Community Events


Saturday, April 25, 7:00PM

Marilyn Annucci and David Trinidad

Annucci (Waiting Room) and Trinidad (Peyton Place: A Haiku Soap Opera) read for the series Shift: Guest Curators from the LGBTQ Community, this time curated by artist Josie Osborne.

Sunday, April 26, 4:00PM

Celebrating Maya Angelou

East St. Louis Poet Laureate Eugene B. Redmond, St. Louis Poet Laureate Michael Castro and others read for this benefit for Alpha Kappa Alpha, the first African American sorority, in honor of native St....

Monday, April 27, 7:00PM

Amber Tamblyn and Matthew Zapruder

Saint Mary's College Creative Writing Reading Series presents actor and poet Tamblyn (Dark Sparkler) and Wave Books editor and poet Zapruder (Sun Bear). 

Tuesday, April 28, 7:00PM

Sharon Olds, Patricia Smith, Wendy Xu and others

Olds (Stag's Leap), Smith (Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah) and Xu (You Are Not Dead) read for "Party Like a Poet," a National Poetry Month celebration emceed by Morgan Parker and hosted by the Poetry Society of...

Wednesday, April 29, 7:00PM

David Meltzer and Julie Rogers

San Francisco Renaissance poet Meltzer (Two Way Mirror—A Poetry Guidebook) and former Ashland resident Rogers (House of the Unexpected) read at this bookstore named after the Bloomsbury Group.

Thursday, April 30, 7:00PM

Charles Simic and Charles Wright with Don Share

Current U.S. Poet Laureate Charles Wright and 15th Poet Laureate Consultant Charles Simic will participate in a moderated discussion with Poetry magazine editor Don Share to conclude Wright’s term as 20th...

Friday, May 1, 7:00PM

Natalie Eilbert, Anna Moschovakis and Camille Rankine

The Atlas Review founder and editor Natalie Eilbert launches her debut poetry collection, Swan Feast, alongside readers Moschovakis and Rankine and host Molly Rose Quinn.

Saturday, May 2, 7:30PM

Rita Dove and Richard Blanco

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Dove (Sonata Mulattica) and President Obama's second inaugural poet Blanco (Looking for the Gulf Motel) headline the Massachusetts Poetry Festival.

Sunday, May 3, 5:00PM

Soren Stockman, Carole Stole, Michael O'Connor and Adina Talve-Goodman

Stockman, Stole, O'Connor and Talve-Goodman read to celebrate the publication of the spring issue of the Bellevue Literary Review, which publishes literary works about illness, health and healing.

Monday, May 4, 6:30PM

Small Press Distribution’s First Annual Lit Brawl

Literary celebrities compete in a trivia contest and auctions feature art and writing by Cecilia Vicuña and others at this fundraiser for Small Press Distribution.

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