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Please remember to mark your calendars for all poetry features by John J. Trause in 2017:

Dear Family & Friends,

 Please join us for this series of readings by the Poets of the Palisades in the second anthology of their writings, Meta-Land (Poet’s Press, 2016) of which I have three pieces and for which I served as a co-editor.
On Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 10:30 a. m., please join us for this exciting event at Fordham University, Lincoln Center, Manhattan, New York City, where I am participating in the launch reading for Presence: A Journal of Catholic Poetry, during the conference on “The Future of the Catholic Literary Imagination” with publisher Dr. Mary Ann Miller and this lineup of poets:
Mark Burrows
Maryann Corbett
Sandra Duguid
Dana Gioia
Sr. Anne M. Higgins
Susan L. Miller
Annabelle Moseley
Angela Alaimo O’Donnell
Michael D. Riley
Edwin Romond
Jessica L. Schnepp
Jed Stalker
John J. Trause
David F. Vincenti
Contributors will read poems from the inaugural issue and discuss the vocation of writing in the Catholic Literary Tradition.
Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10:30 a. m. to 11:45 a. m.
Law School Lecture Classroom 3-09
113 W 60th Street
New York, NY 10023
Tel: 212-636-6000
This is a beautiful tiered lecture-style room in the round located on the third floor of the new Law School, just across the outdoor plaza from Lowenstein, the main building of the Lincoln Center Campus.
Love & Peace,
Please remember to mark your calendars for other poetry features by John J. Trause in 2017:
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 10:30 a. m. in the Presence: A Journal of Catholic Poetry Reading at The Future of the Catholic Literary Imagination conference, Fordham University, Lincoln Center.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 7 p. m. in Meta-Land reading with Poets of the Palisades for the Williams Readings at the Williams Center, 1 Williams Plaza, Rutherford, New Jersey 07070.
Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 1 p. m. in the Voices From Here 2 reading at the Atrium of the Performing Arts Center, Sussex County Community College, 1 College Hill Road, Newton, New Jersey 07860.
Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 11:30 a. m. in River Read series at Red Bank Public Library, 84 West Front Street, River Bank, New Jersey 07701.
Monday, June 5, 2017 at 8 p. m. in Saturn Reading Series at Shades of Green Pub (near Union Square), 125 East 15 th Street, New York, New York 10003.
Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 10 a. m. – 5 p. m. in BCCLS BooksNJ at Paramus Public Library field, moderating the Poetry Tent, including New Jersey poets and editor from Rabbit Ears: TV Poems (New York : NYQ Books, 2015).
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 8 p. m. in Meta-Land reading with Poets of the Palisades for the Poets Wednesday series at the Barron Arts Center, 582 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge, New Jersey 07095.
Monday, June 19, 2017 at 7 p. m. in Meta-Land reading with Poets of the Palisades at Oradell Public Library, 375 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell, New Jersey 07649.
Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 7 p. m. in Meta-Land reading with Poets of the Palisades at the Poetry & Music series at ANT Bookstore and Café, 345 Clifton Avenue, Clifton, New Jersey 07011.
Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 2 p. m. in Meta-Land reading with Poets of the Palisades at The Golden Notebook, 29 Tinker Street, Woodstock, New York 12498.
Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 7 p. m. in North Jersey Literary Series reading with Rick Mullin at Classic Quiche Café, 330 Queen Anne Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 7 p. m. in Friends of the Library Poetry Night Series at Highland Park Public Library, 31 North 5th Avenue, Highland Park, New Jersey 08904.
 I will have copies of my new book Picture This: For Your Eyes and Ears. (Loveland, Ohio : Dos Madres Press, 2016), a book of poetry about art, photography, film, and art reference, along with copies of my other books for sale.  I accept cash and checks.
 All my books would make an excellent present for yourself or literary loved ones.

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Deborah Kahan Kolb, Poetry Reading and Talk Balk on April 27, 2017- CLUB KRVC, 505 W. 236th Street, Bronx, NY

April 27, 2017, 7:00 p.m.-CLUB KRVC, 505 W. 236th Street, Bronx, NY- Club Opens at 6:00 p.m., Reading starts at 7:00 p.m. Light Refreshments.


Lynne Viti -BALTIMORE GIRLS--scheduled readings and programs 2017-2018
Lynne Spigelmire Viti, JD, PhD
Senior lecturer in the Writing Program
Blogging at Still In School
Now reading: Dark Remedy: : The Impact Of Thalidomide And Its Revival As A Vital Medicine, by Trent Stephens and Rock Brynner

 Last read:      Dinner with Edward: A Story of an Unexpected Friendship,  by Isabel Vincent

April 27,  7 PM Wellesley Books, Wellesley MA

May 5-7, 2017  Massachusetts Poetry Festival, reading/panel  Salem, MA

May 6, 2017 Massachusetts Poetry Festival, Salem, MA, The Bridge at 211, 11 a.m.-noon :// [1]

October 19, 2017Featured poet, Gallery 55, Natick, MA 01760   –  7:30 PM

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
MaryAnn L. Miller   (Book title: Cures for Hysteria)

I’ll be reading poems from the book at these readings.

May 17    Fergies Pub     1214 Sansom St.     Philadelphia, PA     7pm

June 3     Hunterdon Art Museum     7 Lower Center St.     Clinton, NJ     2pm

I will be mentioning the book at these readings, but not reading from it.

April 30     Poetry Ink: Moonstone Arts     100 Poets     Philadelphia, PA     Noon start

June 10    Stillwater Review 2017 Release     Sussex County Community College     2pm


Sunday Poetry Salon featuring

Michael Collins, Claudine Nash and Lisa Rhodes-Ryabchich at Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library

Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 2 p.m. the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library will close National Poetry Month with a a reading by three local poets: Michael Collins, Claudine Nash and Lisa Rhodes-Ryabchich. Members of the audience will have an opportunity to read original work during an open mic session after the presentation by our featured poets.


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