Upcoming events where Karin will be reading or presenting her writing:

The 2017 Richmond Anthology of Poetry—Poetry Reading
Richmond Public Library, Whittlesey Room
323 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, California
Saturday, April 22, 3-5pm

Karin will be among poets reading their work from The 2017 Richmond Anthology of Poetry at this event during National Poetry Month. She is honored to have two poems in the collection. She looks forward to being an audience member that day, too, as she loves this anthology for its variety of captivating voices connected to Richmond. Children are welcome, but this is not a poetry collection aimed at children.


Turn the Page!
A Children’s Book Festival at Children’s Fairyland
699 Bellevue Ave, Oakland, California
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Event is from 10am-4pm; Karin will be at a Meet & Greet table from 12:20-1:30pm.

Enjoy a day of celebrating books at Children’s Fairyland! Event is free with park admission. Karin will be one of twenty-five local authors available to talk with readers and sign books (for sale on site from Laurel Bookstore). Other activities including bookmaking and read alouds. High attendance is expected so consider public transportation.
More details here:


Karin loves sharing about her writing at schools, book stores, poetry readings, and other author events. Her presentation about My Amazing Day, includes discussions about how an idea became a book (with visuals) and the theme of gratitude, plus activities related to the book. Her presentations are enjoyable for very young children through adults. Contact her here to schedule an event.

Karin sharing about the making of My Amazing Day, with young helper, at JennyK gift shop, El Cerrito, CA, November 2014 (Photo by Stephen A. Fisher)

Karin reading My Amazing Day to preschoolers at El Cerrito Preschool Cooperative, May 2014

Karin reciting her poem “cracks” from The 2017 Richmond Anthology of Poetry at its book launch party, Kaleidoscope Cafe, Richmond, CA, December 2016. (Photo by Stephen A. Fisher)