2018 Flyleaf Books Poetry Contest
October 14, 2018
I was honored to have my poem, "Chemistry," selected by poet Peter Makuck as the 1st place entry in the 2018 Flyleaf Books Poetry contest. I read with Debra Kaufman and Kevin Rippin.
Blue Heron Review Featured Author
I was happy to be the December 2018 featured author for Blue Heron Review. BHR is an online journal that has been very supportive of my poetry. Check out my profile, read a few of my poems, and peruse the rest of the journal here.
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC
Sunday June 30, 2019
with Murray Dunlap
Sunday July 15, 2018
with Pam Baggett
Sunday July 8, 2018
with Jennie Boyd Bull and Nan Cohen
Sunday June 24, 2018
with Beth Copeland and Dorothy Baird
All Booked Up
Saturday May 12, 2018
with Valerie Macon and Madelaine Desautels
Quail Ridge Books
Sunday March 4, 2018
with Terri Kirby Erickson and Kelly Lenox
Lucky Tree Cafe
Wednesday February 21, 2018
Chapel Hill, NC
Thursday February 8, 2018
with Maureen Sherbondy
2019 North Carolina Poetry Society Awards Day
May 11, 2019
I received 2nd place for the Poetry of Witness award. I was very honored again to share this day with the other winners!
Timber Drive Elementary School
4th Grade Poetry Slam
September 27, 2018
Holly Springs 2018 Book Festival
September 29, 2018
Featured speaker, Jaki Shelton Green, NC Poet Laureate
2018 North Carolina Poetry Society Awards Day
May 13, 2018
I received honorable mention for the Thomas H. McDill award (a poem of any form or style and that is less than 70 lines). It was a great day and I was honored to read with the other winners!
2018 Nazim Hikmet Poetry Festival
April 8, 2018
I was honored to read at the 2018 Nazim Hikmet Poetry Festival April 8 in Cary, NC as one of the honorable mentions in their annual poetry competition. I look forward to this festival every year and was grateful to be a second-time honorable mention and to have the opportunity to read the poems I submitted. Thank you to the American Turkish Association of NC and to the Town of Cary for organizing this event!