2017 Readings and Events
January 26 @ 8:30 pm: Poison Pen Reading Series. Poison Girl Bar, Houston, TX.
January 27 @ 7 pm: Gulf Coast Reading Series. Rudyard's Pub, Houston, TX.
February 9 @ 9 am: Girlhood, Womanhood, Coming of Age (panel and reading w/ Aliki Barnstone, Laura Donnelly, Cornelius Eady, and Janet McNally). AWP Conference (Marquis Salon 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis), Washington, DC.
February 9 @ 1 pm: Driving without a License book signing. AWP Conference (Alice James Books table #646), Washington, DC.
February 10 @ 3 pm: Alice James Books New & Emerging Authors Reading (w/ francine j. harris, Jamaal May, Matthew Nienow, and Matthew Olzmann). AWP Conference (Marquis Salon 5, Marriott Marquis), Washington, DC.
February 18 @ 6:30 pm: Inprint Poets & Writers Ball. The Houstonian, Houston, TX. Purchase tickets here.
February 20 @ 7 pm: Visiting Writers Series at Brookdale Community College (w/ Matthew Olzmann). Warner Student Life Center, Lincroft, NJ.
February 21 @ 11 am: Celebrating Books by Oklahoma State University Authors. Anne Morris Greenwood Reading Room, Edmon Low Library, Stillwater, OK.
April 3 @ 5 pm: Undocupoets Reading (w/ Christopher Soto aka Loma). Indiana University, IN.
April 8: Oklahoma Book Awards. Oklahoma City, OK.
April 11 - 12: Bunker Hill Community College. Boston, MA.
April 22 @ 5 - 7 pm: No Human Being is Illegal: Undocupoets Reading (w/ Javier Zamora, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, and Christopher Soto (aka Loma). MOTUS Theater, Boulder, CO. Doors open at 4:30 pm.
May 6 @ 2 pm: Reading in Santa Fe (w/ Chen Chen, Mary Cisper, and Jane Lin). op.cit bookstore, Santa Fe, NM.
May 13 @ 9 am: Poetry Critique Workshop. OKC Litfest. Oklahoma City, OK.
May 13 @ 7:30 pm: Special Mother's Day performance of From My Mother's Mother. Flushing Town Hall, Flushing, NY. Tickets $10/free for mothers.
May 13 @ 3:15 pm: Workshop Critique and Reading at the OKC LitFest. Oklahoma City, OK.
May 18 @ 8 pm: The Only Tenn-I-See Reading Series, Last Days of Autumn Brewing, Knoxville, TN.
June 21 - 25: Kundiman Retreat (staff). Fordham University, NYC.
July 25 @ 4:30 pm: Summer Literary Salon #3 (w/ Elizabeth Hazen, music by Sofia Ortiz), Rose O'Neill Literary House at Washington College, Chestertown, MD.
July 27 @ 2 pm: Kundiman Poetry Reading (w/ Franny Choi, Paul Tran, Gowri K, and Rajiv Mohabir) at the Smithsonian Asian American Literature Festival. Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.
September 4 - 6: Pellissippi State Community College Convocation Speaker. Knoxville, TN.
October 6 @ 1 pm: Poetry Panel. South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) Annual Convention. Tulsa, OK.
October 11 @ 6 pm: Reading at Watermarks Books and Café. Wichita, KS.
October 12 @ 2:30 pm: Reading at Sterling College (Q & A at 2:30) Sterling, KS.
October 27 @ 7 pm: Cameron University Visiting Writers Series. Lawton, OK.
November 1: Open Mouth Fall Poetry Festival. Fayetteville, AR. More details to come.
November 9, 7 pm: Convocation Series: “Adventures in Interdisciplinary Studies” (w/ Purnaprajna Bangere and Jeffrey Lang. Franklin College, IN.
March 7 - 10: Small Experiments with Radical Intent (panel w/ Alicia Craven, Kima Jones, Renee Watson, and Ramiza Koya). AWP 2018. Tampa, FL.More details to come.
March 7 - 10: Undocupoets Speak (panel w/ Suzi F. Garcia, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Javier Zamora, and Christopher Soto). AWP 2018. Tampa, FL.More details to come.
May 18 - 20: Greensboro Bound Literary Festival. Greensboro, NC. More details to come.
Selected Recent Appearances
Visiting Writers Series at Northwest Academy. Portland, OR: October 2016.
Asian American Literature Today: Kundiman Spotlight (w/ Aimee Nezhukumatathil, moderated by Jen Chang). Library of Congress, Washington, DC: October 2016.
Oklahoma State University Faculty Reading (w/ Sarah Beth Childers). Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK: October 2016.
Lillian Vernon Reading Series (w/ Solmaz Sharif and Ocean Vuong). Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, NYC: September 2016.
visceral brooklyn Reading Series (w/ Damilola Michael Aderibigbe, Jared Daniel Fagen, Alice Sola Kim, and Kimarlee Nguyen). Unnameable Books, Brooklyn, NY: September 2016.
Kundiman at the Bryant Park Reading Room (w/ Patrick Rosal, Franny Choi, and Jee Leong Koh). Bryant Park Reading Room, New York, NY: June 2016.
Emo Fru + Kundiman: Driving without a License (w/ Sahar Muradi, Chialun Chang, Sokunthary Svay, Vikas Menon, Julia Munslow, Hieu Huynh, Rachel Ansong, Samina Hadi-Tabassum, Ansley Moon, and Marina Blitshteyn). The Botanic Lab, New York, NY: May 2016.
Poetry Poetry IV (w/ Ocean Vuong and Wendy Xu, hosted by Jennifer Hayashida). Asian American Writers' Workshop, New York, NY: May 2016.
Reading and Q & A at Union College, Schenectady, NY: May 17-18, 2016.
Photo by Karyna McGlynn
"Inspired by Wonder: A WITS Reading" (with Lacy M. Johnson, Marc McKee, and Renee Flagler). AWP/Los Angeles, CA: April 2016.
Poesia Peligrosa: A reading hosted by PODER and Teatro Quinto Sol. UC Riverside, CA: February 2016.
City Arts Reading Series (w/ Eric Howerton). Salt Lake City Public Library, Salt Lake City: September 2015.
Author Trio (w/ Sian Griffiths and Eric Howerton). Weber County Main Library, Ogden: September 2015.
Kundiman Public Reading (w/ Gina Apostol, Peter Ho Davies, Todd Kaneko, Sandra Lim, Sigrid Nunez, Bao Phi, and Arthur Sze). Lincoln Center, New York: June 2015.
Transatlantic Poetry (w/ Shruti Iyer). Live reading online. June 2015.
Blood Market Reading Series (w/ Adam Atkinson and Daniel McCloskey). The Republican, Salt Lake City, UT: February 2015.
"The Poem and Social Space." Panelist (w/ Ken Chen, Randall Horton, and Lupe Mendez). Facing Race: A National Conference, Dallas: November 2014.
“Migrants, Monsters, and Mutants.” Panelist (w/ Tamiko Beyer, Joseph O. Legaspi, Bushra Rehman, and R.A. Villanueva. Massachusetts Poetry Festival, Salem: May 2014.
“Migration Histories - Total Recall or Selective Amnesia? The Uses and Abuses of History in the Immigration Discussion.” Panelist (w/ Israel Pastrana and Chris Newman). Weber State University Diversity Conference, Ogden: October 2013.