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March 2018

Poet L. I. Henley & Artist Barbara Spiller @ Joshua Tree Art Gallery

March 11, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Joshua Tree Art Gallery, 61607 Twentynine Palms Highway
Joshua Tree, CA 92252 United States
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Check out poet L. I. Henley at the Joshua Tree Art Gallery, along with artist Barbara Spiller, creator of the gorgeous cover art for Henley's Perugia Press collection, Starshine Road!

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Jennifer K. Sweeney & Dian Sousa at The Beatnik Lounge

March 16, 2018 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Beatnik Lounge, 61597 29 Palms Hwy
Joshua Tree, CA 92252 United States
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Poets Jennifer K. Sweeney and Dian Sousa will be the featured readers at L. I. Henley and Jonathan Maule's Visiting Writers Series at the Beatnik Lounge in Joshua Tree on March 16. Jennifer K. Sweeney is the author of three books of poetry, Little Spells (New Issues Press), How to Live on Bread and Music, winner of the James Laughlin Award, the Perugia Press Prize, and nominated for The Poet’s Prize, and also Salt Memory. Her poems have been translated…

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April 2018

Perugia will be at the Juniper Literary Festival Book Fair

April 7, 2018 at 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
University of Massachusetts, South College, 150 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9274 United States
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The book fair runs 10-5 - Perugia Press will be there 10-2:30 (we have a great reading planned at the Eileen Fisher Store in Northampton that evening from 5:30-7:00). Check out the festival website for events happening on Friday April 6, and all day and night on Saturday April 7.  

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Perugia Presents Poetry: Ida Stewart, Sarah Sousa & Cindy Veach

April 7, 2018 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Eileen Fisher Store, 24 Pleasant Street
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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Join us for a poetry reading with three stellar poets hosted by the Eileen Fisher Store in Northampton, MA. The reading showcases Perugia Press poet Ida Stewart, and CavanKerry poets Sarah Sousa & Cindy Veach. This will be the local book launch for Sarah's new book: See the Wolf! You don't want to miss this line-up of incredible voices in a beautiful space. Celebrate Poetry Month with us! Ida Stewart's Gloss won the 2011 Perugia Press Prize. Her poems have also appeared…

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Gail Thomas reading at Northampton Senior Center

April 9, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Northampton Senior Center, Conz Street
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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Gail Thomas will be giving an Author of the Month reading at Northampton Senior Center to celebrate National Poetry Month. She'll read from all of her books, including some new work, then invite audience members to read one of their favorite poems.

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Gail Thomas reading at Florence Civic Center

April 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Florence Civic Center, Park Street
Florence, MA 01062 United States
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Gail Thomas will be reading with other local poets as part of the book launch for Compass Roads: Poems About the Pioneer Valley.  

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Perugia Press & Rebecca Hart Olander at the Easthampton BookFest

April 14, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Eastworks Building, 116 Pleasant Street
Easthampton, MA 01027 United States
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Literary Marketplace 12:00-5:00 Reading @ White Square Books 4:00-6:00

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Corrie Williamson reading at “Bullets into Bells” book event

April 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Shakespeare & Co. Bookstore, 103 S 3rd St W.
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
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Ten Missoula-based writers and students read selections from Bullets into Bells: Poets and Citizens Respond to Gun Violence, as well as original work on the subject of gun violence. Bullets into Bells: Poets and Citizens Respond to Gun Violence is the first poetry anthology in the United States focused on the effects of widespread gun violence. The book pairs contemporary poems with responses by gun violence survivors, family members of victims, law enforcement officers, clergy members, politicians, and a range…

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Lynne Thompson reading at West Hollywood Library

April 25, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
West Hollywood Library, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90069 United States
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Meet a fresh and mesmerizing Route 66 as the sun goes down over Santa Monica Boulevard, curated by West Hollywood City Poet Laureate Kim Dower. Join the City of West Hollywood's WeHo Arts Division and WeHo Reads program for a fun and engaging reading of original work by the poets who gave us “Sunset Strip through the Eyes of Poets” at last year’s National Poetry Month Reading. Featuring Laurel Ann Bogen, Elena Karina Byrne, Brendan Constantine, Yvonne Estrada, Bill Mohr, and Lynne…

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Nancy K. Pearson reading at the Curious Iguana Bookstore

April 26, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Curious Iguana, 12 N Market St
Frederick, MD 21701 United States
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Nancy K. Pearson will be reading at the Curious Iguana bookstore in Frederick, MD with Alan King and Reuben Jackson.

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Lynne Thompson writing poems live at Metro Art Presents “The Poet Is In”

April 27, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Union Station Los Angeles, 800 N Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
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In celebration of National Poetry Month and LA Arts Month in April, Metro Art Los Angeles is pleased to present the Los Angeles debut of “The Poet Is In,” an interactive poetry exchange at Union Station inspired by a program originally conceived by poet Marie Howe in New York. “The Poet Is In” features 12 Los Angeles-based poets who will collaborate with station visitors to create personalized poems. Participating poets include William Archila, Lory Bedikian, Laurel Ann Bogen, Elena Karina…

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Writing workshop w/Gail Thomas: “Speaking Out: Writing Political Poems”

April 28, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Gail Thomas will be leading a writing workshop entitled "Speaking Out: Writing Political Poems" for Pioneer Valley Writers' Workshops at The Commons Co-working in Williamsburg. To read description and register: http://www.pioneervalleywriters.org/writing-workshops.htm  

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May 2018

Valley Gives Day – Please Support Perugia Press

May 1, 2018

Valley Gives 2018 is a 24-hour online giving event that allows individuals to support the powerful work done by nonprofits based in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. Acting collectively on a single day, donors can support nonprofit and charitable organizations in Hampshire, Hampden, and Franklin counties that hold a broad range of missions – all focused on our community’s hopes and needs. Please consider donating to help Perugia Press do its good work by bringing the voices of women…

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Perugia Press at the Mass Poetry Fest

May 5, 2018 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Writing workshop w/Gail Thomas: “Diving Deep: Poetic Craft, Form & Emotion”

May 12, 2018 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lilly Library, 19 Meadow Street
Florence, MA 01062 United States
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Gail Thomas will lead a writing workshop entitled "Diving Deep: Poetic Craft, Form & Emotion" as a Straw Dog Writers Guild event, held at Lilly Library, in Florence, MA. To read description and register: http://www.strawdogwriters.org/post/diving-deep

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Gail Thomas reading in Memory & Desire: Poetry of Midlife event

May 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Forbes Library, Northampton, MA 01060 United States + Google Map

Memory & Desire: Poetry of Midlife (The Modern Real and Surreal) Featured poets: Gail Thomas, Lesléa Newman, and Joy Ladin This event will take place in the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library and Museum on the second floor of Forbes Library. About the series: The Modern Real and Surreal: Writers and Artists on Our Age, is the Forbes Library’s author reading series. Now in its third season, the series explores contemporary themes on the premise that libraries offer vibrant spaces to engage with…

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Gail Thomas reading at Arts Night Out

May 18, 2018 at 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Anchor House of Artists, 518 Pleasant Street
Northampton, 01060 United States
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Gail Thomas will be reading with others in a "Authors' Caberet" at the Anchor House of Artists during Arts Night Out. There will be prose & poetry readings with musical interludes. The event takes place 4:00-8:00pm; Thomas will reading at about 7 p.m. Drinks and snacks will be available.

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L. I. Henley reading at the Claremont Library

May 27, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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L. I. Henley will be taking part in the "Fourth Sunday Readings" series at Claremont Library on May 27th.  

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June 2018

Lynne Thompson reading in Los Angeles Poetics Reading

June 29, 2018 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA United States
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Celebrate the culmination of Beyond Baroque's LA Poetics Seminar with readings by Laurel Ann Bogen, Bill Mohr, Steven Reigns, Lynne Thompson, Amy Uyematsu, and other guests. Beyond Baroque's Los Angeles Poetics Seminar was an unprecedented survey of Los Angeles poetry, facilitated by a host of acclaimed Angeleno poets, held every Tuesday from May 8th to June 26th. Having explored what Los Angeles poetry was, these poets will read their own work and the work of their Angeleno peers to show…

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July 2018

Lynne Thompson speaking at Red Hen Press event

July 10, 2018 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Highway
Santa Monica, CA 90402 United States
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Beach=Culture at the Annenberg Community Beach House Join award-winning poets William Archila, Victoria Chang, and Jen Hofer, with introductions from Lynne Thompson and music from Joanna Wallfisch, in Red Hen Press's annual Beach=Culture series with the Annenberg Community Beach House. This event is free, with a reception to follow.

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