dates

July 14, 2022 (6-8p EST)  2nd Thursdays at BookWoman Bookstore via Zoom

April 30, 2022 (4p EST) Honeyfish Book Club via Zoom

April 26, 2022 (6p EST) Ball State University via Zoom

April 7, 2022 (6p EST) William Carroll Writers Festival Norfolk State University – Norfolk VA

March 7, 2022 (p EST) Meet the Poet Mondays Bridgewater College via Zoom

February 18, 2022 #29DaysofHeart Womenheart National Coalition for Women With Heart Disease

February 10, 2022 Another Mother Runner podcast

January 20, 2022 (7p EST) “Do You Hear What I Hear: Improving Wellness Literacy For Better Health Outcomes” Facing issues Gracefully

November 10, 2021 (7p EST) – Pen + Brush In Print #5 Virtual Reading

October 16, 2021 (2p EST) – Poetry and Social Awareness in conversation with Aimee Suzara and Neal HallPier Glass Poetry

June 25, 2021 (3p EST)  – Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matter Era and Black Lives Matter: Poems For A New World – A Reading & Conversation
Over the Edge Literary Events via Zoom – Galway, Connacht Ireland

April 7, 2022 (12p EST) William Carroll Writers Festival – Norfolk State University via Zoom

March 18, 2021 (7p EST) – Poetry For Black Lives/Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matters Era
University of North Carolina Wilmington via Zoom – Racial Justice Learning Community Series

February 23, 2021 – Guest Lecture: “Woman As Weapon: Black Women’s Agency As Corporeal Practice” 
St. Catherine’s School – Richmond, VA

February 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021 – BLM RVA ART 2021

December 8, 2020 – “Take Good Care”
Heart of the Matter with Susan Smith podcast – Tucson, AZ

November 19, 2020 (6-7p EST) Poetry For Black Lives: A Reading & Conversation 
Lesley University and Boston Public Library via Zoom

September 15, 2020 (7-9p EST) – POETRY FOR BLACK LIVES: A READING & CONVERSATION
Ball State University via Zoom

September 15, 2020 – “There Is No After”
Your Life After with Robin Dunn Bryant podcast
Whole Self Wellness Center – Tallahassee, FL

June 12, 2020 – Practices of Hope Reading Series 
About Place JournalBlack Earth Institute via Zoom

April 9-12 – Ball State University – Muncie, Indiana
Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matters Era

March 28, 2020 – Split This Rock Poetry Festival
George Washington University – Washington, DC
Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matter Era Panel

March 4, 2020 – George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center– Austin, TX Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matters Era Book Launch

March 3, 2020 – Southwestern University – Austin, TX
Jessie Daniel Ames Lecture: “Poetry Of Witness”

November 19-December 19, 2019 – Virginia Center for the Creative Arts – Amherst, VA

June 16-22, 2019 –The Living Truth: The Life and Work of Nikki Giovanni Legacy Seminar
James Madison University– Harrisonburg, VA

November 15-18, 2018 – Midwest Modern Languages Association – Kansas City, MO
“I Don’t Want To Love Like This: Consumption As A Political Act in African American Poetry of Provocation”
panelist, Consuming Culture: The Historical Repurposing of Food in African American Literature

November 9-11, 2018 – A Blackass Field Trip
The National Memorial For Peace and Justice – Montgomery, AL

August 5-31, 2018 – Vermont Studio Center Johnson, VT

May 17-20, 2018 –  Bridgewater International Poetry Festival
Bridgewater College -Harrisonburg, VA

May 3-6, 2018 – MELUS Conference –  Las Vegas, NV
“We Are Ugly, But We Are Here: Challenging the Cultural Aesthetic of Black Womanhood”
panelist, Awkward, Magic, and Professional: Transcending Traditional Definitions of Black Womanhood

April 4-7, 2018 – College Language Association – Chicago, IL
“Corporeal Code Switching: Emmett Till As a Symbol of the Lived Black Body”
panelist, Black Boy Beyond the Metropolis: Emmett Till and Narratives of Disembodiment

March 22-24, 2018 – Poetry Without Boundaries Collegiate Summit
James Madison University – Harrisonburg, VA

March 12-18, 2018 – Sundress Academy for the Arts at Firefly Farms – Knoxville, TN
Writing Residency

December 26-30, 2017 – The Watering Hole Writer’s Retreat – McCormick, SC

November 9-12, 2017 – Midwest Modern Languages Association – Cincinnati, OH
“Here Is My Body, Broken For You”
panelist, Repasting the Elegy Public Mourning

December 2017 – TROPISM: The Good Girl’s Journey
www.girlmuseum.org

October 6, 2017 – TROPISM: The Good Girl’s Journey Opening Reception and Artist Talk
150 Franklin Street Gallery – Harrisonburg, VA

September 8-9, 2017 – Black Women and Girls Research Collaborative Annual Symposium
Providence College – Providence, RI
presentation: “No Easy Demon: How Good Girls of Color Manage Identity”

July 28, 2017 – Open Source RVA – Richmond, VA
panelist, Race and Descriptive Language

July 3-16, 2017 – Sundress Academy for the Arts at Firefly Farms – Knoxville, TN

June 18-24, 2017 – Facing It The Poetry of Yusef Komunyakaa Legacy Seminar
James Madison University– Harrisonburg, VA

June 3, 2017 – Tea For Two: Poetry on the Veranda
Richmond Public Library – Richmond, VA

April 24, 2017 – Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society
Virginia Union University – Richmond, VA
panelist, A Seat At the Table II: Bridging the Intergenerational Gap Between Women

April 5-8, 2017 – College Language Association – Columbia, MO
“What Good Can Come From Nazareth: Locating the Final Girl”
panelist, Black Girl Magic

March 30, 2017 – Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society
Virginia Union University – Richmond, VA
panelist, A Seat at the Table: An Intergenerational Roundtable

January 12-15, 2017 – Bridgewater International Poetry Festival
Bridgewater College – Harrisonburg, VA
Invitations Not to Be Denied

November 10-13, 2016 – Midwest Modern Language Association
Loyola University – St. Louis, MO
“How the Body Remembers: The Body’s Performance of Trauma As Ekphrasis”
panelist, Permanent Section – Creative Writing II

November 3-November 6, 2016 – South Atlantic Modern Language Association
Jacksonville, FL
“We Are Ugly But We Are Here: Navigating the Cultural Aesthetic of Black Womanhood”
panelist, Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise is It

October 28-29, 2016 – Celebrating African American Literature & Language Conference
Penn State University – Philadephia, PA
When the Revolution Is Not Televised: Engaging Youth Populations in the Black Lives Matters Moment

September 9-11, 2016 – Dillard University/Harvard Hutchins Center Black Arts Movement Conference  Dillard University – New Orleans, LA
“Performing Trauma:  The Movement Missing from the Movement”
panelist, Activism, Trauma and the State of Blackness in America

May 26-28, 2016 – International James Baldwin Conference
American University of Paris – Paris, France
“Using Baldwin to Build Confident Writers in the Composition Classroom”
Teaching Baldwin Today

March 30-April 2, 2016 – Associated Writing Programs Conference and Bookfair
Los Angeles Convention Center – Los Angeles, CA
“Labor of Love: Intimacy As Defiance”
Written by Our Selves: The Craft of Immobile Corporeality

March 31-April 2, 2016  – CEA 47th Annual Conference
Grand Hyatt – Denver, CO
How the Body Remembers: The Body’s Performance of Trauma As Ekphrasis

March 31, 2016 – 13th National Black Writers Conference
Medgar Evers College Center For Black Literature – New York, NY
Hip Hop As A Performance of War

January 8, 2016 – TROPISM: The Good Girl’s Journey (opening reception)
Richmond Public Library – Richmond, VA
TROPISM: The Good Girl’s Journey (multimedia collages)
*on view through February 3, 2016 during regular library hours

October 23-24th 2015 – 25th Southern Writers Symposium
Methodist University– Fayetteville, NC
Breathing Lessons 101: Text + Imagery

June 11-June 13, 2015 – North American Review Bicentennial Creative Writing and Literature Conference
University of Northern Iowa – Cedar Falls, IA
Breathing Lessons 101: Text + Imagery

Monday, May 25, 2015 – 13 Flag Funerals
The Sugar Pad – Richmond, VA

Friday, May 15, 2015 – Narratives: Telling Our Stories
Pine Camp Cultural Arts Center – Richmond, VA

Friday, May 8, 2015 – The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative Reading Series
The Bridge – Charlottesville, VA

April 30-May 2, 2015 – Northeastern Modern Languages Association
Ryerson University – Toronto, ON
“How the Body Remembers: The Body As Ekphrasis in its Performance of Trauma”
panelist, ‘We have art…’ Practicing Ekphrasis in Poetry Related to Corporeality

April 16-18, 2015 – Circling the Elements Hip Hop Conference
Albany State University – Albany, GA
“Money, Cash, Hoes: Hip Hop As Performance of War”

January 16-18, 2015 – Bridgewater International Poetry Festival
Bridgewater College – Bridgewater, VA
selected poems from “Breathing Lessons 101”

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