February 8 – 12 » Reservoir & Anthropoid @ AWP ’17, bookfair table 254, at AWP Annual Conference ’17. Support the journey and purchase signed books and more via Indiegogo. (Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington D.C.)
February 10th, 9 AM – 10:15 AM » Writing as Refugees: Collective Trauma and Impossible Return, panel at AWP Annual Conference ’17, with Fatimah Asghar, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Safia Elhillo, and Monica Sok. This AWP panel is among indigenous, African, Latino, and Asian writers whose work draws upon their experiences of being refugees, relocated, and stateless. While writers communicate their ancestors’ grief through words, they may face repercussions for breaking the silence. Considering the current refugee crisis, Swati Khurana organized this panel to broaden the conversation by discussing when geographical return is impossible, people become undocumented, and war and genocide obliterates a notion of “home.” (Liberty Salon I, J, & K, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Four, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington D.C.)
February 10th, 7:30 PM » Off-site Reading with Iron Horse Literary Magazine, grist, and Nashville Review, at AWP Annual Conference ’17 . (Mulebone, 121 14th St NW, Washington D.C.)
February 16 » United We Read poetry & prose UWM student & faculty reading, with Caleb Nelson, Sherri Hoffman, and Lane Hall. (7PM, free, Woodland Pattern Book Center, 720 E Locust St, Milwaukee, WI)
February 25 » BONK! poetry reading & music performance, with Gint Aras, and Koku Gonza. (6PM, free, “Old” Racine Arts Council, 316 6th St, Racine, WI)
May 6 » “Discarding the Cloak of Invisibility: A Candid Look at the Whitewashing in the Potterverse,” at Harry Potter And The Pop Culture Conference, with Jennifer Cross (moderator), Michi Trota, Matt Peters, Susheela Bhat, Suzanne Walker. (free to public, DePaul, Chicago, IL)
June 9- August 13 » “Water Basket” visual poetic project appearing in Heid E. Erdrich’s “(About that) Water Is Life,”at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts.
September 11 » Poetry Reading at Indian Summer Festival with Franklin Cline. (3PM, Woodland Pattern Stage, 200 N Harbor Dr., Milwaukee)
November 13 » Sundress Publications’ Poets in Pajamas Reading Series #3: Kenzie Allen, hosted by Sam Slaughter, online via Periscope. (Nationally and Internationally available via Periscope app, 7PM EST)
April 1 » Generative Poetry Workshop with Apiary Lit. An online poetry workshop open to all levels, encouraging the production of new work with dedicated feedback.
October 1 » Guest-editing “Electric Resistance” for Noble / Gas Qtrly‘s Issue 202.4 (submission guidelines – deadline Nov. 15)
October 1 » Co-editing Bettering American Poetry 2015 (nomination guidelines – deadline Nov. 30)
February 21 » Mark Webster Reading Series, with Chigozie Obioma. (7:00PM, University of Michigan Helmut Stern Auditorium)
September 25 – 28 » High Plains Society for Applied Anthropologists‘ 2014 Ghost Ranch Retreat, conference theme “Engaging Local Communities and Applied Anthropology.”
October 11 » Seminar: Applying to MFA Programs, hosted by WriterHouse (9:00AM – 4:00PM; Charlottesville, Virginia): A comprehensive all-day class and workshop session for those interested in applying to graduate programs in Creative Writing. Space is limited to 12 students.
November 4 » Helen Zell Postgraduate Fellows Reading Series, Western/Americana Edition, with Nate Marshall and Joe Horton. (7:00PM, Literati Bookstore, Ann Arbor, MI.)
June 16 – 21 » Aspen Writer’s Foundation’s Summer Words Writing Retreat (Aspen, CO) #aspen
June 29 – July 13 » DISQUIET: Dzanc Books International Literary Program (Lisbon, Portugal) #lisbon #lisboa
August 4 – August 30 » Vermont Studio Center Zell Residency Fellow (Johnson, VT) #vermont