Upcoming and Recent Speaking Engagements

 Upcoming Engagements:


"Write Now" Mindful Writing Workshops. Manchester Boys and Girls Club. October 26, November 9, November 16, November 30, and December 14, 2020.

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

Presentation: "A Mindful Experience of Poetry Writing." Wadleigh Memorial Library, Milford, NH. 7 pm. Thursday, November 5, 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, "Present Moment, Prolific Moment." Keene Public Library. Online. Tuesday, December 8, 2020. 

Keynote Speaker on Mindful Writing for Secondary Schools Writing Centers Association (SSWCA) Conference. March 2021. Details soon.

North Country Young Writers' Festival. [Conference Director: Alexandria Peary] Tentative Date: Friday, April 16, 2021. White Mountains Community College, Berlin, NH.

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

PSNH Annual Endowment Fundraising Dinner. 6 pm, Sunday, September 13, 2020. Rescheduled due to COVID-19. Stay tuned.

Recent Engagements:


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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