Schedule

Upcoming Readings & Presentations


Pittsburgh Poetry Review's 2017 AWP off-site Party/Reading
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 6-10 pm
The Greene Turtle
601 F. Street
Washington, DC, NW 20004

Green Turtle Poetry Reading (AWP off-site reading)
Thursday, Feb. 9, 4- 5:30 PM
Readers include: Rickey Laurentiis, Seth Michelson, Chloe Yelena Miller, Tim Seibles and
Rachel M. Simon
The Greene Turtle
601 F. Street
Washington, DC, NW 20004

Minerva Rising Birthday Party and Reading (AWP off-site reading)
(There will be over 20 readers, including me)
Friday, February 10, 2017  6 - 8 pm
The Mad Hatter
1319 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C.


Washington Writers Conference - Books Alive 2017
Sat., April 29th
2:50-3:40 p.m.: The Twilight Zone: Between Memoir, Fiction, and Family History
Moderator: Chloe Miller, a memoir-writing instructor at Politics and Prose
Tom Shroder, author of The Most Famous Writer Who Ever Lived: A True Story of My Family (named a Best Memoir of 2016 by the Washington Post)
Michael Dirda, Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist and author of Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living with Books
Jenny Yacovissi, author of Up the Hill to Home
College Park Marriott
College Park, MD


I am available to read, lead creative writing workshops and present at conferences or other events. Please contact me for more information: Chloemiller(at)gmail(dot)com




Earlier Featured Poetry Readings

DC Public Library: Tenleytown, Washington, DC
December 10, 6:30 PM
Chloe Yelena Miller & Martha Ertman 

2nd Saturday Poets, Wilmington, DE
November 14, 2015; 5-7 PM
Featured reader in monthly series

Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA
April 29 - May 1
Poetry Reading, Food Writing Talk and Q&A on living as a writer

Storyscape Journal & Sakura Review AWP Offsite Reading
Thursday, April 9, 2015; 7:00pm  (CDT)
The Local
931 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
Poets reading: Aaron Anstett, Hugh Behm-Steinberg, Ken Cormier, Claire Eder, Zachary Scott Hamilton, Rachel Hanson, Michael Lauchlan, Chloe Yelena Miller, Kamilah Aisha Moon, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Raegen Pietrucha, Michael Robins and Ed Skoog

Cross-Pollinate Literary Art Tour
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
Saturday, August 9, 3:30 pm, 2014
Writers include: Genevieve Deleon, Melanie Figg, Steve Godwin, Whitney Gratton, Danielle Kuczynski, Chloe Yelena Miller, and Reuben Silberman.

Georgetown Neighborhood Library
Finishing Line Press reading: David Ebenbach, Chloe Yelena Miller, W.M. Rivera, and Pia Taavila-Borsheim
Wednesday, April 9th, 7 PM, 2014

Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library (D.C.)
Poetry reading: Dan Brady, Michael Gushue and Chloe Yelena Miller
Wednesday, April 23rd, 7 PM, 2014

Writer's Center
Finishing Line Press reading: David Ebenbach, Chloe Yelena Miller, W.M. Rivera, and Pia Taavila-Borsheim
Bethesda, Maryland
Sunday, Nov. 18, 2:00 pm

Never Far From Paradise Pond: D.C.-Area Smith College Alumnae Poetry Reading, Writer's Center, Bethesda, Maryland (April 2012)

Third Thursday Reading Series, Takoma Park Community Center, Takoma Park, Maryland (September 2011) Watch a recording of the reading (click through Poetry, 2011, and then September)

Perfect Sense Reading SeriesCornelia Street Cafe, New York City (March 2011)

Articles Press Hour Poetry Reading, IOTA Club & Cafe, Arlington, Virginia (February 2011)

Poetry & Jazz to Celebrate the Ann Arbor Women Artists Exhibit, Riverside Arts Gallery, Ypsilanti, Michigan (July 2010)

Nourish Yourself With Poetry: Reading Featuring Chloé Yelena Miller & Hila Ratzabi at Made with Love Organic Bakery & Cafe in Jersey City, New Jersey (June 2010)

Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor's "Afternoon of Poetry," Ann Arbor, Michigan (May 2010)

Writers Reading Series, Sweetwater Café, Ann Arbor, MI (Nov. 2009)

Hush, Brighton, MI (April 2009)

Pre-Valentine’s Special with Roland on TruVue Radio (Feb. 2009)

The Poetry of Place: North Jersey in Poetry, The Poetry Center at Passaic County
Community College, Paterson, NJ (May 2008)

Smith College Alumnae Reading, Northampton, MA (April 2008)

Earshot Reading Series, Brooklyn, NY (Dec. 2007)

Cornelia Street Cafe, New York, NY (Post-MFA / Pre-Book reading series) (March 2007)

Watchung Booksellers, Montclair, NJ (March 2007)

JCC MetroWest Poets Form, West Orange, NJ (South Mountain Poets) (Feb. 2007)

High Chai Cafe, New York, NY (Dec. 2006)

Faculty Forum, Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ (faculty lecture series) (Dec. 2006)

Salon! @ SheSocko, Yonkers, NY(Jan. 2006)

Beanetowne Cafe, Allendale, NJ (Poetry Feast series) (June 2005)



Academic Conference & Workshop Presentations

IASA 48th Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.
Friday, October 16, 2015
Added Value: Food as Symbol in Italian-American Writing with Rose Solari
Memoir in Contemporary Italian-American Poetry: Balancing Family and Values with Rachel Guido De Vries and Joey Nicoletti

Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN
Saturday, April 11; 1:30 - 2:45
Room L100 D&E, Lower Level
Poets Paying the Bills: Balancing Your Writing and Moneymaking. (Rachel Simon,  Chloe Yelena Miller,  Hila Ratzabi,  Shradha Shah,  Mary Austin Speaker) “Poetry” is often synonymous with “poverty.” How do we afford groceries and other necessities? Panelists from diverse professional backgrounds will discuss how they balance their paying jobs (emergency room doctor, freelance editor, adjunct professor, poetry press editor, online instructor, and book designer) with their writing practice and families. Two panelists have small children at home.

Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Annual Conference, Seattle, WA
Thursday, February 27, 10:30 - 11:45 am 2014
Room 613/614, Washington State Convention Center, Level 6
“Don't Hate Your Life: Redesign Your Comp Class": Panel discussion with Rachel Simon, Chloe Yelena Miller, Melissa Febos, Kamilah Aisha Moon, Alex Samets

Friday, February 28, 10:00 - 10:30 am 2014
Finishing Line Press Table B14 (Bookfair)
Unrest Book Signing (books will be for sale!)

Italian American Studies Association (IASA) Annual Conference, Hempstead, NY
Chair of panel discussion, "Not Just Sunday Gravy: Italian-Americanization of Authors and Creative Writing (December 2012)

Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Annual Conference, Chicago, Il. Moderator and on panel discussion, "Will Write for Food: Writers Working Outside Academia" (March 2012)

New Jersey College English AssociationSeton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey
Organizer and moderator of panel discussion, "Politics in the Classroom?" (April 2012)

On panel discussion, "'Community’ in Composition Instruction" (April 2011)

Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Annual Conference, Washington, D.C. On panel discussion, "Finding and Creating Online Teaching Opportunities—and Sustaining and Succeeding in Them" (Feb. 2011)

Smith College Club of Washington, D.C.; Led the workshop "Brainstorming, Work, and Creativity: Thinking Outside the Box" (January 30, 2011)

Ann Arbor Book Festival's Annual Writer's Conference, Ann Arbor, MI; Led the workshop "Brainstorming, Work, and Creativity: Thinking Outside of the Box" (May 15, 2010)

The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature Annual Conference, East Lansing, MI; Read a selection of original poems (May 14, 2010)


University of Michigan’s Work/Life Conference, Ann Arbor, MI; Presented workshop “Family History: Ideas for Collecting & Assembling.” (Oct. 2009)

Rochester Writers’ Conference, Rochester College, MI; Presented workshop “Brainstorming, Work, and Creativity: Thinking Outside of the Box” (Oct. 2009)

PIM Meeting (Professionals in the Media), NJ; Led the workshop "Brainstorming, Work, and Creativity: Thinking Outside the Box" (June, 2009)

Writer’s Conference at the Ann Arbor Book Festival, Ann Arbor, MI; Led creative writing workshop “Writing About Family.” (May 2009)

New Jersey College English Association Annual Conference, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ; Co-presented and organized a panel discussion entitled, “Writers Teaching Writing Online: Best techniques for using course management systems and the World Wide Web to teach writing.” (March 2009)
Co-presented and organized a panel discussion entitled, “Creative Approaches to Teaching Composition: MFA graduates discuss adapting creative writing exercises to the composition classroom.”
Chaired a Creative Writing panel. Funded by Fairleigh Dickinson University. (March 2008)

Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Annual Conference, Chicago, IL; Presented pedagogy paper “Audience and Voice Creative Writing Exercise for Freshman Composition Writing” at multi-genre pedagogy session. (Feb. 2009)

A Gathering of Writers and Readers, The Writers’ Center of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN; Co-presented writing workshop “Journal Writing: finding a beginning” at annual literary festival. (Sept. 2008)

Winter Wheat: The Mid-American Review Festival of Writing, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH; Co-presented a multi-genre, craft session entitled, “Digging up Dirt: Writing and Researching Your Family.” Funded in part by Fairleigh Dickinson University. (Nov. 2007)

Women’s Stories, Women’s Lives: Making Sense of Experience, 7th Annual Sarah Lawrence College Conference, Bronxville, NY; Presented a series of poems centering on the oral histories of relatives in the United States and my genealogy research in Italy. Photographer Melabee Miller showed photographs illustrating the tone and narrative of the poetic sequence. (March 2005)

Unrest Reading Tour, spring 2013

HearArts Series, Rockville, MD
Poetry Reading
Thursday, February 7, 2013; 7:00 PM 2013

Politics & Prose Bookstore, Washington, D.C.
5015 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.
Poetry Reading with Merrill Leffler, Chloe Yelena Miller and Yvette Neisser Moreno
Saturday, February 16th; 3:30 PM 2013

Perfect Sense Reading Series, Cornelia Street Cafe, New York, NY
Poetry Reading with Timothy Donnelly, Melissa Fadul, Chloe Yelena Miller, Danniel Schoonebeek, & Leah Umansky
Wednesday, February 27, 2013; 6:00 PM

{words} Maplewood's Bookstore, Maplewood, NJ
179 Maplewood Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040
Poetry Reading
Friday, March 1, 2013; 7:30 PM

Big Blue Marble Bookstore, Philadelphia, PA
551 Carpenter Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19119
Finishing Line Press Poetry Reading with David EbenbachAlison Hicks, Chloe Yelena Miller, and Hila Ratzabi
Saturday, March 16th, 5 PM

Takoma Park’s Third Thursday Series, Takoma Park, MD
Poetry Reading with Four Poets 
Takoma Park Community Center
7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Thursday, March 21, 7:30 PM

Nora School Poetry Reading SeriesSilver Spring, MD
Poetry reading with Rod Jellema, Chloe Yelena Miller and Marie Pavlicek-Wehrli
Thursday April 18, 2013; 7:30 PM

Joaquin Miller Poetry Series
Rock Creek Nature Center
Washington, D.C.
Sunday, July 14th, 3:00 PM