READINGS & STORYTELLING
Meditation on race, Phillips Church, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH, October 4, 2017. “To Suckle on Fear,” adapted from essay which appeared in The MacGuffin (Spring 2017.)
Meditation on class, religion, and gender, Phillips Church, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH, January 7, 2016.
Memoir & Fiction, various pieces, MOSAIC Community Land Trust Gallery, Pottstown, PA, January, March, October 2012
Memoir excerpt, “The Accident,” Bennington College, Graduate Reading Series, Jan. 2012
Memoir excerpt, “Gun-Sitting,” Bennington Writers Series, Cornelia Street Cafe, New York City, Aug. 2011
Memoir excerpt, “The Accident,” The Raconteur, Metuchen, NJ, March 6, 2010
Memoir excerpt, “Border Crossings,” Princeton Arts Council, Feb. 2009
Novel excerpt, “Lost Women,” Princeton Arts Council, Feb. 2008
Poetry, “Verbal Insurgency,” Laughing Goat Coffeehouse, Boulder, CO, June 2007
Poetry, “Meow,” (excerpt), Naropa Summer Writing Program, Boulder, CO, June 2007
Poetry, “Meow,” (excerpt), Cornelia Street Café, New York City, May 2007
Novel excerpt, “The Re-Education of Dr. Suburban Mommy Goddess,” Princeton Arts Council, Jan. 2007
Short story, “Homecoming Dance,” Princeton Arts Council, Jan. 2006
Personal essay, “Ballard,” Murray-Dodge Hall, Princeton University, May 2005
Novel excerpt, “The Geography of a Midlife Crisis,” Princeton Arts Council, Jan. 2005
Short story, “Small World,” Princeton Arts Council , Jan. 2003
Short story, “Baghdad54,” Frist Campus Center, Princeton University, May 2002
“Escape and Re-Invention: The Automobile in This Boy’s Life and Anywhere But Here”
Annual Convention of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Panel on “Horseless Carriages and Hybrid Mustangs: Travel and the
Automobile in Twentieth- and Twentieth-First-Century American Literature,” Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center, Research Triangle Park,Durham, NC, November 10, 2012.
“Beyond Paradise: Off-beat road narratives that are worth the trip”
Graduate lecture, Bennington College, 01/12. A protagonist on a journey is an ancient story line. In On the Road, Jack Kerouac’s Sal Paradise narrates the iconic American road trip. This lecture explores other voices – that of Joan Didion, Mona Simpson, and William Least Heat-Moon – to stretch perceptions of what road trip narratives can be.
Local Government & the Environment
Guest Lecturer, Rutgers University, Cook College class, 11/9/06. Spoke about NJ Open Public Records Act and founding of a public interest website: http://www.npdcPUBLIC.org related to contaminated site in Skillman, NJ.
Job Loss and the Family
Guest Speaker, St. Paul’s Career Networking Group, Princeton, NJ, 5/21/05 & 4/3/04
Guest Speaker, Pay It Forward – A Career Networking Group, Ewing, NJ, 4/27/04
Guest Speaker, Trinity Church Jobseekers, Princeton, NJ, 11/03
Saints & Sinners: Nannies in Novels & On the Screen
Featured speaker, National Association of Nannies 10th anniversary conference, Herndon, VA. Multimedia presentation, 09/02