past appearances

Minnesota State Arts Board Information Session Panel
Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN
Wednesday, September 13 ~ 7pm

Reading and Writing Creative Nonfiction: Telling More True Stories
Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis, MN
Saturday, October 7 ~ 10-4

Upper Mississippi Harvest Literary Magazine Guest Speaker
St, Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
Wednesday, October 11 ~ 4:30

Telling True Stories: Writing Creative Nonfiction
Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis, MN
Tuesdays, July 11 - Aug. 15 ~ 6-8pm

The Truth in 140 Characters
Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis, MN
Saturday, July 29 ~ 9am-noon

Lit Mags 101: Submitting Your Writing (co-taught with Karlyn Coleman)
Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis, MN
Saturday, May 13 ~ 1-4pm

Summer Reading author visit: "Fishing" from Sky Blue Water
Augsburg Park Library, Richfield, MN
Tuesday, June 20 ~ 3pm

School visit
Roseville Area Middle School
Thursday, April 13

Guest reader, Writing Roundtable
White Bear Center for the Arts, White Bear, MN
Tuesday, April 18 ~ 7pm

Telling More True Stories: Creative Nonfiction All Day (writing workshop)
Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis, MN
Saturday, April 22 ~ 10am-4pm

Sky Blue Water book release event
Thursday, Oct. 20 ~ 7pm
Rose Street Patisserie, Minneapolis, MN

Twin Cities Book Festival, Sky Blue Water signing
Saturday, Oct. 15 ~ 11am
Minnesota State Fairgrounds

As Curated by: Latinx Writers
Friday, Sept. 23 ~ 7pm
Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis, MN

First Pages - Free writing class
Wednesday, Sept. 21 ~ 6pm
Park Grove Library, Cottage Grove, MN

Heartland Fall Forum
Wednesday, Oct. 5 ~ 5pm
The Depot, St. Paul, MN

Guest speaker, "Submitting to Literary Journals"
St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
September 7, 2016

Telling True Stories
Wednesdays, July 13-August 16, 2016
Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis

B-Fest Teen Book Festival Panel Discussion
Nick Healy, Pete Hautman, and others discuss Love & Profanity
Sunday, July 12 ~ 5pm
Barnes & Nobel, Maple Grove, MN

Family Stories into Memoir: Write Your Life
Monday, March 14 @ 6:30-8pm
Park Grove Library, Cottage Grove, MN

Creating a Writing Life
Minneapolis Community Education
Mondays @ 7-9pm
February-March, 2016

A Celebration of Magical Realism in Minnesota (flyer)
House of Balls
Minneapolis, MN
March 6, 2016 @ 6:30

St. Cloud State University
"The Upper Mississippi Harvest presents
A Conversation with Karlyn Coleman & Anika Fajardo"
St. Cloud, MN
October 28 @ 4 pm

Easy Street Magazine
"Short-Short-Short Stories: A Look at the #cnftweet world"
by Vivian Wagner
June 22, 2015

Cracked Walnut Literary Festival
Cahoots Coffee Bar
St. Paul, MN
May 29, 2015 @ 7:30pm

2015 AWP Writer's Conference Panel
"A Room of One's Own, Plus Others: Writers' Shared Spaces and Communities"
Minneapolis Convention Center
April 10, 2015 @ 10:30am

Love & Profanity (Switch Press, 2015) Book Launch Party
Addendum Books, St. Paul, MN
March 7, 2015 @ 7pm

Guest speaker, "Submitting to Literary Journals"
St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
November 12, 2014

Cracked Walnut Literary Festival 2014
Richfield Community Center, Richfield, MN
April 3, 2014 @ 7pm

Poetry Translation Project Exhibit
St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN
April 7, 2014 @ 5:30

2013 Denny Prize for Distinction in Writing reception
April 24, 2013 @ 4-6pm
President's Dining Room, St. Catherine University, St. Paul

Interview, The Latino Author
Feb. 5, 2013
The Latino

Visiting Writer/Reader, grade 4, Ms. Aponte
Feb. 28, 2013
Jefferson Community School, Minneapolis

Cracked Walnut Reading Series
Nov. 8, 2012 @ 6:30pm
Little India, Minneapolis

Visiting Writer (as part of the 2011 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant)
May 9, 2012 @ 1pm
Armatage Montessori, grades 1-2, Minneapolis

Loft's Literary Love Fest
Monday, February 13, 2012 @ 6pm
Kieran's Irish Pub, Minneapolis

Loft Literary Center's Members Happy Hour
Friday, November 11, 2011 @ 6-7pm
Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis 

Let Them Eat Crepes reading
Thursday, January 20, 2011 @ 7pm
Hamline University, Giddens-Alumni Center, St. Paul 

Scholars' Circle Reading
Tuesday, December 7, 2010 @ 10:30am
St. Catherine University, St. Paul

Saint Paul Almanac community readings
Monday, November 29, 2010 @ 7:30pm
Amore Coffee, St. Paul
Monday, November 15, 2010 @ 7:30pm
Common Good Books, St. Paul

Between, an intergenerational women's salon
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 7pm
TrueColors Bookstore, Minneapolis

Loft Mentor Series Reading with Shannon Olson
Friday, February 5, 2010 @ 7pm
Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis

Loft Inroads Reading, Latino Cycle
Saturday, August 15, 2009 @ 7pm
Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis