For bookings please email Due to Kimberly's role as Director of Arts Education for the Metropolitan Arts Council, she is no longer able to accept week-long school residencies.


  • Poetry Workshop Virtual
    February 27th, 2021 9 am to 11am
    Alabama State Poetry Society
  • Writer in Residence at League Academy
    March, 2021
    Greenville, SC
  • Greenville Author Expo
    January 7th, 2021
    Greenville County Library Virtual Event.
  • Writer in Residence at Campobello Gramling School
    February 2 - 19th, 2021
    Landrum, SC
    Kimberly will work with the 8th grade to create their own poems and participate in a poetry slam.
  • Poetry Workshop for Students, Virtual
    February 22nd, 2021
    Pat Conroy Literary Center


  • Appearance on PBS WNTV Channel 29.
    October 21st, 2020
  • April 2020: National Poetry Month!
    History and Book Talk with Kimberly Simms April 1st, 2020 Irmo Branch Library. Irmo, SC POSTPONED
  • Poetry Goes Viral at Carolina Poets
    April 12th, 2020 7:00
  • Trio Book Tour, NC
    April 21st, 2020 6:00 pm Sherrills Ford Library, Terrell Branch
    9154 Sherrils Ford Rd, Sherrills Ford, NC
    Reading by Kimberly Simms with artist/musician
  • Discovering SC through Poetry with Kimberly Simms
    April 23rd, 2020 6:30 Hampton Memorial Library, Easley SC
    Poetry reading and talk with Kimberly Simms
  • Poetry Out Loud State Competition
    April 25th, 2020 3:00pm
    Kimberly will be judging the state-wide competition sponsored by the SCAC and NEA.
    This event will now take place virtually.
  • Trio Book Tour, GA
    May 19th, 2020
    7:00 pm Bookish Independent Book Store 1188 Glenwood Ave SE, Unit A, Atlanta, GA Reading by Kimberly Simms with artist/musician
  • Trio Book Tour, NC
    June 16, 2020, 7:00 pm
    Page 158 Bookstore
    415 Brooks Street, Unit B.
    Wake Forest, NC
    Reading by Kimberly Simms with artist/musician
  • Trio Book Tour, GA
    July 20, 2020, 7:00 pm
    The Books Exchange
    2932 Canton Rd Unit 220
    Marietta, GA
    Reading by Kimberly Simms with artist/musician