Saturday, April 23 | North Carolina Writer’s Network Spring Conference, UNC Greensboro campus. I’ll be teaching an in-person class called “Look Closer: Writing About Objects” (all genres), 10:30 am to 12 noon. Reading work at faculty reading from 1:15 to 2:15. Pre-registration required to attend.

Sunday, May 1 | Writing the Senses at NC Museum of Art, a class for Redbud Writing Project. I’ll be teaching this in-person class from 2 to 4 pm in the museum galleries. Appropriate for all genres and experience levels. Pre-registration required.

Sunday, May 22, at 4 pm | Just Bring Yourself: A Conversation with Ann Hood and Julia Ridley Smith. Hosted by Molly Sentell Haile. This conversation is a keynote event at the Greensboro Bound Literary Festival and will take place in the Van Dyke Performance Space at the Greensboro Cultural Center. Tickets are free but you are required to reserve them.

Image of Julia reading, a white woman with shoulder length reddish brown hair, glasses, and a dark shirt standing at a lectern reading into a microphone

Past Events


Thursday, January 6, 2022, at 6 pm | Conversation with Joanna Pearson – Malaprop’s, Asheville, NC – Online Event, go here to watch the video replay of our conversation

Thursday, January 27, 6 pm | Reading with poet Ross WhiteWeatherspoon Art Museum, UNC Greensboro, sponsored by the UNCG MFA Writing Program and the Weatherspoon. Signing to follow.

Saturday, February 12 | “Look Closer: Writing the Familiar Object” Online class through The Porch, Nashville, TN. Details and registration here.

Wednesday, February 16 from 6:30 to 8 pm | Conversation with writers Jill McCorkle and Jason Mott, Greensboro Public Library’s Book Lovers’ Social, Greensboro History Museum. In person and virtual.

Thursday, February 24, 8 pm EST | Sewanee Writers’ Conference Fourth Thursday Reading Series Online Event

Saturday, February 26, at 7 pm & Sunday, Feb. 27 at 3 pm | The 10th Annual Bookmarks Movable Feast and Parapalooza, Winston-Salem, NC. Tickets required. Details here.

Saturday, March 26, at 2 pm | Associated Writing Program (AWP) Conference, Philadelphia, PA, Book signing at University of Georgia Press booth 1004, Saturday, 3/26 at 2 pm.


Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 7 pm | Book Launch – Scuppernong Books, Greensboro, NC 

Tuesday, November 9 at 6 pm (Signing line starts 5:30) | Conversation with Jill McCorkle – Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC

Wednesday, November 10 at 5:30 pm | Reading – Weymouth Center, Southern Pines, NC

Wednesday, November 17 at 5:30 pm CT / 6:30 pm EST | “Birthing the Book” Conversation with Susannah Felts – The Porch, Nashville, TN – Online Event

Saturday, December 4 at 2 pm | Conversation with Sarah Grunder Ruiz – McIntyre’s Books, Fearrington Village, Pittsboro, NC