Past events and appearances (archive)


September 8, 7:30 PM – Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY. Discussion with Kathryn Cullen-Dupont from Pratt.

September 9, 7:00 PM – Asian American Writers’ Workshop, 110-112 West 27th Street, 6th Floor, Buzzer 600 New York, NY. Launch party!

September 12, 5:00 PM – Brooklyn Book Fair, St. Francis McArdle Hall, Brooklyn, NY. Panel discussion with Nick Flynn, Feryal Ali Gauhar, and Amy Goodman.

September 21, 7:00 PM – KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street, New York, NY. True Story: The KGB Nonfiction Series, with Kim Kupperman.

October, 20, 7:00 PM – Kinokuniya Bookstore, 525 S Weller St, Seattle, WA

October 21, 7:00 PM – Elliot Bay Books, 1521 Tenth Avenue, Seattle, WA

October 25, 7:30 PM – A Great Good Place for Books, 6120 LaSalle Avenue, Oakland, CA

October 26, 7:00 PM – Green Arcade Books, 1680 Market Street, SF, CA.

October 29, 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM – Missoula Festival of the Book, MT

November 1, 7:30 PM – Tattered Cover, 2526 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO

November 10, 8:00 PM – Reading and discussion, Longwood University, Molnar Recital Hall, Farmville, VA


March 8, 7:00 PM – NBCC Finalists in conversation, The Graduate Center, Elebash Recital Hall, CUNY, Fifth Avenue btwn 34th and 35th St, NY

March 9, 6:00 PM – NBCC Finalists Reading, The New School 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY

March 10, 6:00 PM – National Book Critics Circle Award Ceremony and reception, The New School 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY

April 5, 7:00 PM – Huffington Post Meet Up event, New York City ‘Moment I Knew’ Meetup, Macao Trading Co., 311 Church St. (between Walker St. & Lispenard St.), New York, 10013.April 30 – May 1 – Grub Street Book Award reading and class, Muse and the Marketplace Conference, Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Boston, MA

August 13, 5:00 PM – Authors Night 2011 at the East Hampton Library, 159 Main Street, East Hampton NY

September 10, 2:00 PM – Talk at the Japanese American National Museum, 369 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA

September 15, 4:00 PM – “Ground Zero and Human Rights: Past, Present and Future,” Talk at the University of Connecticut, East Gallery – Benton Museum, sponsored by the Human Rights Institute and the Asian American Studies Institute in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Storrs, CT

October 24, 6:00 PM – FEMINIST PRESS Annual Gala Celebration. The Roosevelt Hotel, 45 East 45th Street at Madison Avenue, NYC.

October 29, 11AM – 7 PM – PAGE TURNER: The Third Annual Asian American Literary Festival at powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn, followed by Afterword Party and Award Celebration, 8PM-11PM at Verso Press, 20 Jay Street, Ste. 1010, Brooklyn.


Dec 4, 7:00 PM – The Salon: Literary Women, Guest Curated by She Writes & Hedgebrook Writers Retreat, Book Court 163 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.  Moderated by Holly Morris with Lisa Dierbeck, Martha Southgate and Amy Wheeler


Nov 2-9th, Master Class at Hedgebrook: Claiming Your Truth.  Hedgebrook Writing Retreat, Whidbey Island, Washington.


May 29-31, Vortext, the extraordinary weekend salon at the famed Whidbey Institute led by renowned women writers, hosted by Hedgebrook. Whidbey Island, WA. With Dani Shapiro, Ruth Ozeki,  Carole DeSanti, Victoria Redel, and Hannah Tinti.


March 1, 6:00 PM – Home as Heart, and Hearth: Stories and Ideas, with A.S. King and Margo Rabb to honor Beth Kephart, this year’s Beltran Teaching Award winner. At the Kelly Writers House, on the University of Pennsylvania campus.

April 1, noon-1:30 pm, Writing Home/Writing Place, University of Hawaii, Hilo Brown Bag lunch, Campus Center 301. With Bhanu Kapil.

April 3-9th, Pele’s Fire.  A Writing Retreat on the Big Island of Hawaii with Elena Georgiou and Bhanu Kapil. At Kalani, in Pahoa, HI. Find out more on the website: