Events

Forthcoming Appearances 

4/6/17 (5 – 6:00 PM) Instructor for “Weaving a Timeless Tale” Writing Workshop for Bayou City Book Festival at LSC-Tomball Creekside Center, Tomball, Texas

4/29/17 (7:00 PM CST) Poetry Reader for April Shindig at Last Concert Cafe, Houston, Texas

5/10/17 (7:00 PM CST) Poetry Reading and Publishing Talk with David Hicks at Brazos Bookstore, Houston, Texas

Selected Past Appearances 

2/8/17 (8:30 PM-10:00 PM) Co-Host with Hafizah Geter for Women’s Caucus Reading (Co-Sponsored with VIDA), featuring Lidia Yuknavitch, Camille Rankine, and Melissa Febos at Busboys and Poets (5th & K), Washington D.C.

2/9/17 (12:00 PM– 01:15 PM EST) Host for “VIDA Voices & Views: Exclusive Interview with Joan Naviyuk Kane, Ada Limon & Alicia Ostriker,”Moderated by Sheila McMullin at AWP Bookfair Stage, Exhibit Halls D & E, Washington Convention Center, Level Two, Washington, D.C.

2/10/17 (2 PM – 4 PM) Reader for Truth to Power by Cutthroat with Sarah Browning, Martin Espada, Joy Harjo, LeAnne Howe, Patricia Spears Jones, Marilyn Kallet, William Pitt Root, Metta Sama, Susan Sheid, Pamela Uschuk, Dan Vera, and Patricia Jabbeh Wesley at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, Washington, D.C.

2/10/17 (3 PM – 5 PM) Reader for “Kick Ass Writers & Teaching Artists” with Cynthia Atkins, Phillip B. Williams, Chen Chen, Roy Guzman, Claudia Cortese, Kaveh Akbar, Vandana Khanna, Richard Peabody, Octavio Quintanilla, Jeanne Marie Beaumont, and Jen Knox at Busboys and Poets (5th & K), Washington D.C.

2/10/17 (6:00:PM– 7:15 PM EST) Panelist for “Women’s Caucus Panel” with Hafizah Geter, Amy King, Lynn Melnick, & Ashaki Jackson in Room 206, Washington D.C Convention Center, Level Two, Washington, D.C.

2/11/17 (9:00 AM– 10:15 AM EST) Moderator for “The Art and Importance of the Poetry Interview” Panel with Lindsay Garbutt, Kaveh Akbar, Hafizah Geter, and Emilia Phillips in Room 207A, Washington Convention Center, Level Two, Washington, D.C.

1/15/17 (5PM – 8 PM CST) Reader for with 60 Writers for “#Writers Resist / Houston: ‘We Too Sing America'” (for PEN America, Calypso Editions, Librotraficante), The Holocaust Museum Houston, Houston, Texas 

11/9/16 (6 PM EST) “The Power of Poetry in a Complex World” Panel with Amy King, Camille Rankine, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Deborah Poe, and Ellease Ebele Oseye at Pace University’s Aniello Bianco Room in New York, New York

6/21/16 (7 PM EST) Poetry reading for the Carriage House Poetry Series with Amy King at the Kuran Arts Center in Fanwood, New Jersey

5/7/16 (3 PM CST) Menilfest Reading & Panel for Gulf Coast with Leslie Contreras Schwartz, Erika Jo Brown, and Benjamin Rybeck on the Menial Museum LawnHouston, Texas

4/30/16 (7 PM EST) Couplet Reading Series with Emilia Phillips, Claudia Cortese, Sharon Dolin, Karen Hildebrand, and Clark Moore at The Delancey in New York City

4/12/16 (6 PM CST) Favorite Poem Reading at Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, Carriage House in Houston, Texas

3/10/16 (7 PM CST) BookWoman Feature at BookWoman in Austin, Texas

2/20/16 (7 PM CST) Poetry reading with Ash Smith for University of Houston-Victoria Downtown Arts Series in Victoria, Texas 

2/11/16  (6 PM EST) Poetry reading for Voices of Poetry at Cornelia Street Cafe in New York City

12/15 Reader for Emily Dickinson Birthday Celebration: A Gathering of the Poets for the Montgomery Literary Arts Council in Conroe, Texas

11/9/15 Speaker on topic “Cultivating Creativity” at LSC-University Park in Houston, Texas  November 2015

10/30/15 Speaker on topic “Waking the Sleeping Giant” with Durel Forte for Ted-x at Lone Star College-Tomball

10/10/15 Guest Poet for Houston Poetry Festival at Willow Street Pump Station in Houston, Texas

9/17/15 Visiting Poet at Whittier College in Whittier, CA

9/20/15 Featured Reader for Moonday Poetry Series in Pasadena, CA

9/18/15 Featured Reader at Rapp Salon in Santa Monica, CA

5/15 Reader for Walt Whitman Birthday Celebration: A Gathering of the Poets for the Montgomery Literary Arts Council in Conroe, Texas

4/16/15 Moderator of States of Poetry: 3 State Poet Laureates’ Views on Poetry   in Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Texas for Lone Star College-Montgomery in The Woodlands, Texas

4/11/15 Reader for Tiferet AWP Reading at Magers and Quinn Booksellers in Minneapolis, Minnesota 

3/7/15  Reader for San Antonio Indie Lit Fest at San Antonio College in San Antonio, Texas 

2/26/15 Reader for Poison Pen Reading Series at Poison Girl Pub in Houston, Texas 

2/25/15  Reader for Goodbye, Mexico Release at River Oaks Bookstore in Houston, Texas 

2/3/15 Reader for Public Poetry Reading Series at Shepherd-Acres Home Neighborhood Library in Houston, Texas 

1/28/15 Featured Reader for Gulf Coast Poets at Webster Barnes & Noble in Houston, Texas

12/14 Reader for Emily Dickinson Birthday Celebration: A Gathering of the Poets for the Montgomery Literary Arts Council in Conroe, Texas

11/22/14 Reader for Tri-Lengua Series Reading at Over the Eight Bar in Brooklyn, New York

5/10/14 Commencement Speaker for Lone Star College-Tomball

5/14 Reader for Walt Whitman Birthday Celebration: A Gathering of the Poets for the Montgomery Literary Arts Council in Conroe, Texas

2/28/14 Reader for Pirene’s Fountain AWP Reading at East Olive Way Starbucks in Seattle, Washington

2/26/14 Reader for Tiferet Journal at Ghost Gallery in Seattle, Washington

2/11/14 Juried Poet for Houston Poetry Festival in Houston, Texas

12/13 Reader for Emily Dickinson Birthday Celebration: A Gathering of the Poets for the Montgomery Literary Arts Council in Conroe, Texas

10/13/13 Reader at Bookwoman in Austin, Texas

5/31/13 Reader for Four Quartets Reading for St. Julian Press at Trinity Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas

5/13 Reader for Walt Whitman Birthday Celebration: A Gathering of the Poets for the Montgomery Literary Arts Council in Conroe, Texas

2/2/13  Moderator for Montgomery County Book Festival at The Woodlands College Park High School

4/20/13 Panelist for Houston Indie Book Festival’s Publishing Panel.

12/12 Reader for Emily Dickinson Birthday Celebration: A Gathering of the Poets for the Montgomery Literary Arts Council in Conroe, Texas

11/17/12 Workshop Teacher for Teen Writing Creative Workshop at George and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Library

6/22/12 Reader for St. Julian Press at Trinity Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas 

5/12 Reader for Walt Whitman Birthday Celebration: A Gathering of the Poets for the Montgomery Literary Arts Council in Conroe, Texas

4/26/12 Workshop Teacher for Teen Writing Creative Workshop at George and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Library

3/19/12 Reader for Moonday East at Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse in Los Angeles, California

1/21/12 Featured Author for Montgomery County Teen Book Festival at The Woodlands College Park High School

12/11 Reader for Emily Dickinson Birthday Celebration: A Gathering of the Poets for the Montgomery Literary Arts Council in Conroe, Texas

11/17/11 Reader for Northwest Branch Library in Cypress, Texas

11/3/11 Reader for Beat Poetry and Arts Festival at Texas A & M University in College Station, Texas

5/11 Reader for Walt Whitman Birthday Celebration: A Gathering of the Poets for the Montgomery Literary Arts Council in Conroe, Texas

12/10 Reader for Emily Dickinson Birthday Celebration: A Gathering of the Poets for the Montgomery Literary Arts Council in Conroe, Texas

9/18/10 Speaker on the topic “A Look Inside the Mystery of Creativity” for the Houston Theosophical Society 

5/10 Reader for Walt Whitman Birthday Celebration: A Gathering of the Poets for the Montgomery Literary Arts Council in Conroe, Texas

4/10 Reader for LSCS Faculty Reading at Lone Star College-Tomball in Tomball, Texas