Upcoming

EVERYDAY PEOPLE: THE COLOR OF LIFE + Uptown Stories
(with Glendaliz Camacho & Nelly Rosario)

Word Up Bookstore, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue, NYC
Saturday, October 20th, 2018, 4pm

Authors Guild From Manuscript to Marketplace
(with Naima Coster & Vivian Lee)

Queens Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Queens
Thursday, November 1st, 2018, 6pm

Event for EVERYDAY PEOPLE: THE COLOR OF LIFE
(with Nana Brew-Hammond & Mitch Jackson)

Schomburg Center, 515 Malcolm X Blvd, NYC
Saturday, November 10th, 2018, 2pm

Pete's Reading Series
Pete's Candy Store, 709 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn
Thursday, November 15th, 2018, 7:30pm

Sunday Salon
Von, 3 Bleecker Street, NYC
Sunday, November 18th, 2018, 7pm


Previous

BinderCon NYC: #WeNeedDiverseBooks:
The Campaign That Matters for All Readers and Writers
Saturday, October 12, 2014

BinderCon NYC: 
Breaking into Podcasting

Saturday, November 7, 2015, 11:15am

Multicultural Festival:
Characterization in Kid's Publishing
Rockland County, NY
Saturday, April 30, 2016

VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts: We Count:
Intersectionality and Activism in the Literary Landscape (NYC)

Housing Works Bookstore
Monday, June 6, 2016, 7-8:30pm

Amp Lit Fest (NYC)
Mind the Gap: Diversifying the Field panel
Saturday, June 11, 3:15-4:45pm

AAUP 2016 Conference: Diversity in Publishing:
Transforming Our Profession and Practices (Philadelphia, PA) 
Loews Philadelphia Hotel
Friday, June 17, 2016, 1:45pm

Sackett Street Writers Workshop & Minorities in Publishing:
"The Realities of Publishing" (NYC)

BookCourt Bookstore
Monday, June 26, 2016, 7pm

Word Up: In conversation with
Leland Cheuk, YiShun Lai, & Hasanthika Sirisena (NYC)

Word Up Community Bookshop
Thursday, July 21, 7-9pm

VIDA Lit Presents: How to Survive as a Writer (in NYC)
and Still Dismantle the Patriarchy

Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY
September 8, 2pm

Boundless Tales Reading NYC (5-Year Anniversary)
Queens Council on the Arts, Astoria, NY
September 9, 7pm

Slice Literary Conference (NYC)
Line Editing Class
September 11, 2:45-3:45pm

Women & Gender Nonconforming Writers of Color
in Digital Media (NYC)

New York Comic Con, Jacob Javits Center (Rm. 1A18)
October 6, 1:30pm

Geeks of Color Episode 4: The Force Awakens (NYC)*
New York Comic Con, Jacob Javits Center (Rm. 1A02)
October 8, 1:30pm
*Geeks of Color meet-up directly after panel in Rm. 1C03

SCBWI NY Region: Professional Series Panel
on Sci-fi/Fantasy for Young Readers (NYC)

38 W. 15th Street
Monday, October 10, 2016, 7:30-9pm

Girls Write Now - Memoir Craft Talk
Girls Write Now, 247 W. 37th Street, Suite 1000
Saturday, November 19, 2016, 2:30pm

Art After Trump
Housing Works Bookstore, 126 Crosby St, NYC
Thursday, December 15, 2016, 6pm

The Freya Project
Ramona Bar, 113 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NYC
Thursday, January 26, 2017, 7pm

Tell Me About It: On Giving, Getting, and
Placing Good Author Interviews

2017 AWP Conference, Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC
Liberty Salon L, Marriot Marquis, Meeting Level Four
Friday, February 10, 2017, 3pm

When Safe Spaces Aren't: (Re-)Imagining for a
MultiCultural Creative Space

2017 AWP Conference, Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC
Liberty Salon M, Marriot Marquis, Meeting Level Four
Saturday, February 11, 2017, 10:45am

A Second Opinion: Utilizing Sensitivity Readers
(CDC Diversity)
Scholastic Auditorium, 557 Broadway, NYC
Thursday, February 16, 2017, 12:30pm

Race Matters UnConference
CUNY School of Journalism
219 West 40th Street, NYC
Friday, March 10th, 2017, 2:15pm

Newtown Literary Writing Classes (World-building Workshop)
Queens Public Library (Jackson Heights)
35-51 81st Street, NYC
Saturday, March 25th, 2017, 2pm

Publishing Track Panel at Kweli Journal's
The Color of Children's Literature Conference

New York Times Conference Center
Saturday, April 8th, 2017, 2pm

The Writer's Wallet: Managing Freelance Finances
The Center for Fiction 17 E. 47th Street, NYC
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017, 7pm

Ditmas Lit Reading Series
Hinterlands Bar, 739 Church Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Wednesday, May 17th, 2017, 7pm

Dead Rabbits Reading Series
DTUT Bar & Cafe, 1744 Second Avenue, NYC
Sunday, August 13th, 2017 8pm

Pigeon Pages NYC
powerHouse Arena, 28 Adams Street, Brooklyn
Sunday, August 27th, 2017, 5pm

Well-Read Black Girl Festival
Writing Rituals As Self-Care
BRIC, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY
Saturday, September 9th, 2017, 3pm

Slice Literary Writers' Conference
An Industry That Should Be Full of Diverse Voices
St. Frances College, 128 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY
Sunday, September 10th, 2017, 10am

LIC Reading Series (BKBF Bookends Event)
LIC Bar, 45-58 Vernon Blvd., Queens, NY
Tuesday, September 12th, 2017, 8pm

Brooklyn Book Festival
Fiction of Resistance panel
(North Stage) Historic Brooklyn Borough Hall, Brooklyn, NY
Sunday, September 17th, 2017, 4pm

Prose Course with Bronx Council on the Arts
Bronx Library Center, 310 East Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY
Saturday, September 23rd, 2017, 12pm

Queens Then & Now: Through the Local Lens 
Queens Public Library, Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica, NY
Friday, November 3rd, 2017, 5pm

Miss Manhattan Nonfiction Reading Series
Niagara Bar, 112 Avenue A (at 7th Street), NYC
Monday, November 6th, 2017, 7:45pm

Library Journal Cultural Literacy Workshop
Stereotypes, Tropes, and Cultural Appropriation
Online
Thursday, November 16th, 2017, 1pm

Sackett Street Writers' Workshop Literary Series:
Ask the Agents!

Books Are Magic, 225 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY
Monday, December 4th, 2017, 7pm

St. Peter's Presents: Legacies, A Reading
St. Peter's Chelsea, 346 West 20th Street, NYC
Thursday, January 18th, 2018, 7pm

Submitting Your Creative Writing to Literary Journals
Queens Public Library, 40-20 Broadway, Astoria, NY
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2018, 6pm

Black Lives Matter @ Bard High School Early College Queens
30-20 Thomson Avenue, the 6th floor Library, Room 642
Tuesday, January 30th, 2018, 9am

I, Too Arts' Creative Conversations: Ilyasah Shabazz & Renée Watson
20 East 127th Street, NYC
Thursday, February 8th, 2018, 7pm

Black Voices in Publishing
Civic Hall, 118 West 22nd Street, NYC
Tuesday, February 27th, 2018, 5:30pm

The Art of the Anthology: From Proposal to Publication and Thereafter (#AWP18)
Tampa Convention Center, First Floor, Rooms 7-9
Saturday, March 10th, 2018, 4:30pm

Diversity Matters Conference from AAP
Macmillan Offices, 1 New York Plaza, NYC
Wednesday, March 14th, 2018, 12:15pm

PEN America: Read The Resistance w/ Min Jin Lee
The Strand Bookstore & Online Streaming
Tuesday, March 27th, 2018, 12pm

Fearless: 9th Annual Engendering Progress Forum
PS 234 Independent School, 292 Greenwich Street, NYC
Saturday, March 31st, 2018, 12pm

Queens Writers Resist Reading Series
Terreza 7, 4019 Gleane Street, Elmhurst, NY
Wednesday, April 18th, 2018, 7pm

Mirrors & Windows: Writing Within and Outside Our Experiences Workshop (New England SCBWI Conference)
Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place, Springfield, MA
Saturday, April 21st, 2018, 1:15pm
Sunday, April 22nd, 2018, 2:20pm

First Person Plural (FPP) Reading Series
Silvana, 300 West 116th Street, NYC
Monday, April 30th, 2018, 7pm

Bronx Book Fair: How To Get Your Work Published
Bronx Library, 310 E. Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY
Saturday, May 5th, 2018, 12:20pm

Writing for Online & Digital Outlets
(2018 Creative Nonfiction Writers' Conference)

Pittsburgh, PA
Friday, May 25th, 2018, 1:30pm

PEN America: Read The Resistance w/ Hermione Hoby
Online Streaming (Facebook)
Tuesday, May 29th, 2018, 12pm

Where Are My People? Diversity in Literature
Mid-Manhattan NYPL Library, 476 Fifth Avenue, NYC
Wednesday, May 30th, 2018, 10am

Angels Flight Literary West: East Coast Salon
Red Room, 85 East 4th Street, NYC
Wednesday, May 30th, 2018, 7pm

Diversity and Dollars (New York Rights Fair)
Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, NYC
Thursday, May 31st, 2018, 2pm

Launch & Convo for Bethany Morrow's MEM
Books Are Magic, 225 Smith Street, Brooklyn
Wednesday, June 13th, 2018, 7:30pm

Memoir Monday Reading
Powerhouse Arena, 28 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NYC
Monday, July 16th, 2018, 7pm

Launch & Convo for Ivelisse Rodriguez's LOVE WAR STORIES
Word Up Bookstore, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue, NYC
Thursday, July 19th, 2018, 6:30pm

Launch Party for EVERYDAY PEOPLE: THE COLOR OF LIFE
I, Too Arts Collective at Langston Hughes House
20 East 127th Street, East Harlem, NYC

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018, 7pm

Getting Started When You Just...Can't...Even
(Slice Literary Conference)

St. Francis College,180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn
Sunday, September 9th, 2018, 11:30am

Event for EVERYDAY PEOPLE: THE COLOR OF LIFE
(with Nana Brew-Hammond & Glendaliz Camacho)

Astoria Bookshop, 31-29 31st Street, Queens
Monday, September 10th, 2018, 7pm

Literary Death Match
Littlefield, 635 Sackett Street, Brooklyn, NY
Wednesday, September 12th, 2018, 8pm

New Visions of Masculinity
(Brooklyn Book Festival)

Borough Hall, Center Stage (Columbus Park), Brooklyn, NYC
Sunday, September 16th, 2018, 2pm

Event for EVERYDAY PEOPLE: THE COLOR OF LIFE
(with Jason Reynolds & Hasanthika Sirisena)

Solid State Books, 600F H Street NE, Washington, DC
Wednesday, September 26th, 2018, 7pm

Writer's Digest indieLAB
Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown, 36 East Fourth Street, Cincinnati, OH
Sunday, September 30th, 2018

Event for EVERYDAY PEOPLE: THE COLOR OF LIFE
(with Nana Brew-Hammond, Mitch Jackson, Dennis Norris II)

Greenlight Bookstore, 632 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
Monday, October 1st, 2018, 7:30pm

LitCrawl NYC (Dead Darlings: A Literary Revision Game)
Work Heights, 650 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn, NYC
Saturday, October 6th, 2018, 8pm

Event for EVERYDAY PEOPLE: THE COLOR OF LIFE
(with Dennis Norris II & Anastacia Renee)

Seattle Public Library (Central Library), 1000 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA
Monday, October 8th, 2018, 7pm

Broadside Reading Series
The Center for Book Arts, 28 West 27th Street, 3rd Fl., NYC
Friday, October 12th, 2018, 7pm

Freya Project Reading Series for Everyday People
Elsa Bar, 136 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Sunday, October 14th, 2018, 4pm

NYPL Art & Activism Panel
(with Tanwi Nandini Islam, Renée Watson, Ibi Zoboi)

NYPL Schwarzman Building, 476 5th Avenue
Monday, October 15th, 2018, 6:30pm

Event for EVERYDAY PEOPLE: THE COLOR OF LIFE
(with Alexander Chee & Nelly Rosario)

Mt. Holyoke College, 50 College Street (New York Room), South Hadley, MA
Tuesday, October 16th, 2018, 7pm

Wrexham Road Reading Series
Sarah Lawrence College, Wrexham House, 45 Wrexham Road, Bronxville, NY
Thursday, October 18th, 2018, 6:30pm