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community readings
        (a partial list)



San Francisco’s Queer Open Mic, Modern Times Bookstore, Jan. 2012

Featured Reader: Works in Progress Women’s Poetry Salon, Oakland, CA July, 2011

Poets in the Gardens, a Summer Reading at Lake Merritt, Oakland, Hosted by Judith Offer, June, 2011

Rockridge Library Gallery: Oakland Library Artists Go Public, Poetry Reading, March 2011

American Italian Historical Association, Western Chapter, A Panel Discussion on Columbus, at the Temescal Branch Public Library, Oakland, CA,
Oct. 2009

Oakland Public Library, Main: Poets Celebrate National Poetry Month! April, 2008

Poetry Express Monthly Series, hosted by Mark States, featuring Giovanna Capone & Jan Steckel, at Priya Indian Restaurant, Berkeley, CA, August, 2008

Book Launch: Avanti Popolo! Italian-American Writers Sail Beyond Columbus, City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco, Oct., 2008


Queer Open Mic, at the Three Dollar Bill Cafe, San Francisco, Jan. 2007

Dimond Branch Public Library, Book Launch: Words on Fire! May, 2007

Queer Eye on Oakland: Poetry Reading, Dimond Branch Public Library, July, 2007

City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco, Dumping Columbus event, Oct. 2006

Montclair Women’s Club, Featured Reader, Oakland, CA, June, 2005

A Different Light Bookstore, Book Launch for Hey Paesan!, San Francisco, June, 1999

American Italian Historical Society, New York Annual Conference, Sept. 1999

Barnes and Noble Bookstore, Berkeley, 1998

Book Launch: Black Oak Books, Book Launch, Bless Me Father, Stories of Catholic Childhood, Berkeley, CA, 1994

Boadacious Bookstore, Book Launch for Queer View Mirror, Kensington, CA 1994

A Different Light Bookstore, Women Poets, a Reading, San Francisco, CA 1994

Herland Women’s Retreat, Poetry Reading, Oklahoma City, OK, 1993

Lesbian Writers’ Series, Featured Reader:
A Different Light Bookstore, Los Angeles, 1992

Museo Italo-Americano, Reading by Women of Italian Descent, San Francisco, CA, 1992

Old Wives Tales Bookstore, Lesbian Poets, San Francisco, CA 1992

Bookshop Santa Cruz, CA Italian-American Women Writers, 1991

Theater Rhinoceros, San Francisco, 1991

Old Wives Tales Bookstore, Book Launch: Il Viaggio delle Donne, issue #41 from the quarterly journal, Sinister Wisdom, in San Francisco, July, 1990

Poets Present Poets, Mama Bears Bookstore, Oakland, CA 1990

Berkeley Public Library, Italian-American Women Writers, December, 1990

Book-Woman: A Night of Lesbian Writers, Austin, Texas, 1984

Herizon Women’s Bar, Binghampton, NY, 1980







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