Readings & Appearances

Upcoming Events:

2/8/2017 – 2/11/2017
Panel: “Writing from the Wound” (Thursday, 2/9 @ 10:30am)
Panel: “The Short Story as Laboratory” (Saturday, 2/11 @ 4:30pm)
AWP 2017 Annual Conference & Bookfair
Washington, DC

2/20/2017 – 2/22/2017
Emerging Prose Writers Conference
Muhlenberg College
Allentown, PA

Past Events:

1/31/2017
Uptown at Night: An Evening of Humorous Storytelling and Comedy
The New York Society Library
New York, NY
(A video of the reading is here.)

1/15/2017
Philadelphia Writers Resist
National Museum of American Jewish History
Philadelphia, PA

1/6/2017
Visiting Writer
Episcopal Academy
Newton Square, PA

12/8/2016
Lecture for the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society
The Rotunda
Philadelphia, PA

9/29/2016
Visiting Writer
Stevenson University
Stevenson, MD

6/10/2016
Reading
Giovanni’s Room
Philadelphia, PA

5/5/2016
Catapult’s Watchlist Reading
The Strand
New York, NY
(A video of the reading is here.)

4/21/2016
Al Día Diverse Reads feat. Carmen Maria Machado
Philadelphia History Museum
Philadelphia, PA

4/13/2016
Featured Reader
Folio Night
Holy Family University
Philadelphia, PA

3/30/2016 – 4/2/2016
Panel: “In the Realms of the Real & Unreal”
Panel: “In Case You Think You Don’t Belong Here: Imposter Syndrome and AWP”
AWP 2016 Annual Conference & Bookfair
Los Angeles, CA

3/28/2016
LIVE at the Writers’ House
Kelly Writers’ House
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia PA
(Listen to the episode here.)

3/17/2016
State Street Reading Series
Media Arts Center Gallery
Media, PA

3/7/2016
Hi-Fi Reading Series
New York, NY

2/26/2016 – 2/28/2016
Featured Reader
LSU Delta Mouth Literary Festival
Baton Rouge, LA

1/26/2016
Rosemont College MFA Reading Series
Rosemont College
Rosemont, PA

11/9/2015
Signing/Q&A with Joe Hill
Forbidden Planet
New York, NY

11/10/2015
New York Review of Science Fiction Reading Series with Seanan McGuire
Brooklyn Commons Cafe
Brooklyn, NY
Recording of the event is here.

11/4/2015
Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet: Readings, Conversation, & Social 
Rough Trade Nottingham
United Kingdom

10/5/2015
Visiting Writer
Episcopal Academy
Newton Square, PA

9/25/2015 – 9/27/2015
Baltimore Book Festival
Baltimore, MD
My schedule here.

9/12/2015
Panel: “Unconventional Paths to Publishing”
Slice Literary Writers’ Conference
Brooklyn, NY

8/3/2015
“An Evening of Humorous Readings” with Alexandra Petri & Richie Pepio
Kramerbooks
Washington, DC

5/27/2015
Watchlist Launch Party & Reading
Babycastles
New York, NY

3/18/2015
PEN American Center/OR Books Mingle
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
New York, NY

11/13/2014
TireFire Reading with Diane Cook
Tattooed Mom
Philadelphia, PA

10/9/2014
Reading with Julianna Baggott
Rosemont College MFA Reading Series
Rosemont College
Rosemont, PA

1o/2/2014
Keynote Speaker
National English Honors Society Induction Ceremony
Parkland High School
Allentown, PA

9/4/2014
“Starting Fresh: Getting Your New Writing Project Off the Ground”
Lecture and Q&A with Stephanie Feldman
Arcadia University
Glenside, PA

6/7/2014
“Lists, Recipes, and Other Stories: Conquering the Literary Conceit”
Craft Lecture
Moravian Writers’ Conference
Moravian College
Bethlehem, PA

4/7/2014
Reading with Helen Klein Ross
Rosemont College MFA Reading Series
Rosemont College
Rosemont, PA

4/4/2014
Visiting Writer
Episcopal Academy
Newton Square, PA

12/17/2013
Craft Lecture & Reading
The Erotic Literary Salon
The Bohemian Absinthe Lounge
Philadelphia, PA

9/22/2013
Signing
Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism & Beyond Table
Brooklyn Book Festival
Brooklyn, NY
[write-up here]

9/12/13
Reading, alongside Nicole Callihan, J.T. Bushnell, Sarah Hanssen, & Alex Morris
The Disagreement Presents: Satan Vs. Your Dentist
Culturefix
New York, NY
[write-up here]

6/18/2013
Reading, alongside E.J. Fischer
Hosted by the Iowa Young Writers’ Studio
Currier Hall, University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

5/9/2013
Reading, alongside Jessie Hennen, Meredith Blankinship, Ben Shattuck, Ashley Clarke, Henry Finch, Jessie Gaynor, Deborah Kennedy, Hannah Kim, & Elizabeth Weiss
Juvenilia Reading Series
Frank Conroy Reading Room, Dey House
Iowa City, IA

1/7/2013
Reading, alongside Sam J. Miller, Delia Sherma, Ellen Kushner, Richard Bowes, and Val Howlett
LGBTQ Science Fiction & Fantasy Night
Bluestockings Books
New York, NY
[write-up here]

9/5/2012
Reading, alongside Jerimee Bloemeke, Brian Booker, Gemma de Choisy, Rachel Milligan, Deborah Taffa, and Candice Wuehle
Iowa Writers Read
The Lit Show
KRUI (87.9 FM)
Iowa City, IA

1/18/2012
Reading, alongside Alex Walton
Talk Art Reading Series
Sanctuary Pub
Iowa City, IA

4/26/2011
Reading, alongside Rawaan Alkhatib, Andrew Bates, Henry Finch, Jordan Glubka, Jeff Griffin, Sam McPhee, Amy Parker, and Margaret Ross
Iowa Writers Read
The Lit Show
KRUI (87.9 FM)
Iowa City, IA

10/7/2010
Reading, alongside Brad Liening, Lily Brown, & Claire Becker
Hosted by Monsters of Poetry
The Project Lodge
Madison, WI

09/10/2010
Reading, alongside Jeremiah Bodner, Najwan Darwish, Joe Fassler, Henry Finch, Derek Gromadzki, Susan Manworren, & Adrienne Raphel
Feel Distinguished For Exotic Curiosity Anthology
Hosted by the Iowa Writers’ Workshop
Iowa City, IA