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2023 Appearances

January 24th: Western Illinois University (Macomb, IL)

March 4th: IDEA Conference (Muncie, Indiana) —

March 7th-8th: Morgan State University (Baltimore, MD)

March 18th: The First Step film theatrical premiere (Muncie, Indiana)

April 23rd: Dayton Metro Library – Book release for Facing Eviction & Housing Insecurity (Dayton, OH)

April 29th: Indiana Writers Center Gathering of Writers (Indianapolis, Indiana)

May 7th-20th: Center for Social Innovation, Frederick University, and the International School of Nicosia (Nicosia, Cyprus)

June 16th: Fables Books (Goshen, Indiana)

July 19th-21st: Midwest Writers Workshop (Muncie, IN)

August 3rd: Wellness Book Club (Grand Rivers, KY)

September 12th: Pink Leaf – Book release for Facing Resource Insecurity in East-Central Indiana (Muncie, IN)

September 14th: University of Indianapolis (Indianapolis, IN)

September 20th: Ball State University (Muncie, IN)

September 22nd: University of Maryland-Eastern Shore (Princess Anne, MD)

October 24th: American Educational Research Association: Literacy and Equity in Rural Education webinar (Washington, D.C.)

October 25th: Eastern Washington University (Spokane, WA)

November 10th: National Collegiate Honors Council Annual Conference (Chicago, IL)

November 14th: Indiana Library Federation Annual Conference — Meet and greet and book signing (Indianapolis, IN)

December 16th: Village Lights Bookstore — Author talk and signing (Madison, IN)

2022 Appearances

January 25th: Muncie Rotary (Muncie, Indiana)

February 2nd: University of Indianapolis (Indianapolis, Indiana) —

March 23rd-26th: Association of Writers & Writing Programs (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

March 29th-30th: In Print Festival of First Books, Hosted by Ball State University (Muncie, Indiana)

June 8th-10th: University of Nicosia (Nicosia, Cyprus)

July 10th: Fables Books (Goshen, Indiana)

July 14th-16th: Midwest Writers Workshop (Muncie, Indiana)

September 17th: NCAA Headquarters (Indianapolis, Indiana)

November 6th: International Peace Museum (Dayton, Ohio)

November 7th: Sinclair College (Dayton, Ohio)

December 2nd: Second Flight Books (Lafayette, IN)

2021 Appearances

February 22nd: Ball State University, English Department/Scriptwriting (Virtual Guest Speaker)

March 16th: Virtual Meet-and-Greet with J.R. Jamison for NetGalley Reviewers (hosted by The Facing Project Press)

March 23rd: Ivy Tech Community College Leadership Series (Virtual Guest Speaker)

June 11th: Virtual Symposium on Service-Learning (hosted by the University of Nicosia)

Summer/Fall 2021 HILLBILLY QUEER Book Tour

April 24th: The Facing Project Radio Show on NPR (LISTEN NOW)

May 5th: The Huckleberry Gin Podcast, in conversation with host and author Carly Gelsinger (LISTEN NOW)

May 14th: Virtual Book Launch for HILLBILLY QUEER, in conversation with New York Times bestselling author Kelsey Timmerman (hosted by Second Flight Books – Lafayette, IN) (WATCH NOW)

June 28th: Common Threads: A Conversation with J.R. Jamison & Angela Jackson-Brown (hosted by Irvington Vinyl & Books – Indianapolis, IN) (WATCH NOW)

August 4th: J.R. Jamison in Conversation with Annabel Soutar (hosted by Arts Midwest and the Québec Government Office in Chicago – Minneapolis, MN) (WATCH NOW)

August 9th: J.R. Jamison in Conversation with Samantha Allen (hosted by The Novel Neighbor – St. Louis, MO) — (WATCH NOW)

September 4th: An Afternoon with J.R. Jamison: A Discussion with Readings from HILLBILLY QUEER (hosted by Maring-Hunt Library — Muncie, IN) — (WATCH NOW)

October 8th: An Evening with J.R. Jamison and Ashley C. Ford: A Celebration of Queer Authors (hosted by Muncie PRIDE and Ball State University — 7 p.m., Cardinal Hall A, B, & C) (WATCH NOW)

2020 Appearances

March 16th: Dayton Metropolitan Library–Downtown Branch (Dayton, Ohio)

March 26th: Saint Mary’s College (Notre Dame, Indiana) — POSTPONED due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). New date coming soon!

April 3rd: The University of Washington–Bothell (Bothell, Washington) — POSTPONED due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). New date coming soon!

June 9th-12th: University of Nicosia (Nicosia, Cyprus) — POSTPONED due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). New dates coming soon!

November 18th: WFYI & Indiana Broadcasting Presents: Difficult Conversations: Why they are important and how to have them (virtual panelist)

2019 Appearances

January 25th: Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

March 6th-8th: Continuums of Service at the University of San Diego, San Diego, California 

March 30th: The Annual Meeting of the North Central Sociological Association, Cincinnati, Ohio — with Kelsey Timmerman

April 17th: The University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio

May 8th: The Engaged Teaching Seminar, Indianapolis, Indiana

June 12th-16th: University of Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus

July 27th: Midwest Writer’s Workshop, Muncie, Indiana

September 7th: A Midsummer Night’s Narrative Storytelling Festival & Benefit Concert for The Facing Project — with Kelsey Timmerman, Josh Kaufman (NBC’s The Voice), and Cliff Ritchey 

September 12th: Guest on Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick (Indiana statewide, Chicago, and Louisville markets)

September 12th: Book launch and theatrical event for Facing Suicide in Madison, Indiana 

September 21st: Indiana Public Radio’s “All Beers Considered” — Meet & Greet

November 18th: Panelist, National Novel Writing Month, Muncie Public Library, Muncie, Indiana

November 21st: Panelist, LGBTQ Healthcare Seminar — Safe Places to Tell Our Story, Minnetrista, Muncie, Indiana

November 25th-28th: University of Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus

Listen to me speak each month on The Facing Project Radio Show on NPR