Book Tour

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2017

July 7, 2017: Featured reader at Zed’s Open Mic Series (Silver Spring, MD)

April 20, 2017: Reading at National Cathedral School (Washington, DC)

April 18, 2017: Reading at “Hear at Martha’s” (Alexandria, VA)

April 13, 2017: Visiting McKinley Technology High School as part of PEN/Faulkner’s Writers in Schools Program (Washington, DC)

March 31, 2017: Reading at Friendship Collegiate Academy PC s (Washington, DC) 

March 22, 2017: Reading at Lancaster Poetry Exchange (Lancaster, PA)lancaster

March 2, 2017: Visiting Cardozo Senior High School as part of the Teen Parent Book Club program (Washington, DC)

Feb. 23, 2017: Reading at Word Thursdays at Bright Hill Literary Center (Treadwell, NY)

Feb. 8, 2017: Cave Canem benefit reading on WHUR (Washington, DC)

Jan. 21, 2017: Reading at Split This Rock Poetry Speak Out (Washington, DC)

Jan. 16, 2017: Reading/speaking at the Hurston Wright Foundation fundraiser – “Owning Our Stories: The Link Between Culture and Economic Empowerment” (Washington, DC)

Jan. 16, 2017: Cave Canem Poets Tour – reading/leading a workshop at The Episcopal High School (Alexandria, VA)

Jan. 14, 2017: Reading at Ahh, Coffee (Annapolis, MD)

Jan. 12, 2017: Reading at East City Bookshop (Washington, DC)

Jan. 8, 2017: Reading at The Writer’s Center (Bethesda, MD)


2016

June 19, 2016: Reading at Joaquin Miller Poetry Series – Rock Creek Park (Washington, DC)

April 18, 2016: Visiting Maya Angelou Academy at New Beginnings as part of PEN/Faulkner’s Writers in Schools Program (Laurel, MD)

March 17, 2016: 2nd visit to Eastern High School as part of PEN/Faulkner’s Writers in Schools Program (Washington, DC)

March 16, 2016: 1st visit to Eastern High School as part of PEN/Faulkner’s Writers in Schools Program (Washington, DC)

Feb. 13, 2016: Reading at “Welcome to Boog City 9.5” – Boog’s annual Presidents’ Day weekend festival (Brooklyn, NY)


2015

Dec. 31, 2015: Nomad & Tribes at Songbyrd: Reading with Tafisha Edwards, Derrick Weston Brown and Goldie Patrick (Washington, DC)

Oct. 20, 2015: Reading with Derrick Weston Brown at the University of Baltimore’s MFA Reading Series (Baltimore, MD)

Sept. 2, 2015: Reading with Laura Bliss, Tara Campbell, Mike Robbins and Vera Carothers at the lowercase reading series (Washington, DC)

July 28, 2015: Guest writer at the Hill Center for PEN/Faulkner’s Summer Supper and Book Club (Washington, DC)

June 3, 2015: Visiting Northwestern High School as part of PEN/Faulkner’s Writers in Schools Program (Hyattsville, MD)

May 29, 2015: Reading at the University of Baltimore’s Wright Theater as part of #BlackPoetsSpeakOut (Baltimore, MD)

April, 10, 2015: Visiting McKinley Technology Education Campus as part of PEN/Faulkner’s Writers in Schools Program (Washington, DC)

Feb. 14, 2015: “Evil Grin” poetry series feature at Ahh Coffee (Annapolis, MD)


2014

Dec. 7, 2014: Cave Canem reading, with Tim Seibles headlining, at Enoch Pratt Library (Baltimore, MD)

Dec. 6, 2014: #BlackPoetsSpeakOut D.C. reading at Recreative Spaces (Washington, DC)

July 29, 2014: Reading and panel discussion with Joseph Ross, Michael Brokos, and Tafisha Edwards at Enoch Pratt Free Library (Baltimore, MD)

May 10, 2014: Reading with Derrick Weston Brown and Cedric Tillman — “Three the Hard Way” — at Park Road Books (Charlotte, NC)

May 4, 2014: Speaking on “The Color of Publishing” panel with Angie Chuang, Heather Buchanan and Randall Horton at Busboys and Poets (Washington, DC)

April 24, 2014: Visiting and reading at Sidwell Friends School (Washington, DC)

March 29, 2014: Reading with Kadija Sesay, Trapeta Mason and Dorothea Smartt at Wohlfarth Galleries (Washington, DC)

March 13, 2014: Visiting Gonzaga College High School as the inaugural poet for the Gonzaga Poetry Series (Washington, DC)


2013

Dec. 16-18, 2013: Visiting Benjamin Banneker Academic High School as part of PEN/Faulkner’s Writers in Schools Program (Washington, DC)

Dec. 2, 2013: Reading with Sam Schmidt and Katherine Cottle at Artifact Books (Baltimore, MD)

Oct. 20, 2013: Reading at Minas Gallery and Boutique as part of the Town Square Reading Series (Baltimore, MD)

Sept. 7, 2013: Reading with Dan Vera, Joseph Ross, and Melanie McCabe at Martha Washington Library (“Hear at Martha’s”) (Alexandra, VA)

June 4, 2013: Reading at NYC’s Bryant Park with Tony Medina and Kelly Norman Ellis (New York, NY)

May 28, 2013: Visiting writer, through Pen/Faulkner’s Writers in Schools program, reading and speaking to the Spoken Word Club at Woodrow Wilson High School (Washington, DC)

April 13, 2013: Reading with Sierra Leonean/British Poet Kadija Sesay at the African American Civil War Museum (Washington, DC) Click here for event info.

April 6, 2013: Reading at Poetry in the Park series (Severna, MD)

Feb. 28, 2013: Black History Month Reading at Montgomery College (Germantown, MD)

Jan. 3, 2013:  HearArts reading at VisArts visual arts center (Rockville, MD)


2012

Dec. 16, 2012: Sunday Kind of Love Feature at Busboys and Poets (14th and V streets NW)

Nov. 29, 2012: Artist talk with the Prince George’s African American Museum Book Club (Brentwood, MD)

Nov. 15, 2012: Reading/workshop with Yao Hoke Glover III at Meridian Public Charter School (13th and V streets NW)

Nov. 5, 2012: Reading at Bowie State University (Bowie, MD)

Oct. 11, 2012: Interview with Patrick Oliver on Literary Nation Talk Radio, a live weekly broadcast which dialogues with authors, activist and artist. (Past guests include Sharon Draper, Marian Wright Edelman, Common, Nikki Grimes, Hill Harper, Sonia Sanchez, Susan Taylor and numerous others.)

August 19, 2012: Reading at The Writer’s Center (Bethesda, MD)

July 24, 2012: Recording at the Library of Congress for Grace Cavalieri‘s “The Poet and the Poem” Audio Podcast. Listen to the interview and reading by clicking here.

June 9, 2012: Featuring at Nine on the Ninth at Busboys and Poets (14th St.)

May 19, 2012: Reading with Joseph Ross at DC’s African American Civil War Museum

April 28, 2012: Reading with Joseph Ross at the Wohlfarth Gallery in DC’s Brookland neighborhood

April 24, 2012: Little Patuxent Review Social Justice Issue reading at PG Community College (Largo, MD)

April 22, 2012: Zora Neale Hurston and Emancipation Day celebration at Eatonville Restaurant, 14th and V streets NW

April 19, 2012: Reading with Derrick Weston Brown on WPFW (89.3). If you missed the reading, you can listen to the recording of the show by clicking here.

April 14, 2012: Reading with Derrick Weston Brown at Baltimore’s CityLit Festival (Enoch Pratt Free Library on Cathedral Street)

April 11, 2012: Reading on Lil’ Soso Production’s radio show “The Flow”

March 25, 2012: Reading at Spring Festival event at the Brookland Artspace

March 24, 2012: Reading on SPLIT THIS ROCK! panel: Intersecting Lineages: a Solidarity Showcase of African American and Asian American Poets (Kazim Ali, Ching-In Chen, Rio Cortez, Rachelle Cruz, Alan King, Monica Hand, Natasha Marin, Soham Patel, Barbara Jane Reyes, Kevin Simmonds) at the auditorium in True Reformer building on DC’s U St.

March 17, 2012: DRIFT book launch at DC’s African American Civil War Museum

March 9, 2012: Cave Canem reading at NYU with Evie Shockley and Demetrice Anntia Worley

March 3, 2012: Willow Books reading at the Blanc Gallery in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood with Kelly Norman Ellis (Offerings of Desire), Makalani Bandele (Hellfightin), Curtis L. Crisler (Dreamist), Tara Betts (Arc & Hue), Reggie Flood (Coffle), Krista Franklin (Study of Love & Black Body), and Parneshia Jones, winner of the Aquarius Press Legacy Award

2 thoughts on “Book Tour

  1. Thanks for letting me know about these other readings. Nora,Michael and I will try to come to your reading in Brookland. Susan Gushue

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