July 14, 2024
Poetry & Prayer Workshop
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 415 El Camino Real, Burlingame CA
11:15 AM

July 21, 2024
A Summer Celebration of Poetry and Community, with Jane Kuo and Iris A. Law
Stanford Alumni gathering
3-5 PM

August 22, 2024
“Nikkei Uncovered IV: a poetry reading,” with Christine Kitano and Matthew Meija, hosted by traci kato-kiriyama
Japanese American National Museum (online)
6-7:30 PM PST – register here

Past Events

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 | recording

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

April 12, 2023
“Poetry as Curiosity: Off the Page and Into the World,” National Poetry Month Panel with Jhani Randhawa, Dior Stephens, and Kanika Agrawal
San Mateo County Libraries (online)
6-7 PM – recording

May 16, 2023
The Thorn Puller: Hiromi Itō with Jeffrey Angles and Mia Ayumi Malhotra,” reading and conversation
The Ruby SF and Center for the Art of Translation
7-8 PM

September 23, 2023
“Mitsuye Yamada’s 100th Birthday, a poets’ reading and tribute,” hosted by Brynn Saito and Brandon Shimoda; with traci kato-kiriyama, Cherríe Moraga, doris diosa davenport, Nellie Wong, and more
The Poetry Center, San Francisco State University (online)
2-3:30 PM PST – register here

November 2, 2023
“Four Poets Share New Work: Kimberly Kralowec, Mia Malhotra, Cintia Santana, & Heidi Van Horn,” poetry reading and conversation
The Ruby SF
7 PM – register here

November 8, 2023
“Community Poetry: Open Mic Series,” featured reading and book signing
Burlingame Public Library – Lane Room, 480 Primrose Road, Burlingame CA
6-7 PM – open mic regisration 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 31, 2021
“The Clock Tells the Hour” with Éireann 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