Nickole Brown


January 29-February 12, 2018. Residency and retreat at Rivendell Writers' Colony, Sewanee, Tennessee. 

February 12, 2018. 12:00 noon. Re/Verb Podcast Interview with Kendra DeColo and Ciona Rouse & Reading, Third Man Books, 623 7th Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee. 

February 21-April 25, 2018. Teaching "Ostranenie: Poetry as Practice of Awareness," Great Smokies Writing Program, UNCA, Asheville, NC.

March 8, 2018, 3:00-4:15 pm. AWP Bookfair reading in celebration of the ten-year anniversary of Waccamaw Literary Journal, Tampa, FL. 

March 8, 2018, 5:00-7:00 pm. Off-site AWP reading for Sibling Rivalry Press, Red Star Rock Bar, 5210 North Florida Avenue, Tampa, FL 33603. 

March 8, 2018, 7:00 pm. Off-site AWP reading in celebration of The Kiss, an anthology edited by Brian Turner. 4611 West Kensington Avenue, Tampa, FL.

April 6, 2018. 7:30 pm., Reading with Jessica Jacobs at College of Southern Maryland. Connections Literary Series, La Pata, MD. 

April 30-May 25, 2018. Teaching online "Writing the Age of Loneliness: Ecoliteracy & the Writer's Task," Hindman Settlement School.

May 5, 2018. 7:30 pm, Vandercooked Poetry Nights, Asheville BookWorks, 428 1/2 Haywood Road, West Asheville, NC.

May 19, 2018. 4:30-5:30 pm. LGBT Couples Panel discussion & reading with Bryan Borland, Seth Pennington, and Jessica Jacobs, moderated by Dr. Wayne Johns, Greensboro Bound: A Literary Festival, Heyers Theater at the Greensboro Cultural Arts Center, Greensboro, NC.

May 20, 2018. 2:15-3:15 pm. Poetry panel with Kaveh Akbar, Paige Lewis, and Seth Pennington. Greensboro Bound: A Literary Festival, the Nussbaum Room at the Greensboro Public Library, Greensboro, NC.  

June 3-July 12, 2018.  Faculty, Sewanee School of Letters MFA Program, The University of the South, Tennessee. 

July 23-28, 2018. Faculty, Hindman Settlement School Summer Writers' Workshop, Hindman, KY. More details TBA.

August 3-5, 2018. Reading, Laughing Heart Literary Festival, Hot Springs, NC. More details TBA. 

March 9, 2019. North Carolina Poetry Society Conference, Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities, Southern Pines, NC. More details TBA.

March 27-30, 2019. AWP Conference, Portland, OR. More details TBA. 

Summer 2019. Jackson Hole Writers Conference, WY. More details TBA. 

A Partial Archive of Past Events (most recent back to 2007) :

January 26, 2018. 7:00 pm. Reading with Jessica Jacbos and Mary Ellen Lough, with Music by Lobo Marino, The Embodiment Center of Asheville, 120 Coxe Avenue.

January 15-20, 2018. Individual Conference Faculty, Palm Beach Poetry FestivalDelray Beach, FL.

December 9, 2017, 10:00-1:00 pm. Teaching workshop with Jessica Jacobs, "How to Read & Perform Your Work," Charlotte Lit, NC. Reading to follow on Sunday, December 10.

October 16, 2017. 7:30 pm. Reading with Jessica Jacobs, Altamont Poetry Series, The BLOCK off Biltmore, 39 South Market Street, Asheville, NC.  

October 2, 2017. 6:00 pm. Reading with Elizabeth Bradfield and Jessica Jacobs at East End Books, 389 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA 02657.

September 26, 2017. 7:30 pm. Reading with Jessica Jacobs, Poetry Center at Smith College ,Alumnae Houe Conference Hall, Northampton, MA. (Also co-teaching "Ostranenie" Workshop on Wednesday, September 27, at 4:30 pm.) 

September 21-22, 2017.  Reading with Jessica Jacobs & teaching two workshops—"Genre-bending: Limning the Borders Between Poetry, Fiction, and Prose" & "From the Inside Out: Writing about Family," Casper College Literary Conference, Wyoming. 

September 14, 2017. Reading with Jessica Jacobs, University of Wyoming, Laramie

August 12, 2017, 10:00-1:00 pm. Teaching workshop "Putting Poetry in Your Prose," Charlotte Lit, NC. Reading to follow on Sunday, August 13. 

June-July, 2017. Faculty, Sewanee School of Letters MFA Program, The University of the South, Tennessee. 

May 20, 2017. 7:00-9:00 pm, Second annual Maine Poetry Gala, Beloit Poetry Journal, co-sponsored by the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance and the Maine Women Writers Collection, Reading with poets Christian Barter, Kirun Kapur, and Robert Strong, University of New England, Biddeford, ME

May 18, 2017. 4:15 pm, Reading & Discussion with Jessica Jacobs, Bates College, hosted by the Office of Intercultural Education, Lewiston, ME. Generative workshop will follow at 6:00 pm.

April 22, 2017, 1:00 pm. "I am Kentucky: Poetry & Place," Reading with Jay McCoy, Staci R. Schoenfeld, Crystal Wilkinson, K. Nicole Wilson at Kenton County Public Library, 502 Scott Boulevard, Covington, KY. 

April 21, 2017, 8:00 pm. Reading with Ashleigh Scarpinato, Emily Blair, Amy Nichols, and Kathleen Driskell. River City Revue Series, The Bard's Town, Louisville, KY. 

​April 19, 2017, 6:00 pm. "Creativity & Art in the Age of Trump," Reading with Jessica Jacobs, Elizabeth Meade, Jadwiga McKay, and Lori Horvitz to follow at 7:00 pm, aSHEville Museum, 35 Wall Street, Asheville, NC. 

March 17, 2017, 7:30 pm. Reading at Women & Children First Bookstore with Simone Muench and Mark Turcotte, 5233 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL. Details TBA.

March 15, 2017, 5:30 pmReading with Aracelis Girmay, Columbia College Chicago, State Two, 618 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL. 

March 5, 2017, 3:00 pm. Reading with Jessica Jacobs, Scuppernong Books, 304 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC.

March 3-4, 2017. Reading with Jessica Jacobs & Workshop: "Writing in the Mother Tongue: Approaches to Dialext and Colloquial Speech," Press 53 Gathering of PoetsWinston-Salem, NC.

March 2, 2017, 12:30 pm. Class visit with Jessica Jacobs, University of North Carolina-Wilmington

March 1, 2017, 7:00 pm. Reading with Jessica Jacobs at Pomegranate Books, 4418 Park Avenue, Wilmington, NC.

February 21, 2017, 7:00 pm. Reading with Jessica Jacobs at Eastern Carolina University, The Green Room, Croatan Building. (Teaching workshop 6:00-9:00 pm, Monday, February 20)

February 11, 2017. 3:00-4:15 pm, "Literary Hybrids: Transgressing the Traditional," panel with Casandra Lopez, Ching-In Chen, Julie Marie Wade, Lee Ann Roripaugh, AWP Conference, Washington, DC., Room 207B, Washington Convention Center, Level Two.

February 10, 2017. 3:00-4:15 pm, "To Sing the Idea of All: Walt Whitman in DC," panel with Brian Brodeur, Cornelias Eady, David Kirby, and Dorianne Laux, AWP Conference, Washington, DC., Room 202A, Washington Convention Center, Level Two.

February 9, 2017. 6:00-8:00 pm. Reading fro Headmistress Press, "A Celebration of Lesbian Poets," with Robin Becker, Ching-in Chen, Laura Foley, Celeste Gainey, Jessica Jacobs, JP Howard, and Ann Tweedy. Walls of Books, 3325 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, DC.

January 16-21, 2017. Individual Conference Faculty, Palm Beach Poetry FestivalDelray Beach, FL. (Reading with Daisy Fried & Carl Philllips on Friday, January 20, at 8:00 pm, The Crest Theatre Building, Old School Square. Book signing to follow.)

January 1-4, 2017. Craft seminar "Using Imitation in Creative Projects" on January 2, 9:00-10:15 am, Seminar A; reading on January 3, 7:00 pm, Loar Auditorium. Low-residency MFA, West Virginia Wesleyan College, WV. 

November 19, 2016.  Teaching workshop with Jessica Jacobs: "Writing Beyond Yourself: Persona Poems," Jacar Press: Writers Teaching Writing Series. Followed by a reading at 4:30 pm, free and open to the public. Turkish House, 303 East Durham Road, Cary, NC. Details TBA.

November 3-6, 2016. Reading and teaching with Jessica Jacobs, Sanibel Island Writers Conference, Florida. 

November 1, 2016. Reading with Jessica Jacobs, University of Central Florida, Orlando. 

October 20-23, 2016. Reading, Dodge Poetry Festival, New Jersey Performing Arts Center & the Downtown Arts District of Newark, New Jersey. Details TBA.  

September 13 - November 15, 2016. Teaching 10-week workshop, Tuesday evenings, 6:00-8:30 pm, "Writing Between the Borders: Investigations into Hybrid Work," The Great Smokies Writing Program, University of North Carolina Asheville. 

September 21, 2016. 7:00 pm. Reading with Matt Hart, Sebastian Matthews, Nathanael Roney, and Lisa Nance at The Mothlight, Asheville, NC

September 18, 2016. 3:00 pm. Reading with Fall Faculty at UNCA's Great Smokies Writing Program, Writers at Home Reading Series, Malaprops, Ashville, NC

September 16, 20167:30 pm, Reading with Jessica Jacobs, Peter O'Leary, and Steven Manual. MadHat Press' "Poetry, Prose, and Anything Goes" Series, Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, 56 Broadway, Asheville, NC. ($5 for BMCM + AC members / $8 for non-members)

September 8-10, 2016. Reading Friday, September 9, 2:00-2:45 pm, TRAC Gallery; teaching with Jessica Jacobs on Saturday, September 10, 2:00-4:45 pm, "Writing Beyond Yourself: The Art & Craft of Persona Poems,"  Carolina Mountains Literary Festival, Burnsville, NC.

September 3, 2016. 11:00-1:00 pm, Teaching workshop, "Ostranenie: Poetry As Practice of Awareness," Charlotte Center for Literary Arts, NC. 4x4CLT Poster Release and reception to follow, 5:30-7:00 pm. 

August 28, 2016. Reading with Jessica Jacobs, Meta Commerse, Mandy Gardner, Lori Horvitz, Lockie Hunter, and Melanie McNair, 8th Annual Queer Girls Literary Reading, The Mothlight, 701 Haywood Road, West Asheville, NC.

June 7-July 7, 2016. Teaching, Writing Workshops in Greece, Thasos. 

June 2, 2016. 7:30 pm. Reading and teaching with Jessica Jacobs, Converse College Low-residency MFA, Zimmerli Common Room, Howard Hall, Spartanburg, SC. Craft talks to follow on June 3 at 10:00 am in Dalton Auditorium, Phifer Hall.

Friday, April 22, 2016. 7:00 pm. Ellipsis Debut, Westminster College, Malouf Hall, 1840 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016. 7:00 pm. Reading as part of the Kentucky Great Writers Series with Kiki Petrosino and Rebecca Gayle Howell, The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning, 251 West Second Street, Lexington, Kentucky 40507.

Sunday, April 10, 2016. 1:00-4:00 pm. Teaching a Workshop, The Wild Fig, 726 North Limestone, Lexington, KY 40508. ($30 per student, all proceeds go to bookstore.)

Thursday, April 7, 2016. 7:00 pm. Reading with Geffrey Davis, Auburn University, AL. 

March 30-April 2, 2016. AWP ConferenceLos Angeles, CA. Participating in three readings: Thursday, March 31, 9:00 am, The New South: A Reading in Three Genres with David James Poissant, Devin Latham, and Adam Vines at Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 406 AB.  /  Saturday, April 2, 12:00-1:15 pm, Fishouse Reading with Curtis Bauer, Ross Gay, Jamaal May, Tarfia Faizullah, Layli Long Soldier, and Matt O'Donnell, Los Angeles Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Room 501 /  Friday, April 1, 7:00-10:00 pmIron Horse Reading at BottleRock, 1050 S. Flower Street, Los Angeles.  

Tuesday, March 8, 2016. 5:30 pm. Reading with Elizabeth McCracken. Writers at Newark Reading Series, Rutgers-Newark MFA Program, Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rooms 255-257, 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Newark, NJ.

February 17, 2016. 6:00 pm. Memphis River City Writers Series, the University of Memphis University Center, Beale Room #363, Tennessee.

January 18-23, 2016. Teaching one-on-one conferences, Palm Beach Poetry FestivalDelray Beach, FL. Details TBA.

Saturday, November 21, 2015. 9:00-10:30 am, Teaching a workshop on the prose poem, North Carolina Writers' Network Fall Conference, Biltmore Doubletree, Asheville, NC

Sunday, November 15, 2015. Teaching Seminar on Book Publicity, Private Salon, Charleston, SC. 

Saturday, November 14, 2015. 10:00 am, Co-teaching workshop with Jessica Jacobs, "Writing the Persona," The Poetry Society of South Carolina, 164 King Street, Charleston, SC. Members $10, free to students of College of Charleston, and $15 all others.

Friday, November 13, 2015. 7:00 pm, Reading with Jessica Jacobs, The Poetry Society of South Carolina, 164 King Street, Charleston, SC.

November 14-15, 2015. 9:45-11:15, both days, Reading & Teaching at Charleston County School of the Arts, 5109 West Enterprise Street, North Charleston, SC. 

Sunday, October 11, 2015. 1:30-2:30 pm, "We Speak for Ourselves: The Southern Female Voice in Poetry," Reading with Caki Wilkinson, Southern Festival of Books, NPL Conference Room 3, Nashville, TN. 

Saturday, October 10, 2015. 7:30 pm, "South by Midwest" offsite poetry reading for the Southern Festival of Books, Lipscomb University, Ezell Center, Nashville, TN. 

Friday, October 9, 2015. 7:00 pm. Reading with Jessica Jacobs and Nany Jensen. Special guest Jenna Goldsmith. InKY Series, The Bard's Town, 1801 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY.

Friday, October 9, 2015. 12:00 pm. Reading at University of Louisville, The Honors Center, Louisville, KY. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015. 7:00 pm. Reading with Jessica Jacobs, Elizabethtown Community College, Morrison Gallery, JSO Building, Elizabethtown, KY. 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015. 3:00 pm. Reading at Bellarmine University, Abell Board Room, upstairs Horrigan Hall, Louisvile, KY. 

Sunday, October 4, 2015. 3:00 pm. Reading with Jessica Jacobs, Morris Book Shop, 882 East High Street, Lexington, KY.

Saturday, October 3, 2015. 4:00 pm. Reading with Jessica Jacobs, Carmichael's Bookshop, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY.

Thursday, September 24, 2015. 7:00 pm, Reading with Jessica Jacobs. Single Voice Reading Series, Allegheny CollegeTillotson Room, Tippie Alumni Center, Meadville, PA.

Sunday, September 20, 2015. Reading with John Gallaher, Dine & Rhyme Event for BOA Editions, Rochester Memorial Art Gallery Auditorium, Rochester, NY. Dinner to follow at Good Luck Restaurant. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door; dinner inclusive for $125. 

Sunday, September 13, 2015. 3:00 pm. Reading with Jessica Jacobs, introductions by Barbara Rockman. Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

September 10, 2015. 7:00 pm. Teaching, Wingbeats II Workshop II Series, "Defamiliarizing the Apple: Ostranenie & Awareness," BookWorks, 4011 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107. 

Thursday, September 3, 2015. 7:00 pm. Reading with Jessica Jacobs. SOMOS, 233 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM. 

Saturday, August 29, 2015. 7:30 pm. Reading with Jessica Jacobs. Ward Public Library, Ward, CO.

Thursday, August 27, 2015. 7:00 pm. Reading with Jessica Jacobs. Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe, 1203 13th Street, Boulder, CO. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015. 7:00 pm. Reading with Jessica Jacobs. Wolverine Farm Bookstore, The Bean Cycle Coffee Shop, 144 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80524. (970) 472-4284. 

August 18, 2015. 7:00 pm, Reading with Jessica Jacobs, Talking Leaves Books, 951 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY.

Friday, August 14, 2015. 7:00 pm. Brookline Booksmith. Reading with Jessica Jacobs and Susan McCarty. 279 Harvard St, Boston, MA 02446.

Thursday, August 13, 2015. 7:30 pm. Reading at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod with Elizabeth Bradfield, Michelle Y. Burke, and Jessica Jacobs, 307 Old Main St, South Yarmouth, MA. 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015. 6:30 pm. Reading at Truro Library with poet Elizabeth Bradfield, 7 Standish Way, North Truro, MA. 

Saturday, August 8, 2015. 5:00 pm. Reading with Jessica Jacobs, AMP Gallery148 Commercial Street (West End), Provincetown, MA 02657. (646) 298-9258.

Thursday, August 6, 2015. 7:00 pm. Reading with Jessica Jacobs, Collected Poets Series. Mocha Maya's, 47 Bridge Street, Shelburne Falls, MA. 413-625-6292.July 25-26, 2015. 12:00-4:00 pm. Teaching a poetry intensive with Jessica Jacobs, Writing Beyond Yourself: Persona Poems. $175 admission. Poets House, Conference Room, 10 River Terrace, New York, NY. 

Thursday, July 23, 2015. 7:00 pm, Reading with Betsey Fagin, Jessica Jacobs, and Thomas Mayer,  2015 Showcase Reading Series,  Poets House, Kray Hall, New York, NY. 

July 13, 2015. Reading at Murray State University's MFA Program in Creative Writing, Murray, Kentucky. (On faculty for summer residency.)

June 27-July 11, 2015. On Faculty at the Sewanee Young Writers' Conference, Sewanee, Tennessee.

Monday, June 15, 2015. Doors open at 7:00 pm, reading at 7:30 pm. Reading with Jessica Jacobs, Altamont Poetry Series, NC Stage Theater, 15 Stage Lane, Asheville, NC. 

Thursday, May 28, 2015. 7:00 pm. Reading with Jessica Jacobs, Malaprops Bookstore/ Cafe, 55 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801.

May 1-2, 2015. Asheville Wordfest. Asheville, North Carolina. 

Saturday, April 25, 2015. 4:00 pm. Reading with Jo McDougall, Sandy Longhorn, Jessica Jacobs, Hope Coulter, and Marck Beggs. 
 Arkansas Literary Festival, Central Arkansas Library System,
 CALS Ron Robinson Theater, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015. 4:30 pm. Shop Talk with Jessica Jacobs at Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas. Details TBA.

Saturday, April 18, 2015. 3:00 pm. Book signing with Jessica Jacobs, Wordsworth Books, 5920 R Street, Little Rock, Arkansas. (510) 663-9198. 

Saturday, April 11, 2015. 8:00 pm. AWP Off-site Event, Freedom Revolt & Love: A Celebration of Frank Stanford, Grumpy's Downtown, 1111 Washington Avenue South (at 11th Avenue South) with Copper Canyon Press, Third Man Books, and Rain Taxi. Music by William Tyler & DJ set by Ben Swank. Reading Standford's work with poets Forrest Gander, Richard Siken, Natalie Diaz, Alex Dimitrov, Brett Eugene Ralph, Janaka Stucky, Brian Barker, and others. Free & open to the public. 

Friday, April 10, 2015. 6:00-7:30 pm. Launch party for Fannys Says and Pelvis with Distance. Reading with Jessica Jacobs. Dunn Brothers Coffee, Loring Park Location, 329 West 15th St, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403. (Reading at 6:15 pm, with signing to follow. Coffee and refreshments provided.) Coffeeshop phone: 612-872-4410. For more information, email

Friday, April 10, 2015. 1:00-2:00 pm. Book Signing for Fanny Says, Associated Writing Programs Conference, BOA Tables 830 & 832, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Thursday, April 9, 2015. 10:30-11:45 am. Associated Writing Programs Conference. Panel Moderator: "Flat Lands & Open Waters: Reading Hybridity into the Midwest" with Re'Lynn Hansen, Madelon Sprengnether, Alison Townsend, and Rochelle Hurt. Minneapolis Convention Center, Room 211 A & B, Level 2, 1301 South Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403.

Friday, April 3, 2015. 7:00 pm. Book Launch Party with Jessica Jacobs, South on Main: Annex, 1304 Main Street, Little Rock, Arakansas. 

Thursday, March 26, 2015. 7:00 pm. Big Tent Event, The Raven Bookstore, reading with Jessica Jacobs and Stephanie Torres, 6 East 7th St, Lawrence, Kansas. 

Thursday, March 26, 2015. 10:00 am. Radio Interview, "Talk with Me" with Marcia EpsteinLawrence, Kansas. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015. 7:00 pm. Prairie Lights Bookstore, reading with Jessica Jacobs, 15 South Dubuque Street, Iowa City, Iowa 52240. Livestreaming at (7:00 pm CST). (319) 337-2681

March 19-21, 2015.
 Montevallo Literary Festival, reading with Jessica Jacobs, Amy Lemmon, and Catherine Wing.
University of Montevallo, Birmingham, Alabama. 
Details TBA.

January 19-24, 2015. Faculty. Palm Beach Poetry Festival. Other faculty includes Chard deNiord, Linda Gregerson, Thomas Lux, Maurice Manning, Molly Peacock, Brenda Shaughnessy, Patricia Smith, and Robert Wrigley. Delray Beach, FL.

October 26, 2014. American Philological Association Conference, Reading with Jessica Jacobs and Sarah Bloom, Little Rock Statehouse Convention Center. 

October 4, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
 AIDS Memorial Quilt Reading with Sibling Rivalry Press, reading with Jessica Jacobs, Bryan Borland, Philip F. Clark,
Seth Pennington, and Sarah Rawlinson
 Harrin. University of Central Arkansas, Hall Lobby, Conway, AR.

March 1, 2014.  1:30-2:45 pm. Associated Writing Programs Conference, "The Sincerest Form of Poetry," Panel with John Hoppenthaler, Carol Frost, and James Harms.  Seattle, WA.

February 28, 2014.  1:30-2:45 pm. Associated Writing Programs Conference, "Calling All Poets!  You've Found Your Voice; Now Find Your Audience," Panel with Kim Dower, Brendan Constantine.  Seattle, WA.

March 28, 2013. Women’s History Month Poetry Judge for Roxana Rivera Memorial Poetry Contest, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

March 19, 2013. Goldenrod Poetry Festival, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY.

November 8, 2012. Writers-on-the-Shore, Salisbury University, MD.

March 19, 2012. Teaching at the Young Women Writer's Project, The Carnegie Center, Lexington, KY.

February 29-March 3, 2012. Panel, "Queer for You: Building an Enduring Readership for LGBT Authors," with David Groff, Don Weise, Lucy Jane Bledsoe, and Tony Valenzuela. Associated Writing Programs Conference, Chicago. 

February 29-March 3, 2012. Panel, "American Tensions: Literature of Identity & the Search for Social Justice," with William Reichard, Barry Jean Borich, Kristin Naca, and Heid Erdrich. Associated Writing Programs Conference, Chicago. 

January 2-10, 2012. Vermont College of Fine Arts, Residency, Old San Juan and El Yuque, Puerto Rico. 

December 15, 2011. Poetry Sucks! A Night of Poetry, Music, and All Sorts of Bad Language: Dino's Bar & Grill, 411 Gallatin Ave, Nashville, TN 37206. 

November 3-6, 2011. Teaching/Reading with John Dufresne, Barbara Hamby, John Hoppenthaler, David Kirby, and Henry Rollins at Sanibel Island Writers Conference, Sanibel Island, Florida.  

September 13, 2011. 6:30 p.m. Big Rock Reading Series at Pulaski Technical College, reading with David Jauss, RJ Wills Lecture Hall, Campus Center, Little Rock, AR.

July 8-16, 2011. Teaching at Murray State's MFA in Creative Writing Program, Murray, KY.

June 10-14, 2011. Teaching/Reading at Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference, Homer, Alaska.

June 7, 2011. Reading, Kentucky Great Writers Series, Carnegie Center, Lexington, KY.

April 7, 2011. Reading with Robert Alexander, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Contact: Alison Townsend,

April 6, 2011. Reading with Robert Alexander, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Contact: Judy Mitchell,

March, 2011. Teaching, The Young Women Writers Project, The Carnegie Center, Lexington, KY. 

February 4, 2011. 9:00 a.m. Associated Writing Programs Conference, "Arktoi Celebrates Five Years of Lesbian Publishing," Reading with Eloise Klein Healy, Catherine Kirkwood, Rita Mae Reese, and Ching-In Chen.

January 6-15, 2011. Teaching at Murray State's MFA in Creative Writing Program, Murray, KY. (Lecture (open to the public): "The Line and How To Break It," January 12, 1:00-2:30 p.m., Faculty Hall 208)   

September, 2010. Columbia College, Columbia, MO. 

July 2010. Teaching at the residency for Murray State's MFA in Creative Writing Program. Murray, KY.

June 3, 2010. Collected Poets Series, Shelurne Falls, MA. 

May 6-9, 2010. Asheville Wordfest, Asheville, NC.

April 9, 2010. 9:00 p.m. WILLA Goes Live—A Benefit Evening of Burlesque, Literature, & Roller Derby. Reading with several other poets, including Kim Addonizio, Erin Belieu, Cara Candito, Carolyn Forché, Cate Marvin, Carol Muske-Dukes, Patricia Smith, and others. The Denver Press Club, 1330 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO. $10 admission.   

April 9, 2010. 10:30-11:45 a.m. Panel presentation "National Book Critics Circle: The Practice and Purpose of Poetry Reviewing," with Craig Teicher, Kevin Prufer, Matthew Zapruder, and Stephen Burt. Associated Writing Programs Conference, Rooms 401-2, Colorado Convention Center, Street Level, Hyatt Regency Denver, CO.   

March 27, 2010. 12:00-2:00 p.m. "Genre-Bending: Limning the Borders between Prose, Poetry, and Fiction" craft workshop. The Carnegie Center, Lexington, KY. 

March 25, 2010. 7:00 p.m. Reading at Elizabethtown Community College, Elizabethtown, KY.   

March, 2010. “In Print Reading Series.” Ball State University, Muncie, IN. 

December 16, 2009. 8:00 p.m. Holler Poets Reading Series, with Erik Reece. Music by Shane LaRue, Al's Bar, 6th & Limestone, Lexington, KY.  

November 21, 2009. 9:15-4:00 p.m. Artshop with The Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts. Campbellsville University, Campbellsville, KY.  

November 7, 2009. 9:15-4:00 p.m. ArtShop with The Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts. Pikeville High School, Pikeville, KY.  

October 21, 2009. 8:30 -10:00 a.m., Presentation "Making a Big Difference with Small Grants: Lessons from the South," with Judi Jennings, Keryl McCord, Carlton Turner, and Gwylene Gallimard. Grantmakers in the Arts 2009 Recession Conference, Brooklyn, NY.

October 17, 2009. 9:00-12:00 p.m. Lincoln Foundation Whitney Scholars with The Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts. Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY.

September 22, 2009. 6:00 p.m. Classroom visit, Indiana University-Purdue. Indianapolis, IN.

November 15, 2008. 8:30 p.m. Reading with Peter Conners, Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 44408. (612) 822-4611.

November 8, 2008. 4:00 p.m. Words on Purpose Reading with poet Trish Reeves to Benefit Anti-Violence Advocacy Project of St. Louis, Black Bear Bakery, 2639 Cherokee, St. Lois, MO. Suggested donation of $5.

November 7, 2008. 7:00 p.m. Reading to benefit Stop Traffic Now (an anti-human trafficking organization), University of Missouri-Columbia, Mark Twain Ballroom, Mizzou Memorial Union, Columbia, MO. 

November 7, 2008. 4:00 p.m. Reading at Stephens College, Charters Lecture Theatre, Columbia, MO. 

November 6, 2008. 8:00 p.m. Reading with poets Erin Keane, Cindy Arrieu-King, and Kristi Maxwell, Observable Reading Series sponsored by the St. Louis Poetry Center, Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Ave (at Manchester), MO. 

September 26, 2008. 4:00-5:00 p.m. Idea Festival Panel, "The Question of Freedom," including theoretical physicist Suketu Bhavsar, philosopher Sandford Goldberg, and international affairs expert Lori Hartmann-Mahmud. The Bomhard Theatre, The Kentucky Center for the Arts, Louisville, KY.

September 25, 2008. 8:45-9:45 a.m. The Big Jam 12-Minute Workshop, "Breaking & Entering: Tapping Into Your Own Writing Mind," Idea Festival, Kentucky International Convention Center, Second Floor, Room 207, Louisville, KY.

July 30, 2008. Reading at The Painted Lady Series, 1808 Lincoln Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45212. 

July 18, 2008. Robinson Scholars Reading, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. 

July 28, 2008. 4:30-6:00 p.m. Teaching workshop at Governor's School for the Arts, Transylvania University, Lexington, KY.

June 19, 2008. 1:30-3:00 p.m. Sarabande Publishing Panel, Ropewalk Writers Retreat. New Harmony, IN.

May 18, 2008. 6:00 p.m. Reading with poets Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Kurt Brown, Brooke Bognanni, and Steve Huff, Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, New York, NY.

May 16, 2008. 7:00 p.m. Reading with Nick Flynn and Jennifer Michael Hecht, KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street, New York, NY.

May 15, 2008. 7:00p.m. Reading with Greg Sanders and DeWitt Henry, Teachers & Writers Collaborative, 520 8th Avenue, Suite 2020, New York, NY.

April 21, 2008. 7:30 p.m. Reading with poets Merle Bachman, Jessica Farquhar, and Kate Welsh, The Pink Door, 2222 Dundee Road, Louisville, KY.

April 19, 2008. 2:30 p.m. Reading with poet Doug Van Gundy. Alabama Book Festival, Poetry SouthWest, Old Alabama Town, Montgomery, AL. 

April 13, 2008. 8:00 p.m. Feature on The Poetry Show, KUSP 88.9 F.M., Poetry Santa Cruz. 

April 9, 2008. 7:30 p.m. Reading with poet Ray McDaniel. Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704. 

April 8, 2008. 7:30 p.m. Reading with poet Dan Gerber. Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA. (831) 423-0900

April 7, 2008. 7:30 p.m. Reading with poet Gene Bloom. The Sacramento Poetry Center, 1719 25th Street, Sacramento, CA 95816.

April 4, 2008. 7:00 p.m. Reading with poet Judy Grahn. WordTemple Poetry Series, Copperfield's Books & Music, 2316 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa, CA.

March 29-30, 2008. Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, VA. Contact: Kevin McFadden, ("The Original Playlists: Poetry Anthologies" with Heather McHugh, Jeb Livingood, and Lisa Russ Spaar at the UVA Bookstore, 400 Emmet Street South, on March 29, 12:00 noon; "Family Lines: A Poetry Reading and Discussion" with Charlotte Matthews, Kevin Boyle, Leigh Anne Couch, and Dan Albergotti at New Dominion Bookshop, 404 East Main Street, on March 30, 1:30 p.m.)

March 27, 2008. University of the Cumberlands, Williamsburg, KY. 

March 15, 2008. Workshop and reading with poet Lynnell Edwards at Fishtrap, Enterprize, OR. (9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon Craft workshop, followed by 1:30-4:30 p.m. Publishing workshop. Reading at 7:00 p.m.)

March 14, 2008. Reading with poet Lynnell Edwards in La Grande, OR. Wee Mama’s.  

March 13, 2008. 6:30 p.m. In Other Words, 8 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211. (503) 232-6003. 

March 12, 2008. 7:00 p.m. Reading with poet Lynnell Edwards at the University of Portland, Oregon.

March 11, 2008. 7:00 p.m. Reading with poet Lynnell Edwards at Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway Street, Portland, OR 97232.

February 16, 2008. 10:00-1:00 p.m. Teaching at The Carnegie Center. Lexington, KY.

February 1, 2008. 7:00 p.m. Off-site reading at AWP with poets from Red Hen, Switchback, Red Morning, and Sarabande, including poets Ivy Alvarez, Liz Bradfield, Jason Bredle, Monica de la Torre, Thomas Heise, Brandi Homan, Charles Hood, Cate Marvin, Simone Muench, Peggy Munson, Sean Norton, Eva Saulitis, Jen Tynes, and Caroline Whitbeck. 11th Street Bar, 510 East 11th Street, between Avenues A & B, New York, NY.

January 31, 2008. 3:00-4:15 p.m. “East Meets West: A Reading of New Red Hen Press Authors,” The Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference (AWP), Hilton New York. 

January 19, 2008. 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. "The Lyric Essay, Genre-Crossing, and Living the Writer's Life" at The Carnegie Center, Young Women's Writers Project. Lexington, KY. 

December 14 , 2007. InKY Reading Series, The Rudyard Kipling, 422 West Oak Street, Louisville, KY.

December 10, 2007. 7:30 p.m. Reading with poet Alice Fulton. Reading Between A & B, 11th Street Bar, 510 East 11th Street, between Avenues A & B, New York, NY.

December 5, 2007. 6:00 p.m. Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia Street, New York, NY. (212) 989-9319.

November 13, 2007. 7:30 p.m.  A Different Light Bookstore, 8853 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA  90069.  

November 11, 2007. Ruskin Art Club reading with Juan Felipe Herrera, 800 South Plymouth Blvd, Los Angeles, CA. (323) 755-3530

November 10, 2007. 2:00 p.m. Reading with poet Jeannette Clough. Dutton's Brentwood, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. (310) 476-6263.

November 4, 2007. 7:30 p.m. "Celebration of Recently Published Books," reading with Robin Lippincott, Diana Raab, and Sheila Callaghan. Spalding University Festival of Contemporary Writing, Brown Hotel, The Gallery, 16th Floor, 335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY. 

November 2, 2007. 7:00 p.m. Hoptown Reading Series, HCC Library, Hopkinsville, KY. 

November 1, 2007. 7:00 p.m. Reading with Karen Harryman and Sarah Jarboe, Carmichael's Bookstore, Frankfort Avenue, Lousiville, KY.

October 29, 2007. 7:30 p.m. Hometown Launch Party with musician Tamara Dearing, The Pink Door, 2222 Dundee Road, Louisville, KY. (502) 458-4028.

October 27, 2007. 2:00-4:00 p.m. Jane's Stories Press Foundation Retreat

October 26, 2007. 7:00 p.m. Jane's Stories Press Foundation Retreat Group Reading, Carmichael's Bookstore, Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY.

October 6, 2007. 7:00 p.m. Shaman Drum Bookshop, 311 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI. (734) 662-7407.

September 28-29, 2007. The Kentucky Women's Writers Conference, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.  (859) 257- 2874. 

September 15, 2007. 3:00 p.m. "If You Can Read This, Thank A Translator." Poetry Event in honor of International Translator's Day. Border's, 4th Street Live, Louisville, KY.

September 14, 2007. 10:30 p.m. Kentucky Girlhood Project on Stage. Actor's Theater, 316 West Main Street, Louisville, KY.

September 13, 2007. 8:00 p.m. Moderating a panel for the documentary "Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride: Hunter S. Thompson on Film." Panelist include Tom Thurman, Tom Marksbury, Ralston Steenrod, and Juan Thompson. Kentucky Center for the Arts, Part of the 2007 Idea Festival. Louisville, KY.

August 31, 2007. 7:00 p.m. Moxie Letterpress Opening and Reading of five Louisville poets and visual artist collaborations as part of Frankfort Avenue trolley hop. Butchertown Market, 1201 Story Avenue, Louisville, KY. (My broadside collaboration with visual artist Thea Lura.) 

August 5-12, 2007. Lambda Literary Retreat. Los Angeles, CA.