Workshops & Readings



July 16-23: Port Townsend Writers’ Conference, Fort Worden, WA:

Monday, July 16  & Tuesday, July 17, generative workshops: “Crossover Artists: Poets Writing Nonfiction”

Thursday, July 19 & Friday, July 20, generative workshops: “Telling Secrets: The Power of Intimacy in Epistolary and Other Kinds of Direct Address”

Thursday, September 28: Pie & Whiskey anthology release, Missoula; Montana Festival of the Book

Friday, September 29-Saturday, September 30: MT Festival of the Book, Missoula–events TBA

Friday, October 13:: Spokane Riverkeeper Fundraiser Event, with Shawn Vestal

Thursday, November 9, 7 p.m.: release reading for Alchemy for Cells & Other Beasts (available for preorder now!), Open Books, Seattle (reading with Ellen Welcker)

Saturday, November 18, 7 p.m.: reading with authors Kate Lebo, Tara Conklin, Jane Wong, & more, for the release of This is the Place: Women Writing on Home, Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle

Friday, February 23, 2018: Unamuno Author Series, Madrid, Spain


Friday, June 9, 6:00 p.m., Willow Springs Books Fundraiser, The Bartlett, Spokane, with authors Kate Lebo, Sam Ligon, & Laura Read:

Tuesday, May 23, 12:00 p.m., CWU Campus: Panel Moderator, “Editor-Author Relationships: Kate Lebo, Tiffany Midge, & Elissa Washuta”

Sunday, April 23, 2017, 4 p.m.–EWU Alumni Reading: “We All Lived Here,” Barrister Winery, Get Lit, Spokane–with Leyna Krow, Kristine Lloyd, & more

Thursday, April 20, 2017– Guest Lecturer, The Art of Poetry, Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane

Wednesday, April 19–“A Writers’ Discussion: The Revision Process,” with Shawn Vestal and Kris Dinnison–11 a.m. one-on-one with student writer; 12 p.m. panel discussion, EWU Spokane, EWU Center, Suite 258, Spokane

Tuesday, April 18, 7 p.m.–“Unloved: A Poetic Encyclopedia of Ostracized Animals,” Spark Central, Spokane

March 9, Iron Horse, Ellensburg: “13 Ways of Looking at. . . Anything,” generative workshop, 7 p.m.

Friday, November 4, 7 p.m., Book People, Moscow, Idaho: A Reading with Kathryn Nuernberger and Laura Read

Sunday, November 6, 7 p.m., Central Food, Spokane: Reading with Kathryn Nuernberger, Laura Read, Kathryn Smith, & Nance Van Winckel

Thursday, November 10-Sunday, November 13, 2016, Fort Worden/ Centrum, Port Townsend: “Do I Dare Disturb the Universe?” Writing Long or Linked Poems, weekend intensive/ generative workshop (with Laura Read); register via link

Sunday, November 13, 4 p.m., Richard Hugo House, Seattle, WA: “Taxidermy Mermaids, the Vegetable Lamb of Tartary, and Other Marvels,” reading with Kathryn Nuernberger

Friday, November 18, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Spokane: “Floating Bridge Press Ladies’ Night,” with Nance Van Winckel, Laura Read, and Kate Petersen, winner of the 2016 Floating Bridge Press chapbook competition

Saturday, September 24, 11 a.m., Montana Book Festival: Wherever I’m With You, a panel with Kate Lebo, Margot Case Kahn, Tara Conklin; moderated by Judy Blunt.

Saturday, September 17, 4:30 p.m., West Central, Spokane: PORCHFEST, poet showcase

GETLIT! Festival, Spokane, various events. See full schedule here.

2016 Get Lit! Events

Wednesday, March 30, 7 p.m.,Opulen Studios, 1309 S. Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA: AWP Offsite Reading w/ Tupelo Quarterly, Pleiades Press, & 32 Poems, with Katy Didden, Jaswinder Bolina, John Gallaher, & more

Saturday, April 9, 3 p.m., Gard Vintners, 311 N. Pearl Street, “Visercal Verse,” with Laura Read & Katharine Whitcomb;  “Baudelaire’s Birthday Bash,” Poetry Prowl, Ellensburg, WA

Saturday, March 12, Featured Reader, Kitchen Sessions, Bellingham, WA

Friday, March 11, WWU Alumni Reading, 5 p.m., Western Washington University Alumni Association, Bellingham

Thursday, March 10, 7 p.m., Northwind Gallery, Port Townsend: Reading with Michael Schmeltzer

Saturday, February 27 & Saturday, March 5, SPARK Center, Spokane: Generative Workshop, “Do I Dare Disturb the Universe?”: Writing Long or Linked Poems (with Spokane Poet Laureate Laura Read; register & find more information via link)

Saturday, January 23 (2016), 6-8 p.m., SPARK Center, Spokane: 6 p.m. chapbook panel/ Q & A moderated by Spokane Poet Laureate Laura Read; 7 p.m. reading with Floating Bridge Press authors Brian Cooney & Michael Schmeltzer

Saturday, October 24, 7 p.m., Village Books, Bellingham, WA: Reading with Jeremy Voigt

Sunday, October 25, 3 p.m., Hugo House, Seattle: Reading and book launch (of Yesterday, the Bees) with Floating Bridge Press authors Michael Schmeltzer and Brian Cooney

Friday, October 2, 12:30-5, Write on the Sound, Edmonds, WA: “Do I Dare Disturb the Universe?: Writing Long or Linked Poems,” generative workshop (co-taught with Laura Read). See Write on the Sound for more information.

Friday, October 2, 6:30 p.m., Edmonds Public Library, Reading with poet Laura Read

Sunday, October 4, 10:15-11:30 a.m., Edmonds, WA: What Makes a Prose Poem, Flash Nonfiction, or Short Short Story? |

September 25, 2014: Lilac City Fairy Tales, Bing Crosby Theater, Spokane

Blurb in The Inlander:

May 11th, 2011, 7 p.m.: Port Angeles, at the PA Library’s Raymond Carver Room (also part of Foothills Writers Series)

Read a Peninsula Daily News Article about this visit here: “New poetry book by ex-Port Angeles teacher tells of Northwest”

May 9th, 2011, 8 p.m.: Bellingham, WA, at The Amadeus Project, 1209 Cornwall (poetrynight Featured Reader)

(hear a podcast of this reading here–you’ll need to scroll down to “5-9-11 part 2 feature Maya Jewell Zeller”)


To reach Maya, email her at mayajewellzeller (at) gmail (dot) com.

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