UPCOMING READINGS

{Poetry Event} "When the Towers Fell." 9/11 Memorial & Museum. 180 Greenwich St, NY. NY. Tuesday, May 16, 7 PM.

 

{Poetry Reading} FREE WATER #20. KGB Bar, NYC. August 18th, 2017, 7 PM.

 

{University Visit} Quinnipiac University. Poetry reading & panel discussion. Thursday, October 19th, 6:30 PM. Details TBA.

 

{Poetry Reading} Reading with Virginia Konchan, Leah Umansky, Klara Du Plessis and Todd Portnowitz. La Sala. Astoria, NY. April 23, 2018. Time TBA.

 

 

 

Past Events & Productions                                                             

2017

{Poetry Reading} Pure Products of Miscegenation. Brooklyn, NY. May 6.

{Poetry Reading} Dead Rabbits Reading Series. NY, NY. April 23.

{Poetry Reading}  Newtown Literary Reading at Queens Library. April 22.

{Poetry Reading} Roots Poetry Series. Roots Cafe. Brooklyn, New York. April 21.

{Poetry Reading} Official Book Launch for Resist Much / Obey Little. Queens MuseumApril 16.

{Poetry Event} Poetry in Motion featuring The Poet is In. Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Station. April 7.

{University Visit} National Poetry Month at Marist College. Poughkeepsie, NY.

  • PanelThe Poetics of Resistance," Monday, April 3. 

  •  Poetry Reading. Tuesday, April 4.

{Poetry Workshop} "Code-Switching: Writing from Multiple Selves." Elmhurst, NY. April 1.

{Poetry Reading} KGB Reading Series. NYC. March 20.

{Poetry Reading} Poets Vigil for NEA at Trump Tower. NYC. March 15.

{Poetry Event} Valentine's Day Celebration.The New York Botanical Garden. February 12.

AWP 2017 Panel. "I Survived--and Thrived: Conference Veterans Discuss the Benefits and Drawbacks of Writing Conferences." Washington, DC. February 10.

Book Signing of Solecism. AWP Conference Bookfair. Latino Caucus Booth #103, Washington, DC. TFebruary 9.

AWP 2017 Panel. "Liberate Literature: Creating an Artistic Culture outside of Academia." Washington, DC. February 9.

{Poetry Reading} Parkside Lounge, New York, NY. January 31.

{Poetry Reading} Latinxs Against Everyone: Poetry and Protest. Brooklyn, NY. January 28.

{Poetry Reading} DAY ONE: A Poetry Reading. INAUGURATION DAY. Poet's House, NYC. January 20.

 

2016

{Panel & Reading} "Queens Activism Now." Queens Museum. November 20.

{Talk} "Hello from the Other Side: On Poetry & (Dis)Place(Ment)" Tiny Talks series. Brooklyn, NY.  November 16.

{Poetry Reading} Book Release Party for Empire Wasted. Brooklyn, NY. November 12.

{Poetry Reading} Prelude 3 Launch. Brooklyn, NY. November 10.

{Panel} "The Power of Poetry in a Complex World." NYC. November 9.

{Poetry Reading} Bedlam Reading Series. NY, NY. October 25.

Dodge Poetry FestivalCantoMundo Reading. Newark, NJ. October 22.

{Poetry Reading} Book Release Party for The Art of Work. NYC.  September 15.

{Poetry Reading} Dodge Poetry Program's Military Park Lunchtime Reading SeriesNewark, New Jersey. Tuesday, August 23rd.

Queens Book Festival. {Panel Discussion} MARQUEE STAGE. Both and Neither - Rethinking Our Approaches to Multicultural/Multiracial Identities. With Taye Diggs, Monica McClure and Miko Branch, Kaufman Astoria Studios, NYC. August 7.

{Poetry Reading} Q-Boro Lit Crawl. Forest Hills, NY. April 28th.

{Poetry Reading} Poets in the Drunken Round. Brooklyn, NY. April 24.

SPLIT THIS ROCK Festival. Washington DC, April 14-17, 2016. Two readings

  • Queer Pan-Latinidad: A LBGTQ Latina/o Poetry Reading, April 15.
  • Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workspace. Saturday, April 16.

{Poetry Reading} Queens Library, Flushing, NYC. April 16.

{Poetry Reading} FPP Harlem Reading Series. Harlem, NY. April 12th.

{Poetry Reading} Q-Boro Lit Crawl. Long Island City, NY. April 7th.

{Poetry Reading}Brooklyn Poets Reading SeriesBrooklyn, NY. February 12th.

{Poetry Reading} Love and Empires. Brooklyn, NY. February 6th.

 

2015

{Guest Poet} The DreamYard Project. Poetry Workshop & Reading. The Bronx, NY. December 17th.

Dumbo's First Thursday Gallery WalkNYFA Fellows Reading. NYFA’s Gallery. Brooklyn, NY.  December 3rd.  

30th Anniversary NYFA Book Show. NYFA’s Gallery, 20 Jay Street, Suite 740, Brooklyn, NY.  Opening Reception: Friday, November 13th, from 6pm - 8pm. Runs until Friday, February 12th.

{Poetry Reading} Poor Mouth Poetry reading. Bronx, NY. November 11.

{Poetry Reading} "This Ain’t No Love Story." La Casa Azul Bookstore. NYC. November 5.

{Production} Quimera on the Storm. Directed by Bob Teague. Part of FIT College's Hispanic Heritage Month. October 14.

Brooklyn Book Festival. Happiness UN Anthology. St. Ann's Holy Trinity Church, Brooklyn, NY. September 21. 

{Poetry Reading} 99 in the Shade: A Latina/o Poetry Reading. Molasses Bookstore, Brooklyn, NY. August 17.

NYC Poetry Festival. Read for VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, LUNA LUNA and Oh, Bernice!, NYC. July 27.

{Poetry Reading} CantoMundo Fellows Reading, Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, Austin, TX. July 18.

{Poetry Reading} The Twig Bookstore.  San Antonio, TX. July 14.

{Poetry Reading} Weird Sister at the Popsickle Six Festival. NYC, June 20.

{Poetry Reading} Jubilant Thicket Reading Series. Head House Books. Philadelphia, PA. June 14.

Bryant Park Reading Room."Word for Word Series" NYC. June 2.

{Poetry Reading} Mental Marginalia: Firestone/Basile/Ben-Oni/Nelson, NYC. May 26.

AWP Panel: Latina/o Poets as Publishers: A CantoMundo RoundtableApril 11.

{Reading} AWP Off-Site Event: Storyscape Sakura Review Reading. April 9.

AWP Panel: Hybridity as Origin: Writing from Multiracial ExperienceApril 9.

{Poetry Reading} Red Sofa Reading Series. Philadelphia, PA. March 20.

{Poetry Reading} Launch of Happiness: An Anthology of Contemporary International Poetry, United Nations, Main Building, NYC. March 19.

{Poetry Reading} First Tuesdays Reading Series, Terraza Cafe. NYC. March 3. 

{Poetry Reading.} RESPOND: Brooklyn Poets Rally curated by Brooklyn Poets.  February 8. 

 

2014

{Poetry Reading} Ferguson/Ayotzinapa: A CantoMundo Reading. NY, NY. December 15, 2014. 

{Poetry Reading} Meet the Author: Paragraphs Bookstore. South Padre Island, Texas. November 15th.

Visiting Writer at University of Texas at Brownsville. November 13-15, 2014. 

{Poetry Reading} Women in the Arts. University of Missouri-St. Louis. November 8th.

{Poetry Reading} Lambda Literary/Cantomundo Reading for Nepantla: A Journal for Queer Poets of Color. New York University, NYC. August 21.

{Poetry Reading) Random Poetry Night at Enigma.  NYC. July 29.

{Poetry Reading} The New York City Poetry FestivalFive [Quarterly] reading. Chumley's Stage, Governors Island, NYC. July 26th. 

{Poetry Reading} CantoMundo Fellows Reading, Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center,  Austin, TX. Saturday, July 12th.

{Reading} Storyscape Launch Reading. Cakeshop, NYC.  June 17th.

{Poetry Reading} Enigma Bookstore, 33-17 Crescent St, Astoria, NY 11106. May 23rd. 

{Poetry Reading} Mr. Hip Presents: Reading Series. UFORGE Gallery. Boston, MA. May 17th.

{Poetry Reading} Massachusetts Poetry Festival. Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA. May 3.

{Poetry Reading} Harlem CoWorkers. The Leroy Neiman Arts Horizon Center. NY, NY. April 26.

{Poetry Reading} REZ Reading Series. Kew Gardens, NY.  April 10th.

{Nonfiction Reading} Shelf Life Reading Series. Hullabaloo Books. Brooklyn, NY. April 1st.

{Poetry Reading} Split This Rock Poetry Festival. Human Rights Campaign. Washington D.C. March 29.

AWP Panel: "So You Want To Build A Platform: But What Is It & Why Do You Need One? Women Writers & Editors Speak Out." Washington State Convention Center. March 1.

{Reading} AWP Off-Site Event: StoryQuarterly & MEAD Reading. Velocity Dance Center. Seattle WA. Feb. 28. 

{Reading} AWP Off-Site Event: Barnes & Noble. Seattle, WA. Feb. 28. 

{Reading} AWP Off-Site Event: Bayou Contributors Reading. The Bottle Neck Lounge. Seattle, WA. Feb. 27th,

{Production} AWP Off-Site Event: Book-It Repertory Theatre. Feb. 27th.

{Poetry Reading} In Celebration of The Year of the Horse.  Bliss on Bliss Studio. Sunnyside, NY. February 2nd.  

{Poetry Reading} Stories & Queer. Bureau of General Services-Queer Division. New York, NY.  January 6. 

{Poetry Reading} Couplet Reading Series. The Delancey, LES, NYC.  January 4th.

 

2013   

{Poetry Reading} Trajectories: words and music. Astoria, NY. December 12th.

{Poetry Reading} Latin@ Poetry Reading at Berl's Poetry Shop. Brooklyn, NY. December 7th.

{Poetry Reading} Oh Bernice Reading Series. Astoria Bookstore. Astoria, NY. November 16th.

{Poetry Reading} Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop's Grand Opening. Brooklyn, NY. November 2nd.

{Poetry Reading} Enigma Bookstore. Astoria, NY. October 19th.

{Poetry Reading} Boundless Tales Readings Series. Waltz-Astoria. Astoria, NY. October 17th.

{Poetry Reading} Medgar Evers College. Brooklyn, NY. October 9th.

{Poetry Reading} Wordstock Festival, Portland, OR. October 6th.

{Workshop} Female Character Creation. Wordstock Festival, Portland, OR. October 5th.

{Panel} BANNED/Papercut Press's Nerd Grrrl series. Bluestockings Bookstore. New York, NY. September 18th.

{Poetry Reading} Molasses Bookstore. Brooklyn, NY. July 17th.

{Poetry Reading} CantoMundo Fellows Reading, Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center,  Austin, TX. June 29th.

{Production} Nikita. Piney Fork Theater Festival. Alvin Ailey Auditorium. New York, NY. June 29th.

{Production} Quimera on the Storm. Up Theater. New York, NY. June 5th - 16th.

{Poetry Reading} Brazos Bookstore. Houston, TX. June 14th.

{Poetry Reading} WORD Bookstore. Brooklyn, NY, June 5th.

{Poetry Reading} Book Thug Nation. Brooklyn, NY. May 31st.

{Poetry Reading} The Fox Chase Reading Series at Ryerss Museum and Library. Philadelphia, PA. May 19th.

{Poetry Reading} Bluestockings Bookstore. New York, NY. May 11th.

{Poetry Reading} Sunday Salon (in Celebration of National Poetry Month). New York, NY. April 21st.

{Poetry Reading} LIM College, Marcuse Lecture Series. New York, NY April 11th.

{Poetry Reading} Casa Azul Bookstore. New York, NY April 6th.

{Poetry Reading} KaBoom Bookstore. Houston, TX, March 30th.

{Poetry Reading} BookWoman. Austin, TX. March 28th.

{Poetry Reading} Berkshire Festival of Women Writers. MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams, MA. March 22nd.

{VIDA} AWP with HER KIND & VIDA: Women in Literary Arts;  here too. Boston, MA. March 6th - 9th.

 

2012 

{Poetry Reading} Annual Fall English Faculty Poetry Reading. York College, Jamaica, NY, Fall 2012 

{Production} The Amaranthine Thread. Dir. Paddy Gillard-Bentley. She Speaks Festival. Flush Ink Productions. The Kaufman Arts Studio. Kitchner, Canada 9 March 2012. 

{Production} Drawn from Water.— Dir. by Bob Teague. Kathy Murphy Amphitheater,FIT College. FIT's Hispanic Heritage Celebration. New York, NY. 3 Oct 2012.

{Panel} VIDA: Women in Literary Arts. NYU's Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House. Friday, Fall 2012. 

{Poetry Reading} The Bakery's Deep Fried Reading Series. The Yards, 50-52 Public Market, Rochester, NY. Fall 2012 

{Poetry Reading} Boundless Tales Reading Series, Waltz Astoria. Astoria, NY,  Fall 2012 

{Poetry Reading}  Escritores por Ciudad Juárez: un manifiesto y un recital (video recorded), McNally Jackson, New York, NY, Fall 2012 

{Poetry Reading}  WHAT'S SO HOT: A Summer Salon Series. Brooklyn, NY, Summer 2012 

{Poetry Reading} Somerhouse Salon. Davis Square, Cambridge, MA, Summer 2012

{Lecture} I Wasn't Made in a Maquila lecture. Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), NYC. Spring 2012 

 

 

2011 

{Lecture and Creative Nonfiction Reading} Don’t Call it ReturningNon-Israeli Women Negotiating Public Spaces, Traditions and Homosexuality in Modern Day Jerusalem. Women in the Arts Conference, University of Missouri - St. Louis, Fall 2011 

{Fiction Reading} Men Undressed Reading. Sunday Salon, Jimmy's No. 43,  NYC, Fall 2011 

{Fiction Reading} Men Undressed Reading. KGB Bar’s Sunday Reading Series, NYC, Fall 2011 

{Production} Drawn from Water. Dir. Bob Teague. Thespian Productions. The Playhouse Theater at Roy Arias Studios and Theater. New York, NY. 13-16 Fall 2011.

{Production} Don’t Call it Returning. Dir. Meghan Jones. The Living Series One-Act Festival. Piper Theatre Productions. Brooklyn, NY.  Summer 2011.

{Production} Untouchable. Dir. Bob Teague. The Bare Knuckle Theatre Festival. Altruistic Theatre Company. Producer’s Club. New York, NY. 20 Summer 2011. 

{Production} The Amaranthine Thread. Dir. Catherine Aselford. Georgetown Theatre Company. SWAN Day 2011 Play Reading Marathon. Washington DC. 26 March 2011.  

 

2010 

{Reading and Lecture} Imitation of Crying  (with filmmaker Michael L. Wong), American Chamber of Commerce, Beijing, People’s Republic of China, Fall 2010 

{Production} Don’t Call it Returning. Dir. Bob Teague. Thespian Production. Joria Productions Theater. New York, NY. Fall 2010.

{Production} Quimera on the Storm. Dir. Melody Brooks. Women's Work Lab, In The Papers! Festival. New Perspectives Theater Company. New York, New York. Fall 2010.

{Production} Owless of Santa Clara. Dir. Bob Teague. Snorks and Pins Productions. Roy Arias Theater. New York, NY. Summer 2010.

{Production} The Amaranthine Thread. Dir. Bob Teague. Left Hip Productions. Wings Theater. New York, NY.  Spring 2010.

{Panel on Female Playwrights} From the Hip Festival. Wings Theater, NYC, Spring 2010 

{Production} The Amaranthine Thread. Dir. Bob Teague. Left Hip Productions. Where Eagles Dare Studio Blackbird. New York, NY.  Winter 2010.