Remnant, my new book, is due out from Burlesque Press in March 2018!

Three Cubic Feet is available online!

I’ve moved to the UK! Read about it in an interview with my new students and a post by my new colleagues at University of Gloucestershire.


22nd April 2018: reading at Cheltenham Poetry Festival, Cheltenham, UK.

12th April 2018: UK Launch of Remnant at St Andrews Church, Cheltenham, UK.

8th March 2018: Cheltenham Poetry Festival Taster at Bottle of Sauce in Cheltenham, UK.

23rd-25th March 2018: Saints and Sinners Literary Festival in New Orleans, USA.

November 2017: reading at Stroud Short Stories in Stroud, UK.

November 2017: presentation on accessible creative writing workshop at NAWE in York, UK.

October 2017: reading at Cheltenham Literature Festival.

1st-2nd July, 2017: presentation on layered writing exercises at Great Writing Conference, Imperial College London. TBC.

Sunday, 13 November 2016, 9am: Towards a Safe Space: Collaborative Writing and the Workshop, NAWE Conference 2016 session at Stratford Manor, Stratford-upon-Avon

Thursday, 1 December: Cervantes and the Journey to Becoming a Writer, Cervantes desde Andalucia 1547-2016 International Conference, Córdoba, Spain

Friday, 27 January, 1-6pm: Multi-genre Workshop at Cheltenham Lawn and Pittville Gallery

Past Events:

Saturday, 29 October, 10am-4pm: Multi-genre Workshop at Cheltenham Lawn and Pittville Gallery

Sunday, 9 October, 7pm: Reading at Cheltenham Literature Festival for Gloucestershire Writers Network at Cheltenham Town Hall

Thursday, 12 May 2016, 6.30pm: Poetry reading with Pete Mullineaux and Alice Merry for Cheltenham Poetry Festival.

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 4pm: Reading at Bath Spa University

28-31 December 2015: Masterclass on Figure Writing for Hands On Lit Fest in New Orleans

Tuesday, 7/21/2015, 8pm: Resident reading for Vermont Studio Center at Lowe Lecture Hall

Wednesday, 4/8/2015: Reading at University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

Thursday-Saturday, 4/9-11/2015: Book Fair at AWP in Minneapolis, MN

Thursday, 4/16/2015: Reading at Little Grassy Festival, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Wednesday, 4/22/2015: Reading with Bob Zordani at Bob’s Bookstore, Charleston, Illinois

August-December 2014: Visiting Professor at Harlaxton College in Grantham, England

Monday–Tuesday, 12/29-30/2014: Burlesque Press Hands On Literary Festival, New Orleans, LA

Thursday, 11/6/14: workshop at Florence University of the Arts, Florence, Italy

Friday, 10/24/2014, 12 noon: Reading at Bath Spa University

Monday, 10/20/2014, 7:30pm: Reading at Harlaxton College

Saturday, 4/14/14, 2pm: reading with Red Herring Writers at the Urbana Free Library for Boneyard Arts Festival.

Wednesday, 3/26/14, 7pm: reading at University of Illinois, Springfield.

Thursday-Saturday, 2/27/14-3/1/14: Bookfair at AWP in Seattle. I’ll be at the Bluestem Table, N2. Come say hello!

Dec 30 – Jan 1: presenting on a panel at the Burlesque Press Hands On Literary Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Friday, 9/27/13, 6pm: reading for Pygmalion Music Festival at Cafeteria & Company in Urbana, Illinois.

Tuesday, 9/3/13, at 7:30pm: reading for Tuesday Funk with Aleksandar Hemon and several other fabulous writers at Hopleaf Bar in Chicago, Illinois. If you missed it, check out this video.

Thursday, 7/18/13, and Tuesday, 7/23/13, at 7pm: fiction workshop at Wuhan University, in Wuhan, China

Wednesday, 5/22/13, 7pm: Gerber/Hart Library and Archives, 6500 N. Clark Street, Chicago, for Lambda Literary Award Finalists.

Monday, 4/29/13, 5pm: with Lam Pham and Olga Abella at Coleman Auditorium, Eastern Illinois University, for Stories & Queer.

Saturday, 4/27/13, 4:30pm: Mike & Molly’s in Champaign, Illinois, for Stories & Beer.

Saturday, 4/13/13, 1pm: Jane Addams Books in Champaign, Illinois, for the Boneyard Arts Festival.

Friday, 3/8/13, 8pm: The Writers Place in Kansas City, Missouri.

Thursday, 3/7/13, 7pm: Central Methodist University in Fayette, Missouri.

Tuesday, 3/5/13, at 7:30pm: reading for Tuesday Funk at Hopleaf Bar in Chicago, Illinois. (missed this one due to weather!)

Sunday, 11/11/12, at 2pm: reading at Urbana Free Library in Urbana, Illinois.

Wednesday, 10/3/12, at 6pm: EIU student Nico Canaday will read from Three Cubic Feet, followed by a Q&A with me at 7th Street Underground on the EIU campus in Charleston, Illinois. Sponsored by EIU PRIDE and EIU Department of English.

Saturday, 9/29/12, at 7pm: reading with Amber Sparks and Sal Pane and many others in Indianapolis, Indiana, at Indy Reads Books. Hosted by Vouched Books.

Tuesday, 9/25/12, at 7pm: reading with Elaine Palencia at Orr Street Studios in Columbia, Missouri.