Readings and Events for Breakpoint in 2022!

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Am taking a break after the Third Place reading below, but if you want to schedule me for a reading in the fall (virtual or otherwise) please use the contact form here at betsyaoki.com and let me know!

Register today at Third Place Books!

July 8 7 p.m. PDT In-Person In conversation with Cookie Hiponia (Author of We Belong), at Third Place Books Ravenna, 6504 20th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115, USA

REGISTER: https://www.thirdplacebooks.com/event/betsy-aoki-cookie-hiponia

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March 24 AWP panel and book signing at terrain.org booth

March 12 Writers with Drinks, The Makeout Room, San Francisco.

April 1 Virtual Reading with Erin Malone and Aby Kaupang, for Elliott Bay Books (Video)

April 25 5 p.m. Pacific Virtual Reading with Joe Wilkins and Scott Edward Anderson hosted by Terrain.org on Zoom.

April 29 5 p.m. Pacific Virtual 580 Split’s “Fever Dreams” reading

May 10 7 p.m.- 8 p.m. PDT In-Person Kundiman’s FREE reading at Hugo House (Full writers’ bios and registration here.)

YouTube recording with closed captions!

June 4 1-2 pm PDT See above. “The Language of Machines” hosted by Seattle Public Library and Open Books. Featuring Betsy Aoki, Neil Aitken, Margaret Rhee.

Auburn Witness Poetry Prize 2021

I was over the moon to learn “Slouching like a velvet rope” won the Auburn Witness Poetry Prize Honoring Jake Adam York for 2021, and very blessed to have shared a stage with the judge, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Jericho Brown, in October 2021.

It’s of course only now I have time to post any of the reading photos here on my web site….

Jericho Brown standing with Betsy Aoki
Pre-reading wine reception, obligatory selfie (he was so kind!).

Jericho reads. Photo Courtesy Caitlin Rae Taylor, Southern Humanities Review Editor
Betsy reads. It’s harder than you think, through a mask.
Photo Courtesy Caitlin Rae Taylor, Southern Humanities Review Editor
Q & A. Photo Courtesy Caitlin Rae Taylor, Southern Humanities Review Editor
Betsy answers a question. Photo Courtesy Caitlin Rae Taylor, Southern Humanities Review Editor
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