The following events include public poetry reading, lectures, workshops, virtual meetings, & conferences. Screening for the film, Two Spirits (Dir. Lydia Nibley, 2010), is a separate event.


Lit Fest 2023, reading, Lighthouse Writers Workshop, 3844 York St, Denver, CO 80205, November 5, 2023, from 11:45 to 12:15.

Arapahoe Community College (Littleton Library), Queer Literary Panel (National Coming Out Day), Panel: Lillian Fuglei (Moderator) Arapahoe Pinnacle Journal-Chief Editor, Jackson Culpepper, Crisosto Apache, Mitch Cota. Wednesday, October 11, 2023.

Indie Author and Press Bookfair, Counterpath, 7935 E. 14 Ave., Denver CO, Saturday, September 30, 2023.

Louisville Public Library, featured poetry talk & reader, 951 Spruce St., Louisville, CO, Wednesday, September 27, 2023.

Jaipur Literary Festival (JLF) - Boulder Public Library (STEPS), The Writer and the World: A Reading and Panel on Publishing and the Aftermath. Boulder, CO, Saturday, September 23, 2023

South Broadway Press: Snap, Crackle, Poetry, feature reader, Mutiny Information Café, Denver CO, August 23, 2023.

Colorado Author’s  League (CAL) Awards, “Ghostword” award finalist, Denver CO, 2023, July 30, 2023.

Denver Night Light: Ghostword book cover projection,  Clock Tower Building, Denver CO, July 25, 2023.

AyaCon: “Indigenous Writers & Representation in Literature”, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, June 11, 2023.

RedLine Contemporary Art Center’s, Root’s Radical Book Club”, Denver, CO, May 23, 2023.

In-No-Po:Native Writers in the 21st Century” Woodland Pattern, Milwaukee, WI, May 18, 2023.

2023 Poetry Out Loud National Finals, judge, Lisner Auditorium, Washington, DC, May 9, 2023.

Art Between Generations” panel discussion, NoBo Gallery, Boulder CO, April 15, 2023.

Arapahoe Community College: Spring Literary Festival by Writers Studio at ACC, Poetry Workshop & reading: “The Personal Poem: (Re)structuring the Poetic Self”. Saturday, March 25, 2023

Longmont Museum, Thursday Nights @ the Museum: An Evening with Contemporary Native American Poets, Featuring Manny Loley, Crisosto Apache, and Adrienne Crezo, Thursday, March 16, 2023. Location: Stewart Auditorium, 400 Quail Road, Longmont, Colorado 80501.

RedLine Contemporary Art Center - Roots Radical Book Club-2nd Session: 2350 Arapahoe Street, Denver, CO. Tuesday, March 14, 2023, from 6-8 p.m.

AWP 2023: 233. Event Title: In-Na-Poets & En-treaties: Writing Indigenous—What Does it Mean Now? Thursday, March 9, 2023. Room: Signature Room, Summit Building, Seattle Convention Center, Level 5. Seattle, Washington.

AWP 2023: F139. Event Title: Accessibility and Inclusivity in Literary Journals: Successes and Failures. Friday, March 10, 2023. Rooms: 340-342, Summit Building, Seattle Convention Center, Level 3. Seattle, Washington.

Peaceful Sky Benefit presents 4 Days in Solidarity for Peaceful Skies: An Evening of Desert Voices, Monday, February 20, 2023, Hotel Congress: Club Congress, Tucson, Arizona.

Beyond The Veil - We Apologize For The Inconvenience: Queer and Trans Voices Anthology - Club Q Release & Fundraiser: The Botanical Bakery of Denver, 2880 South Broadway, Englewood, CO 80113, Sunday, February 19, 2023.

HEAD ROOM SESSION No. 60 feat. Nelo, Same Cloth, & Crisosto Apache: Town Hall Collaborative, 525 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO 80204 - Monday, February 13, 2023.

RedLine Contemporary Art Center - Roots Radical Book Club: 2350 Arapahoe Street, Denver, CO. Tuesday, February 2, 2023.

Colorado Poet Center[RESCEDULED]-Monthly Reading Series: R Gallery and Art Bar, 2027 Broadway, Boulder, CO. Tuesday, January 24, 2023

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KNAU Arizona Public Radio (sub-station for NPR) - Poetry Snaps-interview with Steven Law & Gillian Ferris: the process for writing my new poetry book Ghostword (Gnashing Teeth Publications, 2022), and the poem, “Kúghą/Home”. December 30, 2022. 

east window Gallery, BIPOC Reading, 4550 Broadway, Suite C-3B2, Boulder Colorado 80304, Friday, November 11, 2022, 7:00-9:00 pm. FREE Event.

Ghostword book release event is scheduled on Friday, October 21, 2022, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Counterpath, 7935 E. 14th Ave, Denver, CO 80220. Featured readers are Erika Wurth, Aerik Francis, Ahja Fox, and John Patsynski.

Jazzetry Poetry Reading/Music Series, Pauli Murray Coalition Center (at Holy Redeemer), 2552 N Williams St, Denver, CO 80205, Saturday, October 15, 6:00-8:30 pm. FREE Event.

Colorado Poets Center-Topic: Serena Chopra-LGBTQ poetry reading, 07:00 PM (MST), September 29, 2022. 

The Red Road Project, McNichols Civic Center Building, Photo Project Exhibition, Third Floor, September 9 – December 18, 2022 

RedLine: Roots Radical-48 Hour Art Summit Event: Reading & Workshop: Language Identity and the Poetic Voice (90 min), August 12-13, 2022. 

[margins.] literary conference + festival-Panel: Indigenous Writers, Storytelling Pathways & Representation in Literature, Moderated by Franklin Cruz, and featuring Crisosto Apache, Manny Loley, and Deborah. August 5-7, 2022.

[margins.] literary conference + festival-Panel: Paths to Publication: Poetry, Panelists: Cynthia Manick, Tara Betts, Crisosto Apache.​ August 5-7, 2022. 

Poetry & Her Many Disciples: Storytelling & Myth-Making, Host Wendy Videlock guest, David Mason, Cristoso Apache Mescalero Apache + Diné (Navajo), and Radha Marcum. Thursday, July 14, 2022.

DWELL Anthology Release & Reading, The Village Institute, 1440 Elmira St, Aurora, CO 80010, June 28, 2022, from 6: 30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Malvern Books & Austin Community College, An online reading (FACEBOOK LIVE EVENT), Monday, May 16, 2022, 6:00-7:00 pm (MST)

Counterpath 7935 East 14th Ave. Denver CO, An in-person reading event, Monday, May 16, 2022, beginning at 4:00-7:00 pm (MST).

Rocky Mountain PBS, with Bobby LeFebre (Colorado Poet Laureate), presents Cuentos de Colorado (Colorado Voices), Airing Thursday, April 28, 2022, at 7:00 (MST).

The Art Path: Poetry Discussion on Writing Process & Reading, February 1, 2022, Online

AWP 2022, Philadelphia, PA, Panelist: The Glittering World of Apache Poetics, Orature, and Art. (Margo Tamez, Julian Talamantez-Brulaski, Crisosto Apache), and The Offing Magazine: Editing & Community Building — Editors on building community through editorial work. March 2022.

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The LBGT Center of Colorado’s, Book Club “Read It Or Don’t” and the Denver Public Library, virtual book public discussion on, A Two-Spirit Journey: the Autobiography of a Lesbian Ojibwa-Cree Elder. By Ma Nee Chacaby, November 2022.

Central Michigan University Native American Poetry Reading Series, Charmaine Shawana, Gordon Henry, Jessica Mehta, and Kimberly Blaeser-November 12, 2021. Online.

OUTWORDS Panel On Intersectionality, November 4, 2021from 1:00-2:00.  Panelist: ABilly S Jones-Hennin, and June Lagmay-Online

20 Bellows Literary Publication Reading Series, Bacon Social House, October 28, 2021, Littleton, CO

BONK Arts & Culture Reading: 100 Thousand Poets for Global Change-A Global Movement, Online: September 25, 2021.

Leave No One Behind: 2SLGBTQ+ Reflections on International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, OUTWORDS: National LGBTQ Archives, Monday, August 9, 2021.

Language Identity and the Poetic Voice Workshops with Crisosto Apache, July 2021, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. MDT, Lighthouse and Six Directions, Colorado

Longmont Reading w/ Abigail Chabitnoy: Thursday Nights @ The Museum series Event, Thursday, April 8, 2021, 7:00 – 8:00 pm, Longmont Museum. Online

Western Illinois University, Fred Ewing & Lola Austin Case Writer-In-Resident, April 8, 2021: Student & Faculty Q & A, followed by a reading 5-6.Online Event

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Jaipur Literary Festival Boulder Reading, Boulder Public Library, Boulder CO, Saturday, September 22, 2018.

“Still Coming Home”, anthology launch & reading (Sponsored by the CO Humanities & Denver Veterans Writing Workshop), Red Line Contemporary Art Center, Denver, CO, Friday, August 10, 2018.

Independent Art Book Fair (IABF), Reading and Book Signing (Lost Alphabet authors), Los Angeles, CA, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, April 5-8, 2018.

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Counterpath Native American Writers Series: “In Conversation: Native Writers and Scholars from Colorado’s Front Range, Part II”, (Writers: Natanya Ann Pulley, Tanaya Winder, Crisosto Apache, Janice Gould, and Byron F. Aspaas), Denver, CO, Saturday, November 11, 2017.

November Reading at Red Rocks Community College Library (Crisosto Apache, Amy Braziller, Erica Hoffmeister, Elyse Marsh), Lakewood, CO, Wednesday, November 8, 2017.

Jaipur Literary Festival: “Orientations: Writing Sexuality” (Amber Cantorna, Anosh Irani, Crisosto Apache, Janice Gould, and Minal Hajratwala in conversation with Sanjoy K. Roy), Boulder Public Library, Boulder CO, Sunday, September 17, 2017.

Jaipur Literary Festival: “Ancestral Cultures: Legacy of the First Nations”, (Stephen Graham Jones, Janice Gould, Erika Wurth, and Crisosto Apache, in conversation with Margaret Coel), Boulder Public Library, Boulder CO, Saturday, September 16, 2017.

Jaipur Literary Festival-Poetry Reading: Crisosto Apache & other poets, Boulder Central Park, Boulder, CO, Wednesday, September 13, 2017.

Book Bar, Featured Reader: Crisosto Apache, Denver, CO, Sunday, April 9, 2017.

Immigrant Voices Series (Featured Readers: Crisosto Apache & others), Auraria Campus, Denver, CO, Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

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To schedule a free screening of the film, "Two Spirits", (Dir. Lydia Nibley, 2009), send an email for screening inquiries to [email protected]

Screenings are part of an outreach partnership with the film.

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