Coming up

I host the Renegade Reading Series, a monthly reading series for emerging writers at Cafe con Libros, a feminist community bookstore in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

I will present my paper entitled Playing Quidditch off pitch: How narrative mirroring, ring composition, and symbolism mean Quidditch is being played even when there's no Snitch in sight at the Annual Harry Potter Conference at Chestnut Hill College in October.

I will deliver my signature Oh, don't start acting as though you understand Quidditch talk at LeakyCon Boston.


past events

2019

I appeared on Reading, Writing, Rowling, a podcast on Mugglenet focused on the scholarship of J.K. Rowling’s literary works, chatting about humor in the Harry Potter series in June.

I read from my novel-in-progress at the Wildcard Reading Series on May 19.

I presented two workshops entitled Don't Let Time Make a Fool of You! How to Manage, Reclaim, and Make the Most of Your Time and Expelliarmus: Identifying, Disarming, and Defeating Impostor Syndrome at the Granger Leadership Academy in March.

2018

I spoke at World Forum Disrupt's Women in Media conference on the subject of Building an Inclusive Culture from the Ground Up on December 5.

I presented my paper entitled “Oh, don't start acting as though you understand Quidditch”: From the open to the close, how the wizarding sport people love to hate is quite possibly the most important symbol in the HP series at the 7th Annual Harry Potter Conference at Chestnut Hill College on October 20.

I appeared on Reading, Writing, Rowling, a podcast on Mugglenet focused on the scholarship of J.K. Rowling’s literary works, chatting about Quidditch.

I presented a workshop entitled Friends, Waffles, (Net)work: How to Network Strategically to Build Your Community and Achieve Your Goals at the Granger Leadership Academy in March.

2017

I presented my paper entitled The Weasley Children & the Seven Deadly Sins: Finding Fault in Everyone’s Favorite Family at the 6th Annual Harry Potter Conference at Chestnut Hill College on October 20.

I read from IT WILL SET YOU FREE at the Wizards in Space Open Mic on September 16 in Woonsocket, RI.

I read from IT WILL SET YOU FREE at the Wizards in Space Open Mic on June 17 in Woonsocket, RI.

I read from IT WILL SET YOU FREE at Boundless Tales Reading Series in Queens on June 8th.

I spoke on the panel Reinventing the Book Club: Lifting Invisible Voices at the Queens Book Festival on May 28.

I presented a workshop entitled The Art of the Humblebrag: Developing an Elevator Pitch to Let Everyone Know Just How Awesome You Are at the Granger Leadership Academy in March.

I read from IT WILL SET YOU FREE at Subterranean Books in St. Louis on March.

2016

I presented my paper entitled What Happens to the Snitch Doesn’t Stay on the Pitch: Quidditch’s Narrative Mirroring in the Harry Potter Series at the 5th Annual Harry Potter Conference at Chestnut Hill College on October 21.