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Upcoming readings from Be with Me Always, writing workshops, and more:



Craft session “The ‘Hermit Crab’ Essay: How to Use Borrowed Forms to Structure Your Work”

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Market Street Writers

Panel discussion with Lia Purpura, author of All the Fierce Tethers

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Past events:

Market Street Writers reading

  • Reading (with Julia Phillips) at Halfway There, Montclair, NJ — Monday 13 January 2020, 6:30 p.m.


  • “About the Essay,” ASJA DC Conference, Washington, DC — 8 November 2019
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  • Reading from Be with Me Always, Greek Alumni Room, Performing Arts Center, West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, WV — Monday 28 October 2019, 7:30 p.m.


“On Monsters and Men: Revelations through Hauntings,” Thursday 10 October, 4:30 p.m.

LITERARY DEATH MATCH (!), Saturday 12 October at 8:00 p.m.

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  • Reading from Be with Me Always as part of “A Night of Nonfiction: Debut Author Readings & Discussion” at HippoCamp (the creative nonfiction conference run by Hippocampus Magazine), Lancaster, PA — Friday 23 August 2019

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Poets in Pajamas

Reading from Be with Me Always at Carlyle House, 121 N Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, Magnolia Terrace on Saturday 17 August 2019, 2:30 p.m.

Leading the workshop “After the Art” at the Atheneum, 201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA, Lower Gallery, Saturday 17 August 2019, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

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  • Reading from Be with Me Always at the Cleveland Park Library, Washington, DC — Monday 5 August 2019, 7:00 p.m.

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Open Book Bookstore

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Crafting the Lyric Essay at CNF 2

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  • Reading from (and presenting on) Be with Me Always as part of the Gaithersburg Book Festival in Gaithersburg, MD — Saturday 18 May 2019, 2:15 p.m.


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Why There Are Words series at Trade and Lore, Asheville, NC — Thursday 18 April 2019

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Penn State reading

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  • “The F-Word,” NonfictioNOW, Phoenix, AZ (November 2018)

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