November 8, 2017

Reading and Talk: The Meridian Public Library, Meridian, Idaho 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Workshop and Reading: Main Library! Downtown Boise 1:00- 2:20; 3:30-4:45

Workshop: Writing FLASH! with Diane Raptosh
1 p.m. to 2:20 p.m.
Idaho Room (3rd floor)

Got five minutes? Great. You have everything you need to write a short work of fiction and be part of a rising literary genre called flash fiction, in which stories are told within roughly 100 to 1,000 words. The primary allure of this genre is that it can affect a reader in a shorter space. And it doesn’t take anywhere near as long to write as it does to finish a novel, or for that matter a 10-page story. In both its compression and its attention to language, flash is very much akin to poetry. Which is what your humble rectangle of words might turn into. Or perhaps even a tiny, finely realized essay. We will look at some works by master flash artists, noting how they use and distill many of the basic techniques of all the genres. And then we will get down to the very big business of writing small!

Followed by local author reading, 3:30 - 4:45

October 8, 2017

Reading: Radio Boise—KRBX 1020 W. Main Street #50 5:30-8:30 PM

September 21, 2017

Reading: The Boise Public Library (Main), The Bingham Room, Boise, Idaho 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

June 22, 2017

Reading: The Community Library, Ketchum, Idaho 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

April 29, 2017

Reader/Facilitator/Emcee: Poetry Slam Four Rivers Cultural Center, Ontario, Oregon 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

March 24, 2017

Reading: Open Books, Seattle 7:00 - 8:00 PM

March 10, 11,& 12, 2017

Spring Workshop for Writers: Lost Horse Press Studio 105 Sandpoint, ID

February 16, 2017

Reading/Workshop: Library! at Collister Boise 7:00 - 8:00 PM

January 26, 2017

Reading: Surel's Place Garden City, Idaho 6:30 - 8:00 PM

November 3, 2016

Reading: Book Cellar, Chicago 7:00-8:00 PM

November 2, 2016

Reading: 57th Street Bookstore, Chicago 6:00-7:00 PM

October 14, 2016

Reading: Garden Valley District Community Library 5:00-6:00 PM

September 21-24, 2016

Participating writer, Montana Book Festival, Missoula Montana
Wednesday, September 21, 8:30-10:00 PM
Reading in "A Reading of Her Own Pulitzer Series Event"
Saturday, Sept. 24 - 4:00 p.m.
("Exploring Gender in Poetry and Prose" panel)
Holiday Inn

September 16, 2016

Rediscovered Book Store, Boise: Reading/launch of Human Directional, 7:00-8:00 PM

April 26, 2016

Reading: Eastern Arizona College 7:00-8:00 PM

April 1, 2016

Reading: Flintridge Book Store, La Canada, CA 7:00-8:00 PM

March 31, 2016

Reading: Gatsby Books, Long Beach, CA 7:00-8:30 PM

March 18, 2016

Reading, Tsunami Books, Eugene, OR: 7:00-8:00 PM

November 12-13, 2015

Keynote Speaker:  Writing for Social Change Conference, Utah Valley University

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Guest Speaker:  "To Kill a Mockingbird and Teaching Writing in Prisons", The Community Library, Ketchum, Idaho, 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Reading: College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls, ID, Fine Arts Bldg. 119, 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Reading: The Community Library, Ketchum, ID, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

August 2 – August 8, 2015

Teaching at Writers at Harriman, Harriman State Park, ID

Friday, May 29, 2015

Reading with Roger Bonair-Agard, La Maison Negritude, Chicago,  7:00 – 10:00 PM

Saturday, May 16

Poetry Reading, Writers and Readers Rendez-vous, Boise Center on the Grove, 4:00-5:00 PM

Thursday, May 7

Speaking Engagement: “The Password Primeval: Poetry as Emblem of Democracy”:
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Boise State University: Yanke Family Research Park (YFRP) 6:30-8:30 PM

Saturday, May 2

Poetry Reading and Book Signing, Rediscovered Books, Boise, 5:30-6:30 PM

Saturday, April 18

Poetry Readings and Book Signing Garden Valley Center for the Arts, Garden Valley, Idaho, 6:30-9:30 PM

Sunday, April 12

Poetry Reading at Sub-Text Books, St. Paul, MN, 1:00-2:00 PM

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference 2015, Minneapolis, MN
Book Signing Thursday, Exhibit Space 1100, 1:00 PM
Session Presenter: “Being Poet Laureate: City Laureates on Civics, Outreach, and Pubic Poetry”:  Thursday, April 9, 9:00-10:15 AM

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Reading: Caldwell Fine Arts Series, College of Idaho, Caldwell, ID, 7:00-8:30 PM

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Poetry Reading at Elliott Bay Books, Seattle, WA 7:00-8:00 PM

Friday, January 30, 2015

Word Reading Series, The Cabin, Boise, 7:30-8:30 PM

Friday, January 16, 2015

7:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Boise Contemporary Theatre
TED Talk: Poetry, Democracy, and the Hope of Sounds

Saturday, December

The Cabin, Boise, 7 – 9 PM: Writers read from new anthology Nerve: Writers in the Attic

October 29-31

Public Reading and Classroom Lecture: Hamilton College, Clinton, New York

October 20-23
Teach-in and Reading, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH
• Mon., Oct 20 Literary Studies Intensive: high school
• Tues., Oct. 21, Literary Studies Intensive: college
• Wed., Oct. 22 Literary Studies Intensive: Prison (Distance Learning)
• Wed., Oct. 22 7:00 PM Reading

October 15
Reading for the Roundhouse Reading Series, Looking Glass Books, LaGrande, OR 7:00 PM

October 9-10

Death Rattle Writers Festival, Nampa, ID

Friday, September 26
Pacific Northwest Book Association Fall Tradeshow (Tacoma, WA): Author Book Signing Event 8:30 – 10:00 PM

August 3 - 9
Teaching Writer at Writers @ Harriman 2014, Island Park, ID

Saturday, August 2, 7:00 PM
Reading with Jen Marlowe, author of I am Troy Davis: Revolution Books, Seattle

Friday, July 25, 8:00 PM
Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, Venice, CA

Monday, July 21, 7:00 PM
Book Passage, Corte Madeira, CA

Friday, May 30, 6:30 PM
Reading at City Lit Books, Chicago, Illinois

Friday, April 25, 7:00 PM
Mountain Home Arts Council Spring Coffee House Reading: Best Western Hotel, Mountain Home, ID

Wednesday, April 16, 7 PM
Reading at the Library! at Cole and Ustick

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Reading: BookPeople, Moscow, Idaho 7:30 PM

Friday, February 28, 2014
AWP-Seattle Author Signing Event: 4:00-5:00 PM Exhibit Space 110

Friday, January 17, 2014
Hyde Park Books, Boise, ID
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December 12, 2013, 6:30 PM
Surel’s Place 212 E 33rd ST • Garden City, ID

November 14, 2013
Featured as College of Western Idaho’s Visiting Writer: Lecture on Poetry, Culture and Craft

November 15, 2013, 7:00 PM  
Reading at College of Western Idaho, Nampa, Idaho Room 102E
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Thursday, October 24, 2013, 7:00 PM
The Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center, Post Falls, ID

Thursday, October 24, 2013, 4:00 PM
Public Library, Coeur d’Alene, ID

Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 7:00 PM
Auntie’s Books, Spokane, WA

Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 5:00 PM
Northern Pacific Depot, Wallace, ID

September 10, 2013, 7:00 PM
Reading at Bryant Park, New York, NY

August 22, 2013, 6:00 PM

American Amnesiac book launch, Rediscovered Books, Boise, ID
anonymous man

July 15, 22, and 29, 5:00-8:00 PM
Poetry Workshops at the South Boise Women's Correctional Center

Poem from Human Directional published in Drafthorse: A Journal of Work and No Work, Fall 2014