Upcoming Readings and Presentations

Fri - Sun
July 20-23

La Ciudad de México, México. Multiple readings, workshops and locations. 

for la tercera edición de Di/verso: Encuentro de Poemas en la Ciudad de México 2018, representing Repúblika ng Pilipinas (Filipinas / the Philippines) y los Estados Unidos. Reading with Uchechi Kalu, Ko Un, Nii Parkes, Miguel Ángel Zapata, Abreu Paxe, Anne Gauthey, Bas Kwakman, Michael Augustin, Juan Carlos Mestre, Domingo Ramos, et al.

Aug 1

San Juan, Puerto Rico. Details TBA.

Reading with Elidio La Torre Lagares and Loretta Collins.

Sept 14

Las Cruces, New Mexico. 1780 E University Ave, Las Cruces, NM 8800.

for the Department of English at New Mexico State University. Reading and details TBA.


October - February

Leipzig, Germany and Mitteldeutschland. The Institute of American Studies at Leipzig University.

for the Picador Guest Professorship for Literature. The Institute of American Studies at Leipzig University, German Academic Exchange (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst), Holtzbrinck Publishing Group (Veranstaltungsforum der Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck) and Picador (Macmillan Publishers).

Past Readings and Presentations

April 22, 2018

Fresno, California. 1279 N Wishon Avenue. 6:00pm.

for Fresno Women Read at LitHop Fresno. Reading with Ife Chudeni Oputa and Marisol Baca.

Apr 19, 2018

Reedley, California. RC Forum Hall, Reedley Campus. 995 North Reed Ave. 7:00pm.

for the Reedley College Literary Arts Committee, Reedley College. 

Apr 18, 2018

Visalia, California. 915 S Mooney Blvd. 7:00 pm.

for the College of Sequoias Cultural Historical Awareness Program and Quill literary journal. 

Apr 16-17

Chico, California. Zingg Recital Hall, CSU Chico Campus. 400 W 1st Street. 6:30pm.

for the Department of English at California State University, Chico, for the "Writer's Voice."

Apr 13, 2018

El Paso, Texas. 705 Sunland Park Drive. 7:00pm

for Barnes and Noble, Sunland Park.

Apr 6-7, 2018

San Antonio, Texas. Multiple locations and times.

for the San Antonio Book Festival and the Texas Institute of Letters (2018 inductee and winner of the Helen C. Smith Memorial Award).

March 21, 2018

Arlington, Texas. Multiple locations and times.

for the Department of English's Hermanns Lecture at the University of Texas-Arlington. 

March 8, 2018

Tampa, Florida. 420 W Kennedy Blvd. 9:00-11:00pm.

for the Oxford Exchange space and bookstore. Reading with other 2016 National Poetry Series winners Chelsea Dingman, sam sax, Jeffrey Schultz and William Brewer.

Sun - Sat
Feb 11-17, 2018

Granada, Nicaragua. Multiple locations and times. 

for the Festival Internacional de Poesía Ciudad de Granada, representing Repúblika ng Pilipinas (Filipinas / the Philippines). Reading with Tyehimba Jess, Robert Hass, Coral Bracho, Wendy Guerra, Andrea Cote Botero and more, with the festival's honoree, Fernando Silva. Reading details TBA.

Dec 1, 2017

Albuquerque, New Mexico. 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW. 6pm.

for the Bookworks bookstore.

Nov 18, 2017

Miami, Florida. 300 NE 2nd Ave. Building 6, First Floor (Room 6100). 11:30am - 12:45pm.

for the Miami Book Fair at Miami Dade College. Reading with with Daniel Halpern (the National Poetry Series founder), the other 2016 National Poetry Series winners William Brewer, Chelsea Dingman, sam sax and Jeffrey Schultz, and the 2016 Paz Prize winner Legna Rodriguez Iglesias. 

Tues - Sat
Nov 7 - 11, 2017

Norman, Oklahoma. 900 Asp Avenue. 

for The Neustadt Festival at the University of Oklahoma and World Literature Today as a 2018 Neustadt Prize juror. Reading with Major Jackson, Ladan Osman & Mahtem Shiferraw on Wednesday, November 8th (Beaird Lounge, Oklahoma Memorial Union, 12pm - 1:15pm), and celebrating the festival's honoree, winner of the 2017 Neustadt Prize, Marilyn Nelson.

Nov 2, 2017

El Paso, Texas. 500 W University Avenue. University Library, Blumberg Auditorium (Room 111, ground floor). 7pm.

for the home campus book release of For Want of Water for the Department of Creative Writing at The University of Texas at El Paso. Reading details TBA.

Oct 28, 2017

San Pedro, California. 479 West 6th St., Suite 105, Historic Arts District. 4pm.

for the Philippine Expressions Bookshop. (Meet & Greet at 3pm, and Merienda after). 

Oct 19, 2017

Fresno, California. 620 F Street, Full Circle Brewing Company. 7pm. - please note the venue change and the time change to an earlier hour.

for the Remix Reading Series.

Oct 19, 2017

Fresno, California. 1306 Wishon Avenue, Hi-Top Coffee (Tower District). 2pm.

for Fresno Women Read, A Pop-Up Workshop: "I Read the News Today, Oh #: Trying to Writing Honestly About Historical, Cultural and/or Personal Trauma."

Oct 18, 2017

Fresno, California. (Not open to the public).

Poetry workshop with California State University, Fresno MFA Program.

Oct 17, 2017

San Francisco, California. 100 Larkin Street, Main Library. Latin@ Room A/B (lower level). 6 pm.

Official book launch of For Want of Water: And Other Poems with Barbara Jane Reyes, reading from her newest collection Invocation to Daughters, for the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, the Filipino American Center, PAWA (Philippine American Writers and Artists), the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS), San Francisco Chapter, and Arkipelago Books.