August 23, 2017

Past Appearances

2016

December

Hosted Poetry in the Boro with featured readers Walker Bass, Kerri French, and Ciona Rouse.

November

Hosted Poetry in the Boro with featured reader Amie Whittemore.

October

Hosted Poetry in the Boro with featured readers DeAnna DeBow Osborne and Aaron Shapiro.

Appeared at the Southern Festival of Books with Swedish poet and writer Bernt-Olav Andersson.
Kory read the English translations of some of his poems. Kelsey provided a few fiddle tunes, too!

September

Hosted Poetry in the Boro with featured reader Alvin Knox (read some of his work on Artvilla).

Performed collaborative poetry and old-time music as The Kelsey Wells Duo, p
re-show entertainment at Nashville’s Shakespeare in the Park.

August

Hosted the first Poetry in the Boro with featured readers Allison Boyd Justus, Bryanna Licciardi, Daniyah Kazadi, and Denise Wilson.

June

Featured poet at Poet’s Corner, the monthly reading series at Scarritt Bennett in Nashville.

Read with other members of her poetry group, The Delineators, at the Murfreesboro Art Crawl
from 6-9 PM in the Rotunda at Murfreesboro City Hall. Short readings at 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00 and 8:30 pm.

Led several workshops at Collective Impact, the Tennessee Arts Commission statewide conference
in Murfreesboro. Tuesday sessions on social media, Thursday on poetry.

May

Among the local authors who met and mingled with student authors at the Linebaugh Library ESP Children Authors Recognition in Murfreesboro.

April

Read with other members of her poetry group, The Delineators, at the Murfreesboro Art Crawl from 6-9 PM.

March

Guest speaker for poetry night in Gloria Ballard‘s Creative Writing Fundamentals class at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film.
Kory usually does this each semester that Gloria teaches the class, with a focus on how contemporary poems can inform our prose writing.

February

Invited reader, For the Love of Writing: A Toast to Bill Brown, presented by East Side Story at The Post East in Nashville.

Moderated Q&A for Ada Limón reading at MTSU

January

Participated in the open-mic at Poetry in the Brew – what a great crowd!
Check out this monthly event if you’re looking for a place to read a new poem or two.

2015

December

Invited reader, December: A Juried Reading hosted by The Porch Writers’ Collective in Nashville.

October

Guest speaker for poetry night in Gloria Ballard‘s Creative Writing Fundamentals class at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film.

August

Kory and Kelsey’s collaborative new media project, “She Ain’t Fetchable” was included in the juried collection “Still Life: The Art of Moonshine” at MTSU’s Todd Art Gallery.  The series of six audio recordings with accompanying images, awarded 3rd place in the show, portray the voice of a famous female Tennessee moonshiner from the late 1800s and imagine her response to a popular song of the time about another moonshining woman, “Darling Corey.”

July

Kory was a featured poet at Lyrical Brew, the monthly reading series at Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt, hosted by Nashville poet Ciona D. Rouse.

March

Workshop and poetry performance for the Alabama State Poetry Society; “What’s That Song Doing in My Poem?” – Various ways to use songs of any genre to inspire or inform our poems.

March

Guest speaker for poetry night in Gloria Ballard‘s Creative Writing Fundamentals class at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film.

2014

December

Poetry and old-time Christmas tunes for the Grundy County Historical Society

September

Featured poet and performer at the 12th annual Martin Methodist College Literary Festival

April

Tennessee Mountain Writers – Kory presented a session on blogging; Kory & Kelsey performed

March

Guest speaker for poetry night in Gloria Ballard‘s Creative Writing Fundamentals class at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film.

2013

September

Read to Succeed reader training to help anyone – including parents and childcare and education professionals –
make story time more engaging (Kory with Suze Gilbert, Ed.D.)

August

Thunder Radio’s Bluegrass Crossroads Show

March

Performance, The Pensters Writing Group, University of South Alabama, Fairhope

2012

October

Southern Festival of Books‘ Café Stage, Nashville

September

Poet’s Corner, Nashville

April

School visit celebrating National Poetry Month and Read to Succeed, Providence Christian Academy

February

Union Ave. Books, Knoxville (with Tennessee Joltwagon)

Appearance on the Blue Plate Special, WDVX Knoxville (with Tennessee Joltwagon)

2011

December

Appearance on the Blue Plate Special, WDVX Knoxville (with Maggi Vaughn, Tennessee poet laureate)

October

Workshop for the Express Yourself Arts Conference, Murfreesboro

Sessions at the Southern Festival of Books (Kory – both days; Kelsey – Saturday only)

September

Workshop leader, 2011 Memphis Creative Nonfiction Conference

Poetry and music performance with Kelsey at Burke’s Books

June

Rutherford County Schools’ Writers’ Academy (for teachers)