Ybor City WordPlay Festival hosted by Wordier Than Thou / Oct 16, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
—The power of place: Eudora Welty said, “One place understood helps us understand all places better.” Setting grounds your writing and your readers in the reality of place, whether it’s fictional or not. Join Brian Petkash and Gianna Russo as they read from their work and answer questions about using setting in ways that expand the idea of place in your writing.


TGICast hosted by Treena Thibodeau & Ridge Cresswell / Sept 11, 2020
—Reading (with Saida Agostini, T.J. Butler, and Teri Ellen Cross Davis, via Zoom)

The Florida Writer Podcast with Alison Nissen / Sept 7, 2020

Chrysa Keenon has always loved stories—both reading and writing them. Her degree from Taylor University’s acclaimed Professional Writing program helped her learn a thing or two about the craft, and she set her sights on working in the publishing industry. Chrysa kickstarted her career by interning with GenZ Publishing and The Seymour Agency. By day, she works in editorial for a prominent bridal magazine. By night, she is a literary agent at the Cyle Young Literary Elite agency, helping writers achieve their publishing dreams, one book at a time. She has over 500 published bylines in both fiction and nonfiction. Awards for her work include 1st Place in Sci-Fi/Fantasy for the Blue Seal Award. You can learn more about her at

Typewriter Talk hosted by Keep St. Pete Lit & Maureen McDole / Jul 5, 2020

Quarantine Storytime hosted by Wordier Than Thou / Jun 16, 2020 / Zoom & Facebook Live

AWP Conference / Mar 2020 / San Antonio, Texas
—Reading & Signing / Madville Publishing

—Panel: Small wonder: How small presses and their authors promote their work (with Gianna Russo, Kim Davis, R. Dean Johnson, Julie Hensley)

Other Words Literary Conference / Oct 25, 2019 / Tampa, Florida
—Reading (part of Madville Publishing’s Sponsored Reading)

Wordier Than Thou / Aug 10, 2019 / St. Petersburg, Florida
—Reading: The Gallery at Creative Pinellas (as part of book release for Katy Yocum‘s novel, Three Ways to Disappear)

Beyond the Lake Prize: An interview with Midwestern Gothic / Jan 2015