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Workshops, Readings, and Keynotes

I've offered workshops, readings, keynote addresses, performance, and specialized classes (see events here for the latest) for decades around the U.S. and Mexico at various venues and communities, including:

Keynotes: My keynote presentations for businesses, organizations, conferences and festivals, tailored to the needs of your project, focus on creativity, resilience, courage, and community-building. Additionally, singer-songwriter Kelley Hunt and I do collaborative performances featuring our co-written songs and my poetry.

Workshops: My workshops help people of many backgrounds discover greater meaning and joy through writing in community. Workshop specialities include writing as a healing path, writing from earth and body, living with serious illness, your life’s work, and more. I customize workshops for each group, community, or event; workshops may be followed by solo or collaborative readings. 

Readings & Talks: I love giving readings of my poetry and prose (including improvisational poetry). I’ve presented hundreds of readings and talks at conferences, colleges, and events, including opening for singer-songwriter Dar Williams and performing with dancers, musicians, and other artists.  

I’m also roving scholar with Humanities Kansas’s Speaker’s Bureau and TALK (Talk About Literature in Kansas) program.

If you’d like to connect with me about the possibilities, please email me.

A Gallery of Past Events

Top row from left: With state poets laureate in Concord, N.H.: Dave Allen, JoAnn Balingit, Bruce Dethlefsen, Lisa Starr, Walter Butts, Marjory Wentworth, Carolyn Foronda-Kreiter, Dick Allen, Julie Kane/ Touring with Stephen Locke/ Presenting at the Walter Reed Military Medical Center. Second row from left: With my mom celebrating my name in lights at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis/ with Coleman Barks at Unity on the Plaza in Kansas City/  with David Abram in Santa Fe. Bottom row: with Nikki Giovanni, Denise Low, Bernadette Gray-Little at the University of Kansas/ with Grace Paley at the Power of Words conference in Vermont/ doing a reader at the Koester House in Marysville, KS.

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