Upcoming presentations and/or classes:

Macomb Community College

SOAR Program, Poetry Workshop, Nov 10, 2016

http://www.macomb.edu/resources/community/attachments/SOAR-Macomb-Schedule.pdf


Ongoing Programs

University of Michigan

Guest teacher at psychology professor Ramaswami Mahalingam's classes, working with undergraduate and graduate students in the Psychology Department. An ongoing project using creative writing workshops to help students think creatively, and to write their abstracts in poetry.


Others

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
STEPUP Program, Creative B

A series of creative writing workshops with engineering students, August 3-7, 2015
Readings and Events with STEPUP Students, Aug 5 & 6:
http://arts.ufl.edu/in-the-loop/events/poetry-reading-by-zilka-joseph/
Video of STEPUP student performance on Aug 6
http://mediasite.video.ufl.edu/Mediasite/Play/02e829e607384d1da4cfd4bb8a26935f1d



Zilka Joseph

Previous Appearances and Engagements:


Ann Arbor Area

Angell Hall, University of Michigan, Hussey Room, Michigan League, U-M, Ann Arbor Book Festival Conference and Readings, Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti; Sweetwaters Cafe; Brewed Awakenings; Chelsea Literary Walk 


Detroit

Scarab Club, Hannan House, Detroit Opera House, Jazz Cafe


Metro Detroit

Oakland University, Oakland Community College, Rochester Hills Public Library, Barnes and Noble, Rochester Hills,  Farmingtom Hills Public Library, Birmingham Public Library, Ferndale Library, Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills Arts Center (BBAC); Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA), Rochester Hills; Cranbrook School


Pittsburgh

AJJDC, Kelly-Strayhorn Theater



Events 2017

Upcoming Events! Save the dates!


March 18, 11 am, Women Writers of Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti (WWAAY) Conference, U-M, Ann Arbor. Reading with lots of wonderful readers. Workshop by Joy Friedler at 9 am--details at:

https://www.wwaay.com


March 26, 3 pm, International Women's Day Celebration at The Source Bookstore, Wayne State University campus, Detroit

http://www.sourcebooksellers.com/calendar/2017/3/6/25ug9kxc7r9ut6aj27xrzkxrfiqbbz


April 20, 7 pm, Bookbound Bookstore, Ann Arbor, with Detroit poet M.L. Liebler

https://www.evensi.us/poetry-with-zilka-joseph-and-ml-liebler-bookbound-bookstore/203703722


April 23, 2 pm, Nicola's Bookstore, Ann Arbor, along with several contributors to Water Music: The Great Lakes State Poetry Anthology, published by the  Poetry Society of Michigan 

http://www.nicolasbooks.com/event/poetry-society-michigan-authors-celebrate-anthology


May 21, 7 pm, Reading Series at Franklin Farmhouse, hosted by Diane Decillis

http://farmhousecoffeeandicecream.com


June 15, 7 pm, Motor Signal Reading, Signal Return Press, Eastern Market, Detroit, curated by Literary Detroit

https://literarydetroit.com/2015/01/02/motor-signal-reading-series/


Fall 2017: Save the dates!

Coming in Sept 2017!

Alpena Book Festival, Sept 23-24


RASA, Festival of India, a series of events involving literature and the performing arts.

Celebration of Literature: Sept 28; Film Sept 17-18; Dance Sept 23-24. More details to come soon!

https://akshara-arts.org/literary/


Waterford Township Public Library, Feb 9, 2017, 7-8:30 pm

Reading with Alise Alousi and Cal Freeman http://www.poetry-leaves.com/events

Events 2016

Author's Forum Event hosted by Evans Young 

A discussion of my book Sharp Blue Search of Flame with Lolita Hernandez, author of Making Callaloo in Detroit
Sept 28, 5:30 pm, Hatcher Graduate Library, U-M, Ann Arbor, MI

http://lsa.umich.edu/humanities/news-events/all-events.detail.html/32949-4636632.html


Wayne State Universtiy Press 75th Anniversary Celebrations, Detroit, MI

Sept 29, 5 pm, N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art

​http://www.wsupress.wayne.edu/news-events/events/detail/wayne-state-university-press-75th-anniversary-celebration


Harbor Springs Festival of the Book, Harbor Springs, MI
Oct 1, 1 pm and 3 pm. Reading and Panel Discussion with WSUP authors Mary Ann Oomen, Thomas Lynch, Michael Delp

http://www.hsfotb.org

Wellspring Series hosted by poet and professor at CMU, Robert Fanning

Oct 3, 7:00 pm, Art Reach Center, 111 E. Broadway St., Downtown Mt. Pleasant, MI. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/769146456521836/


Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters: Made in Michigan Writers Event

Oct 28, Reading with M.L. Lielbler and Lynn Fay in Grand Rapids, MI. http://www.readwritelive.org/wsup-oct-2016.html


Jewish Book Festival

Nov 13, 10 am, Local Authors, Jewish Community Center, Ann Arbor, MI. http://book.jccannarbor.org/schedule/local-authors-2/


Aug 28, 3 pm, Nicola's Bookstore, Ann Arbor, MI
Reading with Ann Arbor poets, Chris Lord and Sue Budin
http://www.nicolasbooks.com/event/poetry-afternoon-chris-lord-zilka-joseph-and-sue-budin

May

Celebration of 10 years of the Made in Michigan series, and 75 years of Wayne State University Press!

Panel discussion and reading on May 19, Hilberrry Theater in Detroit, 7 pm

http://www.wsupress.wayne.edu/news-events/events/detail/annual-made-michigan-writers-series-event

April

Book Launch of Sharp Blue Search of Flame, sponsored by The Center of Education of Women, University of Michigan

Wednesday April 6, 2016, at 5 pm, Hussey Room, Michigan League

http://www.cew.umich.edu/progevents/book-launch-sharp-blue-search-flame-zilka-joseph/20160210

Poets and Pies Detroit: Reading with Terry Blackhawk and Dunya Mikhail

Thursday April 7, 7 pm. Hannan House, 4750 Woodward Ave., Detroit MI

Literati Bookstore; Reading with M.L. Liebler and Michael Delp

Thursday April 21, 7 pm at Literati Bookstore, Ann Arbor

http://www.literatibookstore.com/event/poetry-literati-michael-delp-zilka-joseph-and-ml-liebler