February 6, 1997
Cornelius Eady Poetry Reading and Workshop, Blue Ridge Community College, 13650 Apple Harvest Drive, Martinsburg, WV.
Holly Bass, A. Van Jordan, and Joel Dias-Porter (DJ Renegade) accompanied Cornelius Eady.

February 12, 1997
Erotica, featuring the Vagabond SHE-poets: Toni Asante Lightfoot, Holly Bass, Courtney Tolbert, Cafe de Pare, 2307 18th Street NW, Washington, D.C.

February 28, 1997
Women’s Words:  Empowerment and Reality through Performance Poetry, House of Ruth, 651 10th Street NE, Washington, D.C.
Holly performed with Toni Asante Lightfoot, Jacklyn Potter, Deb Randle, Monica Reyes, Lori Tsang, and Michelle Washington.

March 11, 1997
A Coffeehouse:  Poetry Readings and Musical Stories, The George Washington University Virginia Campus, 45085 University Drive, Ashburn, VA.
Holly performed as one of Cornelius Eady’s GW Poetry Workshop Students with Jane Alberdeston, Yona Harvey, A. Van Jordan, Joel Dias-Porter (DJ Renegade), and Cornelius Eady.

April 2, 1997
Moonlight Muse, open reading, 1997 Association of Writers and Writing Programs Annual Conference Event, Washington, DC.
Holly performed with Martin Lammon and Toni Asante Lightfoot.

April 12, 1997
Poetry at GALA, GALA Hispanic Theater, Washington, D.C.
Holly performed with Geiner Bruno and Rubén Martínez.

April 27, 1997
Jazz Junkies Reunion Jam, Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD.
Holly performed with Joel Dias-Porter (DJ Renegade), Stephanie Renee, Jessica Care Moore, Mums da Schemer, Gayle Danley, and Toni Asante Lightfoot.

May 17, 1997
Fetish Poetry, Monologues and More, Fetish:  Elegant Objects of Seductive Obsession Art, exhibition, District of Columbia Arts Center, 2438 18th Street, Washington, D.C.
Holly performed with Jane Alberdeston, Terry Sidney, Roberto Bedoya, and Anna Rubinstein.  The event was hosted by Christina King-Miranda.