Practicing Poetry: Writing into Spring

Woodlawn Library Virtual classes, Wilmington, DE, United States

     . . . from this yard I have been composing a great speech, that I write about myself, that it’s good to be a poet, that I look like the drawing of a house that was pencilled by a child, that curiously, I miss him and my mind is not upon the Pleaides, […]


The Eye, the World and the Self: Ecopoetry

Eastern Shore Writers Association Salisbury, MD, United States

                                                In the wren song of brief rain, what matters is that we instill the darkness with jade  --Arthur Sze, "The Angle of Reflection equals the Angle of Incidence" To write poetry […]


Gentle Now: Writing into Summer. A poetry writing class

Delaware Art Museum 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE, United States

This is a virtual class held via Zoom. This poetry writing class, suitable for beginning and experienced writers, will take inspiration from the natural world. We will write, in other words, about our relationship to our worlds, and our responsibilities to each other. For example, we will read Juliana’s Spahr’s long poem “Gentle Now, Don’t […]

$190 – $225

Women’s Herstory Month Poetry Night (virtual)

Woodlawn Library Virtual classes, Wilmington, DE, United States

Women's Herstory Month Poetry Night Poetry night for Womxn's Herstory Month is Wednesday March 16 6:30 to 8:00 eastern on Zoom (register to receive a link) at the Woodlawn (DE) Library. Join us in a celebration of women artists. Local poets will share their work in an intimate gathering through Zoom. Listen to the work of […]


Naming the Nameless: A Writing Retreat for Marginalized Voices

Lazy L at Willow Creek Bed and Breakfast 16061 Willow Creek Road, Lewes, DE, United States

“Your silence will not protect you.”― Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches "Naming the Nameless: A Writing Retreat for Marginalized Voices"  is for beginning writers and writers with previous experience. It's an opportunity for people who love to write and create in community. We'll share our stories. We'll give ourselves space and the tenderness […]

Free – $750

Reading, and debut of Visual Poetry

Biggs Museum of American Art 406 Federal Street, Dover, DE

Award Winners XXII Opening Reception and Concert I will read a nonfiction excerpt from my hybrid genre memoir What Were the Names of the Trees? In addition, this opening reception at the Biggs Museum debuts my visual essay-poem "Don't Erase Me" and in collaboration with my sister, comic artist Maria Balingit, a graphic narrative version of […]

Free – $10


The Delaware Contemporary 200 South Madison Street, Wilmington, DE

during the West Street Art Festival's 12 to 1pm line-up, with Traci Currie and Delaware women writers, participants in Naming the Nameless May 2022 writing retreat.   WHERE: At the 3rd Annual West Street Art Festival  (sponsored by The Delaware Contemporary, 200 South Madison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801, 302.656.6466) WHEN: 11 AM TO 3 PM […]


Macondo Writers Workshop

Exited to work with Dorothy Allison, who is leading the nonfiction/memoir workshop at upcoming Macondo Writers Workshop virtual edition! And ready to be inspired by the works of Macondista writer-activists. In addition to workshops, there will be three nights of readings including a faculty reading July 29 7:00-8:30 pm CST. All readings free and open […]

Residency at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts 154 San Angelo Drive, Amherst, VA, United States

A luscious month-long fall 2022 residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts will let me to focus on revisions to the draft of my memoir, What Were the Names of the Trees? I am grateful for the generous support of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, and for support from the CSG Endowment of […]

Weekend festival: In the Company of Laureates 2023

Woodbridge Senior High School 3001 Old Bridge Road, Woodbridge, VA

If you are trying to plan your weekend October 7 - 8, I hope you'll include In the Company of Laureates at Woodbridge Senior High School in Woodbridge, Virginia.  Twenty poets laureate will gather to read and offer generative writing workshops: current and former national, state, county and community poets laureate from Pennsylvania, West Virginia […]