Events

Photo Credit: Johanna Austin


CURRENTLY BOOKING: 
 FALL 2018 - SPRING 2019 TOUR

Performed at over 200+ colleges/universities, organizations, schools, conferences nationwide

Fall 2018: 
*Preliminary Dates, more added soon

Sept. 12 - Brooklyn Book Festival (Brooklyn, NY) / INFO

Sept. 25 - Illinois Wesleyan University (Bloomington, IL)

Sept. 26 – Missouri State University (Springfield, MO)

Sept. 28 - UW-Eau Claire (Eau Claire, WI)

Oct. 2– University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR)

Oct. 4 – Mississippi State University (Starkville, MS)

Oct. 12 – Simmons College (Boston, MA)

Oct. 16 - Santa Monica College (Santa Monica, CA)

Oct. 18 – UC Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)

Oct. 20: Wine Country Spoken Word Festival (Peteluma, CA)

Oct. 24 - Waukesha County Technical College (Waukesha, WI)

Oct. 29: Humboldt State University (Arcata, CA)

Nov. 10 – Elon University (Elon, NC)

Nov. 29 – Kelly Writer’s House (Philadelphia, PA)

Dec. 4 - Nassau Community College (Long Island, NY)


Previous Speaking Engagements:

Spring 2018:

Jan. 20 - #PoetsforPuertoRico Benefit Reading / Bronx Museum of the Arts (Bronx, NY) 
Jan. 29 - Soul Sister Revue w/ Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, Jenny Xie, Ricardo Hernandez, Tishon Woodlock (New York, NY) 
Feb. 1 - Trinity University / Alvarez Seminar Lecture Series (San Antonio, TX)
Feb. 8 - NYU with CantoMundo & Poetry Society of America (New York, NY) 
Feb. 9 - Vassar College w/ Paul Tran (Poughkeepsie, NY)
Feb. 15 & 16 - U.S Hispanic Leadership Institute (Chicago, IL)
Feb. 27 - University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
March 3 - Indiana University Kokomo (Kokomo, IN)
March 5 - Western Illinois University / Women's History Month (Macomb, IL) 
March 7 - University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS) 
March 8 - University of Missouri- Kansas City / Women's History Month (Kansas City, MO)
March 13 - Women of Resistance: Poems for A New Feminism Book Launch at The Strand (New York, NY) 
March 15 - Winona State University (Winona, MN)
March 20 - Westchester Community College / "Crossroads Intersectional Series" Panel Discussion (only), Student Center, 10AM (Westchester, NY) 
March 20 - Nassau Community College / College Center Building, 2:30PM (Long Island, NY)
March 22 - San Diego City College, Social Justice and Education Conference (San Diego, CA)
March 26 - The Root Slam Presents "The Dig" (Oakland, CA) 
March 28 - Gonzaga University / Diversity Monologues (Spokane, WA)
March 31 - The Met (Cloisters) with the Aizuri Quartet (NY, NY)
April 2 - Wayne State University / Pride Week (Detroit, MI)
April 5 - Hispanics in Philanthropy Conference (San Francisco, CA)
April 16 - Western New Mexico University (Silver City, NM)
April 21 - PEN America, World Voices Festival, “Puerto Rico: Poetry, Relief and Resistance” (New York, NY) 
April 23 - University of Vermont (Burlington, VT)
April 27 - Bronx Academy of Letters (Bronx, NY) -- CLOSED READING
April 30 - Kent State University (Kent, OH)
May 5 - Phillips Academy (Andover, MA)
May 22 - Saint Ann's School (Brooklyn, NY) -- CLOSED EVENT

Fall 2017:

Sept. 11 - Stevens Institute of Technology (Hoboken, NJ)
Sept. 12 - Oakton Community College (Des Plaines, IL)
Sept. 13 - College of Lake County (Grayslake, IL)
Sept. 14 - Harper College (Palatine, IL)
Sept. 15 - Elgin Community College (Elgin, IL)
Sept. 22 - Penn State University (State College, PA)
Sept. 27 - Austin Peay State University (Clarksville, TN) 
Sept. 28 - Duke University / School of Medicine / CLOSED EVENT (Durham, NC)
Sept. 29 - NC State University (Raleigh, NC)
Oct. 2 - University of Cinncinati (Cincinnati, OH)
Oct. 4 -  Indiana University – Bloomington (Bloomington, IN)
Oct. 5 - Grand Valley State University (Allendale, MI)
Oct. 7 - Phillips Academy (Andover, MA)
Oct. 11 - Frostburg State University / National Coming Out Day "OUTtober Fest" (Frostburg, MD)
Oct. 12 - Private Event
Oct. 13 - Private Event
Oct. 16 - Suffolk University (Boston, MA)
Oct. 17 - Northeastern Illinois University (Chicago, IL)
Oct. 18 - Michigan State University (Lansing, MI)
Oct. 23 - Bridgewater State University / with Elizabeth Acevedo (Bridgewater, MA)
Oct. 24 - Saint Anselm College (Manchester, NH)
Nov. 2 - Western Washington University (Bellingham, WA)
Nov. 8 - Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN)
Nov 16 - Santa Monica College (Santa Monica, CA)
Nov 20 - Bayshore HS / CLOSED EVENT (Long Island, NY)
Nov. 30 - Jackson College (Jackson, MI)


Conferences, Cultural Institutions, Festivals, Venues (selected):

  • Lincoln Center
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Nuyorican Poets Cafe
  • National Assoc. of Latino Arts & Culture
  • National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education Conference
  • Greater Philadelphia Women's Consortium Conference
  • LGBT Youth Empowerment Conference
  • IVY Q Conference
  • Young Audiences National Conference 
  • Gay & Lesbian Latino Aids Edu. Initiative
  • LGBT Center of NYC
  • National Museum of American Jewish History
  • S.O.B's
  • Busboys and Poets
  • World Live Cafe
  • Bowery Poetry Club
  • Dranoff International Piano Foundation (Miami)
  • Split This Rock Poetry Festival 
  • Skirball Cultural Center (LA)
  • Coalition for Hispanic/Latino Issues & Progress Conference  
  • Barnes Museum
  • COLOR, Latino Advocacy Day
  • Harwood Art Center (New Mexico)
  • Chewstick Foundation (Bermuda)
  • City Hall of Philadelphia
  • Verses Festival of Words in Vancouver
  • Plus hundreds of K-12 schools throughout the East Coast