Panchgani Writers Retreat (Poetry, Nonfiction, and Yoga)
October 22-29, Panchgani, India

Book launch, Wet Silence (Featured Poet)
September 19, Studio Pause, Virginia

Radio interview with Heirloom Meals
September 16, NYC

Queens Literary Festival (Featured Poet)
August 2, LIC Bar



New York Poetry Festival (Featured Poet)
July 25, Governor’s Island

Queens Book Festival
June 20, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Queens, NY

Astoria Bookshop (Featured Nonfiction Reader)
June 18, Astoria, New York

St. Mark’s Bookstore (Featured Poet)
May 26, New York, NY

Armenian Poetry Project (Featured Poet)
April 21, Manhattan, NY

Evergreen State College (Featured Poet)
March 25, San Jose, CA

Brownstone Poets (Featured Poet)
March 7, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY

Inquiring Minds Bookstore (Featured Fiction Reading)
February 27, Saugerties, NY

Astoria Bookshop (Poetry and Nonfiction Reading)
January 8, Astoria Bookstore, NY


POP-up Bookstore (Poetry and Nonfiction Reading)
November 13, Kew Gardens, NY

REZ Reading Series (Featured Poetry and Nonfiction Reader)
September 18, Queens, NY

Queens College (Poetry and Nonfiction Reading)
June 30, Queens, NY

Queens Council on the Arts (Poetry Reading)
June 27, Astoria, NY

Atlas Reading Series (Featured Prose Reader)
June 26, Queens, NY

May 30, New York, NY

Atlas Reading Series (Featured Poet)
May 22, Queens, NY

Edgartown Library (Poetry Reading)
May 07, Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Sunday Salon (Featured Poet)
April 27, Manhattan, NY

Queens Literary Arts (Featured Poet)
April 12, La Guardia Community College, NY

Global Art Project (Featured Poet)
April 2, Queens, NY

Studio PAUSE (Featured Poet and Prose Reader)
March 22, Arlington, VA

Boundless Tales (Featured Author and Host)

March 20, Astoria, NY

Studio PAUSE (Featured Poet and Prose Reader)
February 27, Arlington, VA

Dr. Karen Sherman (Radio Interview)
February 25

Columbia University (Poetry Reading)
February 22, Manhattan, NY

Brownstone Poets (Featured Poet)
February 18, Brooklyn, NY

COFFEED Pop Up Art & Shop (Featured Poet)
February 13, Long Island City, NY

Writers Kaboodle Interview (Featured Writer)
February 6, Twitter

Promoted Campaign for Writers Kaboodle (Featured Author)
January 9


Courage to Change (Radio Interview)
December 29, NY

Literary Mischief with Slash Coleman
November 26, New York, NY

Writers Kaboodle (Featured Author)
November 21, Facebook and Twitter

Poet Laureate Festival
November 9, New York, NY

Kew Gardens Empty Bowls Event (Featured Poet)
October 20, Kew Gardens, NY

Pune Literary Festival (Poet, Nonfiction, and Fiction Reader)
September 20-22, Pune, India

Oak Bluffs Library (Poetry Reading)
September 12, Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Musical soirée and benefit for ArtWorks for Freedom
August 10, Washington, DC

The Freed Library
July 2, Houston

Palmetto House in Telfair
June 30, Sugar Land, TX

Sweetwater Country Club
June 30, Sugar Land, TX

The Book Nook
June 29, Sugar Land, TX

Jackson Heights Festival (Poet)
June 22, Jackson Heights, NY

Oh, Bernice! Reading Series (Featured Poet)
May 18, Sunnyside, NY

Cornelia Street Cafe Reading (Featured Poet and Nonfiction Reader)
April 19, New York, NY

2013 Immigrant Heritage Awards (Featured Poet)
April 15, Elmhurst, NY

Book Launch, No Ocean Here
April 6, Brooklyn, NY

SubDrift NYC (Poet)
March 29, Brooklyn, NY

Writerskaboodle, (Featured Poet and Author Interview)
March 21, Twitter

Honey & Poison (Featured Poet and Nonfiction Reader)
March 21, Brooklyn, NY

KAVIhouse – Radio Station (Featured Poet)
March 19, Long Island City, NY

AWP (Poet and Exhibitor)
March Boston, MA

Yippie Museum Cafe (Featured Poet)
March 2, Manhattan, NY

Boundless Tales Reading Series (Featured Non-Fiction Reader and Poet)
February 21, Astoria, NY

FIRESIDE Reading & Live Writing
January 27, Long Island City, NY

January 8, Forest Hills, NY

Jackson Heights Poetry Festival (Featured Poet)
January 8, Jackson Heights, NY

Queens Council on the Arts (Speaker at PLC Orientation Meeting)
January 7, Astoria, NY


Ozone Park Journal Winter Issue Launch (Featured Poet)
Friday, December 21, Sunnyside, NY

November 9, London, UK

Writer’s Workshop & Book Signing (Mouth Full)
November 8, London, UK

Book Launch–Mouth Full
November 3, London, UK



Connecticut Reading (Featured Poet, 1-4 p.m.)
October 13, Middletown, CT

October 2, Forest Hills, NY

Jefferson Market Library (Featured Poet)
August 15, NYC

SAWCC–Her Stories–Queens Museum of Art
August 11, Queens, NY

Greater Astoria Historical Society (Featured Fiction Reader)
June 30, Astoria, NY

Women’s Conference (Panelist)
June 24, Staten Island, NY

BookCourt(Featured Poet)
June 24th, Brooklyn, NY

Queens Art Express–BYOB Reading (Featured Poet)
June 17, Flushing, NY

Brooklyn Poetry Outreach at Barnes & Noble (Featured Poet)
May 31, New York, NY

Queens Library Mail a Book Services for the Homebound
May 1, Meadowbrook, NY

English Scholars Program Conference and Retreat Information(Featured non-fiction educator)
April 20, Hofstra University, NY

Immigrant Heritage Awards (Featured Poet)
April 16, Elmhurst Hospital Auditorium, NY

Boards & Beans (Featured Reader)
March 30, New York, NY

The Empty Bowl (Featured Poet)
March 18, Kew Gardens, NY

Garden School (Judge for Poetry Contest)
March 14, Jackson Heights, NY

Nomad’s Choir (Featured Poet)
March 10, New York, NY

Kundiman & Verlaine Reading Series (Featured Poet)
March 4, New York, NY

Bluestockings Bookstore, Café & Activist Center (Featured Poet)
February 21, New York, NY

Queens Library (Featured Poet)
February 17, New York, NY

Boundless Tales Reading Series (Featured Fiction Reader)
February 16, New York, NY

Hyderabad Literary Festival (Panelist)
January 16 – 18, Hyderabad, India


Kew Gardens Poetry Reading (Featured Poet)
November 5, Kew Gardens, NY

MAPLE GROVE CEMETERY–HOME weekend kick off (Featured Poet)
November 4, Kew Gardens, NY

Freedom Week (Book Launch and Featured Poet)
October 13, Brooklyn, NY

Martha’s Vineyard (Featured Fiction Reader)
September, Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Boundless Tales Reading Series (Featured Fiction Reader)
September 15, New York, NY

Forest Park Fair (Local Author)
September 10, New York, NY

St. Columbas (Judge for High School Debate)
August 26, New Delhi, India,

Benaras Hindu University (Featured Poet)
August 25, Varanasi, India

Benaras Hindu University (Featured Speaker–Talk on Gender Differences)
August 24, Varanasi, India

Jadavpur University (Featured Fiction Reader)
August 16, Kolkata, India

Humsafar Trust (Featured Fiction Reader)
August 14, Mumbai, India

Radio Mirchi,Radio Station (Featured Interview)
August 12, Mumbai, India

Landmark, Phoenix Mills (Featured Fiction Reader)
August 12, Mumbai, India

Landmark, Apex Plaza (Featured Fiction Reader)
August 10, Chennai, India

Landmark, Forum Mall (Featured Fiction Reader)
August 8, Bangalore, India

The AtticBook Launch
August 5, New Delhi, India

KGB Bar (Featured Fiction Reader)
July 29, New York, NY

INSTINC (Book Launch–Perfectly Untraditional)
July 24, Singapore

INSTINC (Featured Poet)
July 15, Singapore

Terraza Cafe (Featured Poet, Launch of Ozone Journal)
May 20, Elmhurst, NY

Mood (Featured Poet)
April 26, Kew Gardens, NY

Green Pavillion (Featured Poet)
March 30, Brooklyn, NY



New Bliss Cafe (Featured Fiction Reader)
March 27, Kew Gardens, NY




Garden School (Judge for Poetry Contest)
February 11, Jackson Heights, NY

Brownstone Poets (Featured Poet)
January 18, Brooklyn, NY

Jackson Heights Poetry Festival (Featured Poet)
January 4, Jackson Heights, NY




Song of India
December 05, Singapore

Tollygunge Club
December 04, Kolkatta, India

December 04, Kolkatta, India

St. Xavier’s College
November 29-30, Mumbai, India

Central Library
October 16, Illford (London), UK

St. Xavier’s College
September 16, Mumbai, India

BlogTalk Radio
September 13, New York, NY

August 27, New York, NY

VONA Lounge, University of San Francisco
June 25, San Francisco, CA

San Jose Public Library
June 18, San Jose, CA

April 10, Herdade Da Marmeleira, Portugal


SALA Conference
December 26, Philadephia, PA

West Tisbury Library
October 15, Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Beckoning for Change
August 29, New York, NY

Kiva Cafe
August 6, New York, NY

Chili Poetry
July 16, Jackson Heights, NY

Terraza Cafe
July 7, Elmhurst, NY

Jackson Heights Poetry Festival
June 18-20, Jackson Heights, NY

Poetry & Chili Meet
June 17, Jackson Heights, NY

Kriti Festival
June 11-14, Chicago, IL

SAWCC 6th Annual Literary Festival
March 6-7, New York, NY


November 7, New York, NY