DEC. 20, 2017: Reading at Pikesville Library, Pikesville MD, 2:30pm

JAN. 1-4, 2018: Fairfield University MFA Residency, Enders Island, CT

JAN. 19, 2018: Appearance on Maryland Public Television, Artworks Program, Episode 6013, 7:30pm

JAN. 23, 2018: Reading with Ruby’s Grant Awardees, Bird-in-Hand Bookstore, Baltimore, MD, 7pm

FEB. 8, 2018: Reading at Towson University, Towson MD, 6:30pm

MAR 13, 2018: Pen Parentis Literary Salon, Andaz Hotel, New York City



SEPT. 22: Baltimore Book Festival, Baltimore MD

OCT 26, 2017: King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, PA

October/November: Book club meetings (Bel Air, Finksburg, etc)

NOV. 28, 2017: Cockeysville Library, Cockeysville MD

JULY 2017: Fairfield University MFA Residency, Enders Island, CT

JUNE 13, 2017: Wilde Reading Series, with Carla DuPree, Columbia Arts Center

APR. 29, 2017: CityLit Conference, University of Baltimore, MD

APR. 22, 2017: Conversations and Connections Conference, George Mason University, VA

APR. 12, 2017: Bel Air, MD, World Library Week Event at Harford Community College Library (12:30pm)

APR. 10, 2017: King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, PA (Details TBA)

MAR. 18, 2017: Johns Hopkins University, Washington DC, IN SOLIDARITY Conference (10am-4pm)

NeMLA 2017 Special Events - Meet the Authors Malech DarrajMAR. 25, 2017: Reading at the Annual NEMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) Conference (10:15am Chasseur Room, Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel)

MAR. 25, 2017: Perry Hall Library, Perry Hall MD (2pm)

JAN. 26-27, 2016: University of Miami, FL 

FEB. 8-11, 2017: Washington DC, AWP Conference


MAR. 8-9, 2017: Valdosta State University, Valdosta GA

NOV. 21, 2016: Bel Air, MD, Association of American University Women (AAUW), Harford Community College, Darlington Hall, 7pm

JAN. 2017: University of Fairfield, CT  (Enders Island, CT)

JAN. 6, 2017: Philadelphia, PA, MLA Convention, Session on “Writing Against Erasure,” 5:15pm, Philadelphia Marriott (Franklin Room 10)

NOV. 7, 2016: Ruby’s Awards Reception, Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, Motor House, 120 W. North Ave., Baltimore (7pm)

NOV. 2, 2016: Stanford University, CA  (Humanities Center, 7pm)


Winners of the 2016 Arab American Book Awards Arab American National Museum


2016 Arab American Book Award (Fiction) Arab American National Museum

OCT. 30, 2016: American Book Awards ceremony, San Francisco Jazz Center, 2pm

OCT. 25, 2016: New York City, Arab American Book Awards Ceremony and Reading

OCT. 22, 2016: Catonsville MD, Words and Wine Event at the Catonsville Library, 7pm

SEPT. 25-30th, 2016: Fairfax, VA, Fall for the Book Festival

SEPT. 24, 2016: Baltimore, MD, Baltimore Book Festival (CityLit Project Tent, 11:30-12:30)

SEPT. 14, 2016: Rutgers University, Camden, NJ, Camden Visiting Writers Series, with Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gregory Pardlo

AUG. 18, 2016: Red Emma’s Bookstore, Baltimore MD (7pm) (with Amina Gautier)

AUG. 23, 2016: The Ivy Bookshop, Baltimore MD (with Amina Gautier) – 7pm Details

JULY 7, 2016: Fallston Library, Fallston, MD @ 6:30 pm, Reading and Book Signing

MAY 15, 2016: Baltimore — Impact Hub (Details) 2pm


APR, 29, 2016: Essex, MD, CCBC-Essex Campus, 2:30 pm










APR 23, 2016: Arlington, VA, Conversations & Connections Conference, George Mason University


Thanks to Julia Tagliere for the photo!

APR 20, 2016: Baltimore, University of Maryland, Baltimore (12 noon)

APR 18, 2016: Baltimore, Maryland Morning, with Tom Hall (9am, WYPR), LISTEN here.

APR 18, 2016:  Baltimore, Community  College of Baltimore County (Catonsville) 2:30 Reading

APR 16, 2016: Baltimore – City Lit Festival, University of Baltimore, Learning Commons, 3pm










MAR 30, 2016: Los Angeles – AWP Conference 

AWP Award Series Winners Reading












MAR 24, 2016: Hartford, CT, Cardin Lecture at University of Hartford, CT (12-1pm)







MAR 11, 2016: Baltimore, MD, Reading at the Johns Hopkins University – Gilman Hall, 7pm.

With Ron Cassie and Barbara Westwood Diehl


 NOV. 16, 2015: Artifact Coffee, 1500 Union Ave., Baltimore (7pm)

Part of the Starts Here Reading Series, sponsored by the Ivy Bookshop and hosted by Jen Michalski


At Artifact Coffee










OCT. 25, 2015: Bethesda, MD, Reading with Baron Wormser at The Writer’s Center, Bethesda (2pm)


Book signing at The Writer’s Center, October 25, 2015