Readings & Performances

 Photo: Alaina Ferris

Photo: Alaina Ferris


For booking inquiries, email lalamichael at gmail dot com.


• Sat. & Sun., March 17-18, 2018, 7:30p - Oedipus in the District (opera) at OperaComp, The Juilliard School, NY, NY

• Sun., April 22, 2018, 4p - Oedipus in the District (opera) at Brooklyn Sawdust, Brooklyn, NY

Selected Previous


Infinite Odyssey (sound installation) at the Contemporary Temporary::Sound Works and Media Spatial Sound Studio, Pioneer Works (Second Sundays), Brooklyn, NY
• The Poetry Project New Years Marathon, the Poetry Project, NY, NY
No, Dear 10th Anniversary Reading, the Poetry Project, NY, NY

• Exit Theater Northern Tour (USA/Canada)

  • The White Whale Bookstore, Pittsburgh, PA
  • The Jam Handy, Detroit, MI
  • Absinthe & Zygote, TriTriangle Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • The Robin Theatre, Lansing, MI
  • knife | fork | book, Toronto, ON
  • Temps Libre Mile End, Montreal, QC

• Anne Carson's The Third Muse, The 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center, NY, NY
• The Poetry Project (Wed. Night Series), NY, NY
• The Hudson Valley Writers Center, Sleepy Hollow, NY
• The Potter's House, Washington, D.C.
• Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, Washington, D.C.
• Colorado State University Creative Writing Series, Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, Fort Collins, CO
• Innisfree Poetry Bookstore/Café, Boulder, CO
• Tattered Cover Bookstore (Colefax), Denver, CO
• Literature is Alive @ Emory Univ. Bookstore, Atlanta, GA
• Green Apple Books on the Park, San Francisco, CA
• NYU Bookstore, NY, NY
• Shoestring Press, Brooklyn, NY
• Green Apple Books on the Park, San Francisco, CA

• Exit Theater Southern Tour (USA)

  • Federal Dust Reading Series, The Crown, Baltimore, MD
  • Poetrio, Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, Asheville, NC
  •  So and So Reading Series, So and So Books, Raleigh, NC
  • Say It with Words, Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • Blood Jet Poetry Series, BJ's in the Bayou, New Orleans, LA
  • Malvern Books, Austin, TX
  • Marfa Book Co., Marfa, TX
  • Deep Vellum Books, Dallas, TX
  • Nightbird Books, Fayetteville, AR
  • Trobar Ric Reading Series, Oxford, MS
  • Chase Public, Cincinnati, OH

• Exit Theater Release, Idio Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
• Greenlight Poetry Salon, Greenlight Bookstore, Brooklyn, NY
• New York University Creative Writers Series, Lillian Vernon Creative Writers' House, NY, NY
• In the Gun Cabinet Release, La Sala, Brooklyn, NY

• DittoDitto Books, Detroit, MI
• Earshot Reading Series, Brooklyn, NY
• Leverage (Eric Nelson) Release, Mellow Pages, Brooklyn, NY
• Atlas Reading Series, Local 61, Brooklyn, NY

• A Very Mellow NYE, Mellow Pages Library, Brooklyn, NY
• Does Not Love (James Tadd Adcox) Release, Mellow Pages Library, Brooklyn, NY
• Migration to the Interior (Phong Bui and Rail Curatorial Projects), Red Bull Galleries, NY, NY
• AWP Offsite (for Singing Saw Press), Cairo, Seattle, WA
• Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, New York University, NY, NY

• “Matisse: In Search of True Painting,” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
• Static, Robert Sestok Solo Show, Cave Gallery, Russell Industrial Center, Detroit
• AWP Offsite for Lit Magazine / Mental Marginalia, Boston, MA
• Allyson Paty, Eric Nelson, and Mike Lala, Mellow Pages Library, Brooklyn, NY
• Cornelia Street Graduate Reading Series, New York, NY
• The New York Poetry Festival (for Singing Saw Press), Governor’s Island, NY
• KGB Emerging Writers Reading Series, New York, NY

• Southern Writers Reading Series, Happy Ending, New York, NY
• Polestar Reading Series, Cakeshop, New York, NY
• [sic] Reading Series, Omnicorp, Detroit, MI
• Diner Journal, Diner, Brooklyn, NY
• The Highwaymen Reading Series, Brooklyn, NY
• No, Dear Issue 9 Release, Brooklyn, NY
• HOWL Festival, NY, NY
• Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY
• The New York Poetry Festival, Gov. Island, NY
• Popsickle Poetry Festival, Brooklyn, NY
• Mental Marginalia Reading Series, Brooklyn, NY

2010 - 2011 
• Pete’s Candy Store, Brooklyn, NY
• Northeast Kingdom, Brooklyn, NY,
• Numu Arts Collective, Brooklyn, NY
• The Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, NY
• 5C Cafe and Cultural Center, New York, NY
• A-Space, Philadelphia, PA
• Wooden Shoe Books, Philadelphia, PA
• Cyclops Books, Baltimore, MD
• Blood and Pudding (Katelan Foisy) Release, Bluestockings, New York, NY
• Hexagon Space, Artscape Arts Festival, Baltimore, MD
• Eastern Seaboard Showcase, Philadelphia Center for the Book, Philadelphia, PA
• (Scene) Metrospace, East Lansing, MI
• Polestar Poetry Series, Cakeshop, New York, NY
• Tongue and Groove New York, KGB Bar, New York, NY
• 1441 Release, Word Bookstore, Brooklyn, NY
 The Bodega Monthly, The Bodega, Brooklyn, NY
• The New York Poetry Society Fundraiser, The Bowery Poetry Club, New York, NY
• Mixer Reading Series, Cakeshop, New York, NY
• [sic] Reading SeriesLeopold’s Books, Detroit, MI
• Brooklyn Invades Manhattan, Bluestockings Bookstore, New York, NY