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Events & Readings

Sarah A. Chavez poet

Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 7 p.m.

The Pittsburgh Poetry Review Summer Roadshow

Join the Pittsburgh Poetry Review's Summer Roadshow of contributors. A weekly summer series. 

Featured poets: Sarah A. Chavez, Elizabeth Hoover, Wendy Scott, Jennifer Martelli, and Cherise Pollard

Nied's Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA

Friday, February 10, 2017 @ 7 p.m.

Gallery Reading by Stirring and Five Oaks Press

Join recent contributors to Stirring: A Literary Collection (Sundress Publications) and authors published by Five Oaks Press as they read from their works. Free refreshments (snacks, pizza, beer, wine, and soft drinks), as well as some free swag. Works by Sundress and Five Oaks Press authors will be on sale.

Studio 1469, Washington, D.C.

Thursday, February 9, 2017 @ 3 p.m.

Hot Pillow III hosted by Joani Reese

The infamous hotel room speakeasy is moving to a public location for the first time! Join us as 23 talented writers read drive-by style at the historic Busboys & Poets at 5th & K for the third annual Hot Pillow, an AWP off-site event. This one's for nasty women and bad hombres everywhere. Donations to Planned Parenthood will be collected.

Busboys and Poets (5th St.), Washington, D.C. 

Friday, February 9, 2017 @ 5:30 p.m.

The Tupelo Press 30/30 AWP Reunion Reading

Please join us for this special reunion reading by past and current participants of the Tupelo Press 30/30 Project, a unique poem-a-day project with a fundraising twist that builds a wonderful community of readers for each poet. The alumni group boasts more than 350 poets from around the world and reaches thousands of readers. 

Opening words by Jeffrey Levine

Featuring: Rebecca Gibson, Ann Thompson, CM Fuhrman, Jenny Molberg, Emily Yoon, Clyde Long, Jennifer Clements, Meg Eden Kuyat, Laura Lauth, Mike Dockins, Jeneva Stone, Rachel Fogerty, Alan Kleiman, Matthew Thorburn, Mary Moore, Dawn McGuire, Shaindel Beers, Jason Gray, Lindsay Illich, Rebecca Macijeski, Tanya Grae, Lynn Houston, Jennifer Fueston, Sarah A. Chavez, Ellen Ferguson, Pamela Winters, Jessica Gigot, Mattie Smith

Coffey Coffee, Washington, D.C.

Monday, January 16, 2017 @ 7 p.m.

Writers Can Read: Featured Poets and Open Mic Night

Featured poets, Sarah A. Chavez and Matt Morris

Curated by Eliot Parker

Empire Books, Huntington, WV

Friday, September 2, 2016 @ 7 p.m.

An Evening with Guest Writer Sarah A. Chavez: American Mestiza

Poetry reading and Q&A, curated by Kate Asche

Studio J, Sacramento, CA

Saturday, April 2, 2016 @ 7 p.m.

A Reading Celebrating 20 Years of the Macondo Writers Workshop

A reading to celebrate Macondo's 20 years of continued growth and community activisim, featuring both established Macondistas and newer, up-and-coming members. Free and open to the public.


La Plaza De Culturas Y Artes 

501 North Main Street

Los Angeles, CA 90012 

Sunday, December 4, 2015 @ 7 p.m.

Flor De Nopal Literary Festival

Poetry reading

Black Box Theater, Austin, TX

Saturday, August 1, 2015 @ 8 p.m.

Feartured Reading for Small Prestivus

Six small press writers, punctuated with local music. 

Pokro Brewing Company, Griffith, IN

Poetry All Evening

The Latino Writers Collective is proud to present a summer reading featuring Sarah A. Chavez and members of the collective.


The Writers Place, Kansas City, MO

Thursday, June 18, 2015 @ 7 p.m.

with Jaime Brunton & Sarah A. Chavez and their chapbooks: The Future Is A Faint Song and All Day, Talking

Indigo Bridge Books, Lincoln, NE

Saturday, April 11, 2015 @ 7 p.m.

Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence #awp off-site

The Crooked Pint, Minneapolis, MN, poetry reading

Friday, April 10, 2015 @ 9 .m.

AWP Off-site event

Mason's Barre, Minneapolis, MN

Thursday, April 8, 2015 @ 8 p.m.

Marshall University Memorial Student Center, Huntington, WV

Monday, March 23, 2015 @ 7 p.m.

with Sally Deskins, Laura Madeline Wiseman, Jill Khoury, Sarah A. Chavez, & more. Sally Deskins Studio Morgantown, WV 26508

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Some Kick Ass Book Stores


E.M. Wolfman General Interest Bookstore, Oakland, CA

City Lights, San Francisco, CA

Powell’s Books, Portland, OR

The Last Bookstore, L.A., CA

Jackson Street Booksellers, Omaha, NE

A Novel Idea, Lincoln, NE

Indigo Bridge Books, Lincoln, NE

Books Upstairs, Dublin, Ireland

Skylight Books, Los Angeles, CA

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2010 - present

Selected Past Readings


Big Poems in Small Presses: Poetry Reading for National Women's History Month. Stories Books & Cafe Echo Park. Thursday, March 5, 2015 @ 7 p.m.


Roar Shack Presents "The Road To You," hosted by David Rocklin. 826LA, 1714 W. Sunset Blvd., LA, Sunday, March 8, 2015 @ 4p.m. Poetry reading.


The RADAR Reading Series: Underground + Independent Writers + Artists, hosted by 

Michelle Tea. San Francisco Public Library, January 8, 2015 @ 6 p.m. Poetry reading.


An Evening of Poetry with Dancing Girl Press . E.M. Wolfman General Interest Bookstore. Wednesday, January 7, 2015 @ 7 p.m.


Poetry Reading. Gillis Branch Library, Fresno, CA. Saturday, January 3, 2015 @ 2 p.m.


Take Back the Night. Marshall University, Student Center. Huntington, WV. Tuesday, October 14, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m. Poetry reading.


Indiana Writers Consortium: Creative Writing Conference Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence Reading. Purdue University Calumet, Y Jean Chambers Theater, Hammond, IN. Friday, October 10, 2014 @ 6 p.m.


Women Write Resistance at Split This Rock Poetry Festival. Washington, D.C. March 

28, 2014. Poetry reading.


Women Write Resistance at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs 

Conference off-site reading. Rendezvous/Jewelbox Theater, Seattle, WA. February 28, 2014. Poetry reading.


Art Block: Community + Performance at the LUX Center for the Arts. Lincoln, NE. April 5, 2013. Poetry reading.


Queer Writers and Writers of Color. Crescent Moon Coffee House and Bar. Lincoln, NE. April 1, 2013. Poetry reading.


Women Write Resistance in Shakespeare’s Sister. Women’s Week at UNL. 340 

Nebraska Union, Lincoln, NE, March 13, 2013. Poetry reading.


100 Thousand Poets for Change. Crescent Moon Coffee House and Bar. Lincoln, NE. 

October 1, 2012.


2011 Literary Awards Ceremony Reading. Bailey Library. Lincoln, NE. April 27, 2011.  


No Name Reading Series. Sur Tango. Lincoln, NE. October 22, 2010. 


The Mod Squad: An Evening of Modernist Breakthroughs. Joslyn Art Museum. Omaha, NE. August 26, 2010. Commissioned ekphrastic poem.


The Living Arts Series: The Art of Poetry. Gallery 308, Muncie IN. October 16, 2008.


Arts Kaleidoscope: Art of the Moving Image & Spoken Word. Cornerstone Center for the Arts, Muncie, IN. October 4, 2008. Commissioned ekphrastic poem.


MA Graduate Creative Writing Reading. Ball State University, Muncie IN. April 17, 



Penscape, Ball State University, Muncie, IN. April 2006.


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