Goings On


July 22nd | 7 pm | Virtual Event | Wonder Women: A Conversation with Laurie Halse Anderson | More information here.


March 7 | 7-9 pm | Scuppernong Writer in Residence | Interactive Installation on ORIGIN STORIES | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

March 10 | 6:30 – 9 pm | CoMetta “Stories of Us” | Greensboro | More info coming soon

March 12 | 7 pm | Scuppernong Books | In conversation with Melody Moezzi about her new book, The Rumi Prescription.

March 29 | Storytelling Workshop | Washington, DC | (Private)

Feb 23 | 6:30-8:30 pm | LITERARY FRIVOLITY with PEN AMERICA | The Pinhook, Durham, NC. Details here.

Feb 22 | Bennett College | 5th Annual Black History Media Festival | Global Learning Center |  521 Gorrell St, Greensboro, NC 27406

Feb 13 | 7 pm | Non-Erotic Reading | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC


October 27 | 2-5 pm | Scuppernong Books | Publishing Your Work: Traditional, Self Publishing, and All That | Workshop facilitated with author Steve Mitchell. Click here for tickets.

December 5 | 7 pm | Scuppernong Books | Writers as Witness: When Reporting is Personal | Co-sponsored by PEN America and Greensboro Bound: A Literary Festival

August 29  |  7 pm | Scuppernong Books | Performance and conversation with Valerie Neiman for her book launch, To the Bones.

May 3rd – Unbound: Pop Up Theatre – 6:30-8:30 pm

Center for Visual Artists in the Cultural Arts Center,  Greensboro, NC. Deonna will perform a monologue based on Valerie Neiman’s novel, To The Bones.

May 18th – Greensboro Bound Literary Festival 

10:00 am – Contemporary Muslim Voices with Huda Al-Marashi and Soniah Kamal at Triad Stage Cabaret.

 11:15 am This Is Your Life Memoir Conversation with Jessica Handler, Huda al-Marashi, Brian Belovitch, and Deonna Kelli Sayed (moderator) at The Greensboro History Museum

February 14th | Annual Non-Erotic Valentine’s Day Reading | Scuppernong Books | 7 pm

Every year, The Guardian combs the wealth of books released and awards the Bad Sex in Fiction Awards. Shannon Jones, Steve Mitchell, and Deonna Kelli Sayed will be reading from the 2018 nominees and the historical winners. The audience can participate by bringing their favorite Bad Sex scenes to read aloud. More info here. 

January 23rd | Moderator: Difficult Curiosities: The Promise of Transformative Conversations with Yair Rosenberg and Abdullah Antepli| The International Civil Rights Museum | Greensboro, NC | Tickets are free. RSVP required. Save your seat. 


Saturday | September 9th | Moderator, First Draft (open mic) 12:30 pm |  Bookmarks Festival of Books & Authors | Winston-Salem, NC.

Wednesday| October 3| How the Immigration Experience Impacts Our Stories
Authors Panel Discussion with Patrice Gopo, Tsitsi Jaji, Stephanie Elizondo Griest
Moderator: Deonna Kelli Sayed | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Wednesday | October 10 | Talk: American. Muslim. Feminist: The Intersections of Identity and Culture |  Guilford Technical Community College | Humanities Series | More Info Coming Soon.


Deonna’s short story included in the anthology, Everywhere Stories: Short Fiction From a Small Planet, Vol., 3.  (Press 53).