Readings & Events

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Saturday, September 28, 2019 @ Sandisfield Arts Center, Sandisfield, MA

Today’s Poets in Conversation with the Masters

“A large number of the poems I most admire and which seem to be most original are talking back to other poets of other ages.”

– Richard Wilbur 

Join us for this unique poetry program with poems of masters such as

Frost, Wilbur, Plath, Owen, Kumin, and Yeats performed by Ben Luxon

and other Sandisfield Players, in dialogue with poems they have inspired

by award-winning poets Hilde Weisert, Rebecca Hart Olander & others.

4:00 PM

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Thursday, October 24, 2019 @ Smith College Poetry Center

Book launch for Dressing the Wounds chapbook

7:00 PM

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PAST EVENTS:

2019     Featured reader at Greenfield Third Tuesday Word with S.G. Tyler and Abigail Warren, Greenfield, MA

2019     Editing presentation panelist, Poetry by the Sea conference @ Mercy Center, Madison, CT

2019     Poetry reading/launch party for Mom Egg Review issue 17 @ Poets House, NYC

2019     Poetry reading/launch party for Linea @ Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton, MA

2019     Featured reader at Rebel-Yes Bitchez Read! with Amy Dryansky, Marie Gauthier, Sarah Sousa & Karen Skolfield, Ashfield Lake House, Ashfield, MA

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2019     Campus Author Showcase reading with members of the WSU English Department, Ely Library, Westfield State University, Westfield, MA

2019     Reception/reading: Attack Bear Press’s Poetry Vending Machine Project, Black Labyrinth Tattoo, Easthampton, MA

2019     Poetry workshop presenter, Northampton High School, Northampton, MA

2019     Read poems on WRSI in support of Cancer Connection Campout, Northampton, MA

2018     Featured reader with Patty Crane and Maria Williams-Russell during the Icelandic-themed Jólabókaflóð party and anniversary celebration for White Square Books, Easthampton, MA

2018    Featured reader with Amy Dryansky, Karen Skolfield, Sarah Sousa, and Yasotha Sriharan in “Taking a Stand: Poetry of Resistance” during the Great Falls Word Fest @ The Shea Theater, Turner’s Falls, MA

2018     Poetry reading/launch party for Silkworm 11: The Eleventh Hour @ Lilly Library, Florence, MA

2018     Featured reader with Abigail Warren and S. G. Tyler @ Lilly Library, Florence, MA

2018     Featured reader with Janet MacFadyen and Sarah Sousa @ White Square Books, Easthampton, MA

2018     Featured reader at multi-genre group show “Gathering Light” @ APE Gallery, Northampton, MA

2018      Featured reader, Mom Egg Review Issue 16 launch @ Poets House, NYC

2018     Featured reader, Compass Roads book launch @ Montague Bookmill, Montague, MA

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2018    Featured reader at Voices of Poetry’s “Ain’t I a Woman” reading @ Eastham Public Library, Eastham, MA

2018     Workshop presenter for “Collaborative Writing: Solidarity, Strategy & Spark” @ Massachusetts Poetry Festival, Salem, MA

 

2018     Panelist for “Building an Online Writing Community: Lessons from the Poetry Cleanse” @ Massachusetts Poetry Fest, Salem, MA

 

2018     Featured reader, Compass Roads book launch @ White Square Books, Easthampton, MA

2018   Poetry reading, Straw Dog Writers Guild “Writers Night Out” (spring), Northampton, MA

2017   Panelist, Write Angles Conference, “Poetry, Publishing, and Persistence” panel with Amy Dryansky and Emily Wojcik @ Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

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2017   Poetry reading of Smith alumni poets @ 20th anniversary celebration of Smith College Poetry Center @ Smith College, Northampton, MA

2017   Poetry reading, Launch party/poetry reading for Silkworm 10 @ Lilly Library, Florence, MA

2017   Poetry reading, “Celebrate Westfield” in Loughman Living Room @ Westfield State University, Westfield, MA

2017   Featured reader w/Kathie Fiveash to kickoff Gallery of Readers annual series & celebrate Fiveash’s chapbook Earthbound @ Smith College, Northampton, MA

2017   Featured reader in “Summer Reading” with Daniel Rattelle and Kat Janeczek @ Forbes Library, Northampton, MA

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2017   Poetry reading for Amherst Arts Night Plus @ Emily Dickinson Museum, Amherst, MA

2016   Poetry reading, Gallery of Readers Anthology book launch @ Smith College, Northampton, MA

2016   Featured reader, “Campus Authors Series,” Ely Library @ Westfield State University, Westfield, MA

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2016   Workshop presenter, Perugia Press 20th Anniversary @ Smith College Poetry Center, Northampton, MA:

“Reaching Beyond: How Ekphrastic Poetry Connects Us to the Larger World”

2015   Workshop presenter @ University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA:

Mass Poetry’s Student Day of Poetry: “Exploring Ekphrasis”

2015    Poetry reading @ Smith College, Northampton, MA

2015    Featured reader, “Campus Authors Series,” Ely Library @ Westfield State University, Westfield, MA

2015    Featured reader, Northampton Arts Council Biennial Reading @ Forbes Library, Northampton, MA

2015    Featured reader, Greenfield Annual Word Festival, Greenfield, MA

2015    Featured reader, Word Stage, Garlic and Arts Festival, Orange, MA

2015    Presented lecture @ Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT:

“Considering Shed Skins: The Self-Reflexive Address in Poetry”

2015    Featured reader @ Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT

2015    Featured reader, “Write Minds” poetry reading series @ Thirsty Mind Cafe, South Hadley, MA

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2015    Poetry reading @ Luthier’s Co-op (summer), Easthampton, MA

2015    Poetry readings, Straw Dog Writers Guild (winter and spring), Northampton, MA

2015    Poetry reading @ Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT

2014    Workshop presenter @ Massachusetts Poetry Festival, Salem, MA:

“Reaching Beyond: How Ekphrastic Poetry Connects Us to the Larger World”

2014    Featured reader, “All Small Caps” poetry reading series @ Deja Brew, Wendell, MA

2014    Poetry reading @ Smith College Poetry Center, Northampton, MA

2014    Poetry reading @ Forbes Library, Northampton, MA

2014    Poetry readings @ Vermont College of Fine Arts (winter and summer), Montpelier, VT

2014    Poetry reading @ Amherst Poetry Festival, Amherst, MA

2014    Poetry reading, Ely Library @ Westfield State University, Westfield, MA

2014    Poetry reading, Greenfield Spoken Word, Greenfield, MA

2014    Poetry readings @ Luthier’s Co-op (winter and spring), Easthampton, MA

2014    Participating writer, “30 Poems in November!” literacy project, Northampton, MA

2013    Featured reader, “Unbuttoned” poetry reading series @ Luthier’s Co-op, Easthampton, MA

2013    Featured reader, Greenfield Annual Word Festival, Greenfield, MA

2013    Poetry reading, Weinstein Auditorium @ Smith College, Northampton, MA

2013    Poetry reading @ Forbes Library, Northampton, MA

2013    Poetry reading @ Vermont College of Fine Arts (summer), Montpelier, VT

2013    Poetry readings @ Luthier’s Co-op (winter and spring), Easthampton, MA

2013    Poetry reading, Greenfield Spoken Word, Greenfield, MA

2013    Poetry reading, Straw Dog Writers Guild, Northampton, MA

2013    Participating writer, “30 Poems in November!” literacy project, Northampton, MA

2012    Poetry reading, Weinstein Auditorium @ Smith College, Northampton, MA

2012    Participating writer, “30 Poems in November!” literacy project, Northampton, MA

2011    Poetry reading, Stoddard Hall @ Smith College, Northampton, MA

2011    Poetry reading, Florence Poetry Festival @ Look Park, Florence, MA

2011    Participating writer, “30 Poems in November!” literacy project, Northampton, MA

2010    Featured reader @ Florence Civic Center, Florence, MA

2010    Featured reader, “Gallery of Readers” poetry reading series, Northampton, MA

2010    Poetry reading, Stoddard Hall @ Smith College, Northampton, MA

2010    Participating writer, “30 Poems in November!” literacy project, Northampton, MA

2009    Poetry reading @ Forbes Library, Northampton, MA

2009    Participating writer, “30 Poems in November!” literacy project, Northampton, MA

2008    Featured reader @ Florence Civic Center, Florence, MA

2007    Featured reader @ Jones Library, Amherst, MA

2006    Featured reader, Neilson Library @ Smith College, Northampton, MA

2005    Writing conference workshop presenter, Written Word XII @ West Springfield HS, W. Springfield, MA:

“Going with the Flow: Giving Your Writing a Jumpstart”

2005    Featured reader @ Florence Civic Center, Florence, MA

2004    Keynote speaker and writing conference workshop presenter, Written Word XI @ West Springfield HS, W. Springfield, MA:

“Going with the Flow: Giving Your Writing a Jumpstart”

2004    Featured reader, Neilson Library @ Smith College, Northampton, MA

2003    Featured reader, Neilson Library @ Smith College, Northampton, MA

2002    Writing conference workshop presenter, Written Word X @ West Springfield HS, W. Springfield, MA:

“Dreams of the Animals: The Birds and Beasts of Poetry”

2002    Featured reader, The Red Barn @ Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

2002    Participant, “Poem Windows” poetry and video installation @ Amherst Parking Garage, Amherst, MA

2001    Writing conference workshop presenter, Written Word IX @ West Springfield HS, W. Springfield, MA:

“Fictionalized Autobiography: Your Life Meets the Ultra-Short Story”

2001    Participant, “World Changed: Expressions from 9/11” poetry and art exhibit @ Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA

2000    Keynote speaker and writing conference workshop presenter, Written Word VIII @ West Springfield HS, W. Springfield, MA:

“Found Writing: Unearthing Inspiration from Poetry, Children’s Literature & Art”

1999    Writing conference workshop presenter, Written Word VII @ West Springfield HS, W. Springfield, MA:

“A Chip Off the Old Block: Strategies for Overcoming the Poet’s Writer’s Block”

1998    Writing conference workshop presenter, Written Word VI @ West Springfield HS, W. Springfield, MA:

“Songs of Self: Autobiographical Poetry”

1997    Writing conference workshop presenter, Written Word V @ West Springfield HS, W. Springfield, MA:

“Writing Yourself Home: An Autobiographical Journey”

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