Past Events

July 2019  Participant at The Glen Workshop in Santa Fe, New Mexico

March 2019 Featured Poet at the Magnolia Shed Series, Lafayette, Louisiana

June 5-11, 2017  Writing Residency at Firefly Farms (owned by Sundress Publications) in Knoxville, TN

June 22, 2017  7pm The Poet’s Corner at Scarritt Bennett Center (Fondren Hall) in Nashville, TN

2016 – Karissa received 2 Pushcart Prize nominations; one from Whale Road Review, and one from Blue Heron Review. Read more here. 

April 12, 2016  Author Talk on the Hill, Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville, TN 

December 6, 2015  A Juried Reading Participant, The Porch Writer’s Collective, Nashville, TN

July 2015   Alumni Reading, Murray State University MFA Program, Murray, Kentucky

July 2015  Writing Workshop at the Collegeville Institute in Collegeville, MN.

October 2012   Poetry Sucks! Reading, Southern Festival of Books, Nashville, TN

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