Upcoming Events

Sunday, July 21, 2024 

San Diego Poetry Annual 2023-24 reading, La Jolla / Riford Library, Community Room, 7555 Draper Ave. La Jolla, CA, 6:30-8:00 p.m. 

Host is Seretta Martin, SDPA Managing Editor. Open mic, also!

Previous Events

Friday, April 26, 2024

Presentation at Raymond Carver & Tess Gallagher Writing Festival, Port Angeles, WA, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

My craft talk is titled "Evoking Our Familiar Places in Writing." Come hear my presentation along with those by two other panelists on related topics!

Monday, April 8, 2024 

Launch and Celebration for the San Diego Poetry Annual 2023-24,  Point Loma Library, San Diego, CA, 6:30-8:00 p.m

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Words to Uplift poetry reading, San Diego Writers Festival, 3:15-4:45 p.m.

I'm honored to have been invited to read at this event of the San Diego Writers Festival, taking place at the Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Ave., Coronado, CA 92118, at the outdoor stage in the Quad!

Wednesday, February 7, 2024 

Launch for the new issue of SALT: Old School Truth & Beauty--Poetry and Commentary, Blue Whale Poetry Series, Unity of Santa Barbara Chapel, 227 E. Arrellaga St., Santa Barbara, CA, 4:30 p.m. 

Sunday, November 19, 2023 

Online Launch for the fall 2023 issue of the online journal Inlandia: A Literary Journey, 1:00-3:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)

September 2023

Thank you to everyone who provided encouragement and donated in support of my participation in Tupelo Press's 30/30 Project  in September 2023!

Thursday, February 23, 2023 

Riverside City College's MUSE reading, online, 6:30 p.m.

Featured poet. Open mic, also! 

Thursday, February 16, 2023 

Chevalier's Books, Los Angeles, 6:00 p.m.

I'm thrilled to be reading with the amazing poet, writer, and teacher Cecilia Woloch at Chevalier's Books, 133 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles 90004. For more information, click here! 

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Featuring at Two Idiots Peddling Poetry, Ugly Mug Cafe, Orange, CA, 8:00 p.m.

 Ugly Mug Cafe, 261 N. Glassell St., Orange, CA 92866. $4 cover fee. For more info, click here. Open reading, too!

NEW!  YouTube videos of two poems from my feature at the Ugly Mug:

Reading from Field of Everlasting 

California Writers Club, Orange County Branch, Members Open Mic

December 3, 2022, at the Anaheim Packing Co.

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Second Sunday Poetry Series, Los Angeles, 5:00 p.m.

At the Studio Theatre at St. Denis Building, 3433 Cahuenga Blvd West, Los Angeles, CA 90068. Reading along with host Alex M. Frankel, who is launching his new book of short stories. Open reading, too!

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Cecilia Woloch & Friends Reading Series, Online, 12 noon (Pacific Time)

I was honored to be reading with the brilliant poets Joan Larkin and Cecilia Woloch!

Sunday, June 26, 2022

About Place Journal reading; recording available online by clicking here 

Log in to hear readings by contributors to the recent issue of About Place Journal  as well as a panel discussion about the issue's theme: Navigations: A Place for Peace.