Readings & Events
UPCOMING READINGS & EVENTS
Jen is teaming up with Nina Buck to judge the 2020 Voices Out of Nowhere poetry contest.
PREVIOUS READINGS & EVENTS
Tuesday April 21, 2020 - CANCELLED
The Northeast Community College reading in celebration of National Poetry Month and National Library Week has been cancelled in accordance with the school's commitment to the safety of students, staff, faculty, and members of the public during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Friday, February 7, 2o20
Jen participated in the First Friday open mic at the Norfolk Arts Center where she read selections of short fiction.
Monday, January 27, 2020
Jen read fiction at Beaverdale Books (2629 Beaver Ave., Des Moines, IA) as a part of Suzanne Guess's Raccoon River Reading Series.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Jen and Michael J. Grove led a workshop together called Revision Prescription at the Norfolk Public Library.
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Serving as dramaturg for the production, Jen participated in TheatreMidwest's post-show discussion following Brilliant Traces by Cindy Lou Johnson. Jen provided contextual information and answered audience questions for this play, which addresses issues of isolation and human connection, among other things. The play is set in a remote cabin in Alaska during a snow storm.
Saturday, January 4, 2020
Jen and her writing-life partner Holly Pelesky teamed up to lecture at the University of Nebraska's MFA in Creative Writing program. The presentation, "The Need for Nourishment," addressed ways to prepare for and how to sustain a personal writing life post-MFA.
Saturday, November 16 ,2019
Serving as dramaturg for the production, Jen participated in TheatreMidwest's post-show discussion following Holy Days by Sally Nemeth. Jen provided contextual information and answered audience questions for this play, which is set during Easter weekend in western Kansas in 1936. The performance was part of Fresh Produce: A Concert Reading Series.
Friday, October 25, 2019
Jen read flash fiction during Crane Coffee’s final Open Mic Night.
Friday, August 2, 2019
Jen read flash fiction and a short story excerpted from her novel-in-progress for this First Friday event at the Norfolk Arts Center.
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Jen read her flash fiction piece "Mannequin Hand" and a micro essay called "The Empty Space" at the alumni reading event for the University of Nebraska's MFA Program.
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Jen read flash fiction at the Wyoming Writers, Inc. Conference in Laramie.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Jen read her short story "Baby, Please" for her University of Nebraska MFA graduating reading at the Lied Lodge & Conference Center in Nebraska City.
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Jen read selected flash fiction at the Story Catcher Summer Writing Workshop & Festival presented by the Mari Sandoz Heritage Society and Chadron State College.