Upcoming Events

Aug 2017

Luna Parc Atelier
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Luna Parc

Kim gives a poetry reading as part of her artist residency at Luna Parc. Introduction by Jean LeBlanc. $10 suggested donation.

Reston Reading Series
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at Reston Used Book Shop

Kim reads from The Scientific Method, with Leona Sevick and Melanie Hatter. Hosted by Meredith Reynolds and Nathan Leslie. Free admission.

Sep 2017

Iota Series
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Iota Club and Cafe

The Iota Series 23rd Anniversary Reading, hosted by Miles David Moore. Kim participates along with a large group of other readers, including Nancy Naomi Carlson, Herb Guggenheim, Donald Illich, Luther Jett, Beth Konkoski, Maggie Rosen, Edna Small, ad J.D. Smith. Free admission.

Four Seasons Books
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Four Seasons Books

Kim and Sonja James read from their latest books of poetry. Free admission.

Oct 2017

Mariposa Poetry Retreat
All Day on Friday, October 6, 2017 at Capital Retreat Center

This year’s theme: “Tickling the Muse.” Workshops, keynote address, readings, one-on-one sessions. Welcoming reception with Michael Friend and Soul in Motion. Faculty for the 2017 retreat includes Kim, Yvette Neisser Moreno, and Maritza Rivera. Fees charged; some scholarships available. More information on registration coming soon!

Fall for the Book Festival
2:15 pm - 4:00 pm on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church

Kim reads with Molly McCully Brown, sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and Fall for the Book. Free admission.

Mar 2018

A Splendid Wake
2:00 am - 3:00 am on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at George Washington University, Gelman Library, Special Collections, 7th floor

Annual program of the Splendid Wake wiki, celebrating the history of DC poets from 1900 to the present. Speakers: Maritza Rivera and Truth Thomas on new short poetic forms (blackjack and the skinny); A.B. Spellman on jazz and bebop poetry; and Kim on Jazz Age and Harlem Renaissance-Era Poets of DC (speaking on the final chapter of her new book, A Literary History of D.C. from Francis Scott Key to Zora Neale Hurston). Followed by reception. Free admission.


Kim continues to teach a Memoir Workshop at Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church in Bethesda, MD. There are no openings for new members at this time.

Other Events

Kim will have two Artist Residencies in 2017, at the Unexpected Stage Company Artists Retreat in Bumpass, VA in April, and Luna Parc Atelier Foundation in Montague Township, NJ in August.

Kim served as a Poetry Out Loud judge at Banneker High School, a DC Public School, in February, and guest taught for the DC campus of Notre Dame University in March. She led a Harlem Renaissance in Washington walking tour for students from the Catholic University of America in April, and gave a reading and discussion for a private Poetry Salon group at the Arts Club of Washington in June.

Kim is available for presentations, readings, and literary walking tours. If you’d like to book her for your school, book club, alumni group, non-profit group or other group, please drop her a note (see contact page on this web site)!