____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Authors please send your events, readings, and gigs information to Jackie Steelman at XclusivlyU@aol.com
On Dec. 7 at Scuppernong Books, Michael Gaspeny and Alana Dagenhart Sherrill will be reading at 7 p.m. The event will serve as a launch party for Gaspeny’s chapbook Re-Write Men and will feature poems from Sherrill’s chapbook Blood. Both poets are Finishing Line Press authors as well as frequent classmates during summer workshops at Wildacres Retreat in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina.
Growing old Disgracefully by Elizabeth Marchitti readings:
The United Methodist Church. 105 Church Street, Totowa, New Jersey, at the Thursday evening Coffee House on October 26th, 2017, along with Totowa poet and photographer Doug Dunlop.
The Totowa Public Library, 537 Totowa Road, Totowa, N.J., along with a different Totowa Poet, Maude Carolan Pych, on Tuesday evening November 28, 2017.
Leslie Clark event for October 28, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Leslie Clark will be appearing at Books by the Banks, the Cincinnati Regional Book Festival, on Oct 28, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.
I will be there promoting and signing copies of my poetry collection, Driving in the Dark. Admission is free. More information at booksbythebanks.org
Silk Purses and Lemonade Elizabeth Robins Gig Events for October
Let’s Talk: The Water is Wide
A Pat Conroy Literary Center Series
Led by Elizabeth Robin
October 10: 5-6 pm
Beaufort Branch Library
311 Scott St., Beaufort, SC
Crescendo! POP-up Poets
A “flash mob” of literary readings . . .
Elizabeth Robin and the Island Writers’ Network
October 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 20, 23, 27
Look for time & place on social media!
Bluffton Boundary Cultural Center
21 Boundary St.
The Art of Seeing
Elizabeth Robin w/ artists Mira Scott and Mary Leto
October 9: 10-12; October 11: 6-8
October 13: 6-8 ARTISTS’ RECEPTION
October 16: 10-12; October 18: 6-8
October 21: 2-4 Grid Painting
RICE FIELDS BY MOONLIGHT
October 23: 10-12
Twyla Hansen, Nebraska State Poet, and Charles Peek, winner of the 2016 Nebraska Book Award for Poetry, will read, discuss, and sign.
Bookworm, Omaha, 90th and Center #111
Carla Schwartz, author, Intimacy with the Wind upcoming events:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Intimacy with the Wind author Carla Schwartz interview with Poetic Lines
Hopkinton TV Studios
77 Main Street
Saturday November 4, 2017, 2:30 – 4:15 PM – NYC!
Intimacy with the Wind author Carla Schwartz reads with other Finishing Line Press Readers
Jefferson Market Library Branch
425 6th Ave, New York, NY 10011 (SW Corner of W. 10th St and Avenue of the Americas)
Close to W. 4th Street Station or Christopher St. Station
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 6:00 – 7:45 PM
Poets and Pints Happy Hour sponsored by Porter Square Books
Intimacy with the Wind author Carla Schwartz reads with 2 other poets
14 Tyler Street
Sunday June 3, 2018, 12 PM
The Art of Words, Mike Amado Memorial Series
Featured Poet, Intimacy with the Wind author Carla Schwartz
11 North St, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Patricia Carragon upcoming gig for "Innocence" and for other Finishing Line Friends.
Finishing Line Press Group Reading at Jefferson Market Library
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Patricia Carragon’s recent publications include Bear Creek Haiku, Sensitive Skin, and Sensations Magazine among others. Her latest books are Innocence (Finishing Line Press, 2017) and The Cupcake Chronicles (Poets Wear Prada, 2017). Patricia hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. She is a member of brevitas, as well as the PEN Women’s Literary Workshop, Women Writers in Bloom, and Tamarind. She is an executive editor for Home Planet News Online.
Davidson Garrett is a poet, actor, and taxi driver. A native of Shreveport, Louisiana, he is the author of the poetry collection, King Lear of the Taxi, published by Advent Purple Press, and three chapbooks, To Tell The Truth I Wanted to be Kitty Carlisle and Other Poems, published by Finishing Line Press, and Southern Low Protestant Departure: A Funeral Poem, and What Happened to The Man Who Taught Me Beowulf and Other Poems, published by Advent Purple Press.
Gillian Lynn Katz grew up during the apartheid era in South Africa. She immigrated to the United States as a teenager in the 1960s. In 2012 she won Second Place for her poem Midnight in the Greenburgh Poetry Contest, and Finishing Line Press published her chapbook Kaleidoscope. Her poetry has appeared in Inkwell, The Westchester Review, Epiphany and other magazines and anthologies. She has a Master of Arts in Writing from Manhattanville College.
Christina M. Rau is the author of the sci-fi fem poetry collection, Liberating The Astronauts (Aqueduct Press, 2017) and the chapbooks WakeBreatheMove (Finishing Line Press, 2015) and For The Girls, I (dancing girl press, 2014). Her poetry has appeared on gallery walls in The Ekphrastic Poster Show, on car magnets for The Living Poetry Project, and in various literary journals. She serves as Poetry Editor for the international literary journal The Nassau Review at Nassau Community College where she teaches writing. In her non-writing life, she practices yoga occasionally and line dances on other occasions.
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Tim Tomlinson is co-founder of New York Writers Workshop and co-author of its popular text, The Portable MFA in Creative Writing. His chapbook Yolanda: An Oral History in Verse, is the first poetry collection to address climate change catastrophe. He is also the author of Requiem for the Tree Fort I Set on Fire (poetry), and This Is Not Happening to You (fiction). He lives in Brooklyn, and teaches in NYU’s Global Liberal Studies program.
Francine Witte is a poet, flash fiction writer, playwright, photographer, blogger, and reviewer. She is the author of five chapbooks and her full-length poetry book, Cafe Crazy, is forthcoming from Kelsay books. She is a former high school teacher. She lives in Manhattan.
David A. Petreman will read his poetry at The Bellhop Café in Bellbrook, Ohio at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 12, 2017.
Charles Darnell - Water, Tongues, Earth, and Blood upcoming readings:
Charles Darnell will be the featured reader at Voices de la Luna on October 17th, 6:30 PM. The reading takes place at the Oakwell Farms Public Library.
Charles Darnell will be reading his poems along with Jim LaVilla-Havelin and Jo Reyes-Boitel at Viva Tacoland on November 10th. time to be announced.
Charles Darnell will be at the Georgetown Poetry Festival in Georgetown, Texas October 13-14. He will read his poems published in The Enigmatist, Blue Hole, and the anthology, When Time and Space Conspire.
J. Todd Hawkins will be reading around Texas in support of his new chapbook Ten Counties Away from Finishing Line Press. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at each of the following events.
Benbrook Public Library
1065 Mercedes St, Benbrook, TX
Friday, October 13, 2017, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Todd will be the featured reader at the monthly Second Friday Reading Series hosted by Mike Baldwin and Susan V. Taylor.
Pandora’s Box Poetry Showcase
Deep Vellum Books
3000 Commerce St, Dallas, TX
Friday, October 20, 2017, from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Todd will be a featured reader at the Pandora’s Box Poetry Showcase, a monthly series hosted by Christopher Soden, Gayle Reaves, Paul Koniecki, Dan Collins, and Mark David Noble.
Readings with Kimberly J Simms. Fall 2017 - PRESS RELEASE - LINDY LEE - SONGS ON MILL HILL - KIMBERLY J SIMMS 2017
Furman Homecoming Alumni Book Signing
Book signing sponsored by Furman Alumni.
Saturday, October 21 2017 11 am to 1 pm.
Furman’s Barnes and Noble Bookstore.
Student center by the lake.
3300 Poinsett Highway Greenville, SC 29613 alumni.furman.edu/homecoming/schedule-of-events
Book Launch at Hub City Bookshop
Book Launch sponsored by Hub City.
Saturday October 21, 2017. 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
The night will feature wine, nibbles, a reading by the author, door prizes, and fun!
186 West Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306.
Travelers Rest Branch Library
TRAVELERS REST, SC.
Book Talk and Signing sponsored by GCLS
Thursday December 7, 2017. 7 pm to 8 pm.
17 Center Street
Travelers Rest, SC 29690
Public Book Launch October 21. 6:30-8:00 Hub City Bookshop, Spartanburg, SC
Kimberly J Simms will be doing a reading and signing from her debut book of poetry LINDY LEE: SONGS ON MILL HILL 6:30 p.m. The night will feature light refreshments and door prizes. 186 W Main St, Spartanburg.
Please feel free to bring friends to this public event!
Tracy Seffers author of Some Other Life events for 2017
Tracy Seffers, West Virginia poet and author of the Finishing Line Press chapbook, ‘Some Other Life‘, published July 2017, will be one of two local poets reading from their new chapbooks at Four Seasons Bookstore in Shepherdstown, WV, 1 pm on Saturday, October 21.
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Lynne Viti -BALTIMORE GIRLS--scheduled readings and programs 2017-2018
November 7, 2017-Bird in Hand –Readings with Ralphie (Ralph Alvarez) , 11 E 33rd St, Baltimore, Tuesday at 7 PM, Bird in Hand Bookstore Phone: (410) 243-0757 https://birdinhandcharlesvillage.com/
Lois Levinson readings for Crane Dance: 2017
Sunday October 29, 2017, 2:00 – 4:30pm: Book Launch Party and Reading,
Barbara de la Cuesta upcoming events:
P.O. Box 604
Mount Pocono, PA 18344Phone: 570-839-7477
Fax: 570-839-7448Email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org