appearance calendar


Friday, June 14, 2019. 7pm - Event Curated by Andrea Jenkins @ The Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis. 

Queer Voices: Poetry, Prose, and Pride event.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019. 7pm - Minneapolis Central LIbrary- Hennepin County Library. 

Queer Voices: Poetry, Prose, and Pride event.
June 21-23, 2019

PRIDE weekend  - Event / Booth Appearances TBD
Friday, June 28, 2019. Being an Unapologetic Black Artist

Panel Dialogue with Black Table Arts
Saturday,May 11, 2019 - @LITCRAWL | High Point Center for the Arts

Coffee House Press with Frank Bures present  Under The Purple Skies : Minneapolis Bingo


Sunday, May 12, 2019 - Wordplay Literary Festival | Art and The Body (Moderator)
In a very personal and frank essay, T Fleischmann (Time Is The Thing A Body Moves Through) spills out stories of love, loss, and violence like a bottle of pearls, pills and candy. As an examination of the bodily experience of simply living, Fleischmann’s prose is generous in honesty, at once compassionate and scalding. Jericho Brown (The Tradition) challenges our complacency in the face of everyday violence. His invention of the duplex poem takes root in the garden of the body, where evils from mass shootings, rape and racial violence can settle and wither roots, until we find some way to survive. In their poignant and deeply personal work, Fleischmann and Brown examine the intersectionality of the past and the present, and the limits to freedom our bodies express.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 7-9pm -Queer Voice Book Release Open Book Minneapolis, MN.
See Minnesota Historical Society Press Website for more information. 


April 12, 2019 - 7:00pm  - ​​​​Fierce Lament reading at Open Book, The Loft Literary Center 

Readers will include Lisa Marie Brimmer, Pam Costain, MN State Senator Scott Dibble, Michael Kleber-Diggs, David Lawrence Grant, and Brad Zellar; with opening remarks from editors Camille Gage and Tami Mohammed Brown.. For more:  Fierce Lament.  Red Bird Chapbooks, 2018
April 14, 2019 - 5:30pm - Slow Burn; a reading and reception RARE Productions, 
3010 E. Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Reading w/ Rox Anderson, Lisa Marie Brimmer to celebrate Dreaming Kaddish, a mytho-biography by Josina Manu Maltzman --  and ritual to follow.
 Wednesday, April 24, 2019 7pm The Poetics of Survival and Change @ Moon Palace Books

A Free Black Dirt production - Junauda Petrus-Nasah and Erin Sharkey - w/ other readers on the topics of survival and change in honor of The Parable of The Sower Opera on April 26, 2019. 
Thursday, 2019 - 7:00pm   - ​​​​Fierce Lament : an Evening with Red Bird Chapbooks  at East Side Freedom Library

Readers will include Lisa Marie Brimmer,  Tami Mohammed Brown, Pam Costain, Camille Gage, & Michael Kleber-Diggs  .. For more:  Fierce Lament.  Red Bird Chapbooks, 2018
 April 27, 2019 7-10pm - The Great Twin Cities Poetry Read @ Moon Palace Books

People's Poetry MN (Anthony Ceballos and Chavon Williams Chen) present the 2019's  Annual Great Twin Cities Poetry Read  @ Moon Palace Books. Dozens of poets descend on Moon Palace for 3 sets of poems.
March 13, 2019​​​​- 7:30 pm Big Ideas Series -​ ​​​​ Needs:  featuring Rumaan Alam 
   The Loft at Open Book

In conversation with Rumaan Alam about his latest novel, That Kind of Mother. A look at family through a female protagonist with a biological white son and an adoptive black son and asks how family can meet one’s needs.


​March 24, 2019 - 9-11am Book Discussion with Network of Politicized Adoptees : ​​​​See No Color ​by Shannon Gibney - Moon Palace Books
March 31, 2019 - 10:30-11:45 am ​​​​​​​​​​ Association of Writers and  Writing Publishers 
  Conference - Portland, OR

"It's Complicated" - Panel Guest
​Lisa Marie will present on a panel alongside Emily Perez, Carolina Ebeid, Sun Yung Shin, Brandon Som to discuss Writing Poetry from Multiple Subjectivities. 


February 27, 2019 - 7:30pm   body fail body -- new ensemble work @ The Guthrie Theater

Eight trans and queer artists working in the twin-cities comes together to learn through each other - making work which explores endurance, pleasure, the reality of space, ritual, object, & nature(s). We invite witness, responsibility and honor of the material self and bodies in relationship. This interdisciplinary night will include movement, performance, the peeling of layers, and the recycling of tropes. body fail body is a real-time experience/experiment in continuity and conversation.

about our company : 
We collaborate constructively. The audience, as witness, is part of our collective. We are dancers, singers, disruptors, authors, playwrights, lovers, activists, actors, educators, in transition, poets, designers, experimental event producers, students, teachers, healers, and here.

Winona Honey   (Stage Manager)

Lisa Marie Brimmer  
Pedro Pablo Lander  
Marcela Michelle**  
Kat Purcell*
Keila Anali Saucedo  
Yoni Tamang
Taja Will  

* Producing Director
** Artistic Director


January 11, 2019 - Banfille-Locke Reading Series 

Reading with poet Paula Cisewski at Banfille-Locke Center (6666 E. River Road, Fridley, MN.
The 2019 Reading Series was curated by Michael Kleber-Diggs.
The Reading Series is created in partnership with the Anoka County Library.
January 21, 2019 - 1pm.  I have a dream and a prophecy,  Poetry Reading and Discussion: 
An event honoring Martin Luther King Jr. 

Poetry reading and discussion with Keno Evol.

Minnesota Historical Society
St. Paul, MN