Upcoming Readings and Presentations

Sun - Sat
Feb 11-17


Granada, Nicaragua

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

March 8

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

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

Apr 6

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

for Barnes and Noble, Sunland Park.

April 18

Visalia, California. 915 S Mooney Blvd.

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

April 19

Reedley, California. 995 North Reed Ave.

for the Reedley College Literary Arts Committee, Reedley College. Reading details TBA.

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.

Past Readings and Presentations

Dec 1

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

for the Bookworks bookstore.

Nov 18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Poetry workshop with California State University, Fresno MFA Program.

Oct 17

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.