Latest list of readings

Selected conferences, workshops given and received, and poetry readings:  
1.     August 9, 2013, Featured poetry reading from Boogeyman Dawn, 9 on the Ninth, Washington DC
2.     August 20, 2013, 12:30pm, Featured poetry reading with Javier Huerta, Javier Zamora, and Brenda Montano at Yerba Buena Gardens Festival and Litquake, San Francisco, CA
3.     August 22, 2013, 7pm, Poetry reading with Alexandra Mattraw, Della Watson, and Jessica Wickens, Green Apple Books, San Francisco, CA
4.     October 13, 2013, 1pm, Poetry reading at Marcus Books, Lit Quake, San Francisco, CA
5.     October 19, 2013, 7:45pm, Poetry reading and open mic with Gary Thomas, Asilomar, Pacific Grove, CA
6.     October 18-20, 2013, iPad in Education Practicum at Asilomar, Pacific Grove, CA
7.     October 29-30, 2013, invited speaker and poet, Latino/a Poetry Now, Letras Latinas and Poetry Society of America hosted at the University of Notre Dame, Chicago, IL  
a.     October 29, 2013, 10 am, Oral History given and recorded for Letras Latinas
b.     October 29, 2013, 11am, Invited lecture and reading with John Murillo in the class of Dr. Marisel Moreno, University of Notre Dame
c.     October 30, 2013, 9am, Invited lecture and reading with Blas Falconer, John Murillo, and Maria Melendez in graduate writing class of Professor Francisco Aragón, University of Notre Dame
d.     October 30, 2013, 7pm, Poetry reading with Blas Falconer, John Murillo, and Maria Melendez at the Eck Auditorium in the Eck Visitors Center, University of Notre Dame as part of the Letras Latinas series, Notre Dame, IN
8.     November 20, 2013, 7pm, at Red Poppy Art House, San Francisco, CA, opening for “The Suppression of Sound” with Thomas Sayers Ellis & James Brandon Lewis
9.     December 26, 2013 at 6:30pm, Fort Mason Reading Series curated by Jack Hirschman, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
10.  February 7, 2014 7:30pm, reading with Jane Gregory and Joseph Bradshaw at Studio One, Oakland, CA
11.  April 2, 2014, 6:30pm, reading with Brenda Hillman, Alexandra Mattraw, Kevin Simmonds, Sara Mumolo, Saint Mary’s College of California, Moraga, CA
12.  April 5, 2014, 7pm, reading with Shane Book, Edward Garcia, Patrick Rosal, F. Omar Telan, Rich Villar, and Yolanda Wisher, Big Blue Marble Books, Philadelphia, PA
13.  April 8, 2014, 7pm, reading with Kevin Simmonds and Alexandra Mattraw, City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco, CA 
14.  April 11, 2014, 10am, Invited school visit and poetry reading at Lightkeepers School to celebrate the guiding principal of Collaboration and National Poetry Month, invited by Oscar Bermeo, Oakland, CA
15.  June 12, 2014, 11 am, author talk and reading with Senior Seminar The Other Latin@ students, requested by professor Juan Morales of Colorado State University – Pueblo
16.  June 29, 2014, reading with Willie Perdomo, Patricia Smith, Sandra Garcia Rivera, and others at the Brower Center, Berkeley, CA, curated by Fish Vargas
17.  July 13, 2014, featured reading at Jazz Verse Jukebox, London, England
18.  July 14, 2014, featured reading at More Poetry, London, England
19.  July 17, 2014, featured reading at Paris Lit Up in Paris, France.  
20.  July 28, 2014, 9:30pm, featured reading at the Ó Bhéal series in Cork, Ireland,
21.  July 30, 2014, 7:30 pm, reading at Seven Towers, Twisted Pepper Middle Abbey St, Dublin 1 Ireland
22.  August 5, 2014, 8pm featured reading with the On the Nail series, The Loft Venue, The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, Limerick, Ireland 
23.  August 26, 2014, 8:30pm, Slamazón at The Redwood Cafe in Cotati, CA
24.  September 26 at 8:00-9:15 am, “Carolina African American Writers Collective:  History, Present and Future” panel with Lenard D. Moore, L. Teresa Church, and Grace Ocasio at the Furious Flower Conference in Taylor Hall room 402, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
25.  September 29, 2014, 7-9pm, featured reading with Shane Book and Rich Villar, Moonstone Poetry at Brandywine Workshop, 728 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA
26.   October 9, 2014, 6:30 – 8pm, featured reader Voz Sin Tinta, Alley Cat Books, San Francisco, CA
27.  October 18, 2014, 8:30 – 9:30 pm, Litquake Acentos West:  The Intersection reading with Oscar Bermeo, Tatyana S. Brown, Rosa Cabrera, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA
28.  October 23 – 25, 2014, Technology Special Interest Group, California Council on Teacher Education, San Diego, CA
29.  November 7, 2014, 7-9pm, reading with Oscar Bermeo, Sandra Garcia Rivera, harold terezon, Alter Spaces, 1158 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103
30.  November 10, 2014, 8-2pm, workshop and feature reading, Harker School, San Jose, CA
31.  November 14, 2014, 7-9pm, reading with Elizabeth Rosner, Rashaan Alexis Meneses and Judy Halebsky, Orinda Books, Orinda, CA
32.  December 9, 2014, 6:00pm, featured reading at the Barkin’ Dog Grill reading series, Modesto, CA
33.  January 15, 2015, 7:30pm, Under the Influence, The Emerald Tablet, 80 Fresno Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
34.  January 20, 2015, 7-9pm, InsideStoryTime:  Prophecy, La Movida, 3066 24thStreet, San Francisco
35.  February 3, 3015, 4:30pm, Education building, 2350 Turk Blvd., lecture in the class of Dr. Rick Ayers, English Curriculum and Instruction, University of San Francisco
36.  February 17, 12-2pm, FS Dining Lounge, Blindspot:  Hidden Biases of Good People, Critical Friends Group
37.  February 28, 2015, 2-4pm, La Palabra at Avenue 50 Studio, Los Angeles, CA
38.  March 4, 2015, Humboldt State University
39.  March 14, 2015 “Live from the Worm” @The Bookworm Bookstore in Santa Maria, California on 3/14/15 SAT   @8:00, curated by Michael McLaughlin
40.  March 18, 2015, 10-11:30am FS Dining Lounge, Citizen by Claudia Rankine and Readings for Diversity and Social Justice, Chapters 1 and 10, Critical Friends Group
41.  March 19 – 22, 2015, Technology Special Interest Group, California Council on Teacher Education, San Jose, CA
42.  4:30pm, April 9, 2015, The Poetry Center at San Francisco State University. 
43.  April 9-12, 2015, Associated Writing Programs conference, Minneapolis, MN
44.  April 18, 2015, 3pm California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education, Arts and Humanities panelist at Sonoma State University
45.  April 24, 2015, 7pm, featured reading at Eighth Annual Tahoe Poetry Slam, Sierra Nevada College, Patterson Hall, Incline Village, NV 89451
46.  April 29, 2015, 12-2pm, Founders Lounge, No Name in the Street by James Baldwin, Critical Friends Group
47.  June 14, 2015, featured reading with University Press Books and OmniVerse, hosted by Peter Burghardt, Berkeley, CA
48.  June 20-July 7, 2015, professional development with teachers about educational technology and workshops on digital storytelling and poetry with young women students at Daraja Academy, Kenya, and possibly Saint Mary’s Nyeri (tentative)
49.  July 9-12, 2015 Canto Mundo, University of Texas, Austin
50.  July 21 – July 31, 2015 in South Africa Writing Residency

51.  August 1, 2015 Atlanta family reunion

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