January 24-February 28, 2023
“The Making of a Poet,” Left Margin LIT poetry workshop
Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM PST (online) – register here

February 12, 2023
Choral premiere of the poem “On the Highway” with composer Margaret Burk and the Choir of St. Paul’s
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 415 El Camino Real, Burlingame CA
4 PM Choral Evensong Series

March 9, 2023
Reading with Karen Tei Yamashita, traci kato-kiriyama, David Mura, and Kiku Hughes
Densho, 1416 S Jackson St, Seattle WA
6-7:30 PM – AWP offsite event

April 12, 2023
National Poetry Month Panel with Jhani Randhawa, Dior Stephens, and Kanika Agrawal
San Mateo County Library – registration details forthcoming

Past Events

March 2-23, 2022
“Writing the Everyday: Artful Observation,” Left Margin LIT poetry class
Wednesdays, 6-8 PM PST (online) – register here

April 6-May 4, 2022
“The Field Between Us: Poetries of Correspondence and Connection,” Ruby poetry class co-taught with Jennifer S. Cheng
Wednesdays, 6-8 PM PST (online) – register here

April 9, 2022
“April Second Saturday: Family Spring Celebration” with Veronica Kornberg and Jade Bradbury
Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St, Palo Alto CA
10 AM-12 PM – register here

April 11, 2022
“Simpson College Poets & Writers: Mia Ayumi Malhotra reads”
5 PM PST/7PM CST (online) – request registration link here

April 21, 2022
“Chapbook Launch Party & Storytelling Event: Notes from the Birth Year” with Paul Sakai, Danny Lulu, Elizabeth Chamberlain, Mary Malhotra, and Margery Nakamura
7 PM PST, hosted by The Ruby SF – register here

May 7-8, 2022
Bay Area Book Festival Book Fair, with Ruby SF authors
Downtown Berkeley | Accessible virtually and in-person

May 21, 2022
Books on the Garden: Featuring The Ruby, Art, and Stories in Nature,” with Ruby SF writers
1-3 PM, San Francisco Botanical Garden, 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco

September 14, 2022
They Rise Like a Wave: An Anthology of Asian American Women Poets book launch and celebration with Iris A. Law, Swati Rana, C.E. Shue, Ann Inoshita, and Dena Igusti
6 PM PST (online), sponsored by Kearny Street Workshop – register here

October 9, 2022
“The Craft of Poetry (Three Ways),” SF Litquake panel with Jacques Rancourt, David Roderick, and Maw Shein Win
Southern Exposure, 3030 20th St, San Francisco CA
11 AM-12:15 PM PST – purchase tickets here


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 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

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

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



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