Upcoming Events

May 2021

Literary Hill BookFest
11:00 am - 11:45 am on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at

Kim participates in an online author’s panel, “Finding Literary Inspiration in and Around Washington, DC,” talking about her anthology By Broad Potomac’s Shore. Her co-panelists are: Melanie Choukas-Bradley, JoAnn Hill, E. Ethelbert Miller, Garrett Peck, Elizabeth Purcell, and Cindy Vasko, moderated by Tim Krepp. Part of an all-day, virtual celebration of writers and writing from the Capital Hill neighborhood of Washington, DC. Admission is free.

Gaithersburg Book Festival
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at

Kim participates in a panel on social justice and poetry, in a pre-recorded book talk and reading from her anthology, By Broad Potomac’s Shore: Great Poems from the Early Days of Our Nation’s Capital, followed by a live online Q&A. The panel also features Tara Campbell, author of Political AF: A Rage Collection, and Joseph Ross, author of Raising King; discussion moderated by E. Ethelbert Miller. Free admission; view on YouTube.

Creative Q&A Panel
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm on Friday, May 14, 2021 at

Kim participates in a live panel, fielding questions about issues of craft and how to get a career started in writing. Panelists switch out in 15 minute increments from noon to 4pm; other panelists include Patricia Valdata, Laura Shovan, Christine Stewart, Tracey Garner, Brandy M. Miller, Jessica Case, Suzanne Pollak. Sponsored by the “And I Thought” Ladies. Free admission; advance registration required.

Jun 2021

Poets & Writers International Studio
11:00 am - 12:00 pm on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at

Kim participates in an online international reading series moderated by Sudeep Sen and Indran Amirthanayagam. Other readers TBA. Free online; view on YouTube.

Cultivating Voices Live Poetry
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm on Sunday, June 20, 2021 at

Kim reads poems about slavery, the abolitionist movement, the Civil War, and Reconstruction, in a special Juneteenth edition of the popular Cultivating Voices reading series. Kim will highlight authors included in her anthology By Broad Potomac’s Shore: Great Poems from the Early Days of Our Nation’s Capital, in a moderated conversation with Sandra Yannone. Free admission; view online; more information to come.

Capturing Fire International Queer Poetry Summit and Slam
All Day on Friday, June 25, 2021 at Arts Club of Washington

Kim will be a featured reader in the 2020 festival. More details to come!


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 April 2021, Kim met with book groups at the DC Public Library‘s Georgetown branch, and at the Bernice Fontenau Senior Wellness Center in Washington, DC. In the summer of 2021, she will be a guest poet for the “Soul of the City” youth education program sponsored by HumanitiesDC.

In 2020, Kim co-taught “Shakespeare’s Sisters: Say Her Name” with Teri Cross Davis, an 8-week virtual seminar and writing workshop for adults, exploring the poetry of Black women in America, sponsored by the Folger Shakespeare Library. 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)!