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July 2019

“Watershed” craft talk at Wilmington Writers Conference

July 27, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE 19806 United States
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Have you seen the line-up for this year's Wilmington Writers Conference? Please save the date: Saturday, July 27, 8:30 to 4pm. Join your local writing community at morning and afternoon sessions to feed your creativity. My afternoon session for poets and prose writers is "Watershed: Personal Landmarks in Public Conversation." During the session, we'll do short exercises and I will talk about ways to write about life-changing events. We'll look at the world outside and identify our personal landmarks. Watershed:…

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September 2019

Residency and workshop at Write On Door County writing retreat

September 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Write On Door County, Online
Fish Creek, WI 54212
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JoAnn will teach a workshop in revision while in residence at Write On Door County writers center and writing retreat.

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October 2019

In the Company of Laureates

October 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lakeside Theater and Atrium, 2645 College Drive, Northern Virginia Community College, Woodbridge Campus
Woodbridge, VA 22191 United States
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Poets from Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia will share poems & offer a panel on "Resilience." Sunday October 13 at Northern Virginia Community College, Woodbridge Campus   Prince William County Arts Council and the Poet Laureate Circle present a poetry event for all ages, "In the Company of Laureates," on October 13th, from 1 pm to 5 pm at the Northern Virginia Community College Woodbridge Campus in the Lakeside Theater and Atrium at 2645 College Drive, Woodbridge, VA.…

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November 2019

Writer in residence, Lillian E. Smith Center

November 11, 2019 - November 23, 2019
Lillian E. Smith Writers Retreat and Education Center, Piedmont College, P.O. Box 10, 1021 Central Avenue
Demorest, GA 30535 United States

Looking forward to a gift of time and space this November at a very special artists' retreat where I will continue work on my story of family, identity and survival. I will be in residence right after having spent a long weekend with my wonderful big family! I hope to honor the memory of the center's founder, and repay those who have invited me to write here, by making fresh discoveries in the work I have before me. from the…

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January 2020

Writing Residency, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

January 19, 2020 - January 28, 2020

Mount San Angelo is the best in the winter. I am going to hole up and organize newly-written parts of my memoir.   A great tree Fellow Mid-Atlantic writers, composers and artists, especially fellow Delaware creatives, consider applying to VCCA for a MAAF Creative Fellowship. Deadlines are January 15, May 15 or September 15 for residencies and and fellowships. I completed my two chapbooks while in residency at The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. I finished poems in Words…

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March 2020

AWP Conference Panel with State Poets Laureate of Color

March 5, 2020 @ 3:20 pm - 4:30 pm
Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Rm214A
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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Washington poet laureate Claudia Castro Luna Oregon poet laureate Elizabeth Woody Carmen Tafolla, inaugural poet laureate of San Antonio Local Arts Advocacy in 2020 and Beyond! I will join award-winning writers Claudia Castro Luna , Carmen Tafolla and Elizabeth Woody on a panel at AWP 2020 to talk about poetry and civic engagement. State poets laureate attempt to bring poetry into the town hall, so to speak, across their communities. Why get people involved with poetry? The hope is that…

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Baltimore CityLit Festival, Panel on Residencies

March 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201 United States Minor Outlying Islands
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17th annual CityLit Festival

The 17th Annual CityLit Festival takes place on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Baltimore’s award-winning, day-long festival is a literary celebration for readers & writers. It is a free event. This year the festival returns to its original location, the central Enoch Pratt Free Library, a longtime partner.   Cynthia Bond reads at CityLit Festival  credit: CityLitProject.org   The event is designed to inspire and motivate the writer in everyone. The festival features premier authors you may or may not know,…

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I’m staying home. Can’t wait to see you again.

March 24, 2020 @ 8:00 am - August 31, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Home DE 19711 United States + Google Map

 Meanwhile, be safe and check back. Say Hi on Twitter or Facebook. I am curating a list of my favorite write-ins, salons, podcasts and streaming events that have lifted me up during the great shut-in. I'll post stuff here and there, and let you know when I am hosting an event.

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June 2020

Tell Your Story: Online writing class. June 15. July 13. August 10.

June 15, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - August 10, 2020 @ 8:30 pm
Woodlawn Library, Virtual classes
Wilmington, DE 19801 United States

  June 15, July 13, August 10th. 7:00pm - 8:30 pm. Hosted by The Woodlawn Library, New Castle County (DE) Libraries. Online writing class. All levels. Register here.        Contact me for Zoom Link  

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July 2020

International Lamplight Residency

July 19, 2020 @ 8:00 am - July 25, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Write On Door County, Online
Fish Creek, WI 54212

This opportunity is amazing: I have been writing every day, peeling into the layers of my memoir to uncover new connections. On the days I step away to work on something different, to take a break, even more connecting threads appear. Back to memoir-in-progress. At last it's cooking. A New International Residency for Writers The International Lamplight Residency is a collaborative project sponsored by Write On Door County in Wisconsin, and Varuna, The Writers' House in New South Wales, Australia.…

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