Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

(Note: all events through September have been postponed due to COVID-19, but we couldn’t bear to remove them from the page quite yet! Please check back.)

  • 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, 2900 Paradise Rd., Santa Barbara, 2:00
    • With Rob Hodges

SELECTED PAST EVENTS

  • March 2020–Publication of In a Rind of Light, Stephen F. Austin State University Press
  • 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