All readings below are online via zoom and commence at the times shown in Pacific Time:

Mon, 8/3/20, 4 pm PST:  Reading with Patricia Smith at The Frost Place Poetry Seminar; view at

Sun, 9/20/20, 7 pm PST:  Petaluma Poetry Walk reading hosted by Sandra Anfang at Aqus Café, CANCELLED due to wildfires.

Wed, 10/6/20, 4:30 pm PST:  Book launch reading for The Map of Every Lilac Leaf: Poets Respond to the Smith College Museum of Art, with Gina Franco, Laurie Ann Guerrero, Jessica Jacobs, Gail Mazur, and Abe Louise Young. Register at

Sat, 10/10/20, 7 pm PST:  Marin Poetry Center Bridges to Poetry book group discussion leader, reading John Murillo’s Kontemporary Amerikan Poetry (Four Way Books 2020); register at

Sun, 10/11/20, 1 pm:  15th Anniversary Celebration for Press 53, Reading with Marjorie Hudson. Registration details TBA.

Wed, 10/21/20, 3-5:30 pm PST: “Poetry and Patient Care: Fine-Tuning Our Listening” with Jim Ferris and Kate Daniels and hosted by Owen Lewis at American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry’s 67th Annual Meeting, Session ID: 23165. Register at

10/22-24/20: Nimrod Journal Conference for Readers and Writers, reading for Pablo Neruda Prize, CANCELLED due to Covid-19.

Fri, 11/6/20, 6 pm PST: Blue Light Press Reading with Ellery Akers and Maxine Chernoff, hosted by Diane Frank. Registration details TBA.                        

Sun, 11/15/20: Great Books of San Francisco, “Poetry & Form” lecture (10-12 am PST) and Interactive Reading and Interview conducted by Cathy Shea (2-4 pm PST). I will also host an OPEN MIC on SAT 11/14 at 6 pm PST. Register at