Appearances

Selected Presentations

Presenter, “How to Make Your Short Story Collection Cohere,” The Muse and the Marketplace, Boston, MA, April 2019

Guest Editor, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL March 2019

Publishing Panelist, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Middlebury, VT, August 2018

Moderator, AWP Conference, “Writing the Body in the 21st Century,” Tampa, FL, March 2018

Moderator, AWP Conference, “Novels and Short Stories: How a Narrative Finds its Form,” Washington, D.C., March 2017

Moderator, AWP Conference, “Looking Outward: Avoiding the Unconventional Memoir,” Washington, D.C., March 2017

Moderator, AWP Conference, “Graywolf Press Emerging Writers: On First and Second Books,” Los Angeles, CA, April 2016

Panelist, AWP Conference, “How to Begin After “The End”: Publishing Pros on Turning Your Manuscript into a Book,” Minneapolis, MN, April 2015

Publishing Talk, Binghamton College Visiting Writers Series, Binghamton, NY, March 2015

Panelist, Voices of the Middle West Conference, Ann Arbor, MI, March 2015

Keynote Speaker, Bloomington Writers Conference, Bloomington, MN, March 2015

Panelist, Minnesota Writing Workshop, St. Paul, MN, September 2014

Publishing Panel, Kweli Writers Conference, NYC, July 2014

Panel Moderator, The Creative Writer as Critic, AWP, Seattle, WA, February 2014

Visiting Editor, Writers @ Work Conference, Alta, UT, June 2013

Publishing Career Panel, Undergraduate English Conference, University of Minnesota, April 2013

Panel Moderator, AWP Conference, “Style and Story: Balancing Form and Content in the Short Story,” Boston, MA, March 2013

Publishing Talk, Skidmore College Literary Association, Saratoga Springs, NY, April 24, 2012

Publishing Career Panel, Undergraduate English Conference, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, March 29, 2012

Panelist, Why Independent Publishers Matter, BookForum, AWP Conference, Chicago, IL, March 3, 2012

Roundtable, University of Michigan MFA program, Ann Arbor, MI, November 15, 2011

Editors’ Panel, Ohio State University MFA program, Columbus, OH, November 4, 2011

Q & A, University of Iowa Writers Workshop, Iowa City, IA, November 1, 2011

Publishers’ Panel, Undergraduate English Conference, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, April 8, 2011

Meet the Editors Panel, Loft Creative Nonfiction Conference, The Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis, MN, March 12, 2011

Publishing Panel, ACTC Literary Publishing Symposium, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN, March 2, 2011

Featured presenter, Flathead River Writers’ Conference, Kalispell, MT, October 2-3, 2010

Selected Readings

Work-In-Progress Reading, Common Good Books, St. Paul, MN, Nov. 6, 2014

Rock & Roll Reading Series, The Central Saloon, Seattle, WA, Feb. 27, 2014

Work-In-Progress Reading Series, Crazy Wisdom Bookstore, Ann Arbor, MI, Mar. 5, 2008

The Mark Webster Reading Series, Michigan League, University of Michigan, Dec. 7, 2007

The Edwards Reading Series, Guild House, University of Michigan, Jan. 26, 2007