Readings & Performances

Upcoming Events 

Thursday March 5th, 2020, 3:00 PM-4:30 PM: Office Hours All-Star Reading at AWP. Grand Hyatt. San Antonio, TX.

Wednesday November 6th, 2019, 7:00 PM: Gender Reveal Party Reading Series. KGB. New York, NY.

Saturday October 12th, 2019, 7:30 PM: Houston Poetry Festival at University of Houston-downtown. Houston, TX.

Past Events


Monday September 23rd, 2019, 6:30 PM Break Out: A Movement to (re)Integrate Incarcerated Writers Into Literary Community with Big Words, etc. 61 Local. Brooklyn, NY.

Friday September 6th, 2019, 7:30 PM: Renegade Reading Series. Café con Libros. Brooklyn, NY.

Wednesday June 19, 7:00 PM: Pride Poetry Extravaganza with Indolent Books. BGSQD. New York, NY.

Saturday June 15th, 2019, 6:30 PM: Emerging Poets Fellowship Reading. Poets House. New York, NY.

Friday June 14th, 2019, 7:00 PM: Big Salmon Series Pride Reading. Pete’s Candy Store. New York, NY.

Tuesday June 11th, 2019, 6:30 PM: Rebel Rebel: A Pride Poetry Show Celebrating Revolutionary Lives and Radical Love presented by Emotive Fruition. Caveat. New York, NY. 

Wednesday April 24th, 2019, 6:00 PM. NYU Expository Writing Faculty Reading. NYU EWP. New York, NY.

Thursday February 21st, 2019, 7:00 PM: By the Way Reading Series with LA Warman and Maya Martinez. Codex Bookstore. New York, NY.

Tuesday February 12th, 2019, 6:30 PM: Emotive Fruition: HEARTBREAKER / VERSE MAKER Valentine’s Day Special. Caveat. New York, NY.


Wednesday November 14th, 2018 4:00 PM: NYU Expository Writing Faculty Reading. Bern Dibner Library at NYU-Tandon. Brooklyn, NY.

Friday October 19th, 2018, 7:00 PM: ESL Or You Weren’t Here Book Launch with Aldrin Valdez, Rio Cortez, Paolo Javier, Jimena Lucero, and Josh Wizman. Spoonbill Warehouse. Brooklyn, NY.

Tuesday October 16th, 2018, 7:00 PM: Risk of Discovery Series. Blue Cups. Woodside, NY. 

Thursday October 11th, 2018, 7:00 PM: Talking in the Library: a National Coming Out Day Reading with Candace Williams, Irene Villaseñor, and Bakar Wilson. School of Visual Arts Library. New York, NY.

Thursday September 27th, 2018, 7:00 PM: WEIRDD Reading Series with Irene Villaseñor, Roberto Montes, and Nikay Paredes. The Future Project. New York, NY.  

Monday September 24th, 2018, Boog City Poetry Festival. Unnameable Books. Brooklyn, NY.

Sunday August 26th, 2018, 3:00 PM: Della Reading Series. Della. Brooklyn, NY.  

Sunday July 8th, 2018, 6:00 PM: Why There Are Words Reading Series. Bowery Poetry Club. New York, NY.  

Saturday June 23rd, 2018, 3:00 PM: Poets & Writers Seventeenth Annual Connecting Generations Reading. Barnes & Noble Union Square. New York, NY.

Saturday June 9th, 2018, 12:00PM: AmpLit Fest in collaboration with Lamprophonic and Summer on the Hudson. New York, NY. 

Friday May 4th, 2018, 7:00 PM: Chimera Literary Magazine Issue Launch. Edinborough University of Pennsylvania. Edinboro, PA.   

Friday April 20th, 2018, 7:00 PM: Office Hours Spring Showcase Reading. BGSQD. New York, NY.

Friday March 16th, 2018, 7:30 PM: No, Dear: Poets Who Love Poets Reading. Beryl's Poetry Shop. Brooklyn, NY. 

Saturday February 17th, 2018, 7:00 PM: Bessie Presents: Office Hours Reading Series. Bessie's Brooklyn. Brooklyn, NY. 

Saturday February 10th, 2018, 7:00 PM: Bessie's Poetry Night. Bessie's Brooklyn. Brooklyn, NY. 

Saturday January 13th, 2018, 7:00 PM: Snow Bunny Chalet Reading. Brooklyn, NY. 

Thursday January 11th, 2018, 7:00 PM: Franklin Electric Reading Series Reunion Reading. Work Heights. Brooklyn, NY.


Sunday December 31st, 2017, 6:00 PM: NYE at Bessie's.  Bessie's Brooklyn. Brooklyn, NY.   

Thursday December 21st, 2017, 6:30 PM: Queens Library Featured Poet. Queens Library at Forest Hills. Queens, NY.  

Saturday December 16th, 2017, 7:30 PM: GAMBA Forest Holiday Edition Poetry Reading. GAMBA Art Gallery. Brooklyn, NY.

Friday December 8th, 2017, 8:00 PM: Office Hours Workshop Fall Showcase at Bar Thalia. New York, NY. 

Friday November 3rd, 2017, 7:00 PM: No, Dear Issue #20 LABOR. Reading at La Sala. Brooklyn, NY. 

Saturday October 13th, 2017, 7:30 PM: Houston Poetry Fest at University of Houston-downtown. Houston, TX.

Saturday July 29th, 2017, 2:00 PM: Queer Art Organics at Governor's Island Poetry Festival with Trae Durica & Aldrin Valdez. New York, NY. 

Friday July 28th, 2017, 8:00 PM: Lamprophonic Series Coordinators Reading. Bar Thalia. New York, NY.

Monday July 24th, 2017, 6:00 PM: Big Words Reading Series presents "Backslide." 61 Local. Brooklyn, NY.

Saturday June 17th, 2017, 7:00 PM: Office Hours Workshop Spring Showcase. BGSQD. New York, NY.  

Wednesday June 14th, 2017, 8:00 PM: Having a Whiskey Coke With You Reading Series. Brooklyn, NY.  

Tuesday April 4th, 2017, 8:00 PM: Fox & Crow Reading Series. Fox & Crow. Jersey City, NJ.  

Friday March 24th, 2017, 6:30 PM: Pershing Field Garden Friends Benefit. Choc O Pan. Jersey City, NJ.

Wednesday February 8th, 2017, 7:30 PM: Emotive Fruition Valentine's Day Special. Botanic Lab. New York, NY.


Sunday November 27th, 2016, 3:30 PM: Bowery Poetry Workshop Reading. Bowery Poetry Club. New York, NY.  

Sunday October 23rd, 2016, 4:00 PM: great weather for MEDIA Reading. Parkside Lounge. New York, NY. 

Friday September 30th, 2016, 7:00 PM: The Heart Wants & The Ghost Assembly Line Book Launch with Christina QuintanaKeith Taylor, and Raymond McDanielLiterati Bookstore. Ann Arbor, MI.  

Friday September 9th, 2016, 7:00 PM: The Ghost Assembly Line Reading. Edinboro University of PA, Reeder Hall. Edinboro, PA.  

Thursday June 22nd, 2016, 7:30 PM: Emotive Fruition featuring Lambda Literary. Botanic Lab. New York, NY. 

Thursday May 26th, 2016, 7:00 PM: The Ghost Assembly Line ReadingNicola's Books. Ann Arbor, MI. 

Saturday April 30th, 2016, 7:00 PM: The Birthday Suit Reading. BGSQD. New York, NY.

Wednesday April 20th, 2016, 7:00 PM: Palimpsest: Yale Graduate Literary & Arts Reading. William L. Harkness Hall 309. New Haven, CT.

Friday March 25th, 2016, 7:00 PM: Oleander Review Issue 1 Launch ReadingLiterati Bookstore. Ann Arbor, MI. [See Review of Reading HERE]. 

Tuesday March 22nd, 2016, 6:00 PM: Big Words Reading Series61 Local. Brooklyn, NY. 

Thursday March 10th, 2016, 7:30 PM: Franklin Electric Reading SeriesWork Heights. Brooklyn, NY.

Sunday January 8th, 2016, 3:30 PM: The Home School Reading. Miami Beach Women's Club. Miami, FL. 


Sunday December 6, 2015, 8:00 PM: Dead Rabbits Reading Series. DTUT. New York, NY.

Tuesday October 7, 2015, 7:00 PM: Queer Art Organics. Dixon Place. New York, NY.

Tuesday August 11, 2015, 8:00 PM: Having a Whiskey Coke With You Reading & Performance Series. Freddy's Bar. Brooklyn, NY.

Tuesday June 30, 2015, 7:30 PM: Emotive Fruition & NPR's Radiolab Present Poems About the Periodic Table of ElementsThe Bell House. Brooklyn, NY. 

Sunday June 28, 2015, 7:00 PM: Eagle and the Wren Reading SeriesBookCourt. Brooklyn, NY. 

Wednesday June 24, 2015, 7:30 PM: Emotive Fruition & NPR's Radiolab Present Poems About the Periodic Table of ElementsBotanic Lab. New York, NY.

Friday May 22, 2015, 7:00 PM: Atlas Review Issue 5 Launch. BookCourt. Brooklyn, NY.

Saturday March 28, 2015, 6:00 PM: Mr. Hip Presents: Reading Series. UFORGE Gallery. Jamaica Plain, MA.

Wednesday February 11th, 2015, 8:30 PM: Emotive Fruition: a Theatre Collective of Poets & Actors, Botanic Lab. New York, NY.


Opening Thursday December 4th, 2014, 8:00 PM: Hand(s): a Play Charting the Many Lives of Hands. Co-written with Tyler Rivenbark in Alphabet Arts: Puppets & Poets. December 4-7th. Dir. West, Amber & Neelam Vaswani, Brooklyn, NY.  

Friday July 18th, 2014, 8:00 p.m: Lamprophonic Emerging Writers Reading Series, New York, NY. 


Friday June 10th, 2011, 7:30 PM: Earshot Series, Brooklyn, NY. 


Friday February 5th, 2010, 7:00 PM: NYU Emerging Writers Reading Series, KGB Bar, New York, NY.

Tuesday October 26th, 2010, 6:00 PM: Cornelia Street Reading Series, Cornelia Street Cafe, New York, NY.