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February 2019

Catherine Anderson reading at The Writer’s Place

February 15, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Writer’s Place, 31 W 31st St
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Catherine Anderson (2000 Perugia Press Prize winner) will be reading to celebrate her new collection, Everyone I Love Immortal at The Writer's Place with Aimee Mackovic and Lindsey Weishar. Park in the UHaul lot. Admission $3 members; $5 nonmembers.

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Gail Thomas offering 3-week “Revising Your Poems” workshop

February 24, 2019 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pioneer Valley Writers’ Workshop, 16 Main Street
Williamsburg, MA 01039 United States
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Revising Your Poems with Gail Thomas 3 Weeks: Sundays, February 24, March 3, March 10 (1 - 3pm) ​For most poets revision can be daunting, and yet it is the most important step for creating work that resonates with readers. If you aren’t receiving regular feedback from a writing group or would value a different perspective, this workshop will provide tools for discovering what your poems need. We will explore issues of craft including line breaks, tense, voice, form, and imagery.…

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Lynne Thompson reading at LA Public Library

February 28, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Exposition Park Regional Library, 3900 S Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90062 United States
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  Celebrating the Black Aesthetic through the Written Word To conclude Black History Month of 2019, this reading will feature a host of poets and writers who will discuss the genius, the necessity, and the future of the Black artist. This reading celebrates the Black imagination and how it manifests as inspiration for social movements as well as art. This is not an ART-for-ART's-sake reading. Whether they are African American or not, these poets will explore the vast and complex…

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Catherine Anderson at February Big Tent Reading

February 28, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Raven Bookstore, 6 E. 7th Street
Lawrence, KS 66044 United States
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Catherine Anderson (2000 Perugia Press Prize winner) and Katie Foster will read at the Raven Bookstore. Catherine Anderson's most recent collection of poetry is Everyone I Love Immortal (Woodley Memorial Press). Other titles include Woman with a Gambling Mania (Mayapple Press) and The Work of Hands (Perugia Press). Her poems have appeared in the Dunes Review, the I-70 Review, bosque and forthcoming in the Southern Humanities Review. She lives in Kansas City where she works with new interpreters from the…

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March 2019

Megan Peak reading at Trinity University

March 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Frannie Lindsay & Joan Houlihan: Devotions, Elegies & Celebrations

March 10, 2019 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Concord Public Library, 129 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Frannie Lindsay and Joan Houlihan will be reading on Sunday, March 10, at the Concord Public Library. The reading begins at 3 PM and is free and open to the public.

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Lynne Thompson reading at Ntozake Shange Tribute

March 23, 2019 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA United States
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Perugia Presents Poetry: AWP Offsite Reading at The Waypost

March 29, 2019 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Waypost, 3120 N. Williams Ave.
Portland, OR 97227 United States
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Join Perugia Press and seven of its poets for an offsite AWP reading at The Waypost! Featuring Catherine Anderson (The Work of Hands), Jenifer Browne Lawrence (Grayling), Lisa Allen Ortiz (Guide to the Exhibit), Megan Peak (Girldom), Nancy K. Pearson (Two Minutes of Light), Lynne Thompson (Beg No Pardon), and Corrie Williamson (sweet husk). The Waypost is a great place to grab a bite and a drink after a day at the AWP conference. We'll have short readings, books for…

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April 2019

Lynne Thompson reading at The World Stage

April 3, 2019 at 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    The World Stage,   4321 Degnan Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90008 United States
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Lynne Thompson will be giving the featured reading at The World Stage performance gallery. The featured poet reads from 8:30-9:00, followed by an open mic from 9:05-10:00.  

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L. I. Henley & Carl Adamshick at USC

April 4, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Lynne Thompson reading at California State University

April 4, 2019 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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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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