past appearances

Magical Realism reading at House of Balls, 2016

Magical Realism reading at House of Balls, 2016

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 Author.com

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