Brooklyn Book Festival: "Queer Conflicts" Panel (with Sarah Schulman, Alexis DeVeaux, Heather Love), September 16th, 2016. (Brooklyn Book Festival, NYC)
Mount Holyoke College, Hadley MA: Featured reading, October 15th, 2015
Festival of Women Writers, Hobart, NY: Featured readings and workshop discussions, with Cheryl Clarke, Jewelle Gomez, Breena Clarke, and JP Howard, September 11th-13th, 2015
Brooklyn, NY: Stuyvesant Writing Workshop - Reading and workshop discussion, August 15th, 2015
Philadelphia, PA: Big Blue Marble Books: The Power of Black Women's Stories, Reading and Conversation with Tamara Winfrey Harris, August 11th, 2015
New York, Ny: The Center For Fiction: Blue Talk and Love - Reading and Conversation, with Tiphanie Yanique, June 10th, 2015
Brooklyn, NY: Branded Saloon Reading Series, with Jabari Asim and Jenn Baker, May 31st, 2015
New York University: PEN New World Voices Bookfair Reading (in conjunction with Kweli Journal) May 8th, 2015
Quare Square Collective and Gallery 400 present Blue Talk and Love. A reading of literary fiction by Mecca Jamilah Sullivan.
April 11th, 2015 3-5pm, Gallery 400
7 Minutes: A Literary Arts Spotlight. A reading of literary fiction by Mecca Jamilah Sullivan and others.
March 28th, 2015, Springfield City Library
New York Times Heritage Network/ Kweli Journal Reading Series, January 30th, 2015. With Tiphanie Yanique and LaShonda Barnett. Selections from Blue Talk and Love.
Black Life Matters Conference, University of Arizona, January 15th, 2015. Selections from Blue Talk and Love.
All About Skin: Short Fiction by Winning Women of Color Book Launch, NYC, October 25th, 2014. Selections from Blue Talk and Love
New York University - Featured Fiction Reading and Invited Lecture: “The Radical Politics of Genre: Baldwin, Queerness, and Black Feminist Poetics”- Department of English, April 8th, 2014 (NYU, NYC)
Word Rock & Sword: A Festival Celebration ofWomen’s Lives, NYC, September 18th, 2014 “Saturday”
Queer Women’s Pride Reading, Housingworks Books, NYC, May 29th, 2014. “Dazzling Futures and Other Fairytales
Temple University – Featured Fiction Reading – Temple University Poets and Writers Series, April 3rd, 2014
The New School for Public Engagement- Featured Fiction Reading- Women Writers of the African Diaspora Reading Series, Nov. 7th, 2013
VIDA Women in the Literary Arts – Featured Reading and Panel Discussion: Banned Books. New York City, Sept. 21st, 2013.
City University of New York- Staten Island, National Poetry Month Reading, April 21st 2013, “Snow Fight”
University of Sussex Dissident Citizenship Conference, Sussex, England, June 11th, 2010: “Sererie”
Pan African Literary Forum, Teaching Assistant, Accra, Ghana, July 2008: "Wolfpack"
University of Pennsylvania Kelly Writers House (several readings/lectures)
The Center for Fiction (several readings)
Stanford University: “I’s Dotted with Marmelade, T’s crossed with Orange Rind: Toni Cade Bambara’s Pedagogies of Pleasure,”
May 8th, 2019. (Lecture and fiction reading)
Duke University: “Feelin Colors and Seeing Speech: Diasporas of Difference in Black Women’s Literature” Duke University Black
Feminisms Lecture Series, April 5th, 2017
“Queer Creativity as Black Feminist Theory and Praxis,” Smith College Queer Studies Lecture, April 19th, 2016
“Languages of LOVE, ‘Talk’ of Sex: Queer Linguistic Innovation in Afrodiasporic Women’s Fiction,” University of Indiana, Bloomington, Feb 2016
“Imagining Language in Black Women’s Fiction,” Center for Interdisciplinary Study of the Americas, Feb, 2016.
“Intersectionality, Creativity and Literature: The case of the NJ4” Mount Holyoke College Black History Month Lecture. Feb, 2016.
Durban, South Africa: Black Bodies/Queer Bodies in the African Diaspora Symposium, "'We are here NOW!’: Art and Activism in Black Queer Women’s Disporas,” November, 2015
National Women's Studies Association Conference, Milwaukee, WI: "Black Girl Brilliance, Black Girl Magic: Criticism and Creativity in Black Feminist Literary Theorizing," November, 2015
American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Toronto ON: "The Uses of Quiet: Imaging Erotic Subversion in Black Queer Women’s Bodily Performance," October, 2015
"Serrating Prose: Narrative Responses to Gendered Violence," University of Indiana, Bloomington, February 2015