After the Storm:
Readings, lectures, residencies, seminars on, and benefits for New Orleans and the Louisiana Gulf Coast following the hurricanes and floods of 2005 by Brenda Marie Osbey, Poet Laureate of the State of Louisiana 2005–07,
a partial list:
Gulf Coast Poets Read for Katrina Relief, Writers @ Rutgers Reading Series, Rutgers State University of New Jersey, November 2006.
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, October 2006.
Louisiana State Capitol House Chamber, Louisiana Book Festival, Baton Rouge, October 2006.
"My New Orleans is the Soul of Her People," Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society 1-Year Commemorative of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, August 2006.
American Library Association (ALA) Conference, New Orleans, June 2006.
Department of Black Studies, University of California Santa Barbara, June 2006.
Black Repertory Theatre, Providence, Rhode Island, May 2006.
Residency in African American Poetry, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, May 2006.
Department of American Studies and the Creative Writing Program, Stanford University, April 2006.
School of Architecture and Planning, University of Colorado at Denver, April 2006.
BardFest and Bruce H. Stanley Poetry Reading Series, Reading Area Community College, Reading, Pennsylvania, April 2006.
“After the Storm: New Orleans Culture and History Before and After the Hurricanes,” Center for Ideas and Study, College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences, University of California Riverside, February 2006.
College of Charleston, South Carolina, February 2006.
Department of Ethnic Studies, Department University of California Berkeley, February 2006.
Underground Railroad Cultural and Educational Programs, Southern University Museum of Art and Smith-Brown Memorial Student Union, Baton Rouge, January 2006.
Katrina: From Disaster to Renewal, a Symposium, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. December 2005.
“Onward, New Orleans, ”Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism, Women’s Studies Department, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts. December 20005.
American Studies Association Annual Meeting and Convention, Washington, D.C., November 2005.
Library of Congress, Whitall Fund Scholarly Programs, Poetry and Literature Center, Washington, D.C. November 2005.
Hurricane Relief Benefit, Department of English, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. October 2005.
Benefit Boogie for New Orleans: from Old Austin to New Orleans, Austin Helping New Orleans/ Austin Community Foundation. La Zona Rosa, Austin, Texas. October 2005.
National Public Radio (NPR): National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for New Orleans: “LA’s Poet Laureate: What Was Lost.” September 16, 2005.
The Color of Disaster: Race, Class and Hurricane Katrina, and The Eye of the Storm: Voices and Visions of New Orleans a Symposium and Fundraiser sponsored by the University of California—Santa Cruz and New York University, New York, October 2005.
New Orleans Still Standing! 17 Poets and Gold Mine Saloon. October 2005.
James A. Michener Center for Writers, University of Texas at Austin. September 2005.