- Brandel’s essay “Transutopia” was nominated for a 2015 Pushcart Prize by Fourth Genre.
- Brandel was awarded the 2014 Goldfarb Family Fellowship for Nonfiction Writers, a fully-funded two week fellowship given annually to the top creative nonfiction applicant to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
- Brandel’s manuscript, “Mother, Loose,” won the Accents Publishing 2014 chapbook contest.
- Brandel’s essay, “A Tale of Two Rivers,” won the Salem College Center for Women Writers’ International Literary Award in nonfiction in 2014 (Penelope Niven award). Judge Samuel Autman wrote: “The voice is tight, the narrator knows when to step in with the personal and when to allow the research to carry the piece. The fragmented structure makes the piece feel experimental, contemporary and traditional simultaneously. This is astonishing in its ambition and scope.”
- Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Politics and Prose, at 7:30 PM. “World Enough and Time: An Evening of Memoir–in the Den.” Phillip Lopate, Richard Hoffman, Brandel France de Bravo, Dorian Fox, Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, Mike Scalise, Peter Selgin, and Nicole Miller.
- Sunday, August 23, 2015 at the Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, MD, at 2:00 PM. Brandel France de Bravo reads from Mother, Loose with Marcela Sulak reading from her new poetry collection, Decency.
- Sunday, June 28, 2015 at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. at 1:00 PM. Brandel France de Bravo reads from Mother, Loose with fellow Accents Publishing poet, Barbara Goldberg (Kingdom of Speculation), and poet Gary Dop.
- Monday, June 1, 2015 at Cafe Muse in the Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 South Park Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD at 7:00 PM. Brandel France de Bravo reads from Mother, Loose, with poet Anne Higgins.
- Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Subtext Books in St. Paul, MI at 8:00 PM. Brandel France de Bravo reads from her new book, Mother, Loose, along with six other Accents Publishing poets: Lynnell Edwards, Sarah Freligh, J. Kates, Barbara Goldberg, Lori A. May, and Bianca Spriggs.
- Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 6:00 PM, Harvard University,Woodberry Poetry Room, Room 330, Lamont Library. TRANSVERSAL TRANSLATION SEMINAR: An interactive workshop on the translation of Latin American poetry featuring poet Roger Santiváñez (Peru) and translator Brandel France Bravo. Will feature an interactive presentation on the intersections of poetry and translation as well as readings of the presenters’ work.
- Thursday, September 20, 2012. Nora School Poetry Reading Series. 955 Sligo Avenue, Silver Spring, MD. Brandel France de Bravo reads with Naomi Thiers and Christopher Conlon.
- Sunday, July 1, 2012. Joaquin Miller Poetry Series. 5200 Glover Road, N.W. (Nature Center’s Auditorium–far north side of the Horse Stables), Washington, D.C. Brandel France de Bravo reads with Emily Fragos.
- Saturday, June 9, 2012. 2:00 p.m. C Street Arts Festival, Laurel, MD. Brandel France de Bravo reads.
- Saturday, April 21, 2012. Johns Hopkins University Advanced Writing Program campus, 1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. Conversations and Connections Literary Conference. Panel discussion at 10:45-11:45 a.m. “Eyes on the Prize: What Contest Judges Look for in a Winning Entry.” Participants include Brandel France de Bravo; Robert Giron; Kendra Kopelke; Barbara Westwood Diehl; and Gregg Wilhelm.
- Saturday, March 31, 2012: poetry reading at 1:00 pm at Grace Church, 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. as part of the Fifth Annual SWAN Day (Support Women Artists Now). Twenty women read from their poetry, emceed by Brandel France de Bravo. FREE stage performances, music, storytelling, poetry readings and film screenings in celebration of SWAN Day all across the city. SWAN Day D.C. is supported by a grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
- Thursday, February 3, 2011 from 10:30-11:45 a.m. in Thurgood Marshall West, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C. Associated Writing Programs (AWP) 2011 Annual Conference & Bookfair. Washington Writers’ Publishing House Poetry Reading: Jehanne Dubrow,Holly Karapetkova, Brandel France de Bravo, Carly Sachs, Bruce MacKinnon, Piotr Gwiazda. Celebrating a nearly forty year history, the Washington Writers’ Publishing House is a collective press run entirely by volunteers. Since 1974, WWPH has published over 50 volumes of poetry. Come hear six poets read from their prize-winning collections and discover the diversity of the DC-area literary scene.
- Friday, October 22, 2010, 6:30 p.m. The Mexican Cultural Institute of Washington, D.C. (2829 16th Street, N.W.) Enjoy this unique opportunity to hear four prominent poets from Mexico read from their work in the new anthology Mexican Poetry Today: 20/20 Voices, presented by editor, Brandel France de Bravo. Find out why Octavio Paz said that “to read a poem is to hear it with our eyes; to hear it is to see it with our ears.” Join us for an evening of synesthesia with poetry readings by Luis Miguel Aguilar, Jennifer Clement, Victor Manuel Mendiola, and Pedro Serrano.
- Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 7 p.m. The Great Hall, Cooper Union, NYC. PEN American Center, the PEN Club de México, and the Committee to Protect Journalists present: STATE OF EMERGENCY: CENSORSHIP BY BULLET IN MEXICO, An Evening of Solidarity with Mexican Journalists. Press Release