Events

 
*      March 27-30, 2019
        AWP, Portland, OR
*     March 12, 2019
       6:00 pm
       Barkin Dog Grill, downtown Modesto, CA
       w/ Maw Shein Win and Kathryn DeLancellotti
*     March 1, 2019
       7:00-9:00 pm - reading (TCES 139)
       March 2, 2019
       10:00 am - noon - workshop (TCES 141-free to students, $50 community members, pre-register)
       Writers in the Woods
       Sierra Nevada College
       Incline Village, Nevada
*     February 21, 2019
       6:00 pm
       Davis, CA
       location TBA
*     February 7, 2019
       7:00 pm
       EP Foster Library
       Ventura, CA
*     February 1, 2019
       7:00 pm
       with Joseph Rios
       Civic Center Studios
       Los Angeles, CA
*     January 26, 2019
       FRESNO BOOK LAUNCH for Scar and Flower
      
5:00 social hour
       6:00 - 7:30 pm reading
       The Revue
       620 E. Olive Ave. Fresno, Tower Distrcit
*     December 8, 2018
       6:00 pm
       The Revue, Fresno, CA
       w/ Duy Doan, Michelle Lin, and Kazumi Chin
*     November 10, 2018
       7:00 - 9:00 pm
       National Adoption Awareness Month
       with JS Lee, Susan Ito, Julayne Lee, and Lisa Marie Rollins
       Owl and Company Bookshop
       Oakland, CA

*     October 30, 2018
       4:00 pm
       Eaton Plaza Poetry Contest  - reading and awards
       Fresno County Public Library
       2420 Mariposa St. Downtown Fresno
       w/ Megan Bohigian, Dixie Salazar, Nikiko Masumoto, and high school student winners
*     October 19, 2018
       8:00 pm (registration required)
       The Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture, Seventh Biennial Conference
       Oakland Marriott City Center Hotel
       Oakland, CA
*     October 18, 2018
       6:00 pm
       Fresno High School

*     October 17, 2018
       7:00 pm
       LitQuake, Poetry World Series
       The Make Out Room, San Francisco
       w/ David Tomas Martinez, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Brynn Saito, Melissa Stein, and Brittany Perham
*     Poetry World Series, Judge
        Mill Valley Public Library
        May 11,  6:00 pm
*     April 21, 2018
        LitHop (1:00 - 8:00 pm at multiple venues)
        6:00 pm, The Revue, Fresno's Tower District
        With Lisa Herrick, Tim Z. Hernandez, and Brynn Saito
*     April 13-14, 2018
       Andrés Montoya Symposium
       Fresno, CA
*     November 15, 2017
       Pegasus Books, Lyrics and Dirges Poetry Series, 7:30 pm
       Berkeley, CA
*     November 2, 2017
       Dia de los Muertos Reading, Merced College, 5:00 pm
       with Marisol Baca, Soul Vang, and Zaid Shah
       Merced, CA
*     October 26, 2017
       Philip Levine Reading Room, Fresno State University, 4:00-6:00 pm
       with Bryan Medina and James Tyner
       Fresno, CA
*     October 22, 2017
       Association of Korean Adoptees - SF 20th Anniv. Celebration
       Featured Poet & Speaker
       San Francisco, CA
*     October 19, 2017
       Joseph Rios book launch
       Heartbeat Boxing Gym
       Fresno, CA
      
*     October 12, 2017
       LitQuake, Poetry World Series Judge
       Make Out Room, San Francsico, CA
*    October 10, 2017
       LitQuake, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
       San Francisco, CA
*     September 16, 2017
       Korean adoptee women's group - private event
       Berkeley, CA
*     August 26, 2017
       2:00 - 4:00 pm
       Lee Herrick and Fresno Poetry Friends
       Fig Garden Library Branch, Fresno, CA
      
*    July 31 - August 9
       Sierra Nevada College MFA Summer Residency
       Incline Village, NV
*    July 25, 2017
       Creative Living Beyond Fear
       Fresno's Leading Young Professionals
       Bitwise Stadium, Downtown Fresno
       6:00 pm
*    July 22, 2017
       Korean Adoptee Rad KADs women's group - private event
       Oakland, CA
*    July 20, 2017
       North Fresno Rotary - Luncheon Speaker
       Fresno, CA (private event)
*    May 27, 2017
      Lee Herrick, John Martinez, Peter J. Harris, Iris de Anda, Abel Salas, and more
      Little Casa Theater, Los Angeles, CA
*   April 29, 2017
     LITHOP 2017
     2:00 pm, Mia Cuppa Cafe, 620 Olive Ave.
     Fuel for Our Fires: Four Poets on Literary Ancestry and Inspiration
     Lee Herrick, Dixie Salazar, Joseph Rios, and Alana Hinojosa
     http://lithopfresno.wordpress.com
*   April 22, 2017
 
     New Oreleans Poetry Festival, Featured Reader
     Saturday, April 22, 7:00 pm
     http:/nolapoetry.com
*   April 8, 2017
     Amy Uyematsu, Brynn Saito, and Lee Herrick
     Fresno Arts Council
     4:00 pm
*  March 11, 2017
       CORE Wintery Poetry Series
       Santa Maria, CA
*   January 19, 2017
       Leadership Fresno (private event)
       Warnors Theater
       1:00 pm
*   January 15, 2017
       Writers Resist: Fresno Louder for Free Expression
       2:00 - 4:00 pm, Mia Cuppa Cafe, 620 E. Olive Ave, Fresno
       search Facebook, Writers Resist Fresno for more information and a list of readers
*   January 4-12, Port Antonio, Jamaica
        Sierra Nevada College MFA Program
*  December 21, 2016
       Tea and Poetry: A Winter Solstice Reading with Lee Herrick
       7:00 pm Fig Garden Regional Library
       Fresno, CA
*  November 3, 2016
       11:00 am Clovis Community College
* October 13, 2016
      
       6:00 pm, Fresno Arts Council
       Fresno Poet Laureate and Friends Reading
       wtih Jon Veinberg, Dixie Salazar, Daniel Arias-Gomez, and more
* September 14, 2016
       Respite by the River: Feauring Lee Herrick
       6:00 pm music by Terry Barrett
       7:00 pm reading by Lee Herrick
       San Joaquin River Parkway, Fresno CA
*  September 8 at 9:00 pm
     September 10 at 3:00 pm
     September 11 at 6:00 pm

       Seattle to Fresno - A mini Rogue poetry reading - Inner Ear (3 readings)
       All readings at Mia Cuppa in Fresno's Tower District. Reading with poets from Inner Ear poetry
* Reading in Support of Orlando and Against Hate
    June 25, 2016
        5:00 pm, location TBA, Fresno, CA - multiple poets
* June 17, 2016
       Kundiman Faculty Reading
       with Kimiko Hahn, Jaswinder Bolina, Bich Nguyen, R. Zamora Linmark, and Porochista Khakpour
       7:00 - 9:00 pm
       Fordham University, Lincoln Center
       113 W. 60th St., 12th Floor, New York, New York
* May 12, 2016
         With Wendy Chin-Tanner and Brynn Saito
         Portland, OR
 
* Tuesday, May 10, 2016
 
        Barking Dog, 7:00 pm, Modesto, CA
 
* Saturday, April 23, 2016
 
       LitHop 2016 - 2:00 - 8:00 pm, Fresno, 140+ writers
       Tower District, multiple venues, feauring headliner Juan Felipe Herrera
       Two readings: Lee with David Mas Masumoto, Mai Der Vang, and Brynn Saito at 4:00
       Also: Lee with Tim Z. Hernandez, Daniel Chacon, and Kenneth Chacon at 5:00
       lithopfresno.wordpress.com
 
* March 31- April 2, 2016
 
       AWP, Los Angeles
 
* Sunday, March 13, 2016
      
       Arte Americas, Fresno
       Las Lunas Locas, Statewide Tour
       With Cynthia Guardado, Marisol Baca, Mia Barraza Martinez and more
       3:00-5:00 pm
 
* Thursday, March 3, 2016
 
       Fresno Poet Laureate and Friends Reading
       Fresno Arts Council, 6:00 pm
       With David Dominguez, James Tyner, Jessica Barrett, Von Torres, and Mary Coomes
 
* Wednesday, February 3, 2016
 
       Reedley College
 
* Thursday, January, 2016
 
       Fresno Arts Council
       Fresno Poet Laureate and Friends Reading, with Mike Cole, Mary Cruz, Ronald Dzerigian, J.J. Hernandez,
       Randa Jarrar, Andrea Mele, and Michael Meyerhofer
       1245 Van Ness Ave., Fresno, CA 93721
       6:00 pm - 7:30 pm (doors at 5:30pm)
 
* Thursday, November 19, 2015
 
        The Poetry Center
        San Francisco State University
        Humanities Building 512
        w/ Leticia Hernandez-Linares
        4:30 pm
 
* Thursday, November 12, 2015
 
        Fresno Art Museum
        13th Anniversary of The Inner Ear Poetry Jam
        Tribute to Philip Levine
        with Bryan Medina, Corrinne Clegg Hales, and more
        8:00 pm
 
* Friday, November 6, 2015
 
        Yoesmite Conference
        Tenaya Lodge
        Featured Poet
 
* Monday, November 2, 2015
 
     Dia de la Muertos reading with Marisol Baca, Juan Guzman, and Fresno City College faculty
     Noon-1:00 pm, Yokuts Plaza, Humanities Division Lawn, Fresno City College
 
* Saturday, October 24, 2015
 
        Fresno City College
        Friends of the Arts Fundraiser
 
* Thursday, October 22, 2015
 
        Asian American Writerrs Workshop
        w/ Matthew Salesses
 
* Wednesday, October 21, 2015
 
        Rutgers, Camden, New Jeresey
        w/ Matthew Salesses
        7:00 pm, followed by Q&A and reception
 
 
* Thursday, September 10, 2015
 
       Fresno Arts Council
       Lee Herrick & Friends, with guest poets TBA
       5:00-8:00 pm, readings at 6:00 pm
 
* Thursday, June 4, 2015
 
       Fresno Arts Council
       Fresno Poet Laureate Poetry Party, with guest poets Corrinne Clegg Hales, Marisol Baca, Soul Vang,
       Andre Yang, Michael Medrano, Bryan Medina, and Michelle Patton
       1245 Van Ness Ave., Fresno, CA 93721
       5:00-8:00 pm, readings at 6:00 pm
 
*April 9-11, 2015
 
      AWP: Minneapolis, Minnesota
      Reading with Sierra Nevada College MFA Faculty
      Thursday, April 9, 6:30 pm
      Room 201, Level 2, Convention Center
 
     AWP Book Fair: Minneapolis, Minnesota
     Friday, April 10, 1:30-3:00 pm
     Book signing
      Sierra Nevada College Booth
 
*Friday, December 5, 2014
 
     California State University, Fresno
     Conley Art Building
     Chicano Writers and Artists Association
     Fusion Fest
     6:00 pm
 
*Wednesday, December 3, 2014
 
     University of California, Santa Barbara
     College of Creative Studies Literature Symposium
     Little Old Theater
     4:00 pm
 
* Wednesday, November 4, 2014
 
     Evergreen Valley College
     San Jose, CA
     12:30 pm.
 
* August 16, 2014
  
    Boston Korean Adoptees 10th Anniversary Conference
    Boston, MA
    Keynote Speech
 
* Saturday, April 5, 2014
   
    Keynote Speaker
    UC Merced, First Annual Writers' Conference
 
* Saturday, March 1, 2014
   
    AWP, Seattle, WA, 3:00 pm Washington State Convention Center
    Panel, "Social Action Writing," with Aimee Suzara, Elmaz Abinader, Deb Busman, and David Mura
 
* Thursday, February 13, 2014
 
    Reading with Scholar Kim Park Nelson
    Association of Korean Adoptees, SF
    Ohgane Korean Restaurant, 7:00 pm, Oakland
    $15 includes dinner
 
* Wednesday, February 12, 2014
 
    7:00 pm
    Merced College, Guest Poet in Professor Meg Withers' Creative Class
    Location TBA
 
* Sunday, November 17, 2013, 2:00 pm
   
        Ren Hen Press
        The Ruskin Art Club, 800 S. Plymouth, Los Angeles, CA
        Reading and book signing with Kim Dower, Ron Koertge, and Amy Uyematsu
 
* Friday, November 1, 2013, 7:00 pm
        
         San Joaquin Literary Association
         Fresno State University, Alice Peters Auditorium
         Reading with Daniel Chacón and James Tyner
 
* October 16-18, 2013
  
        Visiting Writer at Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
 
* Thursday, July 25, 2013. Fresno, CA.​​​
        Respite by the River, San Joaquin River Parkway.  11605 Old Friant Road. Fresno, CA.
        6:00pm - Music by Duo Novo, bring a picnic and lawnchair or blanket.
        7:00pm - Reading begins.  Book signing to follow.
 

*Thursday, April 25, 2013. Bakersfield, CA.

 

       7:00 p.m. Bakersfield College.  Reading with Fresno poets Marisol Baca, Andre Yang, Michael Medrano, 

       and Bryan Medina.

* Wednesday, April 24, 2013, Santa Clara, CA.

 

       7:00 pm. Mission College.

 

* Tuesday, April 23, 2013. Sacramento, CA.

 

       Noon. Sacramento City College.  Reading and book signing.

* Monday, April 22​, 2013.  Sacramento, CA.

 

        7:30 p.m. Sacramento Poetry Center, Sacramento, CA. Book signing and reading with Alice              

        Anderson.

 

* Friday, April 19, 2013.  St. Paul, MN.

 

       7:00 p.m.  Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, Minnesota.  Founders' Hall Auditorium. Global Poetry  

       Festival.  Featuring Herrick, Lorena Duarte, and Ibe Kaba. A free catered event. ​

* Tuesday, April 16, 2013.  Berkeley, CA.

       3:30 - 5:00 p.m. ​UC Berkeley.  Barbara Christian Room, 554 Barrows Hall.  Opening Reading by Jai

       Arun Ravine.  Opening Remarks by Professor Catherine Ceniza Choy.   Sponsored by the Department

       of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley.

 

* Thursday, April 11, 2013.  Reno, NV.

        5:30 p.m.  University of Nevada, Reno. The Great Room, Joe Crowley Student Union.​

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*Wednesday, April 3, 2013.  Reedley, CA.

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        1:00 - 1:50 p.m.  Reedley College.  Staff Dining Lounge.

*Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Cambridge, MA.

 

        7:00 p.m.  AWP off-site.  The Democracy Center, 45 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA. ​

        Cambridge, MA 02138. (617) 492-8855. Reading with Tim Z. Hernandez, Andre Yang, Sasha        

        Pimentel Chacon,  Optimism One, Margaret Rhee, Leah Silvieus, Aimee Suzara, Ilyse Kusnetz, and

        Daniel Chacón.

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​​* Saturday, February 9, 2013.  Los Angeles, CA.​

 

        3:00 - 5:00 p.m.  The Last Bookstore, 453 S. Spring Street, Ground Floor, Downtown ​Los Angeles.                      (213)  488-0599.  Reading and Book Signing with Nicky Sa-eun Schildkraut.  Meet and greet social                 hour next door before the reading.

 

* Thursday, February 7, 2013.  Fresno, CA.  ​

 

        7:00 p.m.  Fresno City College. Old Administration Building Room 251 (OAB 251).  1101 E. University Ave.,

​        Fresno, CA 93741. Colloqium panel discussion, "The Value of Poetry in the Central Valley, " with              

        Kenneth Chacon and Laurel Doud.


* Tuesday, February 5, 2013.  Modesto, CA.

 

       6:00 p.m.  The Barkin' Dog, 940 11th Street,  Modesto, CA 95354.
       (209) 572-2341. Downtown Modesto, CA.  Reading and Book Signing with Marisol Baca. Open mic            

       follows.​

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Selected previous invited readings include:

 

         Association of Writers and Writing Programs, New York City, Boston, Denver, Seattle, Mineapolis, Chicago

       Association of Asian American Studies Conference, Chicago, IL

       Korean Adoptee Mini Gatherings in Honolulu, HI and Seattle, WA

       Association of Korean Adoptees, SF, 10th Year Anniversary, San Francisco, CA

       The Loft, Minneapolis, MN

       University of California, Berkeley

       Rutgers University, Camden, NJ

       Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD

       Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV

       University of California, Santa Barbara

       University of California, Riverside

       St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

       Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN

       University of Texas, El Paso

       Asian American Writers Workshop, New York City

       Luncheon Speaker, English Council of California Two-Year Colleges, Long Beach, CA

       The Korea Society, New York City, NY

       Verlaine, Kundiman Reading Series, New York City, NY

       American Library Association Conference, San Francisco, CA

       AWP, off-site reading, Denver, CO

       KoRoot, Seoul, South Korea

       The Democracy Center, Cambridge, MA

       Fresno Poets' Association, Fresno, CA

       California State University, Stanislaus

       Reedley College

       University of Massachussetts, Amherst, MA

       Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA

       The Last Bookstore, Los Angeles, CA

     

     

   

 

 

  

 

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