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November 6, 2023 Wildacres Writers Workshop Poets, featured reader, Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC

October 29, 2023 Scuppernong Books, featured reader Greensboro, NC

October 8, 2023 Flyleaf Second Sunday Poetry Series, Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC

April, 2023 National Poetry Month Bethlehem Library reading of Yellow Leaves, featured reader, Hickory, NC

November, 2022 Poetry Hickory featured reading of Yellow Leaves, Hickory, NC

October, 2022 Poetry reading of Yellow Leaves, West End Poetry Festival, Carrboro, NC

February, 2022 Waterbean Poetry Night at the Mic featured reader, Cornelius, NC

May, 2021 “Wolfe as Poetic Inspiration.” Thomas Wolfe Society Conference, Online Conference

March, 2019 “Blueridge Poems.” Appalachian Studies Association Conference, Asheville, NC

June, 2018 “Landscape, Travel, and Trains in Thomas Wolfe’s Search for Home.” Thomas Wolfe Society Conference, Charlotte, NC 

September, 2017 “The Mountains as Sacred Spaces: Church, Place, and Culture in Appalachian Poetry.”

Associazione Italiana di Studi Nord-Americani, Milan, Italy

August, 2017 “Forecasting the Future: Cognitive Learning Beyond the Digital Divide.” Lilly Conference on Teaching, Asheville, NC

May, 2016 “Home? Not Really, Anymore.” Thomas Wolfe Society Conference, Asheville, NC

March, 2015 "This Mountain's Music: Singing and Landscape in the Poetry of Kathryn Stripling Byer." 

Appalachian Studies Conference, Johnson City, TN

November, 2014 "Story and Transformation in the College Classroom: Telling Stories and Transforming Books.” 

National Council for Teachers of English, Washington, DC

October, 2014 “Poetry of Place.” Westend Poetry Festival, Carrboro, NC

October, 2014 “The Road.” Radio show reading on UNC's "The State of Things" with Frank Stasio

March, 2014 “Poetry of Earth:  Robert Morgan’s Groundwork to Sustain Appalachia.” Appalachian Studies Association Conference, Huntington, WV

March, 2013 “Waking and Watauga County:  Reclaiming Place in the Poetry of Ron Rash.” Appalachian Studies Association Conference, Boone, NC

March, 2013 “Move Over Papa, Mama’s Got a Brand New Bag: Trauma, Body Landscape, and DeTerritorialization in Corregidora.” Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States Conference, Pittsburgh, PA

February, 2013 “Macabre in the Mountains:  Gothic Musings in the Poetry of Ron Rash.” American Literature Association Symposium, Savannah, GA

November, 2012 “The Science of the Contemplative versus the Rational Mind.” National Council for Teachers of English Conference, Las Vegas, NV

March, 2012 “Tokens of Smoke: Poetry of Displacement from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.”

Appalachian Studies Association Conference, Indiana, PA

February, 2012 “Dig the Brain: Becoming an Academic Anthropologist.” Lilly Conference on Teaching, Greensboro, NC

March, 2010 “Salvaging Connections: Recontextualizing Composition in the Career University.” 

Conference for College Composition and Communication, Louisville, KY

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