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June 22, 2024-6-9PM

Poet & Song Series

Falcon Theater

Newport, KY

July 15, 2024-8PM EST


Rattle Magazine Online

YouTube, Facebook, Twitter


August 6, 2024-7-9PM EST

Poetry at Sitwells Coffee House

324 Ludlow Ave

Cincinnati, OH  45220

September 19, 2024-6PM EST

OSU Newark

Featured Reader

1209 University Drive

Newark, OH 43055

September 24, 2024-11AM EST

Philanthropy Ohio Fall Conference

Featured Reader

The Summit

5345 Medpace Way

Cincinnati, OH 45227

September 28, 2024-1-3PM EST

I Thought I Heard A Cardinal Sing;

Ohio’s Appalachian Voices Reading


GAR Hall

Peninsula, OH

October 1- December 30, 2024, Daily10am-5pm

“All We Cannot Forget” Exhibition


Riffe Gallery

77 S High Street

Columbus, OH 43215

October 5, 2024, 1-3pm

National Veterans Memorial & Museum

Writer's Revision Workshop

300 W Broad St

Columbus, OH 43215

November 2, 2024,2-4PM

“All We Cannot Forget” Opening Reception


Riffe Gallery

77 S High Street

Columbus, OH 43215

November 19, 2024, 3:30-5PM

Teen Writer’s Workshop


Cuyahoga County Public Library,

Strongsville Branch

18700 Westwood Drive 

Strongsville, Ohio 44136  



January 9, 2023 12-2PM

Governor Mike DeWine Inauguration

Inaugural Poem

Ohio Statehouse

1 Capitol Square

Columbus, OH 4321

October 18, 2023 2PM
Ohio University Incoming President’s

Inauguration and Investiture
Templeton-Blackburn Memorial  Auditorium
Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701

February 1, 2023, 7PM

Gramercy Books
Poetry and Conversation with David Baker
2424 E Main Street
Bexley, OH 43209
RATTLECAST: With Robert Pinsky
Secondary Guest: Kari Gunter-Seymour
YouTube, Twitter, Facebook
October 20, 2022, 7PM

Spoken & Heard

Featuring Diane Seuss, Kari Gunter-Seymour

& Quartez Harris

Stuart's Opera House

52 Public Square

Nelsonville OH 45764

Virtual Registration:

October 20-23, 2022
Dodge Poetry Festival - 4 Day Event
New Jersey Performing Arts Center

1 Center St,
Newark, NJ 07102

March 8-11 2023, TBA

AWP Conference

WEDNESDAY, March 8,6:00-8:00pm
“Wednesday Night Poetry”
at Cafe Racer

THURSDAY, March 9, 12:10-1:25pm
PANEL: Anthology Activism: Creating Space
for Marginalized Voices

THURSDAY, March 9, 7:00-9:00pm
“Quarter After Eight”
Jewel Box Theater’s Grotto space

FRIDAY, March 10,1:00-2:00pm
Book Signing
Book Fair Booth T-534

FRIDAY, March 10, 4:00-5:30pm
West Virginia University Press/Ohio University Press
The Chieftain Irish Pub

FRIDAY, March 10, 6:30-7:30pm
"Let Me Say This: A Dolly Parton
Poetry Anthology"
Sheraton Grand-Columbia Room

705 Pike St

Seattle, WA 98101

March 16-18 2023

Appalachian Studies Association  Conference

Friday. 9:00 am-10:15 am
PANEL: “The Community and the Poet:
The City of Athens and the
Position of Poet Laureate”

Friday. 1:00 pm-2:15 pm
PANEL: “Breaking the Age Code:
Creating a Dynamic Writing Space for the Creatively Aging”

Friday. 2:30 pm-3:45 pm
PERFORMANCE: “Putting Ohio
Appalachia Back on the Map –
A Celebration of Poetry”
“I Thought I Heard A Cardinal Sing:
Ohio’s Appalachian Voices”

Saturday, 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Celebration Special Events”
Women of Appalachia Project
“Women Speak” Performance
Baker Center Theater

Saturday, 5:00 pm-6:30 pm
Publishers’ Reception,
Book Signing & Mixer
Alden Library, 1951 Lounge

October 28, 2020, 3-4:15 PM

Berea College Convocation

Phelps Stokes Auditorium
212 Chestnut Street
Berea KY 40404

Virtual Reading


November 10, 2020, 7PM

Filson Historical Society, 6PM

4850 Brownsboro Center

Louisville, Kentucky 40207

Virtual Reading

December 3, 2020, 7PM

Don't Cry for me J.D.Vance

Virtual Reading in response to Hillbilly Elegy


Downbound Books,

West Virginia University Press,

Urban Appalachian Community Coalition

Virtual Reading

February 13, 2021, 2PM

Poetry Out Loud Regional Finals

Virtual Reading

Stuart;s Opera House

Nelsonville, OH

March 19-20, 2021, 7-10PM

Power of Poetry Festival

Guests: Billy Collins, Naomi Shihab Nye,

Ellen Bass, Alison Luterman, Luis Rodriguez,

David Lee, Kari Gunter-Seymour

Virtual event

April 21, 2021, 7-9PM

West Liberty University Hughes Lecture Series

Featured Reader

Virtual event

April 24, 2021, 1PM

Ohioana Festival

Diverse Voices in Poetry

Ross Gay, Kari Gunter-Seymour

Zoe Brigley, Phillip Metres

Teri Ellen Cross Davis

Live Virtual Panel

April 22, 2021, 7PM

Columbus Metropolitan Library

Poetry Reading and Q&A

Kari Gunter-Seymour

Rose Smith, Geoff Anderson

Moderator: Scott Woods

Virtual event

October 29 and 30, 2021,

Creative Aging Retreat

Wood Thrush Lodge, Elinger Road,

Hocking Hills, Logan OH
A retreat for those 55 and older to

access the creative part of themselves

that somehow was left along the way

to a ‘normal’ adult life.


November 11, 2021, 7PM

Literary Club of Cincinnati


500 E 4th St

Cincinnati, OH 45202

March 23-25, 2022

AWP Conference

Panelist - How to Create a Successful Anthology

Friday, March 25, 2022
Scheduled Time: 12:10 PM–1:25 PM ET
Scheduled Room: 115AB

Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch St

Philadelphia, PA 19107

March 25, 2022, 7PM
Portsmouth Spring Literary Festival
Featured Reader


Portsmouth, OH

April 22-23, 2022
Power of Poetry Festival
Evening Readings 7-10PM
Saturday Poetry Hike 2-4PM
Alley Park
Lancaster, OH 43130
April 28, 2022, 7PM
National Poetry Month Reading
Columbus Metropolitan Library
Columbus, OH
Virtual Event
Register Here:
April 29, 2022, 3PM
Ohioana Book Festival
Panel Moderator:
Readings and Conversations
Register Here:
MAY 19, 2022, 10AM

Mid-Western History Conference

Panel: Writing the Region

Holiday Inn

Grand Rapids, MI, Downtown

June 9-10 2022,

Lakeside Chautauqua

Educational Speaker, Thursday, 7PM

Workshop Instructor, Friday, 10:30AM

Lakeside Chautauqua
236 Walnut Ave.
Lakeside, OH 43440


June 23, 2022, 8-10PM
National Federation of State Poetry Societies Convention
Sponsored by Ohio Poetry Association


Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center
100 Green Meadows Drive
Lewis Center, Ohio, 43035

August 30, 2022 7PM




September 7, 2022, 5PM
John Carroll University

Featured Reader
Rodman Hall

John Carroll Blvd
University Heights, OH 44118


September 29, 2022, 2-3:30pm

Appalachian Heritage Writers Master Class
w/Barbara Kingsolver 
Shepherd University Byrd CHE
North King St, Shepherdstown, WV 25443

September 29, 2022, 7-9pm

Lenoir-Rhyne University Visiting Writers Series
Belk Centrum
Lenoir-Rhyne University
Hickory, NC 28603

March 1, 2023, 11:30AM
Fitton Center for Creative Arts in Hamilton
Celebrating Self Speaker Series

101 S Monument Ave

Hamilton, OH 45011

April 10, 2023, 7:00PM

Poetry Forum

598 N High St,

Columbus OH 43202

April 12, 2023 4:00pm

Poetry Stacked
University of Cincinnati

Elliston Poetry Room
2600 Clifton Ave

Cincinnati, OH 45221

April 17, 2023 6:30pm

Joseph-Beth Bookstore

2692 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH 45208

April 22, 2023, 9AM -5PM

Ohioana Book Festival

Featured Author

Columbus Metropolitan Library

96 S Grant Ave

Columbus, OH 43215

April 29, 2023, 1-2pm
The Ohio Center for the Book

Featured Author

Cleveland Public Library

Virtual Event

May 13, 2023, 1PM

East Tennessee State University

Bud Frank Theater

Women of Appalachia Project

441 Stout Dr

Johnson City, TN 37614

June 19, 2023

Lakeside Chautauqua

Reading 7PM

Workshop, 10:30 AM

Lakeside Chautauqua

236 Walnut Ave.

Lakeside, OH 43440

August 23, 2023 6pm

Thurber House

Summer Literary Picnic

77 Jefferson Avenue

Columbus, OH

November 18, 2023 11AM-1:30 PM
National Council of Teachers of English Conference

Greater Columbus Convention Center,
400 N. High Street

Columbus OH 43215
Booth 814

December 1, 2023, 6:30PM EST

Doors open 6PM

National Veterans Memorial and Museum


All Are Welcome

300 W Broad St

Columbus, OH 43215

December 2, 2023, 10AM-12PM EST

National Veterans Memorial and Museum


Open to teens and adults

No prior writing experience necessary

300 W Broad St

Columbus, OH 43215

January 26, 2024-7PM

Wild & Precious Life Series



March 7–9, 2024
Appalachian Studies Association Conference
Western Carolina University

1 University Dr., Cullowhee
North Carolina 28723

Friday. 1:00 pm-2:15 pm. Session 3.7.

PANEL: “Where We Come from Can Break Us:

How to Write Ourselves Beyond Our Past”

Friday. 2:30 pm-3:45 pm. Session 4.11.

PERFORMANCE: “Sheila-Na-Gig Editions

Presents a Performance by Regional Poets”

Friday. 4:00 pm-5:15 pm. Session 5.7.

PERFORMANCE: “A Reading from ‘Women Speak,’

Volume Nine, the 15th Anniversary Issue,

Women of Appalachia Project”

Saturday. 9:00 am-10:15 am. Session 6.8.

PANEL: “Tell Me About Your People

– Women Writing About Ancestry”

Saturday. 10:30 am-11:45 am. Session 7.12.

PERFORMANCE: “Troublesome Rising

Anthology Reading (Part 2)”

June 6, 2024-7PM

Amesville Writers Workshop

Keynote Reading

VIllage Productions

Amesville, Ohio

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