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Greetings! I’m a writer, editor, and teacher, and I enjoy connecting with readers and other writers. From 2017 to 2021, I served as Alabama's Poet Laureate. I call this blog and website "A Map of the World" because I think that, as writers, we each map the world through our own lives and imaginations. Welcome to my particular map! To get in touch, you can email me at forjenhorne@gmail.com or find me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/for.jen.horne where I post a Mid-Week Poetry Break every Wednesday.



January 26, 6 p.m.: Launch of Odyssey of a Wandering Mind, Bryant-Jordan Hall, 285 Kilgore Lane, UA campus, Tuscaloosa.

February 5, 12-1:30 p.m.: Talking About Books class, OLLI in Tuscaloosa.

February 22, 4 p.m.: Odyssey of a Wandering Mind talk, Pebble Hill, Auburn.

March 1-2: Monroeville Literary Festival, Monroeville, Alabama. 

March 16, 2 p.m.: Presentation on Odyssey of a Wandering Mind, O'Neal Public Library, Mountain Brook, Alabama.

March 21, 5:30 p.m.: Virtual Book Club discussion (via Zoom) of Odyssey of a Wandering Mind, Ernest & Hadley Books.

April 16: Odyssey of a Wandering Mind reading and signing, NewSouth Bookstore, Montgomery, Alabama.

May 2: Odyssey of a Wandering Mind reading, in conversation with Jeanie Thompson, Alabama Center for the Arts, Decatur, Alabama.

December 5: Square Books, Oxford, Miss., contributors' panel on All Night, All Day: Life, Death, and Angels, edited by Susan Cushman. 
October 28, 2023: Reading at Chukker Weekend reunion, Tuscaloosa, AL.
May 13: Online poetry workshop, “Poetry Hangout with Jennifer Horne,” sponsored by the Alabama Writers’ Cooperative.

April 29: Reading, “Mule Poets” (poets published by Mule on a Ferris Wheel Press), Panoply Arts Festival, Huntsville, Alabama.

April 8: Reading, “holy / land: Creative Encounters with Biblical Botany,” Poets and Painters Series, Canterbury Episcopal Chapel, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

March 4-5: Creative writing workshop, with Jacqueline Trimble, Monroeville Literary Festival.

Jan. 29: A reading at Broad Street Books, Selma, Alabama, from Borrowed Light and Root & Plant & Bloom: Poems by Dodie Walton Horne. 


July 5: Author/Booksigning Summer Series, St. Mark Methodist Church, Northport, Alabama.

June 14: Poetry Reading, Authors Night Out, Lorrie Lane Gallery, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

April 1: Featured Speaker, Women's Connection Reception, College English Association Annual Meeting.

March 4-5, Monroeville Literary Festival, "Poetry Conversations" with Charles Waters.

Nov. 12-14, Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation, Vero Beach, Florida. Various events. 

Happened online!

April 13: Alabama Book Festival, Southern Writers on Writing panel and poetry panel moderator.
March 16, Borrowed Light launch, Madison (AL) Public Library, 2-4 p.m.
March 18, Borrowed Light reading, University of Montevallo, 3:30 p.m., J. A. Brown Room, Carmichael Library.
March 27, Borrowed Light reading, University of Alabama at Huntsville, Wilson Gallery, 2-4 p.m.
April 2, University of Alabama Creative Writing Masterclass, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Morgan Hall 301.
April 13, Southern Writers on Writing panel, Alabama Book Festival, Montgomery, AL.

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