April 28-29, 2001: Signed Love to Mama at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.
September 22, 2001: Read and signed Love to Mama at Fifth Annual African American Book Fair sponsored by Women of Color Enhancing their Minds Book Club.
December 8, 2001: Read and signed Fantasmas at Espresso Mi Cultura Bookstore.
February 21, 2002: Read and signed Fantasmas at Cultura Latina Bookstore.
April 20, 2002: Guest at the Tlacuilo Book Festival, Orange County's first Latino book celebration, at Santa Ana College.
April 21, 2002: Guest at the Stanford Chicano/Latino Alumni Book Club, held at Espresso Mi Cultura Bookstore, to discuss Fantasmas.
May 4, 2002: Read Love to Mama at Barnes & Noble in the Promenade, Woodland Hills.
March 13, 2003: Panel participant, Latino Poetics (Moderator: Orlando Ricardo Menes), 20th Century American Poetry: Developments and Definitions, sponsored by the American Literature Association (Long Beach Hyatt Regency).
June 22, 2003: Guest at the Stanford Chicano/Latino Alumni Book Club to discuss The Courtship of Maria Rivera Pena.
October 14, 2003: Guest on Connie Martinson Talks Books discussing Assumption and Other Stories.
October 25, 2003: Read and signed Assumption and Other Stories at Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural.
November 1, 2003: Signed Assumption and Other Stories at
B. Dalton's, Canoga Park.
December 13, 2003: Read and signed Assumption and Other Stories at Book Fair sponsored by the San Pedro Regional Branch Library.
January 16, 2004: Guest on Off the Roof (mun2) cable show.
January 22, 2004: Read and signed Assumption and Other Stories with author Rigoberto Gonzalez at Zacatecas Restraurant, Riverside.
June 5, 2004: Read at the Feria del Libro sponsored by the Los Angeles Unified School District.
October 3, 2004: Panelist at the West Hollywood Book Fair with book signing sponsored by Book Soup.
December 4, 2004: Signed Devil Talk: Stories at B. Dalton's, Canoga Park.
January 22, 2005: Signed Devil Talk: Stories at Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural.
February 12, 2005: Guest author at the 28th Annual Writers' Week sponsored by UC Riverside and the Riverside Public Library.
April 17, 2005: Guest poet at WorldFest Poetry Festival.
June 12, 2005: Guest of Stanford Chicano/Latino Alumni Association Book Club for Devil Talk: Stories.
June 25, 2005: Signed Benjamin and the Word at B. Dalton's, Canoga Park.
July 12, 2005: Guest on Pinky's Paperhaus.
July 16, 2005: Guest of Vermin on the Mount.
August 6, 2005: Read and signed Benjamin and the Word at Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural.
October 2, 2005: Signed Benjamin and the Word at the West Hollywood Book Fair (Storyopolis booth).
October 23, 2005: Book reading and signed books at The Latino Book & Family Festival
October 30, 2005: Guest author at Tongue & Groove, a monthly offering of fiction, poetry and music.
November 7, 2005: Guest author at Author's Table in Carmel sponsored by Cal State Monterey Bay and The National Steinbeck Center.
November 21, 2005: Read and signed Devil Talk: Stories at Imix Bookstore.
January 4, 2006: Guest on Word by Word radio show on KRCB hosted by Jordan Rosenfeld.
May 8, 2006: Guest lecturer at Ohio State University.
November 9, 2006: Guest lecturer at San Diego Mesa College.
November 10, 2006: Guest speaker at the Shabbat services of Congregation B'nai Emet of Simi Valley.
February 16, 2007: Guest reader at the Eccentric Moon Poetry Series at Sunland-Tujunga Branch Library.
March 27, 2007: Guest of Prof. John McClain's English class at Imperial Valley Community College.
September 30, 2007: Panel moderator at West Hollywood Book Fair - "To Blog or Not to Blog" with Mark Sarvas, Margo Candela, Kevin Roderick and Adrienne Crew.
February 4, 2008:, Guest on Bibliocracy on KPFK, 90.7 FM, hosted by Andrew Tonkovich and including Reyna Grande and Michael Jaime-Becerra, contributors to Latinos in Lotusland.
May 3, 2008: Latinos in Lotusland group reading at Somewhere Else Coffeehouse and Bookstore.
March 5, 2008: Panelist at Cal State L.A. for Latinos in Lotusland.
May 21, 2008: Latinos in Lotusland group reading at Tattered Cover Book Store.
May 31, 2008: Latinos in Lotusland group reading at Patricia Correia Gallery.
June 13, 2008: Latinos in Lotusland group reading at Vroman's Bookstore.
September 27, 2008: Latinos in Lotusland group reading at the Santa Barbara Book and Author Fair.
September 28, 2008: Latinos in Lotusland group reading at West Hollywood Book Fair.
October 4, 2008: Latinos in Lotusland group reading at Third Annual City Book Fair, San Diego City College.
November 6, 2008: Guest Speaker Series at Santa Monica College for Latinos in Lotusland.
February 14, 2009: Latinos in Lotusland group reading at AWP Conference, Hilton Chicago.
March 28, 2009: Latinos in Lotusland group reading at Libreria Martinez.
May 20, 2009: Latinos in Lotusland group reading at UC Irvine.
October 3, 2009: Latinos in Lotusland group reading at Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural.
October 10-11, 2009: Guest author at The Latino Book and Family Festival, at Cal State Los Angeles.
November 13, 2009: Anywhere But L.A. was presented by The New Short Fiction Series, Beverly Hills Public Library.
November 22, 2009: Read and signed Anywhere But L.A. at ChimMaya.
December 5, 2009: Read and signed Anywhere But L.A. at Tía Chucha’s Café Cultural.
January 21, 2010: Read and signed Anywhere But L.A. at Kepler's Books.
February 4, 2010: Read and signed Anywhere But L.A. at Vroman's Bookstore.
March 14, 2010: Read from Anywhere But L.A. at the REDCAT Lounge.
April 8, 2010: Moderated panel at AWP in Denver for W. W. Norton anthology, Sudden Fiction Latino.
April 17, 2010: Read and signed Anywhere But L.A. at Metropolis Books.
May 16, 2010: Guest author for the reading series, Tongue and Groove at the Hotel Cafe.
May 25, 2010: Guest author at the release party for issue #2 of the Homeboy Review, at Homeboy Industries.
June 19, 2010: Guest author at Tia Chucha's literacy and arts festival, Celebrating Words: Written, Performed and Sung, held on the campus of Los Angeles Mission College.
September 15-17, 2010: Guest author at the Festival de Flor y Canto, Doheny Memorial Library on the campus of the University of Southern California.
September 26, 2010: Guest author at the 9th Annual West Hollywood Book Fair.
October 9-10, 2010: Guest author at the annual The Latino Book & Family Festival on the Cal State L.A. campus.
November 3, 2010: Group reading for the new Norton anthology, Hint Fiction, at Vroman's Bookstore.
February 4, 2011: Panelist at AWP annual conference in Washington, D.C.
March 26, 2011: Read and signed of The Book of Want at Libros Schmibros.
March 30, 2011: Read and signed The Book of Want at Kepler's Books.
April 5, 2011: Read and signed The Book of Want at Vroman's Bookstore.
April 9, 2011: Panelist at Literary Orange on the campus of UC Irvine.
May 7, 2011: Read and signed The Book of Want at Metropolis Books.
May 28, 2011: Read and signed The Book of Want at Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural & Bookstore.
November 4, 2011: Discussed Latinos in Lotusland at the University of La Verne.
February 9, 2012: Read and signed The Book of Want at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center.
February 26, 2012: Guest of the Stanford Chicano/Latino Alumni Association’s Book Club to discuss The Book of Want.
March 3, 2012: Panelist at the AWP Annual Conference and Bookfair.
April 19 - 21, 2012: Guest author discussing The Book of Want at Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO, and poetry reading at The Writers Place.
August 25, 2012: Read and signed The Book of Want at The Last Bookstore.
September 15, 2012: Moderated panel of contributors to Latinos in Lotusland at The Autry in Griffith Park.
October 13, 2012: On two panels at the Latino Book & Family Festival.
October 20, 2012: Panelist ("Writers of Color" with Gary Phillips, Naomi Hirahara and Deborah Pratt) sponsored by the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society.
April 20, 2013: Joint reading with Luis Rodriguez at the Kaya Press booth, Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.
May 11, 2013: Moderator (“Omnipresent: The Vibrancy of Latino Literature”) with Reyna Grande, Manuel Ramos, Alex Espinoza and Melinda Palacio at LitFest Pasadena.
September 21, 2013: Panelist at The Latino Author Summit (“Unsure About College? How Higher Education Changed My Life” and “Writing in Multiple Genres. How and Why”), University of La Verne.
February 28, 2014: Moderator ("Chicana/o Noir: Murder, Mayhem and Mexican Americans") with Lucha Corpi, Manuel Ramos, Sarah Cortez and Michael Nava at the annual AWP Conference & Bookfair.
March 15 - 16, 2014: Guest author at the Tucson Festival of Books.
April 29, 2014: Panelist for "Latino Literature and Luis Alberto Urrea's novel, Into the Beautiful North" at the Santa Monica Library.
July 18, 2014: Attended the International Latina/o Studies Conference and participated in the roundtable “La Bloga Contributors in Person: Talk about Blogging, Writing, Publishing” in Chicago, IL.
September 27, 2014: Panelist for “Noir in Color: Voices from Beyond the Pale” at WeHo Reads Noir, West Hollywood, CA.
October 28, 2014: I was a guest on Madeleine Brand's Press Play on KCRW.
March 8, 2015: I was a guest author at PEN USA’s "MACONDO: Celebrating Gabriel García Marquez" at EsCaLA, Historic Chapman Plaza, Los Angeles.
May 13, 2015: I was a guest author at Prof. Maceo Montoya’s Chicano Narrative class at UC Davis.
June 27, 2015: I was a guest author for Latino Literature Day, San Francisco Public Library.
November 19, 2015: I was a guest author at Prof. William A. Nericcio's Hallucinating Mirrors class at San Diego State University.
February 21, 2016: I was a guest author at the 2016 San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival.
March 31, 2016: I was a panelist on “SoCal Magical Realism” moderated by Heather Fowler (co-panelists: Ben Loory, Bonnie ZoBell, and Andy Roe), AWP Conference, Los Angeles.
April 1, 2016: I moderated “Latinos in Lotusland: An Anthology of Contemporary Southern California Literature” (panelists: Reyna Grande, Melanie González, Alejandro Morales, Michael Jaime-Becerra), AWP Conference, Los Angeles.