April 15, 2016: “Wilderness and the Anthropocene” or: How writers are responding to the idea of wilderness in a human-altered world, with John Lane, Drew Lapham and Jennifer Frick-Ruppert. Sponsored by The Wilderness Society, UU Church, 1 Edwin Place, Asheville.

April 4, 2016: Reading, Western Carolina University Literary Festival, 4 PM, Hinds University Center, WCU, Cullowhee, NC

November 20-22, 2015: Asheville NC: Memoir workshop, North Carolina Writer’s Network Fall Conference.

September 10-12, 2015: Burnsville NC: Memoir workshop; presentation, “The Ordinary Extraordinary,” Carolina Mountains Literary Festival,

July 16, 2015: Guest speaker, “Literary Journeys through the Western North Carolina Landscape,” Highlands Biological Station (Highlands NC) summer course with Brent Martin

November 7, 2014, 7 PM at HandMade in America, “Within the Lines: Creative Perspectives on Wilderness,” panel with Kathryn Stripling Byer, Wayne Caldwell, John Lane, Charles Frazier, Thomas Rain Crow; The Wilderness Society’s 50th anniversary celebration of The Wilderness Act;  Asheville NC

October 22, 2014, 6-8 PM: Talk/reading, Greenfield Public Library, Greenfield MA

October 18, 2014, 1-3 PM: Workshop/Reading, Ridgeline Literary Alliance Writers Conference, Brasstown, NC

August 1, 2013, 7 PM: Reading, Juniper Bends Reading Series, Downtown Books, Asheville NC

July 2, 2013, 6-8 PM: Talk: “Shaped by Place,” First Speaker Series, Greenfield Public Library, Greenfield MA [Cancelled due to storms/power outage; rescheduled for 10/22]

May 10, 2014, 1-3 PM: Memoir writing workshop, NetWEST Writers Conference, Sylva NC

March 16, 2014, 4 PM:  Sunday Speaker Series, Stockbridge Library Association, 46 Main Street, Stockbridge MA

March 5, 2014, 7 PM:  Reading at Warren Wilson College, Cole Room of the library, Asheville NC.

February, 26, 2014, 7 PM: The book launch for Falling into Place: An Intimate Geography of Home will take place at Malaprop’s Bookstore, 55 Haywood, Asheville, North Carolina