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

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

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

September 8-9, 2017 – Providence College – Providence, RI
Black Women and Girls Research Collaborative Annual Symposium
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
Summer Residency

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

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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