Readings and Talks

I’m always delighted to offer readings and talk about my own work and on topics connected to poetry, magic, Tamil, and translation. Here is a list of recent presentations. Please contact me for more information.

The Light of Gandhi’s Lamp, presentation for “Introduction to Humanities: Voice and Visibility,” University of Washington, Tacoma Campus.

Escape into Spring: The Poetry and Magic of New Beginnings, special presentation for Horizon House, Seattle, WA.

Rainbows of Words, a special presentation for international literacy night, Sanislo Elementary School, Seattle, WA.

Martin Buber, Dialogue, and the Inner Life of Words, presentation and discussion for “Mysticism: Freedom and Dialogue,” The Evergreen State University, Olympia, WA.

Featured Poet for the Word’s Worth Poetry Program of the Seattle City Council, Seattle, WA, August 8, 2012. Text of the poem composed for the occasion and a video of the reading available at:

http://www.seattle.gov/council/licata/poetword.htm

Embodying Poetry, presentation and workshop for “Introduction to Creative Writing,” University of Washington, Tacoma Campus.

The Unsaid, presentation and workshop about dialogue in short fiction for “Introduction to Fiction Writing,” Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR.

Reading from Life is a Word That Fills, a novel in progress, Literary Readings Series, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR.

The Poet’s Magic, In and Out of the Classroom, panel presentation for “Renegade Pedagogy: Teaching Outside the Box,” The Association of Writers and Writing Programs Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, March 1, 2011.

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