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April 2019

Perugia Presents Poetry: Gail Thomas & Jennifer Martelli at the Eileen Fisher Store

April 5, 2019 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Eileen Fisher Store, 24 Pleasant Street
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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Join Perugia Press at the beautiful Eileen Fisher Store in Northampton for a reading with Gail Thomas and Jennifer Martelli. Gail Thomas has published four books: Odd Mercy, Waving Back, No Simple Wilderness: An Elegy for Swift River Valley, and Finding the Bear which was the first title from Perugia Press. Odd Mercy, chosen by Ellen Bass, won the Charlotte Mew Prize of Headmistress Press, and Waving Back was named a Must Read by the Massachusetts Center for the Book. Her…

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Corrie Williamson reading at Cassiopeia Books

April 5, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In celebration of National Poetry Month, Cassiopeia Books is hosting two extraordinary poets: Roger Dunsmore and Corrie Williamson.

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Gail Thomas reading at Belding Memorial Library

April 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Belding Memorial Library, 344 Main Street/Rt. 116
Ashfield, MA 01330 United States
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Gail Thomas will be the featured reader at Straw Dog Writers Guild "Writers Read":

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Megan Peak Reading @ Inner Moonlight Anniversary Showcase

April 10, 2019 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Wild Detectives Bookstore, 314 W Eighth St
Dallas, TX 75208 United States
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Gail Thomas reading at Stoneleigh-Burnham School

April 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Stoneleigh-Burnham School, 574 Bernardston Road
Greenfield, MA 01301 United States
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Gail Thomas will be the featured reader at the Stoneleigh-Burnham School.

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Perugia Press at the Easthampton Book Fest

April 13, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Eastworks Building, 116 Pleasant Street
Easthampton, MA 01027 United States
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Join us at the Literary Marketplace on Saturday, April 13 for the 5th Annual Easthampton Book Fest!

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Gail Thomas Offers Writing Workshop on Publishing

April 14, 2019 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Commons Coworking, 16 Main Street
Williamsburg, MA 01096 United States
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Whether you want to submit individual poems to journals or publish a complete manuscript, this workshop will give practical advice for presenting your best work. You'll explore how to find journals and presses that best fit your writing style, the importance of formatting, titles, and cover letters, poetry contests and the option of self-publishing. Registration necessary. See link below.

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Lynne Thompson reads at the LA Times Festival of Books

April 14, 2019 at 3:20 pm - 3:40 pm
University of Southern California,

Lynne Thompson will be reading at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on the USC Campus - Poetry Stage. The reading will officially take place at 3:20.  

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Abby E. Murray Takes up the Torch as Tacoma Poet Laureate

April 24, 2019 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tacoma Arts Live, 901 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States
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Please join 2017-2019 Tacoma Poet Laureate, Kellie Richardson, and the Tacoma Arts Commission for Pass the Torch, a poetry and music event. The event will include live performances by Kellie Richardson, 2015-2017 Tacoma Poet Laureate Thy Nguyễn, emerging poet and UWT student Byron Gaines II., Sady Sparks, and winner of the 2019-2021 Tacoma Poet Laureate competition, Abby E. Murray, who will officially be awarded the position. Light refreshments will be served and attendees will have an opportunity to participate in…

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Perugia Press at the Florence Poetry Carnival

April 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Florence Civic Center, Park Street
Florence, MA 01062 United States
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Perugia Press will be at the inaugural Florence Poetry Carnival with books, prizes & a poetry activity. Here are some other highlights: Add a verse to the Forbes Library's Poetree, and after the Carnival, a chapbook of the verses will be made by the Forbes Library Zine Club. The Emily Dickinson Museum will provide poetry-inspired crafts and activities. Storyteller and poet Rochelle Wildfong’s project "The Story Basket" prompts people of all ages to spin a poem. Poet MadLibs customized by poet Mike…

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Jenifer Lawrence reading at Eagle Harbor Book Co.

April 28, 2019 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way E
Bainbridge Island, WA,
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Join us to hear the work of three talented Northwest poets for what is sure to be a rich, thought-provoking afternoon. We will hear from Jenifer Lawrence, whose book One Hundred Steps From Shore was published by Blue Begonia Press, and whose book Grayling won the 2015 Perugia Press Prize. She is co-editor of Crab Creek Review, the Kistap-based literary magazine. Natasha Moni will also join us; she is the author of The Cardiologist's Daughter, Lay Down Your Fleece, Nearly, and…

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May 2019

Lynne Thompson Fretwork Book Launch at Poets House

May 10, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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A reading featuring new titles by Mary Mackey, Susan Terris, Sandy McIntosh, and 2018 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize Winner Lynne Thompson in celebration of Marsh Hawk’s Spring 2019 book launch! The reading and reception to follow will also include a tribute to the late Paul Pines, Marsh Hawk Press author and great friend. This event is made possible through Poets House’s Literary Partners program. Poets House is an ADA accessible facility.

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Perugia Editor/Director on Publishing Panel

May 23, 2019 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Rebecca Hart Olander will present on a panel of publishers at the Poetry by the Sea conference in Madison, CT on May 23, from 3:15-4:30.

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Lynne Thompson offering workshop at Poetry by the Sea

May 24, 2019 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Mercy By the Sea Conference Center, 167 Neck Road
Madison, CT 06443-0191 United States
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Lynne Thompson will be offering a poetry workshop at the Poetry by the Sea conference.

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June 2019

Lynne Thompson hosting Poets & Allies for Resistance event

June 3, 2019 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Sidewalk Cafe, 2057 N. Los Robles
Alta/Pasadena, CA 91104 United States
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Abby E. Murray reading at King’s Books

June 6, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
King’s Books, 218 St Helens Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States
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Lynne Thompson Reading at the Yavapai College Library

June 13, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Abby Murray featured reader for Puget Sound Poetry Connection

June 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Featured reader for the Puget Sound Poetry Connection. Abby will read from her forthcoming Perugia Press book, Hail & Farewell, plus new work!

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Lynne Thompson participating in “The Poet Is In”

June 28, 2019 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Metro Art Los Angeles is presenting the return of “The Poet is In,” an interactive poetry exchange inspired by a program originally conceived by poet Marie Howe and produced by MTA Arts and Design (New York). The event is Friday, June 28, 3:00pm - 6:00pm at Union Station North Patio, is free and open to the public, and features 12 Los Angeles based poets who will collaborate with station visitors to create personalized poems, including Lynne Thompson at 3:00. *…

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Lynne Thompson reading at the Mandrake Bar

June 30, 2019 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mandrake Bar, 2692 S La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034 United States
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Join authors Lynne Thompson, Susan Banyas, Mike the Poet Sonksen, David Rocklin and Lisa Locascio for an afternoon of exquisite readings. Hosted by Julia Ingalls; book sales by Skylight Books.

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