SELECTED APPEARANCES

 

  • “Slavery with a Capital H: Hegelianism and Subversion in Charles Johnson’s The Middle Passage” presented at the American Studies Association conference in 2004, as part of the panel “Slavery in the Contemporary Imagination: The Neoslave Narrative Genre.”
  • “Bragging Rights!” presented at SF Unified School District Training, April 2010.
  • Jackson, Y., Johnson, T., Askia, A. (2010) Kids Teaching Kids. Educational Leadership, 68 (1), 60-63.
  • Ypsilon Theatre Prague, July 2012.
  • Decatur Book Festival, September 2012.
  • Prairie Lights, September 2012.
  • New Orleans Room 220, September 2012.
  • Cutting Edge Music Festival, September 2012.
  • WWNO (NPR affiliate), September 18, 2012.
  • Tom Dent Literary Festival, November 2012.
  • Louisiana Book Festival, October 2012.
  • Faulkner Society Words and Music Festival, November 2012. Panelist and key interviewer for Literature and Lunch with Ernest J. Gaines.
  • Decatur Book Festival, September 1, 2012
  • Booksmith, September 13, 2012
  • September Diesel Books, 14, 2012
  • Octavia Books, September 20, 2012
  • Rising Tide Bloggers Conference, September 22, 2012
  • Prairie Lights Bookstore, September 24, 2012
  • Maple Street Bookstore (uptown), September 27, 2012
  • Maple Street Bookstore (mid-city), September 29, 2012
  • WRBH, December 22, 2012
  • WMUK (NPR affiliate), February 6, 2013
  • Portage Library in conjunction with the Racial Healing Initiative, February 9, 2013
  • New Orleans Public Library, February 25, 2013
  • KMSU Weekly Reader Interview, March 1, 2013
  • Stalking the Golem: The Prague Summer Program’s 20th Anniversary, AWP, March 8, 2013
  • Yoga and the Life of the Writer, AWP, March 8, 2013
  • Franklin Park reading series, March 11, 2013
  • Story Week, Wildly Imaginative Voices and Visions panel, March 19, 2013
  • BACC, March 23, 2013
  • Dick Gordon’s The Story (NPR syndicated show), March 25, 2013
  • PEN/Faulkner Ceremony, April 4, 2013
  • M-Live Book Club, April 25, 2013
  • SCWP Panel: The Sentence, May 4, 2013
  • Louisiana Book Festival, November 2, 2013
  • Faulkner Society Pirates Alley Festival, December 6, 2013
  • SIBA, September 20, 2014
  • Lyrics and Dirge, October 15, 2014
  • NCIBA, October 23, 2014
  • Waterford, MI, November 15, 2014
  • Winter Institute, February 10, 2015
  • City Lights Bookstore, February 17, 2015
  • Books Inc. Berkeley, February 18, 2015
  • Kepler’s Books, February 20, 2015
  • Octavia Books, February 21, 2015
  • Square Books, February 22, 2015
  • Georgia Center for the Book, February 24, 2015
  • Prairie Lights, February 25, 2015
  • Soho House, February 26, 2016
  • Tavis Smiley, February 8, 2016
  • Vorres Gallery, April 14, 2015
  • LA Book Festival, April 18, 2015
  • Bookcourt, Brooklyn, May 31, 2015
  • Stories on Stage, Sacramento, July 31, 2015
  • WMUK Between the Lines, August 21, 2015
  • Elliot Bay Bookstore, September 9, 2015
  • Powell’s Books, September 10, 2015
  • Bookpeople, September 11, 2015
  • Busboys and Poets, September 14, 2015
  • Brooklyn Book Festival, September 20, 2015
  • Franklin Park, September 21, 2015
  • PEN/Faulkner Gala, October 4, 2015
  • LitQuake SF, October 10, 2015
  • WRBH, October 15, 2015
  • Elgin Community College, October 22, 2015
  • Spring Creek Residency, October 24-29, 2015
  • Louisiana Book Festival, October 31, 2015
  • OSU Corvallis, November 5, 2015
  • Bend, OR. Library, November 8, 2015
  • Rancho Mirage Writer’s Festival, January 24, 2016
  • Tattered Cover Denver, January 29, 2016
  • Berkeley Public Library Annual Gala, January 6, 2016
  • Rising Nights Conference, ASU, February 18-10, 2016
  • Book Passage Book Club, Corte Madeira, February 29, 2016
  • Stanford, April 26, 2016
  • Townsend Prize Keynote Speech, April 28, 2016
  • Kepler’s Books w/ Walter Mosely, June 16, 2016
  • Tin House Workshops, January 20-23, 2017
  • Yale-NUS Singapore, January 24-28, 2017
  • American Book Review Reading Series, March 9, 2017
  • College of Charleston, Crazy Horse Reading Series, February 23, 2017
  • U.C. Berkeley English Department Commencement Speech, May 22, 2017
  • Bay Area Book Festival, June 4, 2017