Upcoming Events

Jan 2018

DiVerse Gaithersburg
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Gaithersburg Library

Kim reads poetry with Sunil Freeman and Luther Jett. Hosted by Lucinda Marshall. Free admission.

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.


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 was awarded 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)!