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.

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

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

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

Poetry by the Bay at the Hub in 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, September 24 (Guest Hosted), 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

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

Online 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.

March 29, 2018: Read “Penguin’s Prayer” and “Headline Antidote” on OZCAT 89.5 FM Art Beat
May 3, 2018: Read “Generations” on OZCAT

County Fairs:

Alameda County Fair Poetry Day: June 24, 2017

Dining and Drinking Establishments:

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
Cafe Leila in Berkeley, CA: May 11, 2018 (Feature)
Rosanna’s in Benicia, CA: June 3, 2018 (Feature)

Benicia Library in Benicia, CA:
Benicia First Tuesday Poets:
November 3, 2015
2016: April 5, May 3, August 2, September 6, November 1 (Featured), November 29 (Greeter)
2017: February 7, May 2, September 5
2018: February 6 (Taught Self-Publishing), April 29 Benicia Anthology Launch

JFK Library in Vallejo, CA:

Poetry in Notion:
2015: September 28, October 26, November 23
2016: January 25, March 28, April 25, August 22, September 26, November 28 (Taught Self-Publishing)
2017: April 27, May 25
Began Leading in 2017: June 22, August 24, September 18, October 16, December 18
2018: January 22, February 26, March 19, April 16

Poetry Month at JFK Library in Joseph Room:
April 16th, 2016, April 15th, 2017,

April 14th, 2018 (Organized, hosted, performed)

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

Queer Words: November 1, 2017

Ekphrastic:

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

Rallies, causes, fundraisers, and events:

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, 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

Flyaway Festival on Mare Island: February 11, 2018

Poets Laureate Events:

Vallejo City Hall Proclamation: October 10, 2017

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

Other milestones:

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

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

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.