To schedule readings or other events, email me at: jp [at]

Upcoming Readings & Events:

Thursday, June 17, 2021, 5pm PT

I’ll be reading alongside other Writers in the Schools, including Alex Behr and Ed Edmo, at our online End-of-Year Celebration, hosted by Literary Arts. Register for the free event here.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 7pm PT

With the other editors of Airlie Press, I’ll be co-hosting a virtual event on the topic of “What Is a Creative Priority” through the Oregon Humanities Conversation Project. The conversation will be facilitated by MOsley WOtta (Jason Graham), a writer, painter, and performer based in Central Oregon. You can register for the free event here.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 7pm PT

I’ll be co-hosting the Incite: Queer Writers Read Series, sponsored by Literary Arts. July’s theme is “Both/And,” and the event will feature playwright/poet/lyricist/dancer/performer Ari Chadwick-Saund, YA novelist and political journalist Kosoko Jackson, and graphic journalist and comics creator Sarah Mirk. The online reading is free and will be followed by a community discussion. Register for the event here.

Thursday, July 15, 2021, 7pm PT

With the other editors of Airlie Press, I’ll be co-hosting an information session for those considering submitting a manuscript to the summer open reading period. We’ll discuss our experience of working with a collective press, and there will be plenty of time for audience questions. This is a great opportunity to find out more about what potential poet-editors can expect during their three-year tenure. Register for the event here.

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