Readings & Past Events

(2021)

September 

Alaska World Arts Festival: “New Work, New World” Reading

May

Terrain.org Reading Series: Featuring Rhina P. Espaillat and Lee Herrick

April 

Subnivean (SUNY, Oswego) Reading

April 

“Everytime I Think About…” Reading Honoring Lucille Clifton: University of Nebraska Lincoln Hosted by Kwame Dawes 

March

Ruminate Magazine: Happenings

(2020)

October

No Name Reading Series: University of Nebraska Lincoln Hosted by Jamaica Baldwin, Jessica Poli, Jonathan Wlodarski Featuring poets Briar Essex, Nicole Lachat, Tara Ballard

September

Black Lawrence Press’s Far Villages: Welcome Essays For New and Beginning Writers Reading Hosted by Abayomi Animashaun & Discussion with Contributors: Stacey Balkun, Jaydn DeWald, Nathan McClain, & Zoe Brigley

July

Alaska Quarterly Review (AQR) Reading with Tara Ballard & Hosted by The Writer’s Block Bookstore & Cafe’s Co-Owner, Fellow Writer & Teacher: Teeka Ballas & Editor-in-Chief of AQR: Ron Spatz

July

Arab American National Museum (AANM): Protest/Protect: A Sukoon Live Reading with Aja Monet, Safia Elhillo, Layla Goushey Hosted by Sukoon’s Founder, Editor-in-Chief & Fellow Poet: Rewa Zeinati

July

University of Alaska Anchorage MFA Summer Residency Instructor-Reading

July

University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolf Subscribes Interview with Matt Jardin

May

Ruminate Magazine: Happenings

March

Poetry Out Loud: Juneau, Alaska

February

Poetry Parley at The Writer’s Block

January

Rattlecast #25: Rattle

(2019-Previous Years)

November

Unbound: Poetry on Demand: Anchorge Museum at Rasmuson Center

October

Seen Unseen (Diversity in Alaska Literature, A Book Week Event) at The Writer’s Block

July

Reading with Cirque: A Literary Journal for Alaska and the Pacific Northwest

July

Panel Discussion & Reading: University of Alaska, Anchorage’s Bookstore with Rachel Epstien

March

Alaskan Writers Reading: Portland, Oregon

March

Tupelo Press Reading: Portland, Oregon

March

McNally Jackson Books: Manhattan, New York

March

Bryant Park Reading Series: Manhattan, New York

March

Ruminate Magazine: Happenings

March

Judge for Anchorage Daily News Creative Writing Contest

February

Lake Hood Elementary After-school Poetry Group

February

University of Alaska Anchorage Honor Society

December

“It’s Lit” Radio Show (With PHDJ & Co-Host Jocelyn Kapumealani Ng): Honolulu, Hawai’i

December

Unbound: Poetry on Demand: Anchorge Museum at Rasmuson Center

November

“It’s Lit” Radio Show (With PHDJ & Co-Host Jocelyn Kapumealani Ng): Honolulu, Hawai’i

October

Alaska Book Week: University of Alaska, Anchorage with Rachel Epstien

October

Alaska Quarterly Review (AQR) at The Writer’s Block Bookstore & Cafe with Editor-in-Chief of AQR: Ron Spatz, poets Joan Naviyuk Kane & Tara Ballard

October

KNBA Moring Line with Danny Preston, Editor-in-Chief of AQR: Ron Spatz & poet Tara Ballard

July

Lynn Public Library, Massachusetts with  poet Linda McCarriston

July

The Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, Connecticut with poet Kate Rushin & U.S. Poet Laureate, Tracy K. Smith

July

Alumni Reading: University of Alaska, Anchorage

January

Punch with poet & host Zeina Hashem Beck, Dubai, UAE

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