Water Lessons Book Tour 2022

Mar 25-27 — Event is IN PERSON

Saints and Sinners Literary Festival

Hotel Monteleone

New Orleans, LA 


Sat Apr 2 @ 3 PM (with Emanuel Xavier) — Event is IN PERSON

Bureau of General Services—Queer Division                                            

208 West 13th Street, Room 210

New York, NY 10011


Sun Apr 10 @ 4 PM (with Destiny Birdsong and Kendra DeColo) — Event is IN PERSON

The Bookshop in East Nashville

1043 West Eastland Avenue

Nashville, TN 37206 


Thurs April 14 @ 7 PM (with with Melissa Cundieff) — Event is IN PERSON

Magers & Quinn Booksellers 

3038 Hennepin Ave,

Minneapolis, MN 55408


Wed Apr 20 @ 7 PM Pacific Time via ZOOM

Perfectly Queer Reading Series



Fri Apr 22 @ 7 PM (with Debra Nystrom) — Event is IN PERSON

New Dominion Bookshop 

404 E. Main Street

Charlottesville, VA  22902


Sun May 1st @ 4 PM Eastern Time via ZOOM

Malaprop’s Bookstore (Asheville, NC)

Poetrio Reading Series




Mon May 16 @ 7 PM CENTRAL (6 PM MT) via ZOOM

At the Inkwell Reading Series (Denver)



Sunday May 22 @ 3 PM with Louise LeBourgeois — Event is IN PERSON

First Unitarian Church of Chicago (in conjunction with 57th Street Books)

5650 S. Woodlawn Ave

Chicago, IL 60637


Tues May 31 @ 8 PM Eastern Time via ZOOM

Black Lawrence Press Reading



Sun June 26 @ 6 PM — Event is IN PERSON

Poetry in the Boro

Gallagher Unplugged / Gallagher Guitar

118 N. Walnut Street

Murfreesboro, TN


Thurs Sept 8th @ 6 PM Central — via ZOOM

InKY Reading Series



Fri Oct 14, 1:00 – 2:00 PM — IN PERSON with Annette Sisson and John Mannone

Southern Festival of Books

Nashville Public Library Conference Room 3

615 Church Street

Nashville, TN 37219


Thurs Dec 8th @ 7:15 PM Central Time — VIRTUAL READING (see link below)

Austin’s Bookwoman 2nd Thursday Series




Lisa Dordal is the author of Mosaic of the Dark (Black Lawrence Press, 2018) which was a finalist for the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry, Water Lessons (April 2022), and Next Time You Come Home (forthcoming 2023). She is a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee and the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize, the Robert Watson Poetry Prize, and the Betty Gabehart Poetry Prize. Her poetry has appeared in Best New Poets, Image, The Sun, Narrative, CALYX, The Greensboro Review, Vinyl Poetry, and Ninth Letter.

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