Readings & Events

Kate’s taking a break from readings right now. Want to schedule her for events in Winter 2017 and beyond? Email kate (at) kateasche (dot) com.


Past Events

Did you miss the November 2015 launch reading and party for Our Day in the Labyrinth? No problem. Watch it here!


Sunday, October 18, 2015 ~ Coffee & Poets ~ 5:00 p.m. @ Naked Lounge (11th & H) in Sacramento

Kate will interview poet, translator and novelist William O’Daly on this innovative podcast produced by NSAA. Join in the conversation! Listen to the episode here.


Thursday, October 22, 2015 ~ Fellowship Winners’ Reading at Writing X Writers at Tomales Bay ~ 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. @ Buck Hall

Open to the public. Reading takes place at the Marconi Conference Center, in Buck Hall. Email Kate at kate (at) kateasche (dot) com in advance if you plan to come, and she can give you info on parking, etc.


Tuesday, November 3, 2015 ~ Capital Public Radio’s Insight with Beth Ruyak ~ 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Hear Kate interviewed in the segment “The Chapbook: Yesterday’s Revolution, Today’s Renaissance.” Listen to the segment here.


Friday, November 6, 2015 ~ LAUNCH PARTY!!

You won’t want to miss this delightful evening at Sacramento Poetry Center featuring an unconventional reading with interwoven performances by poets Susan Kelly-Dewitt, William O’Daly and Indigo Moor, plus other surprises… Join Kate and her friends and family, mentors and students, and other loved ones from our area writing community for an evening of poems, book sales and signings, and–mostly–snacks and sweets, drinks, and fellowship!

**Have your chapbook already? Bring it for signing! Want to get a copy, but can’t make the launch or the other events, below? Email Kate at kate (at) kateasche (dot) com to arrange for purchase of a signed copy (buying directly from Kate allows her to earn a few dollars on the sale), or buy an unsigned copy directly from Finishing Line Press. Either way, cost is $12.49 plus $3 shipping.**


Tuesday, January 12, 2016 ~ Barkin’ Dog Poetry Reading Series ~ 6:00 p.m. @ the Barkin’ Dog Grill in Modesto

Kate will read with another poet (TBA) at this delightful series curated by Gillian Wegener.


Sunday, January 24, 2016 ~ Mosaic of Voices ~ 2:00 p.m. @ Avid Reader at Tower in Sacramento

Kate will read with Sacramento Poet Laureate Jeff Knorr at this much-loved series curated by Nancy Aide Gonzalez.


Thursday, March 10 ~  Why There Are Words ~  7:00 p.m. @ Studio 333 in Sausalito

Kate will read with six other authors in this beloved prose-and-poetry series. Check back later for details!


Saturday, March 12 ~ Featured Author at Authors on the Move ~ 5:00 p.m. @ Hyatt Downtown in Sacramento

Kate will join dozens of other authors from around Northern California and beyond to raise funds for the Sacramento Library Foundation.


Thursday, March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day!) ~ Poetry Night in Davis ~ 8:00 p.m. @ John Natsoulas Gallery in Davis

Kate will read with one of Sacramento’s favorite writers and writing group leaders, Jan Haag, at this fantastic reading series that just celebrated its 10th anniversary!


Friday, April 1 ~ Tupelo Press AWP Offisite Reading ~ Featuring Tupelo Authors and 30/30 Project Writeres ~ 8:00 p.m. @ Bonaventure Brewing in Los Angeles

Featuring brief readings by Tupelo poets Tony Barnstone, Hadara Bar-Nadav, Lawrence Bridges, Lauren Camp, Annie Guthrie, Ruth Ellen Kocher,  Stephen Massimilla, and Jennifer Militello, as well as 30/30 poets Kate Asche, TJ Jarrett, Joan Naviyuk Kane, and Ruben Quesada.


Sunday, May 22 (NEW DATE), 2016 ~ Literary Arts & Wine ~ 6:30 p.m. @ Art Obsessions (NEW LOCATION) in Truckee (downtown on Donner Pass Road)

Kate will read with Bethanie Humphreys and Celeste Leon!


Friday, May 20, 2016 ~ The Other Voice ~ 7:30 p.m. @ Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis

Kate will read alongside Dr. Andy Jones in this acclaimed series hosted by former Davis Poet Laureate Allegra Silberstein. The event is at 27074 Patwin Road, Davis (in the library). Check back later for details!


May 26-29, 2016 ~ Workshop Leader at SummerWords @ American River College

Check the SummerWords website for schedule!