Upcoming Appearances:



Saturday, February 24, 2007
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Fess Parker's DoubleTree Resort
633 East Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, California

Previous Speaking Engagements:

•  A Tribute to June Jordan, American Association of University Women - Laguna Beach Branch, Aliso Viejo, California, February 3, 2007

•  Lebanon Humanitarian Relief Fundraiser to Benefit the American University Hospital of Beirut Emergency Medical Fund, Irvine, California, August 27, 2006

•  Roads to You Tour: Celebration of One World concert with Zade and the International Musicians Assembly, Royce Hall, UCLA, California, June 6, 2006

•  Prologue and Epilogue: Arab Feminism Past and Present with May Hariri Aboutaam, Andrea Ali, Doris Bittar, Sandra Estafan, Simone Fattal, Kinda Hibrawi, Dima Hilal, Happy Hyder, Hiba Kalache, Kendall Karam, Aisha Mershani, Maysoon Salah, and Nada Shalaby, Blue Studio Gallery, San Francisco, California, May 6, 2006

•  Ululate Productions Reading with Elmaz Abi-Nader and Tony Khalife, Samba Brazilian Steakhouse - The Amazon Lounge, Fresno, California, April 20, 2006

•  Artists for Peace Week, Bren Events Center Berry Terrace, UC Irvine, February 13, 2006

•  Valley of Contemporary Poets' Anthology Reading, Ugly Mug Caffe, November 2005

•  RAWI 2005, Hunter College, New York City, May 2005

•  AWP 2005, Vancouver, British Columbia, March 2005

•  Portrait of a Bookstore w/ Chris Abani, October 2004

•  To All Relations: Sacred Moon Songs, Los Angeles, CA, July-August 2004

•  Claire De Lune, July 2004

•  "Peace & Reconciliation Concert," benefit for the Parent's Circle, at The Beth Shir Sholom Congregation, June 2004

•  OC Poetry Festival: Literary Slam, April 2004

•  AWP 2004, Chicago, Illinois, March 2004

•  ADC Banquet, Feb. 2004

•  Rapp Saloon, Feb. 2004

•  Words & Music Project, Oakland East Bay Symphony, Oakland, CA, Jan. 2004

•  2nd Poetry Series, Eagle Rock, Jan. 2004

•  Words & Music Project, Oakland East Bay Symphony, Oakland, CA, Sept 2003

•  Don Bustany, Middle East in Focus, KPFK, 90.7FM, Los Angeles, CA, Sept 2003

•  Poets for Peace Reading, Commemorating 9/11, Los Angeles, CA, Sept. 2003

•  Two Idiots Peddling Poetry reading, Ugly Mug Café, Orange, CA, Sept. 2003

•  Buddha Jam: Poets in the Garden at Elixir, Los Angeles, CA, Aug. 2003

•  Coffee Club's Thursday Night Poetry, Los Angeles, CA, Aug 2003

•  Coalition for World Peace, Axis of Culture featuring music, dance, poetry and information at Arts in Action, Los Angeles, CA, June 2003

•  Center for the Study of Political Graphics, Freedom Fries Follies: Celebrating the Arts of Dissent, Los Angeles, CA, May 2003

•  Japanese American National Museum , Speaking with Ancestors: Discovering Family Through the Written Word, Los Angeles, CA, May 2003

•  Freedom Summer: A Celebration of Courage in Memory of Rachel Corrie , with guests Cindy and Craig Corrie, Anaheim, CA, May 2003

•  KPFK Radio, 90.7 FM, Inspiration House, poetry reading to a shifting tapestry of instrumental music, May 2003

•  Panelist at Associated Writers' Program (AWP) Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD, Feb. 2003

•  Guest poet at Fundraiser for Everyone's Children, linking educators worldwide with Palestinian children under occupation, Los Angeles, CA, Jan. 2003

•  Guest poet at Autry Museum of Western Heritage, Another West: Poets from our Community, Los Angeles, CA, Dec. 2002

•  Festival of Rights, Festival of Lights for peace, unity and diversity , sponsored by the Pasadena Coalition for a Just Palestinian-Israeli peace, Pasadena, CA, Dec. 2002

•  Special guest poet at Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center , Poets for Peace: L.A. Poets Against the War, Los Angeles, CA, Nov 2002

•  Why Women/Why Words: The Ancient Root: Readings from the Poetry of Arab Women in New York, NY, Nov. 2002

•  Featured poet at the L.A. County Museum of Art, Readings of Remembrance , Southern California writers reflect on 9/11, Sept 2002

•  KPFK Radio, 90.7 FM, Inspiration House , poetry reading to a shifting tapestry of instrumental music, Aug 2002

•  Featured poet at World Stage, premiere literature and music performance gallery, Los Angeles, CA Aug 2002

•  Guest poet at first International Reading Series at Alexandria Library in Egypt, May 2002

•  KPFA Radio, 94.1 FM, Islam Today , poetry reading, April 2002

•  Guest poet, Balancing Civil Liberties & National Security , Japanese American Cultural Community Center, Los Angeles, Feb. 2002

•  Poetry reading at Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center , Los Angeles, CA, Nov. 2001

•  KXLU Radio, 88.9 FM, Echo in the Sense, Nov. 2001

•  UC Berkeley Poetry for the People Alumni Poetry Reading, Spring 2001

•  Guest poet at Affirmative Acts: A Tribute to June Jordan, Feb. 1999

•  Lunch Poems , featured poet in Robert Hass' weekly poetry series at UC Berkeley, 1997

•  KPFA Radio, 94.1 FM, Guest appearance with host June Jordan on Flashpoints, Oct. 96