Perugia Press
Celebrating poetry by women since 1997

Berkshire Festival of Women Writers

Sunday, March 29, 2015
The Festival Book Expo
Calling book lovers of all ages! The Festival Book Expo offers a special opportunity to mingle and talk with outstanding authors, publishing companies, writing programs, and booksellers in the Berkshire region, along with other related businesses and vendors. Join us for what is sure to be one of the most memorable events of the 2015 Fifth Anniversary Festival Season, complete with readings, children’s activities, raffles, and lots of great books!
Crowne Plaza Hotel
One West Street
Pittsfield, MA
More information: Berkshire Festival of Women Writers

Massachusetts Poetry Festival

Mass Poetry Festival

May 1-3, 2015
Salem, MA

Visit Perugia Press at the Book Fair
Saturday, May 2, 11 AM to 4:00 PM
Pedestrian Mall between the Peabody Essex Museum
and the Salem Museum Place Mall
(If rain: Old Town Hall at 32 Derby Square)

From Zero to One: First Books and What We Wish We’d Known
Lecture and panel discussion moderated by Karen Skolfield with Amy Dryansky, Susan Kan, Sarah Sousa, and Michelle Valois

featured participants

From left to right: Karen Skolfield, Amy Dryansky, Susan Kan, Sarah Sousa, and Michelle Valois

This event will be of special interest to writers submitting a manuscript or about to publish a first book. We’ll discuss the happy but often bewildering aftermath of acceptance: book design, publicity, the vulnerability of being newly published, postpublication contests, second and beyond books, and the importance of continuing to write after a manuscript has been assembled or even published. We’ll also talk about prepublication editing, researching presses, and contests, realistic publishing expectations, and dealing with a difficult publisher. Although the panel will focus on life after an acceptance, we will have handouts that address the business side of preparing a manuscript. Panelists include a publisher/editor, poets, and a prose writer in various stages of their career. Discussion will be audience-driven—bring your questions!

Read about the whole festival here

Corrie Williamson

Corrie Williamson

Friday, March 20, 2015 at 2:00 PM
with Sandra Beasley, Kyle Dargan, Allison Geller and Chelsea Wagenaar
Virginia Festival of the Book
University of Virginia Area Program in Poetry Writing
UVA Bookstore
400 Emmet Street S, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Gail Martin

Gail Martin

Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Housatonic Book Award Reading
Western Connecticut State University MFA Program
Room 218, Classroom Building, Westside campus
43 Lake Ave. Extension
Danbury, CT
For more information, call (203) 837-8878

Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 6:00 PM
Kalamazoo Poetry Festival
Celebration of Community Poets
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Ida Stewart

Ida Stewart

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center Lenfest Theatre
Ursinus College
Collegeville, PA 19426

Lynne Thompson

Lynne Thompson

Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Bridgewater College International Poetry Festival
Bridgewater College
Bridgewater, VA

Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Beyond Baroque
681 Venice Boulevard
Venice, CA

Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Carnegie Museum
Arcade Poetry Series
424 South C Street
Oxnard, CA

Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Wide Awake, Poets of Los Angeles & Beyond
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Stories Bookstore
1716 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA

Frannie Lindsay

Frannie Lindsay

Sunday, April 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm
Brookline Poetry Series
Hunneman Hall at the Public Library of Brookline Main Branch
361 Washington St.
Brookline, MA

Sunday, April 24, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Grolier Poetry Bookshop
9 Plympton St.
Cambridge, MA

Sunday, May 3, 2015
MA Poetry Festival
Salem, MA

10:15 AM
“Grief & Poetry: Crafting Loss”
 Old Town Hall, 1st Floor
1:00 PM
“From Sappho to Sapphire:
Woman Poets on the sphere of Woman Poets”
 Peabody Essex Museum, Bartlett Gallery

Melanie Braverman

Melanie Braverman

Friday, May 1, 2015
MA Poetry Festival
Salem, MA

1:15 PM
“Teaching as Witness and Transmission:
How Poetry Can Be Taught”
Salem Five Community Room

June 14-21 2015
Iowa Summer Writer’s Festival

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Prairie Lights Bookstore
Iowa City, IA

Saturday, July 25, 2015
Provincetown, MA
check back for details

September, 2015
Eldredge Public Library
Chatham, MA
check back for details

Faye George

Faye George

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Holmes Public Library
Halifax, MA

Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Lakeview Public Library
Lakeview, MA

Catherine Anderson

Catherine Anderson

Date: TBA
The Big Tent Series
The Raven Bookstore
6 E. 7th St.
Lawrence, KS 66044

Gail Thomas

Gail Thomas

Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 12:30 PM
Mount Wachusett Community College (North Cafeteria)
Gardner, MA

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Athol Public Library
Athol, MA

Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 3:30 PM
Forbes Library Community Room
Northampton, MA

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 4:00 PM
with Floyd Cheung
Smith College Poetry Center
Northampton, MA

Saturday, May 2, 2015
MA Poetry Festival
Salem, MA
9:30 AM “Unvarnished: Telling the Truth about Aging”
Hawthorne Hotel Library

2:00 pm “Queer as Family: The F Word”
Hawthorne Hotel, Essex Room

Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 5:00 PM
Voices of Poetry: Back off the Shelf
Ridgefield Library
Ridgefield, CT

Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 4:00 PM
Straw Dog Treats Readings
Smith College Poetry Center
Northampton, MA

Friday, June 19, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Reading and open studio
Ron Parent Studio
Detroit, MI

Tuesday August 4, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Writers’ Night Out
The Basement
21 Center Street
Northampton, MA

Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 4:00 PM
Gulf of Maine Books
Brunswick, ME