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Upcoming Invited Readings and Events:


Invited Readings and Events:

AWP 2024. Association of Writers & Writing Programs. “Norman Dubie: A Critical Legacy,” with David St. John, Cynthia Hogue, Dexter Booth, and Elizabyth Hiscox. Organized by Hugh Martin. Upcoming. February 2024. 


AWP 2024. Association of Writers & Writing Programs. “DIY Your Lit Mag: How to Build a Literary Magazine From the Ground Up,” with Steph Liberatore, Ander Monson, and NaBeela Washington. Upcoming. February 2024.

New Delta Review. Louisiana State University. MISEDUCATION Chapbook Launch Party by NDR. May 13, 2023. Online. Zoom.


Louisiana State University MFA Creative Writing Program. Delta Mouth Literary Festival, sponsored by The Southern ReviewApril 21-23, 2023. LSU Center for River Studies, featuring Dorothy Chan, Pritha Bhattacharyya, An Chang Joon, and Penda Smith. April 22, 2023.



Wisconsin Writers Association. Wisconsin Writers Association Celebrates National Poetry Month: A Reading and Q&A with Six Poets, with Rosebud Ben-Oni, Dorothy Chan, José Felipe Alvergue, Gustavo Barahona-López, Aja St. Germaine, and Rita Mookerjee. April 25, 2023. Online. Zoom.


Diode Editions Presents POETRY. AWP Offsite Reading, with Lee Ann Roripaugh, Teow Lim Goh, Joan Kwon Glass, Jared Harél, Sally Rose Kindred, Jane Satterfield, Eric Tran, Dorothy Chan, Huan He, Rosanna Young Oh, and Beyond the Frame Contributors. Thursday, March 9, 2023. C&P Coffee. 5612 California Avenue SW. Seattle, Washington.

Southern California Poetry Festival 2022. SoCal Literary Showcase: Moon Tide Press, Kundiman, Nightboat Books: Kelsey Bryan-Zwick, Ellen We're, Gustavo Hernandez, Kien Lam, Dorothy Chan, Cynthia Dewi Oka, Carlos Lara, Angel Dominguez, Jackie Wang. Saturday, November 9th. Beyond Baroque. Venice, CA. 


Wisconsin Writers Association. On Poetry and Food with Dorothy Chan. November 3rd. 7 PM CT. Zoom.


Nadine St. Louis Memorial Poetry Conversation 2022: Dorothy and Angie Trudell Vasquez, moderated by former Wisconsin Poet Laureate, Max Garland. Chippewa Valley Book Festival. Unitarian Universalist, Eau Claire Friday, October 21, 2022. 7:30 PM CT. Upcoming.


At Skylight: Taneum Bambrick presents Intimacies, Received with Dorothy Chan. Skylight Books, Los Angeles. September 28th 7:00 PM.


Polyphony Lit Q&A. Hosted by David Galloway, Polyphony Lit. Q&A session on editing with 56+ students, grades 9-12. July 20th, 2022. 8 PM EST. Zoom.


Open Mouth Literary Center. Editors’ Q&A with Dorothy Chan and Susan Nguyen, hosted by CD Eskilson. July 20th, 2022. 4:45 PM CT. Zoom. 


AWP 2022 Offsite Reading. Friday Poetry at Brickbat Books: Dorothy Chan, Benjamin Gucciardi, I.S. Jones, and Amanda Moore. Philadelphia, PA. March 25, 2022. 4 PM EST. 


QUOTIENT Book Launch with Felicia Zamora, Dorothy Chan, Anthony Cody, Yesenia Montilla, and Lynne Thompson. April 21, 2022. 7 PM EST. Zoom. 


Sunday Reading Series with Dorothy Chan, Diego Báez, an Erin Adair-Hodges. Hungry Brain, Chicago. Sunday, April 17th, 2022. 7:00 PM CT. 


Online Literary Journals: Founding and Curating Inclusive Spaces. Iowa City Poetry. Moderated by Jane Huffman, the panel includes Dorothy Chan, Alicia Wright, Rita Mookerjee, & Tyler Mills. April 14th, 2022. Zoom.

Diode Editions NIGHT SWIM Book Launch. Guest Reader. April 2nd, 2022. Zoom.

University of Michigan. Helen Zell Writers’ Program. Presentation and Q&A: “100 Ways to Edit a Poem, with Poetry Editor Dorothy Chan, Honey Literary Inc. January 21, 2022. Online

BABE Launch Reading. Diode Editions. Featuring Taneum Bambrick, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Alan Chazaro, Kendra DeColo, Antony Fangary, Justin Greene, Amorak Huey, I.S. Jones, Nabila Lovelace, Rita Mookerjee, Joshua Nguyen, Stephanie Niu, Zeeshan Khan Pathan, Ricky Ray, Jessica Q. Stark, Avni Vyas, Jane Wong, and Dorothy Chan. December 9, 2021. Zoom Livestream. Online.


Echoes & Visions Reading Series. Presents a (virual) evening with poet Dorothy Chan. Wor-Wic Community College. Salisbury, Maryland. November 4, 2021. Zoom. Online.


Piedmont University College of Arts & Sciences. Fall 2021 Reading Series in the Humanities. Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art. September 16, 2021. Zoom. Online.

Nomadic Press. Get Lit. July 20, 2021. Zoom. Online.


WAY OUT, a virtual reading hosted by Honey LiteraryHooligan Mag, and Split Lip Magazine. Featuring K-Ming Chang, Belinda Munyeza, Imani Davis, Dorothy Chan, Joshua Nguyen, Michael Chang, Sofia Fey, and Rita Mookerjee, with Khalisa Rae as MC. June 25, 2021. Zoom. Online.


Chinese American Citizens Alliance. Metal upon Heart upon Glint: An Asian American Poetry Reading and Conversation with Jane Wong, Dorothy Chan, and W. Todd Kaneko. May 16, 2021. Elliot Bay Books. Zoom. Online.


Something Ordinary. Pisces Party. Featuring Alan Chazaro, Antony Fangary, Christine No, Dorothy Chan, Kevin Dublin, Lucie Pereira, Pablo Bicchieri, Preeti Vngani, Rita Mookerjee, sam sax, Sydney Vogl, and Taneum Bambrick. March 12, 2021. Zoom. Online.


Pleiades Visiting Writers Event with Ashley M. Jones, Dorothy Chan, and F. Douglas Brown. University of Central Missouri. Hosted by Erin Adair-Hodges and Jenny Molberg. February 25, 2021. Zoom. Online.  

The Adroit Journal, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and Passages North present “On Line, Off Site: A Virtual Reading” starring Dorothy Chan, Elaine Hsieh Chou, Roland Jackson, Willie Lee Kinard III, Leanna Petronella, and others. March 5, 2021. Zoom. Online.


The Watershed Reading Series. Arts + Literature Laboratory. Hosted by I.S. Jones. Readers: Ernest Ogunyemi, Kirwyn Sutherland, and Dorothy Chan. Madison WI. January 16, 2021. Zoom. Online. Watch here


Women Speak Poetry Reading. Created by Khalisa Rae and Gaia Rajan; hosted by K.B. Cagle. Readers: K-Ming Chang, Camoghne Felix, Mahogany Brown, Christina Im, Dorothy Chan, Yalitza Ferreras, Megan Fernandes, and Akosua Zah. January 9, 2021. Zoom. Online.


Words Together Worlds Apart: Sonnets. Hosted by Julia Dasbach, with Rosebud Ben-Oni, Jenny Browne, Dorothy Chan, Justin Greene, and Artress White. December 2, 2021. Zoom. Online.


Poetry Remix with Jihyun Yun, J. Bailey Hutchinson, Dorothy Chan, and Kelly Grace Thomas. November 21st, 2020. Zoom. Online. 


Something Ordinary. Hosted by Sydney Vogl and Paolo Bicchieri. November 13, 2020. Zoom. Online. 

A Reading by Rosebud Ben-Oni from 20 Atomic Sonnets with special guests Darrel Alejandro Holnes, Leslie Contreras Schwartz, Roberto Garcia, and Dorothy Chan. Hosted by Tyler Tsay and The Speakeasy Agency. October 10, 2020. Zoom. Online.


Drum Machine Editions. Protection Rituals Chapbook Launch, with Rita Mookerjee. Hosted by Erik Pedersen. October 2020. Zoom. Online. 

Revenge of the Asian Woman with Wisconsin Book Club. Hosted by Mariah Pfundheller. September 29, 2020. Zoom. Online.


Revenge of the Vantage: A Reading with Dorothy Chan and Taneum Bambrick. Hosted by Justin Greene. July 17, 2020. Zoom. Online. 


Sunday Reading Series. Chicago, IL. Fall 2020. NOTE: Rescheduled (date TBA) because of COVID-19. 


Lewis Reading Series. Lewis University English Department. Romeoville, IL. Fall 2020. NOTE: Rescheduled (date TBA) because of COVID-19. 


A Celebration of Spork Press Reading, with Dorothy Chan, David Welch, and Daniel Altenburg. New Orleans Poetry Festival. New Orleans, LA. April 2020. NOTE: Canceled because of COVID-19. 


Diode Editions AWP Offsite Reading. The Good Kind. San Antonio, TX. March 6, 2020. NOTE: Canceled because of COVID-19.


AWP 2020: Waxwing, Newfound and The Rupture. Hotel Havana. San Antonio, TX. March 4, 2020. NOTE: Canceled because of COVID-19. 


The Burning Plain Reading Series, Featuring Dorothy Chan, Brian Clifton, Vince Granata, and Amanda Yanowski. Golden Boy Coffee Co. Denton, TX. January 25, 2020. 


Pegasus Reading Series, Featuring Dorothy Chan, Brian Clifton, Vince Granata, and Amanda Yanowski. Deep Vellum Books. Dallas, TX. January 24, 2020. 

2019 C.D. Wright Women Writers Conferences. Poetics of Gender and Labor (Creative Writing) with Taneum Bambrick, Dorothy Chan, Jos Charles, Jenny Molberg, and Claire Meuschke. Conway, AR. November 9, 2019. 

Freund Reading Series. Philip Freund Prize for Excellence in Publication. Alumni Prize. Cornell University. Department of English. Ithaca, NY. November 14, 2019. Video of event here!

​2019 C.D. Wright Women Writers Conferences. Poetics of Gender and Labor (Creative Writing) with Taneum Bambrick, Jos Charles, Jenny Molberg, and Claire Meuschke. Conway, AR. November 9, 2019. 

Poetry Reading: Dorothy Chan, Christine Kanownik, and Joshua Bohnsack. City Lit Books. Chicago, IL. October 30, 2019. 6:30 PM.

Revenge of the Asian Woman Book Launch Party. Black Dog on the Square. Tallahassee  FL. April 18, 2019. 7 PM. 

Winter Poetry with Spork Press. Bryant Park Poetry Series. Kinokuniya Bookstore. New York, New York. April 16, 2019, 6:00-7:30 PM. Featuring: Dorothy Chan, Rae Gouirand, Paul Legault, and David Welch. Link to Bryant Park Poetry! 

Musicircus Florida: A Happening with 100 Performers. FSU Museum of Fine Arts. 530 W Call St. Directed by Stephen Montague. April 13, 2019, 6:00-8:02 PM. 

Little Corner Reading Finale! Feat. Excess Women. The Little Corner Poetry Series. Duke University. Durham, North Carolina. April 6, 2019.  Link to Duke English article! 

Be About It Press & Yes, Poetry/Operating System & Queen Mob's Teahouse. An AWP off-site reading. 853 N Prescott St. Portland, Oregon 97217. March 30, 2019. 7-11 PM.

Diode Editions Author Reading and Reception. AWP 2019 Offsite Reading. Featuring Dorothy Chan, Jehanne Dubrow, Paul Guest, Jared Harel, Randall Mann, Philip Metres, Simone Person, Emilia Philips, Ricky Tykal Ray, sam sax, and KC Trommer. Union/Pine. 525 SE Pine Street, Portland, Oregon 97214. Portland, Oregon. March 29, 2019. 6:30-9:30 PM. Link to this event on Facebook! 

AWP Reading: Spork Press and Future Tense Books. Featuring Dorothy Chan, David Welch, Daniel Altenburg, Monica Drake, Tatiana Rickman, Felicity Fenton, and others. Rose City Book Pub. Portland, Oregon. 10 PM.  

AWP 32 Poems / AGNI / Gulf Coast / Pleiades / Quarterly West. Featuring 

32 Poems: Malachi Black, Traci Brimhall, Leila Chatti, Randall Mann, and Marcus Wicker;  AGNI: William Archila, Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, Edgar Kunz, Natalie Shapero, and Maggie Smith; Gulf Coast: Gabrielle Bates, Tiana Clark, Amorak Huey, Diane Seuss, and Justin Wymer; Pleiades: Destiny Birdsong, F Douglas Brown, Tyler Mills, Susannah Nevison, and David Welch; Quarterly West: Kaveh Akbar, Dorothy Chan, Brandon Courtney, Luiza Flynn-Goodlett, and Carlos Price-Sanchez. The Slide Inn. Portland, Oregon. March 28, 2019. Upcoming. Link to this event on Facebook! 

Monster Mags of the Midwest. AWP Offsite Reading hosted by Ninth Letter, Mid-American Review, Cincinnati Review, and The Journal.  Featuring Dorothy Chan, Leila Chatti, Sarah Minor, Mark Wagenaar, Chelsea Wagenaar, and sam sax. Spare Room Restaurant and Lounge. Portland, Oregon. March 27, 2019. 6-8 PM. Upcoming. Link to this event on Facebook! 

Poetry Reading: Barbara Hamby and Dorothy Chan. Midtown Reader. Tallahassee, Florida. February 7, 2019.

ASU Stellar Alumni Reading. Memorial Union, Arizona State University. Tempe, Arizona. November 13, 2018. Link to this reading on Youtube! 

Second Annual Open Mouth Fall Poetry Festival. Open Mouth Reading Series. Dorothy Chan & Brody Parrish Craig. Walton Arts Center. Fayetteville, Arkansas. November 1, 2018. 

The Jerome Stern Distinguished Writers Series: Dorothy Chan and Alex Quinlan. The Bark. Florida State University. Tallahassee, Florida. July 10, 2018. 

Young Hong Kong. Cha Reading Series. Swing a Cat, Kowloon, Hong Kong. May 14, 2018. 7:00 PM. 

100 Thousand Poets for Change Residence Program Reading with Robert Priest and Dorothy Chan. Black Dog Café, Railroad Square Art Park, Tallahassee FL. April 4, 2018. 

New Delta Review and Bayou Magazine AWP 2018 offsite reading. Cowork Ybor, Tampa Florida. March 10, 2018. 7-9 PM. 


Split Infinitive: Split Lip Press Reading. AWP 2018 offsite reading. Fly Bar, Tampa Florida. March 9, 2018. 7-9 PM.


The Jerome Stern Distinguished Writers Series: Dorothy Chan and Rita Mookerjee. The Warehouse. Florida State University. Tallahassee, FL. 10-31-2017. 8:00 PM. 

100 Thousand Poets for Change. Railroad Square Art Park. Black Dog Cafe. Tallahassee, FL. 9-30-2017. 9:10 PM. 

Black Dog on the Square Chinatown Sonnets Reading and Launch Party. Tallahassee, FL. 7-6-2017.

621 Gallery + Black Dog Cafe present We Are Still Here: Post-Inauguration Readings. Railroad Square Art Park. Tallahassee, FL. 3-30-2017.


100 Thousand Poets for Change. Railroad Square Art Park. Tallahassee, FL. 9-25-2016.


The Jerome Stern Distinguished Writers Series: Dorothy Chan and Mat Wenzel. The Warehouse. Florida State University. Tallahassee, FL. 7-26-2016.


The Warehouse Reading Series: Dorothy Chan and Sean Towey.  Florida State University. Tallahassee, FL. 3-1-2016.


Phoenix Poetry Series. Phoenix, AZ. 2-27-2015.  


Inaugural Piper House Reading Series. Desert Nights Rising Stars Conference 2015. Tempe, AZ. 2-20-2015.


The MFA Graduate Student Reading Series. Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ. 10-16-2014. 


The MFA Graduate Student Reading Series. Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ. 10-24-2013.


The MFA Graduate Student Reading Series. Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ. 11-15-2012. 



Hosted Readings:

AWP 2019: The Southeast Review, New Delta Review, Redivider, and The Boiler offsite reading at The Big Legrowlski. Portland, Oregon. March 28, 2019, 6:30-9 PM. 

AWP 2018: The Southeast Review, Indiana Review, and The McNeese Review offsite reading at Four Green Fields, Tampa. March 8, 2018, 7 PM 

Salt Hill Journal and The Southeast Review AWP offsite reading at Madam’s Organ. Washington, D.C. 2-10-2017. 


AWP 2019: Teaching the Art of Imitation. Moderator: Geoff Bouvier; Panel Members: Dorothy Chan, Lee Ann Roripaugh, Anastacia Renee Tolbert, Alex Quinlan, and Geoff Bouvier. Portland, OR. March 2019. 

Poetry Celebrates. Bradley Reading Room. Florida State University Strozier Library. Organized and created by David Kirby. Participants: James Kimbrell, Michael Rothenberg, Yolanda Franklin, David Kirby, and Dorothy Chan. More information here

AWP 2018: Voice in the American Southeast: A David Kirby Tribute Panel. Event Organizer and Moderator: Dorothy Chan; Panel Members: Dorothy Chan, Alex Quinlan, MaryKatherine Callaway, and David Kirby.

Room 22, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor 

Thursday, March 8, 2018

4:30 pm to 5:45 pm


Since 2003, David Kirby has served as the Robert O. Lawson Distinguished Professor of English at Florida State University. He is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Florida Humanities Council. His collection, The House on Boulevard St., was a finalist for the National Book Award. This panel honors Kirby’s legacy as a poet, teacher, and champion of poetic voice. As a figure, he speaks to Florida and Louisiana cultures and to poets past and present. Kirby himself finishes the panel with a reading.

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