• Creative Writing for Book Artists – I’m leading this one day generative class at the 2022 Focus on Book Arts conference in Forest Grove, OR. July 15-19, 2022. More information coming soon!


LitYoungstown 5.2.21
Books by Lit Youngstown readers Genevieve Kaplan, Jennifer Sperry Steinorth, and Laura Van Prooyen



  • 7/24/19: Poetry-Off-the-Page @ Pasadena City College‘s Summer Creative Writing Academy. 10:30am, PCC. Pasadena, CA
  • 6/1/19: Poetry Reading at Open Studios. 3:30pm, LA General Store Design Studio, 274 West Las Flores Dr. Altadena, CA
  • 5/19/19: Poetry Reading w/East Pasadena Poets at LitFest Pasadena. 4:30pm, Pasadena Playhouse courtyard. Pasadena, CA
  • 4/6/19: Poetry Reading: A Garden of Verses: Poetry Day in the Garden. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Claremont, CA
  • 3/30/19: Host, “2019 Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards Reading,” AWP Conference. 10:30am, Oregon Convention Center. Portland, OR



  • 11/16/17: Poetry Reading and Class Visit at Pasadena City College. Pasadena, CA.


  • 11/12/16: Panel Presentation. “Using form to create content: Artist’s Books, Labor, and the Poetic Process” for the “Beyond the Spine: Experimental Poetics and Form” at the 2016 PAMLA Conference. Pasadena, CA.
  • 5/14/16: Private workshop, “The Pocket Book as Compositional Aide.” Sierra Madre, CA.
  • 4/30/16: Poetry Reading at “A Garden of Verses: Poetry in the Garden,” celebrating National Poetry Month at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens. 10:00am-3:00pm. Claremont, CA.
  • 4/1/16: Panel Presentation. “PhDon’t?: The Risks and Rewards of a Doctorate for Writers” panel discussion with Josh Bernstein, Jameelah Long, Rone Shavers, and Jessica Piazza. AWP conference. 12:00pm, Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA.
  • 3/31/16: Panel Discussion.”University, Community” panel discussion with Nik De Dominic, Renee Angler, Sean Nevin, and David Welch. AWP conference. 3:00pm, Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA. 
  • 3/26/16: Poetry Reading.  Red Hen Showcase. Beyond Baroque. 8pm. Venice, CA.


  • 3/10/15: Guest Facilitator: Women’s Writing Workshop,  Chapbook Tutorial. California Institution for Women (CIW). Chino, CA



  • 3/6/13:  Poetry reading with Catenary Press + Convulsive Editions. Outpost 186, 186 1/2 Hampshire Street, Cambridge. 8:00 pm. Cambridge, MA.

  • 3/8/13: Panel Presentation. “Get a Hold of Your Writing: Book Arts in the Classroom” panel at the AWP Conference, with panel chair Meryl DePasquale, and poets and printers Emily Brandt, Richard Mathews, and Carol Ann Johnston. The panel takes place from 9:00-10:15 AM. Boston, MA.

  • 3/7/13-3/9/13:  Book signing at the AROHO booth at the AWP Conference. 3:00-4:00 Thursday, March 7 and 11:00-12:00. Boston, MA.




  • 10/18/11: Poetry reading with Red Hen Press authors at Vroman’s Bookstore. Pasadena, CA.
  • 10/9/11: Poetry reading at the Ruskin Art Club. Los Angeles, CA. 
  • 10/2/11: Poetry reading and book signing at the West Hollywood Book Fair.
  • 9/22/11: Poetry reading and book launch at The Mountain Bar in Chinatown. Los Angeles, CA. 

  • 4/21/11: Paper Presentation. “The 21st Century Appropriated Book: Mary Ruefle’s A Little White Shadow, Jen Bervin’s Nets, and Janet Holmes’s THE MS OF M Y KIN” presentation at the SWTX PCA/ACA. San Antonio, TX.



  • 11/12/09: Poetry Reading with The Loudest Voice series at The Mountain Bar in Chinatown. Los Angeles, CA.
  • 2/13/09: Poetry Reading at Mrs. Maybe Launch Party at Columbia College. Chicago, IL.
  • 2/12/09: Panel Presentation:  “Hands On: Chapbook Making in the Classroom” panel presentation at AWP. Chicago, IL.