selected papers, lectures & readings

Reader for Richmond Poet Laureate Invitational Reading, May 3, City Hall, Richmond, California 2017

Author/reader for Richmond Anthology of Poetry readings, April 22 and May 26, Richmond Public Library, Richmond, California 2017

Poetry workshop leader and featured reader at “Write! Look! Listen!” Reading Series, University of California, Merced, February 3, 2017

Author/reader for Richmond Anthology of Poetry readings, December 10 and 15, Richmond, California 2016

Invited reader at “Resuscitation!,” Merced, October 8, 2016

Hosted multiple student, faculty, and visiting author readings and discussions, Holy Names University, 2014-2017

“Walt Whitman and Urban Poetics” guest lecture and talk, Holy Names University, March 17, 2015

Featured Reader at “Lines of Flight,” Merced, California: introductory reader John Ross, special appearance by Stephen Mayu Jr., live music and short experimental films between sets of poetry, February 7, 2010

Faculty Reading with Nick Valdez, Dawn Trook, Christopher Ramirez, Loren Qualls, John Hundley and Carol Ellis, University of California, Merced, October 8, 2009

Panel Chair and Co-proposer (with Raymond Hsu) of “Cosmopolitics: Location and the Arts in 19th and 20th Century U.S. Cultural Production” for the American Studies Association, Philadelphia, October 12, 2007

Speaker, “Publishing Narrative” panel of “Professional Survival day,” Mills College,  March 3, 2007

Speaker, San Francisco State University, “Interdisciplinary Research and Program Development,” March 1, 2007

Featured Reader with Public Interview, University of Southern California, February 21, 2007

Featured Reader with Public Interview, University of Alberta, February 8, 2007

The Windsor Series (Readings):  University of Windsor Literary Quickie September 23, 2005;  Phog November 8, 2005;  University of Windsor Literary Quickie November 11, 2005; University of Windsor CJAM radio live January 16, 2006; University of Windsor Literary Quickie February 14, 2006; University of Windsor CJAM radio live April 10, 2006

President’s Dissertation-Year Speaker in Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley: “Poetic Interrelations in American Urban Poetics” May 3, 2005

President’s Dissertation-Year Speaker at the Center for Ideas and Society, UC Riverside: “In the Strange Fields of this City:  Urban Poetic Interrelations” January 20, 2005

Speaker, the California State University, Maritime: “Poet, Editor and Publisher Anne F. Walker converses about The Role of Speech and Communication in the Literary Community,” November 10, 2004

Featured Reader with Public Interview, Department of English, Kent State, Stark, October 19 2004

Feature Performer for the Exit Magazine Spring Distribution event on the UC Berkeley Campus.  Event hosted by the Cal Slam Manager and National Champions Cal Poetry Slam Team coach Emily Kagan. The event was co-produced with Cal Queer Students of Color, April 27 2004

“Temporal dislocations in Urban Poetics” presented at the “Cities of the Mind” conference, The Department of English, University of Toronto, January 24 2004

Participant at Windsor Festival of the Book, including readings and talks at the University of Windsor, November 14-17 2003

“In The Mecca:  Gwendolyn Brooks’s Poetic Architecture” accepted for the 2003 Northeast Modern Language Association panel “Poetry and Space:  20th Century American Quest for Location,” Chaired by Elisabeth Joyce, 2003

“Remembering Something You Forgot” accepted by Deborah Bowen for the 2002 Northeast Modern Language Association panel on “Literary Representations of Toronto,” 2002

Speaker, “The Body Eclectic:  Navigating Public and Private Space” Louisiana State University, Louisiana, 1999

Speaker, “ON THE H ORIZON! bpNICHOL AFTER 10” Emily Carr College of Art & Design, Vancouver, British Columbia, 1998

“‘Civil Elegies’ In Hypermodern Toronto” accepted by Alice Palumbo, University of Toronto, for the “Inscribing the Canadian Urban Space” panel at the meeting of the Modern Language Association, 1997

Speaker, the University of Toronto, “Pregnant Poems and Small Press Publishing,” Fall 1994

Guest Poet through California Poets in the Schools, 1993

Performer:  Toronto, Vancouver, Berkeley, Oakland, LA, Fresno, Marin, San Francisco, Baton Rouge, Windsor, more specifically at:  UC Berkeley (Holloway Series, Faculty Club Writers’ Events, and The Bear’s Lair), University of Toronto, York University, Emily Carr College of Art & Design, Mills College, Barnes and Nobel, Cody’s, Black Oak Books, Borders Books and Music, Pacific Film Archive, Collected Thoughts, Fat Albert’s, Writers and Company, The Idler, Art Bar, IV Lounge Reading Series, Mama Bear’s, Old Wives’ Tales, The Poetry Center, Baton Rouge Art Gallery, and more, 1984 – present

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