Marilyn was one of the Featured Speakers at the Create Writing Conference at the University of Montana in Missoula. Organized by Professor Prageeta Sharma, herself a poet of distinction, this year’s much anticipated conference was titled Thinking Its Presence: Race, Creative Writing, and Literary Study. Its central theme was the Racial Imagery.
Conference’s title references an influencial new book by Dorothy Wang, Thinking Its Presence:
Form, Race, and Subjectivity in Contemporary Asian American Poetry, published by Stanford University Press.
February 20, 2015
The MFA program at the Fresno State University and Fresno Poets’ Association hosted an evening with Marilyn. She was introduced by Alex Espinoza and read some of her favorites.
February 22, 2015
Poetry Flash oranization hosted a reading by Marilyn at an independent Diesel Bookstore in Oakland.
November 8, 2014
Marilyn attended the Singapore Writers Festival and presented during the Singapore – Yale event.
October 1, 2014
Marilyn received her M.F.A. from the University of Iowa, and taught at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop. She attended the Iowa City Book Festival and read from her recent work.
September 29, 2014
As a part of visiting her home town, Portland, Marilyn gave a reading at Lewis and Clark University on Monday, September 29, sponsored by their Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement program. She also read at Willamette University on Oct 2, 2014, inspiring one of the students to sing a poem.
Marilyn was interviewed by OPB, the local Public Television station, and read One Child Has Brown Eyes from Hard Love Province.
Sept 24, 2014
The Hugh C. Hyde Living Writers Series, hosted by the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the San Diego State University, celebrates 25 years of SDSU’s MFA in Creative Writing.
Marilyn Chin, SDSU Emeritus Professor, presented on Wednesday, September 24th, at 7 p.m. She read from her latest book, Hard Love Province, and from her earlier work.