April 24, St. Olaf College, 6:15 pm, Pause Lair, Buntrock Commons, Northfield, MN

April 13, Literary Witenss: Robert Bly and Friends, First Plymouth Congregational Church, 7 pm Minneapolis, MN

April 11, AWP Conference panel, 9 am, Minneapolis, MN

April 10, Loft Literary Center/AWP, 8:30 pm, Minneapolis, MN

March 31, North Hennepin Community College (MN)



December 4, Chonnam University/US Embassy, Gwangju, South Korea

November 20 - 22, ELLAK (English Language and Literature Association of Korea) Conference, featured poetry reading; Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea

September 19, Joyface Poetry and Art Collective, readings: Dobby Gibson, Sarah Fox, Ed Bok Lee, Matt Rasmussen, Minneapolis, 7 pm

June 1, Sub Text: a Bookstore, reading with Dan O'Brien,3 pm, St. Paul

May 10, University of Minnesota, Asian American Studies celebration, Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, 7- 9 pm

April 26, Graduate Student Conference, Mankato State University, “The World As I See It: Confluence and Dissidence Between Individual Perspectives and Communal Voices," -- Keynote address, 12 pm

April 10, Dayton's Bluff Book Club, St. Paul Library (Metropolitan State University Library), St. Pau, 6- 8 pm

March 19, Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN

February 19, American Swedish Institute, 6:30 pm

January 14 - April 26, "Metatranslations" Exhibit, American Swedish Institute



December 2, Club Book with Ed Bok Lee, Hennepin County Library - Southdale, 7001 York Ave. S., 7 - 9 pm, Edina, MN

October 5, WHEN A POET DIES: A TRIBUTE TO SEAMUS HEANEY. The University of St. Thomas Center for Irish Studies hosts a program in memory of the late Seamus Heaney.
Saturday, October 5, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Auditorium, Terence Murphy Hall (room TMH 260) , University’s Minneapolis campus, 1000 LaSalle Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

September 16, Known by Heart, with Sharon Chmielarz and Naomi Cohn, Hamline Midway Library, 7 pm, St. Paul, MN

August 2, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 7 pm, San Francisco, CA

July 31 - August 1, Augsburg College, MFA Summer Residency Festival

April 17, University of Minnesota, Pankake Poetry Series, Anderson Library, 4 pm (register online by April 10)

April 13, Sarah Lawrence Poetry Festival, 5 pm, Bronxeville, NY

April 11, Minneapolis Central Public Library/Co-Kisser Poetry Films, with Heid Erdrich, 6 - 7:45 pm

April 10, Anoka Ramsey Community College, Cambridge Campus, Cambridge, MN, 12 - 1:30 pm

April 8, St. Paul Academy, St. Paul, MN

April 6, Metropolitan State University, 7:30 pm

April 6, Normandale Community College, MnCUEW Conference Keynote address, 1 pm

March 19 - 24, UND Writers Conference, featuring Tony Kushner, Dorothy Allison, Richard Bausch, Nick Flynn, Mary Jo Bang, Ed Bok Lee, Gary Shtyengart, and Cherly Strayed, Grand Forks, ND

Febuary 22 - 23, Prairie Gate Literary Festival, U of M - Morris, MN


November 8, Wisdom Ways: Poetic Healing (TBA)

October 6, Co-Kisser Poetry-Film Festival (poetry film showing)

June 13, SubText: a bookstore (newly opened), Saint Paul, MN.

May 19, Poetry Conference at the Loft Literary Center (March 18 - 20), featuring Tracy K. Smith and Mark Doty. Registration required. Visit:

May 11, Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, 6666 East River Road, Fridley, MN w/Danielle Sosin, 7:30 pm

May 9, St. Paul's Espiscopal Church (sponsored by Birchbark Books), 1917 Logan Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55403, w/Bao Phi at 7 pm

May 1, Books on the Square, Providence, RI

May 1, Brown University, Providence, RI

April 13, Busboys & Poets, Washington DC

April 12, AAAS (Association of Asian American Studies Conference), Washington DC

April 11, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

April 10, Magers and Quinn Booksellers, Minneapolis

April 3, University of California, Berkeley, CA

March 31, Fresno City College, Fresno, CA

March 29, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA

March 5, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN

February 3, Carleton College, Northfield, MN

February 1, Fireside Reading series, 7 pm, St. Paul, Hamline Midway Branch -
at the Hamline Midway Branch Library, St. Paul

January 18, St. Olaf College, Northfiled, MN

Nov. 17, St. Cloud State University, Atwood Little Theater, Atwood Memorial Center (next to Copies Plus), St. Cloud, MN, 5 pm

Nov. 8, Whorled: Poetry and the Global Citizen - A talk with Ed Bok Lee and Maria Damon, U of MN, 4 pm

Oct. 25, Normandale Reading Series, Normandale Community College, -- w/Matthew Guenette, author of American Busboy (University of Akron), 9700 France Avenue South, Bloomington, MN (Room K0470 Kopp Student Center), 7 - 8 pm

Oct. 22, Moonstone Arts Center/Bookstore, 6:30 pm, Philadelphia, PA

Oct. 21, Family Style/Asian Arts Initiative, 7:30 pm, Philadelphia, PA

Oct. 19, Wisconsin Book Festival, 8pm, Madison, WI

Oct. 14, Hamline University, TBA, 7 pm

Oct. 13, ArtStart/Art Gallery reading series, 7 pm

Oct. 7, Asian American Writers Workshop
co-book party
w/Patrick Rosal, author Boneshepherds
7 pm, New York, NY

Sept. 24, Minneapolis Public Library
co-book party w/Bao Phi, author of Song I Sing
Hennepin County Library's Central Branch (Pohland Hall)
300 Nicollet Mall
8 pm w/afterparty at Nami, Minneapolis, MN

July 28, Ex Teresa Arte Actual, 8 pm, Mexico City, Mexico

June 19, MNSWA 10th Anniversary Celebration, 7 pm, Rarig Center, U of M

June 18, Wing Young Huie Third Space Gallery, 38th and Chicago, 8 pm, Minneapolis, MN

June 10 - 11, New York Mills Art Center, New York Mills, MN

April 29 - 30; University of Minnesota, Asian American Studies conference

April 15, Global Poetry, Metopolitan State University

April 12, College of St. Catherine

April 8, Augsburg College

March 25, MnCUEW Conference, Brooklyn Center, MN

March 19, Kate Kysar's Pretent the World book release lauch

March 3, Equillibrium Series (EQ) at the Loft, Minneapolis, 7 pm, w/Idris Goodwin, Guante, and Lisa Brimmer

February 21, Fresh and Classic, Black Dog Cafe, St. Paul 7 pm (w/Bao Phi, Juliana Hu Pegues, any many others...)


October 31, Southwest State Literary Festival, Sunday, closing ceremonies, 11 am, Marshall, MN

October 30, Wing Young Huie - The University Avenue Project (Closing Cabaret);1433 University Ave, St. Paul, MN, 5pm

April 23, GLOBAL POETRY FESTIVAL: Connecting Voices, Shaking Earth

w/2009 National Poetry Slam championship team members: Khary Jackson, Guante, Sierra DeMulder

Friday, April 23, 7 pm: Openers: Jonah Volheim, Brianna Miller, Louis Murphy + Feature Performance
8:30 pm: Open Poetry Slam - Judged by NPS Team

In celebration of National Poetry Month
Friday, April 23, 7 pm
Metropolitan State University
Founders Hall Auditorium
700 East 7th Street, St. Paul, MN (Free parking in street and in adjacent lot)

(Sign-up for the 8:30 pm slam is from 6 - 6:45 pm. Prizes to be announced.)

Co-sponsored by Metropolitan State University's Communication, Writing and the Arts Department, College of Arts and Sciences, Equal Employment and Diversity, Alumni Association, Muslim Student Organization, Student Senate, Student Activity Fees, and Women Empowered.

April 9, AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs) Conference, 4:30 - 5:45 pm, Rm. 205, Colorado Convenion Center, Denver, CO

February 10, University of Minnesota, Bell Auditorium


December 10, Center for Victims of Torture, fundraiser, St. Paul, MN 7 pm

Novmber 10, Tranracial Adoptee Film Festival, Oak Street Cinema, Mpls. 6 pm

October 10, 2009 Rain Taxi Book Fesival

July 12, 2009 ALA (American Library Association) Annual Conference. Readings by Sherman Alexie, Jane Hirshfield, Ed Bok Lee, etc. Chicago, IL

July 10, 2009 ALA (American Library Association) Annual Conference. Many Voices, One Nation Chicago, IL 6 - 9 pm, Friday, Palmer House Hotel (Chicago State Ballroom), $10

May 1, Loft Mentor Series reading along w/Sherrie Fernandez-Williams & Patrick Cabello Hansel, Loft, Mpls. 7 pm

April 3, Urban Griots Spoken Word Awards Celebration, @ Varsity Theater (Dinkytown), Mpls., 8 pm

April 1, Garrison Keillor's Common Good Books, Verse and Converse Series reading along with Anya Achtenberg and Tish Jones, 7 pm in Nina's Cafe, 651.225.8989, 165 Western Ave., Suite 14, (at Selby)., St. Paul, MN 55102

February 25, Gustavus Adolphus University, 7 pm, College Arboretum's Interpretive Center, St. Peter, MN

February 24, Tufts University, 7:30 pm, Sophia Gordon Mulipurpose Room (dinner served afterward), Boston, MA

February 11 - 14, AWP Conference, Chicago, IL (Panels: "Midwest Confidential" and "Water-Stone Review's 10th Anniversary")

January 29, reading with John Coy, Wing Young Huie, Patricia Crumbie, 7 pm, Loft, Mpls. Free


December 9, HECUA Writing for Social Change, 7 pm at the Loft, Mpls.

December 3, University of Minnesota

November 22, Equillibrium CD release party, 7 pm, Mpls.

November 13, New Rivers Press' 40th Anniversary Celebration, Loft Literary Center, 7pm, Mpls.

November 13, St. Cloud State University, 4:30 pm, St. Cloud, MN

October 21, "Call and Response": a panel discussion on the topic of poetry and politics, Black Dog Cafe, 7 pm, St. Paul, MN

October 13, Perpich Center for the Arts

September 12 - 13, Loft Poetry Festival w/Martin Espada, Linda Hogan, etc, a weekend of poets, workshops, performances & presentations

August 8, East Meets West Bookstore, 7:30 pm (open mic and feature); 934 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

June 6, National Asian American Theater Conference - GLOW, a new play by EBL, dir. Randy Reyes, Guthrie Theater, 1 pm - 2:30 pm, Cargill Room; 3 - 4:30 pm Poetry and Experimenal Theatre Panel, Minneapolis, MN

June 4, The Moe Green Poetry Hour, hosted by Rafael R.F. Alvarado, 4 pm Podcast, featuring Ed Bok Lee and others

May 8 & 15, Permanence Collection, co-written by Kira Oblensky and Ed Bok Lee, dir. Hayley Finn, @ Walker Art Center, 7pm and 8 pm, free, co-commissionend by the Walker Art Center and Playwrights' Center, Minneapolis, MN

April 30, University of Minnesota, Creative Writing Program, Bell Auditorium, 2:30 pm, Minneapolis, MN

April 23, Hamline University, St. Paul MN

April 18 - 7 pm


featuring Bao Phi, Robert Karimi, Lorena Duarte, and Sha Cage. Curated and Emcee'd by Ed Bok Lee. 7 - 8 pm.
A catered event, free and open to the public.

ICE Open Mic hosted by Tou Saiko Lee directly afterward (8:15 pm; sign-up by 6:35 pm).

In celebration of National Poetry Month.

@ Metropolitan State University
Founders Hall Auditorium
700 East 7th St.
St. Paul campus
St. Paul, MN


April 18, Rosemount High School

March 21, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

February 27, HECUA, Minneapolis, MN

February 26, University of Minnesota, Consortium for the Study of the Asias, reading w/David McCann (from Harvard University's East Asian Studies Dept), Sun Yung Shin (reading from "Skirt Full of Black" and other poems), and Ed Bok Lee (reading from RKP and new work), 7 pm, studio 100, Barbara Barker Center for Dance, U of Minnesota west bank. Free.

Sponsored by the Consortium for the Study of the Americas/Institute for Global Studies, U of MN

January 25, Osseo High School, MN


December 12, St. Maine Theater, Lanesboro, MN

November 26, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN

October 30, Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs, (reading for HECUA participants), St. Paul, MN

October 26, MoonLIT Bridge: A tribute celebrating literature, legacy, and the Loft Literary Center.
6:00 - 11:30 p.m. @ Nicollet Island Pavilion, 40 Power Street, Minneapolis, MN. Tributes and entertainment with headliner Billy Collins, former U.S. poet laureate; 10:00 – 12:00 Dancing under the full moon. Proceeds from Moon Lit Bridge will benefit the Loft’s Youth and Teen Programs, Writers’ Programs in the Schools, and Family Literacy Initiatives.

October 4, St. Olaf College, 7 pm @ Lion's Pause on campus, Northfield, MN

Septemer 23, Bids & Pieces: A playwright auction and instant play festival to benefit The Playwrights' Center, 6 pm registration and cocktails, 7 pm auction, 9 pm showtime; $36 RSVP 612.332.7481 ext. 10; @ The Alfred Pillsbury Mansion, 116 E. 22nd St., Minneapolis, MN

August 24, The Travelers Companies, Inc., St. Paul, MN

August 3 - 5, 2007 APIA Spoken Word and Poetry Summit, New York, NY

June 20 - July 20, Ragdale Foundation for the Arts, Lake Forest, IL

June 8, Cite Internationale des Art, 18 rue de l'Hotel de Ville 75180 Paris, Cedex 04, France 8 pm

May 11, Knox College, Galesburg, IL

April 28, Minnesota Council of Teachers' of English Conference, Brainard, MN

April 25, Anoka Ramsey Community College, MN

April 21, GLOW III, a new play (excerpt), for Divided: Contemporary Korean American Theater and Performance, co-sponsored by Still Presents Pasts, Mu Performing Arts, and The Loft, @ The Loft ( Mpls. MN

April 20, GLOW III, a new play (excerpt), for the New Eyes Festival at Mu Performing Arts:, Minneapolis, MN

April 19, for publication of "Where One Voice Ends Another Begins: 150 Years of Minnesota Poetry" ed. Robert Hedin, at Monkey See, Monkey Read, Northfield, MN, 7 pm

April 19, Normandale Community College, MN

April 18, Century College, MN

April 14, STILL PRESENT PASTS: a traveling art and multi-media exhibit
that explores the legacies of the Korean War. Events include brief poetry readings by Walter K. Lew, Sun Yung Shin, and Ed Bok Lee, Saturday April 14 @ Intermedia Arts - 2822 Lyndale Avenue S., Mpls. MN -

April 10, Univesity of California - Berkeley, CA

April 3, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

March 27, HECUA (Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs), Minneapolis, MN

March 24, West Egg Reading Series, w/Barrie Jean Borich, Patti Frazee, Su Smallen, Hamline University, Giddens 100E, St. Paul, MN 6 pm

March 17, APAGSO National Conference (Asian Pacific American Graduate Students Organization), University of Illinois - Chicago, IL

February 22, Perpich School for the Arts, MN

January 13, New York Mills Cultural Center, New York Mills, MN 8 pm

January 12, Village Emporium, Wadena. MN 7pm

December 19, Ma and Pa's Little Red Barn, Perham, MN 7:30 pm

December 12, Asian American Journalist Association gala, U of M Weisman Center, Mpls. MN 8 pm

October 28, Water~Stone Review Reading Celebration, Hamline University, Sundin Hall, St. Paul, MN, 7:30 pm

October 18, TEABAG
Feature Poetry Reading/Performance
Chinatown, New York, NY

October 16, PEN America, New York
Something to Declare: Celebrating Writers of Color
Where: Donnell Library Center: 20 West 53rd St., New York City, NY
What Time: 7 p.m. / Hosted by hosted by Elizabeth Nunez and Sonia Sanchez, and with readings by Russell Banks, Jessica Hagedorn, and Lili Taylor, this evening will recognize the accomplishments of the 2006 PEN/Beyond Margins Award winners: 

Richard Blanco, author of Directions to the Beach of the Dead
Andrew Lam, author of Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora
Ed Bok Lee, author of Real Karaoke People
Caryl Phillips, author of Dancing in the Dark
Jennifer Tseng, author of The Man With My Face

Presented by the PEN Open Book Committee and PEN Public Programs.


October 14, 6th Annual TWIN CITIES BOOK FESTIVAL -
presented by Rain Taxi
12:30 pm - "Star-Studded American Heritage SPELLING BEE"

* Fox 9 News Anchor Robyne Robinson * The Rake's Brad Zellar *
* City Pages' Paul Demko, * Pioneer Press' Matt Peiken *
* Star Tribune's Rohan Preston * cartoonist Zander Cannon *
* voice talent Susan Fuller * Project Runway's Katherine Gerdes *
* poets Ed Bok Lee, Stephen Burt, and Phoebe Hanson *
* authors Jim Klobuchar, Alicia Conroy, and Alison McGhee *

Minneapolis Community & Technical College, conveniently located in Downtown Minneapolis.

All contestants will receive a free copy of 100 Words to Make You Sound Smart, and the winner will receive the Fourth Edition of the American Heritage Dictionary. To get your name in the hat for a chance to join the fun, send us an email or stop by the Rain Taxi table at the Festival before the Bee to enter your name in the drawing! 12:30 pm in the Spruce Room.


Spectacular Authors * All-Day Exhibit * Used Book Fair * Children's Events * Book Arts Activities * Literary Magazines *

October 4, Interview w/Junot Diaz @ Hamline University, Giddens 100E, St. Paul Campus, Hewitt Avenue, 7:30 pm, St. Paul, MN
August 13, Guthrie Theater, McGuire Proscenium Stage, Minneapolis MN
August 1 - 31, Anderson Center Artists Residency, Redwing, MN
July 20, LitPAC
When: Thursday, July 20 – 7:30 pm
Where: The Kitty Cat Klub, 315 – 14th Ave. SE (Dinkytown) Minneapolis, MN 55414, 612-331-9800
Price: $15 - $25 sliding scale
Al Franken, author of The Truth (with jokes)
Sheila Heti, author of Ticknor
Ed Bok Lee, author of Real Karaoke People
Thisbe Nissen, author of Osprey Island
Stephen Burt, author of Parallel Play
and hosted by Stephen Elliott, author of Looking Forward To It
Purchase tickets online through Act Blue. Just print out your receipt and bring it to the door. Donate $50 or more to become an official sponsor and have your name read at the event. To volunteer or ask questions related to LitPAC Minneapolis. The proceeds from LitPac’s Minneapolis event will benefit the campaign of Coleen Rowley, running against conservative incumbent John Kline in Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District
July 8, Anderson Center, Redwing, MN (TBA)
June 10, Minneapolis MOSAIC - Many Worlds, One Night - Commissioned Spoken Word Event - Downtown at 7th Street and Hennepin Avenue; begins at 6:30 pm sharp - 7 pm; Outdoors and free to the public ( - Minneapolis, MN
May 27, Seoul Selection Bookstore, 4:30 pm, Seoul, South Korea
May 25, Korea University, 10:30 - 12 pm, Seoul, South Korea
May 20, PB&J - featuring Ed Bok Lee, @ Stereo club, Seoul, South Korea, 8:30 pm (for more info on PB&J visit: or email: for more info)
May 12, Treasure Hill Tea & Photo Gallery, Friday, 19:30PM to 21:30PM, Sitex Treasure Hill Tea + Photo Gallery - Garden, #6-1 / 37th Alley / 230 Lane / Section 3 / Ding-Zhou Road / Taipei / Taiwan co-sponsored by the Taipei Culture Bureau (Treasure Hill - recently written about in NY Times and filmed by Disocvery Channel's Lonely Planet) - Taipei, Taiwan, 7:30 pm
May 6, Loose-Leaf Poetry Series: Out on a Limb Reading Series (Heid Erdrich, Ed Bok Lee, Cindra Halm, Ayme Almendarez) 6 PM at Audubon Coffee, 2852 NE Johnson St., Mpls., MN (612.781.0427)
May 5, SPOUT Magazine reading: w/Desdamona, Jeff Skemp, Ed Bok Lee, members of the band Dander, Mike Gunther and his Restless Souls @ 331 Club, 331 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413 (Cross Street:Near intersection of 13th Ave NE and University Ave NE), (612) 623-3803, 8:30 pm
April 28, Minnesota Book Award Finalist authors read at Central Library, 7 pm, St. Paul, MN
April 28, MPR/NPR - Mid-Morning Show with Kerri Miller, 10 - 11 am (91.1 FM radio - Live call-in hour)
April 21, University of Minnesota - Conference on Diasporic Art, 3 - 6 pm, Nolte Center 120, Minneapolis MN

April 15, NYC Publication Party
Saturday, April 15, 2006, 7 pm
The Asian American Writers’ Workshop
16 West 32nd Street (between 5th and Bdwy), Suite 10A
New York, NY 10001

April 13, Southern Connecticut University, 7:30 pm New Haven, CT
April 11, Brown University, Morris' Fireside Lounge, 10 pm, Providence, RI
April 7, Magers & Quinn (Uptown Mpls.), readings by Juliet Patterson, Kathryn Kysar, and Ed Bok Lee, 7:30 pm Minneapolis, MN
April 6, Macalester College, Celebrating APA Month; @ Cultural House, 37 Macalester Street (gray
building on corner of Macalester Street and Grand Avenue), 7 pm, St. Paul, MN
April 5, Hamline University, Bush Student Center Ballroom, 7 - 9 pm, St. Paul, MN
April 1, BEATS * VERSES * BOMBS! - A Hip Hop Fund-raiser for the MN Youth Slam team's quest to NY - Varsity Theater, 1308 4th St SE, Mpls., MN 9 pm
March 24, Hopkins Center for the Performing Arts - Feature Performance by Ed Bok Lee w/drumming by Kurt Kwan - The Edge Series, 111 Mainstreet, 7:30 pm Hopkins MN 55343, 952.979.1100 $8/$6 students and seniors
March 23, "The Truant Lover" by Juliet Patterson Book-launch Celebration at The Loft Literary Center, 1011 Washington Ave. S. Mpls. - With special guests MC Melissa Borgmann, Readings by Gabrielle Civil & Ed Bok Lee, Film by Ann Prim, Music by Wendy Lewis & members of Redstart, 7 pm
March 21, Resource Center of the Americas - HECUA "Art in Society", (TBA), Minneapolis MN
March 16, Hmong Arts Summit and Exhibition / Hmong National Development Conference, St. Paul, MN
March 8, Lyrically Speaking - Benefit for SAHELI, an organization that advocates for Asian families and against domestic violence. Featuring: Ed Bok Lee and Cynthia Lin, 8 pm, $10 general/$5 suggested student donation. @ 217 Congress Ave., Downtown Austin TX (Contact Info: 512.523.6454 )
March 8 - 11, AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) Conference, Austin, TX - Panelist on "Ethnic American Literature: A Subterranean Dialogue" and "Slam and the Academy"
February 23, University of Texas - Austin, Main Mall @ UT Campus
8 PM,
Austin, TX
February 21, University of Minnesota, 3 pm, Lind Hall (for Intermediate Poetry & Intro to Creative Writing students)
February 13, Loft/Rake Magazine - Valentine's Day Literary Celebration, Kieran's Irish Pub, Downtown Minneapolis, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
January 28, Locus Arts/Kearny Street Writers Workshop, SPACE 180 - 180 Capp Street, 3rd Floor (@17th Street), San Francisco, CA. Admission: $5, 8 pm- Feature Performance and Signing, w/ special guest Robert Karimi
January 28, University of California--Berkeley/Eastwind Books, UC-Berkeley Campus, Heller Lounge, MLK Student Union, Berkeley, CA, Saturday 2 pm, - Author Reading and Signing w/ Barbara Jane Reyes & Justin Chin
January 26, University of California--Davis, CA Memorial Union, 7:30 pm - Feature Performance and signing
January 21, Minnesota Fulbright Association, in association with New Rivers Press at Minnesota State University, at The Loft/Open Book, 1011 Washington Ave. S., Downtown Minneapolis, 3 - 5 pm, free - Feature Performances and signings by Ed Bok lee and Diane Jarvi
January 20, Gustavus Adolphus University, St. Kates Campus, St. Paul, MN
January 16, Edina Library, 5280 Grandview Square Edina, MN 55436 Phone: (952) 847-5425, 1:30 - 3 pm - Author Reading and Signing, Edina, MN
December 13, Kieran's Irish Pub, featured guest artist at MN Slam, Downtown Minneapolis, 7:30 pm - Feature Performance and Signing
December 10, Borders Books, Uptown, Calhoun Square, Minneapolis, MN, Saturday 7:30 pm - Author Reading and Signing
December 9, Workhaus (Playwrights Collective) Benefit @ Redeye Theatre, 15 West 14th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403 - Fri. 5 pm - close; Sat. 1:30 pm - close. (plays by Abi Basch, Trista Baldwin, Vince Delaney, Ed Bok Lee, Carson Kreitzer, Allison Moore, Rosanna Staffa, Victoria Stewart, Alan Berks, Dominic Orlando and Jeannine Coulombe)
December 7, Southdale Library 7001 York Ave. S. Edina, MN 55435 952-847-5900 7 pm - Author Reading and Signing
December 2, Barnes and Noble, 4 Astor Place, Broadway and Lafayette, New York, NY 10003, 7 pm - Author Reading and Signing
December 1, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY, 7 pm - Feature Performance
November 29, Galapagos - Sulu Reading Series, hosted by Regie Cabico, @ Galapagos, 70 N. 6th St. (Williamsburg/Greenpoint), between Wythe and Kent Aves., New York, NY 718-782-5188, 8 - 10 pm
November 19, Women's Prison Book Project Benefit, at The Loft, Minneapolis 8 pm - Co-feature
November 19, Chang Mi Korean Dance & Drum Benefit, 1 pm
November 18, I.C.E. Presents: "Voice Your Mind," the College of St. Kate's, Coeur de Catherine Ballroom (3rd floor), 2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul, MN 7:30 pm - Feature Performance
November 15, Anoka-Ramsey Community College, MN, 12:30 pm - Feature Performance
November 4, Chai Vang: Hmong-American Hunter Shootings Incident Open Forum, at The Loft, Minneapolis 7:30 pm
November 1, Kulture Klub, 7 pm, Minneapolis

October 29, Late Nite Series at the Pillsbury House, Minneapolis, featuring Ed Bok Lee, Bao Phi, Robert Karimi, Ismail Khalidi and Jane Wang

October 28, Water~Stone Review Reading Celebration, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN
October 21 - 23, New Rivers Press Literary Festival, Minnesota State University, Moorhead, MN
October 20, Good Thunder Reading Series and Asian American Student Conference, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN

October 15,

at The Loft, Open Book, Minneapolis, MN 8 pm

October 14, Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, 6666 E. River Road, Fridley, MN 7:30 pm - Feature w/Richard Terrill
October 13, Afrofuturism, The Soap Factory Art Gallery, Minneapolis, 7:30 pm
October 7, University of Minnesota, Coffman Union Bookstore
Author Reading and Signing along w/Shawn Wong (American Knees)
October 6, University of Minnesota, MN
September 14, From the Headwaters to the Delta Benefit Reading
w/Ray Gonzalez, Patricia Hampl, Louis Alemayehu, Heid Erdrich, Carolyn Holbrook, Roy McBride, Rohan Preston, Joyce Sutphen, and more… 7:30 PM; The Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis MN
August 26, Teabag, New York, NY Chinatown, 30 Mott Street, downstairs. 8 pm Open Mic; 9:30 pm - Feature Performance
August 20, National Asian Pacific Islander American Poetry and Spoken Word Summit, Boston, MA
August 18, Asian American Journalists Association national convention, Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis, 4 pm
August 17, First Avenue, Minneapolis, 9:30 pm, 18 +

August 11, Homeland Insecuries: on Place, Race, and Nation
featuring David Mura and Ed Bok Lee, The Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis MN

July 28, Frosty Melt, The Soap Factory Art Gallery, Minneapolis

June 10, REFUGEOGRAPHY: Bao Phi CD release party, The Loft, Open Book, Minneapolis

June 9, Patrick's Cabaret: Reading Series, Minneapolis

May 23, April 25, April 18, April 11
Human, a play by Edward Bok Lee
Thirst Theater, Minneapolis

May 4, Central High School, St. Paul, MN
April 30, Korean Quarterly Celebration & Fundraiser, Radisson City Center
Hotel, St. Paul, MN
April 20, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN
April 12, In the Belly, Riverview Wine Bar, Minneapolis, MN
April 9, National Poetry Month Celebration Readings, SASE: Poetry Library,
Minneapolis, MN
March 26, Lyric Arts Company of Anoka, MN
March 24, Central Lakes College, Brainerd, MN
March 23, Minnesota State University, Moorhead, MN
March 21, Reiland Fine Arts Center, Jamestown, ND
March 19, Madison, MN
March 18, Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD
March 17, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD
March 15, Pequot Lakes Community Education, Pequot Lakes, MN
March 13, Reif Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Rapids, MN
March 12, Bigfork Performing Arts, Bigfork, MN
March 11, Hibbing Community College, Hibbing, MN
March 10 - 13, Ma Yi Theater Company
presents: Whorled, a new play by Edward Bok Lee (workshop production), @ Primary Stages, 354 West 45th St. New York, NY
March 10, Little Falls High School, Little Falls, MN
March 8, Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN
March 6, Bagley High School, Bagley, MN
March 5, Paramount Theatre, Saint Cloud, MN
March 4, A Center for the Arts, Fergus Falls, MN
March 2, Circle of Nations Native American Boarding School, Wahpeton, ND
March 1, Sterns Cultural Center, Breckenridge, MN
February 25, Sheldon Theatre, Red Wing, MN
February 22, Wharton Center for the Performing Arts, East Lansing, MI
February 19, Hope College, Holland, MI
February 16, Century High School, Rochester, MN
February 15, Riverland Community College, Austin, MN
February 11, Algona High School, Algona, IA
February 8, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
February 7, Shattuck-St. Mary's School, Faribault, MN
February 5, Boutwell's Landing Senior Living Center, Stillwater, MN

February 4, Stillwater High School, Stillwater, MN


Past Book Events:



May 20, 2006
PB & J @ Stereo Club - Seoul, South Korea

@ 8:30 pm

May 27, 2006
Seoul Selection Bookstore, Seoul, South Korea
@4:30 pm

May 12, 2006
Treasure Hill Tea and Photo Gallery- Taipei, Taiwan

@ 8:30 pm




Saturday, April 15, 2006
Asian American Writers Workshop- New York, NY
(New York Book-Launch Party!!)
@ 7 pm

April 13, 2006
Southern Connecticut University - New Haven, CT
@ 7:30 pm

April 11, 2006
Brown University - Providence, RI
10 pm



March 8, 2006
Lyrically Speaking - Austin, TX

@ 7 pm

February 23 , 2006
University of Texas - Austin, TX
@8 pm



Saturday, January 28, 2006
Locus Arts/Kearny Street Writers Workshop - San Francisco, CA

(SF/Bay Area Book-Launch Party!!) @ 8 pm

University of California - Berkeley
Eastwind Books
- Berkeley, CA
@ 2 pm
January 26
University of California - Davis, CA @ 7:30 pm



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