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Spring Festival of Writers, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL. April 5-7, 1984. Read poetry.


The Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, Waterloo, New Jersey. Shared a dialogue on stage with Derek Walcott "On the Life of the Poet;" took part in debate with Amiri Baraka, Carolyn Kizer, Allen Ginsberg and Sonia Sanchez on "Poetry and Politics;" and conducted a reading of my poetry that evening, October llth. The Geraldine R. Dodge Festival took place October 10--12, 1986.

"Conference on Cuban Literature Outside Cuba, 19th and 20th centuries: Desde el Niágara hasta el Mariel," Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, Oct.28-30, 1988. This conference was the literature component of the Outside Cuba/Fuera de Cuba Project. Participated in group poetry reading and in panel, "Beyond the Use of Spanish."


Two-man poetry reading, with Dionisio D. Martínez, at The Living Theatre, New York City, April 9, 1991.


Solo poetry reading at Opus Gallery, Coral Gables, FL, October 18, 1991.

Solo poetry reading at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL. Sponsored by the North-South Center, Research Institute for Cuban Studies, November 13, 1991.

Group poetry reading with Geoffrey Philp and Peter Schmitt at 1992 Miami Book Fair, Miami-Dade Community College, Wolfson Campus, November 17, 1991.

"Bilingual Blues," poetry group reading with Silvia Curbelo, Pablo Medina, Gustavo Pérez-Firmat, and Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés, "The Writer's Voice" series, International José Martí YMCA, Miami, FL, December 19, 1991.

Poetry reading with Dionisio D. Martínez at Art Miami 92, Miami Beach Convention Center, January 10, 1992.

Solo poetry reading, in conjunction with presentation of Bread of the Imagined, Ambrosino Gallery, Coral Gables, FL, March 12, 1992.

Group poetry reading with David Bottoms, Fleda Brown Jackson, and Remar Sutton at the Fourth Annual Contemporary Literature Conference: Literature of the 70's, 80's, and 90's at Kennesaw College, Marietta, GA, April 4, 1992.

Solo poetry reading at Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL, June 18, 1992.

Group fiction reading at Miami Book Fair, Nov. 20, 1992, with other writers included in Iguana Dreams: New Latino Fiction. Read story, "Martes."

Solo poetry reading at Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL, March 9, 1993.

Solo poetry reading at Hollins College, Roanoke, VA, April 8, 1993.

Summer Writers Workshop, Kennesaw State College, Marietta, GA, August 8-13, 1993. Gave a solo reading on August 10th, lectured during the week at five literature classes, and advised students individually on their poetry and fiction. Other writers participating in Workshop were Jane Hill and Robert Reis.

Solo poetry reading, Borders Bookstore, Miami, FL, August 22, 1993.

Solo reading of poetry and short fiction at Tobacco Road, inaugural reading of the "Butterfly and Lightning" Series, Miami, FL, August 31, 1993.

Solo poetry reading at the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL, November 21, 1993.

Solo poetry reading at McGill University, Montréal, December 2, 1993.

Solo poetry reading at Pink Pony Café in Manhattan, sponsored by Downtown Magazine, February 17, 1994. Video-taped, to be aired on a New York City Cable TV channel in Summer 1994.

Solo poetry reading at Chase Manhattan Bank, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico, March 5, 1994.

Solo poetry reading at St. John's County Public Library, St Augustine, Florida. Part of "Making Florida Home" Series, sponsored by Florida Humanities Council, April 14, 1994.

Solo readings and panels as one of the featured writers at the Sixth Annual Contemporary Literature Conference, Kennesaw State College, Marietta, GA, April 22-23, 1994.

Solo reading as part of symposium Los Latinos sponsored by Florida Humanities Council for the Florida Center for Teachers, Eckerd College, June 28, 1994.

Solo reading, Norton Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach, FL, October 9, 1994.

Solo reading, Butterfly Lightning Series 1994, Tobacco Road, Miami, FL, October 11, 1994.

Solo readings at Manatee Community College (Sarasota, FL) and Venice Public Library (Venice, FL), part of "Making Florida Home Series," sponsored by Florida Humanities Council, October 12 & 13, 1994.

Solo reading at Miami Book Fair International, November 20, 1994.

Florida Writers Panel, Central Florida Book Fair, Mt. Dora, Florida, February 11, 1995.

Solo reading and conducted workshops at sixth annual Literature Conference on "Derek Walcott and Caribbean literature," Kennesaw State College, Marietta, Georgia. April 18-21, 1995.

Solo reading, The Bookstore, Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 11, 1995.

Solo reading, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA, Oct 16, 1995.

Solo reading, conference of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS), sponsored by Univ. of North Carolina at Greensboro, April 5, 1996.

Solo reading, Borders Bookstore, Coconut Grove, FL, May 18, 1996.

Solo reading, Butterfly Lightning Series 1994, Tobacco Road, Miami, FL, October 1, 1996.

Solo reading, Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, February 13, 1997.

Readings in Spain at the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares near Madrid, La Madraza at the Universidad de Granada, and at the Fundación Federico García Lorca in Madrid, as part of a series on Hispanic writers in the US, sponsored by the Federico García Lorca Foundation, February 21-25, 1997.

Solo reading, Southern Festival of Books, Nashville, TN, October 4, 1997.

Solo reading and a talk on the relation between poetry and art, sponsored by Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, October 13-15, 1997.

Solo reading, Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, February 12, 1998.

Solo reading, Miami International Book Fair, Miami, FL, November 22, 1998.

Bilingual reading shared with Dionisio D. Martínez, closing event of year-long series of talks and readings on "Panorama de la poesía cubana del siglo XX," Centro Cultural Español, Coral Gables, FL, December 8, 1998.

Solo poetry reading, Books & Books, Coral Gables, March 12, 1999.

Solo poetry reading (aside from Creative Writing Plenary Address and talk on Latin American art), Languaging 99 Conference, University of North Texas, Denton, March 3-7, 1999.

Solo poetry reading, concluding two week graduate and undergraduate level Poetry Workshop (EN 495 & 595, June 2-14), Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Michigan. Reading June 15, 2001, sponsored by Dept of English Creative Writing Program and Passages North literary magazine.

Solo reading at the Barrett Art Gallery, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA, March 18, 2002.

The Road Not Taken: Cuban-American Literature Panel, Part II, reading and discussion along with Pablo Medina (memoir) and Ana Menéndez (fiction), moderated by Ana Méndez Rodenas, at the Americas Society, New York City, May 15, 2002.

Solo reading, Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL, presenting The Mastery Impulse, Feb. 8, 2003.

Solo reading, Americas Society, New York, NY, April 25, 2003.

Caribbean Poetry Project, reading with Paul Pines and Juan-Carlos Formell presenting poems by the late Roberto Valero, Zinc Bar, New York, NY, July 29, 2004.

Solo reading, Center for the Americas, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, Nov. 5, 2004.

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