Upcoming Events

Saturday, 5/19/18, 6:45PM: Feminist AF at Vulture Festival, Milk Studios (NYC)

Thursday, 5/24/18, 7PM: Reparations, Live! at the Ace Hotel Los Angeles (L.A.)

Tuesday, 6/5/18, 8PM: PEN Presents Belletrist with Melissa Broder, Emma Roberts, and Karah Preiss, Hollywood Forever (L.A.)(tickets)

Monday, 6/11/18, 7PM & 9PM: Poets with Attitude and Reparations, Live!, Ace Hotel (NYC)

Friday-Sunday, 6/15/18-6/17/18: Nantucket Book Festival (Nantucket, MA) 

Sunday, 6/24/18: Reading with Jake Young, Beyond Baroque (Venice, CA)

Past Events


Sunday, 2/4/18, 5PM: Meet & Greet & Signing with Jack Jones Literary, Girlschool LA

Sunday, 2/4/18, 5:30PM: Poetry presented by Jack Jones Literary Arts, Bootleg Theater, Girlschool LA

Friday, 2/23/18, 7PM: Writer in Residence Reading, The Ruby (San Francisco, CA)

Friday, 3/2/18, 7PM: Conversation with Brittney Cooper, Vroman's Bookstore (Pasadena, CA)

Monday, 3/5/18, 7PM & 9PM: Poets with Attitude and Reparations, Live!, Ace Hotel (NYC)

Thursday, 3/8/18, 3PM: Panel Conversation at AWP Conference (Tampa, FL)

Friday, 3/9/18, 3PM: Featured Reading sponsored by Cave Canem, AWP Conference (Tampa, FL)

Thursday, 3/15/18: Paperback Party for Jami Attenberg's ALL GROWN UP, The Last Bookstore (LA)

Friday, 4/13/18: Conversation with Hannah Howard for FEAST book release, The Last Bookstore (LA)

Thursday, 4/19/18, 7:30PM: Literary Death Match, Dynasty Typewriter (LA)

Saturday, 4/21/18, 7PM: with Emily Skillings and Kate Durbin, Poetic Research Bureau (LA)

Wednesday, 5/2/18: Bennington College with Natalie Shapero (Bennington, VT)


Tuesday, 1/10/17, 7:30PM: Urgently Human: Roxane Gay and Morgan Parker in Conversation, Lutheran Church of the Reformation (Washington, DC)

Sunday, 1/29/17, 6PM: Beyond Ourselves: reading and launch party, MoCADA Museum (Brooklyn)

Thursday, 2/9/17, 3PM: Zero Chill: Writers of Color Against Respectability (AWP panel), Room 207B, Washington Convention Center, Level Two (Washington DC)

Thursday, 2/9/17, 7PM: AWP Offsite Event: Write Together, Fight Together, U Street Music Hall (Washington DC)

Saturday, 2/11/17, 9AM: Money, Power, and Transparency in the Writing World (panel), Marquis Salon 6, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Two (Washington DC)

Saturday, 2/11/17, 2PM: Book Signing at Tin House table, AWP Bookfair (Washington DC)

Saturday, 2/11/17, 8PM: Queer Spectacular, Potters House (Washington DC)

Wednesday, 2/15/17, 7:30PM: Launch Event: “Unbound,” in conversation with Jenna Wortham, moderated by Rujeko Hockley, Brooklyn Academy of Music (Brooklyn)

Thursday, 2/16/17, 7PM: NYU reading with Adam Fitzgerald and Tom Healy, Lillian Vernon Writer’s House (NYC)

Tuesday, 2/21/17, 7:30 PM: Co-hosting* Poets with Attitude (PWA), Ace Hotel (NYC)

Tuesday, 2/21/17, 9PM: Hosting* Reparations, Live!, Ace Hotel (NYC)

Thursday, 2/23/17, 7:30PM: Brooklyn Poets Reading with Jay Deshpande and Josh Bell, 61 Local (Brooklyn)

Sunday, 2/26/17, 6PM: Page Meets Stage, with Sam Sax, Bowery Poetry Club (NYC)

Monday, 2/27/17, 7PM: Commonplace Live with Rachel Zucker, KGB Bar (NYC)

Wednesday, 3/1/17: Black Mountain Institute, UNLV (Las Vegas)

 Thursday, 3/2/17: University of Nevada Reno (Reno, NV)

Tuesday, 3/7/17, 4PM: Poetry & Pop Culture workshop, Hugo House (Seattle)

Wednesday, 3/8/17, 7PM: Party hosted by Hugo House, Fred Wildlife Refuge (Seattle)

Friday, 3/10/17: Powells (Portland)

Saturday, 3/11/17: Portland Art Museum (Portland)

Wednesday, 3/15/17, 7PM: Powerhouse Books with Jami Attenberg, Powerhouse Arena (Brooklyn)

Thursday, 3/16/17, 7 PM: Bad Advice from Bad Women, The Wing (NYC)

Tuesday, 3/21/17: Brookline Booksmith (MA)

Friday, 3/24/17: Virginia Festival of the Book (Charlottesville, VA)

Wednesday, 3/29/17:  In conversation with Margo Jefferson and Kimberly Drew, Housing Works Bookstore & Cafe (NYC)

Tuesday, 4/4/17, 7PM: CLMP presents Poets Read Fiction, Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop (Brooklyn)

Tuesday, 4/18/17: Diesel Bookstore (Oakland, CA)

Wednesday, 4/19/17, 6:30PM: Holloway Poetry Reading Series, UC Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

Thursday, 4/20/17: In conversation with Arisa White at Alley Cat Books (San Francisco)   

Saturday, 4/22/17, 3PM: Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles (LA, CA)

Saturday, 4/22/17, 8PM: Reading with Harmony Holiday, Poetic Research Bureau (LA, CA)

Sunday, 4/23/17, 10:40AM: Reading, Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Poetry Stage (LA, CA)

Sunday, 4/23/17, 3PM: 'Poetry and the Present Moment' Panel Discussion, LATFOB, Annenberg Auditorium (LA, CA)

Saturday, 5/20/17, 8PM: Lit-Bar Pop Up, Lector Wine Bar (Tampa, FL)

Sunday, 5/21/17, 1:30 PM: OE Spotlight, Oxford Exchange (Tampa, FL)

Tuesday, 5/23/17, 7:30 PM: The Wild Detectives (Dallas, TX)

Friday, 9/8/17, 8PM: Four Pairs #90x90, Post & Beam (L.A.)

Friday, 9/15/17, 7PM: Poets with Attitude (PWA) & Reparations, Live!, Ace Hotel (NYC)

Saturday, 9/16/17, 9:25PM: Basilica Soundscape, Basilica Hudson (Hudson, NY)

Sunday, 9/17/17, 10AM: Brooklyn Book Festival Panel, St. Francis College Founder’s Hall (180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn)

Sunday, 9/17/17, 2PM: Brooklyn Book Festival Panel, Brooklyn Historical Library (Brooklyn)

Monday, 9/18/17, 7:30PM: River Styx Reading Series, Contemporary Art Museum (St. Louis, MO)

Thursday-Saturday, 10/12/17-10/15/17: Read My World Literary Festival (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Tuesday, 10/17/17, 6:30PM: Poetry Forum w/ Alex Dimitrov, The New School (NYC)

Thursday, 10/26/17, 7PM: NYU Reading with Danez Smith, Lillian Vernon Creative Writer's House (NYC)

Thursday, 11/2/17, 7PM: Booksmart Tulsa & Tulsa Artist Fellowship Reading, Living Arts (Tulsa, OK)

Saturday & Sunday, 11/4/17-11/5/17: Texas Book Festival (Austin, TX)

Friday, 11/10/17, 6PM: Lit Crawl Portland (Portland, OR)

Saturday, 11/11/17: Literary Arts Presents: Wordstock, Portland Art Museum (Portland, OR)

Thursday, 11/30/17, 7PM: Georgia Review & UGA Reading w/ Tommy Pico, 40 Watt Club (Athens, GA)

Friday, 12/1/17, 7PM: Southern Literary Arts: Morgan Parker & Marcus Wicker, Playhouse on the Square (Memphis, TN)

Wednesday, 12/13/17, 6:30PM: Speech/Acts Catalog Launch, Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia, PA)

Thursday, 12/14/17, 4:30PM:  Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)

Friday, 12/15/17, 6:30 PM: Speech/Acts Catalog Launch, Verso Books (NYC)

Saturday, 12/16/17, 5:00 PM: NOMAD: Vol. 9, Branch Ofc. (Brooklyn)

Monday, 12/18/17, 7PM: Poets With Attitude (PWA) (Hosting), Ace Hotel, (NYC)

Monday, 12/18/17, 9PM: Reparations, Live! (Hosting), Ace Hotel (NYC)


Friday, 1/1/16: 42nd Annual New Year's Day Marathon Benefit Reading, The Poetry Project (NYC)

Tuesday, 1/26/16, 8PM: Gossip! with Angel Nafis and Tommy Pico, Molasses Books (Brooklyn)

Friday, 2/12/16, Lighthouse Reading Series with Emily Pettit, CSU (Cleveland, OH)

Thursday, 2/25/16, 7PM: Well-Read Black Girl: Re-imagining the Literary Canon, Housing Works Bookstore Cafe (NYC)

Monday, 3/14/16, 7PM: KGB Monday Night Reading, KGB Bar (NYC)

Thursday, 3/31/16, 9AM: Multiple Feminisms: Celebrating 10 Years of Switchback Books (panel), Room 513, L.A. Convention Center, Meeting Room Level (Los Angeles, CA)

Thursday, 3/31/16, 7PM: Little A's AWP Offsite Reading and Party (hosting), Spin Lounge at the Standard Hotel (Los Angeles, CA)

Thursday, 3/31/16, 10PM: Morgan and the Husbands, [email for location] (Los Angeles, CA)

Friday, 4/1/16, 4PM: Presentation at Camp Real Pants, Astroetic Studios (Los Angeles, CA)

Friday, 4/1/16, 8PM: DTLA AWP Offsite with Kate Durbin, David Tomas Martinez, and Khadijah Queen, Brewery Artist Lofts (Los Angeles, CA)

Saturday, 4/2/16, 8:30PM: The Official AWP Fish Fry 2016 (with Angel Nafis as The Other Black Girl), CIELO galleries/studios (Los Angeles, CA)

Tuesday, 4/5/16: The Agriculture Reader 7 Launch Reading, Housing Works Bookstore Cafe (NYC)

Friday, 4/8/16, 5PM: NYU Creative Writing Program Alumni Reading, Lillian Vernon Creative Writing House (NYC)

Tuesday, 4/12/16, 7PM: Reading at 192 Books with Danniel Schoonebeek (NYC)

Wednesday, 4/20/16, 6PM: With Erica Lewis, Tongo Eisen-Martin, and Jason Kirk, Over the Eight (Brooklyn)

Sunday, 4/24/16, 7PM: Sunday Salon, Jimmy's43 (NYC)

Monday, 5/9/16: Electric Literature at Franklin Park (Brooklyn)

Friday, 513/16, 7:30PM: EMPIRE with Jay Deshpande, Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, Purvi Shah and Lara Mimosa Montes, Art Cafe & Bar (Brooklyn)

Sunday, 5/22/16: Monorail Reading with Kelin Loe, Caroline Cabrera, Leora Fridman, Fred Wildlife Refuge (Seattle, WA)

7/21/16 - 7/27/16: Tour with Angel Nafis as THE OTHER BLACK GIRL, featuring Danez Smith, in Paris, France.

Tuesday, 11/1/16, 7PM: Art + Life Conversation Series (with Dorothea Lasky), Columbia University - Dodge Hall 413 (NYC)

Thursday, 11/3/16, 7PM: American Stanzas: A Reading, Poets House (NYC)

Thursday, 12/8/16, 7PM: Red Ink Series: Writing About Depression (panel), BookCourt (Brooklyn)


Thursday, 1/1/15, 9:00ish PM: 41st Annual New Year's Day Marathon Benefit Reading, The Poetry Project (NYC)

Monday, 1/12/15, 8:00 PM: Franklin Park Reading Series, Franklin Park (Brooklyn)

Monday, 2/2/15, 8:00 PM: With Holly Melgard, The Poetry Project (NYC)

Sunday, 2/8/15, 3:00 PM: Brooklyn Poetry Rally, Smackmellon Gallery (Brooklyn)

Thursday, 2/12/15, 7:00 PM: Hatchet Job: Year Two, Suburbia (Brooklyn)

Saturday, 2/14/15, 7:30 PM: PWA #2Mellow Pages (Brooklyn) (hosting)

Wednesday, 4/1/15, 8:00 PM: Catapult/ Hi-Fi Reading, Hi-Fi (NYC)

Saturday, 4/4/15, 7:30 PM: Other People's Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night Book Party, MoCADA (Brooklyn)

Monday, 4/6/15, 7:00 PM: NYWC Writing Aloud Reading Series, BookCourt (Brooklyn)

Thursday, 4/9/15, 6:00 PM: Switchback Books AWP Reading, The Crooked Pint (Minneapolis)

Friday, 4/10/15, 7:00 PM: Girl Friday Reading Series, honey mpls (Minneapolis)

Saturday, 4/11/15: Big Lucks/Magic Helicopter/Black Cake & Dark Noise Collective Fish Fry (Minneapolis)

Thursday, 4/16/15, 7:00 PM: Poetry Program for Basquiat: The Unknown NotebooksBrooklyn Museum (Brooklyn)

Friday, 4/17/15, 8:00 PM: Roots Poetry Series with Charif Shanahan and Iris Cushing, Roots Café (NYC)

Saturday, 4/18/15: Conversations and Connections Panel & Three Tents Reading (Washington DC)

Sunday, 4/19/15, 3:00 PM: In Your Ear Reading Series, DC Arts Center (Washington DC)

Monday, 4/20/15, 7:00 PM: Poetry Society of America Reading with Olena Kalytiak Davis, McNally Jackson (NYC)

Tuesday, 4/28/15, 7:00 PM: Party Like a Poet: National Poetry Month Bash (hosting), Housing Works (NYC)

Wednesday, 4/29/15, 7:30 PM: Greenlight Poetry Salon with Jericho Brown and Danez Smith, Greenlight Bookstore (Brooklyn)

Thursday, 4/30/15, 5:30 PM: MashableReads Celebrates National Poetry Month, Mashable HQ (NYC)

Saturday, 5/2/15, TBA: Publicly Complex Reading Series with Natalie Eilbert and Tommy Pico, Ada Books (Providence)

Sunday, 5/10/15, 8:00 PM: Dead Rabbits Reading Series, DTUT cafe (NYC)

Friday, 5/15/15, 10:00 PM: Nuyorican Friday Night Slam w/ Nate Marshall, Nuyorican Poets Cafe (NYC)

Sunday, 5/31/15, 7:00 PM: Eagle and the Wren Reading Series, BookCourt (Brooklyn)

Saturday, 9/12/15, 3:00PM: A.I.R. Gallery and Underwater New York with Hosannah Asuncion and Katy Lederer, Governor's Island

Tuesday, 9/15/15, 7:00PM: First Person Plural with Gregory Pardlo, J. Mae Barizo and Kent Russell, Shrine Harlem

Sunday, 10/4/15, 3:00PM: jubilat/Jones Reading, Jones Library, Amherst, MA

Wednesday, 10/7/15, 7:00PM, Becoming Another Poetry Series, Rubin Museum

Monday, 10/12/15, 7:30 PM, Union Square Slam, Bar 13

Friday, 10/30/2015, 7:00 PM: Reading hosted by Spook, Feministing, and Seven Scribes, MoCADA (Brooklyn)

Monday, 11/2/15, 7:00 PM: Reading Aloud Writing Series, BookCourt (Brooklyn)

Sunday, 11/8/15, 12:00-6:00 PM: Reading for Greater New York, MoMA PS1 (Queens)

Wednesday, 11/11/15, 8:00 PM: Columbia Creative Writing Faculty Reading, 501 Dodge Hall (NYC)

Thursday, 11/12/15, 7:30 PM: Triptych w/ Tommy Pico & Jennifer Tamayo, Molasses Books (Brooklyn)

Thursday, 11/19/15, 6:30 PM: Performa Poetry Series w/ Harry Burke, A & E Studios (NYC)

Friday, 12/4/15, 7:00 PM, NYU Emerging Writers Reading Series, KGB BAR (NYC)

Saturday, 12/5/15, 4:30PM: Segue Reading Series, Zinc Bar (NYC)




Sunday, 1/19/14, 1:00 PM: The Portable Boog Reader Issue 7 LaunchUnnamable Books (Brooklyn)

Tuesday, 1/28/14, 7:00 PM: Pen Pal Poets presents "Woman...Poetry's Muse," The Playroom Theater (NYC)

Tuesday, 2/18/14, 6:00 PM: Gigantic Sequins Issue 5.1 LaunchPacific Standard (Brooklyn)

Wednesday, 2/26/14, 8:00 PM: Gigantic Sequins and Damask Press at AWP, TBA (Seattle)

Thursday, 2/27/14, 8:00 PM: Switchback Books, Coconut Books, and Les Figues PressVelocity Dance Center (Seattle)

Saturday, 3/1/14, 11:00 PM: Poetry Society of NY, Atlas Review, and Coldfront Magazine @ AWPSheraton Seattle Hotel (Seattle)

Thursday, 3/13/14, 8:00 PM: Columbia University Reading with Ossian Foley & discussion with Dorothea Lasky and Will Brewer, Building location TBA (NYC)

Tuesday, 3/25/14, 8:00 PM: Freerange Nonfiction Reading SeriesCulturefix (NYC)

Saturday, 4/5/14, 7:00 PM: Reading with Amanda Smeltz, Russell Dillon & Adam Fell, Mellow Pages Library (Brooklyn)

Wednesday, 4/30/14, 7:00 PM: NYU Comp. Lit Poetry Reading, 19 University Place, Room 222

Wednesday, 5/7/14, 7:00 PM: No, Dear ReadingThe Nuyorican (NYC)

Tuesday, 5/13/14, 8:00 PM: WORMS with Paige Taggart and Ben Fama, Metro Gallery (Baltimore, MD)

Saturday, 6/7/14, 8:00 PM : Reading with Rachael Katz and Michael FlattMellow Pages (Brooklyn)

Friday, 6/13/14, TBA: Friday the 13th Reading (with Alexis Pope, Leopoldine Core, Simone Kearney and more), Greenpoint Heights (Brooklyn)

Monday, 6/30/14, 9:00 PM: With Steve Dalachinsky and NorvisJr, Bowery Poetry Club (NYC)

Saturday, 6/28/14, TBA: Popsickle Literary Arts Festival with Women Poets Wearing Sweatpants, Forgotten Works Studio (Brooklyn)

Saturday, 6/28/14, TBA: Popsickle Literary Arts Festival with Cave Canem (ft. Aaron Samuels), Forgotten Works Studio (Brooklyn)

Sunday, 7/27/14, 4:00 PM: VIDA: Women in Literary Arts and la perruqueNYC Poetry Festival  (Governor's Island)

Friday, 8/1/14, 7:30 PM: Launch reading for Natalie Eilbert's Conversations with the Stone Wife, Mellow Pages Library (Brooklyn)

Wednesday, 8/6/14, 7:00 PM: with Danniel Schoonebeek, Ali Power, and Sara Jane StonerBerl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop (Brooklyn)

Sunday, 8/10/14, 6:00 PM: Album Release for Norvis Jr., Bowery Poetry Club (NYC)

Tuesday, 8/26/14, 7:00 PM: Hatchet Job Reading Series, Suburbia (Brooklyn)

Monday, 9/8/14, 7:00 PM: #GrowFierce Reading Series with Samantha Thornhill, Bluestockings (NYC)

Tuesday, 9/16/14, 7:00 PM: NY Writer's Coalition Fall Benefit ReadingKGB Bar (NYC)

Friday, 9/19/14, 8:00 PM: Prelude Issue 1 Launch, DUMBO (Brooklyn)

Tuesday, 9/30/14, 8:00 PM: Mental MarginaliaThe West (Brooklyn)

Saturday, 10/4/14, 7:30 PM: GlitterMOB readingMellow Pages (Brooklyn)

Thursday, 10/16/14, 8:00 PM: Brooklyn Reading WorksOld Stone House (Brooklyn)

Saturday, 11/8/14, TBA: The Letters Festival, The Goat Farm Arts Center (Atlanta)

Saturday, 11/22/14, 8:00 PM: Weird Sister Launch Party, Wendy's Subway (Brooklyn)


Wednesday 4/10/13, 7:30 PM: Southern Writer's Reading Series, Happy Ending Lounge (NYC)

Friday 5/10/13, 7:00 PM: No, Dear Issue 11 Release, La Sala (NYC)  

Saturday 7/27/13, 2:00 PM: electric pumas  at the New York City Poetry Festival (Governor's Island)

Saturday 7/27/13, 3:30 PM: Phantom Limb at the New York City Poetry Festival

Friday 8/2/13, 6:20 PM: Boog City FestivalUnnamable Books (Brooklyn)

Friday 9/13/13, 6:30-8:30 PM: Experimentation and the Black Aesthetic: Reading and Discussion (hosting), MoCADA (Brooklyn)

Thursday 9/19/13, 6:00 PM: Red Hen Press at CorneliaCornelia Street Cafe (NYC) 

Friday 9/20/13, 7:30 PM: BLT Salon (curating & reading), Unnamable Books (Brooklyn) 

Saturday 11/16/13, 6:00 PM: Spook Magazine Issue 3 Release Event, MoCADA (Brooklyn)

Thursday 12/5/13, 7:30 PM: Apogee Journal Winter Reading61 Local (Brooklyn)

Sunday 12/8/13, 5:30 PM: la perruque iiBerl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop (Brooklyn)