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Public Events










August 23, 2023 6pm

Thurber House

Summer Literary Picnic

77 Jefferson Avenue

Columbus, OH

September 5, 2023, 2-4PM EST

Rio Grand University

Art Exhibition and Poetry Workshop

218 N College Ave

Rio Grande, OH 45674

September 12, 2023, 7-8PM EST

Ohio State University Newark

Featured Reader

1209 University Drive

Newark, OH 43055

September 13, 20 and 27, 2023, 7-9PM EST

Hindman Settlement School

Makery Workshop Series


Register here:

September 25, 2023, 6-8PM EST

Rio Grand University

Art Exhibition Closing Reception

218 N College Ave

Rio Grande, OH 45674

October 4, 2023, 6-8PM EST

Stark Main Library

Featured Reader

VIRTUAL- link to come

October 20-22, 2023

LitYoungstown Fall Festival

Reading From:

I Thought I Heard A Cardinal Sing;

Ohio's Appalachian Voices

Youngstown Sate University

1 University Plaza

Youngstown, OH 44555

October 4, 2023, 6-8PM EST

Pumphouse Chillicothe

Writers Workshop

& Reading

1 Enderlin Circle

Chillicothe, OH 45601

December 1, 2023, 7-9PM EST

National Veterans Memorial and Museum

Community Open Mic

All Are Welcome

300 W Broad St

Columbus, OH 43215

December 2, 2023, 10AM-12PM EST

National Veterans Memorial and Museum

Writer's Workshop

300 W Broad St

Columbus, OH 43215



April 22, 2024-3PM

Sinclair College ­— Celebrate Appalachia

444 West Third Street 

Dayton, OH 45402

September 24, 2024-3PM

Philanthropy Forward 2024 - Philanthropy Ohio

Cincinnati, OH

Details to come

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

“All We Cannot Forget” Exhibition

Riffe Gallery

77 S High Street

Columbus, OH 43215



January 9, 2023 12-2PM

Governor Mike DeWine Inauguration

Inaugural Poem

Ohio Statehouse

1 Capitol Square

Columbus, OH 4321

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

December 11, 2020, 7PM

Solstice Poetry Reading

Tecumseh Land Trust

Yellow Springs, OH

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 8, 2021, 2-4PM

Springfield Arts Council

A reading and workshop for

"Youth Arts Ambassadors"

(middle and high school students)

April 10, 2021, 1-3PM

Clarksburg-Harrison Library

Fortifying Our Resilience

Poetry Workshop

Virtual event

April 13, 2021, 6:30 PM

Dover Library

Where I Come From,

It’s Pronounced Ap-uh-lach-uh!

Virtual Reading and Q&A

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

May 14, 2021, 7-9PM

Greater Cincinnati Writer’s League

Featured Author, Q&A, Discussion

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 3, 2022 10-11:30AM

Ohio Library Council

Webinar: The Power of Poetry

March 10, 2022 7-9PM

Ohio Alliance for Arts Education
Webinar: Meet & Greet

March 10, 2022 7-9PM

Athens County Poets and Writers

Open Mic

SignUp and Registration HERE

March 16, 2022, 6:30-8:30PM

Sponsored by Urban Appalachian Community Coalition
Mercantile Library
414 Walnut St #1100
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 11, 2022, 5-7pm

Literary Cleveland and Flamingo Writers Guild

Veteran’s Memorial Park
6328 State Rd Pkwy Blvd
Parma, 44134
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
October 15, 2022, 2-4pm
Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum
300 Whitewoman Street
Coshocton, OH  43812

December 2, 2022 7-9PM

Mercantile Library


414 Walnut St #1100,

Cincinnati, OH 45202

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


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