Jeanne’s Speaking Schedule

Jeanne Walker, English.

2017 Schedule

February 15, 2017
“What I Learned in Alaska,” Discussion with
“Sages,” St. Peter’s Episcopal Church,
Philadelphia, PA.

February 19, 2017
Reading poems of empathy,
“Sundays@10,” St. Peter’s Episcopal Church,
Philadelphia, PA.

March 31, 2017
Keynote Poetry Reading, CCL Conference, Grove City College, Grove City, PA.

April 24-May 18, 2017
Guest Professorship teaching ekphrastic poetry, Gordon College in Orvieto, Italy.

2016 Schedule

January 31, 2016
Discussion of Poems of Complaint in “Faith Matters,” St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, PA.

February 17-19, 2016
Keynote speaker and writing workshop leader, Windhover Writer’s Festival, Mary Hardin-Baylor University, Belton, TX.

March 16, 2016
Reading from Pilgrim, You Find the Path by Walking: 60 Sonnets, forthcoming book, at Seattle Pacific University MFA residency, Camp Casey, WA.
April 14, 1:45 pm, 2016
Leading a panel: “Seasons of a Writer’s Life,” with Luci Shaw, Leslie Leyland Fields, and Sara Zarr at Calvin Festival of Faith and Writing, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI.

April 20, 12:30 pm, 2016
Reading from Helping the Morning: New and Selected Poems at Sages, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, PA.

May 3, 3:30pm, 2016
Announcing winners of the student competition and reading from Helping the Morning: New and Selected Poems at the University of Delaware Caesura celebration, Memorial Hall, Newark, DE.

May 27, 2016
Giving the graduation speech at the English Convocation for the 2016 graduating class, Carpenter Sports Building, University of Delaware, Newark, DE.

August 3, 2016
Craft lecture: “Questions, Reversal, and Paradox,” at Seattle Pacific Master of Fine Arts residency, St John’s College, Santa Fe, NM.

September 3-10, 2016
Speaker and workshop leader at The Harvester Island Writers’ Workshop, Kodiak, AK.

September 13, Radio Talk Show with Rabbi Richard Address, Boomer Generation Radio, Philadelphia area, WWDB AM.

October 11, 2016
Reading and Q & A at Waynesburg University, Waynesburg, PA.

December 18, 10 am, “Considering Advent in Poetry,” at “Faith Matters,” St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 3rd and Pine Streets, Philadelphia, PA.

2015 Schedule

January 7, 12:00-1:30, 2015
Reading and discussing The Geography of Memory at It’s Academic,The Cosmopolitan Club, Philadelphia, PA.

January 31, 2015
Reading from Helping the Morning: New and Selected Poems, The Chrysostom Society Conference, Laity Lodge, San Antonio, TX.

February 12, 10 a.m., 2015
Reading John Donne’s Holy Sonnets in “Faith Matters” at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, PA.

March 23, 2015
Craft Talk: Writing the Dramatic Monologue, Seattle Pacific University MFA residency, Camp Casey, WA.

March 26, 2015
Reading from Helping the Morning: New and Selected Poems, Seattle Pacific University, Camp Casey, WA.

April 11, 2015
Reading from Helping the Morning: New and Selected Poems, Dordt College, Sioux Center, IA.

May 6, 2015
Reading and discussion of The Geography of Memory, Greenville Country Club, Wilmington, DE.

August 2, 2015
Craft talk: Fifteen Ways to Make the Same Metaphor, Seattle Pacific University MFA, St. John’s College, Santa Fe, NM.

August 5, 2015
Reading from Helping the Morning, Seattle Pacific University MFA, St. John’s College, Santa Fe, NM.

October 6, 2015
Guest lecture on narrative medicine, Hofstra University, Certificate Course in Bioethics, Long Island, NY

November 15, 2015
Discussion of poems of praise in “Faith Matters” St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, PA.

November 18, 2015
Discussion of the newly published book of essays, Ambition with novelist Sara Zarr on her blog, “This Creative Life”. Episode 49. www.sarazarr.com/blog-podcasts/page/2

2014 Schedule

January 15, 1 p.m., 2014
Reading from The Geography of Memory at “Sages,” St. Peter’s Episcopal Parish House, 313 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA.

January 30, 4 p.m. 2014
Reading from The Geography of Memory at Payson Library, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA. Free and open to the public.

February 9, 10 a.m., 2014
Reading from and talking about The Geography of Memory at St. Peter’s Episcopal Adult Forum, 2nd floor auditorium of St. Peter’s School, Philadelphia, PA. Free and open to the public.

February 13, 2 p.m. 2014
Live Twitter chat about Alzheimer’s hosted by U. S. News and World Report featuring five experts. #AlzheimersChat

March 23, 7 p.m., 2014
Reading from and talking about The Geography of Memory, Seattle Pacific University MFA Residency, Camp Casey, Whidbey Island, WA.

March 26, 10:30 a.m., 2014
Craft Talk, “Constructing Metaphor”, Seattle Pacific University MFA Residency, Camp Casey, Whidbey Island, WA.

Photo Courtesy of Bob Denst

April 6, 3-5 p.m., 2014
Reading from The Geography of Memory, Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center, Philadelphia, PA. Free and open to the public.

April 12, 2014, 10 p.m., 2014
“Giving the Reader a Voice in your Memoir,” Panel with Leslie Leyland Fields and Luci Shaw at Calvin Festival of Faith and Writing, Grand Rapids, MI.

April 11, 3:30 p.m., 2014
“All the Work That Metaphor Can Do,” Calvin Festival of Faith and Writing, Grand Rapids, MI.

April 24, 2014
Reading from and talking about The Geography of Memory in a Health Sciences Honors Colloquium about the Human Experience of Chronic Illness, University of Delaware, Newark, DE.

April 29, 12:00 noon, 2014
Reading and discussing The Geography of Memory, The Cosmopolitan Club, 1616 Latimer Street, Philadelphia, PA.

May 4, 4 p.m., 2014,
Reading from The Geography of Memory, Dogfish Brewpub, 320 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth, DE. Free and open to the public.

May 5, 3-4:30 p.m., 2014
Panelist, Annual Southeastern Pennsylvania Dementia Conference, Plenary Session: “A Caregiver’s Perspective,” Raddison Hotel, King of Prussia, PA.

June 4, 9:15-10:14 a.m., 2014
Lecture at The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute June Lecture Series: “The Geography of Memory: Connecting with Those Who Have Dementia,” Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Wilmington, DE.

June 17, 10 a.m., 2014
Interview about The Geography of Memory on WWDB 860AM “Boomer Generation Radio” with Rabbi Richard Address. Archived at www.Kendal.org.

August 16, 2014
“Creating Voice in Nonfiction,” Lewes Writers Conference, Lewes Public Library, Lewes, DE.

October 14, 2014
Lecture/Discussion about “Wit” (Margaret Edson) in Hofstra University Bioethics
Post-graduate Certificate Program, Hempstead, NY.

October 23, 2014
Reading from Helping the Morning: New and Selected Poems at The Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE, Free and Open to the Public

November 8, 2014
Original lyrics for “Et habitabit cum eis” commissioned and written with original music by composer, Mike Capps, sung by Seattle Pro Musica to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Image magazine: “Ever Ancient, Ever New”.

November 18, 2014
Lecture/Discussion about The Invisible Man (H. G. Wells) in Hofstra University Bioethics Post-graduate Certificate Program, Hempstead, NY.

2013 Schedule

January 19, 2013
Poetry Reading, Chrysostom Society, Laity Lodge, San Antonio, Texas

February 3, 2013
Discussion Leader, Parable of the Good Samaritan, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 313 Pine Street, Philadelphia.

March 20, 2013
Craft Talk, “The Poetry of Tomas Transtromer”, Seattle Pacific University MFA Residency, Camp Casey, Whidbey Island, WA.

March 22, 2013
Poetry Reading, Seattle Pacific University MFA Residency, Camp Casey, Whidbey Island, WA.

April 11, 1 p.m., 2013
Lecture, “A Crisis of Imagination,” Pilgrim Chapel, Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, TX.

April 13, 11 a.m., 2013
Poetry Reading, Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, TX.

July 21, 6p.m. 2013
Interview with Steve Shoemaker on WILL Am and Fm radio about The Geography of Memory: A Pilgrimage Through Alzheimer’s

July 26, 7 pm, 2013
Reading from The Geography of Memory, Seattle Pacific University MFA Residency, St. John’s College, Santa Fe, NM.

August 1, 3:30 p.m. 2013
Craft Talk, “How to Write a Sonnet”, Seattle Pacific University MFA Residency, St. John’s College, Santa Fe, NM.

August 25, 4-7 p.m., 2013
Book Launch for The Geography of Memory: A Pilgrimage through Alzheimer’s.

August 30, 2013
Live Radio Interview with Patrick Leahy, WDDE, Dover, Delaware.

September 3, 2013
Publication of The Geography of Memory

September 4, 12:45-1:00 p.m., 2013
Live Radio Interview on “The Roundtable,” AMC/Northeast Public Radio, Albany, N.Y.

September 6, 1:00-1:20 p.m., 2013
Live Radio Interview on The Leonard Lopate Show, WNYC-FM Radio, New York City

September 7, 2013
Panelist on Narrative Non-Fiction Panel at Hachette Reading Group Summit, Lighthouse International, NYC.

September 24, 2013
Live Webchat with the Patheos book club. www. Patheos.com

September 26, 2:45 p.m., 2013
Playwriting workshop, John Brown University, Siloam Springs, AK.

September 26, 7 p.m., 2013
Poetry Reading, John Brown University, Siloam Springs, AK.

September 27, 2013
Writing Workshops, Siloam Springs public high school, visiting writer

September 30, 2013
Live Phone Interview with Laura Raines, Pulse, Atlanta Journal Constitution

September 30, 2013
Live Radio Interview with Carole Marks on “Touch of Grey” Talk America Network

October 2, 1 p.m., 2013
Speaker, New Atlantic Independent Bookseller’s Association Fall Conference, Somerset, N.J.

October 9, 6-6:30 p.m.,
Live Radio Interview on Wisconsin Public Radio’s Central Time

October 16, 5 p.m., 2013
Reading, The Geography of Memory, University of Delaware, 127 Memorial Hall, Newark, DE.

November 15-16, 2013
Panelist, Colloquy with artists, theologians, and scholars. Camp Casey, Whidbey Island, WA.


2012 Schedule

January 21, 2012.
Panelist, Discussion on the subject of Ambition; Poetry Reading, Chrysostom Society, Laity Lodge, San Antonio, TX.

February 15, 12:30 p.m., 2012
Reading at “Sages”, St. Peter’s Episcopal Parish House,
313 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA.

February 28, 7 p.m., 2012
Poetry Reading at Lock Haven University, 401 N. Fairview Street, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania. For directions: www.lhup.edu/directions/htm

February 29, noon, 2012
Poetry Reading at Booked for Lunch, Lock Haven Public Library, Lock Haven, PA.

March 19, 7 p.m., 2012
Poetry Reading, Seattle Pacific University MFA Program, Bachelor Officer’s Quarters at Camp Casey, Whidbey Island, WA.

April 11, 7:30 p.m., 2012
Reading, Caldwell College, Caldwell, NJ.

April 15, 12:45 p.m., 2012
Discussion with panel of women playwrights to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of The Women’s Playwright’s Series at The Centenary Stage, Hackettstown, NJ.

April 19, 1:45-3:15, 2012
“The Play’s the Thing,” Workshop on writing for the theatre, Calvin College Festival of Faith and Writing, Grand Rapids, MI.

April 19, 4:30-5:30, 2012
Discussion with Luci Shaw on the subject of “Ambition”, Calvin College Festival of Faith and Writing, Grand Rapids, MI.

April 20 and 21, 8 p.m., 2012
Encounters: East Meets West in drama and music, a collaboration with violinist, Xiang Gao, Mitchell Hall, University of Delaware, Newark, DE.

April 23, 3:35 p.m., 2012
“Shakespeare Asks to Meet My Mother,” presentation at the English Faculty and Graduate Forum, Memorial Hall, University of Delaware, Newark, DE.

May 17-19, 2012
Poetry workshops for Mentors at The Young Writers’ Conference, Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury, VT.

May 18, 1:10 p.m., 2012
Poetry Reading at The Young Writers’ Conference, Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury, VT.

Photo Courtesy of Bob Denst

May 20, 1 pm, 2012
Poetry Reading with Diane Glancy, Memorial Baptist Church, Middlebury, VT.

July 25, 6:30 p.m. 2012
Poetry Reading, Seattle Pacific University MFA Program, St. John’s College, Santa Fe, NM.

August 15, 2012
Poetry Workshop, Lewes Creative Artists’ Conference, Lewes, DE.

October 2, 2012
Poetry Workshop, Bristol Elementary School, Webster Groves, MO.

December 2, 11:15, 2012
Writing devotional literature, Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, Bryn Mawr, PA.

2011 Schedule

February 10-12, 2011
Keynote Address, Poetry Reading, and Poetry Workshop at The Making Literature Conference, Taylor University, Upland, IN.

February 20, 10 a.m., 2011
Discussion of Denise Levertov’s Collected Poems, Adult Forum, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, PA.

March 20, 2011
Reading, Seattle Pacific University MFA Program, Whidbey Island, WA.

April 23, 2 p.m., 2011
Talk-Back after the opening of Theresa Rebeck’s play, “Oh Beautiful” at Thomson Theatre, University of Delaware, Newark, DE.

April 27, Evening, 2011
Remarks at W. D. Snodgrass Symposium, University of Delaware, Newark, DE.

August 30, 7 p.m., 2011
Reading, Seattle Pacific University MFA Program, St. John’s College, Junior Commons Room, Santa Fe, NM.

September 19th, 7 p.m., 2011
Reading, Black Box Theatre, Virginia Wesleyan University, Norfolk, VA.

September 20th, 11 a.m., 2011
Reading, Art Gallery, Virginia Wesleyan University, Norfolk, VA.

September 22, 6 p.m., 2011
Reading, Southern Baptist University, Bolivar, MO.

September 23, 7 p.m., 2011
Reading, The Missouri State Poetry Society, West Plains, MO.

October 6, 5:30 p.m., 2011
Discussion with U Delaware MALS students about the poetry of Mary Oliver, University of Delaware, Newark, DE.

October 15, 7 p.m., 2011
Reading, Towne Center Books and Cafe, Collegeville, PA.

October 21, 1:40 p.m., 2011
Lecture on the poetry of Tomas Transtromer, Nobel Laurate in Literature, 2011, Roselle Center for the Arts, University of Delaware, Newark, DE.

November 1, 1:40 p.m., 2011
Workshop, 2nd grade, “Reading and Writing Preposition Poetry, at The Bristol School, Webster Groves, MO.

2010 Schedule

January 23, 2010
Poetry Reading, The Chrysostom Society, Laity Lodge, Kerrville, TX.

February 24, 6 p.m., 2010
Judge, State of Delaware Poetry Out Loud Competition, Smyrna Opera House, Smyrna, DE.

March 22, 2010
Reading, Seattle Pacific University MFA Program, Whidbey Island, WA.

April 9, 10:30-11:45 a.m., 2010
God and the Workshop, Panelist, Associated Writing Programs Convention, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Denver, CO.

April 15, 3:15 p.m., 2010
Panelist, Calvin Festival of Faith and Writing, Grand Rapids, MI.

April 27, 7:30 p.m., 2010
First Annual Department of English Poetry Reading at Beseme Bistro, Lewes, DE.

Photo Courtesy of Leslie Leyland Fields

July, 19, 7:30 p.m., 2010
Poetry Reading, Regent College, 5800 University Blvd., Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Free and open to the public.

July 30, 7:30 p.m., 2010
Reading “Buying the Cross at Bible Camp,” Seattle Pacific University MFA Program at The Glen Workshop, Santa Fe, NM.

 

September 19, 7:30 p.m. 2010
Poetry Reading at Fall for the Book Festival, George Mason University at Truro Chapel, Fairfax, VA.

2009 Schedule

January 7-9, 2009.
Nixon Lecture and Poetry Reading, Writer’s Festival, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, TX.

January 23-26, 2009
Poetry Reading, The Chrysostom Society Meetings, Laity Lodge, Kerrville, TX.

February 12, 2009
Panelist, “Wind In A Box,” Associated Writing Programs, Chicago, IL.

March 22, 2009
Poetry Reading, Seattle Pacific Low Residency MFA, Whidbey Island, WA.

Month of March, 2009
Hosting an hour-long documentary on poetry in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania filmed with two invited poets before a live audience. Rebroadcast in a series called “Humanities Live,” on WHYY television, radio, and webcast.

April 16-18, 2009
Keynote Speaker, Conference on Christianity and Literature, George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon.

April 25, 1 p.m., 2009
Poetry Reading and talk, Osterhout Free Library, Wilkes-Barre, PA.

May 3, 6-7 p.m. ESTime, 2009
Radio interview with Steve Shoemaker, “Keepin’ the Faith,” WILL-AM Radio, www.will.illinois.edu

June 2-July 3, 2009
London Study Abroad Program, London, England.

Photo Courtesy of Bob Denst

July 27, 7 p.m. 2009
Poetry Reading, Seattle Pacific Low Residency MFA Program, Santa Fe, NM.

September 27, 10 a.m., 2009
Discussion of New Tracks, Night Falling in Adult Forum at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 3rd and Pine Streets, Philadelphia. Parish House. Free and open to the public.

September 29, 7 p.m., 2009
Poetry Reading, 127 Memorial Hall, University of Delaware, Newark, DE.

October 10, 1:30-3 p.m., 2009
Poetry Reading. A Celebration Faith and Writing Conference, The House of Hope Presbyterian Church, St. Paul, MN.

October 27, 7 p.m., 2009
Moonstone Poetry Reading at Robin’s Book Store, 108 South 13th Street, Philadelphia. Free and open to the public.

November 11, 7 p.m., 2009
Poetry Reading from A Deed to the Light, Kelly Writer’s House, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

November 14, 7 p.m. 2009
Poetry Reading, Mad Poets at The Churchill Chocolatier, Pottstown, PA.