Spring 2022
“Writing the Everyday: Artful Observation,” Left Margin LIT poetry class (online)
Schedule TBA

October 5-26, 2021
“Nests, Spirals & Blooms: Poetic Structure in the Natural World,” Left Margin LIT poetry class
Tuesdays, 6-8 PM PST (online)

April 2, 2021
“Breaking Silences: Poets on the Legacy of Japanese American Imprisonment” with Brian Komei Dempster and Brynn Saito
1:30 PM PST, America SCORES Poetry Summit online event – register here

March 31, 2021
“The Clock Tells the Hour” with √Čireann Lorsung, Monica Ong, and others
Sponsored by Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance and SPACE Gallery
4 PM PST/7 PM EST, online performance

February 28, 2021
“Poetry Flows Through Our Blood” with Brian Komei Dempster and Brynn Saito
3 PM PST, J-SEI online reading – RSVP here

March 2-23, 2021
“Writing the Everyday: Artful Observation,” Left Margin LIT poetry class (online)
6-8 PM PST, Tuesdays – register here



March 26-29, 2020
“Hold This Stone: Poets Confront the Japanese American Incarceration,” Split This Rock Poetry Festival Reading with Brian Komei Dempster, W. Todd Kaneko, Brynn Saito, and Brandon Shimoda
The Marvin Center, 800 21st St NW, Washington, DC

April 11, 2020
“To Create: SAMEAPI Heritage Month,” performance and workshop with Danny Lulu and Heather Nagami
Mills College Student Union, Oakland, CA

April 16-18, 2020
“Radical Collaboration: Roundtable,” New Orleans Poetry Festival with Monica Mody, Elizabeth Robinson, and Susanne Dyckman
New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA


Monday, February 18, 2019
Reading at Elliott Bay Book Company, with Gabrielle Bates and Jane Wong
7 PM, 1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Reading at Western Washington University
4:30-5:30 PM, Old Main 483, WWU, Bellingham, WA

Sunday, March 3, 2019
Isako Isako Reading and Girl’s Day Reception, hosted by J-SEI
1-3 PM, 1285 66th St, Emeryville, CA

Friday & Saturday, March 8 & 9, 2019
Kundiman International Women’s Day Readings “With Her Voice, She Rises,” with Sally Wen Mao, Janice Lobo Sapigao, and others
8 PM, Bindlestiff Studios, 185 6th St, San Francisco, CA

Friday, March 29, 2019
Isako Isako AWP Book Signing (Alice James Books table)
10-11 AM, Oregon Convention Center, AWP Book Fair

Friday, March 29, 2019
AWP Panel “Against Witness: Developing Accountability & Participation in Poetry,”
with Sara Borjas, Julia Bouwsma, F. Douglas Brown, and Angel Garcia
4:30-5:45 PM, Oregon Convention Center Level 1, B110-112

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Reading and Conversation with authors from Ink Knows No Borders: Poems of the Immigrant and Refugee Experience, with Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Gabriella Gutierrez y Muhs, Yosimar Reyes, and Alice Tao
6-8 PM, California State Monterey Bay Alumni and Visitor’s Center

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Reading with Franny Choi and Jennifer S. Cheng
The Ruby, San Francisco, CA   [Buy tickets here!]

Saturday, May 25, 2019
Reading at the I-Hotel, with Emily Yoon and Sally Wen Mao
868 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA

Sunday, June 30, 2019
Japan Day performance with Melody Takata and others
Peace Pavilion, Japantown, San Francisco, CA

2018 – Isako Isako Book Tour

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Bay Area Book Launch at The Bindery, with Jennifer S. Cheng and music by Pinbokeh
7:30 PM, 1727 Haight St., San Francisco, CA

Saturday, September 22, 2018
E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore, with Bonnie Chau and Ploi Pirapokin
7 PM, 410 13th St., Oakland, CA

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
San Francisco Public Library Main Branch, with Brian Komei Dempster, Florence Ohmura Dobashi, Sato Hashizume, Harumi Serata, Michi Tashiro, and filmmaker Jon Osaki
6 PM, 100 Larkin St., San Francisco, CA

Saturday, October 13, 2018
L.A. Book Launch at Other Books (Otros Libros), with Kenji C. Liu
7:30 PM, 2006 E Cesar E Chavez Ave., Los Angeles, CA

Saturday, October 20, 2018
LitCrawl SF: Kundiman Reading, with Danny Thanh Nguyen, Emily Yamauchi, Jason Bayani, Michelle Lin, and Mg Roberts
6:30 PM, 3000 24th St., San Francisco, CA

Friday, October 26, 2018
Seattle Book Launch at Open Books: A Poem Emporium, with Pimone Triplett
7:00 PM, 2414 N 45th St., Seattle, WA

Friday, November 2, 2018
Kundiman Poetry Prize Reading, with Sharon Wang and Franny Choi
5 PM, 58 West 10th St., New York, NY

Thursday, November 8, 2018
Visiting Writers Series, with Ellen Doré Watson
7:30 PM, The Landing, University of Maine Farmington

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Bird & Beckett Books & Records, with Julia Bouwsma
7 PM, 653 Chenery St., San Francisco, CA

Friday, December 7, 2018
Book Release Party at The Ruby, with Rita Bullwinkel, Jennifer S. Cheng, R.O. Kwon, and others
6 PM, The Ruby SF, San Francisco, CA