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June 2015

Artists’ Talk for Sakura Sakura Exhibit

June 6, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center,
121 NW 2nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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Co-presentation with Motoya Nakamura--in conjunction with Sakura Sakura exhibit--that showcases the power of poetry, writing, and visual art to express complex issues of identity and the legacy of Japanese Americans.

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Intersections of Identity and Experience, History and Imagination: A Generative Workshop

June 7, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Literary Arts,
925 SW Washington Street
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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In this workshop, open to prose writers and poets of all ages and backgrounds, participants will use freewriting, revision, and in-depth feedback as tools to create work that can spark new writing possibilities or build on an existing project. The class will address these types of questions: How do we synthesize our experiences and histories with acts of imagination? How do we break silences and heal from trauma through storytelling? How do we write about intersections between our race, gender, sexuality, and other…

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Literary Arts Presentation

June 9, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts,
925 SW Washington Street
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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Co-Presentation with Janice P. Nimura, author of Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back (Norton).

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Genealogy: How to Research and Share Rich Family Histories

June 13, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Berkeley Methodist United Church,
1710 Carleton Street
Berkeley, CA 94703 United States
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Co-presentation with Kimi Kodani Hill, family historian and author of Topaz Moon, and Linda Harms Okazaki, genealogist and family historian, President of the California Genealogical Society and Library, about tracing your family's roots and telling your family history. Part of the J-Sei Saturday Morning Series.

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July 2015

The Frost Place Conference on Poetry

July 12, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - July 18, 2015 @ 8:00 am
The Frost Place,
PO Box 74
Franconia, NH 03580 United States
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Will serve as a fellow at conference with Director Martha Rhodes, faculty Gabriel Fried, Joan Houlihan, John Murillo, and Patrick Phillips, and fellow Eugenia Leigh.

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August 2015

Palo Alto Obon Presentation

August 2, 2015 @ 4:00 am - 6:00 pm
Palo Alto Buddhist Temple,
2751 Louis Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303 United States
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Presentation of Topaz, Making Home from War, and related projects.

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October 2015

Seventeen Syllables: Asian American Writers Far from Home

October 17, 2015 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Chrome Industries,
962 Valencia Street
San Francisco, 94110 United States
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Group reading for Litquake and Lit Crawl with Seventeen Syllables writing collective: Caroline Kim Brown, Jay Ruben Dayrit, Lillian Howan, Grace Loh Prasad, Marianne Villanueva, and MC Brynn Saito.    

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March 2016

Poetry Flash Reading with Laurel Blossom

March 20, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore,
5433 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618-1502 United States
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Reading poems from Topaz in a co-presentation with Laurel Blossom, author of Longevity.

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