Reading Schedule



March 18, 2021 SOULFOOD POETRY NIGHT featuring Raven Chronicles Anthology reading. Tamam will be reading <> 7pm PST. See Soulfood Poetry Night site for zoom code.

2021 MYSTICS SUMMIT, February 1-5, Shift Network, Mirabai Starr Host. Guest speaker. Zoom Reading February 5 2pm PST      Mother Ancestor Stories From the Womb of Love<> FREE ON-LINE EVENT!!

No events planned yet in 2020. Writing….

WRITE HERE NOW! Mendocino Sufi Camp Poetry Class  July 14 – 21 2019

UC DAVIS lecture on April 23, 2019: Women at the Dawn of Islam: Strength and Wisdom of the Prophet’s Wives and Daughter, Fatima. Student Community Center.

Naropa University in Boulder lecture on March 15, 2019 in honor of WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH (March). Presenting for Netanel Miles-Yepez classes on Islam and Sufism.  The lecture will be on “Strong Women at the Dawn of Islam—Stories and Poetry.

[Due to illness I have not been able to offer readings or presentation for much more than a year. I am now much better and will be traveling and presenting once again!]

STORIES & POETRY!     Week-long poetry class led by Tamam at the 43rd annual Mendocino Sufi Camp <>  <> July 16-23, 2017 Mendocino Woodlands, California.

Northwest Sufi Camp August 13-20, 2017 Mollala, Oregon <>  Week-long class on the role of the Mothers of the Message with their stories, highlighting the importance of compassion and loving kindness,  and the early sources of division within the path that began as Revelation and became religion <>  <>  Poetry reading from Fatima’s Touch.

Omega Institute  June 2 – 4   I will read  poetry from my new book on the life of Fatima, Daughter of Prophet Muhammad, from the perspective of unity, harmony, and practice as part of The Sufi Celebration. I am joining my husband Pir Shabda Kahn, Pir Zia Inayat Khan, and Sufi Musicians—HuDost, Baraka Moon, Omar Faruk Tekbilek and Youssoupha Sidibe.  Omega is in Rhinebeck, New York.

Previous STORIES & POETRY!                                                                                                                         January 19, 2017. Poetry Center, San Jose, at the Willow Glen Library, 7pm.


Friday, December 9,  7:30  at Edgehill Mansion, Dominican University, San Rafael, CA, my book launch on the Daughter of Prophet Muhammad, FATIMA. I share the evening with Poet Laureate of Sonoma County, Iris Jamahl Dunkle. She will share from her forthcoming book on Charmain London, wife of Jack London. 7:30 pm. (415)-499-1778. FREE!!


December 3, 4, 2016. I will be teaching from Fatima’s Touch in Seattle, sharing the weekend of Dances of Universal Peace with Shabda. “Heart of Life, Art of Life,” Ballard IOOF, 1706 NW Market, Seattle. Registrar, Raphaela (206) 293-2393.

January 19, 2017. Poetry Center, San Jose, book reading at the Willow Glen Library, 7pm.

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Poet’s House, Manhattan. July 17, 2015. 7 pm. Reading as part of The Wide Shore: A Journal of Women’s Poetry


Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, January 9, 2015. 1:30-3, in The Main Lecture Hall: Presentation of poetry on The Wives of Prophet Muhammad as part of the exhibit: ROADS of ARABIA.

Attended Ragdale Foundation (writer’s) Residency in Illinois in April. Taught at U of Oregon and Lane CC in Eugene the end of May. Taught poetry with Wendy Taylor Carlisle at Mendocino Sufi Retreat July.

Women and Children First (WCF) Bookstore, Chicago – Thursday, May 3, 2012. What a great place! Good people. Check it out.

SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA : The Lyric and Ancient Womens’ Stories: Tamam Kahn read from new poetry celebrating facets of the life of Fatima, daughter of Prophet Muhammad and talk about the prosimetrum form, as well as meter and rhyme in her poems.   First Congregational Church, 900 High St., Santa Cruz.

Quito, Equador taught from UNTOLD

Read from my book, UNTOLD, at “Ark Books” in Santa Fe, N.M.

Taught poetry and writing for a week at Mendocino Sufi Retreat

New Renaissance Bookshop, Portland, Oregon ~ Thursday, March 17, 2011

Joe Milford Poetry Radio Show, January 29, 2011 listen to excerpt 

Poetry Reading @ Willow Glen Library, San Jose, CA ~ January 20, 2010

RADIO SHOW! KPFA ~ Thursday, August 19, 2010, interview with Caroline Casey, “The Visionary Activist Radio Show.”

Omega Institute, Ram Dass Library, Rhinebeck, NY ~ Monday, May 31, 2010.

Book Passage, Corte Madera, California ~ Sunday, August 22, 2010.

Copperfields Books, 138 North Main Street, Sebastopol, California ~ Thursday, September 9, 2010.

Radio Interview KRCB Sonoma  “Muhammad’s Wives,”  North Bay Report, September 9, 2010.

University Bookstore– Spiritual Reading Series– Chapel of United Metodist Church, Seattle ~Thursday, September 16, 2010.

Elliot Bay Books, Seattle ~ Monday, September 20, 2010

Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, WA ~ Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Books Inc., Berkeley, CA ~ Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fields Bookstore, San Francisco, CA  ~ Thursday, October 21, 2010

Barnes and Noble, Greensboro, NC ~ Sunday, November 7, 2010

Regulator Bookshop, Durham, NC ~ Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Malaprops Bookstore, Asheville, NC ~ Sunday, November 14,  2010

Quail Ridge Books & Music, Raleigh, NC ~ Monday, November 15. 2010

CIIS, San Francisco ~ Wednesday, December 1, 2010 <><> in honor of  Hanukkah, the talk will be on  Untold: The Jewish Wives of Prophet Muhammad

New Renaissance Bookshop, Portland, Oregon ~ Thursday, March 17, 2010

4 thoughts on “Reading Schedule”

  1. Clif Trolin said:

    Dear Tamam,
    I met you at the ARK Bookstore in Santa Fe last August, and we spoke about your coming to Lane Community College in Eugene, OR for a reading or lecture as part of our Islam Initiative. At long last I am getting back to you, but don’t have a direct email address. (I think I lost it!) Here’s mine:

    Please get in touch!



  2. Beautifully written story on peace walk and the early years.


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