AUGUST 26, 2018, 2PM
21st Annual Invitational Reading at Woman Made Gallery, Chicago.
Readers: Cynthia Dewi Oka, Angela Jackson, C. Russell Price, Cin Salach, Valerie Wallace.

SEPTEMBER 7-9, 2018
Participating Writer at the Hobart Festival of Women Writers, Hobart, NY.
Check out Cynthia Dewi Oka speaks with Stephanie Nikolopoulos for HBVFWW.


#AWP2018 in Tampa, FL:

MARCH 10, 2018, 3:00 pm
Women for Women – Building Community Through Mentorship in Florida Salon 6, 2nd Floor, Marriott Waterside.
Readers: Patricia Smith, Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, Ellen Hagan, Parneshia Jones, Cynthia Dewi Oka.



OCTOBER 20, 2017, 11:00 am
2017 Thinking Its Presence Conference at the Poetry Center, University of Arizona.
The Festishization of “the People” and Writing and Working with Undocumented, Incarcerated, Institutionalized and/or Indigenous Peoples.
Panel: Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela, Cynthia Dewi Oka, Tanaya Winder, Ashaki Jackson, and Nico Amador.

NOVEMBER 2, 2017, 6:30pm
Soul Sister Revue Fall Reading at Le Poisson Rouge, New York.
Readers: Ananda Lima, Yanyi Luo, John Murillo, Cynthia Dewi Oka and Candace Williams.

DECEMBER 1, 2017, 6pm
Salvage Book Release at Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia.
With special guests The Sanctuary Poets!

DECEMBER 7, 2017, 7PM
Accidental Player at Tattooed Mom, Philadelphia.
Readers: Cynthia Dewi Oka, Scott Daughtridge, Emma Brown Sanders, and Sham-e-ali Nayeem.

JANUARY 24, 2018, 7PM
World Above Featured Reading at Stockton University’s Noyes Art Garage,  Atlantic City. 

FEBRUARY 15, 2018, 7PM
Rare Jawn, location TBD (Philadelphia).
Readers: Carmen Maria Machado, Caren Beilin, Cynthia Dewi Oka, Simon Jacobs, Colin Winnette
RSVP on Facebook for more info and updates.

FEBRUARY 28, 2018, 7PM
Moonstone Poetry at Fergie’s Pub, Philadelphia. 
Readers: Ahmad Almallah, Cynthia Dewi Oka

MARCH 12, 2018, 7:30 pm
Painted Bride Quarterly Reading, Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant, Philadelphia.
Readers: Eleanor Wilner, Margaree Little, Cynthia Dewi Oka, Emari DiGiorgio.

MARCH 18, 2018, 12:30 pm
Cynthia Dewi Oka features for Women Writers BloomDowntown Brooklyn, New York. RSVP to for address details.

MARCH 20, 2018, 4:00 pm
Resistance, Change, Survival Reading at Kenyon College, Gambier, OH.
Readers: Cynthia Dewi Oka, Ladan Osman, Keith Wilson.

APRIL 21, 2018, 1:30PM
Carved from the Rock: WOC Poets on Expanding Sanctuary at Split This Rock Poetry Festival, National Housing Center, Washington, DC.
Readers: Mahogany L. Browne, Seema Reza, Cynthia Dewi Oka.

MAY 5, 2018, 7:30PM
Asian Arts Initiative’s 25th Anniversary Saturday Showcase, Philadelphia.
Readers: See event link.

MAY 23, 2018, 7PM
Women of Resistance at KGB Bar, New York.
Readers: Lauren Clark, Ruth Irupe Sanabria, Cynthia Dewi Oka, Wendy Xu.

JUNE 28, 2018, 7PM
Who Will Speak for America? Co-hosted by VIDA, at McNally Jackson Books, New York.
Readers: Melissa Febos, Lynn Melnick, Nathaniel Popkin, Stephanie Feldman, Cynthia Dewi Oka, Bassey Ikpi.

AUGUST 3, 2018, 10PM
Friday Night Poetry Slam Featuring Cynthia Dewi Oka, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, New York.