.

“Tobias Wolff and the Moral Story,” Christian Scholars’ Conference, Nashville, TN, June 2013.

“Tolstoy and the Complexities of Reconciliation in Anna Karenina,” Christian Scholars’ Conference, Nashville, TN, June 2012.

Christian Scholars’ Conference, poetry reader, Nashville, TN, June 6, 2012.

“Writing with Specific Details,” lecturer and workshop leader, Camp David Gonzalez, LA County Juvenile Probation Facility, Calabasas, CA, January 2012.

Rattle Summer Reading, featured reader, Santa Monica, CA, August 21, 2011.

“Poetry in the Age of Technology,” Christian Scholars’ Conference, Malibu, CA, June 2011.

Elizabeth Kostova Foundation, featured fiction reader, Sofia, Bulgaria, May 31, 2011.

Elizabeth Kostova Foundation, featured fiction reader, Sozopol, Bulgaria, May 30, 2011.

“Riders on the Storm:  Strategies for Getting (and Surviving) the Tenure-Track Job,” panelist, Associated Writing Programs Conference, Washington, DC, February 4, 2011. 

“The Ideas and Influence of Dana Gioia,” moderator and panelist with Dana Gioia as respondent, Christian Scholars’ Conference, Nashville, TN, June 4, 2010.

“Writing with Accountability,” keynote speaker, Fiction Pedagogy Forum, Associated Writing Programs conference, Denver, CO, April 8, 2010.

Carnegie Art Center, featured reader, Arcade Reading Series, Oxnard, CA, March 20, 2010.

“Finding the Real Anna Karenina,” HUTE Symposium lecture, Pepperdine University, November 11, 2009.

“The New Poets,” moderator and panelist with former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins as respondent, Christian Scholars’ Conference, Nashville, TN, June 2009.

Stanford University, featured reader, Stanford, CA, May 15, 2009.

“Literary Terrain,” lecturer and guest author, National Writers’ Association meeting, Burbank, CA, April 18, 2009.

Raymond Carver Writing Festival, featured reader/lecturer at multiple events, Clatskanie Education Center, Clatskanie, OR, May 23-24, 2008.

One Book, One City – Malibu, featured speaker at kick-off event, Malibu City Library, Malibu, CA, April 12, 2008.

ZYZZYVA Spring Reading, featured reader, San Francisco Main Library, San Francisco, CA, May 17, 2007.

SPEAKERS (experiments in poetry and music presented by five Stegner Poets and the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics), co-facilitator and featured reader, Stanford University, CA, May 18, 2006.

The 51st Dream State:  Arts and Ideas Lab (in conjunction with Stanford Lively Arts), guest presenter, Stanford University, CA, April 27, 2006.

Stegner Fellows Reading, featured reader, Stanford University, CA, March 1, 2006.

“Prosody,” radio show on WYEP Pittsburgh, featured author.  30-minute taped interview and reading, Pittsburgh, PA, August 8, 2003.  Interviewed by Ellen Wadey.  Aired simultaneously in Pittsburgh and Chicago on September 9, 2003.

Gist Street Reading Series, featured reader, Pittsburgh, PA, August 8, 2003.

Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Tennessee Williams Scholar reading, Sewanee, TN, July 25, 2003.

“Place in Poetry,” guest author/lecturer, Concordia College, Seward, NE, April 7, 2003.

 “On the Brink of War,” Associated Writing Programs conference, moderator and panelist, Baltimore, MD, 2003.

“Reynold’s Last Stand,” Western Literature Association, panelist, Tucson, AZ, October 2002.

“Carnivalizing the Composition Classroom,” Conference on College Composition and Communication, panelist, Chicago, IL, 2002.

“Narrative Design,” guest author/lecturer, Concordia College, Seward, NE, April 8, 2002.

Prairie Schooner 75th Anniversary conference, poetry reader, Lincoln, NE, October 12, 2001.

“Personal ‘Place’ as a Grounding Mechanism in Fiction Workshops,” Associated Writing Programs conference, Kansas City, MO, 2000.