Gig Archive

Places around the Bay Area where I have read my own poetry to an audience whether open mic, special event or feature. If I served in any other capacity, it will also be noted. Occasions where I did not read an original piece are not listed. None of these were paid. Posted mainly for my own amusement and reference. For upcoming readings click here.

Radio Broadcasts

May 3, 2017: Interviewed on Radio for the World Duck Soup Podcast while at Subtext.
December 15, 2017: Read “Watch this Space” for Poetry Superhighway’s A Poet’s Siddur book launch on BlogTalkRadio.
August 2, 2018 Interviewed and featured with Tom Stanton on OZCAT KZCT 89.5 FM
October 10, 2018 KPFA interview with Nina Serrano (taped June 8) for Cover to Cover/Poet to Poet/Literary Dialogues

April 20, 2019, KPFA Poetry Month on BAJABA Jazzline

OZCAT 89.5 FM Art Beat Poetry Hour: March 29, 2018, May 3, 2018, June 28, 2018, August 30, October 18, November 29, December 20, August 22

2019: January 3, February 28, March 28, April 25, June 6

Poetry Show Features

Rosanna’s in Benicia, CA: June 3, 2018 (Feature)
Cafe Leila in Berkeley, CA: May 11, 2018 (Feature)
Benicia First Tuesday Poets: November 1, 2016 (Feature)

Gears Turning: Adobe Books in San Francisco, CA February 10, 2019

Fish Bowl Poetry at Old Capital Books in Monterey, CA February 24, 2019

Jewish Poetry at Congregation Beth Shalom in Napa, CA, March 6, 2019

Reading for kids at Grattan Elementary in San Francisco, CA May 15, 2019

Poetry Express: Berkeley, CA, July 1, 2019

Live Poets Society: Orinda Books, Orinda, CA, August 25, 2019

Bay Generations: Show #70, Oakland, Joyce Gordon Gallery, June 24, 2019

Marin Poetry Center Member New Book Event:
September 29th, 2016 at Falkirk Cultural Center in San Rafael, CA

Marin Poetry Center Travelling Show:
July 28th, 2015 at Fairfax, CA Library
August 25th, 2016 at Falkirk Cultural Center in San Rafael, CA
August 9, 2018 at Novato Library in Novato, CA

July 25, 2019 at Civic Center Library in San Rafael, CA

September 9, 2018: Vallejo Poetry Showcase at Unity Day, Vallejo, CA (Organized, performed)

Voices of the Season: Holiday Prose & Poetry at the McCune, December 16, 2018

Poetry Out Loud: Recited “Poetic Timing” February 13th, 2019 at the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.

Open Mics

Poetry by the Bay, Vallejo, CA:
2015:
April 9, April 23, May 14, May 28, June 11, June 25, July 9, July 23, August 13, August 27, September 10, October 8, October 22, November 12, December 10
2016:
January 14, January 28, February 11, February 25, March 10, March 24, April 14, April 28, May 12, May 26, June 9, August 11, August 25, September 8, September 22, October 13, October 27, December 8
2017: January 26, February 9, March 9, April 13, April 27, May 11, May 25, June 22, July 27, August 10, August 24, September 14, September 28, October 26, December 14, December 28
2018: February 9, February 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, June 14, June 28, July 12, August 9, August 23, September 13, September 27, October 11, October 25, December 13, December 27

2019: February 28, March 14, April 11, April 25, June 13, June 27, July 25, September 12

Alameda County Fair Poetry Day: June 24, 2017, June 22, 2019
San Mateo County Fair Poetry Day: June 16th, 2018, June 8, 2019 (assisted with sign ups)

Solano County Fair: June 29, 2019

Alameda Art Fair: July 7, 2019

Poetry Month at JFK Library: April 16th, 2016, April 15th, 2017,
The Hub Open Mic: June 27, 2015
Napa Library Un/Shelved Open Mic: October 21, 2015
Vallejo Bookstore in Vallejo, CA: 2017: April 29, December 16
Subtext in Vallejo, CA: 2017: April 19,  May 17
Valona Deli in Crockett, CA: April 10, 2016, February 12, 2017, February 11, 2018
Rosanna’s in Benicia, CA: September 4, 2016, May 6th, 2018
The Townhouse in Vallejo, CA: October 19, 2016
My Office Bar in Vallejo, CA: March 12, 2016
Luna’s in Sacramento, CA: 2015: May 21, June 4, June 18
Flyaway Festival on Mare Island: February 11, 2018
Cafe Leila in Berkeley, CA: 2018: July 13, August 10, December 14; 2019: April 12
Poetry Inside Out at Bookshop Benicia: 2018: September 2

Benicia First Tuesday Poets: November 3, 2015
2016: April 5, May 3, August 2, September 6, November 29 (Greeter)
2017: February 7, May 2, September 5
2018: August 7

Poetry in Notion: 2015: September 28, October 26, November 23
2016: January 25, March 28, April 25, August 22, September 26
2017: April 27, May 25

Congregation Rodef Sholom, San Rafael, CA:

Beit Cafe: December 6th, 2014, December 5th, 2015
Shabbat Unplugged: May 4th, 2013, March 6th, 2015
Rodef Sholom Board of Directors: November 12th, 2015
Sisterhood Retreat at Westerbeke Ranch in Sonoma, CA: May 14th, 2016, May 5th, 2018
Sisterhood Shabbat: May 18th, 2018

Speaking about Self-Publishing

February 6, 2018, Benicia First Tuesday Poets
November 28, 2016, Poetry in Notion

Anthology Launches

April 29, 2018 Benicia Anthology Launch at Benicia Library
September 20, 2018 Marin Poetry Center Anthology at Falkirk, San Rafael

March 13, 2019 Verses Voices & Visions of Vallejo at JFK Library

Hosting Shows

Poetry by the Bay: September 24, 2015 Guest Host
Poetry in Notion: 2017: June 22, August 24, September 18, October 16, December 18
2018: January 22, February 26, March 19, April 16, October 18, December 20

2019: January 17, February 21, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18

Ekphrastic Poetry

Benicia Plein Air: August 6, 2017
Gallery 621 (Benicia): August 13, 2017
Arts Benicia: February 24, 2018
Coal Sheds in Vallejo, CA: September 9, 2017

McCune Places That Inhabit Us: June 24, 2019

Georgia Galleria Ode to Labor: September 13, 2019

Rallies, causes, fundraisers, and events

Women’s March Vallejo, Women Building Vallejo Summit: January 19, 2019 Gave a poetic call and response invocation at Decades

Vallejo Peace Project’s Speak Up for Peace: April 25, 2019

Hanukkah and Hilarity: Menorah, Stories, Comedy and Cholesterol: December 4, 2018 Vallejo Decades Nightclub

Vallejo United Against Hatred & Anti-Semitism: October 28, 2018, Unity Plaza

Vallejo SOUP: September 27, 2018, Vallejo People’s Garden

Families Belong Together Rally at Unity Plaza: June 30, 2018

Vallejo Peace Rally for Justice: May 19th, 2018, City Hall Steps

Participatory Budgeting Results Party: May 3, 2018, Joseph Room, JFK Library

Why Poetry? Joel Fallon Poetry Scholarship: April 24th, 2018 & April 24th, 2019 at Benicia Library

Why Poetry Matters: Solano County Library Foundation Literacy Programs: April 25th, 2018, Solano County Events Center, Fairfield, CA

Fresh Air Vallejo protest at Vallejo City Hall: January 5, 2016 (Used my public comment to read a poem.)

Vallejo Man March at Marina Vista Memorial Park: March 12, 2016

(Rehearsals/Auditions for 2016 Vallejo Man March at Community Life Integration Foundation: February 1, February 9, February 15, March 7, March 8)

Poets Protest Against Trump at Ogawa Plaza in Oakland, CA: January 15th, 2017

Vallejo Solidarity with Charlottesville in MLK Unity Plaza: August 13, 2017

Unity Day at Vallejo City Park: September 10, 2017

Vallejo Peace Project International Peace Day at Peace Pole by Panama Red on Vallejo Waterfront: September 21, 2017

Resilient by Design at Artiszen: October 2, 2017

Alameda Summer Arts Fair: July 7, 2019 Alameda, CA

Poets Laureate Events

Poetry Month at JFK Library in Joseph Room: April 14th, 2018 & April 6, 2019 (Organized, hosted, performed)

Genea Brice End of Term Celebration in McCune Room: July 28, 2017

Queer Words Vallejo: November 1, 2017

Gathering of California’s Poets Laureate, Tujunga, CA: October 6, 2018

Gathering of Bay Area Poets Laureate in Millbrae – September 21, 2019

Vallejo City Hall Proclamation: October 10, 2017

AAUW’s Voices of Change: Women Poets who have made a Difference (gave presentation), Benicia Library: March 24, 2018

Poets Speak Forum at San Mateo County Fair: June 9, 2019 (gave presentation about the work and future of poetry)

Poetry in Notion at the McCune: July 15th, 2018 (Organized, Hosted, Performed)

Poets Laureate on Social Justice:

Poets Laureate on Social Justice at Revolution Books in Berkeley – August 25, 2019

Poets Laureate on Social Justice at Benicia Public Library – September 18, 2019

Poets Laureate on Social Justice at Pegasus Books in Berkeley – October 3, 2019

Poets Laureate on Social Justice at Bird & Beckett Books in San Francisco – November 10, 2019

Poets Laureate on Social Justice at Book Passage in Corte Madera – November 17, 2019

Poets Laureate on Social Justice at El Cerrito Library – December 10, 2019

Judging and other milestones

Bookshop Benicia: Independent Bookstore Day, April 27, 2019

Solano County Poetry Out Loud Judge: February 11, 2017 in Fairfield, CA. February 5, 2018 in Vallejo, CA. February 13, 2019 in Vallejo, CA.

Solano County Library Write On! Contest Poetry Judge: January 2018

Joel Fallon Poetry Scholarship Judge, May 2019

For a list of publications and news visit the bibliography.
For a list of awards visit the awards section.
For a list of upcoming gigs visit the readings section.

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