I’m happy to be reading in Seattle and Minneapolis this fall. On Thursday, September 15 I will be reading with Kevin Minh Allen at the Courtyard Marriott in Seattle for the 15th Anniversary of the Asian Adult Adoptees of Washington Mini-Gathering (registration is required) at 7:00 p.m. Also, on Wednesday, November 9 I will be reading at The Loft in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I’m looking forward to both readings very much. In October (date to be determined) there will be a HOWL celebration that I’ve been asked to participate in—and last but not least, I am excited to have four poems in the forthcoming anthology, More Than Soil, More Than Sky: The Modesto Poets. On November 8, there will be a publication launch reading in Modesto, California.
Please join us in Fresno for a special reading and fundraiser, WRITERS FOR JAPAN, on Thursday, April 7, 2011. From 6:00 to 7:00 pm, there is a social hour, with (no host) full menu, sushi, and bar. Readings begin at 7:00 p.m.–featuring David Mas Masumoto, Lee Herrick, Steven Church, Alex Espinoza, Connie Hales, Andre Yang, Lisa Lee, Mike Medrano, Bryan Medina, Marisol Baca, Cynthia Guardado, Michelle Brittan, David Campos, and Christie Maki Dauden. Also, there will be a special reading from Roberta Barton of the Japanese American Citizens League.
Thursday, April 7, 2011—Mr. Sushi Restaurant, 724 E. Olive Ave. in the Tower District, Fresno, CA. $10 suggested at the door, but no one will pay turned away for lack of funds.
Thank you to the Fresno County Library for inviting me to be part of the READ poster series, part of the American Library Association’s program to get people reading. I was one of several in Fresno to be featured–others included the police chief, news anchors, and city council members. They will be displaying the 8.5 x 11 posters at various library branches around the city. I hope you will continue to support your local, beautiful, and essential public libraries!