Community Literacy initiatives

the poetry derby

Instructor. Student Workshop ⋅ 2020

  • Invited by Kristi Maxwell and the Creative Writing Department at the University of Louisville.
  • Facilitated two one-hour generative writing sessions with students of Aletha Fields at Iroquois HS.

“in other words” poetry workshop, reading + Exhibit

Facilitator. “In Other Words” Louisville Literary Arts Free Community Workshop ⋅ 2019

night of poetry + art

Producer + Curator.Kleinhelter Gallery Invitational ⋅ 2019

  • Partnered with local art gallery to host a public reading for local writers and artists
  • Bring attention to the poetic form and the art gallery after its grand re-opening

river city revue

Founder, Producer, + Curator. Reading Series ⋅ 2016-Present

  • Oversee all event planning, scheduling, and networking of the series
  • Pursue interactive community partnerships (LGBTQ+ Groups, Young Authors Greenhouse)

River City Revue started as a free monthly reading series at The Bard’s Town featuring established and emerging poets and musicians. To facilitate more community-building, RCR now features as pop-up events at various places throughout the Louisville area.

River City Revue as a reading series has received recognition in Insider Louisville,, WFPL News, 91.9 WFPK Radio, and at Louisville Literary Arts Writer’s Block Festival. In this leadership role, I actively pursue interactive community partnerships that have led to directing and coordinating workshops designed to reach and serve marginalized and underrepresented voices of Louisville.