Featured Author and Speaker, MFA Kickoff Event, DeSales University, 4 Jan. 2020, TBA.
Words of Art/Ekphrastic Poetry Reading, PA Center for the Book and 3 Dots Downtown, 7 Nov. 2019, 5—7 pm.
Panel and Poetry Reading/Times of Trouble: Writing Poems for Hope and Healing, Mansfield University, 26 Oct. 2019, TBA.
Launch Reading for A Constellation of Kisses, West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Road, West Caldwell, NJ, 13 Oct. 2019, 2:00 pm.
“Making Characters Their Own People” Workshop Leader, Lit Youngstown Festival, 10:00-10:50, 3 Oct. 2019, Youngstown, OH.
Poetry Reading, Lit Youngstown Festival, 11:00-11:50, 3 Oct. 2019, Youngstown, OH.
Presence Reading, The Catholic Literary Imagination Conference, 20 Sept. 2019, Loyola University, Chicago, IL.
Tribute Reading (including poems by and for Anya Silver), 2:00 pm, 4 August 2019, Art Alliance Gallery, State College, PA.
“The Spark Behind the Series” discussion and reading with Camille-Yvette Welsch and Nicole Miyashiro, Art Alliance Gallery Downtown, Central PA Theatre and Dance Fest, Sunday, June 23, 1-3 pm.
St. Davids Writers’ Conference, “Write Here! Write Now! (four continuous writing workshops), 20 June 2019, Grove City College, Grove City, PA.
Poetry by the Sea Conference Panelist: “In the Waiting Room,” a tribute to poet Anya Silver (alongside poets Barbara Crooker and Julie Moore) and including a reading from my book Transplant, Transport, Transubstantiation, 21-24 May 2018, Madison, CT.
Featured Author, College of William and Mary, Poetry Society of Virginia Poetry Festival, 17-18 May 2018, Williamsburg, VA.
Poetry Reading, YMCA Literary Series, Downtown Writers Center, Syracuse, New York, 26 April 2019.
Fiction and Poetry Reading, Spotlight Reading Series, Keuka College, 7:00 pm, 25 April 2019, Keuka Park, NY.
Class visit, poetry reading, and discussion of Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania, Lycoming College, 1:00 pm, 16 April 2019, Williamsport, PA.
“Visual Word and Speaking Art: Poetry and Photography in Collaboration, a Conversation with Marjorie Maddox Hafer and Karen Elias,” TRIO Presentation, 9 April 2019, 12:30—1:30, PUB MPR, Lock Haven University.
Book signing for local authors, Kunkle Library, 23 March 2019, 11-2, Montoursville, PA.
Title I Family Night Author Presenter, 28 March 2018, Canton Area Elementary School, Canton, PA.
Collaborative Poetry and Photography Exhibit with Artist Karen Elias, 22 March—April 13 2019 (Opening Reception 22 March 6—9 pm), The Station Gallery, Lock Haven, PA.
Poetry Reading, Saturday, 19 Jan. 2019, 6:00 pm, Preview Reading of Poems from Presence 2019, The Green Door Gallery, corner of Humboldt St. and Skillman Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC.
Ekphrastic Poetry Reading, December 2018, TBA, Avenue 209 Coffee Shop, Lock Haven, PA.
“Mining Ideas: A Reading, Discussion, and Afternoon Tea/Coffee,” Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, 3:45—5:00, Ross Public Library, Lock Haven, PA. In this free event for the local and LHU communities, professor and author Marjorie Maddox will discuss mining ideas for fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry from everyday experiences and traditional tales. She will read, among other selections, brief excerpts from her newest books: What She Was Saying (short stories and creative nonfiction); Wives’ Tales (twisted fairy tales), and the re-release of Transplant, Transport, Transubstantiation (poetry), which focuses on her father’s unsuccessful heart transplant during the “Blizzard of ’93.” Questions from the audience are encouraged. Join us!
Residency Fellowship, 26 Oct.—12 Nov., Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA.
Visual Words and Speaking Art Exhibit, the Station Gallery, Grand Opening 9 Nov. 2018, Lock Haven, PA.
Poetry judge, Central Mountain High School Poetry Judge, Avenue 209 Coffee House, 6:30 pm, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018.
Poetry and Fiction Reading + Workshops, LeMoyne College, 15-16 Oct. 2018, Syracuse, NY, TBA.
Fiction Reading: Fomite Authors Read, Shippensburg University, 4-6 Oct. 2018, Shippensburg, PA.
Poetry Reading: Crisis and Community Discussion and Poetry Reading, Shippensburg University, 4-6 Oct. 2018, Shippensburg, PA.
Fiction and Poetry Reading + Workshops, Grove City College, 1-2 Oct. 2018, Grove City, PA. TBA.
Fiction and Poetry Reading + Workshops, Goshen College, 28 Sept. 2018, Goshen, IN. TBA.
Fiction and Poetry Reading + Workshops, Wheaton College, 26-27 Sept. 2018, Wheaton, IL. TBA.
Fiction and Poetry Reading + Workshops, Grace College, 24-25 Sept. 2018, Winona Lake, IN. TBA.
Poetry reading + craft lesson, University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown, 20 Sept. 2018, 6:00 & 7:00 pm, Johnstown, PA.
Penn State University's Art of Poetry Series, 12:10, 5 Sept. 2018, Palmer Museum of Art, State College, PA.
Poetry and Fiction Reading at Woksob Family Gallery: Poetry in Performance Event during Central PA Theatre and Dance Festival, State College, PA, 11:30—12:30, 22 June 2018.
Poetry and Fiction Reading at Webster’s Bookstore, State College, PA, 5:00 pm, 22 June 2018.
Poetry and Fiction Reading at Lock Haven Book Club, 26 July 2018.
Visiting Fiction Writer, Malone Writers Series, Malone University, Monday, 16 April 2018; 3:00 craft lecture with exercises; 7:00 pm evening fiction and poetry reading (room TBA).
Fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction workshop leader, Festival of Faith and Writing, 12-14 April 2018, Grand Rapids, MI.
Authors in Our Backyard Book signing, Sunday, 28 Jan. 2018, 1—4, Muncy Public Library, Muncy, PA.
Poetry reading to celebrate Presence contributors, 20 Jan. 2018, 6—8 pm, New York City.
Visiting writer, poetry and fiction reading, Juniata College, 11 Oct. 2017, noon and 7:00 pm, room TBA.
Keynote speaker/visiting author, Arts and Lecture Series, Northampton Community College, 26 Sept. 2017, 6:00 pm, room TBA.
Writer-in-Residence, workshop leader, and lecturer, Writers' Center, Chautauqua Institution, 8—15 July 2017.
Fiction and poetry reading, Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel, Midtown Scholar Bookstore, Harrisburg, PA, 11 May 2017, 7—9 pm.
Fiction and poetry reading, Watkins Glen Reading Series, 22 May 2017, 7:00 pm.
Visiting poet and fiction writer, Cultural Enrichment Lecture Series, Roberts Wesleyan University, 7 April 2017, Noon, Fireside Reading Room, Rochester, NY.
Speaker, Lock Haven Rotary Club, Tuesday, 7 April 2017, Noon, Great Island Presbyterian Church, 12 West Water St, Lock Haven.
LHU's Stevenson Book Talk (Reading and Book Signing), 20 March 2017, 12:30—1:30 pm, Stevenson Library, ground floor.
Fiction and poetry reading, Avenue 209 Coffeehouse, Spring 2017 (TBA).
Visiting author, PSU-Altoona, 21 Feb 2017.
Poetry judge for Central Mountain High School Poetry Competition and Performance, Avenue 209 Coffeehouse, Lock Haven, PA, 19 Dec. 2017, 7:00 pm.
Poetry reading of True, False, None of the Above and Local News from Someplace Else, Webster's Bookstore Cafe, State College, PA, 17 Nov 2016, 7:00 pm.
Fiction and poetry readings from What She Was Saying and True, False, None of the Above at Sky Stage, Frederick, MD, 13 Oct. 2016.
Fiction and poetry readings, Stillwater Poetry Festival, 10–11 Sept. 2016.
Visiting teacher and author, The Poetry Institute, Millersville University, week of 18 July 2016 (TBA).
Poetry reading, Phoenix Writers Club, Phoenix, AZ, 18 June 2016.
Visiting author and workshop instructor at the New England Young Writers Conference at the Bread Loaf Campus, Middlebury College, 19–22` May 2016.
"In the Waiting Room: Writing through Physical and Emotional Trauma," Festival of Faith and Writing, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, 14–17 April 2016.
Poiema Poetry Series Reading, Grand Rapids, MI, 14–17 (TBA) April 2016.
Visiting author with poet Sofia Starnes, Patrick Henry College, 4 April 2016, Purcellville, VA.
Poetry reading, The Beatitudes, Recreation Center, Phoenix, AZ, 11:00 am, Thurs., 14 Jan. 2016.
Visiting author, Maple Leaf Reading Series, "the longest running continuous poetry series in North America," 8316 Oak St., New Orleans, LA, 3:00 pm Sunday, 4 Oct. 2015.
Visiting author and workshop instructor at the New England Young Writers Conference at the Bread Loaf Campus, Middlebury College, 14–17 May 2015.
A reading of Local News from Someplace Else at Cedarville University, Cedarville, Ohio, 7:00 pm on Thursday, 12 March 2015.
Representing Pennsylvania in "A Poetic Journey through Urban America" as part of the Spirit & Place Festival in Indianapolis, Indiana, November 7-8, 2014.
A reading (with Barbara Crooker) at "The Hideaway," Kehr Union Building, Bloomsburg University, 7:30 pm, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014.
Visiting author and workshop instructor at the New England Young Writers Conference at the Bread Loaf Campus, Middlebury College, May 16-18, 2014.
"Now/Then: Teaching Women’s Voices in Local News from Someplace Else and A Doll’s House, Redux," Writers and Critics Gender Study Forum, Northeast Modern Language Association Conference (NeMLA), Harrisburg, PA, April 3-6, 2014.
" Meta-me: Metafiction and Realism in the Short Story Collection What She Was Saying," Self-conscious Fiction Forum, Northeast Modern Language Association Conference (NeMLA), Harrisburg, PA, April 3-6, 2014.
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, Food for Thought Lunch Presentation, Ross Library, Lock Haven, PA, Noon.
Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, Visiting Author at Franciscan University
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, Guest Presenter, Rotary Club, Lock Haven, PA, Noon.
June 16, Father's Day, 2013 with poet Todd Davis: interviewed by Emily Reddy for WPSU's (NPR) Take Note Interview Show about poems on my father's heart transplant. Todd reads from his new book In the Kingdom of the Ditch.
June 2013: Featured Poet T. S. Poetry Press:
June 18-22, 2013: Workshop Leader, St. David's Writers' Conference, Grove City College, Grove City, PA.
March 6-10, 2013: "Blue-Collar College Students and the Creative Writing Degree”: Associated Writing Programs (AWP) 2013 Conference. Boston, Massachusetts.
November 10, 2012: Featured Author Harrisburg Book Festival, Reading (10:00-11:00) and signing (10:30-12:30), Midtown Scholar Bookstore, Harrisburg.
October 11, 2012: Poetry Reading at the State Capitol Building, Harrisburg, PA, East Wing, 12:00-1:30.
September 20, 2012: WITF Interview with Cary Burkett, Harrisburg, PA.
August 18, 2012: Poetry Reading, Sunbury River Festival , 10:00 a.m., Sunbury, PA.
August 15, 2012: Interview with NPR's Erika Funke for WVIA.
July 7-14, 2012: Visiting Author, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, New York
May 13-17, 2012: Poetry for All, Highlights Magazine Foundation Founders Workshops, Honesdale, PA.
April 19-21, 2012: Workshop Leader, Festival of Faith and Writing, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI.
April 27-28, 2012: Memoir Writing Conference, Guest Speaker, Bethlehem, PA.
March 13, 2012: Guest Speaker, Hazleton Elementary School, Hazleton, PA.
October 12, 2011: Guest Speaker, Hazleton School District, Title I Presentation, Hazleton, PA.
August 15, 2011: Guest Speaker, Highlights Magazine Foundation, Poetic Muse Retreat, Honesdale, PA.
August 3, 2011: Guest Speaker, Summer Children's Literature and Writing Graduate Class, Penn State Harrisburg, PA.
May 12, 2011: Guest Author, Bloomsburg University’s Reading, Literacy and Learning Conference, Bloomsburg, PA.
February 2, 2011: Poetry Reading for Reconfigurations, Busboys and Poets, Off-Site AWP Presentation, Washington, DC.
February 3, 2011: "In the Middle of MO; in the Middle of PA: a Portable Exercise on Place," AWP Presentation, Washington, DC.
February 4, 2011: Poetry Reading for Boxcar Poetry Review, Go Mama Go, Off-Site AWP Presentation, Washington, DC
January 6-9, 2011: Children's Author Writing Retreat, Mendham, NJ.
October 24-27, 2010: Keystone State Reading Association Conference Guest Author and Presenter, Hershey, PA.
October 2, 2010: EAPSU Conference (English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities) Common Wealth Anthology Reading, Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA.
August 3, 2010: Guest Speaker, Summer Children's Literature and Writing Graduate Class, Penn State Harrisburg, PA.
Monday, July 23, 2010 (10 am-2 pm and 3 pm-7 pm) and Tuesday, July 24 (11 am-3 pm and 4 pm-7 pm): The Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum, 2010 Little League World Series, Williamsport, PA.
July 15, 2010: Montgomery County Library Festival Featured Author, Montgomery, PA.
July 10, 2010: James V. Brown Library, Williamsport, PA Poetry Workshop for Children.
June 23, 2010: "The Poetry--and Fiction--of the Game" Sports Literature Association Conference, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA.
June 19, 2010: Book Signing, 10 am--3 pm, The Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum. Williamsport, PA
March 30, 2010: Fiction and Poetry Reading, School of Visual Arts, NY, NY.
Oct. 4, 2009: "Poetry Salon" in Philadelphia, PA.
Oct. 27, 2009: Book Signings 1—2 pm, 2—3 pm; Authors' Tea 3:15—5:30 pm at The Keystone State Reading Association Conference, Hershey, PA.
Nov. 24, 2009: School Author Visit, Liberty Elementary School, Liberty, PA.
April 2009 First Friday, Otto’s Book Store, Williamsport, PA.
April 18, 2009: Books of Wonder Play Ball! Baseball Event, NYC.
April 14, 2009: Lock Haven Rotary Club, Lock Haven, PA.
April 23, 2009: Nippenose Valley Elementary School, PA.
May 8, 2009, 5—8 p.m.: Dashem Books, Lock Haven, PA.
May 15-17, 2009: Poetry Society of Virginia, Williamsburg, VA.
May 24, 2009: Urban Initiative Jamboree, The Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum. Williamsport, PA.
June 5, 2009: The National Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY.
June 13, 2009: 5—8 p.m., Borders Books, Muncy, PA.
June 20, 2009: 10 am—Noon, The Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum. Williamsport, PA.
August 15, 2009: 11 am, James V. Brown Library, Williamsport, PA.
August 22, 2009: The Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum. Williamsport, PA.
August 29, 2009: The Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum. Williamsport, PA.