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Upcoming Events and Classes

Porter was scheduled to teach in the Key West Literary Seminars in January 2021. The workshops and seminars have been postponed until January 2022. More information here.

Selected Past Events and Workshops

Left Margin Lit Reading at Novel Brewing, Oakland, CA, Spring Hill College Boyle Lecturer, Mobile, AL, St. Mary's College of California Writer-in-Residence, Moraga, CA, Left Margin Lit Fiction Workshop, Berkeley, CA, St. Mary's College of California Writer-in-Residence: Craft Discussion, Fiction Reading, Moraga, CA; Babylon Salon, The Armory Club, San Francisco.

Pacific University Low-Residency MFA Program Faculty: Seaside, OR; California Association of Teachers of English (CATE) Annual Conference, San José; Center for Literary Arts, San José State University, Western New England Low-Residency MFA Program Faculty: Springfield, MA; University of California-Berkeley.

Key West Literary Seminar: The Dark Side: Mystery, Crime & The Literary Thriller; NOV Conference: Houston, TX, Lafayette (LA), West Lafayette (IN); AWP Conference, Seattle; Politics & Prose (DC); Why There Are Words, Sausalito (CA); Babylon Salon, San Francisco; Bookstores in Houston, Baton Rouge, New Orleans. Fall for the Book: Fairfax (VA), Texas Book Festival: Austin, Louisiana Book Festival: Baton Rouge, The Janus-Faced Habit: A Symposium for Nicholas Delbanco: Ann Arbor (MI)


NOV Conference: Houston, TX, Aberdeen, Scotland, West Lafayette, IN; AWP Conference, Boston; Bear River Writers' Conference (MI), Writers Community Harvest (IN); Ohio University; AWP Conference, Chicago, Bear River Writers' Conference (MI)


Indiana University; Key West Literary Seminar, The Hungry Muse: An Exploration of Food in Literature; AWP Conference, DC, Denison University (OH)

Key West Literary Seminar: Historical Fiction and the Search for Truth; National Society of Arts and Letters (IN); AWP Conference, Chicago, Writers Community Harvest (IN)


Books by the Banks: Cincinnati Book Festival, IUPUI-Indianapolis, Wisconsin Book Festival, Purdue University, Politics & Prose (DC), Busboys & Poets (DC), Happy Ending Reading Series (NYC), Chicago Tribune'sPrinter's Row Book Fair, Tippecanoe County Public Library (IN), Key West Literary Seminar, New Voices: Where Have We Been? Where Are We Going? AWP Conference, New York. Bookstores in Milwaukee, Chicago, Iowa City, DC, Philadelphia, Grand Rapids, Memphis and Oxford, MS


NonfictioNow Conference, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA; Gathering of Writers, Writers' Center of Indiana; University of Indianapolis' Kellogg Writers Series; AWP Panel in Atlanta: Literary Gossip: Do's and Don'ts; AWP Panel in Atlanta: Purdue Graduate Creative Writing Program's 20th Anniversary; PEN/Faulkner Reading Series (DC): New Voices in American Fiction; Key West Literary Seminar: Wondrous Strange: Mystery, Intrigue and Psychological Drama


Writers Community Harvest (IN); Lawrenceburg Public Library (IN); Hudson Valley Writers Center (NY); Los Angeles Times Festival of Books; University of Michigan; Butler University; Key West Literary Seminar: The Literature of Adventure, Travel and Discovery


Notre Dame University; University of North Carolina-Greensboro; Purdue University; Indianapolis Public Library; NonfictioNow Conference at the University of Iowa; Writers Community Harvest (IN); Writers’ Center of Indiana Fall Festival; Chicago Tribune’s Printer’s Row Book Fair; Ann Arbor Book Festival; Virginia Festival of the Book; Key West Literary Seminar: Humor: More Than Just a Laugh; Bookstores in: New York, Washington, DC, Richmond, Durham, Charlotte, Asheville, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Dearborn, Indianapolis


PEN/Faulkner Benefit Gala (DC); Great Lakes Book Convention (MI); Writers Community Harvest (IN); Key West Literary Seminar: Crossing Borders: The Immigrant Voice in American Literature, Bookstores in: West Lafayette, Greensboro


George Mason University (VA); Lake Forest College (IL); Rice University (TX); Will Read for Food (NC), Will Read for Food (NC); Bookstores in: Greensboro, University of North Carolina-Greensboro; University of Oregon; Will Read for Food (NC)


AWP’s Fall for the Book (VA); Virginia Festival of the Book; Great Lakes Book Convention (OH); New England Book Convention (MA); Second Great Obituary Writers' Conference (TX); Martin Luther King, Jr. Library (DC); Bookstores in: New York, Boston, Washington, DC, St. Louis, Houston, Dallas, Ann Arbor, Madison (CT)

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