Past Events


Gender Reveal Party: Bloom ****CANCELED****



With Moncho Alvarado, Michelle Bermudez, Jack Freedman, and Zefyr Lisowski


Asian American Writers' Workshop ****CANCELED****

Panel Discussion 

With Michelle Peñaloza and Aldrin Valdez 


Poetry Reading: Jan-Henry Gray, Michelle Peñaloza, Aldrin Valdez ****CANCELED****

The Powerhouse Arena 

Brooklyn, NY

With Michelle Peñaloza and Aldrin Valdez


A Queer Feast: Fruit, Documents, Possibilities ****CANCELED****

Split This Rock

Washington, D.C.

Marvin Center 310

3:30 pm

With Chen Chen, Devyn Mañibo, and Sam Herschel Wein


Empire and After: Five Filipino American Writers, Colonialism, and Art ****CANCELED****

Split This Rock

Washington, D.C.

Marvin Center 413


With Oliver de la Paz, Eugene Gloria, and Michelle Peñaloza



"Gesundheit" Chapbook Tour ****CANCELED****

Location TBD


With Chen Chen, Sarah Gambito, and Sam Herschel Wein



Undocupoets Read! ****CANCELED****

AWP 2020

San Antonio, TX

Room 006D, Henry B. González Convention Center, River Level

1:45 pm

With Frankie Concepcion, Esther Lin, Aline Mello, and Jesus Valles

"If You Want to Know What We Are": A Reading of Filipinx American Literature ****CANCELED****
AWP 2020
San Antonio, TX
Room 218, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
10:35 am
With Marianne Chan, Mark Galarrita, and Grace Talusan 


An Evening of Poetry: Black, Ben-Oni, Gray, and Steinberg

A Novel Idea on Passyunk

Philadelphia, PA

With Ryan Black, Rosebud Ben-Oni, and Nicole Steinberg


Otherwise Obscured: Erasure in Body and Text

Franklin Street Works

Stamford, CT

Curated by Danilo Machado

Exhibiting artists: Phil America, Bahar Behbahani, Hannah Black, Jesse Chun, Noelle de la Paz, Joey De Jesus, Alex Dolores Salerno, Francisco Eraso Jr., Noah Fox, Jenny Holzer, Tony Lewis, Ana Mendieta, Oscar Muñoz, Niina Pollari, Pope.L, Wendy Red Star, and Jennif(f)er Tamayo

Reading with Sara Elkamel and Malcolm Tariq


Achoo! The Tour

First Sip Cafe

Chicago, IL

Collaborative Chapbook Release Party: Gesundheit! by Chen Chen and Sam Herschel Wein. Reading with H. Melt, Sam Herschel Wein, and Chen Chen



Bookends & Beginnings

Evanston , IL

Reading with Edgar Kunz


Lewis University Creative Writing Series

Lewis University

Romeoville, IL

Reading with Beth McDermott and Alison Rollins


PAWA Filipino American International Book Festival

"Dear America: Writing Filipinx American Counter Narratives" panel

San Francisco Public Library, Koret Auditorium

San Francisco, CA

With Jose Antonio Vargas, Grace Talusan, Juanita Tamayo Lot, Janice Sapigao, EJR David. Moderated by Janet Mendoza Stickmon. 


PAWA Filipino American International Book Festival

"Filipino Diasporic Poetry" panel

San Francisco Public Library, Hormel Center, 3rd floor.

100 Larkin St.

San Francisco, CA

With Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta, Christina Querrer, Elmer Omar Bascos Pizo, Jason Bayani, and Eugene Igloria. Moderated by Karen Llagas


Featured Reader and Class Visit

Skyline College 

San Bruno, CA

Details TBD


Poetry Society of America Reading presents Kundiman Poets


Governors Island

New York, NY 

Reading inside Shantell Martin's The May Room with poets R.A. Villanueva and Jan-Henry Gray


Poetry World Series, Brooklyn Book Festival

         Housing Works Bookstore Cafe & Bar

         New York, NY

Hosted by Isaac Fitzgerald

Umpired by Kimiko Hahn & Terrance Hayes

With Dorothea Lasky, Evie Shockley, Tommy Pico, Tyehimba Jess, & Melissa Lozada-Oliva


Writers for Migrant Justice

The Poetry Project

New York, NY 

Along with Writers for Migrant Justice and Latinx in Publishing, The Poetry Project will host a benefit event to support Immigrant Families Together, which posts bail bonds, provides pro bono legal representation, detention assistance, and ongoing support after release to detained migrants.

With:  Alexis Aceves Garcia, Daniel Alarcón, Desiree C. Bailey, Mahogany L. Browne, Wo Chan, Megan Fernandes, Ariel Francisco, Rigoberto González, Jan-Henry Gray, Ellen Hagan, Terrance Hayes, Marwa Helal, Zakia Henderson-Brown, Darrel Alejandro Holnes, Rindon Johnson, Vivian Lee, Joseph O. Legaspi, Esther Lin, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, Sheila Maldonado, David Tomas Martinez, Yesenia Montilla, José Olivarez, RA Villanueva, and Javier Zamora.


Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholars Weekend and Alumni Summit

National Convention Center

Leesburg, Virginia


Meanwhile Presents: Bye Girl Bye, a Going-Away Party for Jan

Nightingale Cinema

Chicago, IL

Performances by: DJ Williams, Zyle Cook, Megan Kirby, and more TBD


New York City Poetry Festival

BOA Editions Reading with Chen Chen and Christine Kitano

Governors Island

New York, NY


Homolatte Reading: Jan-Henry Gray

Big Chicks Bar (my favorite bar in Chicago!)
Chicago, IL

Hosted by Scott Free


Naomi Washer's "American Girl Doll" Chapbook Release 

with Naomi Washer, Jan-Henry Gray, Maya Marshall, and Sarah Goodman

Volumes Bookstore
Chicago, IL

"American Girl Doll" is published by Ursus Americanus Press


Kundiman Writers Retreat, Poetry Fellow

Fordham University

New York, NY

Poetry faculty include Craig Santos Perez, Myung Mi Kim, and Jennifer Tseng.

Sunday Reading Series
with Maya Marshall and Connie Voisine
Hungry Brain
Hosted by Simone Muench and Kenyatta Rogers.


Reading with Anni Liu, Dan "Sully" Sullivan, and Chantel Massey

Hoy Polloy Gallery

Indianapolis, Indiana


Indiana University Writers' Conference, Faculty

Indiana University

Bloomington, Indiana

Faculty include Héctor Tobar, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Meghan Daum, Jan-Henry Gray, Lilliam Rivera, and Patrick Coleman.


Meanwhile 2nd Anniversary: Talent Show


Chicago, IL

Hosted by Megan Kirby, Catherine Eves, and Jan-Henry Gray.


Mess House: The Last Noodle


Chicago, IL

Mess House is a free event that is part house party, part performance, part gallery that brings art into people's homes.


On Migration, Home, and the Search for Belonging

Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center

Chicago, IL

Readers include Jan-Henry Gray, Kimberly Dixon-Mays, Nina Sudhakar, Jeremy T. Wilson, Liam Hubbard, Foster Monroe, and Daniela Morales, and the event is hosted by Faisal Mohyuddin.


Double Book Launch Reading: 

        Documents and mai c. doan's water/tongue

with Xandria Phillips

Women and Children First Bookstore

Chicago, IL

Double book launch followed by a conversation with three poets of color and their first books of poetry. Part of the Six Points Reading Series, presented by the Poetry Center of Chicago. 


San Francisco Book Launch:

        with Barbara Jane Reyes, Jennifer S. Cheng, and Irwin Swirnoff

Alley Cat Bookstore

San Francisco, CA


USF Emerging Writers Festival, Guest

University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

Co-sponsored by the English department and MFA program, the Emerging Writers Festival features two days of readings by up-and-coming writers of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. On the second day of the festival, the authors hold a panel discussion on their experiences navigating life as a writer and the complexities of the publishing industry.



AWP Portland: BOA Editions Ltd. Book Signing: Documents

Exhibit Space 7093, Oregon Convention Center


Omnidawn/speCt! poets: an AWP Offsite Event

with Jennifer S. Cheng, Diana Khoi Nguyen, Joseph Rios, Ching-In Chen, and Will Vincent

Passages Bookshop

Portland, OR


Filipinx Poets Read: an AWP Offsite Event

with Barbara Jane Reyes, Jake Vermaas, Michelle Peñaloza, Janine Joseph,

Sam Roxas-Chua, Janice Lobo Sapigao, Luisa Igloria, Hari Alluri, and Asa Drake

Bota Bar/Bar Botellón

Portland, OR


AWP Portland: Undocupoets Speak! 

with Esther Lin, Anni Liu, Jan-Henry Gray, Aline Mello, Janine Joseph, and Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

This panel explores the diversity of undocumented poets and their challenges of moving through the literary world—from the deeply internal work of writing from a self whose presence is contested, to applying to institutions that demand proof of residency in order to participate in the poetic discourse. Poets will read their work, and discuss how their status has informed their craft and the particular aesthetic concerns of writing about, through, and in spite of documentation.