Readings, Awards & Honors

Women of Appalachia: Women Speak Readings


Pump House Center for the Arts
Chillicothe, Ohio
May 3, 2018

Bowen House
Logan, Ohio March 16, 2018

Parkersburg Art Center
Parkersburg, WV December 10, 2017


West Virginia University
Downtown Campus Library, Milano Reading Room September 30, 2017


Multicultural Center, Baker Center, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, April 22, 2016IMG_3573

Sips Coffee House, Mount Vernon, OH, December, 2015

Arts/West, Athens, OH, October 2015

Multicultural Center, Baker Center, Athens, OH, November 2013
Arts/West, Athens, OH, November 2011
Baker Center Theater, Athens, OH, May 2011
Multi-Cultural Center, Baker Center, Athens, OH, March 2010

Other Readings


Rise Up Appalachia: Voices from Southeast Ohio, Decorative Arts Center of Ohio April 8, 2018

Riverbend Arts Council, Middleport, Ohio April 25, 2016

Quarried: Three Decades of Pine Mountain Sand& Gravel, Paul Lawrence Dunbar House, November 2015
Every River on Earth:Writing from Appalachian Ohio, Dayton Public Library, April 2015
Every River on Earth: Writing from Appalachian Ohio, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, April 2015 



Awards and Residencies

Juror for Women of Appalachia:Women Speak, 2015/2016

Winner of a SCBWI Work-in-Progress Grant, 2014

Women Making a Difference Award (Arts, Meigs County, Ohio), 2003

Selected as one of the Ohio writers invited to participate in the state’s bicentennial readings and celebrations, 2003

Winner of the Appalachian Poetry Competition (Now & Then Magazine and The Center for Appalachian Studies and Services), 2000

Writing Residency in Poetry, Vermont Studio Center, 1997

Judson Jerome Scholarship in Poetry (Writer’s Digest and Antioch Writer’s Workshop), 1994