Past Events

The following events took place in 2015 and before.

Friday, November 20, 12:30 PM: Faculty Research Forum, Centenary College, Hackettstown, NJ.

Friday, October 17–Sunday, October 19, 2015: James River Writers’ Conference, Richmond, VA. For more info, visit the 2015 JRW Conference website.

Sunday, September 13, 2015, 5:30 PM:
Cross Poetry Series: Melissa Adamo, Emilia Phillips, Rickey Laurentiis, Vincent Toro
, WORD Bookstore, Jersey City, NJ. For more info, please visit the event’s Facebook page.

Sunday, June 14, 2015 (TBD): A Reading by Emilia Phillips (details TBD), Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH. For more information, visit the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop website.

Saturday, June 13–Saturday June 20, 2015: Peter Taylor Fellow assisting faculty member Mary Szybist’s poetry workshop, Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH. For more information, visit the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop website.

Sunday, June 7–Friday, June 12, 2015: Beginning Poetry Workshop with Emilia Phillips, Tinker Mountain Writers’ Workshop, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA. For more information, visit the Tinker Mountain Writers’ Workshop website.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015: Class Visit to Poetry Workshop, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA.

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 1:00–2:00 PM: A Book Signing by Emilia Phillips, Vermont Studio Center Table #2031, AWP–Minneapolis Book Fair, Minneapolis, MN.

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 7:00–9:00 PM CST: Bull City Press, Four Way Books, Persea, and Unicorn Press Reading, 612 Brew, 945 Broadway St NE, Minneapolis, MN.

Friday, April 10, 2015, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM CST: A Book Signing by Emilia Phillips, Bull City Press Table #1832, AWP–Minneapolis Book Fair, Minneapolis, MN.

Saturday, April 11, 2015, 1:00–2:00 PM CST: A Book Signing by Emilia Phillips, University of Akron Press Table #933, AWP–Minneapolis Book Fair, Minneapolis, MN.

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 3:00–6:00 PM EST: Books & Beer Brew Ho-Ho hosted by Chop Suey Books, Hardywood Brewery, 2408 Ownby Ln, Richmond, VA. “Join us a Books and Beer Brew-Ho-Ho at Hardywood Brewery! Lagers and literature! Pilsners and poetry! Sonnets and stouts! With plenty of brews on hand and more than twenty local authors in attendance, what better way to do some holiday shopping? Authors so far include: Andrew Blossom, Noah Scalin, Jim Callahan, James Moffit and Bizhan Khodabandeh, Dean King, Gigi Amateau, Meg Medina, Ginny Pye, Jon Sealy, Ian Sampson, Kevin Powers, Allison Seay, Anne Westrick, Lee Graves, Howard Owen, Tom De Haven, Josh Poteat, Allison Titus, Emilia Phillips, Mary Miley, and Dale Brumfield. Event to be held at Hardywood Brewery.” For updates, please visit the Chop Suey events calendar.

Saturday, December 13, 2014, 4:15–5:15 PM EST: “No River, No Bridge: Writing Poetry, Writing Creative Nonfiction” Workshop with Emilia Phillips, Appomattox Regional Governor’s School Writers Fest, 512 West Washington Street, Petersburg, VA. “In this course we will examine works of poetry and creative nonfiction in order to open up these genres to hybrid works. We will discuss features that are shared by the genres, how to bend the rules, and look at some examples before doing an exercise.” For more information, visit the ARGS Writers Fest website.

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 7:00 PM EST: An All Emilys Reading featuring Emily Brandt, Emily Hockaday, Emily Hyland, Emily Moore, Emilia Phillips, Emily Skillings, and Emily Yoon, Berl’s Poetry Shop, 126A Front Street, D.U.M.B.O., Brooklyn, NY. For more information, visit the Berl’s events calendar.

Saturday, September 6, 2014, 6:00 PM MST: A Reading by Emilia Phillips and Justin Bigos, Firecreek Coffee Company, 22 E Route 66, Flagstaff, Arizona. For more information, visit the Firecreek website.

Sunday, September 7, 2014, 4:00 PM MST: A Reading by Emilia Phillips, Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse, Santa Fe, New Mexico. For more information, visit the Collected Works website.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 7:00–9:00 PM PST: A Reading by Keith Ekiss, Emilia Phillips, and Corey Van Landingham, Albany Library,, 1247 Marin Avenue, Albany, California. For more information, visit the Albany Library’s Events Calendar.
Tuesday, June 29, 2014, 9:00–10:00 AM CDT: Staff Reading by Emilia Phillips, Chris Poole, and Melissa Range, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee. For more information visit the 2014 Sewanee Writers’ Conference schedule.

Thursday, September 4, 2014, 8:00 PM PST: A Reading by Emilia Phillips, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, Venice Beach, California. For more information, visit Beyond Baroque’s calendar.

Sunday, June 8–Friday, June 13, 2014: Beginning Poetry Workshop with Emilia Phillips, Tinker Mountain Writers’ Workshop, Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia. For more information, visit the Tinker Mountain Writers’ Workshop website.

Tuesday, June 10, 1:00–2:00 PM: Those Old Revision Bifocals: Strategies for Seeing It All, A Craft Seminar by Thorpe Moeckel and Emilia Phillips, Tinker Mountain Writers’ Workshop, Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia. For more information, visit the Tinker Mountain Writers’ Workshop website.

Sunday, June 8, 8:00 PM: Faculty Readings by Emilia Phillips and Laura Benedict, Tinker Mountain Writers’ Workshop, Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia. For more information, visit the Conference Schedule.

Sunday, June 1, 2014: A Reading by Nick McRae and Emilia Phillips, Poetrio, Malaprop’s Bookstore, 55 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC. For more information, visit Malaprop’s website.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014: Readings by Paula Champa, Emilia Phillips, and Joshua Poteat, Poetic Principles, Library of Virginia, 800 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219.

Thursday, May 8, 2014: So & So Reading Series, Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC. For more information, visit So & So’s website.

Friday, May 2, 2014: A Reading by Emilia Phillips, First Friday Reading Series, Ragged Edge Coffee House, 110 Chambersburg Street, Gettysburg, PA. For more information, visit Ragged Edge’s Facebook page.

Thursday, April 10, 2014: A Reading by Emilia Phillips, Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA.

Saturday, April 5, 2014, 2:15–3:30 PM: Panel: Your First and/or Second Book, VCU Creative Writing MFA 30th Anniversary Reunion, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia. For more information, visit the Reunion’s Facebook page.

Sunday, March 30, 2014, 2:30 PM: A Reading by Jenny Johnson and Emilia Phillips, East End Book Exchange, 4754 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA. For more information, visit East End’s website.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 8:00 PM: A Reading by Emilia Phillips, Lyceum, Pennsylvania Hall, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA. For more information, visit Gettysburg College’s Master Calendar.

Friday, March 14, 2014: The MFA Writing Program at Greensboro and Scuppernong Books Present a Reading by Nick McRae and Emilia Phillips, Scuppernong Books, 304 S. Elm Street, Greensboro, NC. For more information, visit Scuppernong’s website.

Thursday, March, 13, 2014: A Reading by Nick McRae and Emilia Phillips, Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Chapel Hill, NC. For more information, visit Flyleaf’s website.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014: A Reading by Nick McRae and Emilia Phillips, Chop Suey Books, 2913 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA. For more information, visit Chop Suey’s website.

Monday, March 10, 2014: A Reading by Nick McRae and Emilia Phillips, Flatiron Writers Salon, Asheville, NC.

Sunday, March 9, 2014: SAFTA Reading Series Presents Nick McRae and Emilia Phillips, Preservation Pub, 28 Market Square, Knoxville, TN. For more information, visit Preservation Pub’s website.

Friday, March 7, 2014, 5:00 PM: Ladies Night! A SAFTA First Friday Event featuring films from Nashville filmmaker, Sarah Kennedy, readings from Reenie Mooney, Stephanie Dugger, and visiting poet, Emilia Phillips, plus art by Deborah Rule. The Jack Cellar, 415 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN.

Thursday, March 6, 2014, 7:00 PM: A Reading by Nick McRae and Emilia Phillips, Tusculum College, Chalmers Conference Room, Greeneville, TN.

Saturday, March 1, 2014, 6:00 PM: Kraken Reading Series AWP Poetry Fiesta!: A Reading by Bojan Louis, Chloe Honum, David Tomas Martinez, Emilia Phillips, Greg Brownderville, Johnathon Williams, Justin Robert Lightfoot Bigos, Kyle McCord, Kristin Marie Kostick, Matt Mauch, Nick Courtright, Rebecca Gayle Howell, Roger Reeves, Trista Marie Edwards, Tyler Mills, Steven D. Schroeder, Virginia Konchan , AWP–Seattle (off-site), Belltown Pub, 2322 1st Ave, Seattle, WA. For more information, visit their Facebook page.

Friday, February 28, 2014, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM: Book Signing, AWP–Seattle, Book Fair, University of Akron Press table.

Saturday, February 15, 2014 7:00—9:00 PM: cream city LIVE!: A Reading by Emilia Phillips, Angela Narciso Torres, Nick McRae, and Tom Williams, Union Art Gallery, 2200 E. Kenwood Boulevard, Milwaukee, WI. For more information, visit their Facebook page.

Friday, February 7, 2014: A Reading by Emilia Phillips, Ryan Teitman, Brandon Courtney, Amber Rambharose, and Brian Young, Big Big Mess Reading Series, Annabell’s Bar & Lounge, 782 West Market Street, Akron, OH. For more information about upcoming events, visit their website.

Saturday, January 25, 2014: Kraken Reading Series with Emilia Phillips & Keith Montesano, Denton, TX. For more information, visit the series’s Facebook page.

Saturday, January 18, 2014: Kalamazoo Book Arts Series Poets in Print with Roger Reeves and Emilia Phillips, Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, Park Trades Center, Suite 103A, 326 W. Kalamazoo Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI. More info can be found on the center’s Poets in Print page.

Saturday, December 7, 2013: Federal Dust Reading Series with Amanda McCormick, Emilia Phillips, Maureen Thorson & Amy Lawless, Baltimore, MD. For more info, visit the series’s Tumblr page.

Friday, October 25, 2013, 2:00 PM: Publishing Panel with Keith Flynn, Emilia Phillips, and Chad Prevost, Meacham Writers’ Conference, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, UC Ocoee Room, Chattanooga, TN.

Friday, October 25, 2013, 12:00 PM: A Reading by Emilia Phillips, Rebecca Cook, and Tom Balázs, Meacham Writers’ Conference, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, UC Chattanooga Room, Chattanooga, TN.

Friday, October 4, 2013, 7:00 PM—9:00 PM: The 25th Annual Echoes & Visions Reading/Reception with Guest Poet Emilia Phillips, Wor-Wic Community College HC 302, Salisbury, MD. For more info, view the press release.

August 16, 4:15 PM: A Reading by Emilia Phillips, Terrance Hayes, and Lia Purpura, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Ripton, VT. More info can be found on the conference website.

Thursday, July 31, 9:00 AM: Sewanee Writers’ Conference Staff Reading, Women’s Center, University of the South, Sewanee, TN. More info can be found on the conference website.