OTHER LITERARY WORK

Hunger Mountain: the VCFA Journal of the Arts, Montpelier, California
Journal of the Arts Fiction Reader, 2014-Present.
Read fiction submissions and recommend selections for publication to
Q. Lindsey Barret, Assistant Fiction Editor.

Indelible Ink, Pasadena, California
Founding Executive Director, Host, and Educator, 2010-Present.
Curate literary series (fiction, poetry and journalism) partially funded by The City of Pasadena Department of Cultural Affairs and operating under the auspices of Pasadena Arts Counsel, including administrating a County-wide Student Literary Performance Competition and School Outreach program. Directed public and private fundraising efforts and recruited board members. Authored curriculum and taught students. Interviewed literary guests live on stage, including but not limited to: California Poet Laureate, Eloise Klein Healy; Utah Poet Laureate, Katharine Coles; Past Director of USC Professional Writing Program, James Ragan; Poet and Writer, Wanda Coleman; Poet and Librettist, Douglas Kearney; Poetry Consultant and Moderator for The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Elena Karina Byrne; Youth Fiction Author, Ron Koertge; Author and Screenwriter, Pearl S. Sharp; Poet and Arts Activist, Michael Warr; and, Actor and Author, Tucker Smallwood.

LitFest Pasadena, Pasadena, California,
Inaugural Organizing Committee Member, May 2013.
Created branding statements and logo. Attended planning meetings.

A Private Affair with Mark Kelly Smith, Copeland Residence, Pasadena, California
Event Host and Sponsor, April 2011.
Reception for supporters of Red Hen Press and Indelible Ink, featuring Kate Gale, Jenny Factor, Brendan Constantine, and Douglas Kearney.

The Langston Hughes Project “Ask Your Mama” Event, Huntington Library and Gardens, San Marino, California
Planning Committee Member, March 2011.
Assisted in planning music and Spoken Word event based on Langston Hughes’ epic poem, featuring the Ron McCurdy Band. Audience included several hundred public and private school students, Huntington patrons, and invitees from local nonprofits and committee members.

National Poetry Slam, Austin, Texas
Bout Organizer, August 1998.
Emceed, timed, and assisted with competition administration.

Poetry Plugged, Marina Del Rey, California
Director and Newsletter Editor, 1997-1998.
Connected poetry organizations marketing efforts. Participants: Beyond Baroque, Valley Contemporary Poets, NEXT Magazine, and Café Luna.

Next Magazine, Orange Ocean Press, Orange, California
Contributor, LA Scene Report, 1994-1998.
Contributed several reports to literary publication distributed throughout Southern California under the direction of Editor, George Murray Thomas.

Guild Literary Complex, Chicago, Illinois
Board Member, 1992-1996
Supporting fundraising, event planning, and curating efforts.

Soloword Literary and Culture Series, Club Solo, Chicago, Illinois
Founding Director, June-August 1995.
Curated performance art series, featuring Patricia Smith, Sheila Donahue, Soiree Dada, Marvin Tate, Edward Thomas-Herrera, Jade Maze, and Daniel Ferri among others.