Upcoming and Recent Speaking Engagements

Upcoming Engagements:

Mindful Writing Lecture at Landmark College, Putney, VT. 5 PM, Wednesday, February 23, 2022.

NH Humanities Presentation, "Present Moment, Prolific Moment." Newbury Public Libraries. February 27, 2022. 3:30 PM.

Poetry Reading with Alice B. Fogel. Word Barn, Exeter, NH. Time to be announced. Sunday, March 20, 2022.

Mindful Creative Writing Presentation. Kearsage Regional High School, Kearsage, NH. March 25, 2022.

Mindful Writing Presentation. Conference of College Composition and Communication. Virtual March 2022.

Mindful Writing Master Class. In-Person event free to public. Registration required:. Friday, May 6, 2022, at White Mountains Community College, Berlin, NH.

Mindful Writing Presentation. New Hampshire Writer's Project 603 Conference. Virtual. June 4, 2022.


Recent Engagements:

Presenter on Mindful Writing, Webcast for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), Wednesday, November 10, 2021.

NH Humanities Presentation, "Present Moment, Prolific Moment." Plainfield Public Libraries. January 26, 2022. 6:30 PM.

Preliminary Judge, Hopwood Award in Nonfiction. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. January 2022.

Poetry Workshop in the Classroom. Microsociety Academy. Nashua, NH. Wednesday, February 9, 2022.

Poetry Reading with Alice B. Fogel. Virtual. Norwich Bookstore. Wednesday, February 16, 2022.

Reading from Battle of Silcon Valley at Daybreak. Gibson's Bookstore. [virtual reading], December 14, 2021.

Featured Guest on What a Word is Worth Podcast, Host: Dr. Marianela Medrano. December 5, 2021.

Presenter, Chocorua Art Works Writers' Seminar. Tamworth, NH. Saturday, October 30, 2021. Poetry Reading and Mindful Writing Workshop.

Group reading from COVID Spring II: More Granite State Pandemic Poems. Sponsored by the NH Center for the Book/NH State Library. November 7, 2021. 

Judge, "Maine Postmark Poetry Contest," September 2021.

Reading and presentation, Best of NH 2021 Party, Canterbury Village, Saturday, August 21, 2021.

Keene State National Poetry Month Zoomcast Series. Conversation with Rodney Obien. Monday, April 5, 2021. 6:30 PM.

Prompt-a-Day for NH Magazine. National Poetry Month throughout April 2021.

Mindful Writing Program. Camp Resilience. Boys and Girls Club of Souhegan Valley. April 10, 2021.

Poetry Reading for John Hay Poetry Society. Newbury, NH. Monday, April 12, 2021. 7 PM.

"On Patricia Fargnoli's Then, Something." National Poetry Month Project for NH State Library Center for the Book. April 2021.

Presentation, "Present Moment, Prolific Moment." Durham Public Library. Online. Tuesday, April 13, 2021. 6 PM.

Presentation on Panel, "An Evening with the Creative Writing Faculty." Salem State UniversityApril 14, 2021. 7:30 PM, online.

Featured Reader for Readings & Conversations with Granite State Poets series at Gibson's Books with moderator Margot Douaihy, Monday,  April 26, 2021. 7 PM. Online.

Presentation: "A Mindful Experience of Poetry Writing." Amherst Town Library. 14 Main Street, Amherst, NH. Time/details to be announced. Wednesday, April 28, 2021.

North Country Young Writers' Festival. [Festival Director: Alexandria Peary] Thursday, May 13, 2020. White Mountains Community College, Berlin, NH.

Creative Campfire Presentation. Sponsored by NH State Council on the Arts and Artist Laureate Amanda Whitworth. Friday, April 30, 2021. 11-noon. 

Featured Reader (online). ReachArts. Moderator: Laura Smith. Thursday, May 20, 2021. 7-8 PM: https://www.reacharts.org/event-4154387

Judge for New Hampshire Poetry Out Loud State Championships. Online. March 2021.

Mindful Writing Workshop. Kinship Navigation Program at NH Children's TrustMarch 10, 2021.

Presentation, "Present Moment, Prolific Moment." Sandover Public Library. Online. March 16 2021. 

Keynote Speaker on Mindful Writing for Secondary Schools Writing Centers Association (SSWCA) Conference. March 2021. Keynote – Secondary School Writing Centers Association (sswca.org)

Mindful Writing Workshop. Kinship Navigation Program at NH Children's Trust. March 3, 2021.

Mindful Writing Workshop. Kinship Navigation Program at NH Children's Trust. February 24, 2021.

"Mindful Writing Webinar for National Council of Teachers of English, Saturdays, January 9-February 20, 2021, 11 AM - 12:15 PM, EST. Sign up information: https://ncte.org/rsvp-mindful-writing-series/

Write Now" Mindful Writing Workshops. Manchester Boys and Girls Club. January 26, 2021

"Write Now" Mindful Writing Workshops. Manchester Boys and Girls Club. March 9, 2021.

North Country Young Writers' Festival: Workshop Leader Training Session #1. Wednesday, February 3 2021, online.

Submit-a-thon. Co-facilitated with Mike Nelson. On Zoom. Sunday, January 31, 2021 6-7:15 pm.

NHPR The Exchange January 27, 2021. "The Power of Poetry: Why It Matters and How It's Evolving" 

"Write Now" Mindful Writing Workshops. Manchester Boys and Girls Club. January 26, 2021

"Write Now" Mindful Writing Workshops. Manchester Boys and Girls Club. January 12, 2021

Workshop and Talk: "This Very Moment is Perfect for Writing." Second Annual Conference on Writing and Well-Being, online, University of Nevada, Reno. January 3-5, 2021.

Presentation, "Present Moment, Prolific Moment." Keene Public Library. Online. Tuesday, December 8, 2020. 

"Write Now" Mindful Writing Workshops. Manchester Boys and Girls Club. December 14, 2020.

Poetry Workshop (in-person). Kennett High School. Friday, December 18, 2020.

"Write Now" Mindful Writing Workshops. Manchester Boys and Girls Club. November 16, 2020.

Poetry Workshop (online). Groveton Middle School. 7th Grade Class. Wednesday, November 18, 2020.

Poetry Workshop (online). Groveton Middle School. 8th Grade Class. Wednesday, November 23, 2020.

"Write Now" Mindful Writing Workshops. Manchester Boys and Girls Club. November 30, 2020.

Poetry Reading for Riverwoods. Online. Monday, November 30 at 7 PM.

Submit-a-thon for New Hampshire Teens! Co-facilitated with Taylore Aussiker from White Mountains Regional High School. Online. Wednesday, December 2, 2020. 7-8:30 PM.

Presentation: "A Mindful Experience of Poetry Writing." Wadleigh Memorial Library, Milford, NH. 7 pm. Thursday, November 5, 2020.

"Write Now" Mindful Writing Workshops. Manchester Boys and Girls Club. November 9, 2020.

Mindful Writing Program. Camp Resilience. Boys and Girls Club of Souhegan Valley. November 14, 2020.

Poetry Workshop on Zoom. Lisbon Regional High School. Thursday, October 29, 2020.

Presentation: "Present Moment, Prolific Moment." Howe Library, Dartmouth, NH. Online. Sunday, November 1, 2020.

"Write Now" Mindful Writing Workshops. Manchester Boys and Girls Club. October 26, 2020.

Poetry Workshop on Zoom. White Mountains Regional High School. Wednesday, October 28, 2020.

Reading from COVID Spring: Granite State Pandemic Poems. Gibson's Books. Online/Zoom. Thursday, October 8, 2020. 7 pm.

Mindful Writing Webinar for National Council of Teachers of English, Saturday, September 12, September 19, and September 26, 11 AM - 12:15 PM, EST. Sign up information: https://ncte.org/rsvp-mindful-writing-series/

New Hampshire State Library and Center for the Book Reading of poets published in COVID Spring: Granite State Pandemic Poems. On Zoom, 7 PM, Monday, September 21, 2020. 

Guest appearance, "Writing During a Pandemic." The Exchange on New Hampshire Public Radio. September 15, 2020. Recording of show: https://www.nhpr.org/post/writing-during-upheaval#stream/0

Submit-a-thon. Co-facilitated with Mike Nelson. On Zoom. Saturday, September 5, 2020. 3-5 PM. See blog for sign-up info.

Poetry Presentation for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Granite State College. Online. 3-4 PM, Friday, September 4, 2020.

Reading of poets published in COVID Spring: Granite State Pandemic Poems. On Zoom, sponsored by Jimmy Pappas, Poetry Society of New Hampshire. August 21, 2020. 

Introduction to Mindful Writing (online course for NH residents): Saturday, July 18, July 25, August 1, 2020.

Mindful Writing Workshops (online) for Summer Care Program, Boys and Girls Club of Souhegan Valley. June 18, June 25, July 2, and July 9, 2020.

Canterbury Village, "Concerts on the Green." An interdisciplinary event with Jan Fuller (cello) and Alexandria Peary (poetry). July 12. Details about time forthcoming.

Featured Reader at Lit Balm with Paul Hoover and Mara Baranda. Saturday, May 30, 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3fN4SBA5Hc

"Present Moment, Prolific Moment: Using Mindfulness to Write." Sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council. Tamworth, NH. Online. 3 PM, Monday, May 18, 2020. 

Judge for Robert Frost Youth Poetry Contest. Hookset Memorial School. May 5, 2020.

Poetry Reading for Creative Campfire. Facilitated by Amanda Whitworth, online. May 5, 2020.

"This Very Moment is Perfect for Writing." Presentation online for National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). 4-5 PM, EST, Monday, May 4, 2020.

Online talk on Poetry. Sixth graders. Fairgrounds Middle School, Nashua, NH. 1:30 pm. Wednesday, April 29, 2020.

"Present Moment, Prolific Moment: Using Mindfulness to Write." Sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council. Online. 5 pm, EST, Friday, April 24, 2020. 

Presentation on Mindful Writing for Southern New Hampshire University (online).
 Noon. Monday, April 20, 2020. 


Poetry Reading and Presentation on Mindful Writing Technique. National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Member Gathering (online). Tuesday, April 7, 2020.

COVID-19 Writers' Group. Online. Wednesdays and Saturdays during April 2020.

Reading. The Meeting Room, Newbury Town Offices, 937 Route 103, Newbury, NH. 5:30 pm. Friday, April 3, 2020. Occurred online.

Judge for New Hampshire Poetry Out Loud State Championships. New Hampshire State House. Event open to public. 5 pm, Friday, March 13, 2020. Snow date: Monday, March 16.

Visit to Hills Garrison Elementary School. Hudson, NH. Monday, March 9, 2020.

Poetry Reading, Ferguson's Reading Series, Water Street Bookstore, Exeter, NH. 6:30 PM.
 Wednesday, January 8, 2020.



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