CV: Professional Activities


Jennifer Semple Siegel
York College of Pennsylvania
(Retired)
Administrator/owner of several writing-related sites, for example: Poets.net, Like This Page, Suddenlys, Fat Woman Walking, Writer! Writer!, and The Querist (all current).
Administrator/owner, Post Foetry, 2007-2008.
Administrator/Moderator at Foetry (now archived), American Poetry Watchdog, 2006-2007.
Reading, “On Resubmitting His Creation” (poem), Fountain of the Muse, 2019 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) conference, Baltimore, MD.
Reading, Excerpts from Fat Woman Walking 2019 College English Association (CEA) conference, New Orleans, LA.
Reading, “On Resubmitting His Creation” (poem), 2019 College English Association (CEA) conference, New Orleans, LA.
Reading, “Tribute to Larry Rubin (1930-2018)” (essay), 2019 College English Association (CEA) conference, New Orleans, LA.
Reading, “Poyke” (short story), 2017 College English Association (CEA) conference, Hilton Head, SC.
Conducted a memoir workshop, The American Corner, Skopje, North Macedonia, 2010.
With Macedonian colleagues, developed an American Studies program for the University of Skopje (Cyril and Methodius), Skopje, North Macedonia.
Reading, “All Along the Campaign Trail” (poem), Fountain of the Muse, 2008 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) conference, San Antonio, TX.
Organized Larry Rubin’s Poetry Workshop, 2008 College English Association (CEA) conference, St. Louis, MO.
Organized and facilitated a second poetry workshop, 2008 College English Association (CEA) conference, St. Louis, MO.
Reading, Excerpts (Prologue and Chapter One) from Memoir Madness: Driven to Involuntary Commitment (memoir), Fountain of the Muse, 2007 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) conference, New York, NY.
Organized Larry Rubin’s Poetry Workshop, 2007 College English Association (CEA) conference, New Orleans, LA.
Organized and facilitated a second poetry workshop, 2007 College English Association (CEA) conference, New Orleans, LA.
Black History Month Lecture/Film, February 2007, Their Eyes Were Watching God, The American Corner, Skopje, North Macedonia.
Organized Larry Rubin’s Poetry Workshop, 2006 College English Association (CEA) conference, San Antonio, TX.
Organized and facilitated a second poetry workshop, 2006 College English Association (CEA) conference, San Antonio, TX.
Reading, “2001 Ivar Street,” excerpt from Memoir Madness: Driven to Involuntary Commitment (memoir), 2006 College English Association (CEA) conference, San Antonio, TX.
Reading, selected excerpts from Memoir Madness: Driven to Involuntary Commitment (memoir), 2006 Pennsylvania College English Association (PCEA) conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
Moderator, 2006 Pennsylvania College English Association (PCEA) conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
Lecture, with question-and-answer session, to prospective college students, “Enrolling in American Colleges,” The American Corner, Skopje, North Macedonia, January 2006.
Reading, “Horny Women at the Sewing Factory” (poem), Fountain of the Muse, 2005 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
Reading, “Rudy,” excerpt from Memoir Madness: Driven to Involuntary Commitment (memoir), 2005 Advanced Placement (AP) test readings, Daytona Beach. (Have also done readings for the group since 1996). AP Reading, Daytona Beach, FL.
Workshop on Writing Memoir, The American Corner, Skopje, Macedonia, 2005.
Workshop on Writing Fiction, The American Corner, Skopje, Macedonia, 2005.
Workshop on Writing Form Poetry, The American Corner, Skopje, Macedonia, 2005.
Lecture to high school students on writing the SAT and AP essay, Nova School, Skopje, Macedonia, 2004.
Reading, “Our Other Twin,” excerpt from Twin Candy Bings, (now part of The Fat Lady Sings) 2004 College English Association (CEA) conference, Richmond, VA.
Moderator, 2004 College English Association (CEA) conference, Richmond, VA.
Reading, “Detox,” 2004 Pennsylvania College English Association (PCEA) conference, Scranton, PA.
Reading, “Résumé” and “Are You EVER Going to Be Thin?” from Are You EVER Going to Be Thin? (and other short stories), 2003 College English Association (CEA) conference, St. Petersburg, FL.
Reading, “Résumé” from Are You EVER Going to Be Thin? (and other short stories), 2003 Advanced Placement (AP) test readings, Daytona Beach. (Have also done readings for the group since 1996).
Reading, “Psychedelic Bingo” and “How NOT to Send a Poem Out Into Public” (poems), 2003 SAT II test readings, Princeton, NJ.
Reading, excerpts from Twin Candy Bings, novel-in-progress, 2002 Pennsylvania College English Association (PCEA) conference, St. Davids, PA.
Reading, “Psychedelic Bingo,” from Are You EVER Going to Be Thin? (and other short stories), 2001 Pennsylvania College English Association conference, Punxsutawney, PA.
Conducted workshop, “Predator Editors, Publishers, and Agents: Avoid the Scam!” 2001 Clockhouse Writer’s Conference, Goddard College, Plainfield, VT.
Reading, excerpts from Mystical Bodies, a novel, 1999 College English Association conference, Philadelphia, PA.
Reading, excerpts from Mystical Bodies, a novel, 1998 Pennsylvania College English Association conference, DuBois, PA.
Organized three creative writing sessions, including an Editor’s Roundtable discussion, my own presentation on fiction writing, and Larry Rubin’s poetry workshop, 1996 College English Association conference, New Orleans, LA.
Reading, “Snakes,” a short story from Are You EVER Going to Be Thin? (and other short stories), 1995 Pennsylvania College English Association conference, State College, PA.
Organized three creative writing sessions, including own presentation of a “Flash Fiction” workshop, Larry Rubin’s poetry workshop, and Penelope Prentice’s comedy connection workshop, 1995 College English Association conference, Cleveland, OH.
Conducted creative writing workshop, “How to Create Interactive Characters from Scratch,” 1994 College English Association conference, Orlando, FL.
Organized creative writing panel, “The Teacher as Creative Writer,” 1993 College English Association conference, Charlotte, NC. Also presented paper “Hear Our Voices: Back to the Past.”
Reading, “Feet,” from  AreYou EVER Going to Be Thin? (and other short stories), 1993 Pennsylvania College English Association (PCEA) conference, Bloomsburg, PA.
Reading, “Knowing,” “Mafia Lawyer Scum,” “Possibilities for Capricious Weather,” “Placard on a Honolulu Bus,” and “TO JWC: Eulogy for a Stranger” (poems), 1992 College English Association conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
Presented paper “When Freud Steps in...” and read short story “Visitation,” 1991 Pennsylvania College English Association conference, York, PA.
Session Respondent, 1990 College English Association conference, Buffalo, NY.
Chaired session and read “Our Lady of Miracles” (short story), 1990 Pennsylvania College English Association conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
Reading, “Rendezvous” (short story), creative writing workshop, 1988 National Lektors’ Conference, Skofja Loka, Yugoslavia.

Updated November 27, 2019

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