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What I've Been Doing 2014 - 2017
February 10, 2017, 7:00 p.m.: Reading from new book in progress, off-site program for Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP), Johns Hopkins University faculty reading, 1717 Massachusetts Ave, Washington, DC. Open to the public.
February 9, 2017, 1:30 p.m.: Panelist for "Expand Your Range: Yes, Writing Can Be Taught Well Online." Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) annual conference, Washington, DC.
January 6, 2017, 7:00 p.m.: Speaker for the Shenandoah Valley Lyceum, Detwiler Auditorium, 1501 Virginia Avenue, Harrisonburg, VA 22802. Open to the public, $10 at the door.
November 13, 2016, 4:00 p.m.: Speaker for the Annual Meeting of the Blue Ridge Foothills Conservancy. Stanardsville, VA.
September 25, 2016, 2:00: Speaker at John Marshall Library, Fauquier County, VA. Open to the public.
September 21, 2016, 4:00: Speaker at James Madison University, Special Collections, Carrier Library. Open to the public.
May 15, 2016, 2:00 p.m.: Speaker at Madison County Historical Society, Madison, VA. Open to the public.
November 11, 2015: Speaker for Arlington Retired Teachers Association annual meeting. Arlington, VA.
October 23, 2015, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.: Words and Wine Benefit, Friends of the Catonsville Library, book sales and signing. 1100 Frederick Road, Catonsville, MD.
October 22, 2015, 7:00 p.m.: Speaker at Massanutten Regional Library, 174 S. Main Street. Harrisonburg, VA 22801. Open to the public.
October 7, 2015, 7:00 p.m.: Featured speaker for members of the Cosmopolitan Club, 1616 Latimer Street, Philadelphia, PA.
July 19, 2015. Moderator and panelist, “Writing the Southern Appalachians,” Appalachian Trail Conservancy biennial meeting, Winchester, VA.
April 17, 2015, 6:00 p.m. reception/7:00 p.m. faculty reading: Johns Hopkins University faculty reading, with Dave Housley and Michelle Brafman, 1717 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington DC. Open to the public.
April 10, 2015, 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.: Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) annual conference, panel discussion on "The Research Behind the Writing." Minneapolis, MN. With Laura Long, Allen Gee, Mark O'Connor, and Peter Selgin.
March 25, 2015, 5:30 p.m.: Speaker at The Athenaeum, Philadelphia, PA.
March 20, 2015, 7:00 p.m.: Virginia Festival of the Book, "Tales From the Appalachians," talk, reading, and Q&A, with Brian King of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Greene County Library, 222 Main Street, Suite 101, Stanardsville, VA.
February 12, 2015, 7:00 p.m.: Speaker at Arlington Historical Society. Marymount University, Rowley G127, 2807 N. Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA.
BOOK LAUNCH! February 1, 2015, 2:00 p.m.: The Writers Center, reading, signing, and reception, with poet Saundra Rose Maley. 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, MD.
September 26, 2014: Blue Ridge Community College, Appalachian Heritage Arts Series, panel discussion on "The Displacement of Families and Shenandoah National Park." Weyers Cave, VA. With Katrina Powell, Shenandoah National Park Superintendent Jim Northup, and SNP employee Claire Comer. September 13, 2014: Featured speaker for Rapidan Society of the Shenandoah National Park Trust (private event), Skyland, Shenandoah National Park, VA.
The Nature of Nature, Spring 2018, Johns Hopkins University M.A. in Science Writing Program
Thesis & Careers in Science Writing, Fall 2017, Johns Hopkins University M.A. in Science Writing Program.