November 8: Gabriella Café, Salon. 6pm. In Conversation with Michelle Bitting.

October 27: Marble House Project, Art Seed: Open Studios and Reading, 2-5pm.

October 7: I-Park Foundation, Open Studios, 2-5 pm. Reading at 4pm.

August 1: Catamaran Literary Reader, Summer Issue Launch Reading, Bookshop Santa Cruz, 7pm.


January 15: Writers Resist Santa Cruz. 5-7pm. Reading with Ellen Bass, Gary Young, and others. Veterans' Memorial. Santa Cruz, CA

February 18: Friend-raiser for PLAYA residency. California College of the Arts, SF.  Artist talk with Becca Lawton and Deborah Ford

April 22: Women Writers Talk Environment. Earth Day reading with Lillian Howan, Becca Lawton, and others. Copperfield's, Santa Rosa, CA. 

September 14: Phren-z Issue 21 release reading, Bookshop Santa Cruz. With Danusha Laméris, Lisa Allen Ortiz, Ingrid Lariviere, Frances Hatfield. linked here.


October: Writers on the Verge. Litquake's Poetry Contest Winner (for "The Woman in the White Chador"). Makeout Room, San Francisco, CA.

September: Voices of the River. San Lorenzo Park in Santa Cruz, CA. Inaugural reading for Santa Cruz Poet Laureate, Robert Sward. 

July: Women writers on the environment. Pepperwood Preserve, Santa Rosa, CA. See link for info to attend.


Felix Kulpa Gallery, Santa Cruz Poets, December

Celebration of the Muse, March

Publication Highlights

"Windstorm." Poem forthcoming in In Plein Air, an anthology of place, published by Poetic License, 2017. 

"Irrigant." Poem in Comstock Review, 2017

"We Were Never the Same." Poem in "This Thing Called Life," special issue of Delaware Poetry Review dedicated to the Music and Spirit of Prince, Spring 2017.

"Unspent, Spent." Poem in Porter Gulch Review, 2016.

"The Color of the Bricks." Lyric Essay in Tupelo Quarterly, Spring 2015.  Finalist for Best of the Net, 2015. 

"Advice for a Dictionary." Poem in Squaw Valley Review Poetry Anthology. 2015. 

"The Edge." Poem in Catamaran Literary Reader. 2014.

Poems and prose anthologized in Love and Pomegranates: Artists and Wayfarers on Iran (2013) and Let Me Tell You Where I've Been: New Writing by Women of the Iranian Diaspora (2006). 


Current Activity

I was fortunate in spring 2017 and spring 2016 to be a resident in two very different Arts Centers: Playa Arts in the Oregon Outback, and Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. In both residencies I dove deep into new groups of poems and collaborating with artists in other disciplines. 


Interview on growing, creativity, and travel. Fall 2015.


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