Upcoming Events

Sep 2019

Art Omi Writers Reading + BBQ
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Art Omi Sculpture Park, Benenson Center

Kim participates in a group reading of international writers-in-residence at the Art Omi Sculpture Park. Reading followed by BBQ. Free admission.

Oct 2019

Art Omi Writers in NYC
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at Nuyorican Poets Cafe

Kim participates in a group reading of international writers-in-residence at Art Omi Sculpture Park. Free admission.

Mar 2020

2020 AWP Conference
All Day on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at Henry B. González Convention Center

The Associated Writers and Writing Programs’ Annual Conference will include a panel presentation, “New Engagements with Forgotten Writers,” featuring Kim with Olga García Echeverría, Julie R. Enszer, and Dan Vera. Fees charged; registration required.

“Contemporary re-interpretations and appreciations of older mentor poets play a crucial role in keeping the legacy of those writers alive and contextualizing them for a new generation of readers and writers. Four poet-editors explore their secret muses (Gloria Anzaldúa, Lynn Lonidier, tatiana de la tierra, and Georgia Douglas Johnson) and why the work of these obscure writers inspires their own work creatively and editorially.”


Kim teaches an ongoing Memoir Workshop at Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church in Bethesda, MD. There are no openings for new members at this time.

In 2019, she was a guest teacher at the DC campus of Notre Dame University and a visiting lecturer at Emory University. She gave presentations at the Stonewall National Museum in Florida and to members of the DC Preservation League.

Other Events

In May and June, Kim was the Festival Director for the Walt Whitman 200 Festival, a 12-day, city-wide celebration with 30 Community Partners and over 50 events, sponsored by Humanities DC. In 2019, she also served on the DC Poet Laureate Selection Committee, administered through the Mayor’s Office on Talent and Appointments; as a judge for the Arts Club of Washington 2019 Scholarship Competition in Poetry; and as a judge for the District Finals for the Poetry Out Loud Competition in DC.

Other highlights of the year: Kim was awarded a two-week Rose Library Research Fellowship from Emory University in Atlanta in April 2019. She has also been selected as the Alumni Writer-in-Residence at Art Omi, a sculpture park in Ghent, New York for 9 weeks, from September through mid-November 2019.

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