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May 22, 2024
A Reading from WEIRD BLACK GIRLS by Elwin Cotman in Conversation with JD Scott
RiffRaff Bookstore
60 Valley St #107A
Providence, RI


January 17, 2023
Rooftop Readings
Barrow’s Intense Tasting Room
86th 34th Street
Brooklyn, NY

March 9, 2023
From Hopepunk to Afrofuturism: A Panel on Utopias and Literary Futures
2023 AWP Conference & Bookfair
Rooms 440-442, Summit Building
Seattle Convention Center, Level 4
Seattle, WA
9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

March 10, 2023
The Small Press Author’s Guide to Cultivating Community and Publicity
2023 AWP Conference & Bookfair
Rooms 340-342, Summit Building
Seattle Convention Center, Level 3
Seattle, WA
1:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.


July 9, 2022
Queer Writers Showcase
Dexter Park
Providence, RI


June 17, 2021
A Virtual Conversation Reading at Hub City Bookshop
with Tenea D. Johnson
Virtual Event

June 12, 2021
A Reading in the Keep St. Pete Lit WORD Garden
with Sara Ries Dziekonski, Gloria Muñoz, and Maureen McDole
Face-to-Face Event
5:00PM-ET @ The Factory
2622 Fairfield Avenue South
St. Pete, FL

May 28, 2021
MASK FOR MASK Poetry Reading
A Reading in Tombolo Books’ Courtyard
Face-to-Face Event
6:30PM-ET @ 2153 1st Ave S.
St. Pete, FL

May 7, 2021
Five from Florida: A Multigenre Reading
with Diamond Forde, Tyler Gillespie, Dantiel W. Moniz, & Gloria Muñoz
Virtual Event

April 29, 2021
Celebration for Gloria Muñoz’s Danzirly/Dawn’s Early
with Yuki Jackson, Eleanor Eichenbaum, and Melissa Carroll
Tombolo Books
Virtual Event

April 24, 2021
Independent Bookstore Day
with Kayleb Rae Candrilli and Diamond Forde
Virtual Event with Ernest & Hadley Booksellers

April 22, 2021
Oxford Exchange Book Fair
with 40+ local authors
Face-to-Face Event
6:00PM-9:00PM-ET @ Oxford Exchange
420 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL

April 16, 2021
Book Launch for JD Scott’s Mask for Mask
with Joey De Jesus and Joyelle McSweeney
hosted by Niina Pollari
Virtual Event

March 14, 2021
18th Annual Saints & Sinners Festival
Reading Series
11:00-11:50 AM-CT
Free and Open to the Public

March 14, 2021
18th Annual Saints & Sinners Festival
“Lean and Mean Or Short And Sweet? How To Write Compelling Short Fiction”: A Panel with Michael Lowenthal, Patrick Earl Ryan, and JD Scott—Moderated by Alden Jones.
12:00-12:50 PM-CT
Free and Open to the Public


December 2, 2020
Instagram Live with JD Scott
Online on Instagram Live: @TomboloBooks

October 7, 2020
An Evening with Pancratius’s Fellows
A reading with with Maryse Meijer, Ruth Awad, & Kar Johnson.
Online — register on Event Brite for Zoom link.

June 30, 2020
Wordier Than Thou — Quarantine Storytime Virtual Reading
Online — Facebook and Zoom

April 19, 2020
Moonflower, Nightshade, All the Hours of the Day Florida Book Release Party with Ariel Francisco and Gloria Muñoz
St. Petersburg, FL
Tombolo Books @ 2153 1st Ave S

April 15, 2020
#BookPartyChat with @MadelineDyerUK
Virtual Q&A Event on Twitter
Follow @BookPartyChat or the hashtag #BookPartyChat
2:00PM-EST (or 7:00PM UK Time)

January 22, 2020
Panel: “What Is Literary Citizenship in the Publishing Industry?”
with Vanessa Hua and Morgan Parker
Catapult and William Morris Endeavor — Writer’s Winter Break
Bradenton, FL
IMG Academy


October 26, 2019
YellowJacket Press Reading at Other Words Conference
Tampa, FL
2:30-3:40PM @ The University of Tampa (401 W. Kennedy Blvd)
Reeves Theater (2nd floor of Vaughn Center)

September 28, 2019
Fundraiser for The Battleground
St. Pete, FL
7:00PM @ Venus St. Pete Women’s Collective (244 Dr. MLK Jr. Street N.)

August 21, 2019
Read Herring Reading Series
Tampa, FL
9:00PM @ Mermaid Tavern

June 21, 2019
Fundraiser Poetry Event for the Battleground
Tampa, FL
6:30PM @ Lector Social Club (305 E. Polk St)

April 9, 2019
BirdNotes Reading Series
Keiser University
Tampa, FL
7:30PM @ 5002 W Waters Ave, Tampa, FL 33634

March 26, 2019
Lake Forest Literary Festival
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL
4:00PM @ Meyer Auditorium, Hotchkiss Hall

March 16, 2019
Myopic Poetry Series feat. Sade LaNay & JD Scott
Myopic Books
Chicago, IL
7:00PM @ 1564 N. Milwaukee Ave


November 10, 2018
After the Vote: A Reading of Political Prose & Poetry
feat. Ira Sukrungruang, Sarah Gerard, Patty Yumi Cottrell, SJ Sindu, Gloria Muñoz, Geoff Bouvier, JD Scott, Avni Vyas
Tampa, FL
6:00PM @ Lector Social Club: Lit & Natty Wine (305 E. Polk St)

November 7, 2018
The Eckerd Review presents Literary Arts Editing Panel
feat. Eleanor Eichenbaum, Sheree L. Greer, Christina Mun-Lutz, Gianna Russo, and JD Scott
St. Pete, FL
6:00PM in the Triton Room @ Eckerd College

August 25, 2018
Ekphrastic Poetry Slam + Brunch
MCing the reading
Largo, FL
11:30AM @ Creative Pinellas (12211 Walsingham Road)

August 22, 2018
Poetry Open Mic, hosted by Keep St. Pete Lit
Featured Reader
St. Pete, FL
7:00PM at The Studio@620 (620 1st Ave S)

August 18, 2018
“The Art of the Chapbook”
A class I’m teaching that outlines the history of chapbooks, their cultural significance, and strategies to produce them.
St. Pete, FL
1:00-3:00PM @ LitSpace Literary Arts Institute at Morean Arts Center

August 9, 2018
Lambda Literary Writers Retreat Reading Series 2018
Los Angeles, CA
7:00PM @ The Forum at Otis College of Art & Design

May 19, 2018
“Normalized Magic: The Art of Writing Through Fairy Tales”
A class I’m teaching that discusses what exactly a fairytale is and does, and talk about how the fairy tale as a form can be useful to all writers.
St. Pete, FL
1:00-3:00PM @ LitSpace Literary Arts Institute at Morean Arts Center

May 10, 2018
Poetry at The Dali: Season Finale
hosted by Gianna Russo, Editor of YellowJacket Press
St. Petersburg, FL
6:00PM @ The Dali Museum (in the Will Raymund Theater)

March 16, 2018
Burrow Press Presents: Clean Time
reading for Obra/Artifact
Orlando, FL
7:00-10:00PM @ Gallery At Avalon Island

March 9, 2018
4×4: four readers from four literary organizations
a reading with co•im•press, Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora, SRPR (Spoon River Poetry Review) & Veliz Books
Tampa, FL
7:00-9:30PM @ Studio Theater at Hillsborough Community College–Ybor

March 8, 2018
hosting for AADOREE: An #AWP18 Offsite Event
Tampa, FL
10:00PM–CLOSE @ Lector Wine Bar

March 8, 2018
Deep-Fried Mic: Running Reading Series & Building Literary Community Down South
An #AWP18 Panel with Cathleen Bota, Jennie Frost, Ashley M. Jones, and Carrie Lorig
Tampa, FL
9:00:AM–10:15:AM @ Room 1, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor

January 20, 2018
Tampa Bay Publishing Conference
“To MFA or Not to MFA” Panel
CoWork Ybor @ 1901 E 7th Ave
Tampa FL


October 14, 2017
“Let’s Play!: Hybridity and Experimentation with Poetic Form”
A class I’m teaching that explores the intersections between the written word & other media such as visual art to imagine new worlds for our poetry.
St. Pete, FL
1:00-3:00PM @ LitSpace Literary Arts Institute at Morean Arts Center

October 13, 2017
YellowJacket Press Reading
2017 Other Words Conference
Tampa, FL
10:15AM @ Allen N. Reeves Theater, The University of Tampa

April 21, 2017
New Orleans Poetry Festival and Small Press Fair 2017
Sacred Grove Reading Series @ NOPF
with Rushelle Frazier, Lauren Hunter, Kwoya Fagin Maples, Jenn Marie Nunes, & Tim Jones-Yelvington
New Orleans, LA
2:30-3:30PM @ New Orleans Healing Center

March 6, 2017
Yes Femmes (part of Lambda Litfest)
with Gina Abelkop, Amanda-Faye Jimenez, Wendy C. Ortiz, Elizabeth Hall, Antonia Crane, Jasmine Nyende, Ciriza, Martabel Wasserman
Los Angeles, CA
7:00PM @ Pieter, 420 W Avenue 33

February 3, 2017
The University of Alabama MFA Reading Series Presents: Diamond Forde & JD Scott
Tuscaloosa, AL
7:30PM @ 2016 9th Street


November 5, 2016
YellowJacket Press Reading
2016 Other Words Conference
St. Augustine, FL
10:15AM @ Solarium, Ponce Hall, Flagler College

October 12, 2016
“Mask for Mask: Transacting Queer Poetics as Performance of Self” (Poetics Talk)
“Our Lives: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow”: A Symposium Sponsored by the University of Alabama’s College of Arts and Sciences
Tuscaloosa, AL
5:30pm @ Gorgas Library, Room 205

September 24, 2016
100,000 Poets for Change Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
1pm @ Desert Island Supply Co.

April 16, 2016
Machine in the Ghost: How to Use Ritual to Occupy “I” (Generative Workshop Panel)
The New Orleans Poetry Festival
New Orleans
2pm @ Arts Estuary 1 (1024 Elysian Fields)

March 31, 2016
Embawdied Lit: A Drag Reading Sequel
Los Angeles
7:30pm @ The LASH

February 5, 2016
The University of Alabama MFA Reading Series Presents: Reem Abu-Baker & JD Scott
Tuscaloosa, AL
6:00PM @ Sella-Granata Gallery


December 12, 2015
YellowJacket Press Happy Hour Solstice Party
Tampa, FL
7:00pm @ Upward Spiral Center

November 20, 2015
Triple Tongue II
Tuscaloosa, AL
7:00pm @ Green Bar

April 11, 2015
Embawdied Lit: A Drag Reading
(with Adam Atkinson, Jessica Rae Bergamino, Lucas de Lima, Lara Glenum, Johannes Göransson, Rj Equality Ingram, Tim Jones-Yelvington, Joyelle McSweeney, Megan Milks, Carrie Murphy, Sade Murphy, Sarah Smith, Jennifer Tamayo, Cassandra Troyan & more!)
Minneapolis, MN
7:00pm @ Kieran’s Irish Pub (Poet’s Corner)

April 9, 2015
Creating & Maintaining Liberatory Space @ AWP15: Belladonna* | Litmus | Apogee | Counterpath
Minneapolis, MN
3:00pm @ Gamut Gallery

March 17, 2015
Soft Beasts: A Reading
Austin, TX
7:00pm @ Malvern Books

March 14, 2015
ColdCuts Reading Series
New Orleans, LA
6:30pm @ Kajuns Pub

February 7, 2015
Tuscaloosa, AL
7:00pm @ Green Bar


December 10, 2014
Atlas XXIII with Marie-Helene Bertino, Cathy Park Hong, Keegan Lester, and Emily Present.
Brooklyn, NY
7pm @ 61 Local

December 9, 2014
Mental Marginalia’s “Decemberalia” with Cynthia Cruz, Peter Milne Greiner, Keegan Lester, and Chelsea Coreen.
Brooklyn, NY
8:15pm @ The West

October 2, 2014
Pure Products Reading Series
Tuscaloosa, AL
7:30pm @ Green Bar

July 27, 2014
Birds of Lace @ 4th Annual New York City Poetry Festival
Chumley’s Stage @ Governors Island, NY

May 16, 2014
No, Dear Issue 13: DEBRIS — Launch Party
LA SALA @ Cantina Royal — Brooklyn, NY

March 1, 2014
Beyond Thresholds †† Nick Flynn¬ David Shields ¬ Melissa Febos ¬ JD Scott & Jessica Hendry Nelson ††
Sole Repair Shop — 1001 East Pike, Seattle, Washington 98122


October 29, 2013
Tampa, FL
Inkwood Books @ 216 S. Armenia Ave

October 28, 2013
St. Leo, FL
Creative Writing Lecture @ Saint Leo University

October 26, 2013
Orlando, FL
There Will Be Words/Dead Poets Slam @ Stardust Video & Coffee

October 25, 2013
Savannah, GA
Lucky Funeral Tour @ The Wormhole

October 24, 2013
Athens, GA
Avid Poetry Series @ Avid Bookshop

October 23, 2013
Atlanta, GA
Potlatch Reading Series @ SCAD Atlanta’s Ivy Hall

October 22, 2013
Asheville, NC
Juniper Bends Reading Series @ Downtown Books & News

October 21, 2013
Durham, NC
5 Poets/”Dirty So and So” Reading @ The Shadowbox

October 20, 2013
Washington, DC
Three Tents Reading Series @ The Big Hunt

October 19, 2013
Tattooed Mom @ 530 South Street

October 18, 2013
The West @ 379 Union Avenue

June 30, 2013
Writing It All with Anne Carson, Robert Currie, and Ébauche
Governors Island, NYC
12:00pm – 3:00pm

June 2, 2013
Soapbox Poets @ Howl!Festival
Tompkins Square Park, NYC

May 6, 2013
We Three Productions with Marisa Crawford, KD Henley, and Aimee Walker
d.b.a. — 41 1st Ave, NYC

May 4, 2013
The Poetry Brothel presents… The Factory
Forgotten Works Studio — 46 Bridge Street, Brooklyn
9:00pm – 2:00am

March 9, 2013
Dancing Birds Brunch (AWP Offsite Event)

February 21, 2013
Earshot Reading Series (8th Anniversary Reading)
Lolita Bar — 266 Broome Street, NYC


October 12, 2012
Peter Meinke Prize Reading / Launch Party for Night Errands
Cafe Hey — 1540 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL

September 29, 2012
Slapdash (“Death.”)
LaunchPad — 721 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn

August 25, 2012
TOWER OF TERROR // “LITERARY WHATEVER” w. Becca Klaver and Carina Finn
Mustard Beak, Brooklyn

July 18, 2012
A Night with Brooklyn Indie Lit Mags feat. A Public Space, Moonshot, Recommended Reading (Electric Literature), SET, Slice, and Tin House (moderated by CLMP)
powerHouse Arena — 37 Main St, Brooklyn

June 16, 2012
Periodically Speaking: The Magathon (sponsored by CLMP)
New York Public Library (NYPL) — Fifth Avenue @ 42nd Street
Audio: (Reading for Moonshot @ ~16:15-20:15)

June 2, 2012
Representing Moonshot — with Esther K. Smith (Purgatory Pie Press) & Mike Young (Noo Journal)
Duck Duck — 161 Montrose Ave, Brooklyn

June 1, 2012
Brooklyn Spaces presents CCLaP and Moonshot Magazine
Book Thug Nation — 100 N 3rd St, Brooklyn

May 23, 2012
Hosting Moonshot #4 Launch Party
feat. performances by Richard Kostelanetz, Dawn Raffel, Victoria Redel, Terese Svoboda, Chloe Caldwell and Skye Tyler
Housing Works Bookstore — 126 Crosby Street, NYC

March 30, 2012
LUNCH POEMS @ The New York Chapbook Festival
Reading w/ Steven Karl, Saeed Jones, and Angela Veronica Wong
CUNY — 365 Fifth Avenue, NYC

March 24, 2012
Slapdash (“Everyone is out to get me…EVERYTHING’S FINE!”)
LaunchPad — 721 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn

February 10, 2012
Hosting Moonshot Presents “CAVITY SEARCH”
feat. readings by Eve Bates, Ana Božičević, Gregory Crosby, Jason Helm, Kendra Grant Malone, Syreeta McFadden, and more!
Mustard Beak
Doors at 7:30pm, Reading at 8:00pm