Readings / Residencies / Panels


Featured Reader and Workshop Leader. The Fundación Colegio Americano de Quito. Quito, Ecuador. October, 2018.

Workshop Leader. RHINO Forum. “Transcending the Narrative: Perfecting the Art of the Simile.” Evanston Public Library. Evanston, Illinois. July, 2018.

Featured Reader. RHINO Reads. Bookends & Beginnings. Evanston, Illinois. June, 2018.

Writer-in-residence. Zvona i Nari Library and Literary Retreat. Ližnjan, Croatia. February, 2018.

Lions in Winter Literary Conference. Editor’s Panel Discussion. Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois. January, 2018.


Final Judge. Up North Lit Poetry Prize. Up North Lit. December, 2017.

Featured Reader. Terrain Biennial Art Show. Evanston, Illinois. October, 2017.

Featured Reader. Henning’s Reading Series. Bob’s Bookstore. Charleston, Illinois. October, 2017.

La Saumonière/The Salmonry Writers´and Artists´Residency. Le Chambon. Tourtoirac, France. June, 2017.

MFA Gala. Southern Illinois University. Carbondale, Illinois. May, 2017.


RHINO Poets Read. First Night Evanston / First Presbyterian Church. Evanston, Illinois. December, 2016

Featured Reader. Catapult Creative House. Cape Girardeau, Missouri. December, 2016.

ArtLiterations Featured Reader. Hoagland Center for the Arts. Springfield, Illinois. August, 2016.

Poets in the Parlor Reading Series. The Vachel Lindsay Home. Springfield, Illinois. July, 2016.

Writer-in-Residence. Gullkistan Center for Creativity. Laugarvatn, Iceland.  June, 2016.

Evanston Literary Festival. The Unicorn Cafe. Evanston, Illinois. May, 2016.

The Jon / Jonathan / John Reading. Ghost County Launch Party. Longbranch Cafe. Carbondale, Illinois. May, 2016.

Writers on the Road. Columbia College. Chicago, Illinois. April, 2016.

A Midwestern Americana Reading. Offsite AWP Reading at Wolf and Crane. Los Angeles, California. April, 2016.

Lions in Winter Literary Conference. Editor’s Panel Discussion. Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois. January, 2016.


The Mingle Reading Series. Ravenswood Used Books. Chicago, Illinois. October, 2015.

Graduate Writers Forum. Scratch Brewery, Carbondale, Illinois. October, 2015.

Pygmalion Literary Festival Lit Crawl. The Cowboy Monkey, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. September, 2015.

River Styx Hungry Young Poets Reading Series. Tavern of Fine Arts, St. Louis. July, 2015.

Evanston Literary Festival, sponsored by RHINO Creative Coworking, Evanston, Illinois. May, 2015.

Marble Room Reading Series XVI. Chicago, Illinois. February, 2015.


RHINO Poets Read. First Night Evanston New Year’s Eve. December, 2014.

Graduate Writers Forum. Southern Illinois University Carbondale. September, 2014.

Lions in Winter Literary Conference, Editor’s Panel Discussion, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois. January, 2014.


Who Writes Short Shorts: A Workshop [w/ John McCarthy] on prose poetry and flash fiction. Dana Thomas House, Springfield, Illinois. Sponsored by the Vachel Lindsay Association. November, 2013.

Regional Judge of the national Poetry Out Loud Contest. Springfield, Illinois. April, 2013.