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.

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

Reading as part of 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

Alameda County Fair Poetry Day: June 24, 2017
San Mateo County Fair Poetry Day: June 16th, 2018
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
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

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

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

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

Hosting:
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

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:

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, 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

Poets Laureate Events:

Poetry Month at JFK Library in Joseph Room: April 14th, 2018 (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

Vallejo City Hall Proclamation: October 10, 2017

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

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

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

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.

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