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American Folklore Society Folklore Talks

“Interrogating the Normal: Folkloristic Engagements with Disability”
Panel Discussion
12-2 p.m. Eastern March 25, 2022
Online Event


Stanford Neurodiversity Summit

“The Forest and the Trees: Autism and Variable Memory”
Keynote Presentation
9:45 a.m. Eastern Nov. 8, 2021
Online Event

Misericordia University Black History Month Lecture

“Autism, Race, and the Hierarchy of Senses”
Guest Lecture
7 p.m. Eastern Feb. 2, 2021
Zoom Webinar

Missouri Arts Council Featured Artist Program

Featured Artist
January 2021

American Folklore Society 2020 Annual Meeting

“Race and Racism in the Study of Folklore”
Panel discussion
4-6 p.m. Oct. 14, 2020
Virtual Meeting

Greyfriar Lecture Series

Siena College
4-6 p.m. March 5, 2019
Loudonville, New York

Health Humanities Consortium Plenary Address

DePaul University Conference Center
March 28-30, 2019
Chicago, Illinois

Percussion Arts Society International Convention

Mbira Performance with Chiyedza Mbira Ensemble & Musekiwa Chingodza
November 16-17, 2018
Indianapolis, Indiana

Meet the Author Series

Boone County Historical Society Reading and Book Signing for Secret Life
June 16, 2018
Columbia, Missouri

Mary Lattimore with the Anand Prahlad Ensemble

Mbira performance
May 23, 2018
Columbia, Missouri

Deep South in the Global South Conference, University of Louisiana

Lecture, Reading and Book Signing for Secret Life
Panel discussion
March 23-25, 2018
Lafayette, Louisiana

University of Nebraska Omaha

Lecture, Reading and Book Signing for Secret Life
Feb. 14, 2018
Omaha, Nebraska

University of St. Thomas

Lecture, Reading and Book Signing for Secret Life
Oct. 17, 2017

St. Paul, Minnesota

One Read

Panel Discussion on Angela Flournoy’s The Turner House
7 p.m. Sept. 19, 2017
Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia, Missouri

Refugee Community Showcase


Mbira Performance
6 p.m. June 20, 2017
Café Berlin, Columbia, Missouri

Unbound Book Festival

Panel Discussion on Writing and Disabilities and Book Signing for Secret Life
April 22, 2017

Columbia, Missouri

Permafrost Prize Reading

Anand Prahlad at lectern

April 14, 2017

Museum of the North
University of Alaska Fairbanks

University of Alaska Anchorage


April 12, 2017
University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska

College Language Association Convention

April 6-8, 2017
Columbia, Missouri

2017 AWP Conference


Book Signing for Secret Life
Feb. 8-11, 2017
Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.

Hearing Voices, Seeing Visions at Orr Street Studios

Reading and Book Signing for Secret Life
7 p.m. Feb. 21, 2017
Orr Street Studios, 106 Orr St. Columbia, MO

Monica Hand & Nina Simone: Please Don’t Let Me be Misunderstood

Poetry Reading
6 p.m. Feb. 24, 2017
Missouri Theatre, 203 S. 9th St., Columbia, MO


True/False Film Festival

Mbira Performance by Anand Prahlad Ensemble
March 2-5, 2017
Downtown Columbia, MO