2020-2021 Emerge-Surface-Be Fellow, Poetry Project
2016 Kimbilio Fiction Fellow

S*an D. Henry-Smith & Gabrielle Octavia Rucker, Poetry Project, 2021
Zong!Global, 2020
Lip and Neck w/ Samuel Hindolo, 15 Orient, 2020
Habits of Isolation, Warman School, 2020
Home-O-Erotic: A Reading, Company Gallery, 2020
Flotsam Suite, S*an D. Henry-Smith Book Launch, White Columns Gallery, 2019
Studio Salon: Radical Reading Room, Studio Museum Harlem, 2019
Language + Power: Reimagining Value in the Arts Industry, Picture Room, 2019
Selfhood: Time Capsule Building, Picture Room, 2019
The New Weird, Pioneer Works, 2019
To Be Expressed: A Screening & Workshop w/ Adepero Oduye, Pioneer Works, 2019
Escape & Resurrection: A Reading, CHROMA, 2018
Mise En Place: A Reading, CHROMA, 2018
Last Call: A Reading, Sunview, 2018
Screaming Into The Void: Presence & Erasure in Contemporary Black Writing, The New School, 2016

Sparkle Nation, Co-Founder (est. 2018)
Silent Reading Hour w/ Sparkle Nation, Montez Press Radio, 2020
Wide Rainbow Library, Women’s Prison Association, 2020
Sparkle Nation Writer’s Workshop, New York Public Library, 2020
Wide Rainbow Library, LA Art Book Fair,  2019
Sparkle Nation Reading Series, Larrie, 2019
Sparkle Nation Book Club, Larrie, 2018-2019
Legend’s Only Youth Chapbook Workshop, Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement, 2019
Change Agents Workshop, Brooklyn Public Library, 2018

The Collaborative Center for Storm, Space & Seismic Research (CCSSSR), Co-Contributor

Doomsday Story Hour, CUE Art Foundation, 2020
Morse Code: What Hath God Wrought, Picture Room, 2019

✿ email: gabrielleoctavia@protonmail.com ✿