Readings and Events

  • I am reading at the 6th Poetry Circus on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round. This year’s circus has an “L.A. Noir” theme and I will be sharing some “noir” lipstick poems! The Poetry Circus starts at 5:00 PM, and goes until 10:00 PM. I am slated to read at 8:55 PM. Come circus with us! Nature Poetry-Writing Workshop
  • “Super Blooms and Wild Words: A Workshop on Writing Nature Poetry —
    I am offering FREE a nature poetry-writing workshop as part of the 2019 LitFest Pasadena festivities. The workshop will take place on Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 1:00 – 2:30 PM in the banquet room at El Portal Restaurant, 695 E Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101 map. We’ll explore some recently published nature poetry, then write a poem based on personal observation. Please come!
  • The San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival — Come celebrate Poetry Month with a FREE event at the dA Center for the Arts in Pomona — 252 S Main Street, Pomona, CA 91766 on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 12:00 noon until 6:30 PM. Yak Press poets Nancy Carroll, Cindy Rinne, CLS Ferguson, Brian Sonia-Wallace, and Melisa Malvin-Middleton will join me. I’m reading at 4:20 PM.
  • Native Blossoms Poetry Reading — Studio C  at 260 W. Bonita Avenue in Claremont is hosting a free poetry reading on Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. I will read along with the other poets who have books (in print and upcoming) in the series.
  • Chevalier’s Books — On Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 5:00 to 6:30 PM, I will join the other poets in the Native Blossoms Chapbook Series (Nancy Carroll, Melisa Malvin, and Cindy Rinne) in welcoming CLS Ferguson to the fold as we celebrate the release of her collection, Tumbleweed: Against All Odds.
  • 3rd Annual Palmdale Book Festival — I am slated as a “featured author” at the 3rd Annual Palmdale Book Festival & ARTown on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 12:00 to 3:00 PM at Legacy Commons, 930 East Avenue Q-9 in Palmdale, CA.


  • Video of me reading “Betty Crocker” and thanking Nicelle Davis at the end of the 2nd Poetry Circus Saturday, September 19, 2015 5:30 to 9:30 PM at the Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round. I’m the LAST of 33 readers. What a night!

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