RECENT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Mid America Nazarene University Library, Art as Story, Fall 2019
Gathering of Artists, Creativity, September 2019
InterUrban ArtHouse, Coffee Talk, Women's Art, March 2019
New Mark Middles School 7th Grade Creative Writing, Spring 2019
Artist’s Speak: Jurors Talk. Paper Birch Landing, Kansas City, MO. March 2016
STEAM, not STEM, Co-presenter, MCPL Children’s Librarians. Leawood, KS. 2016
Arts Integration, Co-Presenter, Young Audiences, KC, MO, 2015
From Where We Write: writer’s self-awareness through dreamwork. Annual Conference, International Association for the Study of Dreams. Virginia Beach, VA. 2015
A Writer’s Critique Group: Workshop Method, SCBWI KS & MO, Midtown, KC. 2016
From Fact to Nonfiction, Bell Prairie Elementary, SAGE 4th Grade, Kansas City, MO. 2014
Society of Young Inklings, online mentoring. San Francisco, CA. 2014
Conflict in Fiction & Poet’s Voice, SOYI, published article, San Francisco, CA. 2014
Women’s Creativity, Panel Discussion, Park University AAUW, Parkville, MO. 2012
Children’s Book Writing & Illustrating, Northland Art League, Kansas City, MO 2011
Poetry Workshop, Northland Cathedral Writers Club Members, Kansas City, MO. 2012
MRS. MOORE, PARENT
Jr. High School Student
Thank you so much for all your time and care taken with C . . . . You've inspired her!
Dir of Communications
Thank you for your excellent work on the poster project... it is thought-provoking, attention-getting, appropriate to the theme, and contemporary. I love to see it hanging up around campus (and I've heard great comments from others)! . . . . Thanks for your wonderful contribution to this event.
Jan jensen Artists
Working with you has been just a delight! I like the way you think!
In writers group the other night, I got to share what you taught me about . . . filtering the story through unnecessary language, creating distance between the reader and the experience . . . . no one could tell him exactly what he did to keep us at arm's length. I got to share with them what you taught me, and a lightbulb when off in many peoples' heads.
I reworked this poem with your suggestions in mind. The poem seemed to work better .... made me feel more powerful.
I'd like to meet the man you wrote about in my artist statement. He's one helluva guy.
The first photo is a photograph I took out of the airplane, the second photo, I was inspired to paint what I had seen thousands of feet in the air and the last photo, Polly Alice McCann created my logo for my business.
My friend read the artist statement you wrote about me and she said it was more like me than anything she had ever read. You really get me.