Here are some places where you can find me.


Past Events

Readings and Storytelling
Reading, Bards and Brews, Marquette, MI, November 15, 2018
Reading, Mother Foucault's Bookshop: Portland, February 9, 2018
Reading at Elliott Bay Book: Seattle, February 2, 2018
Sunday Salon, Chicago, January 28, 2018
Reading at Common Good Books in St. Paul, MN, November 30, 2017
No Relation, Book Launch and Reading at Women and Children First Bookstore, Chicago, November 17, 2017
Val Emmich, author of "The Reminders" in conversation with Paula Carter, Printer's Row Lit Fest, June 11, 2017
Surviving the Next Step: Stories of Finding Our Own Paths, 2nd Story, June 9-11, 2017, Pub 626, Chicago
Tell Me Something I Don't Know: Live Podcast Taping, Stephen Dubner's new podcast, April 5, 2017 at Thalia Hall in Chicago (recording out in July 2017)
Contrary to Popular Belief: Stories of Making Our Own Meaning, 2nd Story, March 10-12, 2017, Pub 626, Chicago
TriQuarterly 150th Issue Celebration at AWP, February 9, 2017, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC
Truth or Lies Reading Series, November 2, 2016, Firecat Projects, Chicago
Spring Forward: Stories of Bursting into Self, 2nd Story, April 8-10, 2016, Pub 626, Chicago
Tell It Slant, March 6, 2016, Waters Elementary to benefit Lincoln Square Friendship Center, Chicago
Almost There: Stories of Pursuit and Surrender, 2nd Story, May 7-8, 2015, Inspiration Kitchen, Chicago
TriQuarterly Issue 146 Launch, September 27, 2014, Chopin Theatre, Chicago
Once More Unto the Breach: Stories of Beautiful Struggle, 2nd Story, March 9-10, 2014, Webster’s Wine Bar, Chicago

Teaching and Talking
Reading and class visit at Brown University, September 21, 2018
Reading and class visit at Portland Community College, February 8, 2018
Reading and class visit at University of Puget Sound, January 31 - February 1, 2018
Reading and class visit at the University of Minnesota Duluth, November 29, 2018
How a Flash Essay is like a Baby Elephant: Translating the Big Moments into Small Spaces, Northwestern University Summer Writers’ Conference, 2017
Creative Nonfiction Workshop, Concordia University, Fall 2016
Guest Presenter, Introduction to Editing and Publishing, Lee University, Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015