Meet the Authors

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Authors please send your  events, readings, and gigs information to Jackie Steelman

at  XclusivlyU@aol.com

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Paul Stroble had a poetry reading on February 28 for the “Poetry at the Point” series at the Focal Point in St. Louis, MO, sponsored by the St. Louis Poetry Center.  He read from his two FLP chapbooks, “Dreaming at the Electric Hobo” and “Little River,” and from his upcoming FLP book, “Small Corner of the Stars.”

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Invitation to Book Launch Party: John J. Trause Appearing with Ron Kolm at Local Knowledge Reading Series at Swift Hibernian Lounge in Manhattan, NY on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 3 p. m.
 
Dear Family and Friends,
Please come to see me present my work at the LOCAL KNOWLEDGE reading.  My co-feature is my old comrade Ron Kolm, and my friend the writer and publisher Sanjay Agnihotri will be your charming host.  I have work in Local Knowledge 2 (2014) and 3 (2016), so please check out these and the current issues.
 
 
This will also be the official Manhattan launch of my new book of poems on art, photography, film, and art history, Picture This: For Your Eyes and Ears. (Loveland, Ohio : Dos Madres Press, 2016).
 
 
They would make an excellent present for yourself or literary loved ones.
 
 Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 3 p. m.
 
SWIFT HIBERNIAN LOUNGE
34 E 4TH STREET
NEW YORK, NY
swiftnycbar.com    Great food and drink.
Please see the beautiful invitation attached as a PDF.
 
Love & Peace,
 
JOHN
 
 Please remember to mark your calendars for all poetry features by John J. Trause in 2017:
 
     Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 8 p. m. in the launch reading for POSTblank magazine (POSTmortem) at Gamba Forest artspace, 231 Norman Avenue, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York. https://www.facebook.com/events/385675731792939/
     Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 8 p. m. for the Local Knowledge reading series (with Ron Kolm) and launch of my book Picture This: For Your Eyes and Ears at Swift Hibernian Lounge, 34 East 4th Street, Manhattan, New York 10003. https://www.facebook.com/localknowledgemag/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE&fref=nf
     Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 7 p. m. in Meta-Land reading with Poets of the Palisades at Highland Park Public Library, 31 North 5th Avenue, Highland Park, New Jersey 08904https://www.hpplnj.org/events/poets-palisades-ii/
     Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 6:30 p. m. in my reading for the Caldwell University Poetry Service Learning Project at Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell, New Jersey 07006-5198.  http://www.caldwellpl.org/
     Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 7 p. m. in Meta-Land reading with Poets of the Palisades at Inkwood Bookstore, 31 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, New Jersey 08033.
     Monday, March 20, 2017 at 7 p. m. at reception, reading, and book-signing my book Picture This: For Your Eyes and Ears at Oradell Public Library, 375 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell, New Jersey, 07649.  http://oradell.bccls.org/
     Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 2 p. m. in Meta-Land reading with Poets of the Palisades at Jefferson Market Library (NYPL), 425 Avenue of the Americas New York, New York, 10011https://www.nypl.org/locations/jefferson-market
     Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 2 p. m. in Meta-Land reading with Poets of the Palisades as poet and moderator at Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, New Jersey 07042.  http://www.montclairlibrary.org/
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Linda Caldwell will be signing and reading from her chapbook, HOME PLACE, at the Berea Book Fest March 18 at the Madison County Library in Berea. Kentucky

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Owen Lewis, author

Dear Friends,

Please join me for the launch of my new book of poetry Marriage Map, just published by Dos Madres Press:

Book Culture on Columbus (at 81st), New York, NY, 
Wednesday, March 22, 7 pm,
a joint book launch with Martha Rhodes and Maeve Kinkead.
Other nearby readings this spring:
~Poets House,
Saturday March 4, 4-6pm
“Realms of the Mothers”, an anthology celebrating ten years of Dos Madres Press Poets, and readings by contributing poets
~Writers Read, Lee (Massachusetts) Library Series
Tuesday March 28, 5:30 pm
with Ellen Dore Watson
~Paumantok Prize (2nd place)
Farmingdale State College Writers Series (Farmingdale, New York).
Thursday, April 6, 11
~Cornelia Street Cafe
Tuesday, April  18, 6pm
with Kamilah Aisha Moon.
Hope to see you at one of these readings–Owen
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W.M. Rivera, author of The Living Clock, will be reading along with Tara Campbell at the Writer's Central in Bethesda on March 26 at 2 pm

W.M. Rivera, author of The Living Clock, will be reading along with Tara Campbell at the Writer’s Central in Bethesda on March 26 at 2 pm

Hope to see you there.  All best, Bill (W.M. Rivera)

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Alan Harris, author

Professor Caroline Maun of Wayne State University in Detroit, MI has invited Alan Harris  to be a guest speaker at the graduate creative writing class she teaches, March 27.

4/1/17 Reading Event in Lansing, MI. Alan Harris will be reading from his new chapbook, Hospice Bed Conversations.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1607409215953203/?notif_t=plan_user_associated¬if_id=1489538704847709

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An Afternoon of Sports Poetry.  Frank Messina Host:
Finishing Line Press presents the release of Ron Whitehead’s new book, blistered asphalt on dixie highway: Kentucky Basketball is Poetry in Motion. Special guests include legendary composer David Amram, female professional baseball umpire Perry Lee Barber, and poets Quincy Troupe (Miles Davis biographer and son of Negro Leagues baseball catcher Quincy Thomas Trouppe), New York poet and artist Steve Dalachinsky, and Hoboken Historical Museum poet-in-residence Danny Shot. Ron Whitehead book signing and refreshments to follow — then, an after-party and live screening of the NCAA Final Four games! The event will be filmed for a movie I’m producing on the subject of sports poetry.
Saturday, April 1
Poets House – Elizabeth Kray Hall
10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282
2:00PM-4:00PM Free and Open to the Public
poetshouse.org
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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 2,  2017  Westwood Public Library, Westwood, MA    3-5 PM

April 27,  7 PMWellesley Books, Wellesley MA

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

October 19, 2017Featured poet, Gallery 55, Natick, MA

November 7, 2017-Bird in Hand –Readings with Ralphie (Ralph   Alvarez) , 11 E 33rd St, Baltimore, Tuesday at 7 PM
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DeMisty D. Bellinger, author of the chapbook Rubbing Elbows, is reading in the Wrexham Road Reading Series at Sarah Lawrence College Writing Institute. The reading is on April 2 at 2:00pm and located at 45 Wrexham Road, Bronxville, NY. She is reading along with writers Bethany Ball, Elijah C. Nealy, and Ines Rodrigues. You can learn more information here: https://www.sarahlawrence.edu/news-events/events/2016-2017/2017-04-02-wrexham_road_reading-eid216659.html and here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BR_9CUOBWEM/ .
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Upcoming poetry reading for the launch of Deborah Kolb's Chapbook  Windows and a Looking Glass by Deborah Kolb

 Cornelia Street Cafe

Tuesday April 4, 2017  –  6:00 p.m.

29 Cornelia Street, NYC

http://corneliastreetcafe.com/underground/Performances.asp?sdate=4/4/2017&from_cal=0http://corneliastreetcafe.com/underground/Performances.asp?sdate=4/4/2017&from_cal=0

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

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

April 20    Caldwell Public Library

268 Bloomfield Ave. Caldwell, NJ                7pm

 

May 17    Fergies Pub 1214 Sansom St.

Philadelphia, PA                                           7pm

 

June 3     Hunterdon Art Museum                           2pm

7 Lower Center St. Clinton, NJ

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

 

April 1     Chroma: Ekphrastic Event

Studio of Ravenna Taylor

233 N. Union St. Lambertville, NJ                5-7pm

 

April 30     Poetry Ink: Moonstone Arts

100 Poets     Philadelphia, PA                        Noon start

 

June 10     Stillwater Review 2017 Release

          Sussex County Community College              2pm

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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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