Upcoming Events

Mar 2018

A Splendid Wake
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 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.

Apr 2018

Split This Rock Poetry Festival
All Day on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at

For this biannual festival in Washington, DC, Kim leads a walking tour, “The Rise of DC’s Black Intelligentsia: Paul Laurence Dunbar and Alice Dunbar-Nelson in LeDroit Park.” The festival also includes readings, panels, roundtable sessions, and a book fair. Fees charged. Full schedule still to be announced.

May 2018

Literary Hill Book Fest
11:00 am - 3:00 pm on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Eastern Market, North Hall

Kim will be signing books in the Poet’s Corner, along with several other poets who live or work on Capital Hill. This annual festival features over 40 individual authors, plus more than a dozen book sellers, libraries, publishers, and other exhibitors. Followed by a poetry reading and open mic across the street at Tunnicliff’s Tavern, beginning at 3:00 pm. Free admission.

Gaithersburg Book Festival
All Day on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Gaithersburg Book Festival

Kim is a featured author of this year’s festival, discussing and signing copies of A Literary Guide to Washington, DC. More details to come!

Jun 2018

DiVerse Gaithersburg Series
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Gaithersburg Library

Kim reads along with Camisha Jones and one other poet TBA. Hosted by Lucinda Marshall. 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. From January through March 2018, Kim will co-teach “Shakespeare’s Sisters” with Teri Cross Davis, a seminar for high school students at the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Other Events

Kim serves again in January 2018 as a judge for the annual Scholastic Writing Awards for the State of Delaware. She will be a visiting writer at the Center for Jewish Civilization at Georgetown University in February. Kim has been awarded a month-long fellowship at Art OMI, an artist colony in Ghent, NY, in October 2018.

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 organization or other group, please drop her a note (see contact page on this web site)!