xx) Introduction and Conversation with non-fiction writer Deborah Baker, The Last Englishmen: Love, War, and the End of Empire, Conference Center, Marriott, Sept. 1, 2018–https://www.decaturbookfestival.com/sessions/view/5b32926ccf212d3258df56b5

xix) Poetry Reading, Java Monkey, Decatur Book Festival, Sept. 1, 2018

xviii) Talk, followed by Q&A, Perspectives on Postcolonial Literature, Oriental College, Lahore, July 5, 2018

xvii) Talk on Postcolonial Approaches to Creative Writing, followed by Q&A, Education University, Lahore, May 31, 2018

xvi) Paper and Q&A, “Defending the Humanities in a Post-International,  Post-Truth World,” Symposium: Whiter Humanities?, Forman Christian College University, Lahore, May 24, 2018

xv) Defending the Humanities: Making a Case for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Roundtable, The American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, March 22-24, 2018

xiv) Presentation, poetry reading, book signing, “Poetry in a World of Fractured Realities,” Search for Meaning Festival, Seattle University, Seattle, February 24, 2018

xiii) Poetry Reading and book signing, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, to mark the publication of Hold Your Breath, Atlanta, GA, October 12, 2017;

xii) Keynote address, “The Pursuit of Literary Self-Expression in the Master’s Language: Issues of Political Autonomy and Socio-Cultural Sustainability,” International Conference on Critical Social Sciences and Humanities, International Islamic University, Islamabad, September 14, 2017;

xi) Lecture Presentation, followed by Q&A, “The American Civil Rights’ Movement and Probable Intersections with Strategies of Decolonization in Postcolonial Pakistan,” International Islamic University, Islamabad, September 13, 2017;

x) Poetry Writing: Workshop, International Islamic University, Islamabad, September 12, 2017;

ix) Poetry Reading, Java Monkey, Decatur Book Festival, Decatur, GA, September 2, 2017;

viii) Poetry Reading, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, poetry reading, Atlanta, GA, July 13, 2017;

vii) Writers and Scholars’ Series, Luchsinger Lounge, Alston Student Center, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA, poetry reading and book signing to mark the publication of Hold Your Breath, April 25, 2017; [link]

vi) Book Launch, Hold Your Breath. Hosted by Sukhan Baraey Ama’n (Arts for Peace). Panel discussion, Dr. Munazza Yaqub, Harris Khalique, Ms Sadaf Raza, presided over by Mr. Iftikhar Arif, followed by poetry reading and book signing by Waqas Khwaja. Pakistan Academy for Letters, Islamabad. April 17, 2017; [press: Pakistan AffairsTulu News]

v) Book Launch of Hold Your Breath and Lecture on Postcolonial Theory, Critical Thinking Forum and Department of English, International Islamic University, Islamabad. April 17, 2017;

iv) Pakistan Television Corporation, PTV Classics Show. Tribute to Khawaja Khurshid Anwar, Waqas Khwaja in conversation with compere Shabnam Riaz. PTV, Islamabad. April 16, 2017; [link]

iii) Poetry Reading, English Poetry–Mixed Voices: Poets from Home and Abroad. Participants, Blaine Marchand, Waqas Khwaja, Harris Khalique, Azka Khan, Orooj e Zafar, Waqas Naeem, Mehvash Amin, and Risham Amjad. Moderator: Ilona Yusuf. Fifth Annual Islamabad Literature Festival, Sangam Hall, Hotel Margala, Islamabad. April 15, 2017;

ii) Book Launch, Hybrid Tapestries: The Development of Pakistani Literature in English by Muneeza Shamsie. Panelists, Navid Shahzad, Aroosa Kanwal, Muneeza Shamsie, and Waqas Khwaja. Moderator: Tariq Rahman. Fifth Annual Islamabad Literature Festival, Margalla Hall, Hotel Margala, Islamabad, April 15, 2017; [link]

i) Book LaunchHold Your Breath, poems by Waqas Khwaja (Onslaught Press, UK, 2017). Moderator: Waqas Naeem, Fifth Annual Islamabad Literature Festival, Board Room, Hotel Margala, Islamabad, April 14, 2017;