Upcoming Readings for Slide to Unlock

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Upcoming events: 

“Meditation in Verse: Generative Poetry Workshop” via Zoom with The Ranch, Tiburon, CA.  

August 4th, 3-5 pm PDT  Enroll here

Note: Only 7 spots remain 

Instagram takeover with Georgia Writer’s Association

Thursday, August 6th at noon EST (postponed from June 11 in solidarity)

New South Reading,

August 7th, 7-9 pm EST

Featured reader with Beth Gylys for Performance Poets of the Palm Beaches

Sunday August 9, 3 pm EST

Milkweed Press Reading Series 

Wednesday, August 12, 7-8:30 pm

Cream and Amber Bookstore and Cafe

1605 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

Thursday, August 14th, 7-8 pm

Reading and book signing, Reinhardt College,

Sept 29th. 

Details forthcoming 

​Past 2020 readings for Slide to Unlock 

​Let’s Talk Books:  “A New World” with Christina Chiu,

July 28th, at 7 pm.

Book launch and celebration Cynthia Atkins and Redheaded Stepchild

July 23 7-8 pm  (postponed from June 4th in solidarity)

Featured Poet, Wednesday Night Poetry with Jessica Jacobs, Ashley M. Jones,  and Gris Muñoz,  July 15


La Villita Cafe

Thursday, March 5

Slide to Unlock Launch, Reading, and Benefit–RESCHEDULED 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
Oxford, Mississippi

Friday, April 3rd- Sunday, April 5th

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:

Access password:  v9^rD9g8

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

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

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

April 27.  Full recording

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

Inaugural Fireplace Series for VCCA with Christina Chiu

May 14th, now available on YouTube:

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,

Georgia Center for the Book

May 23rd at 7:15 

Boog City 9.5 Festival reading 

Unnameable Books in 600 Vanderbilt Ave., Prospect Heights, Brooklyn,

February 13th at 7:10 pm!  

Reading with the amazing Collin Kelley

Heron’s Coffee and Wine bar in Acworth!

March 7th


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