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
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
"Windstorm." Poem forthcoming in In Plein Air, an anthology of place, published by Poetic License, 2017.
"Irrigant." Poem in Comstock Review, 2017
"Unspent, Spent." Poem in Porter Gulch Review, 2016.
"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).
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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