Upcoming Events

Feb 2019

Mondays at the Museum
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm on Monday, February 4, 2019 at George Washington University Museum, Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection

Kim gives a lunchtime talk and shows slides from A Literary Guide to Washington, DC, followed by Q&A and a book signing. Feel free to bring your lunch; coffee will be provided. Free admission.

Silver Spring Library
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Silver Spring Library

Kim shows slides and discusses A Literary Guide to Washington, followed by a Q & A and book signing. The Adult Author Series is sponsored by the Friends of the Silver Spring Library. Free admission.

Mar 2019

Bay to Ocean Writers Conference
All Day on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Chesapeake Community College

The 22nd annual Bay to Ocean Conference features a lineup of 30 different workshops and classes by poets, novelists, film writers, and other authors. Sponsored by the Eastern Shore Writers Association. Kim will teach a poetry workshop, “The Insectarium: Small Life Forms in Poetry,” and take part in two craft sessions: a panel of literary journal editors, moderated by Gregg Wilhelm; and a discussion on “Residencies and Fellowships” with Patricia Valdata. Fees charged; pre-registration required.

Apr 2019

Stonewall National Museum
5:30 pm on Sunday, April 21, 2019 at Stonewall National Museum & Archives

Kim discusses “Queer Poets and Writers of Our National Capital” with host Gregg Shapiro. Followed by book signing. Free admission.

May 2019

Paul Laurence Dunbar and Alice Dunbar-Nelson Walking Tour
10:00 am - 12:00 pm on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Plaza at the Shaw/Howard University Metro

“The Rise of DC’s Black Intelligentsia after Reconstruction,” a walking tour of LeDroit Park. This tour focuses on two remarkable writers who lived in Washington, DC in late 1890s to the early 1900s.  Paul Laurence Dunbar was the first African American poet to become nationally known.  His wife, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, is less well known, but she was also an accomplished writer of poetry, fiction, and journalism.  In addition, she taught high school, and was an activist for civil rights and women’s rights.  Both writers were in the first generation removed from slavery. This tour tells the story of their accomplishments, their unhappy marriage, and his early death.  It also provides context for their lives in DC, discussing the African American intelligentsia who were drawn to LeDroit Park and the surrounding Shaw neighborhood in the years between the end of the Civil War and World War I. Stops on the tour include the site of the Dunbars’ two DC homes, as well as the homes of eminent neighbors: Robert and Mary Church Terrell, Christian and Sara Fleetwood, James E. Walker, and Anna Julia Cooper.  Other sites include the Dunbar Theater in the Southern Aid Society Building, Howard Theater, and Lucy Diggs Slowe Hall. Limited to 30 participants. $45 fee. Advance registration required through Politics & Prose Bookstore Excursions.


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 2018, she was a visiting writer at the Center for Jewish Civilization at Georgetown University; and was a guest teacher at the DC campuses of Boston University and Notre Dame University.

From January through March 2019, Kim will co-teach “Shakespeare’s Sisters” with Teri Ellen Cross Davis, an after-school seminar for high school students from the greater DC region at the Folger Shakespeare Library. This free, ten-week course celebrates five centuries of poetry by women. Applications are now being accepted.

Other Events

Kim has been awarded a month-long fellowship at Art OMI, an artist colony in Ghent, NY, in October 2018. She has also been awarded a Rose Library Research Fellowship from Emory University in Atlanta, and will be a scholar-in-residence in April 2019.

Kim is available for presentations, readings, and literary walking tours, and is often asked 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)!