Jeff Fearnside



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I’M CURRENTLY AVAILABLE TO GIVE READINGS in (and/or short lectures on) fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Anyone interested in hosting me, please use the contact form to the right.


I’m also available to give talks on my experiences in Asia, particularly my four years of living and working in Central Asia (Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan). Topics can include, but are not limited to, Arts and Culture, Education, the Natural Environment, Politics, Religion, Society, etc.  If desired, this talk can be accompanied by a slide show featuring many of the photos on this website.


Below is a selected list of readings I’ve conducted in the past:


  • March 18, 2014: Readings @ Milepost 5, Portland, Oregon


  • March 21, 2010: Soul-Making Literary Awards Reading: San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, California


  • April 25, 2009: Prescott College Arts & Letters Faculty Showcase: Prescott College Art Gallery, Prescott, Arizona


  • April 22, 2009: Prescott College Earth Day Fair: Prescott College Crossroads Center, Prescott, Arizona


  • Nov. 13, 2008: Prescott College Arts & Letters New Instructor Introduction: Prescott College Art Gallery, Prescott, Arizona


  • July 25, 2007: “Jazz and the Spoken Word”: The Jazz Factory, Louisville, Kentucky


  • June 9, 2007: Magic at the Mount: The Mary Anderson Center for the Arts, Mount St. Francis, Indiana


  • March 27, 2007: Faculty Reading: Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky


  • Feb. 20, 2007: Third Tuesday Coffeehouse series sponsored by Brescia University: Woodward’s at the RiverPark Center, Owensboro, Kentucky


  • Aug. 16, 2006: “Jazz and the Spoken Word”: The Jazz Factory, Louisville, Kentucky


  • Aug. 9, 2006: Bernheim Writer-in-Residence Public Reading: Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Clermont, Kentucky


  • July 27, 2006: Muhammad Ali Center, Louisville, Kentucky


  • July 19, 2006: “Jazz and the Spoken Word”: The Jazz Factory, Louisville, Kentucky


  • June 28, 2006: Reading from A Life Inspired: Tales of Peace Corps Service: Hamilton County Public Library, Cincinnati, Ohio


  • July 28, 2005: U.S. Embassy in Almaty Poetry Series: Coffeedelia Coffeehouse, Almaty, Kazakhstan


  • June 8, 2000: MFA Thesis Reading: City Hall, Spokane, Washington


  • Oct. 22, 1999: “Get Lit!”: As a scheduled reader at the “Get Lit!” literary festival, Tai on First, Spokane, Washington


  • June 11, 1998: “A Gilded Evening”: Paid reading of the works of Mark Twain, Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho


  • December 1996: BFA Thesis Reading: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio


Reading in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Photo by Renata Jdanova