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Keynote Speaker: Plenary: Baltic Literature at the Crossroads. The Intuition of Matilda Olkinaitė’s Poetry: A Poet Writing at a Crossroads in Time, Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies Conference, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. May 27 – 29, 2022.

Keynote Speaker: “Remembering Matilda Olkinaitė”. “Stories Shaping Peace” Conference, LCC College, Klaipėda, Lithuania. March 16, 2022.


“Catharsis and Memory in Samuel Bak’s memoir, Painted in Words.” "Memory,Trauma and Recovery" International Interdisciplinary Conference (online) University of Gdansk, Poland. September 16 – 17, 2021.


“Postmemory, Historical Trauma, and Cultural Trauma in Literature by North American  Writers of Lithuanian Heritage,” Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies Conference, Uppsala, Sweden. September 1 – 4, 2021.


“Writing by North American Writers of Lithuanian Descent as a Collective Body of

Postmemory Work,” Panelist, 2nd Postmemory and the Contemporary World International Interdisciplinary Virtual Conference, University of Gdansk, Poland, February 25-26, 2021.


“The Question of Identity: How Lithuanian American and Canadian Writers SelfIdentify,” Panelist, Narratives of Forced Migration, University of Stirling, Scotland, September 16-18, 2019.


“The Microcosm Within the Macrocosm: How the Literature of a Small Country Fits Within a Global Context,” Panelist, IAFOR, Kobe, Japan, March 30-April 1, 2018.


“Researching and Writing the Lithuanian Experience,” Panelist, Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies, University of Pennsylvania, May 26-29, 2016.


 Staging of Vertejas (The Interpreter) followed by a discussion on the play. Lithuanian Culture Institute, Kedainiai, Lithuania. International Translators' Conference, October 10-15, 2015.


“Strategies for Integrating Creative Writing Techniques into Your Classroom,” Presentation, East Asia Council of Regional Schools, Sutera Harbor, Kota Kinabulu, Malaysia, April 2015. 


“Applying techniques of teaching Creative Writing to the ELL classroom,” Presentation, Central East European Schools Association, Budapest, 2011.


“Lenin’s Head on a Platter as a teaching tool on Soviet oppression,” Presentation,The Center for the Study of Nazi and Soviet War Crimes in Lithuania, Ukmergė, Lithuania, 2009.


“The Art of Translating Poetry,” Presentation, Stonecoast MFA, Summer Residency Program, Freeport, Maine, 2007.


“How to conduct a Creative Writing workshop for ELL students,” Presentation, English Teachers’ and Lecturers’ Association Conference, Vilnius, Lithuania, 1996. 


“Close Readings of American Multicultural Literature,” Presentation, Swedish National Conference of English Teachers, Gavle, Sweden, 1996. 


“How to conduct a Creative Writing workshop for ELL students,” Presentation, British Council Advanced Writing Conference, Tallinn, Estonia, 1996. 

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