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UPCOMING READINGS:                                                                 

                                     -Edina Poetry Club, Edina Senior Center, 10 am - 11:30 am, Nov. 18, 2015 (with Diane Jarvenpa)

                                   -Women's History Presentation, Dala of Mora Business Women Event, Mora, MN, March 28, 2016  


                                    -Reading at launch event for Elliot Foster's Whispering Pines, 1 pm, April 19th,  Hotel 340, St. Paul, MN

                                    -Metro State University, Poetry Month Kick-off Event, library, 3 pm, April 1, 2015  

                                    -A Prairie Home Companion, guest appearance, January 24, 2015

                                    -FinnFest, Minneapolis, MN, reading, panelist, 8/8/2014 

                                     -Rural America Writers' Center, Jon Hassler Theater, Plainview, MN, June 18th, 2014, 7 pm.

                                    -Edina Reads: A Panel of Poets (w/ Janet Jerve, Kathleen Weihe, Tracy Youngblom), Edina Public Library, April 13th, 2014, 2 pm.

                                    -Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, Anoka-Ramsey Community College Faculty Reading, April 25th, 2014, 7 pm.

                                    -University of St. Thomas, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library, 3 pm, October 23, 2013

                                    -SubText:  A Bookstore, 7 pm, September 19th, 2013, St. Paul, MN

                                    -Common Good Books, September 9th, 2013, St. Paul, MN

                                    -First Tuesday Laureate's Writer Series, 7 pm, August 6, 2013, The Blue Heron Coffee House and The Book Shelf, Winona, MN

                                    -Magers & Quinn, Booksellers, 7 pm, July 10th, 2013, Minneapolis, MN

                                     -Summit Brewery Taproom - book release party and reading for Tether, 6-9 pm, June 5th, 2013, St. Paul MN                    

                                    - Mississippi Eco-Arts Festival, Bard of the Mississippi Competition, Finalists Reading, Harriet Island, St. Paul, May 18, 2013

                                    - MnCUEW (Minnesota Colleges and University English and Writing Conference panelist (Writing About Trauma), Normandale Community College, April 5th, 2013                        

                                  -NEA Higher Education Conference, Write a Poem in 45 Minutes Workshop, Portland, OR, March 24, 2013            

                                  -Hennepin History Museum, Curiously Refreshing: 4th Annual HHM Poetry Reading, Minneapolis, MN, January 17, 2013

                                  -Trotters Cafe, chapbook release reading for And the Humming: Poems About Grandparents, St. Paul, MN, November 20, 2012

                                  -Edina Public Library, reading for The Wind Blows, The Ice Breaks, October 9, 2012    

                                  -Midstream Reading Series, Blue Moon Coffee House, Minneapolis, MN, September 13, 2012

                                  -Common Good Books, reading for The Wind Blows, The Ice Breaks, December 7, 2011   

                                    - McKnight Fellows Reading, Loft Literary Center, 4/15/2011

                                    - National Education Association Higher Education Conference, workshop presenter, Boston, MA, 3/25/2011

                                - Skylarks on a Stone:  Women’s Voices of the Kalevala, with poets, musicians, and video artists Diane  Jarvi, Sheila Packa, and Kathy McTavish, Minneapolis and Duluth, Spring 2011.

                                    - Presenter, Univ. of Minnesota Libraries Enhancing Quality Staff Conference, Minneapolis, MN, May 2010

                                    - Verse and Converse Series, Nina’s Café, St. Paul MN, 10/7/2009

                                    - Metro State University, guest speaker, Publishing class, 4/23/09

                                    - Audubon Coffee House, Northeast Minneapolis, 3/27/09

                                    - Northern Lights Books & Gifts, Duluth, MN, 7/26/2008

                                    - FinnFest, Duluth, MN, Duluth Convention Center, 7/26/2008  

                                    - Woodward's Books, Virginia, MN, 7/24/2008

                                    - Howard Street Booksellers, Hibbing, MN, 7/23/2008

                                    - University of St. Thomas, St, Paul, MN. 4/14/2008

                                    - ArtStart ArtScraps reading series,  St. Paul, MN, 3/25/2008

                                    - Micawber's Bookstore, St. Paul, MN, 1/25/2008

- Intermedia Arts, Reading w/SASE grant winners, Mpls, MN, Dec. 2007

- Northern Oracle book launch, Rogue Buddha Gallery, November 2007

- Write On! Radio, KFAI, November 2007

                                    - Common Good Books, Reading, w/Ann Iverson, St. Paul MN Nov. 2007

                                    - The Best of Times Bookstore, Reading, Red Wing MN, April 2007

                                    - Amazon Bookstore, Reading w/Meg Tilly, Patricia Francisco, Oct. 2006

                                    - Poetry Salon, Reading, Birch Bark Books, Minnepolis, MN, April 2006

                                    - Minneapolis College of Art and Design, February 2005

                                    - University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, April 21, 2004, Reading                      

                                    - University of Wisconsin-Superior, March 2004, Reading, guest lecturer

                                    - Macalester College, St. Paul, MN April 8, 2004, Reading

                                    - College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN 3/2004

- University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS September, 2003, Reading

- Winona State University, Reading/Book Group Discussion, March 2003

- Guest Lecturer, University of St. Thomas, University of Wisconsin-River 

   Falls, Crown College, Fall 2002, UW-Superior, 2004

- Organization for the Study of Communication, Gender and Language, 

     National Conference, Presenter, October 2002

- University of Wisconsin-River Falls Reading Series, November 2002

- Carleton College, Sexual Assault Awareness Week keynote speech, 2002

- Sexual Violence Week keynote speech Gustavus Adolphus College 2001

- Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault conference speaker, 2001

- Wisconsin Public Radio, Jean Feraca show, 2001

                                    - Social Services/Providers Luncheon keynote speaker, Elmira NY, 2001

- A Room of One’s Own bookstore, Madison WI, 2001

- Hamline University, book publication reading, May 2001

- Five readings, 1995-1998, of poetry composed in response to art exhibits at

                                        the Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul MN

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