My Accomplishments

My Complete Writing Resume:

Work Experiences:

Vanillerotica Literary EZine (June 2007- Present) Chief Editor; Responsible for acquiring, evaluating, and publishing all new talent submitted to the magazine as well as managing budget and marketing the publication.

The Vindicator Magazine (April 2004-Present) Contributing Writer; Submitting clips for publication on various topics of importance around Cleveland State University’s campus and in life outside campus.

Whiskey Island Magazine (August 2013-December 2013) Student Intern; Responsible for reviewing and approving submissions to Whiskey Island Magazine during Fall Semester of 2013.

The Voice Newsletter (December 2004-October 2010) Contributing Writer; Submitting clips for publication on various topics of importance around Cuyahoga Community College campuses.

Scene Magazine (August 2009-May 2010) Marketing Intern; Responsible for photography and representing Scene Magazine at events around Cleveland.

My Accomplishments (1994-1999):

*From 1995 to 1999, I majored in Creative Writing at Cleveland School of the Arts High school.

*I helped build a website for Domestic Violence as part of our VC98 Global Classroom project at http://www.virtualclassroom.org .

*I published a poem published through the International Library of Poetry’s “A celebration of poets; 1998 showcase edition.”

*On Cleveland School of the Arts’ newspaper staff in 1999.

*Graduated with a Creative Writing High school Diploma; June 1999.

My Accomplishments (1999-Present):

*I published a poem in Youngstown State University’s “1999 Penguin Review.”

*I published a clip in Cuyahoga Community College’s “Mosaic” newspaper in September 2002.

*I published 2 poems in Hessler Street Fair’s 2003 Poetry Competition Booklet.

*Read a poem entitled “Religion” as a feature poet for Hessler Street Fair’s 2003 “ SAY WHAT? Young Poets and Songwriter’s Competition.”

*I published a poem in the International Library of Poetry’s “The Colors of Life” Poetry Anthology in 2003.

*I published 2 poems in Cleveland State University’s The Vindicator magazine in April 2004.

*I published 2 clips in the September 2004 issue of Cuyahoga Community College’s “Mosaic” newspaper and 1 clip in the October 2004 “Spectrum” newspaper.

*Read poetry at “Queer Coffeehouse: Coming Out” event in October 2004.

*Read 2 poems at Cuyahoga Community College’s Java City Lounge in October 2004.

*Published a small Student Spotlight in Cuyahoga Community College’s “Spectrum” newspaper in December 2004.

*Presented 3 poems as part of the “DiverCity Art Show” in April 2005.

*Read poetry at Sacred Path Books and Art Open Mic in April 2005.

*Read 3 poems at Robin’s Nest Variety Show in April 2005.

*Read 2 poems for Mac’s Backs Books Open Mic in May 2005.

*I published a poem in Hessler Street Fair’s 2005 Poetry Competition Booklet.

*I published a clip in Cuyahoga Community College’s “Mosaic” newspaper in May 2005.

*Read 6 pieces for Black, Gay, and Proud’s Art Explosion in August 2005.

*Read poetry for Open Mic Poetry Night at Columbus Writer’s Conference in August 2005.

*I published a clip in the Gay People’s Chronicle in September 2005.

*Read a poem entitled “My Angel” for Mac’s Backs Books Open Mic in May 2006.

*I published a poem in Hessler Street Fair’s 2006 Poetry Competition Booklet.

*Read poetry for Open Mic Poetry Night at Columbus Writer’s Conference in August 2006.

*Read 4 pieces for Punane’s Talent Showcase in May 2007.

*Read 5 pieces for Black, Gay, and Proud’s Jazz + Poetry Nite in July 2007.

*I published a clip in “The Letter” in September 2007.

*I published a clip in Bi Women Newsletter in September 2007.

*I published a clip in Gay People’s Chronicle in January 2008.

*Read for “Queerland Rocks” Open Mic Nite at Suspect Thoughts Bookstore in March 2008.

*Read 6 pieces for Punane’s Talent Showcase in March 2008.

*Read for Suspect Thoughts Bookstore’s Erotica Nite in March 2008.

*Read a poem entitled “God Is a Woman” for Mac’s Backs Books Open Mic in May 2008.

*I published a poem in Hessler Street Fair’s 2008 Poetry Competition Booklet.

*I published a clip in Gay People’s Chronicle’s May 2008’s Pride Guide.

*Read 3 pieces for Black, Gay, and Proud’s Jazz + Poetry nite in July 2008.

*I published a clip in “The Letter” in August 2008.

*Read for Ashe’s African American GLBT writers/M.L.K. Day celebration in January 2009.

*Read 2 pieces for the 4th Annual Punane Talent Showcase in June 2009.

*I published a clip in “The Fence” Magazine in March 2010.

*I published a poem entitled “What We Saw” in Bi Women Newsletter March 2010.

*Read 3 pieces for the 5th Annual Punane Talent Showcase in May 2010.

*I published 2 clips in Cuyahoga Community College’s “The Western Front” in May 2010.

*I published a clip in Bi Women Newsletter in September 2010.

*I published a clip in Cuyahoga Community College’s “The Voice” in September 2010.

*I published a poem in Cuyahoga Community College’s Literary Journal “BreakWall;” in May 2011.

*I published a clip in The Gay People’s Chronicle’s June 2012 Pride Guide.

*I published a poem in Lakewood Public Library’s Symbolic poetry collection “Poems and Problems” in April 2013.

*I published a poem in Hessler Street Fair’s 2015 Poetry Competition Booklet.

*I published 5 clips in Cleveland State University’s “The Vindicator” magazine; 1 in November 2014, 1 in February 2015, 1 in March 2015, 1 in September 2015, and 1 in November 2015.

*I published a poem in Hessler Street Fair’s 2016 Poetry Competition Booklet.

 

 

 

Conferences Attended:

-I attended Literary Cleveland’s INKubator Writing Conference; at Cleveland Public Library Main Branch, Cleveland, Ohio; July 2015, July 2016, July 2017.

-I attended Winter Fictionfest: A Mini-Conference; at Loganberry Books bookstore, Cleveland, Ohio; February 2016.

-I attended Skyline Writer’s Conference; at Henn Mansion, Euclid, Ohio; August 2012.

-I attended Writers and Their Friends Literary Showcase; at Cleveland Playhouse, Cleveland, Ohio; September 2008.

-I attended the Small/Independent Press Showcase; at Cleveland Public Library Main Branch, Cleveland, Ohio; January 2008.

-I attended Book Expo America’s Writer’s Conference; at Washington Convention Center, Washington DC; May 2006.

-I attended the Columbus Writer’s Conference; at Fawcett Event Center, Columbus, Ohio; August 2005, August 2006, August 2007.

-I attended Book Expo America’s Writer’s Conference; at Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York; June 2005, May 2007.

-I attended Writer’s and Their Friends Writing Showcase; at Cleveland Playhouse, Cleveland, Ohio; May 2004.

-I attended Cleveland State University’s Imagination Writer’s Conference, at Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio; July 2003.

Writing Groups:

Cleveland State University’s Creative Writing club; January 2017 – Present

Cleveland Night Writers; May 2017 – Present

Shades Of Ink Writing Collective; May 2016 – Present

Lit Cleveland Public Poetry Workshop; 2015 – Present

Lakewood Literary Club; 2014 – 2016

She Writes Writing Series; April 2005 – July 2005

Robin’s Nest Open Mics; 2005

The Dark Room Theatre Group; 2002 – 2003

Cleveland State University’s Public Poetry Forum; 2001 – 2006

Awards won:

*Received an Editor’s Choice Award in 2004 from The International Library of Poetry.

*My “Modern Day Scrooge” won the Annual “A Christmas Carol” Writing Contest; held at Cleveland Playhouse, Cleveland, Ohio; December 1994.