​​       - upcoming events -


Wednesday, June 19, 2019 

Brooklyn Library Pride Event

Calamus at Sea: A Celebration of Poetry and Pride

Red Hook (on the Deck of the Mary A. Whalen)

Julia Guez, Sam Ross, Chase Bergunn, Ricardo Alberto Maldonado, Hafizah Geter, Amber Galeo and Jayson P. Smith

Friday, June 21-23, 2019 

Deep Water Festival

Various Locations

Narrowsburg, NY

Mark Ruffalo, Tilda Swinton, Marlon James, Hafizah Geter, Alexander Chee, A.M. Holmes

     ​​         - 2018 -

Saturday, December 1, 2018 

Brooklyn Museum

Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power

Brooklyn, NY

HafizahGeter, Cynthia Manick and Nicholas Nichols

Friday, June 15-17, 2018 

Deep Water Festival

Various Locations

Narrowsburg, NY

Mark Ruffalo, Tilda Swinton, Masha Gessen, Marlon James, Hafizah Geter, Penny Arcade, Emily Wilson, and more

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 

Same Page Reading Series


85 East 4th St. • New York, NY 10003

Ziwe Fumudoh, Precious Okoyomon, Elissa Bassist, Hafizah Geter, Sean Speers, Holly Rice

Friday, March 16, 2018 

Franklin Electric Reading Series

Work Heights

650 Franklin Ave • Brooklyn, New York 11238

Hafizah Geter, Sam Ross, Jenny Xie

Thursday, March 29, 2018 

Berl's Poetry

141 Front Street • Brooklyn, NY 11201

Cortney Lamar Charleston, Hafizah Geter and Shayla Lawson


March 7-10, 2018 

AWP Tampa

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside

333 S Franklin St  • Tampa, FL 33602

     ​​         - 2017 -

Saturday, December 16, 2017 / 7PM

Gwen Beloti 2017 Black X White Cocktail Fundraiser

Image Gallery

1501 Broadway Brooklyn, NY 11221

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 / 2PM

Read the Resistance: Salvage the Bones by 

PEN America


With Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely, moderated by Hafizah Geter

Saturday, November 11, 2017 / TBA

Book Launch for Landscape With Sex and Violence by Lynn Melnick

A Public Space

323 Dean Street • Brooklyn, NY 11217

Hafizah Geter, Ricardo Maldonado, Camille Rankine, more TBA!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 / 4:10 pm

Poetry Reading with Cortney Lamar Charleston and Hafizah Geter

Lafayette College Creative Writing Program

Lafayette College, 730 High St • Easton, PA 18042

Cortney Lamar Charleston and Hafizah Geter


Saturday, September 17, 2017 / 2:00 pm - 12:40 pm

American Landscapes

Brooklyn Book Festival

Brooklyn Historical Society Library,

128 Pierrepont St St • Brooklyn, NY 11201

Will Brewer, Layli Long Soldier, Morgan Parker, and Javier Zamora, Moderated by Hafizah Geter

Saturday, September 9, 2017 / 11:30 am - 12:40 pm

Shoes That Fit My Feet: Poets Confront the Past

Slice Literary Writers' Conference

St. Francis College, 180 Remsen St • Brooklyn, NY 11201

Hafizah Geter, Ricardo Maldonado, Jenny Xie, & Javier Zamora, Moderated by Mary Gannon

Saturday, August 26, 2017 / 5:00 pm

NOMAD Reading Series

Branch Ofc

225 Rogers Ave • Brooklyn, NY 11225

Hafizah Geter, Aldrin Valdez, Natalie Eilbert, & Yesenia Montilla

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 / 7:00 pm

Final Fantasy Reading Series

Friends and Lovers

641 Classon Avenue • Brooklyn, NY 11226

Hannah Black, Mehreen Kasana, Precious Okoyomon, Colette Arrand, Hafizah Geter, Hamdan Azhar, Victoria Edwards & more

Sunday, June 11, 2017 / 8:00 pm

Dead Rabbits Reading Series

DTUT bar & cafe

1744 2nd Avenue • New York, NY 10128

Hafizah Geter, T Kira Madden, Lara Mimosa Montes, Cathy Linh Che, Lucas De Lima & Carly Joy Miller

Friday, June 16, 2017 / 7:00 pm

Free Water Reading Series


85 East 4th Street • New York, NY 10002

Hafizah Geter & TBA

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 / 7:00 pm

Ditmas Lit

Hinterlands Bar

739 Church Ave • Brooklyn, NY 11218

Hafizah Geter & TBA

Friday, May 12, 2017 / 12:00 pm

Enduring Spirit: Poetry Reading and Artist's Talk

Columbia Museum of Art

 4600 Sunset Avenue • Indianapolis, Indiana 46208

Tyrone Geter & Hafizah Geter

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 / 7:30 pm

Experiments and Disorders

Dixon Place

161A Chrystie Street • New York, NY 10002

Jenny Offill & Hafizah Geter

Saturday, May 6, 2017 / 6:00 pm

PEN World Voices Festival: Art, Gender, and Social Justice

The Cooper Union, Frederick P. Rose Auditorium

41 Cooper Square • New York, NY 10003

Jessica Greer Morris,Hafizah Geter, & Giannini Braschi, Moderated by Ana Oliveira

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 / 7:30 pm

Pacific Standard

82 Fourth Avenue • Brooklyn, NY 11217

Tony Trigilio, Hafizah Geter, Albert Mobilio, Tommy Pico & Candace Williams

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Butler University Annual Publishing Panel

Butler University

 4600 Sunset Avenue • Indianapolis, Indiana 46208

Anna deVries (Picador), Shaun Dolan (Union Literary Agency) & Hafizah Geter

Thursday, April 20, 2017 / 6:30 pm

Sweet Reads

Joyce's Bakeshop

646 Vanderbilt Ave • New York, NY 11238

Hafizah Geter, Matt Grant, Kent Grimes & Rob Spillman

Saturday, March 25, 2017 / 7:30pm

LIT Magazine 30th Issue Celebration

Berl​'s Poetry Shop

141 Front Street • DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Hafizah Geter, Myung Mi Kim & Lynn Melnick

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 / 6 pm

Whitney Houston Biennial

chashama at XOCO 325

325 West Broadway • New York, NY 

Marina Blitshteyn, Hafizah Geter, Natalie Eilbert, and a special guest

Saturday, March 11, 2017 / 7:30 pm

Atlas Industries

11 Spring St • Newburgh, NY 12550

Alex Dimitrov, Megan Fernandes, Hafizah Geter & Catherine Pond

Thursday, March 2, 2017 / 7:00 pm

Abandon Me Book Launch & Dance Party

Liberty Hall at Ace Hotel

20 West 29th Street, Chelsea • New York City, NY 10001,

Celebrate the launch of Abandon Me by Melissa Febos, with short readings from Tara Clancy, Nick Flynn, Amy Gall, Hafizah Geter, Porochista Khakpour, Syreeta McFadden, Shelly Oria and Gregory Pardlo, followed by a serious dance party with DJ Jen Urban on the tables.

Sunday, February 26, 2017 /12:30 - 5:00 pm

Women Writers in Bloom

Carroll Gardens, Art Gallery Space Reserved, to receive address details: JP.HOWARD@womenwritersbloom.com

Hafizah Geter leads  the next Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon and workshop.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 /8:00 pm

Gavagai Music + Reading Series

The Owl Music Parlor

497 Rogers Ave. • Brooklyn, NY 11225

Featuring Mrb Chelko, Raquel Dorman, Hafizah Geter, Angelo Nikolopoulos, and Valery Oisteanu - with original live scores by David Cieri (piano, etc), Mike Brown (bass), and Shahzad Ismaily (drums and percussion).

Monday, January 30, 2017 / TBA

Kill Genre

Le Poisson Rouge

158 Bleecker Street • New York, NY 10012

Kill Genre is a quarterly poetry reading series…minus the poetry. The first series of its kind, Kill Genre showcases groundbreaking works that push the boundaries of form and flirt dangerously with hybridity, integrates musical performance, and includes the audience in innovative ways. Featuring Elisabeth Frost, and Sharon Mesmer, Hafizah Geter, + TBA. Hosted by Matthew Daddona, Caroline Hagood, and Matt Petronzio.

Sunday, January 1, 2017 / TBD

The 43rd Annual New Year’s Day Marathon Reading

The Poetry Project 

St. Mark’s Church 131 E. 10th Street • New York, NY 10003

Brenda Coultas, Farnoosh Fathi, Tonya Foster, Hafizah Geter, Eileen Myles, Tommy Pico, Sarah Schulman, Simone White, Hanif Willis Abdurraqib, Jenny Zhang, and many more. See event page for full lineup.

​       ​​       - 2016 -


Thursday, December 15, 2016 / 6:00-10:00 pm

Art After Trump

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street • New York, NY

7PM: Hafizah Geter, Cat Fitzpatrick, Jennifer Baker, Hossannah Asuncion, and Cynthia Cruz + more

Saturday, December 3, 2016 / 6:00 pm

Trebuchet by Danniel Schoonebeek: A Book Launch 

Over the Eight

594 Union Ave, Brooklyn • NY

Timothy Donnelly, Hafizah Geter, Emily Skillings, Ricardo Maldonado & Danniel Schoonebeek

Sunday, December 11, 2016 / 4:40 pm

One Breath Rising Poetry Series

440 Gallery
440 Sixth Avenue (at 10th Street) Park Slope • Brooklyn, NY

Featuring Hafizah Geter

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 / 7:00 pm

What Just Happened? Writers Respond to the 2016 Elections

Shrine World Music Venue

2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd • New York, NY

Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, Grace Aneiza Ali, Hafizah Geter, Max S. Gordon, Hajar Husseini, Morgan Jerkins, and Chris Prioleau

Saturday, June 25, 2016 / 9:00 pm

Say Yes Electric Collective: An evening of writing, music, comedy and more. Performances are followed by a live band and an all-night dance party, BYOB

Rooftop: 1013 Pacific St. • Brooklyn, NY

Performances by: Ern Moreno, Nayomi Reghay, Cody Ray Mendoza, Alex English, Hillary Ferguson,  Jerron Herman, Hafizah Geter, Jessica Bongermino, Martin Philadelphy

Friday, June 17, 2016 / 7:00 pm

The Grief Diaries: Anniversary Reading

Book Culture

536 W 112th St • New York, NY

Cathleen Chambless, Leila Ortiz, Katie Rainey, Hafizah Geter, Corey Page Spencer, Sara Joy Márquez, Julia Bosson, and Richard Quigley

Monday, June 6, 2016 / 7:00 pm

We Count: Intersectionality & Activism in the Literary Landscape

Housing Works Book Store

126 Crosby St • New York, NY

Jennifer Baker, Cat Fitzpatrick, Hafizah Geter, Jyothi Natarajan, & Kathi Wolfe, moderated by Lynn Melnick

Monday, April 25, 2016 / 7:00 pm

National Poetry Month Reading

The Strand

828 Broadway •New York, NY

Hafizah Geter, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Matt Petronzio, Charif Shanahan, and Danniel Schoonebeek

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 / 8:00 pm

Mental Marginalia

The West

379 Union Avenue •Brooklyn, NY

Anna Kowalczuk, Hafizah Geter, Nicole Basta, Alcy Leyva, and Janel Sellers


Monday, March 15, 2016 / 3:30 pm

The Stream: On the margins: Diversity in publishing

Al Jazeera English

Nikesh Shukla, Hafizah Geter, Sarah McCarry, & Jason Low


Thursday, January 28, 2016 / 7:30pm


Over the Eight

594 Union Avenue •Brooklyn, NY

CA Conrad, Hafizah Geter, Eileen Myles, Christina Olivares, & Christopher Soto aka Loma


Wednesday, January 27, 2016 / 7:00 pm

Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop

126A Front Street •DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY

Mike Bazzett, Hafizah Geter, Javier Zamora


          - 2015 -

Sunday, November 22, 2015 / 3:30pm

Studio Dynaco

Dynaco Bar

1112 Bedford Avenue • Brooklyn, NY

Gabriel Kruis & Hafizah Geter


Tuesday, October 13, 2015 / 6pm

Soul Sister Revue

HiFi Bar

169 Avenue A • NY, NY

EJ Antonio, Jeremy Clark, Hafizah Geter, Lynne Procope, & Mundo Rivera


Tuesday, June 30, 2015/ 8pm

Mental Marginalia

The West

379 Union Avenue •Brooklyn, NY

Rico Frederick, April Freely, Hafizah Geter, & Abigail Wellhouse


TBA, July 25-26, 2015

VIDA: Women in Literary Arts 

@ The New York Poetry Festival

Govenors Island (Directions)

Rosebud Ben-Oni, Hafizah Geter, Trace Peterson, & Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie


Wednesday, March 4, 2015 / 7pm

Claire Bidwell's Opening Reception & Reading

Silent Barn

603 Bushwick Ave • Brooklyn, New York

Ruby Brunton, Hafizah Geter Jenna Lynch, Kalliopi Mathios, & Giovanna Olmos


Sunday, April 19, 2015 / 4pm

Please Excuse This Poem


163 Court Street • Brooklyn, NY

Mónica de la Torre, Timothy Donnelly, Hafizah Geter, Ricardo Alberto Maldonado, Matthea Harvey


Friday, February, 13, 2015

Roots Poetry Series

Roots Cafe

639A 5th Ave • Brooklyn, New York

Melissa Ahart, Hafizah Geter, Raphael Allison, and Aimée Dupont


Friday, January 23, 2015 / 6pm

East River Reading Series


2 Havemeyer St • Brooklyn, NY 11211

Lynn Melnick, Catherine Pond, Ryann Wahl, and Hafizah Geter


​           - 2014 -


Friday, November 21, 2014 / 7:30pm

Feminist Urgent Round Table: Strike a THREAT : Women's voices in the media: online, offline, talking, doing, breathing, living - abused, ignored, trolled, forgotten

Bruce High Quality Foundation University

34 Avenue A• New York, NY 10009

Emily Brandt, Hafizah Geter, Leah Schrager, Anya Liftig, Jacqueline Mabey, Amanda Parmer, Amanda Browder, Moderated by Katya Grokhovsk


Thursday, November 6, 2014 / 7pm

A Book Launch: Soft Threat by Alexis Pope

Berl's Poetry Shop

126A Front Street • Brooklyn, NY

Alexis Pope, Amy Lawless, Hafizah Geter, and Tommy Pico.


Thursday, October 23, 2014 / 6:30pm

Jamaica Center Reading Series

Jamaica Market

Harvest Room, 9040

160th Street • Jamaica, NY 

Hafizah Geter, Retha Powers, & Rich Villar


Friday, October 9, 2014 / 7pm

Bureau General Services Queer Division

83A Hester Street • New York, NY

Jericho Brown, James Allen Hall, & Hafizah Geter 


Thursday, October 2, 2014 / 7pm

ManWorld: A Chapbook Launch by Emily Brandt

The West

379 Union Avenue •Brooklyn, NY

Emily Brandt, Joey De Jesus, Hafizah Geter, Montana Ray, & Paige Taggart


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Brooklyn Book Festival

209 Joralemon Street • Brooklyn, NY

Love, Sex, & Poetry: r.erica doyle (proxy), Angelo Nikolopolous (Obscenely Yours), Carl Phillips (Silverchest), and Rachel Zucker (MOTHERs) will examine love, sex, and poetry interrogating where intamacy, langauge and their myraid manifistations inersect and diverge. Moderated by Hafizah Geter.       

Monday, June 23, 2014 / 3:15-4:45pm

The 31t Annual Summer Writers' Week: Lit Mags & The Literary Community 

Manhattanville College

2900 Purchase Street • Purchase, NY

A panel discussion // Editors from innovative literary journals speak about building and engaging their communities. With Emily Brandt of No, Dear, Hafizah Geter of Phantom Limb, Patrick Ryan of One Teen Story, & James Yeh of Gigantic.


Friday, February 28, 2014 / 4pm

Muzzle Magazine + Vinyl Poetry: Offsite AWP Reading


5241 University Way NE • Seattle, Washington

Hafizah Geter, Saeed Jones, Rob Kenagy, Keith Leonard, Sarah Levine, Marie-Elizabeth Mali, Jamaal May, Rachel McKibbens, Erika Meitner, Sam Sax & Danniel Schoonebeek


Saturday, January 18, 2014 / 6pm

Bonk! 64


300 6th Street • Racine, Wisconsin

Ann Stotts, Hafizah Geter & musican Luke Patterson


​           - 2013 -

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 / 7 PM

Atlas Review

61 Local

61 Bergen St (Boerum Hill) • Brooklyn, NY

Poetry and art featuring Hafizah Geter with William Brewer, James La Marre with Jesse Harding, Grace Miceli with Shana Sadeghi Ray & Marcus McDonald with Evander Batson


Sunday, September 22, 2013 / 4pm

The Poet & The Poem

Brooklyn Book Festival

209 Joralemon Street • Brooklyn, NY

A panel discussion featuring Natalie Diaz, Alex Dimitrov, Tim Z. Hernandez, & Lynn Melnick. Poets will examine politics and identity in poetry, and the complex ways in which a poet’s work can become intertwined with the poets’ personal narrative. Moderated by Hafizah Geter.


Sunday, August 25, 2013 / 4pm


228 Manhattan Avenue • (Williamsburg) Brooklyn, NY 

Amber Atiya, Lee Ann Brown, R Erica Doyle, Hafizah Geter, Robin Grearson, Casey Llewellyn, Amelie Ray, & Evie Shockley


Saturday, May 4, 2013 / 5-9

​BBQ Fundraiser for the NYC Poetry Festival​

Forgotten Works Studio

46 Bridge St (in DUMBO) • Brooklyn, NY

at 6 pm, Jason Koo & Caroline Gormley; at 7 pm, Hafizah Geter & John Deming; at 8 pm, Ben Fama, & Christine Kanownik


​Saturday, May 18, 2013 / 3 pm

Pen Pal Poets presents Poetry for Perilous Times: The Political and Social Issues of the Day, A Poetry Reading and Open Mike​

Playroom Theatre

151 West 46th Street, 8th Fl • NY, NY

Amy King, Hafizah Geter, Bernard Block, Jayson Schneiderman, Nicholas Powers, George Wallace


Monday, March 18, 2013 / 8:00 pm​

​New Voices: Emerging Writers​
Blacksmith House / $3 Admission
56 Brattle Street • Cambridge, MA​​

Ron Spalletta, Hafizah Geter, & Tara Skurtu


​Friday, March 8, 2013 / 6 - 9 pm

Cave Canem Fellows Off-Site Reading at AWP Boston

Linda K. Paresky Center, Third Floor of Main College Building at Simmons College / $10 Admission to benefit Cave Canem

300 The Fenway • Boston, MA 02115​​

Sam Corninsh, Afaa M. Weaver, January Gill O’Neil, Lauren K. Alleyne, Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Antoinette Brim, Jocelyn Burrell, CM Burroughs, Mary Easter, Chiyuma Elliott, Hafizah Geter, Juliet P. Howard, Douglas Kearney, Ruth Ellen Kocher, Jacqueline Jones Lamon, Robin Coste Lewis, Aisha Sharif, Kamilah Moon, Khadijah Queen, Maya Washington, Keith Wilson, L. Lamar Wilson, & Ronaldo Wilson

​           - 2012 -

Friday, November 30, 2012 /8:00 pm

​Metro Rhythm

Brooklyn Fireproof

119 Ingraham St (at Porter Ave) • Brooklyn, NY

F/t Dorothea Lasky, Hafizah Geter, Catherine Pond, & Joanna Valente, + Music to follow by Cylcles (f/t Julie Kantor) & a dance party with DJ C-Sharp & DJ Lizzy D (aka Liz Clark Wessel & Liz Dosta)


Saturday, November 17, 2012 / 8pm

Brooklyn Ladies Text-based Salon

Location: Private Residence • Brooklyn, NY • Contact Camille Rankine for details (ecamile@gmail.com)

Sapphire, Lynn Melnick, Angela Veronica Wong, Hafizah Geter, Elizabeth Whittlesey, Nalini Abhiraman, Emily Cooke

Thursday, November 1, 2012 / 7pm

Pop-Up Reading

The Phoenix

447 East 13th Street • Manhattan, NY ​​
Natalie Diaz, Eduardo Corral, Khadijah Queen, Hafizah Geter, & Darrel Alejandro Holnes​​


Wednesday, October 17, 2012 / 7pm

​2012 Poets & Writers Amy Awards Ceremony​

New York Society Library

53 East 79th Street • Manhattan, NY

Rio Cortez, Hafizah Geter, Alison Roh Park, &​Christie Ann Reynolds​

Saturday, October 13, 2012 / TBA

​The Big Mess Reading Series

Annabell's Bar & Lounge  

782 West Market • Akron, Ohio 

Mirissa Rini, Robert Ostrom, Jonterri Gadson, & Hafizah Geter

​​Friday, October 12, 2012 / doors open at 7pm​

​The Dollhouse Reading Series​​
​2265 W. Leland Ave. Apt. #1 • Chicago, IL
Robert Ostrom, Jonterri Gadson, Hafizah Geter, & Michael Robbins


Saturday, July 21, 2012 / 3:50pm

New York Poetry Festival

White Horse Stage • Governors Island, NY

Virginia McLure, Hafizah Geter, Sampson Starkweather, & Dorothea Lasky


Wednesday, March 14, 2012 / 7:30pm

Southern Writers Reading Series

Happy Ending Lounge

302 Broome Street • Manhattan, NY

Cat Richardson, Brandon Lewis, Austin LaGrone, & Hafizah Geter


Wednesday, February 29, 2012 / 7pm

AWP 2012, Cave Canem Fellows & Columbia College Chicago Faculty Past & Present

Villains Bar

649 South Clark Street • Chicago, IL

John Murillo, Sandra Lim, Jaswinder Bolina, Ed Roberson, CM Burroughs, Hafizah Geter, Rickey Laurentiis, Jonterri Gadson, Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Jamaal May, Brian Francis, Samiya Bashir, Marcus Wicker, Ashley Toliver, Kimberly Dixon, Nicole Sealey, L. Lamar Wilson, Phillip B. Williams, Nandi Comer, Kamilah Aisha Moon, Makalani Bandele, Kenyatta Rogers, Glenis Redmond, Latasha Diggs, & Lita Hooper 


          - 2011 -

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 / 6:30pm
Poetry Society of America Presents: Objects and Apparitions: Poems and Art of Elizabeth Bishop

Tibor De Nagy Gallery  

724 5th Avenue • New York, NY

Deborah Landau, Hafizah Geter, Mark Strand, & Susan Wheeler


Thursday, December 8, 2011 / 6:30pm

Happy Birthday Alison!

Celebrating Alison Meyer's 60th

Cave Canem

20 Jay Street, Suite 310-A • Brooklyn, NY

Camille Rankine, Hafizah Geter, Myrna Greenfield, & Alison Meyers


Sunday, April 10, 2011 / 2pm

RHINO 2011 Release Party

630 Clinton Place • Evanston, IL

Esteban Colon, Bill Coughlin, Maureen Ewing, Hafizah Geter, Ruth Goring, Steven Schroeder, Donna Vorreyer, & Jackie White


​           - 2010 -

Friday, October 29, 2010 / 7pm

Good Evening Reading Series

The Mess Hall

6932 North Glenwood Avenue • Chicago, IL

Hafizah Geter & Jacob Saenz


​           - 2009 -

Monday, September 21, 2009 / 7pm

Elbowing Off The Stage

Manhattan's Bar

415 South Dearborn • Chicago, IL

Hafizah Geter, Kristen Orser, & Jacob Knabb

Thursday, April 8, 2009 / 10 pm

Gladiators Reading Series

Villains Bar and Grill

649 South Clark Street • Chicago, IL

Jenny Boully, Hafizah Geter, & Chris Williams