Readings & Classes

Readings:

November 8, 2019 —  Writers’ Night Out, Blairsville, GA, 7 pm.

May 15, 2019 — JC Campbell Folk School, Keith House, 7 pm.

May 1, 2019 – Word of Mouth, The Globe, Athens, GA, 7 pm.

March 20, 2019 — Bodysense, Hiawassee, GA, 5 pm.

March 14, 2019 — Contributors reading for Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel, Appalachian Studies Association conference, UNCA, Asheville, NC, 3:30 pm.

May 16, 2018 – JC Campbell Folk School, Keith House, 7 pm.

May 17, 2017 — JC Campbell Folk School, Keith House, 7 pm. I’ll be reading work from my new manuscript.

March 27, 2016 — WordPlay Radio, 3:00 pm. Tune in at 103.3 on the FM radio dial, or http://www.ashevillefm.org/wordplay.

December 15, 2015 — Arts at Allatoona, an Acworth Cultural Arts Center reading and performance series, will host an evening of Georgia poetry on Tuesday, December 15, 7 PM, at Herron’s Coffee & Wine Bar in historic downtown Acworth. This inaugural series event will feature readings from the newly published and celebrated STONE, RIVER, SKY: AN ANTHOLOGY OF GEORGIA POEMS. Free and open to the public. Food, drinks, and books available.

August 8, 2015 — NC Poet Laureate, Shelby Dean Stephenson, Robert S. King, and myself.  Murphy Public Library, Murphy, NC, 2:00 pm.

May 29, 2015 — Spalding University MFA Alumni Reading, Brown Hotel, Louisville, KY, 3:45 pm.

August 9, 2014 — Writers’ Night Out, Butternut Creek Community Room, Blairsville, GA, 7:00 pm.

July 14, 2014 — Schoolhouse Beer and Brewery, Marietta, GA, 7:00 pm

June 25, 2014  — Holler Poets, Lexington, KY, Al’s Bar, 8:00 pm

June 19, 2014 — City Lights Bookstore, Sylva, NC, 10:30 AM

May 15, 2014 — John C Campbell Folk School, Keith House, Brasstown, NC, 7 pm.

Classes:

Below is a list of upcoming classes/events where I will be teaching or facilitating, followed by past events. Feel free to email me if you’d like me to visit with your writing group, or if you have any questions.

August 9, 2020 (ZOOM Pop Up) — Creating your Own Junque Journal, in partnership with Snapdragon: a journal of art & healing. Fee is donation-based. Sign up & learn more info here: Snapdragon Pop Up registration.

January 2020 (4 classes)Levity and the Line, Institute for Continuing Learning, Young Harris College.  If you want to laugh, sign up for this poetry course. Our focus will be on humorous poems – how are they crafted, what makes them funny, and specifically how the line functions. Satire, irony, light verse, dark humor and the unclassifiable will be covered. We will write our own poems (along with a limerick or two), and will revel in our creations. Poets at all stages are welcome.

June 15, 2019 — Mountain Heritage Literary Festival, The Power of Compression, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN.

September 2018 (4 classes) —The Power of Compression, Saying More with Less, Institute for Continuing Learning, Young Harris College.

July 27-29, 2018 — Poetry Intensive, JC Campbell Folk School.  This weekend class will be for seasoned poets who are revising work.

October 28-30, 2016 — Advanced Poetry Workshop, JC Campbell Folk School.  This weekend class will be for seasoned poets who are revising work.  More details can be found here. Mark your calendar now if you’re interested.

July 19-25, 2015 — Anything Goes!, JC Campbell Folk School.  In this week-long class at the amazing JC Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC, we will explore poems that celebrate the mundane (and unexpected!) in a myriad of ways.  We will read, discuss, and write our own poems.  This class is ideal for beginning to intermediate poets.

August 2012 — Send it Out, Now!, Writers’ Circle, Hayesville, NC.

July 2011 — Laughter, the Best Medicine, JC Campbell Folk School.

June 2010 — The Many Faces of Tone, Institute for Continuing Learning, Young Harris College.

April 2009 — From Form to Free Verse, Institute for Continuing Learning, Young Harris College.

April 2008 — Tools of the Craft, Institute for Continuing Learning, Young Harris College.

 

 

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