Presenting

2017

Graphic Narrative Workshop, Litlando

“Diversity in Fiction” Orlando Writing Conference

“Diversify Your World: Teaching Creative Writers to Expand their Setting” Florida College English Association

““Go Ask Alice: Nibbles, Sips, and Little Pills to Make You Ten Feet Tall,” Other Words Literary Conference

2016

“Comics, Films, Songs, & More: Multimodality in Creative Writing & Composition Courses,” Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference

“Drawing Outside the Lines: Teaching Comics in the Writing Classroom,” Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference

Moderator: “It’s All True!” Orlando Book Festival

Moderator: “Crafting Tension” Orlando Book Festival
Flash Fiction Panel, Litlando

2015

“Scaffolding Courses through Multimodality,” Florida College English Association Conference.

“Injecting Imagery Into Your Work,” Florida Writers’ Association Annual Conference

“Submitting Your Short Work to Literary Journals,” Florida Writers’ Association Annual Conference

Moderator: “Writing Trauma,” Florida Writers’ Association Annual Conference

Moderator: “Roundtable with Self Published Authors,” Florida Writers’ Association Annual Conference

Moderator, The Immigrant’s Dream: Cuban Culture and Storytelling, UCF Book Festival

Panel Chair, E.08 – Pedagogy, Multimodality, and Digital Technology, Conference for College Composition and Communication

2014

Guest Speaker, Other Words Literary Conference

Roundtable, How Fiction Writers View Orlando, UCF Book Festival

Moderator, Long Stories Short: Authors of Short Fiction Read Their Work: David James Poissant, Vanessa Blakeslee, & Karen Brown panel, UCF Book Festival

“A Student’s Perspective,” Building a Space for Comics in the Creative Writing Program panel, Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference

Roundtable, Sorry, Did You Say Something? How Women Writers Get Heard, Get Read, and Get Even panel, Florida Writers’ Conference

2013

“Creating an MFA Reading Series,” Fostering Literary Communities in Florida Cities panel, Other Words Literary Conference

“Picky Eater: A Study in Sequential Art,” Graduate Research Forum

“Making Martial Art,” Living with Objects Panel, Reimagining Objects: English Symposium

“Comics as Legitimate Literature,” Video Games, Fan Fiction, & Comics: Alternative Genres as Legitimate Literature panel, The Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference

2012

“Readers, Reading, and Reviews: An Exploration of Why Traditional Book Reviews Suck (And How We Can Make Them Better!),” Creative Readers and Writers panel, Reimagining Subjects: Inaugural English Symposium

“Editor’s Round Table,” Florida Writers’ Conference

“The Marriage of Painting and Poetry: Graphic Narrative as a Legitimate Medium for Storytelling in Introductory Creative Writing Courses,” Art as Literature panel, Blank Pages: Creative Writing Symposium

2011

“Shakespeare’s Strong Female Doctors: Portia and Helena,” The Sigma Tau Delta: Omega Mu 2nd Annual Undergraduate Symposium

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