Fulbright Lectures/ Readings in the Philippines:
“Isang Bala(k) Ka Lang: Some Notes on the Anecdotal Writing Workshop.” April 27, 2017. Blaylock Hall, Benavides Building, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines.
Reading, “Banyuhay: Bagong Anyo, Bagong Buhay: Brushes with Words and Chords 2017. April 24, 2017. Thomas Aquinas Research Complex Auditorium, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines.
Fulbright Lecture, “Strangers in Our Own Art: A Craft Talk on Unknowns and Possibilities.” April 7, 2017. Edilberto and Edith Tiempo Creative Writing Center, American Resources Center, Robert and Metta Silliman Library, Silliman University, Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, Philippines.
Fulbright Lecture and Poetry Reading, “Strangers in Our Own Art: A Craft Talk on Unknowns and Possibilities.” March 31, 2017. Palma Hall, Pavillion 1207, University of the Philippines-Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines.
“The Possibilities: On the Art and Craft of Poetry.” 2017 Mid-Year Enrichment Conference for U.S. Fulbright Scholars in Southeast Asia. March 15, 2017. Makati Shangri-La Hotel, Makati City, Philippines.
Fulbright Senior Lecturer Award to Manila, Philippines (2017): hosted by the Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies at The Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas (UST). Founded in 1611, UST is the oldest extant university charter in the Philippines and in Asia.
Readings/ Craft Lectures/ Workshops:
Poetry Reading and Craft Lecture: MFA Reading Series, Murray State University, Curris Center, Barkley Room, Murray, Kentucky, January 8, 2017
Poetry Reading and Public Presentation: Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature, Hiram College, Hiram, OH, October 19-20, 2015
Poetry Reading, NiSource Gallery, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, IN, September 6, 2014
Poetry Reading/ Workshop, Kundiman Asian American Poetry Retreat, Rose Hill Campus, Fordham University, New York, NY, June 18-22, 2014
Poetry Reading, World Wide Word: You are Here, Biannual Writing Festival, St. Louis Community College at Meramec, St. Louis, Missouri, April 2, 2014
Poetry Reading, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA, March 27, 2014
Poetry Reading, Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards Ceremony, Ohio Theater, Cleveland, OH, September 12, 2013
Poetry Reading and Talk with Kazim Ali, Cleveland MOCA, Cleveland, OH, September 11, 2013
Poetry Reading/ Craft Lecture, College of Arts & Sciences Distinguished Visiting Writer, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, Spring Semester 2013
Poetry Reading, My Favorite Warlord Book Launch, Green Center for the Performing Arts, Thompson Recital Hall, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN, September 20, 2012
Poetry Reading, Brick Street Poetry, Inc., Eagle Creek Coffee Company, Zionsville, IN, October 4, 2012
Poetry Reading, Boxcar Books, Bloomington, IN, November 9, 2012
Keynote Address, Inaugural All-Class Asian American Reunion, Saint Ignatius College Preparatory, San Francisco, CA, October 29, 2011
Reading, Crossroads: Asian America/Asian Diaspora Across Disciplines, (a graduate studies conference) Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, September 25-26, 2009
Poetry Reading, The Visiting Writers Series, Reed College, Portland, OR, March 10, 2011
Poetry Reading/ Workshop: The 2010 Gathering of Writers: Unlock Your Voice, Poetry of Witness: A Workshop on Writing Political Poems, Marian University, Indianapolis, IN, October 23, 2010
Poetry Reading/ Craft Panel: 2009 Devil’s Kitchen Literary Festival, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, October 29-31, 2009
Poetry Reading, Maine Literary Festival, Camden Opera House, Camden, Maine, November 7, 2009
Poetry Reading, Miami University of Ohio’s Bicentennial Anniversary, Miami Writers Festival, November 12-13, 2009
Reading with Malena Mörling and Maurice Manning, Between Water and Song: New Poets for the Twenty-First Century Book Launch, Prindle Institute for Ethics, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN, April 14, 2009