• 2023 Invited Creative, International Conference on the Fantastic of the Arts
  • 2022 Invited Speaker, Goddard Photo Club, NASA
  • 2022 Invited Creative, International Conference on the Fantastic of the Arts
  • 2021 Franklin Park Reading Series, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2021 Spoonbill and Sugartown Reading Series, NY, NY
  • 2021 Loon Reading Series, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2021 Moderator,  Author Panel, International Conference on the Fantastic of the Arts (Zoom)


me queens

  • 2020 Cagibi 2020 Print Issue Celebration, Online

  • Ditmas Lit Reading Series, Hinterlands Bar, Brooklyn, NY, Feb 19, 8 p.m.
  • Queens Central Library, Featured Reader, Queens, NY, Feb 9th 2-4 p.m.




me reading

  • Poor Mouth Poetry, An Beal Bocht, Bronx, NY, Oct 9th, 8:30 p.m.
  • Berfrois and QMT Book Launch, Stella & Fly, 1705 1st Ave, May 15, 8-11 p.m.
  • Risk of Discovery Reading Series, at Blue Chips, 38-04 61st, Queens, NY, May 21, 7 p.m.
  • Spoonbill Studio presents Poetry 99, 99 Montrose Ave. Brooklyn, NY, Feb 11, 7 pm




me reading 6

  • Razor Blade Readings, December 16, 3-6 p.m. Tannat Wine and Cheese, 4736 Broadway/Thayer
  • Book Launch: Who Will Speak for America? Edited by Stephanie Feldman & Nathaniel Popkin — Featuring Readings by KC Trommer, Sam J. Miller, Nancy Hightower, & Herman Beavers, Powerhouse Arena, Thursday, September 27, 7-9 p.m., Brooklyn, NY
  • Who Will Speak for America? Launch Party, Tuesday, June 26th, 7-10 p.m. at L’Etage, Philadelphia, PA
  • A Reading at Transmitter: Barlow/Hightower/Valente, Thursday, June 28, 7-9 pm, Brooklyn, NY
  • The Strand Bookstore, Poet a Day/Microresidency Project, April 4th, 1-3 pm
  • “Female pleasure and Societal Shame: Recovering from Trauma” The Pleasure Panel, New Women Space, 188 Woodpoint Rd, April 5th, 7-9 pm
  • “Writing the Hybrid Essay,” (workshop), Spring Writer’s Conference, William Paterson University, April 14th
  • “Monster Cultures,” with Sofia Samatar, Carmen Machado, Kelly Link, and Theodora Goss, AWP, March 10,
  • “A Reading by Women of Speculative Fiction,” AWP, March 2018
  • Linebreak Reading Series, Queens, March 3, 2018


me reading 2

  • “Of Saints and Monsters” (curator): Featuring: Britt Canty, Jessie Chaffee, Swati Khurana and Rosamond S. King, St. Peters’ Chelsea, Oct 25, 7 pm.
  • “Digital Storytelling as Resistance,” Society for Comparative Literature and Art, Johns Hopkins University, October 20
  • Lyrics, Lit, and Liquor, Brooklyn Lit Crawl, October 6th, Black Forest, Brooklyn 7pm
  • Guerrilla Lit Reading Series, with Alex Gilvarry and Jessie Chaffee, September 13th
  • KGB: Karen Heuler, Nancy Hightower and Matthew Lansburgh, September 17th
  • St. Peter’s, Chelsea presents Artists Resist, July 20th
  • Line Break Reading Series, Queens Book Festival Edition, Sunday, May 28
  • The Rally Reading Series, Brooklyn, NY, April 27
  • Writers Read NYC, NY, April 23
  • Lit, Lyrics, and Liquor, HiFi Bar, NY, NY, March 14th
  • Brew XII: An Evening of Literary Works, The Hungry Ghost, Brooklyn, NY, March 9
  • Les Bleus, February 23
  • “MFA or Bust?” Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, Washington D.C, February 2017
  • Sundays at Erv’s, Erv’s on Beekman, Brooklyn, NY, January 8th




    • Bourgeois Pig Cafe, Chicago, IL, 2015
    • Miss Spoken Reading Series, Gallery Cabaret, Chicago, IL, 2015
    • “Finding True (H)Appiness – “A Dialog Event with Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, Amanda Stern, and Nancy Hightower,” New York, NY 2015
    • Hideaway Salon Series, Electric Studios, Brooklyn, NY  2015
    • LIC Arts Open, Shangri‐la Gallery, Queens, NY, 2015
    • Lit Reading Series, Brooklyn, NY,  2015
    • LIT at Lark Reading Series, Lark Café, Brooklyn, NY, 2015
    • Phyllis Robertson Program Series, Schultz-Holmes Memorial Library, Blissfield, MI, 2014
    • “Reimagining the Fantastic,” CAS WR100, Fairy Tales and Literature. Arts and Sciences Writing Program, Boston University 2014
    • Lamprophonic Emerging Writers Series, Symphony Space, New York City, NY, 2014
    • Pink Narcissus Press Group Reading, Readercon, Burlington, MA,  2014
    • The Authors Corner on Public Radio,  2014
    • “Dear Reader, I Reviewed It: VIDA and Women in Book Reviewing,” (panel), Out of the Binders: Symposium on Women Writers Today, Arthur L Carter Journalism Institute, NYU, 2014
    • International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, FL,  2014
    • Reading with D.T. Friedman, New York Review of Science Fiction Readings, Soho Gallery  for Digital Art, New York City, NY,  2014
    • Hour of the Wolf with Jim Freund, WBAI, New York City, NY, 2014
    • “Re-remembering the Fractured Past,” English 474, Writers of Color in American Speculative Fiction, English Department, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2014
    • Electric Velocipede group reading, Bluestocking Books, New York City, NY, February 2014
    • “Under the Skin,” Hop Leaf Bar, Chicago, IL, 2013
    • Pathways to Publication” (panel), Chicago Book Expo, 2013
    • World Science Fiction Convention, San Antonio, TX 2013
    • “Transforming Fact into Fiction,” International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, FL,  2013
    • Here I am lecturing about the grotesque in art at William Patterson University