Wendy Barker Poetry ReadingUpcoming Readings/Signings

Featured Poet, Literary Reading Series, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX, February 14, 2018, Time TBA.

Moderator and panelist, “About Grief, Trauma, Loss: The Facing, the Writing, and the Healing,” AWP Annual Conference, Tampa, FLA, March 10, 2018, 1:30 p.m.

Panelist, “White Shame: We Need to Talk,” AWP Annual Conference, Tampa, FLA, March 9, 2018, 3:00 p.m.


Recent Readings, Panels, and Talks

Reading sponsored by Rattle, January 14, 2018, 5:00 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore, 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011.

Reading sponsored by Gemini Ink, with Natalia Treviño and George Wallace, The Twig Book Shop, 306 Pearl Parkway, #106, San Antonio, TX 78215, January 20, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Panel participant, “Healing Through Poetry,” with Cyra Dumitru and Natalia Treviño, Boerne Public Library, Boerne, TX, October 14, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

Moderator and participant on panel, “Location, Relocation, Dislocation: Readings & Discussion by 4 Poets, with Sharon Olinka, Octavio Quintanilla, and Edward Vidaurre, Gemini Ink Conference: Writing for Change, San Antonio, TX, July 22, 2017, 1:45 p.m.

Featured Poet, Poetry at Round Top, Round Top, TX, April 21-23, 2017. Workshop, Friday, April 21, 3:30 p.m. Panel participant, Saturday, April 22, 10:15 a.m. Reading, Saturday, April 22, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

Featured Poet, Walt Whitman Birthplace Association’s Poetry Series, Huntington Station, NY, May 5, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Reading, Amherst College, Amherst, MA, Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 4:00 p.m., Pruyne, Fayerweather Hall.

Panelist, “The Independent Press Anthology: Editing, Organizing, Designing, Publishing, and Marketing,” AWP Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., February 9, 2017, 4:30 p.m.

Reading with Sarah Cortez, The Twig, San Antonio, Sunday, January 8, 2017, 2:00 p.m.

Reading with South Texas Poets, Writers Resist, Alamo Beer Brewery, San Antonio, Sunday, January 15, 1:00-8:00 p.m.

Reading with George Drew and Barbara Ras, Malvern Books, Austin, Texas, November 12, 2016.

Reading with George Drew, Barnes & Noble, La Cantera, San Antonio, November 13, 2:00 p.m., 2016.

Talk on translating the poems of Rabindranath Tagore, Conference on Translation organized by Dalkey Archive Press, University of Houston – Victoria, Texas, August 3, 2016.

Panelist, “Taking Off the Muzzle: Writing Our Voices Aloud/Allowed,” Gemini Ink Writers Conference, San Antonio, July 22, 2016.

Panelist, “The Daily Life: Sustaining a Creative Life Over the Long Haul,” Gemini Ink Writers Conference, San Antonio, July 23, 2016.

Reading for One Blackbird at a Time and From the Moon, Earth is Blue, with Alicia Ostriker, Great Weather For Media, Parkside Lounge, New York, NY, Sunday, June 12, 4:00 p.m.

Reading/signing for Far Out: Poems of the ’60s, with Bonnie Lyons, Bryce Milligan, Dave Parsons, and other contributors to the anthology, Barnes & Noble La Cantera, San Antonio, Sunday, June 5, 3:00 p.m.

Reading for One Blackbird at a Time and From the Moon, Earth is Blue, Arcadia Books, Spring Green, Wisconsin, Sunday, May 22, 2016, 2:00 p.m.

Reading for One Blackbird at a Time and From the Moon, Earth is Blue, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, Thursday, May 12, 2016.

Reading/signing for One Blackbird at a Time and From the Moon, Earth is Blue with Kevin Clark, Avid Reader, Davis, California, Thursday, May 11.

Reading/signing for One Blackbird at a Time and From the Moon, Earth is Blue with Kevin Clark, Albany Library, Albany, California, Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

Participant in Off-site Poetry Reading for Raising Lily Ledbetter, AWP in Los Angeles, Chevalier’s Books, Saturday, April 2, 2016, 6:00 p.m.

Panelist, AWP in Los Angeles, “Still Got the Juice: Fierce Writing by Women of a Certain Age” (Event #S264), LA Convention Center, Room 515A (Meeting Room Level) Saturday, April 2, 3:00-4:15 p.m.

Participant in Off-site Poetry Reading for Far Out: Poems of the ’60s, AWP in Los Angeles, The Westin Bonaventure, 404 South Figueroa Street, Beaudry B (Lobby Level), Friday, April 1, 2016, 5:30 p.m.

Moderator and Panelist, AWP in Los Angeles, “Beyond Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll: Far Out Poets Read Poems About the ’60s” (Event #R266), LA Convention Center, Room 515B (Meeting Room Level), Thursday, March 31, 3:00-4:15 p.m.

Panelist, Poetry Reading, “Female Leadership: Literature, Health Care, and the Law,” University of the Incarnate Word, March 8, 2016, 3:00 p.m.

Poetry reading, Academy of American Poets–Texas Alamo Area Poets, San Antonio, March 5, 2016.

Reading for One Blackbird at a Time and From the Moon, Earth is Blue, Montgomery County Literary Arts Council, Writers’ Performance Reading Series, Thursday, February 18, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

Reading for One Blackbird at a Time and From the Moon, Earth is Blue with Rich Levy, The Jung Center, The Rice University/University of Houston Visiting Writers Series, Houston, Texas, Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Reading/signing for One Blackbird at a Time and From the Moon, Earth is Blue with Barbara Ras, The Twig, San Antonio, Texas, Sunday, January 31, 2016, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Reading/signing for One Blackbird at a Time and From the Moon, Earth is Blue, with Natalia Treviño, Bookwoman, Austin, Texas, Saturday, January 30, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

Reading/signing for One Blackbird at a Time and From the Moon, Earth is Blue, with Debra Monroe, Barnes & Noble, La Cantera, San Antonio, Texas, Saturday, January 9, 2016, 3:00 p.m.

Reading from One Blackbird at a Time and From the Moon, Earth is Blue, with Natalia Treviño, Austin Community College, South Austin Campus, Monday, November 16, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

Book Launch for One Blackbird at at Time (BkMk Press) and From the Moon, Earth is Blue (Wings Press), along with a celebration of Natalia Treviño’s Lavando La Dirty Laundry (Mongrel Empire Press), Beethoven Maennerchor, San Antonio, Texas, Thursday, November 5, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

Off-site poetry reading with contributors to the anthology Women Write Resistance, AWP, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 11, 2015.

Off-site poetry reading with Superstition Review and Blue Mesa Review poets, AWP, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 10, 2015.

Poetry reading for Our Lady of the Lake Literary Festival, San Antonio, March 27, 2015.

Guest lecturer on translating poetry, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas, January 28, February 25, and March 25, 2015.

Poetry reading for Launch of Festschrift, The Quiet Born From Talk, ed. Catherine Kasper, UTSA, February 20, 2015.


Poetry Readings at Colleges and Universities

Wendy has given readings of her poetry at colleges and universities across the United States, including University of Wisconsin, Madison, California Polytechnic State University, Claremont College, Marlboro College, Oakland University, Southwest Missouri State University, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, SUNY Binghamton, University of California at Davis, University of Maryland, and University of Scranton. Besides giving readings in San Antonio, at Trinity University, Our Lady of the Lake University, St. Mary’s University (and of course at UTSA), she has also read her poems at other educational institutions in Texas, including Abiline Christian University, Amarillo College, Austin Community College, Montgomery College, Southern Methodist University, Sul Ross State University, Texas Tech University, and University of St. Thomas.  She has also been a featured poet at the Round Top Poetry Festival.

Beyond the United States, she has given readings in Bulgaria at the American Cultural Center in Sofia, The Paisii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv, University of Veliko Turnovo, and at American University of Bulgaria. In India, she has read her poems at the American Studies Research Center in Hyderabad, at the University of Hyderabad, at Kurukshetra University, and at Panjab University in Chandigarh.


Poetry Readings at Bookstores and Literary/Arts Centers

In addition to giving readings at various Barnes and Nobles in the U.S., Wendy has also read at Book Woman in Austin; Boswell’s Books in Shelburn Falls, Massachussetts; Cody’s in Berkeley; Quackenbush in Austin; and Shakespeare Books in Dallas. She has given readings at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin and The Writer’s Garret in Dallas

In San Antonio she has also read at Gemini Ink, the San Antonio Library, The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, and San Antonio Museum of Art. The Twig Book Shop has been the site of almost all her book launches.


Poetry Readings at Conferences and Festivals

Conferences and literary festivals where Wendy has given readings include the American Literature Symposium on Women Writers, Angelo State University Writers Conference, Associate Colleges of the South Women’s Studies Conference, College English Association, Emily Dickinson International Society, The Festival Institute at Round Top, MELUS, National Women’s Studies Association Conference, New Jersey Writing Project in Texas Annual Conference, Poetry Society of Texas and University of Texas of the Permian Basin Poetry Festival, San Antonio InterAmerican Book Fair, Society for the Study of American Women Writers International Conference, South Central Modern Language Association Conference, National Federation of State Poetry Societies Convention, University of North Texas Literary Festival, Texas Academy of Internal Medicine Annual Conference, Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers Annual Conference, Texas Book Festival, and the Texas Small Press Conference and Book Fair.


Papers and Lectures

Wendy has presented papers and given talks and lectures at such conferences as the American Literature Association, AWP, International Conference of the Emily Dickinson International Society, International Conference on Canadian Studies (at Pondicherry University, India), International Conference on Rabindranath Tagore (at the University of Connecticut, Storrs), International Convention of Asia Scholars (Singapore), The Israel Association of American Studies International Conference, (Tel Aviv, Israel), Kliment Ohridski University (Sofia, Bulgaria), MELUS, MLA, and the South Asia Language Analysis Roundtable (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India).