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2017 O'Hara reading

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Sunday October 29, 2017 - 7:00-8:30 pm

Listen! A Poetry Reading
Nick's-Worcester
124 Millbury Street
Worcester MA 01610
open mike & mayhem precede my feature

Sunday September 24, 2017 - 3:00-5:00 pm
The 2017 Frank O'Hara Prize Winners' Reading
The First Unitarian Church
90 Main Street
Worcester MA
My poem "Skating on the edge of flesh" won first prize.
I will be reading two poems as will the other award winners.
Contest judge
Lori Desrosiers will also share her poetry.

O'Hara Winners Reading 2017


Sunday August 6, 2017 - 2:00-4:00 pm
The Anatomy of Life: A Poetry Reading and Tribute
Nick's-Worcester
124 Millbury Street
Worcester MA 01610

Join featured poets Marsha Kunin and Richard Fox for an exploration
of the anatomy of life through their combined verse. Journey through
those rich moments of life that are "gnarled winding grape vines" with
Marsha and explore the "time bomb" that is cancer with Richard. At the
end of the reading, members of the Worcester County Poetry Association
will join Marsha and Richard on stage to pay tribute to poet Dan Lewis.

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Wednesday April 26, 2017 - 7:00-8:30 pm

MegaSlam2017: The Battle for Worcester IV: The Carnage Continues
Worcester is a poetry town. The best way to celebrate National Poetry
Month each year is to lock one representative from each poetry reading,
salon, literary journal or publisher in town in a room at the library and
then have them fight for your amusement. It will be brutal.
I will be representing
Radius.
Worcester Public Library
3 Salem Square
Worcester, MA 01608

MegaSlamIV

Monday April 3, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Sanibel Poetry Fest
Sanibel Public Library
770 Dunlop Road
Sanibel FL

Sanibel Poetryfest 2017
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Wednesday March 15, 2017 - 7:00 pm - $3
Cervena Barva Press Reading Series - POSTPONED DUE TO SNOW!
Arts for the Armory, Basement B8
191 Highland Avenue
Somerville MA

Thursday January 12, 2017 - 7:00-9:00 pm - $10
Broadsides Poetry Off the Shelf 2017 Exhibit Reading
Poetry judge:
Jim Brock.
Visual artists create artwork in response to poems,
the words incorporated as part of the design.
Final pieces will be displayed and sold at:

The Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Myers FL

Broadsides-2017

Thursday March 10, 2016 - 7:00 pm
Writers Read at BIG ARTS
Part poetry slam, part nostalgia trip, part funny and heart-wrenching stories
Phillips Gallery at
Big Arts
900 Dunlop Road
Sanibel FL

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Saturday September 17, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Poetry Reading -
my set at 5:00 pm.
Nu Café
335 Chandler Street
Worcester MA

Sunday August 7, 2016 - 2:00-4:00 pm
Published Poets 2016
Worcester Pop-up
38 Franklin Street
Worcester MA
I was recovering from surgery and could not read.
    Gary Hoare was my stunt reader. Thanks Gary!

Published Poets 2016 flyer final
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Friday June 10, 2016 - 5:30 pm
Opening reception for Kristina England's
photography exhibition
Nature as Poetry
Espress Yourself Coffee
2 Richmond Avenue
Worcester MA

Tuesday May 31, 2016 - 7:00 pm
The Thirsty Lab
206 Worcester Road
Princeton, MA

Saturday May 28, 2016 - 7:00 pm
The Fourth Saturday
Barnes & Noble
Lincoln Plaza
541 Lincoln Street
Worcester MA
open mike precedes feature

Thursday May 12, 2016 - 7:00 pm
Street Beat
Worcester County Poetry Association Office
1 Ekman Street
Worcester MA
open mike precedes feature

Tuesday April 19, 2016 - 5:30 pm
Third Annual Community Read Celebrating National Poetry Month
Mary Ellen Letarte features from 6:45-7:05
My feature runs from 7:05-7:25
Fitchburg Public Library, Garden Room
610 Main Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420
open mike signup at 5:30, open starts at 6:00


Saturday April 16, 2016 - 10:30 am

Wake Up and Smell the Poetry
HCAM-TV Studios
77 Main Street
Hopkinton MA 01748
open mike follows feature

Friday April 1, 2016 - 3:30 pm
Sanibel PoetryFest
Sanibel Public Library
770 Dunlop Road
Sanibel FL

Sanibel-Island-Poetry-Fest
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Thursday March 10, 2016 - 7:00 pm
Writers Read at BIG ARTS
Part poetry slam, part nostalgia trip, part funny and heart-wrenching stories
Phillips Gallery at
Big Arts
900 Dunlop Road
Sanibel FL

Writers Read
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Thursday January 28, 2016 - 7:00-9:00 pm - $10
Broadsides Poetry Off the Shelf 2016
Judged by
Jesse Millner. Selected poems submitted to
SW FL artists who create companion images.
Final pieces will be displayed and sold at

The Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Myers FL

broadsides
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Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 1:00 pm
Book Release Party - all welcome!
Triple Celebration with
Glenn Bowie and Keith Tornheim
The Newton Writing and Publishing Center
289 Elliot Street
Newton MA

Sunday December 6, 2015 - 5:00 pm
The Hangover Hour (the most fun in town!)
I will be performing the Chanukah stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer.
Nick's-Worcester
124 Millbury Street
Worcester MA 01610
open mike & madness precedes feature


Wednesday December 2, 2015 - 7:30 pm
Speak UP!
The Walnut Street Coffee Café
157 Walnut Street
Lynn MA
open mike before & after feature at 8:15 pm

Saturday November 28, 2015 - 1:00 pm
In support of art show - Fibre: War and Peace
Reading with David Williams, Fred Cannon,
Eric Wasileski (Veterans for Peace) & David Hahn
Sprinkler Factory
38 Harlow Street
Worcester MA

Friday November 27, 2015 - 7:00 pm
Worcester Storytellers
Annie's Book Stop
65 James Street
Worcester MA
open mike precedes feature

Sunday July 12, 2015 - 5:00 pm
The Hangover Hour (the most fun in town!)
I will be performing the works of
Frank Stanford. The house will call out a number between 1 and 747. I will read what's on that page from his collected works What About This.
Nick's-Worcester
124 Millbury Street
Worcester MA 01610
open mike precedes feature

Tuesday April 21, 2015 - 6:30 pm
MegaSlam2015: The Battle For Worcester II - This time it's personal ...
Worcester's Most Ginormous and Bareknuckled Poetry Event Returns ... Details to Come ...
A representative from each poetry venue in the city will compete.
I will carrying Worcester Storyteller's flag (or flagon, tba).
Worcester Public Library
3 Salem Square
Worcester, MA 01608

Wednesday March 18, 2015 - 7:30 pm
Writers Read at BIG ARTS
Part poetry slam, part nostalgia trip, part funny and heart-wrenching stories
I will be performing as part of Group 3
Phillips Gallery at
Big Arts
900 Dunlop Road
Sanibel Island, FL 33957

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Wednesday December 10, 2014 - 7:30 pm    
Speak UP!
The Walnut Street Coffee Café
157 Walnut Street
Lynn MA
open mike before & after feature at 8:15 pm

   
Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 9:45-11:30 am
Lifelong Learning Program: Jewish Poetry
Why is this poetry different from all other poetry?
Dual reading with Wayne-Daniel Berard
Temple Emanuel Sinai
661 Salisbury Street
Worcester MA

Jewish Poets
Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 2:00-5:00 pm
100 Thousand Poets for Change - see poster
Dedham TV
502 Sprague Street
Dedham MA 02026

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 2:00-4:00 pm
Lightning Talks (9 presentations)
Webster College InVerse: Poems that narrate tales of Webster College in the
1970s will be shared. Commentary and anecdotes will precede each piece.
Webster University
Sunnen Lounge, University Center
175 Edgar Road
St. Louis MO 63119-3141

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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 5:00-7:00 pm
Alumni & Faculty Authors Book Signing Event
Webster University
Centene Atrium Lobby of the East Academic Building
545 Garden Avenue
St. Louis MO 63119-3141

Sunday June 8th - 6:00-8:00 pm
Triple feature with Lawrence Kessenich and Christopher Reilley,
hosted by Robin Stratton.
Whole Foods
Facebook Event Page
442 Washington Street
Wellesley MA
open mike after features

Whole Foods Wellesley Reading

Friday March 28, 2014 - 7:00-8:30 pm
Worcester Storytellers
Annie's Book Stop
65 James Street
Worcester MA
open mike precedes feature

Tuesday February 25, 2014 - 7:30 pm
GotPoetry Live
@
Blue State Coffee
300 Thayer Street
Providence RI 02903

Wednesday November 20, 2013 - 7:30 pm    
Speak UP!
The Walnut Street Coffee Café
157 Walnut Street
Lynn MA
open mike before & after feature at 8:15 pm

Thursday November 14, 2013 - 7:00 pm
Street Beat
Worcester County Poetry Association Office
1 Ekman Street
Worcester MA
open mike precedes feature

Friday September 27, 2013 - 5:00-7:00 pm
Alumni/Faculty Authors Meet & Greet
Webster University
University Center - Sunnen Lounge
St. Louis MO