"At the State Hospital,
Twelve Years Old" and "Topeka Underground" (short stories),
ReThink Topeka, Selected Works, April 2010.
"Desire Bears No Fruit"
(poem), seveneightfive 4(4) March 1 - April 15, 2010.
"The Poet Eats Redbud,"
"Villanelle for Spring" and "Desire Bears No Fruit"
(poems), seveneightfive RowHouse Poetry Review, Spring 2010.
"The Last Coroner's
Wife," "State Flowers," "The Marigold Capital of
Kansas" and Hedge War" (short-short stories), Little Balkans
Review 5(4) fall 2009.
"The Woman Who Wore
Flowers" (prose poem), New Mexico Poetry Review 1(1) fall 2009.
"The Grass Garden"
(short-short story), seveneightfive, June/July 2009.
"The House Hot"
(article), Topeka Magazine spring 2009, pp. 52-54.
1825" (short story), Blue Earth Review 7(2) (spring 2009), p.
(short story), Flint Hills Review, 2009, p. 35.
"The Garden Mapper,"
"Tenacious Beauty," "Alex and Harry in the Queen's Garden,
Edinburgh" and "Seed Pinchers" (short stories), Coal
City Review 26: 2009, p. 3-6.
(article), Topeka Magazine winter 2008/2009, pp. 54-5.
Posole" (article), Topeka Magazine fall 2008, pp. 68-9.
"Garden Plots: A
Collection of Short Shorts," North American Review, May-August 2008,
Banned in Kansas:
Motion Picture Censorship, 1915-1966, by
Gerald R. Butters, Great Plains Quarterly 29(1) (winter 2009), p. 73-74.
by Carol Ascher, Kansas History 31(3) (autumn 2008).
"What Kansas Means to Me:
20th Century Writers on the Sunflower State," Read Across Kansas
presentations, January - May 2011, Emporia, Lawrence, Wichita, Topeka,
Alma, Oakley, Quinter, Colby, Norton, Pittsburg, Hutchinson, St. John,
Parsons, LaCygne, Ness City, Ulysses, Dodget City, Ashland, Kinsley,
Silver Lake, Atchison, Burlingame, Manhattan
"What Kansas Means to
Me," Kansas Libraries Conference, Topeka, November 2010
"Plotting the Short Story,
The Novel and Your Life" (workshop), The Writer's Place, Kansas City,
Mo., November 2010.
"What Kansas Means to
Me" (webinar), Central Kansas library System, November 2010
"On Getting Published,"
Mark Twain Writing Camp, University of Missouri-Kansas City, June 2010
Plot Workshop, Iowa Summer
Writing Festival, iowa City, June 2010
"Kansas Communities Value
Their Libraries," State Library Luncheon, Wichita, Kan., April 2010
(as William Jennings Bryan Oleander)
Reader/mentor, North Shore Young
Writers Conference, Beverly., Mass., March 2010
"Kansas Literature and
Race," Race and Law course, Washburn School of Law, February 2010
Washburn Administrative Assistants, January 2010
Deli" introductions, Topeka and Manhattan, November 2009
"Burns, Bagpipes and
Barleycorn," Osher Institute, University of Kansas, October and
Background," Lyons (Kan.) Public Library, October 2009
Agenting, Publishing," Kansas Authors Club Convention, Topeka,
"On Being Here," Johnny
Appleseed Festival, Leon, Kan., October 2009 (as William Jennings Bryan
"The Importance of Kansas
Literature," Leon (Kan.) Middle and High School, October 2009
"Digging for Darwin,"
WU Faculty Colloquium, October 2009
"On Becoming Scottish,"
Moehler Lecture, McPherson (Kan). College, September 2009
Plot Workshop, Iowa Summer
Writing Festival, Iowa City, July 2009
Book talk, Shepherd's Center,
Topeka, June 2009
Revelations," Mark Twain Writing Conference, University of Missouri -
Kansas City, June 2009
"Plotting, Forwards and
Backwards," The Writers Place, Kansas City, Mo., June 2009
Preservation," Kansas Preservation Alliance, Topeka, June 2009
"A Kansas Literary Look at
Charity," Doorstep Banquet, Topeka, April 2009
"Garden Plots," short,
short story presentations, Washburn University Retirees, October 2008
"Plotting and the
Novel," Partners in Crime, Border's Book Store, Overland Park, Kan.,
Mentor/reader, North Shore Young
Writers Conference, Beverly, Mass., March 2009
"Becoming a Reader,"
Topeka High School Sigma Tau Delta (English Honors Society) Initiation,
William Jennings Bryan Oleander
performance, Talk for Iraq, Southern Hills Mennonite Church, October 2008
"Passion, Research, Travel
-- where my writing comes from," Kansas College and University
Librarians, Lawrence, October 2008
Secrets of the Tsil Café book
discussion, Kansas City (Mo.) Public Library, July 2008
Farrell Lecturer and visiting
writer, Highland Park High, Topeka, April 2011
Midwestern Victorain Studies Conference, Washburn, April 2011
St. Joseph University,
Philadelphia, Pa., February 2011
Writer-in-residence, Topeka West high, November 2010
Visitng writer, Emporia State
University, October 2010
With poet Steven Hind, Top City
Poetry Reading Series, Blackbird Cafe, Topeka, September 2010
Fellow, Center for Kansas Studies
Director, Faculty Colloquium on
The Garden (fall 2008), College of Arts and Sciences
Judge, Poetry Out Loud state
finals, Brown V. Board site, Topeka
Advisory board, Porubsky's Deli
"Sunflower Journeys," KTWU
"Florence Documentary," Kansas Humanities Council
Advisory board, editorial, Kansas
History, Kansas State Historical Society
Advisory board, editorial, Center
for Great Plains Studies
Regular William Jennings Bryan
Oleander commentaries, KPR 91.5 FM
Edited with Margy Stewart One
Time on the Upper McDowell by Helen Poole Tonish, February 2009
Screener, Free State Traveling
Picture Show, January-May 2009, Kansas Department of Commerce