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Thursday, March 5

La Villita Cafe

Slide to Unlock Launch, Reading, and Benefit–RESCHEDULED LATE SEPT STAY TUNED

7878 Roswell Road

Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Reading for #internationalpoetrycircle via video

March 24th

Reading for Wednesday Night Poetry, Poetry in the Pandemic via video

March 26th 

Glittery Festival–CANCELLED
Friday, April 3rd- Sunday, April 5th

Oxford, Mississippi

Readings From the Field: Virtual Book Tour with Stillhouse Press:

Megan Merchant, Sonia Greenfield and Abayomi Animashaun VIA ZOOM

Saturday, April 4th, 2 pm EST

KGB Bar Reading Series with Julie E. Bloemeke and Don Yorty

April 13, 7 pm, recording available here:


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Reading for Wednesday Night Poetry, Poetry in the Pandemic via video

April 15th

Wild and Precious Life Reading Series hosted by Dustin Brookshire with Teri Elam and Beth Gylys VIA ZOOM

April 16, 7:30 pm

Julie E. Bloemeke and Matt Coyle on Madame Perry’s Salon:

April 21, 8 pm.  Full podcast available here:


Charis Reading Series with Miah Jeffra, Topher Payne, Collin Kelley and Teri Elam–CANCELLED

April 21st

Wednesday Night Poetry, In Celebration of Earth Mothers Joy Harjo, Jane Hirshfield, Naomi Shahib Nye, 

April 22.  Full recording available here:


Georgia Center for the Book featuring Mike James, JC Reilly and Julie E. Bloemeke 

April 27.  Full recording available here:


New South Reading Series–CANCELLED

Friday, May 1st

John’s Creek Poetry Society VIA ZOOM

Saturday, May 2nd, 10 am

Read it Again Books with Shawnte Orion and Jia Oak Baker 

May 8th, 8 pm.  Full recording available here:


Inaugural Fireplace Series for VCCA with Christina Chiu

May 14th, now available on YouTube:


Book launch and celebration Cynthia Atkins and Redheaded Stepchild

June 4th POSTPONED until July 23 in solidarity


Guest poet, University of Virginia VIA ZOOM

July 30th

Instagram takeover with Georgia Writer’s Association

June 11th POSTPONED  in solidarity until Thursday, August 6th at noon


Milkweed Press Reading Series 

Wednesday, August 12, 7-8:30 pm

Cream and Amber Bookstore and Cafe

Thursday, August 14th 7-8 pm

1605 Maintsreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

Bards and Brews 

Wednesday, September 9th,

time tbd

Jacksonville, Florida




Past Readings/Events 2016

Launch party and reading, Four Chambers Press, Valley Bar, Phoenix, Arizona, December 12, 2016

Bourbon and Bards, finale reading of the 2016 Milton Literary Festival, November 12th.

  Beyond thrilled to have served as the inaugural Poetry Director for the Festival!

Bridge Eight reading at Vagabond Coffee in Jacksonville Oct 15th

Decatur Book Festival September 2nd-4th.

Reading with fellow Bridge Eight Literary Magazine poets Christopher Martin and Travis Denton, May 23rd at 7:15 at Georgia Center for the Book

Boog City 9.5 Festival reading at Unnameable Books in 600 Vanderbilt Ave., Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, February 13th at 7:10 pm!  

Reading with the amazing Collin Kelley March 7th at Heron’s Coffee and Wine bar in Acworth!


Past Readings/Events 2015

Decatur Book Festival, Saturday, September 5th, 4:15-4:25, Java Monkey Stage

Callanwolde, September 9th, 8-9 pm with Joseph Harrison


Past Readings/Events 2014

Reading with William Walsh

Georgia Center for the Book
Decatur, Georgia
September 29, 2014, 7:30 pm

Reading with Brendan Constantine
Georgia Center for the Book
Decatur, Georgia
June 18th, 2014, 7:15 pm

Reading at Bethany College
Bethany, WV
March 25, 2014, 4 pm

Salon Reading with Dan Veach
Pine Lake, GA
Sunday, February 2, 2014, 3-5 pm


Past Readings/Events  2013

Fusebox Reading with Chad Prevost and Emilia Phillips
Chattanooga, TN
March 30, 2013

Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers Reading
University of Georgia
Founders Memorial House
April 4, 2013, 7:30 pm

Southern Anthology of Poetry: Georgia Reading
Georgia Center for the Book
215 Sycamore Street Decatur, Georgia 30030
April 30, 2013, 7:15

Reading with Amanda Auchter
Charis Books & More
1189 Euclid Ave. NE Atlanta, GA 30307
May 4, 2013