If you want me to read or be part of a reading series or event, contact me. I’ll probably say yes.

Upcoming Events

March 22, 2pm
The Arts Center of The Capital Region
265 River Street
Troy, NY 12180
A Poetry Spring Special! Five Upstate Poets Read from their Work
Come hear five distinct and distinctly different poetic voices, all in one afternoon:
Celia Bland, Shira Dentz, Matthew Klane, Daniel Nester, and Gretchen Primack.
An immersive poetry experience that will resonate long afterwards .

April 8-11 2015
Associated Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference
Minneapolis, MN
I’ll be minding Booth #201 at the Bookfair for The College of Saint Rose / Pine Hills Review

Wednesday April 8
Seventh Annual Festival of Language
Brit’s Pub, 1110 Nicollet Mall

I’ll be reading as part of Jane Carman’s Festival, Third Set, which starts at 8:3pm.
The event runs from 4:30-10:30 p.m.

Line up for Set #3 , 8:30-10:30
Jenny Ferguson | Jim Sullivan | Sara Henning | Evan Nave | John F. Buckley | Gabriel Gudding | Robin Wyatt Dunn | Tim Kahl | Rone Shavers | Elizabeth Hatmaker | Holly Baker | Stef​anie Brook Trout | Daniel Nester | Steve Halle | Zeke Jarvis | Natalie Gorup | Christopher Mercier | John Schulze | Shaindel Beers | Chris Tarry | Emily Lundgren

Monday, April 20
CREST Lecture
The College of Saint Rose
Standish Rooms
Events and Activities Center, Second Floor
420 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203

I’ll be doing a lecture on Shader. Here’s the desctiption:

Join CREST as Daniel Nester, M.F.A., an Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing, and a CREST Residential Fellow, 2014-2015, discusses his memoir of growing up in Maple Shade, New Jersey.


Past Events

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Saint Rose Events and Athletics Center (Standish Conference Rooms, second floor)
420 Western Ave., Albany, N.Y.
Lecture and reading, “Shader: Notes on Class and Place in Blue-Collar Memoir”
Program is presented by the College’s Center for Citizenship, Race and Ethnicity Studies (CREST) and is free and open to the public.