August 21-25: Teaching a week-long writing workshop on Food and Memory, week 9 at the Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY
August 15: Reading in The Inner Loop series, Washington, D.C.
March 29: Reading in The Bridge Series, Pittsburgh, PA, 8:00 pm
March 28: Reading at Clarion University
March 23: Reading at Westminster College, 7:00 pm
February 22: Reading at University of Arkansas Little Rock, 7:00 pm
February 10: AWP Conference panel presentation “From Flash to Micro Fiction: How Many Words Are Enough?” with James Thomas, Pamela Painter, Grant Faulkner, and Nancy Stohlman 1:30-2:45 pm
January 30: Reading at Folk School Coffee Parlor, Ludlow, KY, 7:00 pm
January 28: Workshop – “Compression of the Everyday” 2-5:00 pm – and reading at The Porch, Nashville, TN, 6:00 pm
January 26: Reading at The Dogfish Series, New Orleans, LA, 8:00 pm
January 25: Class visit to NOCCA, New Orleans
November 22: Reading at University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg with Sheila Squillante as part of the Fall Written/Spoken series, 7:00 pm
November 26: Book Signing at City Books on Pittsburgh’s North Side from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
October 7: Gist Street Reading with Sam Ligon, Robert Lopez, and Ashley Cowger
Co-sponsored by Autumn House Press @ James Simon’s Sculpture Studio, 305 Gist Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Music by The Haygood Paisleys
8:00 pm – $10.00
October 11: The Ohio University, Athens, OH
October 17: Carnegie Library, Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, PA, 6:30 pm
October 22: Conversation and Connections Conference, Hosted by Barrelhouse Magazine, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA
October 27: University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown, PA, 7:00 pm
September 9: Free Association Reading, Wilkinsburg, PA, 7:00 pm
September 11: West Side Stories Reading Series @ Carnegie Library, Carnegie, PA, 1:00 pm
August 16: Writers Live @ CLP Main, Carnegie Library, Oakland, PA, 6:00 pm
August 19: RiverRun Bookstore with Guy Capecelatro III, Portsmouth, NH, 7:00 pm
July 16: Pittsburgh Parks Summer Reading Series – hosted by Autumn House Press, 5:00 pm
July 21-31: Summer Community of Writers, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA
June 2-5: Chautauqua Writers’ Festival
June 13: Starts Here! Reading series, Baltimore, MD, with Paula Whyman, Tara Laskowski, and Art Taylor
May 12: Why There Are Words reading series, Sausalito, CA, 7:00 pm
May 19: Gray Skies Reading Series, Olympia, WA, with Sam Ligon, 7:30 pm
May 20: Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle WA, with Sam Ligon, 7:00 pm
May 21: Village Books, Bellingham, WA, with Sam Ligon, 4:00 pm
April 8: Writers Café at University of Pittsburgh, 3:30-5:30 pm
April 18: Dickinson College campus visit and reading
April 23: Book release reading at East End Book Exchange, 7:00 pm
April 29: Flash, Food & Flick at Whitehall Public Library, South Hills, PA, 11:00 am
March 30: Club Sandwich reading, Point Richmond, CA
March 30-April 2: AWP 2016 panel, Los Angeles: “Teaching Taxpayers: Building Support for the Arts One Class at a Time,” with Charlotte Holmes, Laura Mullen, and Tom Williams.
Contributor: Guy Capecelatro’s music project Pet Perspectives with song “Bubby’s Blues,” RPM challenge.
Panel participant: AWP 2014 conference, “Flash in the Classroom: Teaching Micro Prose” with Sophie Rosenblum, Sean Lovelace, Pamela Painter, and Sarah Einstein.
Reading: “A Bang and a Smoke,” AWP off-site reading for SmokeLong Quarterly, Atlas Theater, Seattle with Pamela Painter, Sean Lovelace, and Michael Czyzniejewski. Curated by Dave Clapper.
Reading: Mattress Factory, Good Tyme Writers’ Buffet with Joy Katz, Lori Jakiela, Daniel McCloskey, and Dave Newman. Curated by Steve Hughes in conjunction with the exhibition Detroit: Artists in Residence.
Reading: Autumn House Press at Wigle Whiskey, Pittsburgh, with Phil Terman and Tom Noyes.
Panel participant: Conversations and Connections conference, Pittsburgh.
Reading: University of Pittsburgh’s MFA series: SpeakEasy at Assemble, Pittsburgh.
Participant: Guy Capecelatro’s music project “Some Women” for the annual RPM Challenge.
Reading: Spoken Word series, Clarion University, Clarion, PA. Covered by Student journalist Alex Krach in The Clarion Call.
Participant: Boston AWP 2013: “Words to Eat: The Challenge of Writing About Food” with Clara Silverstein, Kate Myles, and Martha Bayne.
Reading: Kansas City, The Writers Place with Patricia Cleary Miller and Joe Harrington.
Reading: Assemble, Pittsburgh with Peter Trachtenberg and Carmen Gimenez Smith. Curated by Joy Katz.
Contributor: Writers and Their Pets at Ploughshare’s blog.
Reading: Coffee Buddha North Hills, Pittsburgh with Lori Jakiela. Curated by Jeffrey Condran.
Reading: Hemingway’s in Oakland with Leslie Ann McIlvoy and Barbara Edelman. Curated by Joan Bauer.
Writer-in-Residence: Necessary Fiction: the OTHER things writers do to keep ourselves whole.
Reading: East End Book Exchange with writers Ron Maclean and Bill Lychack.
Guest blogger: The Best American Poetry. Drinks with Poets featuring Heather McNaugher, Sheila Squillante, Joy Katz, Peter Oresick, and Nancy Krygowski.
Reading: The Coffee House Reading Series hosted by Duquesne University’s English Department.