"I am trying to check my habits of seeing, to counter them for the sake of greater freshness. I am trying to be unfamiliar with what I'm doing." - John Cage


2nd Wednesdays. Tahoe Backyard in King's Beach hosts a monthly open mic welcoming to all writers of all ages, including children and dogs. The food truck serves up BBQ and the Bear Belly Brewery is open for beers. Chickadee Art Collective displays local art and crafts. I read at the open mic every second Wednesday of the month.
Monday, August 14th, 2023 I read at the Shim's speakeasy Monday Night Poetry open mic - join us each Monday 6 pm sign up and prompt writing 6:30 pm open mic begins! Spoken Views Collective mission is to provide a platform and safe spaces for spoken word expression as well as build a community of spoken word artists and poets
Wednesday, August 9th, 2023 I read at the Tahoe Backyard open mic at Bear Belly Brewery in King's Beach, CA. The Tahoe Poetry Collective summer poetry series, "Poetry at the Backyard'', sponsored by Chickadee Art Collective and the Tahoe Backyard taking place on the second Wednesday of the month from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. at the Tahoe Backyard located at 8428 Trout Ave (behind Bank of the West).
Thursday, 2/9/23 5:00 - 6:30 pm on Sierra College Truckee Campus I'll be reading in the Lost and Found presentation along with Dr. Kim Bateman, Professor Christina Nemec, and the the students of the Creative Verizons Club. Sierra Writers Conference 2023

Monday, 12/19/22 6:30-8 pm Ekphrastic writing workshop at Piper Gallery in downtown Truckee on West River St.
Saturday April 30th 2022 9 - 5 pm 2022 Sierra Poetry Festival at Miner's Foundry in Nevada City - in person!
Saturday April 23rd 2022 Denim Day Poetry Slam/Open Mic by the Depot in downtown Truckee at Noon hosted by Sierra Community House and the Close to Home Project
Monday April 18th 2022 5:30-7 pm 2022 FREE writing workshop at the Truckee Library: Writing through the jungles of self, the world, and of craft in collaboration with 2022 Sierra Poetry Festival
April 30th 2021 Sierra Poetry Festival online and international! 
Saturday, April 18th, 2020: Help us celebrate National Poetry Month with the 2020 Sierra Poetry Festival. Enjoy some of our most exciting local, national and international poets and performers. Readings, workshops, an activity fair for all ages and youth performances.

April 8th, 6:30-8 pm, Creative Writing Workshop @ Word After Word Books, downtown Truckee, 10118 Donner Pass Rd #2, Truckee, CA 96161

April 2nd, 4:30-6:15 pm Exploring voice: on the page and at the mic Writing workshop, Truckee Library, 10031 Levon Avenue, Truckee, CA 96161

April 2nd, 6:30-8 pm Word After Word Open Mic @ Philosophy Bar, downtown Truckee, 10412 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161

February 7th and 8th, 2020:  Sierra Nevada College’s Writers in the Woods Friday evenings, 7 – 9pm. Free and open to the public. The Workshops are Saturday mornings, 10am – noon. Free to students, $50  for community members.

12/18/19 Join me for a writing workshop on how to re-enter and revise your work at Word After Word Bookshop 6-8 pm

10/28/19 Word After Word Open Mic at Philosophy 6-8 pm 

6/22 - 6/29/19 So excited to participate in my fourth Squaw Valley Community of Writers Poetry Conference!

5/31 - 6/4/19 I'll be at the Surprise Valley Writers' Conference in Cedarville, CA

4/27/19 Don't miss the Sierra Poetry Festival in Grass Valley and root for me as I read new work on stage!

4/20/19 Free Creative writing workshop with Tangled Roots Writing at the Truckee Library: Breath and Shadow Poetry Pop-up

4/19/19 I'll be reading as part of the celebration of National Poetry Month at Sundance Books in Reno, Nevada, Thursday nights in the month of April

4/17/19 Open mic Pop-up at Word After Word Bookstore downtown Truckee - I'll MC - see you there!

3/8/19 Friday at Noon at Philosophy in downtown Truckee, Nevada County Poet Laureate Molly Fisk hosts a free poetry talk

1/9/19 Come by Word After Word Books in downtown Truckee Wednesday night 6-8 pm for a fresh start on your writing life, craft talk, and writing prompts.  Being part of a literary community feeds your creativity.

10/6/18 In collaboration with Art Hike to Celebrate artist Anne Brigham / Coordinated show at Nevada Museum of Art

9/16/17 I'm reading at the Reno Literary Pub Crawl /Join Nevada Humanities on Saturday, September 16, from 2:30 to 9pm, for a night of live literary readings of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry at venues throughout Downtown Reno - both north and south of the Truckee River.

9/15/17 Open Mic/ I love MC'ing this quarterly open mic at Word After Word bookstore in downtown Truckee

6/2-6/17  I'll be at the Surprise Valley Writer's Conference in Cedarville, CA

4/12/17 Join me at Sundance Books in Reno for their poetry series - I'll read new work along with two other poets 7-8 pm

4/1/17 Sierra Poetry Festival on Sierra College Campus, Grass Valley

9/24 100,000 Poets for Change, Sierra Arts Foundation Gallery, I'll be speaking on a panel about poetry as change with Caleb Cage, Steve Gerhke, and Lindsay Wilson!

9/23 I'll be reading, along with many other poets and writers, at The Basement, Reno, to celebrate Rhino's 40th anniversary!

I participate in the Why There Are Words reading series in Sausalito in June, 2016. You can watch a video even!

3/24 7-9 pm I will present a talk and answer questions on how to develop a career as a writer 7 pm for the Nevada County Arts Salon Series in the Howser Room at the Superintendent of Nevada County Schools building: tips, tools and resources for developing a writing career and making a living as a writer of poetry, fiction, magazine writing and memoir. 

1/21/16 I'll be reading in Davis, CA with poet Phillip Barron at 8 pm at the John Natsoulas Gallery!

1/17/16 Literary Arts & Wine reading series features June Saraceno, Chris Millis and George Perreault at Coffeebar in downtown Truckee @6 pm

10/17/15 I'll be reading at the Sacramento Poetry Center on October 17th in the Sacramento Voices reading series - come down to Sac and expand your literary territory!

9/26/15 Sundance Books will be hosting an outdoor event Poets for Change September 26th 3-4:30 pm with a panel and open mic.  

9/20/15 The September Literary Arts & Wine reading series is 9/20 at 6:30 pm at Coffeebar in downtown Truckee!

9/17/15 The Meadow is proud to announce the first annual reading launch Thursday, September 17th at 6 pm at Sundance Books in Reno.  Come listen to local contributors read their work from TMCC's literary journal.  I'll be reading at this event!

7/25/15 Don't miss our special Literary Arts & Wine reading July 25th at Artisan's Marketplace when we partner with TOAST to support creative arts in Truckee - food and music in the courtyard!

7/17-26/15 I'll be exhibiting my poetry, letterpress broadsides and a new audio station of my book Bite and Blood at the first annual Truckee Open Art Studios Tour July 17-19 and 24-26! See www.creativetruckee.org for more info.

6/5/15 Come by Trunk Show in The Cobblestone Mall in Tahoe City First Friday June 5th 3-6 pm for First Friday celebration.  I'll be reading from Bite and Blood!

5/30/15 I'll be reading at the venue Pignic at 235 Flint St. in Reno on May 30th at 4:30 pm as part of the Nevada Humanities Literary Crawl.  Come support literary arts in Reno!

5/17/15 The next Literary Arts & Wine Reading Series will be May 17th at 6:30 pm at Coffeebar Truckee!

4/22/15 I'll be reading from Bite and Blood at Sundance Bookstore and Music Wednesday 4/22 at 7 pm - see you there!

Finishing Line Press has just released my poetry chapbook, Bite and Blood. The limited edition chapbook is handmade by this small press in Kentucky.  Diane Christiansen donated the art for the cover.

3/15/15 I'll be reading from Bite and Blood at the Literary Arts & Wine Reading Series March 15th at 6:30 pm at Coffeebar in downtown Truckee. I'll have copies available for purchase - see you there!

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