Education

Naropa University; Boulder, CO. M.F.A Writing & Poetics (Fall 2008-Spring 2010)

  • Graduate Assistantship, Naropa University 2009/2010
  • Summer Writing Program; Boulder, Colorado (2007,2009,2010)
  • Creative Writing Study Abroad; Prague, Czech Republic (Spring 2007)

Marymount Manhattan College; New York, NY. BA, Comm. Arts/Creative Writing Minor (Fall 2004-Fall 2007)

  • Omicron Delta Kappa (Women’s Leadership Society, 2007)
  • Lambda Pi Eta (Communications Arts Honor Society, 2007)
  • Dean’s List (2006, 2007)
  • Summer Intensive in Musical Theatre (Summer 2005)

2017 Events & Activities


  • Board Member @ Hunters Point Park Conservancy in LIC Queens
  • Producer @ Queens Literary Festival in LIC Queens
  • Host @ Queens Literary Festival in LIC Queens
  • Host, Queens Literary Festival Open Mic Pre-Party @ COFFEED
  • Associate Producer @ The Inspired Word NYC
  • Host, Inspired Word NYC @ Hellphone (January to Present)
  • Host, Inspired Word NYC @ Parkside Lounge (January to Present)
  • Host, Inspired Word NYC @ Elizabeth Street Gardens (June)
  • Host, Inspired Word NYC 7 Year Anniversary Show @ Parkside Lounge (April)
  • Host, Boog City Festival @ Unnameable Books
  • Performer, Boog City @ Unnameble Books
  • Performer, Building Bold @ Hellphone

2016 Events & Activities

  • Host, Inspired Word NYC @ HellPhone (June – Present)
  • Host, Inspired Word NYC @ Q4 Hotel (January – June)
  • Host, Inspired Word NYC Featured Showcase Last Fridayz @ Local Project
  • Host, Inspired Word NYC Featured Showcase @ Branded Saloon
  • Host, Inspired Word NYC New Years Show @ Parkside Lounge
  • Host, Inspired Word NYC Financial Literacy Events @ Capital One Bank (March-June)
  • Host, Inspired Word NYC We Heart Writers Night @ Parkside Lounge
  • Produce, Queens Literary Festival @ LIC Landing
  • Performed, Inspired Word Anniversary Show @ Parkside Lounge
  • Featured Poet, SummerStage w/  Nuyorican Poets Café @ Queensbridge Park
  • Performed  @ Queens Lit Fest
  • Featured Poet, THINX Vag Voices @ The Liberty
  • Interviewed, Vag Voices @ THINX Blog / Newsletter
  • Featured Poet, Inspired Word NYC @Q4 Hotel
  • Featured Poet, The King of Queens | Don 1 @ The Queens Collective
  • Performed w/ Rocco & Lizzie @ Drom
  • Performed w/ Rocco & Lizzie @ American Beauty
  • Performed w/ Rocco & Lizzie @ Bitter End
  • Performed w/ Rocco & Lizzie @ Bar Matchless
  • Performed w/ Rocco & Lizzie @ Paper Box
  • Performed w/ Rocco & Lizzie @ Highline Ballroom
  • Produced Book Launch for 10 emerging Poets @ Pomegranate Gallery
  • Featured Employee / Published 2 Poems in International Data Group Newsletter
  • Produced, International Data Group’s New York Volunteer Day in Central Park

2015 Events & Activities

  • Performed, Inspired Word 5 year Anniversary show @ COFFEED
  • Host, Inspired Word @ COFFEED (Jan / Feb/ March)
  • Host, Inspired Word @ Parkside Lounge (April and so on)
  • Host, Inspired Word @ Hauser & Wirth Art Gallery
  • EP Release w/ Rocco & Lizzie @ LIC BAR
  • Featured Performer for The Inspired Word NYC, Rocco & Lizzie, @ Funkadelic Studios
  • Featured Performers for TurnStyle Music Group @ Pianos NYC
  • Produce, Poetry Teachers NYC Symposium @ The Bowery Poetry Club
  • Produce, Poetry Teachers NYC Q&A @ Google Hang Outs
  • Produce and Teach, Poetry Teachers NYC Workshop @ Google Hang Outs
  • Produce, Queens Lit Fest @ LIC BAR
  • Produce & Host, Last Fridayz @ Local Project (monthly)
  • Lecturer | Produce, Joan Didion: The Political Personal @ Dean Machine
  • Coaching & Consultation @ Harlem RBI
  • Perform w/ Rocco & Lizzie @ Max Cellar
  • Perform w/ Rocco & Lizzie @ The Shop
  • Featured on NY1 for Queens Lit Fest @ LICBAR
  • Interviewed for Queens Lit Fest @ NY1
  • Interviewed for LIC Post for Queens Lit Fest
  • Perform w/ Rocco & Lizzie @ Q4
  • Host for Inspired Word NYC @ Q4 (July-Present)
  • Host for Inspired Word NYC @ Funkadelic Studios (April-Present)
  • Published, Poem in Boro Magazine

 2015 New York City Poetry Readings

  • Allen Ginsberg Tribute Reading @ Cornelia Street Café
  • Inspired Word @ Hauser & Wirth Art Gallery
  • Megan DiBello Featuring @ Bowery Poetry Club, The Poet in NY
  • Poet Sculpture @ The Bowery Poetry Club
  • Perform, Queens Lit Fest @ LIC BAR
  • Perform, Last Fridayz @ Local Project
  • Perform, The Read Symposium @ Bowery Poetry Club
  • Perform, Harlem Arts Festival @ Marcus Garvey Park
  • Perform, w/ Poetry Teachers NYC @ NYC Poetry Festival
  • Perform @ LIC Queens TV
  • Read | Sing, Patti Smith Tribute @ Cornelia Street Café
  • Perform w/ Poetry Teachers NYC @ Queens Lit Fest

2014 New York City Events

  • Producer for Symphonics Live @ Galapagos Art Space
  • Producer 3 Po3try Event @ Pomegranate Gallery
  • Producer/Dancer in ‘Black Bird White Sky’ Music Video
  • Host for Inspired Word Open Mic @ COFFEED May - Present
  • Host for Inspired Word Emerging Writers Series I @ LPR June-present
  • Wrote Haiku w/ the Haiku Guys @ The VIP ROOM
  • Produce / Teach Workshops / Development @ NYC Poetry Festival
  • Produce / Teach Workshops/ Development @ DUMBO Arts Festival
  • Produce 3 Po3try NYC @ Organic Modernism
  • Produce Poetic Explosion @ Cornelia Street Café
  • Produce Partners For Poetry Program @ GANDER.tv
  • Wrote Haiku w/ The Haiku Guys @ Gilded Lily
  • Host for Inspired Word Emerging Writers Series II @LPR May - Present
  • Produce Brunch Rebellion @ Brooklyn Curated
  • Produce Poetry Teachers NYC INSTALLATION @ DUMBO ARTS FESTIVAL
  • Produced Poetry Teachers NYC Launch of Tutoring @ Online
  • Wrote Haiku w/ Haiku Guys @ #BREATHEART

2014 New York City Poetry Readings

  • William Burroughs Reading @ Cornelia Street Café
  • New Poetry w/ Angelo Verga @ Cornelia Street Café
  • The Unveiling Arrival @ Bowery Poetry Club
  • Poetry Teachers NYC Reading @ Astoria Bookshop
  • 3Po3try NYC Presents: Raining Words a Spring Poetry Extravaganza @ Pomegranate Gallery
  • Who By Fire @ Wayfarers Gallery
  • Eterniday @ Queens Museum
  • Pulse New York Art Fair @ The Metropolitan Pavilion
  • Salon @ Cornelia Street Café
  • Open Mic W/ Saturn Series @ Grace 365
  • Queens Council of the Arts @ Kaufman Astoria Studios
  • Inspired Word @ COFFEED
  • NYC Poetry Festival @ Governors Island
  • Poetics Explosion @ Cornelia Street Café
  • Brunch Rebellion @Brooklyn Curated
  • Politics & Poetry @ CUNY Grad Center
  • Inspired Word Open Mic @ COFFEED
  • Open Mic @ BOWERY POETRY CLUB
  • Poetry Reading @ BERL’s BOOKSHOP
  • Host New Years Eve Open Mic Marathon W/ Inspired Word @ COFFEED

2013 New York Poetry Readings

  • Poetry Teachers NYC:  Remix Poetix Reading @ Nuyorican Poets Cafe
  • Great Weather for Media Reading with Aimee Herman @ Park Side Lounge
  • Across State Lines Literary & Art Event @ The Pomegranate Gallery NYC
  • Underpass Poets Reading @ DUMBO Arts Festival (Sept. 28th-29th)
  • Poetry Teachers NYC Reading @ Astoria Bookshop
  • Poetry Teachers NYC Reading with Great Weather for Media @ The Way Station
  • Who By Fire: Wayfarers Poetry Series with Sam Jablon @ Wayfarers Gallery
  • A Tribute to Patti Smith ‘A Celebration of Her Poetry and Song’ @ The Yippie Museum
  • Poetry Reading & Embroidery Circle with Iviva Olenick @ 61 Local
  • The Saturn Series Poetry Reading (school themed reading) @Revel
  • Al-Mutanabbi Book Project Reading with Moira Williams @ Center of Book Arts
  • Al-Mutanabbi Book Project Reading with Oded Halahmy @ Columbia University
  • Jump Rope Salon: Tribute to Taylor Mead @ Bowery Poetry Club
  • Poet Sculpture Performance @ Socrates Sculpture Park
  • Three Rooms Press Presents: That’s Independents with In-Stereo Press @ Cornelia Street Café                     
  • Howl Festival @ Tompkins Square Park
  • Poetry Teachers NYC Benefit with Anne Waldman @ Comedy/ Pioneer Bar
  • Bernadette Mayer Benefit Reading @ Milk & Roses                          
  • Poetry Teachers NYC Monthly Readings Series @ Milk & Roses

2012 New York Poetry Readings

  • White Box Gallery Ode to John Cage with Bob Holman, 2012
  • Poetry Teachers NYC Monthly Readings Series @ Milk & Roses

2010/2009 Colorado Poetry Readings

  • MFA Graduate Reading, Naropa University, 2010
  • Haiti Relief Benefit, Performer & Organizer @ Naropa University, 2010
  • Renga Poetry Reading with Andrew Schelling @ Laughing Goat, 2010
  • Tarpaulin Sky Readings, Event Coordinator, @ AWP, 2010
  • Summer Writing Program Lectures @ Naropa University, 2010/2009
  • Weekly Reading Series with Ariella Ruth Goldberg, @ 15 th Street Café, 2010/2009
  • Summer Writing Program Student Reading, @Naropa University, 2010/ 2009
  • Women Of Naropa, Reader & Organizer, with Anne Waldman @ Naropa University, 2009

Poetry Teachers NYC Teaching

  • Instructor, Creative Writing Workshops @ Queens, NYC Lit Fest, August 2015
  • Instructor, Creative Writing Workshops @ NYC Poetry Festival, July 2015                                
  • Instructor, Creative Writing & Business Development Workshop @ Harlem RBI, April 2015 
  • Conversation Leader, PTNYC Monthly Q &A @ Google Hangouts, March, April, May 2015
  • Tutoring, Creative Writing @ Queens, NY, 2015/2014 
  • Instructor, poetry & performance workshop @ Shetler Studios, October 2014
  • Instructor, poetry & performance workshop @ Shetler Studios, May 2014
  • Instructor, poetry & performance workshop @ Bowery Poetry Club, February 2014
  • Instructor, poetry & performance workshop @ Bowery Poetry Club, October 2013                               
  • Instructor, poetry & performance workshop @ Bowery Poetry Club, December 2013 
  • Instructor, poetry workshop, @ St.John's University, December 2013                                                                                                                                                                                   

Guest Presenter/Lecturer: Representing Poetry Teachers NYC

  • The Queens Literary Town Hall, Part of Queens Council of the Arts’ 3rd Space Series, Queens, NY2013
  • Poetry U At The Bowery Poetry Club, New York, NY, 2013
  • The Yard, Poet-In-Residence, Brooklyn, NY, 2012
  • Student Panels, Summer Writing Program, Naropa University, 2010/ 2009

Volunteer Teaching Experience

  • Literacy Partners, Volunteer Tutor New York, NY, 2013
  • Colorado Springs High School, Colorado Springs, CO, 2010

Professional Writing

  • Valentine’s Day Blog for Greenpointers Website, 2013
  • Wrote About Us for GANDER.tv Website, 2013/2012
  • Wrote Copy for GANDER.tv Website, 2013/2012
  • Wrote Tagline for GANDER.tv Website, 2012
  • Wrote Lemon Tree 'Back to School' & 'Holiday' Campaign Copy, 2011
  • Wrote Copy for GANDER.tv Website, 2011
  • Founded Poetry Teachers NYC, 2011
  • Wrote Japanese Renga with Andrew Schelling, 2010
  • Obsidian of CoMorbidity chapbook with Dominique Vargas, 2010
  • Preface to Ariella Goldberg’s chapbook, 2010
  • Electronic Eulogy Blog, 2010/2009
  • Conversation 1 Instillation with Boulder’s Art District, 2009

Publications

  • Boro Magazine, 2015
  • Flaneur Foundry, 2010
  • Monkey Puzzle Press, 2009
  • The Bathroom, 2008

Collection of Poetry

  • Voyeur Without A Title, 2010 (unpublished)