Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • August 12, 2021–Respite by the River, San Joaquin River Parkway, Fresno, CA, 6:00-8:00
    • With Rob Hodges
  • January 29, 2022–William Stafford Reading, across from Los Prietos Boys Camp, 3900 Paradise Rd., Santa Barbara, 2:00
    • With Rob Hodges

SELECTED PAST EVENTS

  • April 29, 2020–Jackson Wheeler Poetry Series, Zoom edition, followed by open mic, 7:30
  • April 25, 2020–Spacks Prize Reading: Zoom event featuring six years of winners of the Barry Spacks Poetry Prize from Gunpowder Press, 5:00-6:15
  • COVID-Canceled Events, 2020-21

    • April 2, 2020–Porterville College: In a Rind of Light Launch and Reading by Faculty Poets, 11:30-12:30 in the Porterville College Theater
    • April 18, 2020–Blue Oak Coffee Roasting, National Poetry Month reading and signing, 1717 20th St., Bakersfield, 12:30-2:00
      • With Annis Cassells and Fidel Martinez
    • April 25, 2020—Jackson Wheeler Poetry Series, Oxnard Public Library, 3:00
      • With Rob Hodges and Christopher Buckley
    • May 17, 2020–River Ridge Institute Sunday Series: Book Launch, Open Mic, and Pop-up Writing Workshop, 37675 Balch Park Rd., Springville, afternoon (time TBA)
      • With Rob Hodges
    • June 2020–Reading and Workshop, Santa Fe, NM (dates and details TBA)
    • Sept. 2, 2020–Reedley College First Wednesday (1W1) Reading Series, 1:00
      • With Rob Hodges
    • Sept. 10, 2020–Respite by the River, San Joaquin River Parkway, Fresno, 6:00
      • With Rob Hodges
    • Jan. 30, 2021–William Stafford Reading, Los Prietos, 3900 Paradise Rd., Santa Barbara, 2:00
      • With Rob Hodges

    2019

    • August 17, 2019—Georgia (O’Keeffe) on My Mind: Craft Talk and Workshop for Writers, Writers of Kern at Hodel’s, 5917 Knudsen Dr., Bakersfield, 10:00-11:30
    • April 27, 2019—Ojai Vineyard Tasting Room: Poetry and Cello, 109 S. Montgomery St., Ojai, CA, 6:30-8:00
    • April 25, 2019—Poetry Night at Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades Ave., Los Osos, CA, 6:30-8:00
      • With Bonnie Young and Rob Hodges (cello), followed by open mic
    • April 7, 2019—Poetry in Motion at River Ridge Ranch, 37675 Balch Park Rd., Springville, CA
      • With Peter Dutton, Megan Bohigian, and Don Thompson
    • February 28, 2019—Words Against Hate II, Bitwise South Stadium, Fresno, CA
    • February 14, 2019—Stafford’s Chocolates: Love Songs and Poems

    2018

    • October 11, 2018—Cal State Bakersfield, Walter Presents
    • September 9, 2018—Fresno Poet Laureate Presents, Bitwise South Stadium
      • With Brynn Saito, Michael Meyerhofer, and Patrick Fontes
    • September 5, 2018—1W1 Reading Series, Reedley College
    • July 15, 2018—Corners of the Mouth Poetry Series, Linnaea’s Café, San Luis Obispo
      • With Kathryn DeLancellotti
    • May 12, 2018—Poetry Symposium, Fig Tree Library, Fresno
      • With James Tyner, S. Bryan Medina, Michael Meyerhofer, Steven Sanchez, and Soul Vang
    • May 6, 2018—Blue Whale Poetry Series, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
    • February 1, 2018—Remix Poetry Series, Full Circle Brewing Co., Fresno, CA
      • With Christopher Buckley
    • January 25, 2018—E. P. Foster Library Poetry Series, Ventura

    2017

    2016

    • October 16, 2016—Corners of the Mouth Poetry Series, Linnaea’s Café, San Luis Obispo, CA
      • With Laure-Anne Bosselaar
    • September 17, 2016—The Ringing and the Bell, Mission Poetry Series, Antioch University, Santa Barbara, CA
      • With Mary Brown and William Archilla
    • July 29, 2016—Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, First Books Panel
      • With Solmaz Sharif, Terry Lucas, and Gregory Mahrer
    • June 12, 2016–Poetry Flash at Diesel Books, Oakland, CA
      • With Susan Cohen
    • May 8, 2016—UC Santa Barbara, College of Creative Studies, Lit Symposium Reading
    • April 30, 2016—Workshop: Yoga with Poetry and Cello, Valley Yoga, Visalia, CA
    • April 24, 2016—River Ridge Ranch, Springville, CA, Reading: Local launch of Instead of Sadness
    • April 15, 2016—Porterville College, Faculty Poets Reading
    • April 6, 2016—1W1 Reading Series, Reedley College
    • March 4, 2016—Ojai Vineyard Tasting Room, Poetry and Cello
    • March 3, 2016—Santa Barbara City College, Atkinson Gallery, Reading
    • March 3, 2016—Westmont College, Craft Talk and Reading