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Upcoming Events


Featured Reader for the First Person Plural Reading Series, Sept. 12th, Harlem, NY.


Featured Reader and Master Class Instructor for the Axton Reading Series at the University of Louisville, March 1 & 2.


Featured Creative Nonfiction Writer at the Boldface Writers Conference, University of Houston, May 2021


Previous Readings & Events


Invited reader for the Writers Under The Stars event at the Rothschild-Pound House Inn, Nov. 7th Columbus, GA.

Featured Reader for the Dear America anthology reading at the Associated Writing Program Conference Book Fair, North Stage, San Antonio, TX.

March 7th.


Accepted panel, moderator and participant: Leaving Behind Our American Selves: On Writing Travel Essays From Time Abroad

Associated Writing Programs National Conference

San Antonio, TX.

March 6th.




Eleventh Hour Faculty Reading, June 28th, at the Iowa Summer Writing Festival, reading from Old School.


Two Panels, moderator and participant for each panel: What Is Found in Nature On Writing Wilderness and Other Ecological Essays; and We Were Never Meant to Survive: Writing About People Who Do Anyway.

Associated Writing Programs National Conference, Portland, OR.

March 27-30.


2018: Featured Author, The Middle Georgia Indie Book Festival

Warner Robbins, GA.

July 21st.



Two Panels, moderator and participant for each panel: An Exemplary Omni-American, for James Alan McPherson; and A Tribute for Poets Claire Kageyama and Derick Burleson. 

Associated Writing Programs National Conference, Tampa, FL. 

March 7th-11th.

The African-American Read In,

reading from James Alan McPherson’s A Solo Song for Doc.

The Georgia College Library, Milledgeville, GA.

Feb. 15th, 2:40pm.

Featured Reader

The University of Alabama, Birmingham. 

January 31st.

Featured Reader.

Avid Bookstore, Athens, GA, (Five Points). 

January 19th.




WGUR, 95.3 The Noise, Black Market Creative Slam Radio Show. 

Oct. 2nd, 10:00pm-11:00pm.

Featured Reader.

The New Voices Festival, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY.

April 5th-8th.

In Praise of Junot Diaz and Claudia Rankine: Furthering the MFA vs. POC and AWP 2016 Keynote Conversations, Moderator and Panel Presenter.

This event was AWP’s first “featured event” in a recent media and Twitter campaign for the conference.

The AWP Conference in Washington, D.C..

February 8th-10th.



Featured speaker at

James Alan McPherson GA Writers Hall of Fame Induction. 

UGA Libraries, Athens, GA.

Nov. 7th.

Writing About Place: Growing Where We’re Planted, Panel Presenter;

Reading Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird,

Panel Presenter, Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books. 

University of Wisconsin, Waukesha Campus. 

Nov. 5th.

Featured Author 

The Southeastern Independent Booksellers Association Discovery Show.

Savannah Desoto Hilton, Savannah, GA.

Sept. 17th.

Featured Reader 

“Honoring James Alan McPherson: remembrance and readings.”

Savannah State University Asa H. Gordon Library, Savannah, GA.

Sept. 16th.

Featured Reader 

A Tribute to James Alan McPherson.

Englert Theater, Iowa City, IA.

August 6th.

From Sex to Suicide:

How to Navigate the Challenges of Teaching Nonfiction, Panel Presenter. 

AWP Conference in Los Angeles, CA. 

March 30th-April 2nd .

From the Inside:

Writers of Color on Editing and Diversity, Panel Presenter.

(This panel is being taped for an AWP Podcast).

AWP Conference in Los Angeles, CA.

March 30th-April 2nd.

Keynote Speaker

Asian Pacific/American Experience Summit.

Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

March 26th.

Featured Presenter, for a session on my essay collection,

My Chinese-America, Asian Pacific/American Experience Summit. 

Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

March 26th.

Featured Reader.

University of Houston/Downtown, Houston, TX.

March 3rd.

Featured Reader. 

Brazos Bookstore, Houston, TX. 

March 3rd.

Featured Author. 

Milledgeville Book Club, Milledgeville, GA.

February 11th.

Featured Author/Reader for the Saint Simons Island Literary Guild.

St. Simons Island, GA. 

January 22nd.

Featured Reader. 

Mary Vinson Memorial Library, Milledgeville, GA. 

January 20th.



Distinguished Author at the Georgia Literary Festival,

Panel Presenter, Making sense of Our Identities. 

Augusta, GA.

November 6th-7th.

Featured reader,

University of Alaska Reading Series, Craft Talk and Reading. 

Fairbanks, Ak.

Oct. 23rd.

Featured reader.

Kachemak Bay Campus, Homer, AK.

Oct. 26th.

Featured reader, Authors on the Stage, Decatur Book Festival.

Decatur, GA.

Sept. 6th.

Reading and book signing for the SFWP Spring Launch .

Silver Spring, MD.

May 9th.

Reading and book signing at The Book House.

Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany, NY.

May 1st.

Featured non-fiction reader and lecturer for

Clayton State University’s visiting writer series.

Morrow, GA. 

Mar. 26th.

Nominated by a Library of Congress employee

for the L.O.C.’s National Book Festival.

Washington, D.C.


Publisher’s Book Signing, (SFWP), the AWP Book Fair.

Minneapolis, MN.

Apr. 10th.

How Writers of Color are Transforming the Literary Landscape,

Panel Moderator and Presenter; The Research Behind the Writing,

Panel Moderator and Presenter, at the Associated Writing Programs Conference.

Minneapolis, MN.

Apr. 10th.


Place and Ethnicity in Literary Nonfiction, Panel Moderator

and Presenter; Telling It All: Boundaries in Creative Nonfiction,

Panel Moderator and Presenter at

the Associated Writing Programs Conference.

Seattle, WA.

Apr. 10th.



Reader for the Georgia Literary Festival.

Milledgeville, GA.

Nov. 9th.

Featured non-fiction reader.

University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA.

Oct. 10th.

Inside Asian-American Editing, Panel Moderator and Presenter;

and Founder’s Toolkit: How to Start a Non-Profit in Your Own Backyard (WITS Alliance), Panel Presenter,

at the Associated Writing Programs Conference.

Boston, MA.

Mar. 6th.

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