Upcoming Events

Aug 2021

Route 1 Reads: Poetry
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm on Monday, August 2, 2021 at

Kim represents Washington, DC in this reading with other east coast authors selected for Route 1 Reads, an initiative of the Centers for the Book. Appearing with Tyree Daye (of NC), Michael Klein (RI), Kiki Petrosino (VA), Karun Kipur (MA), Julia Kasdorf (PA), and Adrienne Su (GA), each author will read from their “must-read books” which were selected to best “illuminate important aspects of their states or commonwealths.” Free admission; online. Pre-registration required.

OutWrite 2021 LGBT Book Festival
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at

Kim participates in the panel “Poets, Queerness, and What America Looks Like,” with Regie Cabico, Emily Holland, and Natalie E. Illum, moderated by Jona Colson. Virtual event, free admission.

Humanitini Panel: Poetry Animating LGBTQ+ Spaces
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at

Kim participates in a panel discussion moderated by Tyler French on “Poetry Animating LGBTQ+ Spaces” that will examine how contemporary poets are documenting, articulating, and complicating queer identity and experience. With Regie Cabico, Taylor Johnson, and Malik Thompson. Online; free admission. Sponsored by Humanities DC. ASL interpretation and live captioning provided. Registration required.


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 Fall of 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.

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 was a guest poet for the “Soul of the City” youth education program sponsored by HumanitiesDC.

Kim has recently been a guest lecturer at Johns Hopkins University, the George Washington University, the University of Maryland, and the DC Campus of Notre Dame University.

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).