• The New York Society Library, 2017 Literary Magazine Salon with Digging Through The Fat and Guernica. April 13, 2017.
    “Literature that enlivens our eclectic artistic community: An introduction to Digging Through The Fat by founder and editor Gessy Alvarez and creative director Cynthia Alvarez, with special guest readers Tobias Carroll, Lauren Hilger, and Bud Smith.”
  • NYC FBomb Flash Fiction Series, The Red Room at KGB Bar, NYC. December 17, 2016.
    Readers included: Paul Beckman, April Bradley, John Gorman, Craig Fishbane, and Julie Turley.
  • East and West Reading, Symposia Bookstore, Hoboken, NJ, November 12, 2016.
    Fellow Readers: Devin Kelly, Lauren Hilger, and Rich Ferguson.
  • Manhattanville Reading Series, Manhattanville Coffee, Crown Heights, October 26, 2016.
    Fellow Readers: Dolan Morgan, Alexandra Tanner, and Alexander Drywall.
  • Boundless Reading Series, The Local, Long Island City, NYC. October 13, 2016.
    Fellow Readers: Sana Hussain, Julia Phillips, and Stephanie Rogers.
  • Digging Through The Fat Takes Bushwick, M.C., The Living Gallery, Brooklyn , NY. October 6, 2016. Artists: Cynthia Alvarez, Summer J. Hart, Charlotte Sims. Poets: K.T. Billey, Roberto Carlos Garcia, Jenn McCreary, and Justin Petropoulos.
  • NYC FBomb Flash Fiction Series, The Red Room at KGB Bar, NYC. September 9, 2016.
    Fellow Readers: Paul Beckman, Chuck Howe, Alice Kaitman, Loren Kleinman, Jane Liddle, Sara Lippman, Jolene McILwain, Bud Smith, Nancy Stohlman, Jan Elman Stout, and Anne Elizabeth Weisgerber
  • Uno Kudo / Mellow Pages Library, reading, Brooklyn, NY. January 17, 2015.
    Fellow Readers: Paula Bomer, Mark Brunetti, Bobby Fisher, Chuck Howe, Amy King, Tracey Lander-Garrett, Bill Lessard, Bud Smith, and Marvin Waldman.
  • Mad Hat Press Presents: A Reading at Word Up Community Bookshop. September 27, 2014.
    Fellow Readers: Sara Epstein, Willis Gordon, Sara Lippman, Audrey Roth, Bud Smith.
  • Blackmail Series 3, reading, Mellow Pages Library, Brooklyn, NY. March 20, 2014.
    Fellow Readers: Hallie Elizabeth, Carla Gannis, Michael Hessel-Mial, Justin Petropoulos, and Joseph Riippi.
  • Lamprophonic Emerging Writers Series, reading, Bar Thalia at Symphony Space. March 7, 2014.
  • The NewerYork / Mellow Pages Library, performance. January 25, 2014.
  • Fizz Reading, KGB Bar. October 30, 2013.