Upcoming Events

Jan 2023

Arts Club of Washington poetry workshops
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Tuesday, January 31, 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. Presented as part of the Arts Club of Washington’s 2023 LGBTQ+ Poets in Residence program; sponsored by the DC Commission on the Arts. Free admission; pre-registration required.

The Arts Club of Washington is an accessible space. Participants will be asked to wear masks (masks provided for those without). No prior poetry writing experience is required. Offered on a first-come basis to queer writers and their allies. Limited to 20 participants. This is the first of the Club’s monthly free public poetry events through June.

Feb 2023

Bay to Ocean Faculty Reading
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm on Thursday, February 2, 2023 at

Kim reads along with other workshop leaders and panelists in this preview event to the forthcoming Bay to Ocean Writer’s Conference. Other featured readers include: Catherine Carter, Kris Faatz, Andrea J. Johnson, David P. Kozinski, Brent Lewis, K. McCoy, Nancy Mitchell, Gregg H. Mosson, Randon Billings Noble, Laura J. Oliver, Lara Payne, Amy Schisler, Lynn Schmidt, Russ VanWestervelt. Sponsored by the Eastern Shore Writers’ Association and hosted by Tara Elliott and Kenton Kilgore. Virtual; free admission; pre-registration required.

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.” Part of a day-long series of events, including workshops in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, publishing, issues of craft, and a lunchtime keynote speaker. Sponsored by the Eastern Shore Writers Association. Fees charged; pre-registration required.

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.

Arts Club Pride Reading
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm on Thursday, June 15, 2023 at Arts Club of Washington

Kim reads with Sunu P. Chandy, Tanya Olson, Malik Thompson, and Dan Vera. Free admission.

Fairfax Poetry in the Parks
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm on Saturday, June 24, 2023 at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park

The Fairfax County Poet Laureate’s reading series continues in June with a reading for National LGBTQ+ Pride Month, featuring Kim reading alongside Sunu P. Chandy, Holly Morgan Mason, and Malik Thompson. Hosted by Danielle Badra. 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.

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).