To Curators & Organizers: I am available for university, bookstore, gallery, library, conference, festival, or community readings, talks, panels, workshops, and other events. Please send me a message with as much information as you can and I will get back to you.


March 14: Craft Talk and Reading, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI

March 27-31: AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) Conference, Portland, OR

April 19-21: New Orleans Poetry Festival, New Orleans, LA

April 25: Good People, Bad Luck Reading, Kalamazoo Public Library, Kalamazoo, MI

July 6-12: The Frost Place Conference on Poetry, The White Mountain School, Bethlehem, NH


March 30: Reading and Workshop, Trans Day of Visibility, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

April 5: Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellows Reading, Madison, WI

September 15: Poets in Print Reading, Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, Kalamazoo, MI

October 5-7: &NOW Festival of Innovative Writing, Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN (panelist on “Second Person Permeable: Queer Epistolary Poetry”)


February 9: SPILL AWP Offsite Reading, Black Cat, Washington, DC

February 12: So to Speak AWP Offsite Reading, Potter’s House, Washington, D.C.

February 15: Workshop at University of Maryland Libraries, College Park, Maryland

March 28: Applied Comics Kitchen workshop, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

March 29: Class Visit to Lynda Barry’s Making Comics II, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

March 29: Poetry Reading with Derrick Austin, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

June 3: THRUSH NYC Reading, KGB Bar, Lower East Side Manhattan

July 11: Poets & Writers Bryant Park Reading Series, Bryant Park, NYC

September 8: Reading w/ Zachary Schomburg and Tia Clark, Art In, Madison, WI

October 21: Watershed Reading Series, Arts + Literature Laboratory, Madison, WI


March 22: Reading at Smith College Poetry Center, Northampton, MA

March 23: Poetry Comics Lunch/Workshop at Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

April 26: Poetry Reading at Potter’s House, Washington, DC

May 14: Youth Poetry Workshop at 826DC

June 8: Visual Thinking Workshop at Rare Book School, Washington, DC

June 17: How to Make it, Allied Media Conference, Detroit, MI

June 24: Watercolor Comics Workshop, Queens Center for Gay Seniors, Jackson Heights NY

July 28: Mount Pleasant Poetry Project Release Party, Washington, DC

August 14: Poetry Comics Crash Course, Washington, DC

August 21: Poetry Reading with Split This Rock, Busboys and Poets, Washington, DC

August 27: The DC Literary Pub Crawl, Washington, DC

August 28: Tin Can Telephone Poems Workshop, BloomBars, Washington, DC

September 27: Collections as Data, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

September 29: Fall for the Book Festival, reading w/  Natalie Diaz, George Mason University

November 17: Trans Community Briefing at The White House, Washington, DC

November 20 – December 15: in residence at Vermont Studio Center

December 1: University of Vermont, 4:30pm John Dewey Lounge, Burlington, VT

Oliver Bendorf Live from Prairie Lights
Oliver reading at Prairie Lights Books, Iowa City, IA, December 5, 2014. [video]


December 6: Poetry Feature for SPARKLE at Busboys and Poets, Washington, DC

May 17: Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, WI

April 10: Archiving Literary History panel at AWP, Minneapolis, MN

March 7: Blue Light Reading and Workshop, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

February 13: Poetry Reading at Oscar Presents, Madison, WI

January 17: Poetry Reading at Woodland Pattern, Milwaukee, WI

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Reading for Sparkle DC at Busboys and Poets. Photo by Jady Emperador Dyer.


December 2: Monsters of Poetry, Madison, WI

December 5: Live from Prairie Lights, Iowa City, IA

October 14: Book Launch at Johnson Public House, Madison, WI

October 12: Reading at A Room of One’s Own, Madison, WI

September 25: Wick Reading and Workshop, Kent State University, Kent, OH

March 13: Conference talk at Digital Gender, Umeå University, Sweden

January 25: Reading at Woodland Pattern, Milwaukee, WI


Red Rover Reading Series, Outer Space Studio, Chicago, October 2013
Bridge Poetry Series, Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, 2013
Troubling the Line: AWP Offsite Reading, Boston, 2013
Blue Ox Reading Series, Gates of Heaven, Madison, 2012
“The Creative Side of Publishing,” Wisconsin Book Festival, Madison, 2012
Graduate Poetry Workshop Reading, Gates of Heaven, Madison, 2012
Queer(ing) Poetics: Text, Method, Movement, Thought, Northwestern University, Evanston, 2011
Poetry MFA Cohort Reading, Avol’s Books, Madison, 2011
3 Dollar Bill: AWP Queer Offsite Reading, Washington DC, 2011
“Writing and Social Change,” C.L.I.T. Fest, St. Stephen’s Church, Washington DC, 2011
Queering Sound: Festival of Experimental LGBT Artists, Artisphere, Arlington, VA, 2011
Lambda Literary Fellows Reading, American Jewish University, LA, 2010