Readings and Events
April 24-27: Featured Reader, Chrysostom Society, Laity Lodge, TX
June 12-13: Featured Reader, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX.
January 26: Presenter, Grace River Forest Church, River Forest, IL 2019
August 17-20: Instructor, Poetry for Life retreat, Tweetspeak Poetry, Mariandale on Hudson, NY
July 28-August 4: Retreat Mentor, Glen Workshop, St John College, Santa Fe, NM
February 28-March 2: Making Literature Conference, Taylor University, Upland, IN
September 9: Featured Speaker, “Ask the Author,” Village Church of Gurnee, Gurnee, IL
September 6: Featured Speaker, College Application Essay Workshop, Lake Villa Public Library, Lake Villa, IL
July 29-August 4: Faculty and Speaker, Glen Workshop: “Writers’ Block Party,” St. Johns College, Santa Fe, NM
April 12-14, 2018: Featured Speaker, Calvin Festival of Faith and Writing, Grand Rapids, MI
April 4: Presenter, Writers’ Week, Lakes High School, Lake Villa, IL
March 2-4, 2018: Featured Speaker, Literary Festival, Dallas Baptist University
September 9, 2017: Featured Speaker, Poetry Day, Point Loma University, San Diego,CA
October 21, 2017: Workshop Presenter,The Writing-Parenting Balance and Transforming Pain Through Memoir, Indiana Faith and Writing Conference, Anderson University, Anderson, IN
July 13-15, 2017: Workshop instructor, Karitos Arts and Worship Conference, North Central College, Naperville, IL
April 28-30, 2017: Workshop instructor and reader, Verse and Vision: A Festival of Poetry and Music, Church of the Pilgrims, Washington, DC
March 2-4, 2017: Open Mic Emcee, Making Literature Conference, Taylor University, Upland, IN
October 28-29, 2016: Workshop Presenter, Writing from Scripture and Literary Friendship, Indiana Faith and Writing Conference, Anderson University, Anderson, INOctober 10, 2016: Poetry Reading, 1:30 pm, Spring Arbor College, Spring Arbor, MI
April 14-16, 2016: Festival of Faith and Writing, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
March 30-April 2, 2016: AWP Conference Panel Reading: “Tongues of Fire,” Los Angeles Convention Center
March 21-23, 2016: Visiting Poet, Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, OK
2015 October 30-31: Workshop presenter, “From Brain to Draft” and “Writing from Scripture,” Indiana Faith and Writing Conference, Anderson University, Anderson, IN.
October 10: Poetry Reading, 7pm, New Buffalo Township Library, New Buffalo, MI.
April 10: One Poet:One Poem:The Bethel/Rock & Sling/WordFarm AWP Reading, Fallout Arts Initiative, Minneapolis
March 31: How to Read a Poem reading workshop and poetry reading, Highland Community College, Freeport, IL.
February 28: Workshop presenter, Making Literature Conference, Taylor University, Upland, IN.
February 18-20: Featured Poet, Windhover Writers' Festival, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton,TX.
October 26, 2014: How to Read a Poem presentation and reading workshop, 1pm, Belvidere Public Library, Belvidere, IL.
October 18, 2014: Poetry Reading, 7pm, New Buffalo Township Library, New Buffalo, MI.
Sept. 24: "Little Faith": Reading with Karen Craigo, 7:30 pm, BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Springfield, MO.
Sept. 25-26: Barnett-Padgett Literary Artist Series, Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, MO.
Sept. 26-27: Keynote Reading and Workshop, Missouri State Poetry Society, Festus, MO.
May 22 : How to Read a Poem presentation and reading workshop, 7pm, Englewood Christian Church, Indianapolis, IN.
April 19 : Poetry writing workshop for kids (The Write Stuff), 1pm, Lake Villa Public Library, Lake Villa, IL.
April 19 : How to Read a Poem presentation and reading workshop (Adult Services), 10am, Lake Villa Public Library, Lake Villa, IL.
April 10-12 : Calvin Festival of Faith and Writing Poetry Workshop, Conversations with Scripture: Writing Poetry to a Deeper Faith Panel Discussion, Writing Both Sides: When Faith and Doubt Collide
March 29 : Featured poet at Madame Zuzu's, 8pm, 582 Roger Williams Ave., Highland Park, IL
February 27 : AWP Conference Panel Reading More Terrible Sonnets: Four Poets on Faith and Doubt, 9AM - 10:15AM, Room 612, Washington State Convention Center, Level 6
January 31 : Second Sky and The Eye the Window book launch party with Marci Rae Johnson. 8-11pm, Johnson Hall Lounge, Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL
August 25 : "Last Sunday" Poetry Series, Illinois State Poetry Society, Brewed Awakening, 19 West Quincy, Westmont, beginning at 12:30 p.m.
April 14 : Poetry Reading, Lake Villa Public Library, Lake Villa, IL
April 11 : Reading at Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH
April 5 :Class visit, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
April 4 : Reading at Taylor University, Upland, IN
November 29 : Skyway Literary Festival, College of Lake County
October 12 : Fresh Brewed Poetry: Reading with Dan Bowman, Brett Foster, and Brad Fruhauff. Newport Coffee, Bannockburn, IL
October 3 & 10 : Class visits, Trinity International University
September 17 : WordFest Reading with Marci Rae Johnson, Valparaiso University, IN
September 12 : Poetry Reading and Class Visit, Wheaton College, IL
June 20 : Poetry Reading with Kristin George Bagnadov, Municipal Winemakers, Santa Barbara, CA
June 2 : Antioch Wine Walk: Reading/Signing, Suzanne's Frame Shop. Antioch, IL
May 25 : Poetry Reading with Daniel Bowman, Jr. at Julie's Coffee
April 20 : Book signing at Calvin Festival of Faith and Writing. Word Farm table 9:30am
April 20 : Poetry Spoken and Sung at Calvin Festival of Faith and Writing. 4:45pm-5:30pm
April 21 : Book signing at Calvin Festival of Faith and Writing. Word Farm table 10:30am
March 9 : Featured Reading and Open Mic at Julie’s Coffee, 216 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Lake Villa
March 2 : Reading at AWP reception hosted by Ruminate Magazine, Rock & Sling, and Word Farm, Wiliford B, Hilton Chicago Hotel 3rd Floor
February 7-8 : Presenter, Odyssey Arts Festival, Lincolnshire, Illinois
January 27 : RHINO Reads! Featured Reader, Brothers K Coffee, Evanston
January 13 : Featured Reader, Highland Park Poets, Highland Park Art Center