Thursday, February 9, 2017
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm
AWP Conference
Washington, DC
United Artists: Creative Writers in the Trenches of the American Education System. (Paula Whyman , Ellen Hagan , David Mura , Parneshia Jones ) How is creative writing taught and celebrated in the American school system? Before MFAs and undergraduate literature programs analyzing the likes of Chaucer and Baldwin, how does the K–12 community incorporate creative writing and its literary giants in the curriculum and beyond? Four award-winning writers and teaching artists from East to West Coast, discuss the triumphs and challenges of keeping creativity in education and the artistic cultivate of America’s youth
Room 204AB, Washington Convention Center, Level Two

Friday, February 10, 2017
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm
AWP Conference
Washington, DC
Spalding MFA's Celebration of Writing. (Sena Naslund, Jeanie Thompson, Nana Lampton, Parneshia Jones, A. H. Jerriod Avant) Join Spalding's low-residency MFA in Writing program for a lively celebration of published and produced work, with brief readings by faculty, alumni, and friends at the bookfair stage. The party continues with champagne and sweet treats at the Spalding MFA booth
Virginia Barber Middleton Stage, Sponsored by USC, Exhibit Halls D & E, Convention Center, Level Two

Saturday, February 18, 2017
2:00- 4:30 PM
American Masters Screening and Discussion - Maya Angelou and Still I Rise
Chicago, IL
Panel discussion with filmmaker Jamila Woods
sponsored by the Poetry Foundation
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602


Tuesday, March 7, 2017
4:30 PM
Gwendolyn Brooks Conversation
Chicago, IL
CRES Talks presents: “Bronzeville Out: Gwendolyn Brooks and the Reshaping of African American Poetry” with Ed Roberson, Quraysh Ali Lansana, Parneshia Jones, and Angela Jackson
Centers for Gender/Race Studies, Community Room (105)
5733 South University Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637


Thursday, May 4, 2017
Black Women as Giants: A Celebration of Gwendolyn Brooks
Evanston, IL
Northwestern University


June 11-13, 2017
Association of American university Presses
Austin, TX
Working with Creative Authors
Publishing panel with Amanda E. Sharp, University of Georgia Press; Gianna LeMorte, University of Texas Press; Tom Payton, Trinity University Press; and Erin Rolfs, Louisiana State University Press

Friday, June 16, 2017
10:00 AM
Cave Canem Retreat
Pittsburgh, PA
Publishing talk with Cave Canem Fellows
University of Pittsburgh campus


Wednesday, July 19, 2017
10:00 AM 
Sewanee Writers Conference
Sewanee, TN
Editor panel with Millicent Bennett, Grand Central Publishing; Barbara Epler, New Directions; Kathy Pories, Algonquin; and Liz Van Hoose, 5E