Fall 2019 Public Events

August 4, 6:30 pm
A reading with Why There Are Words-LA:  “A Radical Interpretation of Survival in Literature” with  David Ulin, Rachel Howzell Hall, Arminé Iknadossian, Carla Sameth, and Aatif Rashid
Los Angeles, CA

August 9, 8:00 pm
East Meets West: a reading with many LA-based writers; curated by Tanya Ko Hong
Beyond Baroque
Venice Beach, CA

August 25, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
celebrate our words / /  BAN THE WALLS
A reading celebrating Black Wings
with Lisbeth Coiman, Jamie Asaye Fitzgerald, Lucy Rodriguez-Hanley, and Alicia Vogl Saenz and high school students Sofia Barrios and Minal Saldivar, as well as surprise guests including Lynn Harris Ballen, Diya Bose, Manuela Traude Gomez and Elline Lipkin
Pasadena Central Library
Pasadena, CA

September 8, 2:00 pm
Houston Noir reading
Sisters In Crime
South Pasadena Library
South Pasadena, CA

September 10, 12:15 pm
Black Wings reading and signing
Hampton Room, Scripps College
Claremont, CA

September 12, 7:30 pm
The WCCW Reading Series: Work & Labor
Women’s Center for Creative Work
Los Angeles, CA

September 16 (time TBA)
On Belonging installation
Scripps College
Claremont, CA

September 22, 5:00 pm
Black Wings discussion
MHC Southern California Book Club
(closed meeting)
Los Angeles, CA

October 6 (time TBA)
LitCrawl Los Angeles
With Womxn Write Inn: liz gonzález, Lucy Rodriguez-Hanley & Lisbeth Coiman
Los Angeles, CA

October 13, 4:00 pm
Roar Shack, curated by David Rocklin
Los Angeles, CA

October 17, 5:30 pm
Black Wings reading alongside Fan Wu
and liz gonzález
San Francisco Public Library
San Francisco, CA

October 19, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
LitCrawl SF,  with Womxn Writers Inc: Lisbeth Coiman, liz gonzález, Lucy Rodriguez-Hanley, Alicia Vogl Saenz
San Francisco, CA

October 27 & 28 (times TBA)
Texas Book Festival
Austin, TX

November 2 & 3, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Multi-genre Inprint Intensive Workshop
Inprint, Inc
Houston, TX

Past Events - Spring 2019

March 3
Curated and co-hosted “Poetry for Peace,” an artistic response to rising violence in Kashmir, India
Pasadena Central Library, Pasadena, CA

March 6
Black Wings Pre-launch reading
Caltech University, Pasadena, CA

March 28
Black Wings pre-launch reading
Women Who Submit, Nucleus Portland, Portland, OR

March 29
Black Wings Book Launch alongside writers Mohamed Asem, Corinne Manning & Ramzy Farouki
Studio Faro Gallery, Portland, OR

March 29
An evening of poetry and prose with Macondistas
Portland State University, Portland, OR

March 31
Black Wings reading; conversation with Alka Kurian
Elliott Bay Book Company, co-sponsored by Tasveer, Seattle, WA

To invite me to your campus, bookstore, art space, or neighborhood center, please send me an email!


I am an author and speaker, an artist, and a community and cultural activist.

If I can use my talents and passions to inspire you or your network to push boundaries and become involved in our communities, please connect with me. I offer a range of services including: readings, workshops, courses, or multidisciplinary performances/installations. I look forward to hearing from you!

Sehba Sarwar Art Car
Front hood of my art car, Digital Meets Pakistani Truck Art, featuring stickers of buraq images from Karachi; photo by Burnell McCray