April 18 Poetry Today Interview with Jennifer Dotson, Highland Park Poetry, Highland Park, Illinois


May 4, Attended the first annual award ceremony of William W. Marr Scholarship for Creative Writing, established by Sons Dennis and Alvin and their wives Pamela and Susan, in the College of Letters & Science of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


July 16-18, Attended Canadian Chinese Writers Association's 30th Anniversary and the Tenth Seminar of Chinese Literature, Vancouver, Canada


NovemberScenery tour of southeast part of China mainland.





April, Served as a poetry contest judge for the Flushing Poetry Festival, New York


April 7, Participated in a bilingual poetry reading at the Chinatown Library, sponsored by the Windy City Poetry Club


May, Served as a judge in Poetry Challenge, Wilda Morris Blog


August - October, Participated in the "RE: -claimed, -imagined, -purposed" (REBOOTED!) exhibition at the Lemont Center for the Arts


September 11, 2018 - August 31, 2019, Exhibition of poem Spring Snow at "Flower Love Literary Special Exhibition" at Taichung Literary Musium


September 13-18, Invited as one of the guest speakers at the Seminar on Literature, held by the North American Chinese Writers Association in Las Vegas,.

and joined the tour of Western National Parks afterwards.


September, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Italian publisher Edizioni Universum's  International Committee of Literature and Arts.


October, presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who