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September 2018

Publishing poetry workshop with Gail Thomas

September 29, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pioneer Valley Writers’ Workshop, 16 Main Street
Williamsburg, MA 01039 United States
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Whether you want to submit individual poems to journals or publish a complete manuscript, this workshop will give you practical advice for presenting your best work. We'll explore how to find journals and contests that best fit your writing style, and the importance of formatting, titles, and cover letters. Publication involves risk-taking, so we'll also talk about dealing with rejection. Please bring five poems for the hands-on demonstration of how these might work as a manuscript. Fee: $45 Where: Commons…

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October 2018

Lynne Thompson reading in CGU’s 7th Annual Poetry & Art Show

October 12, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CGU Art, 251 E 10th St
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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Claremont Graduate University's Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards, Foothill: a journal of poetry, and CGU Art invite you to attend their 7th Annual Poetry Reading & Art Show. This event celebrates the publication of the 10th volume of Foothill and will feature readings by 2018 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award winner Patricia Smith, Foothill interviewee Lynne Thompson, and Foothill contributors Ashanti Anderson and Inez Tan.

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Megan Peak reading in The Burning Plain Reading Series

October 19, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Armadillo Ale Works, 221 South Bell Avenue
Denton, Texas 76201 United States
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Megan Peak will be reading from her book Girldom in The Burning Plain Reading Series at the Armadillo Ale Works.

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Lynne Thompson Featured Poet at Huntington Beach Arts Center

October 25, 2018 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Huntington Beach Arts Center, 538 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92648 United States
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Megan Peak reading at Lawndale Arts Center

October 26, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lawndale Arts Center, 4912 S. Main St.
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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Megan Peak will be reading with Laura van den Berg for a Brazos Bookstore event at the Lawndale Arts Center, in partnership with Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts. Megan Peak will read from her Perugia poetry collection Girldom, and Laura van den Berg will read from her novel The Third Hotel.

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November 2018

Megan Peak reading at Westfield State University

November 1, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Arno Maris Gallery, 577 Western Avenue
Westfield, MA 01086 United States
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Megan Peak reading at Mocha Maya’s Café

November 1, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mocha Maya’s Café, 47 Bridge St
Shelburne Falls, MA
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Megan Peak will be reading from her new Perugia Press collection Girldom at Mocha Maya's. Peak and fellow poet Jennifer Wallace will share the stage for this evening as part of the Collected Poets Series.  

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Megan Peak at Smith College Poetry Center

November 2, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Smith College Poetry Center, Wright Hall
Northampton, MA, United States
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Megan Peak will be at the Smith College Poetry Center to read a sampling from Girldom and speak with students about poetry, publishing, and process.

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Megan Peak reading at Iconica Social Club

November 2, 2018 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Iconica Social Club, 1 Amber Lane
Northampton, 01060 United States
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Megan Peak will be reading from her 2018 Perugia press Prize-winning book Girldom at the Iconica Social Club. We'll have refreshments, poetry, and we'll show a documentary short (8 min) about Perugia Press, its poets, and the power of women's voices and poetry, made by filmmaker Kate Way. Hope you can join us for this poetry party!

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Megan Peak reading at Writer’s Harvest

November 7, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Trinity Valley School, 7500 Dutch Branch Rd
Fort Worth, TX 76132 United States
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Megan Peak will be reading from her new Perugia Press book Girldom at her high school alma mater, Trinity Valley School, in support of the Annual Canned Food Drive.

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Gail Thomas & friends of Perugia Press reading at Great Falls Word Fest

November 8, 2018 - November 11, 2018
Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A
Turners Falls, 01376 United States
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The Great Falls Word Fest takes place Thursday 11/8-Sunday 11/11 in Turners Falls at the Shea Theater. On Friday 11/9: At 8:30pm: Five poets will read on the theme of resistance interpreted through multiple perspectives: personal, ideological, physical and philosophical. Readings by Yasotha Sriharan, Sarah Sousa (Perugia board member), Karen Skolfield (Perugia volunteer), Rebecca Olander (Perugia editor/director) & Amy Dryansky (Perugia volunteer). On Saturday 11/10: At 1:00pm: Perugia poet Gail Thomas will be reading with Lori Desrosiers and other poets…

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Melody S. Gee reading at The Dial Bookshop with Kundiman

November 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Dial Bookshop, 410 S Michigan Ave #210
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Kundiman is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing generations of writers and readers of Asian American literature, and creating a space where Asian Americans can explore, through art, the unique challenges that face the new and ever-changing diaspora. Join Kundiman at The Dial Bookshop to welcome writers Melody S. Gee, Suman Chhabra, and Christopher Santiago to read from their works. Refreshments will be served.

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Lynne Thompson reading at Whittier Art Gallery

November 10, 2018 at 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Whittier Art Gallery, 8035 Painter Avenue
Whittier, CA 90602 United States
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"Find the Goddess Within and Love Her Fiercely" poetry reading, featuring female poets and women's issues. Curated by Sarah Thursday. Come and bask in the brilliance of the authors. Including poetry reading by: Lynne Thompson, Arminé Iknadossian, Alyssa Matuchniak, JL Martindale, Ra Avis, Chestina Craig, Sheila Sadr, Melissa Lussier, Robin Axworthy, and Sarah Thursday.

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Lynne Thompson reading for Fire & Rain Ecopoetry Anthology

November 12, 2018 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Concordia University Irvine, 1530 Concordia West, Grimm Hall 302
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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To celebrate the publication of the important new anthology Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California, co-editor Ruth Nolan and contributors Thea Gavin, Candace Pearson and Lynne Thompson will share poems that highlight what California Poet Laureate Dana Gioia calls "a generous record of California poets' love and concern for their common world" in his foreword to the book. After the reading, a Q & A panel session will give audience members a chance to gain insight into the poetic processes that brought…

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Frannie Lindsay reading with Martha Collins and Dzvinia Orlowsky

November 14, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
First Congregational Church, 11 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Frannie Lindsay will be reading with Martha Collins and Dzvinia Orlowsky at the First Congregational Church in Cambridge.

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Megan Peak reading at The Wild Detectives Bookstore & Bar

November 14, 2018 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Wild Detectives Bookstore, 314 W Eighth St
Dallas, TX 75208 United States
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Megan Peak will be reading from her new Perugia collection Girldom at The Wild Detectives Bookstore & Bar for the "Inner Moonlight Reading."

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Gail Thomas offers “Publishing Your Poems” Session at Write Angles Conference

November 17, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Mount Holyoke College Willits-Hallowell Center, 50 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075 United States
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Now in its 32nd year, WriteAngles is Western New England’s premier conference by writers, for writers. At this one-day gathering, held from 8:15-4:30, you’ll mix with experienced writers and agents in panel discussions, face-to-face meetings, and in casual networking opportunities. The affordably priced conference fee includes a continental breakfast and a bountiful buffet lunch. The conference is held in Mount Holyoke College’s gracious Willits-Hallowell Center, which features plenty of free parking and handicap accessibility. Here's a description of Gail Thomas's…

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L. I. Henley reading at Joshua Tree Art Gallery

November 17, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Joshua Tree Art Gallery, 61607 Twentynine Palms Highway
Joshua Tree, CA 92252 United States
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Megan Peak reading at The Creative Arts Lounge

November 17, 2018 at 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Creative Arts Lounge, 1549 North Main Street, Suite 101
Fort Worth, TX 76164 United States
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The Funky Town Music & Film Festival’s Creative Arts Lounge and Endeavor Cinema presents its second monthly Funky Town Writers event with poetry readings featuring Megan Peak, author of the 2018 Perugia Press Prize-winning Girldom, and Ryan Sharp, author of my imaginary old man: poems (FLP). The event will include live music and an open mic section for writers to share their work. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. No cover charge. All welcome!

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December 2018

Lynne Thompson reading for Beatnik Cafe at the Hey Hey Tea Room

December 2, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hey Hey Tea Room, 1555 W Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026 United States
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Beatnik Cafe presents another night of hearing truth from lesser heard perspectives! 6:50 pm - Open Mic signup 7-7:10 pm - Intro 7:10-7:30 pm - Lynne Thompson reading 7:30-7:50 pm - Sarah Wheeler reading 7:50-8:20 pm - Poetry open Mic (3 Minutes per Poet) 8:20-8:25 pm - A Tribute Poem by Inger Christensen 8:25-8:30 pm - Close

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