Below are my upcoming (and past) speaking events. Please contact me via the contact page for more information.
Write-On Door County Writing Residency (upcoming February 2023) – Door County, WI
Workshop leader: Erasure Poetry
In this session, we will create our own erasure poems as a way of jumpstarting creativity and inspiring new poems and ways to look at language
Redbud Writers Guild Retreat (upcoming November 2022) – Chicago, IL
Breakout Session Speaker: “Diversity, Demographics, and Audience”
In this session, we will review several U.S. demographic changes and trends which indicate how audience and readership will be changing in the years ahead.
Becoming Conference (2021) – Milwaukee, WI
Breakout Session Speaker: “Creativity and the Writing Life”
In this session, I discussed the creative and writing life and shared ideas for adding creativity to our lives.
Breathe Writers Conference (online, 2020) – Grand Rapids, MI
Breakout Session Speaker: “Writing from Exile: Finding Hope Amidst Hardship”
This session reviewed poets who wrote from places of hardship and exile to help us gain perspective and motivation for writing from our own places of hardship.
Breathe Writers Conference (2019) – Grand Rapids, MI
Breakout Session Speaker: “Centering Color and Culture in our Writing”
In this session, I discussed stereotypes, tokenism, beta readers, culture, and other topics to consider when writing about people of color in our writing projects.
Redbud Writers Guild Conference and Retreat (2019)
Speaker Breakout Session Co-Leader: “Centering Color, Race and Culture in our Writing” Session
In this session, we shared tips and ideas on how to write about race, culture, and marginalized voices with sensitivity.