EVENTS

Upcoming

• September 7, 2018: Featured reader at Words Out Loud series in Glen Echo, Md., 7:30 p.m.
• September 19, 2018: Panelist on (B)oddysey: Shapeshifters, Changelings, and Other Transformations, East City Books, 6:30 p.m.
• March 2019: AWP 2019

  1. The Future is Disabled: A Reading of Disabled Writers on What’s Next (Raymond Luczak, Jess Silfa, Marlena Chertock, and Avery M. Guess)
  2. A Flash of Difference: Diversity and Inclusion in Flash Fiction (Tara Campbell, Marlena Chertock, Christopher Gonzalez, and Erinrose Mager)
  3. LGBTQ Writers Caucus

Past

• August 4, 2018: Moderating “We Will Not Be Erased” and reading on “Burn It All Down,” OutWrite 2018
June 8, 2018: Launch party for Stoked Words: An Anthology of Queer Poetry from the Capturing Fire Slam & Summit, Woolly Mammoth, 7 p.m.
June 9, 2018: Moderator for “Our Queer Mother Earth: An Ecojustice & Climate Change Reading” for OutWrite 2018, The Potter’s House, 2 p.m.
May 20: Featured reader with Tatiana Figueroa-Ramirez for Sunday Kind of Love, Busboys & Poets 14th & V, 5 p.m.
May 10, 2018: Panelist on “The Future Is Still Queer,” an event by OutWrite, East City Books, 6 p.m.
April 21, 2018: Panelist on “Fantasy as Reality: Activism and Catharsis through Speculative Writing,” Split This Rock 2018 festival, 9 a.m.
April 20, 2018: Featured reader at “Disobedient Futures,” part of Split This Rock’s 2018 poetry festival, Colony Club, 5:30 p.m.
April 8, 2018: Featured reader at DiVerse Gaithersburg Poetry Reading, Gaithersburg Library, 2-4 p.m.
March 8, 2018: Panelist on “#CripLit: Writing our Truths” with Suzanne Bair, Jill Khoury, Minadora Macheret, and Nicole Oquendo, AWP 2018
January 22, 2018: Featured poetry reader at Café Muse reading series, Friendship Heights Village Center
November 18, 2017: Reading at Poetry and Tea with Diana Bolton
November 5, 2017: Tabled at the second D.C. Art Book Fair
October 16, 2017: Featured reader at an intimate house event called Poetry & Chill, hosted by Sam Mahone
August 23, 2017: Crumb-sized book launch at East City Bookshop, Washington, D.C.
• August 5, 2017, OutWrite 2017:
-Moderated “Queer Enough”: People, Places & Identity” panel with Regie Cabico, Annabelle Jay, John Manuel-Arias, and Tyler Vile
-Read at “Tender/Ferocious” with Tommy Pico, David Eye, and Regie Cabico
“Dignified” panel on writing thoughtful depictions of disability and mental health, with Day Al-Mohammed, Sam J Miller, Sunny Moraine, and Amanda Gernentz Hanson
August 2, 2017: The Ask Rayceen Show “Authors’ Corner,” Human Rights Campaign
 July 28, 2017: Featured reader at The Deaf Poets Society’s reading, Bards Alley, Vienna, Va.
April 23, 2017: Eco-SciFi: Dispatches from our Planet’s Future reading with Tara Campbell and Jacquelyn Bengfort at Artomatic
April 22, 2017: Poets for Science poetry teach-in leader at the March for Science, with Jane Hirshfield, Washington, D.C.
April 15, 2017: Reading at District Lit/Redux poetry reading and open mic at Artomatic 2017, Arlington, Va.
March 25, 2017: Reading at D.C. Support Women Artists Now, Washington, D.C.
Feb. 10, 2017: Panelist on “Not Invisible: Editors of Literary Journals Speak Out on Disability and Building Inclusive Writing Communities” at AWP 2017
Feb. 9, 2017: The Inner Loop: AWP Edition reading with District Lit
Jan. 2017: Lit Mag Love beta test workshop participant
Jan. 2017: Hollows Shout the Mountain Down workshop participant
Nov. 12, 2016: DC Art + Book Fair, Washington, D.C.
Nov. 5, 2016: Reading at Berl’s Poetry Shop, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Oct. 14-15, 2016: Moderator on “The Geography of Writing: Writing Where We Know” panel at Western Maryland Independent Lit Festival, Frostburg, Md.
Sept. 14, 2016: District Lit and Rhino Poetry reading
Sept. 7, 2016: Led Split This Rock community writing workshop
• July 15, 2016: On that one-way trip to Mars book launch at Walls of Books, Washington, D.C.
May 29, 2016: Reading at TenderFM Vol. 5, Baltimore, Md.
April, 15 2016: “Physical Bodies and Poetic Bones” panel at Split This Rock poetry festival
Jan. 13, 2016:  Reading at Dear Robot: An Anthology of Epistolary Science Fiction book launch at Upshur Street Books, Washington, D.C.
July 21, 2015: Reading at Inner Loop, Washington, D.C.
June 27, 2015: Reading at KollaborationDC, College Park, Md.
April 26, 2015: Reading at Kensington Day of the Book Festival, Kensington, Md.
March 23, 2014: Reading at College Park Book Festival, College Park, Md.
2009-2013: Readings at Arts & Letters, Elon, N.C. and TerPoets, Busboys and Poets open mics, College Park, Md.