Upcoming Readings/Talks

April 30, 2016,
Wisconsin Poetry Festival, featured speaker, Madison, Wisconsin TBA

February 16, 2016, East Lake Public Library, 6:30 - 8 pm, Author Talk series, Minneapolis, MN

November 19, 2015, Shakopee Womens Correctional Facility, MN




Past Selected Featured Readings/Talks

St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

2015 AWP Conference panel, Minneapolis, MN

Chonnam University/US Embassy, Gwangju, South Korea

2015 ELLAK (English Language and Literature Association of Korea) Conference, featured poetry reading; Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea

Literary Witenss: Robert Bly and Friends, First Plymouth Congregational Church, Minneapolis, MN

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, Mankato, MN

WHEN A POET DIES: A TRIBUTE TO SEAMUS HEANEY. The University of St. Thomas Center, Minneapolis, MN

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

Augsburg College, MFA Summer Residency Festival

Sarah Lawrence Poetry Festival, 5 pm, Bronxeville, NY

Normandale Community College, MnCUEW Conference Keynote address, 1 pm

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

Prairie Gate Literary Festival, U of M - Morris, MN

Poetry Conference at the Loft Literary Center (March 18 - 20), featuring Tracy K. Smith and Mark Doty.

Books on the Square, Providence, RI

Brown University, Providence, RI

Busboys & Poets, Washington DC

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

St. Paul Academy, St. Paul, MN

University of Maryland, College Park, MD

University of California, Berkeley, CA

Fresno City College, Fresno, CA

University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA

American Swedish Institute / "Metatranslations" Exhibit, American Swedish Institute

Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN

Carleton College, Northfield, MN

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

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

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

Club Book with Ed Bok Lee, Hennepin County Library, Edina, MN

Wisconsin Book Festival, 8pm, Madison, WI

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

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

University of Minnesota, Asian American Studies conference

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

2009 Rain Taxi Book Fesival

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

2009 ALA (American Library Association) Annual Conference. Many Voices, One Nation Chicago, IL

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

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

Loft Poetry Festival w/Martin Espada, Linda Hogan, etc, a weekend of poets, workshops, performances & presentations, Minneapolis, MN

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

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

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

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

Ragdale Foundation for the Arts, Lake Forest, IL

Cite Internationale des Art, 18 rue de l'Hotel de Ville 75180 Paris, France

Knox College, Galesburg, IL

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

Anoka Ramsey Community College, MN

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

Univesity of California - Berkeley, CA

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

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

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

First Avenue, Minneapolis, 9:30 pm, 18 +

Village Emporium, Wadena. MN 7pm

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

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

TEABAG, feature Poetry Reading, Chinatown, New York, NY

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

October 16, PEN America, New York
PEN Open Book Committee and PEN Public Programs.
Where: Donnell Library Center: 20 West 53rd St., New York City, NY
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
Richard Blanco, Andrew Lam, Ed Bok Lee, Caryl Phillips, Jennifer Tseng

Interview w/Junot Diaz @ Hamline University, St. Paul, MN
Anderson Center, Redwing, MN (TBA)
Seoul Selection Bookstore, 4:30 pm, Seoul, South Korea
Korea University, 10:30 - 12 pm, Seoul, South Korea
PB&J - featuring Ed Bok Lee, @ Stereo club, Seoul, South Korea
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
MPR/NPR - Mid-Morning Show Author interview with Kerri Miller, 10 - 11 am (91.1 FM radio)
University of Minnesota - Conference on Diasporic Art, 3 - 6 pm, Nolte Center 120, Minneapolis MN

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

Southern Connecticut University, 7:30 pm New Haven, CT
Brown University, Morris' Fireside Lounge, 10 pm, Providence, RI
Macalester College, St. Paul, MN
Lyrically Speaking - Featuring: Ed Bok Lee, 8 pm, Downtown Austin TX
AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) Conference, Austin, TX - Panelist on "Ethnic American Literature: A Subterranean Dialogue"
University of Texas - Austin, Main Mall @ UT Campus
8 PM,
Austin, TX
Locus Arts/Kearny Street Writers Workshop, SPACE 180 - 180 Capp Street, 3rd Floor (@17th Street), San Francisco, CA.
University of California--Berkeley/Eastwind Books, UC-Berkeley Campus, Heller Lounge, MLK Student Union, Berkeley, CA, Saturday 2 pm, http://www.ewbb.com - Author Reading and Signing w/ Barbara Jane Reyes & Justin Chin
University of California--Davis, CA Memorial Union, 7:30 pm - Feature
Edina Library, 5280 Grandview Square Edina, MN 55436 Phone: (952) 847-5425, 1:30 - 3 pm - Author Reading and Signing, Edina, MN
Barnes and Noble, 4 Astor Place, Broadway and Lafayette, New York, NY 10003, 7 pm - Author Reading and Signing
Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY, 7 pm - Feature Performance
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
Women's Prison Book Project Benefit, at The Loft, Minneapolis 8 pm - Co-feature
New Rivers Press Literary Festival, Minnesota State University, Moorhead, MN
Good Thunder Reading Series and Asian American Student Conference, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN


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

Teabag, New York, NY Chinatown, 30 Mott Street, downstairs. 8 pm
National Asian Pacific Islander American Poetry and Spoken Word Summit, Boston, MA
Asian American Journalists Association national convention, Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis, 4 pm

April 20, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, 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, 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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