Upcoming Readings


Please join me this year for readings from


from Cirque Press &


from Persian Pony Press!



Friday, April 19, 2019, 7-9pm

Third Place Books

17171 Bothell Way NE, #A101

Lake Forest Park, WA 

with Ann Tweedy


Saturday, May 4, 7-9pm

The Bhaktishop Yoga Center

2500 SE 26th 

Portland, OR

RSVP via Facebook 

Monday, May 6, 2019, 6-8pm

Free Range Poetry Series

Northwest Library on NW 23rd & Thurman

Portland, OR

with Carey Taylor and Joannie Stangeland

June 20-23, 2019, Seldovia Summer Music Festival

Seldovia, Alaska

Thursday, June 20 – Open Mic at High School Main Room, 8pm

Friday, June 21 – reading TBD

Sunday, June 23 – Silent Auction/Artist Sale, Harbor Pavillion

Thursday, June 27, 2019, time tba 

Writer’s Block Bookstore & Cafe

3956 Spendard Road

Anchorage, AK

with Kerry Feldman and Karen Tschannen

Friday, July 26, 2019

Last Friday Poetry Series

Book Bin

450 Court St NE

Salem, OR 97301

with John Sibley Williams

Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 – 6-8pm


4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW

Albuquerque, NM 87107

Saturday, Oct. 27, 2019

SOMOS Book Shop

108-B Civic Plaza Drive

Taos, NM  87571

time TBA

Sunday, Oct. 28, 2019

Teatro Paraguas

3205 Calle Marie Suite B

Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505 

time TBA


Past readings, 2016-2019


April 5-6, 2019

Sylvia’s Tulips – Inland Poetry Prowl

Downtown Ellensburg, Washington

Fri. Apr. 5, 5-7pm, “Double Vision” Collaborative Exhibit, Gallery One

Fri. April 5,  8-10pm, open mic, Old Skool’s

Sat. April 6, 12-10pm, Book Fair at Gallery One

2:00 – 2:45pm, Restorations in the Burg, Ashes of Roses–poems of loss and hope, featuring Christine M. Kendall, Kristin Berger, & Michael Schmeltzer. Host: Lisa Norris.

March 30, 2019

Associated Writers Program 2019 Bookfair

Oregon Convention Center, Portland

10-11am, Book-signing at Terrain.org, Booth #9029

1-3pm, Book-signing at Cirque Journal & Press, Booth #12080

March 27, 2019, 7-9pm

Black Hat Books

Portland, OR 97212

with Finishing Line Poets, AWP off-site reading

Mar. 16, 2019, 2-4 pm 

Local Authors Book Fair

Deschutes Public Library

Bend, Oregon

reading & book signing

Feb. 3, 2019, 4-6pm

The Voice of Empathy Reading Series

Tiny Theater PDX

Portland, OR

with Carl Adamshick

Jan. 28, 2019, 10-11pm PST

Poetry and Everything with Judith Arcana

KBOO radio, 90.7 fm, streaming & podcasted

Interview & William Stafford Birthday show

Jan. 12, 2019, 7-9 pm

Mother Foucault’s

Portland, OR

with Melissa Reeser Poulin and Carey Taylor

Jan 9, 2019 – 7-9pm

Milwaukie Poetry Series

Ledding Library/Pond House

Milwaukie, OR

Dec. 30, 2018 – 4:30-6:30pm

River Road Reading Series

Eugene, OR 

with Rachel Swafford and Carl Swart

Dec. 17, 2018

Talking Earth, “Under the Influences”

KBOO Radio 90.7fm (podcasted here)

w/ Chrys Tobey, Pecos B Jett and Amy Temple Harper (and hosts Amanda and Sophia Helstrom-White)

Nov. 29, 2018 – 7-8pm

Another Read Through

Portland, OR

with Carey Taylor & Christianne Balk

Nov. 3, 2018 -7-9pm

Women Writers Against Trump

Food Ford & Drink

Portland, OR 

with Judith Arcana, Tammy Lynne Stoner and Genevieve Hudson

Oct. 3, 2018 – 7-9pm

Plonk Reading Series

Corkscrew Wine Bar

Portland, OR

with Tabitha Blackenbiller and Liz Asch Greenhill

Aug. 25, 2018 -7-9pm

Cirque Journal, Summer Issue release & Echolocation Book Launch


Portland, OR

with Cirque Journal contributors

Aug. 24, 2017 – 7-9pm

Cirque Journal

Tabor Space

Portland, OR

with current and past contributors

May 14, 2017 – 7-9pm

Studio Series & Open Mic

Stonehenge Studios

Portland, OR

with Kristin Roedell

April. 5, 2017 – 7-9pm

Word Warriors

Common Ground Coffee House

Portland, OR

with Jamie Houghton and Katharine Salzmann

March 15, 2017 – 6-7pm

Lake County Library 

Lakeview, OR

Feb. 16, 2017 – 7-8pm

First Draft Writers Series

Pendleton Center for the Arts

Pendleton, OR

Feb. 6, 2017 – 7-8pm

Timberline Review

Annie Bloom’s Books

Portland, Oregon

with current contributors

Feb. 1, 2017 – 7-9pm

Word Warriors

Common Ground Coffee House

Portland, OR

with Chrys Tobey & Nathan Wade Carter

Jan. 20, 2017 – 7-9pm

Not Our President: Women Writers Against Trump

Ford Food and Drink

Portland, OR

Hosted by Chrys and Allison Tobey, with Alicia Jo Rabins, Coleman Stevenson, Jenny Forrester, Lara Messersmith-Glavin, Margaret Malone, Sage Cohen, Shayla Lawson, Tammy Lynne Stoner, Wendy Chin-Tanner

Nov. 10, 2016 – 7-9pm

Ghost Town Poetry Series Open Mic

Angst Gallery

Vancouver, WA

with Nancy Flynn

Oct. 28, 2016 – 5:30-6:30 pm

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

Hosted by Terrain.org, co-sponsored by UofA Dept. of English and Institute of the Environment

with Scot Siegel

Oct. 27, 2016 -6:30-8:30

The Coronado Cafe

Phoenix, AZ

Hosted by Four Chambers Press

with Scot Siegel

Oct. 10, 2016 -7-9pm

Grassroots Bookstore

Corvallis, OR

with Scot Siegel

Sept. 28, 2016 – 7-9 pm

Fierce on the Page Reading & Panel

Another Read Through

Portland, OR

Hosted by Sage Cohen; reading & discussion with Stevan Allred and Nikki Schulak

Aug. 7, 2016 -10-11:00 am

Lents International Farmers Market

Lents, Portland

Hosting and reading with Chris Luna, Annie Lighthart, Jamie Houghton and Scot Siegel

June 16, 2016 – 6:30-8:30pm

Fo Po Poetry Debut! & Open Mic

Backstory Books

Portland, OR

with Endi Bogue Hartigan

May 26, 2016 – 7-8pm

Another Read Through

Portland, OR

with Steve Williams and Vargus Pike