Events

2017

Chicago, Illinois, Thursday, May 18, 2017

Kalisha reads with authors and editors in celebration of Gwendolyn Brooks at American Writers Musuem. 180 M. Michigan. 7 p.m.

Aurora, Illinois, Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Kalisha is a special guest of the English Department and Creative Writing classes for Assistant Professor Dan Portincaso of Waubonsee Community College. Sugar Grove Campus, Rt. 47 at Waubonsee Drive, APC 110 B/C. 11:00 a.m.

New York City, Sunday, January 29, 2017

Kalisha will be in conversation on the state of the Black family with author Terry McMillan at Margaret Porter-Troupe and Quincy Troupe's Harlem Arts Salon, in benefit to The Gloster Arts Project. 1925 7th Avenue. 2:30 p.m.

2016

Evanston, Illinois, Monday, November 28, 2016

Kalisha will visit Evanston Township High School and educator Tracy Powell's youth and adult book groups, to discuss her first novel UPSTATE with the school's community. Evanston Township High School. 2:15 p.m.

Brooklyn, New York, Thursday, November 10, 2016

Kalisha is a special guest of the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY in the John O. Killens Reading Series. Edison O. Jackson Auditorium, 1638 Bedford Ave. 6:30 p.m.

New York City, Thursday, October 6, 2016 

Kalisha will be in conversation with moderator Celesti Colds Fechter for the Women Writers of the Diaspora readings and discussion series at Calabar Imports Harlem, co-sponsored by Mosaic Literary Magazine. 2504 Frederick Douglas. 6:00 p.m.

Brooklyn, New York, Sunday, September 18, 2016

Kalisha is an author appearing with Mosaic Literary Magazine and The Literary Freedom Project at the Brooklyn Book Festival. Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza, 209 Joralemon Street. 12:00 p.m.

Tuscaloosa, Monday, August 29, 2016

Kalisha is a special guest of history classes for Dr. Sharony Green of the University of Alabama History Department, to discuss her novels Solemn and Conception. Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center. 620 Greensboro Avenue. 6:00 p.m.

Chicago, Thursday, August 18, 2016

Kalisha appears with Patrick Oliver on a panel to discuss writing and publishing, in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Patrick's debut book Turn the Page and You Don't Stop. The Silver Room. 1506 E. 53rd Street. 6:00 p.m.

Chicago, Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Kalisha will read from Solemn as a special guest of the summer reading series for Voices of Chicago Literati. Kiddie Kouture Boutique. 10324 S. Western Avenue. 6:30 p.m.

Chicago, Friday, July 8, 2016

Chicago Book Celebration for Solemn, A Novel. Kalisha gives a talk and reading of her new novel Solemn at her neighborhood bookstore 57th Street Books/ Seminary Co-op Bookstores in Hyde Park. Afterwards friends, fans and their guests can enjoy food, wine, music and swag giveaways at Eric Williams' The Silver Room at 1506 E. 53rd Street. Saxophonist David Boykin will play and accompany Kalisha in a special reading of her work.

Online, Friday, June 17, 2016

Kalisha and Deep South Magazine's Editor Erin Bass will have a Twitterchat to discuss books, writing, and Kalisha's Southern influences in Solemn. Please use hashtag #SolemnBook. Online. 1 p.m. CST.

New York City, Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Kalisha will read from Solemn as part of Winter Tangerine Review's special presentation of the journal's contributors at Poet's House. 10 River Terrace. 5 p.m.

New York City, Sunday, May 15, 2016

New York Book Celebration for Solemn, A Novel. Kalisha invites friends, fans and their guests to celebrate Solemn with food, wine and talk at a reception and reading at Calabar Imports Harlem, 2504 Frederick Douglass. 4-7 p.m.

Brooklyn, New York, Sunday, May 1, 2016

Kalisha is a member of Amanda Shapiro's inaugural Sunday Monthly salon, and will share excerpts of Solemn for the first salon theme of "Human Bodies." Sunday Monthly, 235 Brooklyn Avenue. 5 p.m.

Chicago, Friday, January 8, 2016

Kalisha reads from her next novel, Speaking of Summer, as part of Loose Chicks' Monologue Series at Uncharted Books, 2620 N. Milwaukee. 7 p.m.

2015

Chicago, Friday, June 26, 2015

Kalisha gives a monologue from Conjugal Visits as part of Loose Chicks’ Monologue Series  at Emerald City Coffee, 3938 N. Sheridan. 7 p.m.

Chicago, Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Hear scenes from Kalisha's play Conjugal Visits for Dandelion Theatre‘s The Make Ready Series at the Black Rock Bar, 3614 N. Damen. 7 p.m.

New York City, Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Athena Theatre Play Reading Series reads Kalisha's play Conjugal Visits at the Dramatists Guild Fund, 356 W. 40th. 1 p.m.

New York City, Friday, May 1, 2015

Institute of African American Affairs & Black Renaissance Noire: Kalisha joins others to read at New York University, 19 University Place, Room 102.  Reception and panel discussion to follow. 7 p.m.