Blessed is the Light
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at
Kim joins a virtual poetry reading, “Blessed in the Light: Poets Speak Out Against Fear & Hatred” celebrating America’s diverse religions, ethnicities, and races. Other readers include Ellen Cole, Teri Ellen Cross Davis, Barbara Goldberg, Edward Hirsch, Aviva Kushner, Reuben Jackson, Merrill Leffler, Jeffrey Levine, Olga Livshin, E. Ethelbert Miller, Yvette Neisser, Jean Nordhaus, Linda Pastan, Matthew Silverman, Myra Sklarew, Katherine Smith, Yermiyahu Ahron Taub, and Katherine E. Young. Free admission; advance registration required. Sponsored by Adat Shalom Synagogue, DC-ALT, and the Writer’s Center.
The Writer's Center
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at The Writer’s Center
Kim participates in a group poetry reading, “Hope Springs,” from the anthology 101 Jewish Poems for the Third Millennium. Other readers include Doritt Carroll, David Ebenbach, Robert L. Giron, Barbara Goldberg, Luther Jett, Helene Krauthamer, Merrill Leffler, Yvette Neisser, Jean Nordhaus, Linda Pastan, Michael Salcman, Mark Seigel, Myra Sklarew, Katherine Smith, and Pia Taavila-Borsheim. Hosted by co-editor Nancy Naomi Carlson. Free admission.
“Shakespeare’s Sisters: Say Her Name” is an 8-week virtual seminar and writing workshop for adults, exploring the poetry of Black women in America. Sponsored by the Folger Shakespeare Library, Kim co-teaches this class with Teri Ellen Cross Davis on Wednesdays from 4 to 6 pm starting October 7 and ending December 2, 2020. The exploration begins in the 18th century with the first published African American poet, Phillis Wheatley, moved through writers from the Civil War era, to the Jazz Age, and through to poets of our own day. These poets include Frances E.W. Harper, Anne Spencer, June Jordan, Ai, Lucille Clifton, Rita Dove, Toi Derricotte, Tracy K. Smith and others. Fees charged; pre-registration required. Spaced available for BIPOC participants on a sliding scale.
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 served as a guest lecturer at Johns Hopkins University, the George Washington University, and the DC Campus of Notre Dame University. Kim also served on the selection committees for the Poets Laureate of Fairfax County, and Arlington County, Virginia.
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)!