Events

Upcoming Events

Jan 2023

Arts Club of Washington workshop series
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at Arts Club of Washington

Kim leads “They Walk on the Sea: Personification and Gender.” In this workshop, participants will look at some of the complex ways that gender operates as they create a voice for an inanimate object or abstract concept. This is the first in a series of five free poetry workshops, led by a slate of five LGBTQ+ writers-in-residence.

For a six-month period beginning in January 2023, the Arts Club is host to five poets: Kim, Malik Thompson, Tanya Olson, Dan Vera, and Sunu P. Chandy. As part of their residency, each month from January through May, a different poet will offer an in-person class that allows the public to focus on an aspect of poetic inspiration. Participants will read and discuss selected poems, then write the draft of a poem in response. No prior poetry writing experience is required. Free admission, but pre-registration is required. Stay tuned! More information on how to register coming soon!

Works in Progress
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital

What’s your story? The Folger Shakespeare Library’s Works in Progress is a series of workshops and conversations in playwriting, poetry, and songwriting, open to all, especially for those at the beginning of their creative journeys. Kim will teach the poetry workshops with Teri Ellen Cross Davis. We will look at sonnets–the enduring appeal of Shakespeare’s sonnets, the rich history of the form, and how contemporary American poets continue to play with the sonnet tradition to create something new. Select either the in-person workshop on Jan. 27, or virtual workshop on Jan. 25. Panel discussion with all workshop leaders on Jan. 24, and showcase of participants’ works on Jan. 29 also included. Fees charged; pre-registration required.

Feb 2023

Mondays at the Museum
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm on Monday, February 13, 2023 at

Kim talks about early DC poets from her anthology By Broad Potomac’s Shore, in conjunction with the visual art exhibition, “An Artist’s Washington.” Virtual; free admission; more information soon on how to log on. Sponsored by the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection at The George Washington University Museum.

Mar 2023

2023 Bay to Ocean Conference
All Day on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at Chesapeake College

Kim leads a writing workshop, “Beyond Haiku: Writing Syllabic Poems.” Fees charged for day-long series of events; registration information coming soon. Sponsored by the Eastern Shore Writers Association.

Jun 2023

DiVerse Gaithersburg
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm on Thursday, June 1, 2023 at Casey Community Center

Kim reads with other LGBTQ+ poets TBA for National Pride Month. Followed by open mic. Hosted by Kristin Kowalski Ferragut. Free admission.

Teaching

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.

Recently, Kim participated in panel presentations at the Saints & Sinners Conference, 1455 Summer Literary Festival, and DC OutWrite 2022. She led literary walking tours for the Annual Conference of the Association of University Presses and the Smithsonian Associates. For the second time, Kim served on the selection committee for the Poet Laureate of Fairfax County, Virginia.

Upcoming events include guest lectures and literary walking tours for college classes at American University, Georgetown University, and the University of Maryland.

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