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September 29, 2020:

Joining the Friends of the Libraries for the Pankake Poetry Series, poet Wang Ping will read from her latest book, My Name Is Immigrant, and relate her experiences while living, writing, and teaching poetry as an immigrant activist. The event is free and takes place online via Zoom at 4 p.m. CT. Click here to make your reservation to receive the Zoom link.

August 4, 2020:

Interview with David Fettig of KFAI (90.3 FM - Twin Cities) about My Name Is Immigrant for the Write On! Radio series, reading poems and discussing the book's origin, background, and development.

June 26, 2020:

The first remote "Fight The Tower" Book Talk on Zoom, COVID-19 and #BlackLivesMatter, featuring Wang Ping on Cost of Dissent, a preface from Kieu Linh Valverde, Wei Ming Dariotis on Reforming Academia, Kaozong Mouavangsou on Miseducation of History on Alliance and Coalition, and Sharon Deloso on Successful Cross-Racial Alliances. As women of color face injustice in the academy, Fight the Tower mobilizes and develops resources to assist our movement.

June 25, 2020:

Poetry & Planet on EarthTalk, "Born With Song: Wang Ping Spreads Art, Poetry & Kinship From The Mississippi To The Yangtze." "Deer Park" by Wang Wei is read by Wang Ping. "Rip Rap" by Gary Snyder is read by R. Michael Oliver. Musical excerpts from "Elements of Life" and "Earth Revisited" are written and performed by Reginald Cyntje, with vocals by Christie Dashiell. Aural interludes are by Douglas Harvey. The opening poetry chorus is voiced by Jomo K. Johnson, Dr. Michael Anthony Ingram, Marianne Szlyk, and R. Michael Oliver. Poetry & Planet is produced by Ethan Goffman. EarthTalk leverages the power of the media to help everyday people understand complex environmental issues, promote sustainability and live greener lives.

May 15, 2020:

Writing For Peace, W4P Friday Live Series Reading on Zoom, developing empathy and peaceful activism through creative writing.

May 1, 2020:

Charles Houston Community Writers spring guest series online, with support from the Edward Poetri Foundation, Liwa Onuag Entertainment, and AlexandriaVA.gov, also featuring Naiche Lizzette Parker.

April 14, 2020:

Fordham University online poetry reading.

February 28, 2020:

Returning to Breckenridge for the first time since 2016, The Moth Mainstage is the flagship program of the Public Radio Exchange show. This year's theme is “Leap of Faith,” also featuring stories from author, journalist and photographer Andrea Collier; Denver-based Alistair Bane; real estate broker Aaron Trompeter; and mountain guide and comedian Monte Montepare. Directed by executive producer Sarah Austin Jenness, with introductions by regular Moth StorySLAM host, author, poet and playwright Jon Goode.

February 14, 2020:

Poetry reading and talk at Interact Center in St. Paul, MN, whose mission is creating art in a spirit of radical inclusion that challenges perceptions of disability, expanding the meaning of “accessibility” beyond physical structures for artists with disabilities to explore the full spectrum of human potential, and pushing boundaries of traditional art forms by including the unique perceptions of artists and audiences.

February 5, 2020:

Presented by Mesa Arts Center as part of the Performing Live Series, The Moth Mainstage is dedicated to the art of storytelling, told live and without notes, by people from all walks of life to standing room only crowds worldwide. This event's theme is “Leap of Faith”, featuring five wildly divergent raconteurs telling stories about loss and redemption. From losing sleep to finding your groove, these are tales about leaving things behind and rediscovering hidden paths, buried emotions, a sense of self. In doing so, what's lost becomes found.

November 25, 2019:

The American Association of University Women (AAUW - empowering women since 1881), reading, talk, and Kinship of Rivers prayer flag installation at the AAUW Minneapolis Branch.

November 20, 2019:

Panel discussion at Magers & Quinn Booksellers in Minneapolis, MN, free and open to the public, featuring John Freeman's latest work in addition to local writer-activists David Mura, Chris Martin, and Hawona Sullivan Janzen for a discussion about how we can redefine what it means to be a literary citizen.

October 29, 2019:

Poetry reading at SUNY Rochester, NY.

September 27, 2019:

Kinship of Rivers prayer flag installation at Cementland in St. Louis, MO, an incomplete public art exhibit on the 54-acre site of a former cement factory. Created by sculptor Bob Cassilly, who also created St. Louis' City Museum, it contains giant concrete sculptures and obsolete machinery, and was planned to have navigable waterways, among many other features.

September 5, 2019:

Kinship of Rivers prayer flag installation at Water Legacy awareness and protection event in Duluth, MN.

June 26, 2019:

Biennial ALSE Conference “Paradise on Fire” held at UC-Davis, CA, "7 Minutes To Make a Better World" panel discussion. Following a longstanding tradition, the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ALSE) gathers scholars and artists working in a diverse array of environmental humanities projects to explore the connections among storytelling, real and imagined landscapes, future-making, activism, environed spaces, differential exclusions, long histories, and the disaster-prone terrains of the Anthropocene.

May 12 - June 12, 2019:

Kinship of Rivers project travels to Lake Victoria, the source of the Nile, with prayer flag installations and poetry writing projects in local schools along the way, with destinations including Uhuru Peak, Mount Kilimanjaro; Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe; Chobe National Park, Botswana; St. Augustine University, Tanzania; Chishimba Falls, Bakhshan Village (Kasama), Luena Village (Mbala), Luwingu, and Mansa Munyunga Wetland in Zambia.

April 19, 2019:

Black Renaissance Noire Winter/Spring 2019 Launch (Volume 19.1) reading and reception at New York University, Institute of African American Affairs / Center for Black Visual Culture, also featuring Leonardo Drew, Paul Carter Harrison, Nancy Mercado, and Coreen Simpson, free and open to the public.

April 15, 2019:

Pace University in New York City reading and speaking event for Poets @ Pace series, featuring poets who inspire, captivate, and change the way we think about poetry, including Q&A and book signing, organized by Pace Poet-in-Residence Charles North, additionally featuring Jordan Davis.

March 30, 2019:

2019 Vanderbilt China Forum, "Reimagining the Possibilities of a Rising Nation," Chinese Literature & Education panel discussion and poetry reading, also featuring scholar and poet Eleanor Goodman (research associate at the Harvard Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies), exploring the experiences of physical displacement of immigrants and linguistic challenges in poetry translation, as well as the sociocultural implications of Chinese literature changing with globalization. Organized by Global China Connection (GCC), the Forum examines the relationship and recent conflicts between the U.S. and China, with the U.S. interpreted as the ruling power and China the rising power. Other event topics include politics and law, healthcare, entrepreneurship and technology, career development, feminist and social activism. GCC is a global network for university students and young professionals of all backgrounds looking to engage with China.

March 29-30, 2019:

Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) annual conference readings and panel discussion, Award Winner Series and Exophonic Writing in America. The AWP provides community, opportunities, ideas, news, and advocacy for writers and teachers of writing.

March 22, 2019:

Dedicated to the art of live storytelling, The Moth Mainstage returns to the Lincoln Center in New York City to celebrate the launch of its new book, Occasional Magic: True Stories About Defying the Impossible. Hosted by Dame Wilburn, additional storytellers include Kate Braestrup, Liel Leibovitz, Will Mackin, and others as they present tales of everyday marvels, chance encounters, and lightning-bolt revelations, sharing states of perplexity, quandaries, and challenges - and the moments of clarity and wonder that helped shed light on the path.

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