Upcoming Events

Creative healing sessions in NYC, Fall 2019: Find me in fall 2019 in New York City at MINKA in Brooklyn, offering creative unblocking sessions for writers, artists, and everyone.

Columbia Undergraduate Creative Writing Program Faculty Reading: I'll be reading lyric essay work on November 14, 2019, 8pm, at 413 Dodge Hall, Columbia Morningside Campus. Free and open to the public. 

Past Events

Quiet Lightening Reading Series: Reading at 7pm on May 6th, 2019, at Arion Press, 1802 Hays Street, Presidio, San Francisco. 

Performance by Melodie Michel: Reading of my lyric essay "Oceanic Feeling" by musician and performer Melodie Michel in Santa Cruz, CA, Dec 9th 2018, 7pm.

 

Fish Tales: Reading in Potluck Magazine's annual ocean-themed reading in Santa Cruz, California, April 27th, 2018, 6pm.

Columbia Alumni Selects: Reading with Lacy Warner and Allan Allen at KGB bar, Manhattan, NYC, on December 7th, 2017, 7pm.

Reassembly group show, artist: Tinos Quarry Platform in Tinos, Greece. Opening July 5th, 2017.

FPP Season Finale, co-host: with Alexander Chee, Terry Blackhawk,  Sonya Chung, and Deborah Emin.  Tuesday May 9th, 7pm, Shrine World Music Venue, Harlem. 

First Days of Spring Creative Writing Retreat, co-leader, in the Scottish Borders, Scotland, Feb 24th—26th 2017. Prose focus, co-taught with Noelle Harrison. Full details at aurorawritersretreats.com or contact me.

 

Lyricism, Associations, and Context: what's happening in American prose, workshop leader, organized by Writers in Stuttgart, Germany, November 12th, 2016, 3—5pm. 

Creative Writing in English, workshop leader, organized by the Anglo-German Institute, Stuttgart, Germany. Wednesday November 9th, 2016, 5-8pm. 

Curiosity, artist, A group show at the Tinos Cultural Foundation in Tinos, Greece. Presenting my short opera, "Duo for the World End." Runs July 2nd till October 31st, 2016. 

First Person Plural Season Opener, co-host, Shrine World Music Venue, Harlem, NYC, with Daniel José Older, Desiree Cooper, Charles Taylor, Camille Rankine. September 20th, 2016, 7pm. 

The Five Ages of Pistachio, Reading in Palazzolo Acreide, Sicily, Italy, as part of the Akrai Residency Arte Digeribile group show, August 19th, 2016, 7—10pm.

Short Shorts, A workshop on revolutions in short prose forms. Organized by the University of Stuttgart, hosted by Akademie Schloss Solitude. May 7th, 2016, 2—4pm, Stuttgart, Germany.

Five Rooms: A Performative Reading, reader/co-curator, Römerstraße project space, Stuttgart, Germany, 24 March, 2016. FaceBook event here.

"From the Margins: Literary Magazines Supporting Writers of Color," panelist, Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference, Los Angeles, 10.30am, Thursday 31st March, 2016, Diamond Salon 6&7, JW Marriott LA, 3rd Floor. Event page here

The Pariah Anthology launch, SFASU Press, Los Angeles, April 2016, available on Amazon here

First Person Plural Season Finale, co-host, Shrine World Music Venue, Harlem, NYC, 12 April 2016. Rosebud Ben-Oni, Chinelo Okparanta, Amy Fusselman. In collaboration with VIDA: Women in Literary Arts. 

First Person Plural Reading Series, co-host, Shrine World Music Venue, Harlem, NYC, 7pm, 23 February 2016. Collaboration with VIDA Literary, featuring: Amy King, Hafizah Geter, Ashley Grier, and Sarah Gambito.

First Person Plural Reading Series, co-host, Shrine World Music Venue, Harlem, NYC, 7pm, 10 November 2015. Featuring: Victor La Valle, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Margo Jefferson, and Emily Raboteau.