Pre-Show Talk: Manual Cinema's No Blue Memories
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm on Friday, January 24, 2020 at Strathmore Hall, Music Center
“No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks” combines shadow puppets, silhouetted actors, and live music to tell the life of the first African American writer to win the Pulitzer Prize. The pre-show lecture and reading, “We are Each Other’s Harvest: A Gathering of Poets,” is free to ticket holders (but pre-registration is required as seating is limited). Kim discusses how Gwendolyn Brooks, May Miller, and Georgia Douglas Johnson nourished a vibrant community of poets. Then, Dwayne B of Spit Dat hosts a poetry reading featuring Morgan Butler, Brandon Douglas, and Marjan Naderi. Pre-show runs from 6:30 to 7:30; main event starts at 8:00 pm. Admission fee for both: $40 ($35 in advance).
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.”
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at Columbia Art Center
Kim reads new poems, along with Christine Lincoln. Hosted by Linda Joy Burke. Free admission.
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 2020, she will serve as a guest teacher at the DC campus of Notre Dame University.
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)!