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The anthology, Mixed Bag of Tricks, is a short story collection

featuring 11 international women. We celebrated the launch of the book

on November 18th, 2023 at Alienated Majesty, a bookstore that 

 loves the radical, the weird, and the lost. What a beautiful space.

Our book of misfits fit right in there. :)

I could not be more proud of all the hard work and talents we've put in to make this anthology the best it can be. Such a group of talented, dedicated, funny, and smart women. 

A Featured Reader at the Mixed BAg of Tricks Launch Party


A Featured Reader at Come As You Are

I read at "Come As You Are," a queer variety show,

at Neon Grotto on September 5th, 2023.

May Buzzetti was an amazing host and I shared my story "Robot You" alongside the crooning of and the laughs from @daddymaxcomedy.

What a fun night!

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A Featured Reader at Art Expressions LA Studio City

I read a batch of poems loosely related to music for James Evert Jones' Art Expressions LA, Studio City Library on September 2nd, 2023. It was nice to see some familiar faces

in the poetry scene! 


A Featured Reader at Red Light Lit--Austin Lounge Party

Red Light Lit hosted a lounge style reading on April 23, 2023. I was a featured reader along with the wondrous poetry and sparkling prose from Hollie Hardy, Tomas Moniz, and the vibrant host Loria Mendoza. Memorable work all around, in an intimate and cozy evening!

A Featured Reader at Red Light Lit--Anniversary Show

Red Light Lit's anniversary show, hosted by the talented Loria Mendoza on April 29, 2023, featured burlesque performances, poetry, prose, and comedy by Ivy, Diego, Devin, May, and Azucar.

And cake. We had cake. 

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A Featured Reader at Beasts of Bourbon

Beasts of Bourbon's inaugural show, hosted by Paul Corman Roberts, took place on June 15, 2023 at the Night Heron in Oakland. I was a featured reader along with Garrett Murphy and Vivian Tran. 


A Featured Reader at Broke Up, Broke Down, Broke Even

The Racket Journal hosted an anti-valentine's day themed reading at The Sycamore in the Mission of San Francisco on February 2, 2023. I was a featured reader along with excellent friends and writers Syr Beker, Judith Serin, Marie Sinclair, Paul Corman Roberts, and Lauren C. Johnson. 

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The International Women's Writing Guild (IWWG) hosted a 24-hr worldwide open mic. We celebrated women's voices and solidarity around the world.

I read December 18th, 2022, along with Jennifer Elise Wang and Judith Serin, among many other talented poets and writers.


A Featured Reader at Hollie Hardy's Homecoming and Gallery Reopening

I was a featured reader at Hollie Hardy's Homecoming on October 14, 2022, along with the excellent writers Tongo Eisen-Martin, Cassandra Dallett, K.R. Morrison, Jennifer Lewis, Peter Bullen, Elisa Salasin, Sara Biel, Keith Gaboury, Tomas Moniz, Liz Cahill, Hollie Hardy, Miah Jeffra, Richard Loranger, Lisa Martinovic, Hugh Behm-Steinberg, Melissa Anderson, Garrett Murphy, Tracy Artson, Loria Mendoza, Riley O'Connell, and Kimi Sugioka.  

Watch me read "Someone I Love Is in Oakland" and "A Small Death" in the video to the right.


A Featured Reader at Poetry Bread Presents

I read for Poetry Bread Presents on September 12, 2022, the poem: "Notes Taken in Research for a Poem About School Shootings." A beautiful radio show hosted by T.A. Niles. Read more about my fellow poets here: Grace Cavalieri, Sistah Joy Alford, Jay Rose Ana, Teresa Gallion, Julian Matthews, Rawle Iam James, Fizza Abbas, Jennifer Elise Wang, Dr. Michael Anthony Ingram, Mary Dezember, Julia Fricke Robinson, Sibuco (Tatenda Murangi), Doreen Spungin, Andre Brenardo Taylor, Rick Lupert, Sylvia Dianne Beverly, Elise Stuart, J R Turek, Vincent J Calone, Mbonisi Zikali Zomkhonto, J C Wayne, Chip Williford, and Hiram Larew. 

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A Featured Reader at Saturday Night Special

I read for Saturday Night Special, Hollie Hardy's long-running reading series, on August 30, 2022, with my collaborator and co-conspirator T.A. Niles. We read a collaborative poem on the theme of "Opposites" and I read a poem in response to one of T.A.'s. I also read from my chapbook Split


Afterglow Party

I read "A Small Death" for Smokelong Quarterly's Afterglow Farewell Party on October 15, 2022 with the talented fiction writers Gwen E. Kirby, Alana Reynolds, Joel Hans, Cole Beauchamp, Jill Loomis, Elissa Field, Claudia Monpere, Suzanne C. Martinez, and Janice Leadingham.

Click here to watch the video. 


The Featured Reader at The Cobalt Cafe

I was the featured reader at The Cobalt Cafe on November 23, 2021. 

Click here to watch the recorded event. My reading starts about a half hour in, but don't miss the open mic readers! A lot of good stuff. 


A Featured Reader at Club Chicxulub I

I read for Club Chicxulub on November 17, 2021. The event took place at DecoDance—a beautiful space on Polk and Sutter in San Francisco. It was a great experience, with synthesizers and wild SF energy. Check out Dev Bhat on Bandcamp, and the great writers: Ploi Pirapokin, Paul Corman Roberts, Noah Sanders, Carson Beker, and Michael Iafolla. Club Chicxulub has audio recordings of all their shows, which I highly recommend, because Dev's synthesizers really take each story to another level. Check out the audio recording of my story "A Grief That Shatters Oceans" here


Vax Party

I read for Vax Party on April 24, 2021. I had the honor of reading with my friends and wonderful poets. Check out the writers: Stalina Villarreal, Elliot Harmon, Jessica Wickens, Andy Nicholson, and Marcus Merritt. Click here to watch the recorded event. 

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Poetry of the 70s Conference

I read a paper for a panel during the conference in 2008: “Renshi: Poetry ‘Linking’ Cultures,” discussing collaborative poetry in the Japanese and American cultures. 

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9th Annual Massachusetts Undergraduate Research Conference

I read a paper for a panel during the conference in 2004: "Mutual Influence in the Films of Kubrick and Kieślowski," analyzing and connecting the films and director choices of Stanley Kubrick and Krzysztof Kieślowski. MURC has been going on for a long time!


8th Annual Massachusetts Undergraduate Research Conference

I was chosen to read poetry for a panel during the conference in 2003. MURC has been going on for a long time!

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