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Upcoming Events

Just a note about the livestreams: these are generally posted on my Facebook author page and Instagram.


Events for fall 2022 and winter 2023 are being considered now. If YOU would like to have me talk with your book group or organization or class about writing -- poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, or zines -- I'd be happy to! I'm available in person (when we're not in the middle of a pandemic) or via video chat. Contact me and let's work out the details.


Friday, May 26th -- Writespace Reading and Open Mic Night in Houston, TX

I will be one of the two featured readers at Writespace's monthly event at Antidote Coffee. RSVP to read during the open mic portion of the evening.

I also regularly teach Creative Writing workshops for professional organizations including Writespace, WAN Academy (Write About Now), and Grackle & Grackle. Click on the links to learn more about them and to register for these workshops. All classes will be generative in nature and include instruction, writing time, and feedback on your work.


Read Your Way to Writing Well: Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus
4 weeks -- Tuesday evenings beginning June 6th, 6:00-9:00 p.m. (central time), on Zoom

Erin Morgenstern’s highly acclaimed debut novel The Night Circus rocked the literary world with its lush writing, clever structure, magnetic characters, and gripping story. In this four-week course, we will explore some of the reasons why Morgenstern’s novel is so well written and use it as a mentor text to generate some innovative writing of our own. Expect to discuss various elements of the text and to write original creative work, using Morgenstern’s techniques for inspiration. Attendees will have the opportunity to share their writing for supportive feedback during each class session. Homework involves reading The Night Circus over the course of the month and working on your own manuscript.


This course is open to all levels of writing and literary analysis. Students should read the first 3 chapters of the novel before the first class.

Click this link for more details and to register.


Happy Hour: Make You and Your Writing a Priority with Motivational Mondays
4 or 8 weeks -- Monday evenings starting June 12, 6:30–7:30 p.m. (central time), on Zoom

You’re already a writer. You’ve got a manuscript of some kind you’re trying to get down on paper, but finding the time to do it in this modern life is a challenge. Or maybe you know you want to write something, but you keep getting stuck. False starts, mushy middles, and fade-outs dominate your manuscript, preventing you from making the progress you want.


Do these dilemmas sound familiar? Most of us go through them at some point or another, but maybe we don’t have to. Join master teacher Angélique Jamail for a Creative Writing Happy Hour once a week to trouble-shoot whatever you’re working on and get some writing in. This is not a workshop. It’s not a class. There’s no specific homework. You won’t be given prompts (unless you ask for one) and won’t have to produce anything for formal critique. Just show up with your writing, your questions, and whatever snack or beverage you want for a one-hour Zoom session to start your week off with a creative, nurturing vibe.


Each session will adhere to a basic structure:

  • 15-20 minutes of trouble-shooting with a creative writing expert in which you can get your own questions answered and/or learn from others’ questions

  • a 20-minute writing sprint in which everyone writes quietly on whatever they want to work on

  • an optional 5-minute chat session in case any new questions have come up

  • one more 15-20-minute writing sprint


You’ll be amazed by how much writing you can accomplish in 20 focused minutes!


All skill levels welcome. Writers can sign up for one month or both.

Click this link for more details and to register.

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Past Appearances



Saturday, January 14, 2023 -- Sawyer Yards Arts Market (Houston, TX)

Friday, April 7, 2023 -- First Friday Poetry Reading (open mic) at Inprint (Houston, TX)

Sunday, April 23, 2023 -- Lit Book Bar Book Festival (Richmond, TX)

Friday, May 5, 2023 -- First Friday Poetry Reading (open mic) at Inprint (Houston, TX)



February 5, 2022 -- The Twig Bookshop (San Antonio, TX)

April 9, 2022 -- Sawyer Yards Arts Market (Houston, TX)

November 12, 2022 -- Zine Fest Houston (Houston, TX)



January 26, 2021 -- livestream: Scribbler unboxing

February 11, 2021 -- Book Chat with Kara (online)

February 27, 2021 -- teaching Writespace class: How Characters Drive Stories (online)

March 11, 2021 -- livestream: Scribbler unboxing

March 19, 2021 -- Book Chat with Kara (online)

March 29, 2021 -- livestream: Scribbler unboxing

April 1, 2021 -- hosted The Mutable Hour (poetry reading by Mutabilis Press)

April 7, 2021 -- livestream: poetry reading from The Sharp Edges of Water

April 19, 2021 -- livestream: poetry reading of my work from various publications

May 29, 2021 -- livestream: 2 Scribbler unboxings, my new zine, and Writespace news

November 7-9, 2021 -- Kinkaid School Book Fair (Houston, TX)

November 13, 2021 -- Zine Fest Houston (Houston, TX)



February 15, 2020 -- BrazCon (Manvel, TX)

July 11, 2020 -- livestream: my sketchbook for the Brooklyn Art Library

July 12, 2020 -- Poetry Super Highway annual poetry contest judges' chat (online)

July 22, 2020 -- livestream: Scribbler unboxing

August 22, 2020 -- livestream: Scribbler unboxing

September 22, 2020 -- livestream: Scribbler unboxing

October 3, 2020 -- Friendswood Public Library ekphrastic poetry reading (online)

October 4, 2020 -- Poetry Super Highway annual poetry contest winners broadcast (online)

October 24, 2020 -- Homecoming official launch through Blue Willow Bookshop (online)

October 27, 2020 -- livestream: Scribbler unboxing

October 31, 2020 -- Book Chat with Kara (online)

November 9-15, 2020 -- Kinkaid School Book Fair (Houston, TX)

November 20, 2020 -- livestream: Scribbler unboxing

November 27, 2020 -- Book Chat with Kara (online)

December 29, 2020 -- livestream: Scribbler unboxing

December 29, 2020 -- Book Chat with Kara (online)


January 25, 2019 -- Mutabilis Press anthology launch; Jung Center (Houston, TX)

February 19, 2019 -- Poetry FIX; FIX Coffee Bar (Houston, TX)

February 23, 2019 -- BrazCon (Manvel, TX)

March 3, 2019 -- Spider Road Press Celebration of Women's Words (Houston, TX)

March 16, 2019 -- Austin Poetry Society (Austin, TX)

March 16, 2019 -- Malvern Books (Austin, TX)

August 10, 2019 -- River Oaks Bookstore (Houston, TX)

August 17, 2019 -- Blue Willow Bookshop (Houston, TX)

October 24, 2019 -- Kaboom! Books (Houston, TX)

November 11-12, 2019 -- Kinkaid Book Fair (Houston, TX)

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