Below are my upcoming (and past) speaking events. Please contact me via the contact page for more information on speaking; I typically respond within 24-48 hours. Check back for updates–more coming soon!
Spoken Word Poem
The Honor Summit (August 5, 2023) – Chicago, IL
Sharing an original spoken word poem that I wrote specifically for the AAPI community.
Spoken Word Poem
AACC – Asian American Collaborative Gathering (June 12-14, 2023) – Chicago, IL
Shared an original spoken word poem that I wrote specifically for this event of Asian American leaders from around the country.
Diversity in Your Team: The Why and How
She Leads Church (March 15-16, 2023) – FREE for 2 days
Here’s the website to join the online summit for FREE for two days: https://www.sheleadschurch.com/
If you wish to buy a personal all-access pass valid for six months, click here (note: this is an affiliate link–I do receive a percentage for passes bought with my affiliate link): https://www.sheleadschurch.com/a/2147527225/VfwEAcoL
Write-On Door County Writing Residency (February 19-March 5) Door County, WI
Workshop leader: Found Poetry (March 4, 2023) – Write on, Door County, WI
Find and create poems anywhere! In this session, we will create our own found poems as a way of jumpstarting creativity and inspiring us to use language in fresh ways, using everyday sources. Poetry is everywhere!
*I am honored to spend two weeks as a writing resident at the Write On Writing Center in Door County during these two weeks.*
Redbud Writers Guild Retreat (November 2022) – Chicago, IL
Breakout Session Speaker: “Diversity, Demographics, and Audience”
In this session, we will review several U.S. demographic changes and trends which indicate how audience and readership will be changing in the years ahead.
The Mudroom Blog-Podcast Guest (March 2022) – Podcast Guest
Honored to be a guest for The Mudroom Podcast, titled “Thorns of Belonging”.
Becoming Conference (2021) – Milwaukee, WI
Breakout Session Speaker: “Creativity and the Writing Life”
In this session, I discussed the creative and writing life and shared ideas for adding creativity to our lives.
Breathe Writers Conference (online, 2020) – Grand Rapids, MI
Breakout Session Speaker: “Writing from Exile: Finding Hope Amidst Hardship”
This session reviewed poets who wrote from places of hardship and exile to help us gain perspective and motivation for writing from our own places of hardship.
Breathe Writers Conference (2019) – Grand Rapids, MI
Breakout Session Speaker: “Centering Color and Culture in our Writing”
In this session, I discussed stereotypes, tokenism, beta readers, culture, and other topics to consider when writing about people of color in our writing projects.
Redbud Writers Guild Conference and Retreat (2019)
Speaker Breakout Session Co-Leader: “Centering Color, Race and Culture in our Writing” Session
In this session, we shared tips and ideas on how to write about race, culture, and marginalized voices with sensitivity.