Appearances

I routinely give readings, teach classes and workshops, appear on panels, and work with student groups on subjects including poetry, creative entrepreneurship, comedy, and publishing. If you’re interested in having me come read or speak, drop me an e-mail: ross at bullcitypress . com.

Here are some of my upcoming appearances:

  • May 19, 2017 – Charlottesville Reading Series, The Bridge, Charlottesville, VA
  • July 9 – 15, 2017 – The Frost Place Conference on Poetry, Franconia, NH

Past readings and appearances:

2017

  • April 29, 2017 – “The Polite Society” launch party, Scuppernong Books, Greensboro, NC
  • April 19, 2017 – Page 158 Books. Wake Forest, NC
  • April 14, 2017 – Tandem Friends School, Charlottesville, VA
  • March 20, 2017 – Café Muse Reading Series, Bethesda, MD
  • March 7, 2017 – M. Judson Booksellers, Greenville, SC
  • March 7, 2017 – South Carolina Governors’ School for the Arts and Humanities, Greenville, SC
  • March 3, 2017 – So & So Books, Raleigh, NC
  • February 10, 2017 – “A 10th Anniversary Reading from Bull City Press,” AWP 2017, Washington, DC
  • January 15, 2017 – Writers Resist NC. Wilmington, NC

2016

  • September 17, 2016 – Green Joe’s, Greensboro, NC
  • September 10, 2016 – Bookmarks Literary Festival,  Winston-Salem, NC.
  • September 9, 2016 – “Poems and Spirits.” Small Batch Brewing Company, as part of Bookmarks’ Literary Festival Walking Tour of Winston-Salem, NC
  • September 9, 2016 – North Forsyth High School,  Winston-Salem, NC
  • August 27, 2016 – Literary Pub Crawl, sponsored by Barrelhouse Magazine and The Writers’ Center, Washington, DC
  • July 30, 2016 – “50 Years of Unicorn Press.” North Carolina Writers’ Conference, Greensboro, NC
  • July 10, 2016 – The Frost Place Conference on Poetry, Franconia, NH
  • June 19, 2016 – Joaquin Miller Reading Series at Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC
  • May 1, 2016 – Writers Room NYC series, New York, NY
  • April 23, 2016 – “Slush Pile Live,” North Carolina Writers’ Network Spring Conference, Greensboro NC

2015

  • November 4, 2015 – Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  • October 19, 2015 – Alamance Community College, Graham, NC
  • October 6, 2015 – University of North Carolina – Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
  • August 29, 2015 – Winston-Salem Writers’ “Poetry in Plain Sight” Reading, Winston-Salem, NC.
  • August 13, 2015- Scholar Reading, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Ripton, VT
  • June 17, 2015 – Lighthouse Writers Center LitFest 2015, Denver, CO
  • June 15, 2015 – Wolverine Farm Books, with Meryl DePasquale and Kimberly O’Connor, Fort Collins, CO
  • June 5, 2015 – Scuppernong Books, Greensboro, NC
  • May 19, 2015 – INDY Week 2015 Poetry Awards Reading at So & So Books, Raleigh, NC
  • May 15, 2015 – Secret Show at Two Brothers Bar, Winston-Salem, NC
  • April 18, 2015 – “Slush Pile Live,” North Carolina Writers’ Network Spring Conference, Greensboro, NC
  • April 9, 2015 – Reading by Four Way Books, Persea Books, Bull City Press, and Unicorn Press authors (AWP offsite), Minneapolis, MN
  • March 11, 2015 – St. Leo University, San Antonio, FL
  • March 10, 2015 – Second Tuesday Poetry at Inkwood Books, Tampa, FL
  • January 4, 2015 – Reading with David Manning at Malaprops Books, Asheville, NC

2014

  • December 10, 2014 – Reading with Terry L. Kennedy at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC
  • November 9, 2014 – Reading with Martin Arnold and Julie Funderburk – Monsters of Unicorn – at Scuppernong Books, Greensboro, NC
  • October 17, 2014 – Reading at Flyleaf Books as part of the West End Poetry Festival, Chapel Hill, NC
  • September 19, 2014 – Appeared with poets Chris Tonelli and Tyree Daye on The Wacqueline Stern Show,  WCOM 103.5 FM, Carrboro, NC
  • September 18, 2014 – Reading with Alan Shapiro at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
  • September 9, 2014 –  Reading with Julia Ridley Smith at West End Wine Bar, Durham, NC
  • August 13-19, 2014 – Visiting Editor at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Ripton, VT
  • July 18, 2014 – Henry Holt Barn, The Frost Place, Franconia, NH
  • April 9, 2014 – Guest on the Mike Garrigan podcast
  • April 5-6, 2014 – Couplet Poetry Festival, Wilmington, NC
  • March 1, 2014 – Panelist: “Lessons from The Grind: Fostering an Online Writing Community,” AWP 2014, Seattle, WA

2013

  • December 7, 2013 – Reading with Mark J. Brewin, Terry L. Kennedy, and others at Glenwood Coffee & Books, Greensboro, NC
  • November 7, 2013 – UNC-Wilmington Writers’ Week Symposium, panel with Emily Smith (Lookout Books) and Kathy Pories (Algonquin Books), Wilmington, NC
  • September 30, 2013 – ENG 553: Entrepreneurship and Independent Press Publishing at UNC-Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
  • September 21, 2013 – Reading at the North Carolina Poetry Society annual meeting, Southern Pines, NC
  • September 14, 2013 – Writers’ Day, sponsored by The Hinge Literary Center, Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC
  • August, 14-17 2013 – Visiting Editor at Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Ripton, VT
  • August 6, 2013 – The Regulator Bookshop, Durham, NC
  • August 3, 2013 – Barnhill’s Books, Winston-Salem, NC
  • July 23, 2013 – Duke TIP, Durham, NC
  • July 19, 2013 – Henry Holt Barn, The Frost Place, Franconia, NH
  • April 14, 2013 – Nazim Hikmet Poetry Festival, Cary, NC
  • April 13, 2013 – NC Writers’ Network Spring Conference, Greensboro, NC
  • March 11, 2013 – Bull City Press reading at AWP, Boston, MA

2012

  • December 8, 2012 – Blood-Jet Writing Hour (podcast)
  • November 9, 2012 – Book Launch Party for Another & Another and Lithopedia, Carrack Art Gallery, Durham, NC
  • November 5, 2012 – ENG 553: Entrepreneurship and Independent Press Publishing at UNC-Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
  • November 3, 2012 – NC Writers’ Network Fall Conference, Cary, NC
  • August 23, 2012 – Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Ripton, VT
  • July 28, 2012 – Long Talking Bad Conditions Blue Reading Series, Seattle, WA
  • July 20, 2012 – The Creative Writers’ Workshop at Sacred Heart Preparatory, Atherton, CA
  • April 28, 2012 – NC Writers’ Network Spring Conference, Greensboro, NC
  • April 27, 2012 – Indie Lit Greensboro 2012, Greensboro, NC.
  • April 14, 2012 – Poetry Day at Catawba Valley Community College, Hickory, NC
  • March 21, 2012 – Literary Magazine Practicum at Guilford College, Greensboro, NC
  • March 2, 2012 – After Words Bookstore, Chicago, IL