Projects and Events


March 7, 2021 — The Writer’s Imagination, panel with Lesléa Newman and Kelly Link, in conversation with Michael Favala Goldman. Hosted by CitySpace, Easthampton MA.


January 30, 2021 — Access/Axis Public Access Point: My project explored making visible the space between—the intersection of public and private, inner and outer, individual and collective—through writing in space, collaboration with visual and installation artist Maggie Nowinski. Presented by A.P.E@Hawley and SCDT and hosted by the Northampton Center for the Arts.

January 28, 2021 — Interview with Betto Arcos about his newest book, Music Stories From the Cosmic Barrio. Hosted by Tattered Cover Bookstore, Denver CO.

January 26–29, 2021 — Access/Axis residency: a month-long project combining 3-day individual residency space for movement artists, public conversations and engagements around artists’ processes, and experiments in distributing curatorial labor and power among the artists involved. Presented by A.P.E@Hawley and SCDT and hosted by the Northampton Center for the Arts.

December 8, 2020 — Unbuttoned Presents: A special poet laureate event with a short open mic, readings by María José Giménez, and an artist conversation with guest artist Maggie Nowinski. Hosted by Alison Murchie, sponsored by Easthampton City Arts, and funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

April 30, 2020 — National Poetry Month reading, hosted by Radix Media.

April 26, 2020 — PEÑA Nº 1: With Dr. Diana Alvarez, María José Giménez, Julissa Rodriguez, and Nicole M. Young, this is the inaugural event in UNA PEÑA, a new quarterly series for words, art, and sound by people of color, a project created and curated by 2019–2021 Easthampton Poet Laureate María José Giménez. Originally scheduled during National Poetry Month on Easthampton Poetry Day, April 18, 2020, at Book Moon, this inaugural event in the series is an Easthampton Poet Laureate event, in collaboration with Easthampton City Arts, as part ECA’s Poetry Month programming, with funding from the Mass Cultural Council.

December 18, 2019 7pm — “Our Work and Why We Do it” hosted by Art Middleton, with Cheena Marie Lo, and Sara Wintz | Forbes Library, Northampton MA

November 21, 2019 — “Puerto Rican Literature and Translation” with Claudia Becerra, Cristina Pérez Días, Jacqui Cornetta, and Jennifer Acker, hosted by The Puerto Rico Review | Mil Mundos Books, Bushwick NY

October 27, 2019 — Staged reading of I KISSED CHAVELA VARGAS, by Monica Palacios, directed by Patricia Sandoval; with Diana Alvarez, Jocelyn López, Monica Palacios, and Nathalie Diaz | Gateway City Arts, Holyoke MA

September 2019 — Collaborative poem for Easthampton: Designed and led a collaborative writing process with poets Zoe Tuck and Alex Woolner for the Easthampton Futures Project, “a new model for citizen-driven development in Easthampton” that invited community members to envision and articulate the future of Arts & Culture for the City. The poets engaged in deep listening and input gathering for two hours; then, in a 45-minute emergent collaborative writing process, they crafted a synthesis poem to capture the collective expression and experience from the session. The poets read the final text to close the celebration. | Eastworks, Easthampton MA

June 25, 2019 — “Unbuttoned Presents” 2019 Easthampton Poet Laureate Inauguration, with Diana Alvarez, Nicole Young, and Henry Amistadi | Luthier’s Co-op, Easthampton MA