"At the State Hospital, Twelve Years Old" and "Topeka Underground" (short stories), ReThink Topeka, Selected Works, April 2010.
"Desire Bears No Fruit" (poem), seveneightfive 4(4) March 1 - April 15, 2010.
"The Poet Eats Redbud," "Villanelle for Spring" and "Desire Bears No Fruit" (poems), seveneightfive RowHouse Poetry Review, Spring 2010.
"The Last Coroner's Wife," "State Flowers," "The Marigold Capital of Kansas" and Hedge War" (short-short stories), Little Balkans Review 5(4) fall 2009.
"The Woman Who Wore Flowers" (prose poem), New Mexico Poetry Review 1(1) fall 2009.
"The Grass Garden" (short-short story), seveneightfive, June/July 2009.
"The House Hot" (article), Topeka Magazine spring 2009, pp. 52-54.
"Fugitive Interlude: 1825" (short story), Blue Earth Review 7(2) (spring 2009), p. 18-21.
"Answer: Because" (short story), Flint Hills Review, 2009, p. 35.
"The Garden Mapper," "Tenacious Beauty," "Alex and Harry in the Queen's Garden, Edinburgh" and "Seed Pinchers" (short stories), Coal City Review 26: 2009, p. 3-6.
"Native Tongue" (article), Topeka Magazine winter 2008/2009, pp. 54-5.
"Cafe Holliday's Posole" (article), Topeka Magazine fall 2008, pp. 68-9.
"Garden Plots: A Collection of Short Shorts," North American Review, May-August 2008, p. 30-31.
Banned in Kansas: Motion Picture Censorship, 1915-1966, by Gerald R. Butters, Great Plains Quarterly 29(1) (winter 2009), p. 73-74.
Afterimages: A Family Memoir, by Carol Ascher, Kansas History 31(3) (autumn 2008).
"What Kansas Means to Me: 20th Century Writers on the Sunflower State," Read Across Kansas presentations, January - May 2011, Emporia, Lawrence, Wichita, Topeka, Alma, Oakley, Quinter, Colby, Norton, Pittsburg, Hutchinson, St. John, Parsons, LaCygne, Ness City, Ulysses, Dodget City, Ashland, Kinsley, Silver Lake, Atchison, Burlingame, Manhattan
"What Kansas Means to Me," Kansas Libraries Conference, Topeka, November 2010
"Plotting the Short Story, The Novel and Your Life" (workshop), The Writer's Place, Kansas City, Mo., November 2010.
"What Kansas Means to Me" (webinar), Central Kansas library System, November 2010
"On Getting Published," Mark Twain Writing Camp, University of Missouri-Kansas City, June 2010
Plot Workshop, Iowa Summer Writing Festival, iowa City, June 2010
"Kansas Communities Value Their Libraries," State Library Luncheon, Wichita, Kan., April 2010 (as William Jennings Bryan Oleander)
Reader/mentor, North Shore Young Writers Conference, Beverly., Mass., March 2010
"Kansas Literature and Race," Race and Law course, Washburn School of Law, February 2010
"Kansas Folklore," Washburn Administrative Assistants, January 2010
"Porubsky's Transcendent Deli" introductions, Topeka and Manhattan, November 2009
"Burns, Bagpipes and Barleycorn," Osher Institute, University of Kansas, October and November 2009
"Tsil Cafe: Background," Lyons (Kan.) Public Library, October 2009
"Writing, Revising, Agenting, Publishing," Kansas Authors Club Convention, Topeka, October 2009
"On Being Here," Johnny Appleseed Festival, Leon, Kan., October 2009 (as William Jennings Bryan Oleander)
"The Importance of Kansas Literature," Leon (Kan.) Middle and High School, October 2009
"Digging for Darwin," WU Faculty Colloquium, October 2009
"On Becoming Scottish," Moehler Lecture, McPherson (Kan). College, September 2009
Plot Workshop, Iowa Summer Writing Festival, Iowa City, July 2009
Book talk, Shepherd's Center, Topeka, June 2009
"Three Character Revelations," Mark Twain Writing Conference, University of Missouri - Kansas City, June 2009
"Plotting, Forwards and Backwards," The Writers Place, Kansas City, Mo., June 2009
"Oleander on Preservation," Kansas Preservation Alliance, Topeka, June 2009
"A Kansas Literary Look at Charity," Doorstep Banquet, Topeka, April 2009
"Garden Plots," short, short story presentations, Washburn University Retirees, October 2008
"Plotting and the Novel," Partners in Crime, Border's Book Store, Overland Park, Kan., April 2009
Mentor/reader, North Shore Young Writers Conference, Beverly, Mass., March 2009
"Becoming a Reader," Topeka High School Sigma Tau Delta (English Honors Society) Initiation, February 2009
William Jennings Bryan Oleander performance, Talk for Iraq, Southern Hills Mennonite Church, October 2008
"Passion, Research, Travel -- where my writing comes from," Kansas College and University Librarians, Lawrence, October 2008
Secrets of the Tsil Café book discussion, Kansas City (Mo.) Public Library, July 2008
Farrell Lecturer and visiting writer, Highland Park High, Topeka, April 2011
"Garden Plots," Midwestern Victorain Studies Conference, Washburn, April 2011
St. Joseph University, Philadelphia, Pa., February 2011
Michael Printz Writer-in-residence, Topeka West high, November 2010
Visitng writer, Emporia State University, October 2010
With poet Steven Hind, Top City Poetry Reading Series, Blackbird Cafe, Topeka, September 2010
Offices and appointments
Fellow, Center for Kansas Studies
Director, Faculty Colloquium on The Garden (fall 2008), College of Arts and Sciences
Judge, Poetry Out Loud state finals, Brown V. Board site, Topeka
Advisory board, Porubsky's Deli Documentary
Humanities advisor, "Sunflower Journeys," KTWU
Humanities advisor, "Florence Documentary," Kansas Humanities Council
Advisory board, editorial, Kansas History, Kansas State Historical Society
Advisory board, editorial, Center for Great Plains Studies
Regular William Jennings Bryan Oleander commentaries, KPR 91.5 FM
Edited with Margy Stewart One Time on the Upper McDowell by Helen Poole Tonish, February 2009
Screener, Free State Traveling Picture Show, January-May 2009, Kansas Department of Commerce