UP-COMING EVENTS

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 7 pm.

4 on 4th

Bookmarks

634 W. 4th Street

Winston-Salem, NC 27101
 (336) 747-1471  

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PAST READINGS

Saturday,  May 23, 2009, 2:00 pm – Winston-Salem, NC

Edward McKay

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Saturday, July 18 – 4 pm – RiverWalk Gallery – Washington, NC
The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature Reading
and Official Book Release Party for Better With Friends

also featuring Carter Monroe, Val MacEwan, Marty Silverthorne,  Robin Dare, Joseph Lisowski  and others

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009 – 7:00 pm –  Central Library -Winston-Salem, NC
Featured Poet for “The Word Is Out”
Reading followed by an Open Mic

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009 – 6 pm – Taste Full Beans Coffeehouse Hickory, NC

The Dead Mule School Of Southern Literature
Western North Carolina Roundup
With Valerie MacEwan

Also, readings by Scott Owens, Tim Peeler, Trisha Hart, Terri Kirby Erickson, Felicia Mitchell, Jessie Cary, Val MacEwan, Terry Lowenstein, and more

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009, 6:30 pm – Hickory, NC

Poetry Hickory, Taste Full Beans Coffeehouse, with Debra Kaufman, author of Moon Mirror Whiskey Wind

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Reading “Four Snapshots of the Sea-Going Boats”  (1st place for poetry, 2009 Adult Writing Contest)

Awards Ceremony of the Davidson County Writer’s Guild

Wednesday October 27, 2009, 7 pm – Lexington, NC

Fellowship Hall of United Church of Christ

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Poetry Reading

Wednesday, November 4, 2009, 7:30 pm – Winston-Salem, NC

Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Room 204, Wake Forest University

Sponsored by the MALS Program

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Reading and Signing

“The Saturday Salon” – Literary Bookpost

110 S. Main St., Downtown Salisbury, NC 28144

January 16, 2010 – 1:30- 3:30 pm,

Appearing 1:30 – 3:30, Reading at 2

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Poetry Hickory Poetry Reading

Taste Full Beans Coffeehouse – Hickory, NC

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 6:30 pm

featuring Tim Peeler and Harry Calhoun. Open Mic begins with Helen Losse, Anderson O’Brien, and Fernand Chandonnet.

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Pages Books & Coffee

235 North Main Street

Mount Airy, NC

Saturday, May 1, 2010  1:00 – 4:00 PM

Reading and book signing

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Redheaded Stepchild Reading at Poetry Hickory

Taste Full Beans Coffeeshop –  Hickory, NC

Saturday, May 22, 2010   1:00-2:30   PM

with Malaika Albrecht, Eric Helms, Scott Owens,  Michael Beadle, Pat Riviere-Seel and Beth Cagle Burt

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The Poetry Bomb Couch Surfing Across America Tour of Words 2010, with SA Griffin

Tim Peeler’s Rank Stranger BBQ, Hickory, NC

Saturday, May 22, 2010 3 pm

(This event by invitation only)

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Family Rail Days Festival
North Carolina Transportation Museum
411 S. Salisbury Ave.
Spencer, NC 28159

June 12-13, 2010  8am-5pm

I’ll be in the Roundhouse on Saturday

signing books and reading throughout the day
as a part of 2nd Saturdays

A program of the Department of Cultural Resources

and The North Carolina Arts Council

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Barnhill’s – I’ll be Reading and Signing With Jessie Carty

811 Burke Street

Winston-Salem, NC

Saturday June 19, 2-5 pm

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POETRY & OPEN MIC at Tate Street Coffee House featuring Helen Losse

334 Tate Street (near UNC-G)

Saturday, August 28 7:30, Greensboro, NC

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Author Appearance

BOOKMARKS 2010 Festival of Books

Saturday, September 11 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, downtown Winston-Salem, NC

Barnhill’s Booth #18

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Reading

Monday Night Poetry and Music  (formerly Monday Night Blues)

East Bay Meeting House

160 East Bay Street

Monday, September 27, 2010, 8 pm – downtown Charleston, SC

open mic to follow

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Reading

Sunday, December 5, 2010  1:00 pm Barnhill’s

811 Burke Street

Winston-Salem, NC

(Part of Poetry Weekend, with Jessie Carty, Valerie Nieman, John Thomas York, Terri Kirby Erickson, Joseph Mills, Helen Losse, Becky Gould Gibson)

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Open Mic

Poetry Hickory

Taste Full Beans Coffeehouse – Hickory, NC

February 8, 2011 6:30 pm

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Reading

Bethlehem Library

Thursday, February 17, 2011, 7:00 pm

(with Jessie Carty, Molly Rice and Nancy Posey)

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Featured Reader

Rockingham Community College

Wentworth, NC

Student Center

Thursday, April 21, 6:30 pm

(also reading Curtis Dunlap, Susan Nelson Myers and faculty members)

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Featured Reader

Concord Writers Night Out

Dilworth Coffee

350 George W. Liles

Suite 110

Concord, NC 28127

Thursday, April 28 5-7 pm Meet and Greet, 7 pm

Reading  (followed by an open mic)

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Featured Reader

The Main Street Rag Poetry Showcase

The Writers Place

3607 Pennsylvania

Kansas City, MO 64111

Sunday, May 15 2011, 7:00 PM

(with Paul Corman-Roberts)

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Book Launch Party for Seriously Dangerous

Barnhill’s

811 Burke Street

Winston-Salem, NC

Saturday, June 11, 2011, 2 -5 pm

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Reading & Book Signing

Wednesday Night Readings

Burke County Public Library

204 S. King St.

Morganton, NC 28655

Wednesday, June 22,  2011, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

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Featured Reader

Iodine Poetry Journal/ MSR Reading Event

Green Rice Gallery

451 East 36th Street

Charlotte, NC

Friday, June 24, 7 pm

(with Bill Griffin)

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Featured Reader – Poetry Hickory

Taste Full Beans Coffeehouse Hickory, NC

Tuesday, July 12 2011, 6:30 pm

(with John York)

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Poetry Lincolnton

Lincoln Cultural Center

403 East Main Street

Lincolnton, NC 28092

(large meeting room on second floor)

Friday, July 15 2011, 7-9 pm

(with M. Scott Douglass, Jonathan K. Rice and Scott Owens)

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Reading and Signing

Literary Bookpost

110 S. Main Street

Salisbury, NC 28144

Thursday, July 21, 2011 5 pm

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Reading and Signing

Edward McKay

115 Oakwood Drive

Winston-Salem, NC 27103

Saturday, July 23, 2011 1-3 pm

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Featured Reader

Second Thursday Poetry Reading

Flyleaf Books

752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Thursday, August 11, 2011 – 7 pm

(with Debra Allbery)

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Bookmarks 2011 Festival of Books

Downtown Winston-Salem Arts District

Saturday, September 10, 2011  10 am- 5 pm

I’ll be selling and signing books at the Winston-Salem Writers‘ Booth (at the corner of Sixth and Trade) 10-11 am

& at the Barnhill’s Booth 11:30 am- 12:30 pm

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4th Anniversary Celebration:  Book Release Party for The Best of Poetry Hickory and Scott Owens’ Something Knows the Moment

Poetry Hickory

Taste Full Beans Coffeehouse Hickory, NC

Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 5:30 pm

(one of featured poets in The Best of Poetry Hickory)

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Rhythms of Words for Social Awareness ( Part of 100,000 Poets for Change)

Tate Street Coffeehouse

334 Tate Street

Greensboro, NC

Saturday, September 24, 2011,  6-10 pm.

(one of many)

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Reading and Signing

Poor Richard’s Book Shoppe

118 S. South Street

Gastonia, NC 28052

Saturday, November 12, 2011

noon – 2 pm

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Cancelled due to illness.

Featured Reader

Reading / Open Mike

Lazy Lion Books

601 E. Broad Street

Fuquay-Varina, NC

Thursday, November 17, 2011 6-8 pm

(with Celisa Steele)

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Leader, Poetry Slushfest

Winston-Salem Writers

Main Library, Room 120 (in Forsyth Tech section)

Saturday, December 3, 1-3 pm

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Visit:  Speak About and Read Poetry

Jennifer Stevenson’s  Introductory Writing Class, “Anyone Can Write”

Salem College

Winston-Salem NC

Tuesday, February 28, 2012  8pm

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“Writing Poetry Today” (panel with Eric Ekstrand and Robert West)

March 24, 2012    9:00- 9:50 am

and Book signing  9:50-10:30 am

Writers Reading IV:  The Poets  (with Eric Ekstrand and John York) 3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Benson Center, Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC

(part of Words Awake! A Celebration )

March 23-25, 2012  –  Wake Forest University)

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Featured Reader

Concord Writers’ Night Out

Dilworth Coffee

350 George W. Liles

Suite 110

Concord, NC 28127

Thursday, April 26, 2012  7-9 pm

(reading followed by an open mic)

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Featured Reader followed by Open Mic

Royal Bean Coffee House

3801- 137 Hillsborough Street

Raleigh, NC

(across street from Meredith College)

Thursday, May 3, 2012  7 pm

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Featured Reader (Joplin Benefit)

Poetry Hickory

Taste Full Beans Coffeehouse Hickory, NC

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

(with Carol Novack)

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Guest Poet

Poetry Lincolnton

Lincoln Cultural Center

403 East Main Street

Lincolnton, NC 28092

(large meeting room on second floor)

Friday, May 18, 2013 7-9 pm

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Featured Poet

Popcorn and Poetry

Dining Room

Foxberry Terrace

4316 N. St Louis Avenue

Webb City, MO 64870

Friday, August 3, 2012 2:30 pm

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“How Being a Thinking Christian Informs My Poetry: A Reading”

Sacred Writing Workshop

cafe of Sacred Garden Bookstore

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

Saturday, August 11, 2012  12:30 – 2:30 pm

215 West Fisher Avenue
Greensboro, North Carolina 27401

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Poet / Participant

A reading in the round

as part of worldwide, second annual 100 Thousand Poets for Change

Working Title Farm

Saturday, September 29, 2012 2:00- 4:00 pm

4694 South Depot St.

Claremont, NC

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Surprise Guest Poet

Poetry Lincolnton

Lincoln Cultural Center

403 East Main Street

Lincolnton, NC 28092

(large meeting room on second floor)

Friday, October 19, 2012  7-9 pm

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Poetry Hickory Open Mic Reading

Taste Full Beans Coffeehouse – Hickory, NC

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 5:30 pm

Scott Owens, Nancy Posey, Helen Losse, Mel Hager, Versus (student performance group from St. Stephens High School)

6:30 Featured Writer: Joseph Mills

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Poetry Hickory

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 4:30  – 7:00 pm

Poets from The Best of Poetry Hickory Anthology 2013 (Scott Owens, Ann Chandonnet, Tony Ricciardelli, Helen Losse, Bill Mills, Julian Phelps, and others)

featured poets: M. Scott Douglass, Jonathan K. Rice

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Reading at Barnhill’s as part of The Mother Vine Festival

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Friday, June 21, 2013, 7 pm – Lincolnton, NC

The Best of Poetry Lincolnton Anthology Book Release

Lincoln Cultural Center

403 East Main Street

Lincolnton, NC 28092

(large meeting room on second floor)

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Sunday, August 4, 2013, 5 pm  – Asheville, NC

WordPlay with Jeff Davis, Asheville FM

(One hour, show will be archived)

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Saturday, September 7, 2013, 11 am – Winston-Salem, NC

Poetry In Plain Sight  (Scroll down for information)

Downtown Stage – Sixth and Cherry Street Parking Garage, First Floor

September poets Sam Barbee,Julia Nunnally Duncan, Gabrielle Freeman, and John Thomas York,

followed by selected poets from earlier months: Helen Losse, Ed Robson, Joe Morris, Teri Hairston, and former NC Poet Laureate Kathryn Stripling Byer

Part of Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors

Books available at Barnhills booth

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Monday, September 9, 2013, 8 pm – Charleston, SC

Monday Night poetry and Music

East Bay Meeting House

160 East Bat Street, Charleston

Reading followed by open mic

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 5:30 pm  – Hickory, NC

Poetry Hickory

Taste Full Beans Coffeehouse – Hickory, NC

featuring Keith Flynn and Tim Peeler. Open Mic dedicated to a reading from the new anthology, Bloodshot, edited by Bud Caywood.  Readers Bud Caywood, Scott Owens, Adrian Rice, Devona Wyant, Molly Rice, Helen Losse and others

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Saturday, October 26, 2013, 3:00 pm – Decatur, GA

Ninth Annual Voices Carry

Presented by Poetry Atlanta and Georgia Center for the Book

Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St., Decatur, GA 30030

Readings Cecelia Woolock, Jessie Carty, Helen Losse, and Erica Wright.  Hosted by Collin Kelley.

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Poetry Hickory
Taste Full Beans Coffeehouse Hickory, NC

Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 7:00 pm

Featured poets Mark Jay Brewin, Jr. and  Kathy Nelson.  Open Mic dedicated to a reading from the new River issue of Bloodshot, edited by Bud Caywood.  Readers include Scott Owens,  Molly and Adrian Rice, and Helen Losse.

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34th Annual MLK Noon Hour Commemoration (organized by Mutter Evans)

Benton Convention Center, Winston-Salem, NC

Monday, January 20, 2014, 12:00 noon

Congressman G. K. Butterfield will be the Keynote Speaker.  I’ll be reading my poem, “Martyred At the Lorraine” as part of the program.

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Asheville Wordfest 7

Asheville, NC

May 2-4, 2014

All events at Asheville Campus Lenoir-Rhyne University

36 Montford Avenue, Asheville NC. 28801.

Reading with Liam Kelley-Black, Quraysh Ali Lansana, Keynon Lake, Aimee Nezhukumatatathil

Friday, May 2, 8 – 10 pm, Second Floor Conference Room

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Poetry Hickory
Taste Full Beans Coffeehouse

Hickory, NC

Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 7:00 pm

Featured poet with Phebe Davidson. Open mic to follow.

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Writers Night Out

Union County Community Center

Butternut Creek Golf Course

Blairsville, GA

Saturday, May 17, 6 pm social, 7 pm readings

Followed by open mic

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Final Friday Reading Series

Vin Master Wine Bar

2000 South Boulevard, Suite 610

Charlotte NC

Friday, May 30, 2014 7-9 pm

Featured poet followed by open mic.

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Monday Night Poetry and Music  

East Bay Meeting House

160 East Bay Street

Charleston, SC

Monday, June 2, 2014, 8 pm

Featured poet with open mic to follow

(June 3-5 Folkston, GA)

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Outta The Bag

Winston-Salem Square Park

310 Marshall St. N.

Winston-Salem, NC,

Tuesday, June 10, 2014, noon

music, entertainment, and, of course, READINGS

sponsored by Winston-Salem Writers, together with the WS Dept. of Recreation & Parks

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Poetry Lincolnton

Lincoln Cultural Center

403 East Main Street

Lincolnton, NC 28092

(large meeting room on second floor)

Friday, June 20, 2014 7-9 pm

Guest Poet with Poetry Lincolnton and open mic to follow.

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Mind Gravy

Drip Coffee – Five Points

729 Saluda Avenue

Columbia, SC 29205

Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 8 pm

Featured reader

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Four Poems and a Party

Poems in Plain Sight

Barnhill’s

811 Burke Street

Winston-Salem, NC

Saturday, July 12, 2014,  1 pm.

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Reading at So & So Books

704 N. Person Street

Raleigh, NC  27604

Co-sponsored by Main Street Rag and hosted by Beth Browne, Jane K. Andrews and Alice Osborn.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 7:30 pm

Featured Reader

followed by Open Mic

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Writers Group of the Triad

Common Grounds Coffee Shop —  Greensboro, NC

602 S. Elam Ave.

Sunday, January 18, 2105, 3:00-5:000 pm

Features Helen Losse with Terry Kennedy

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Second Saturdays at Tate Street Coffee House

Saturday, March 14, 2015, 7-9 pm.

Features Terri Kirby Erickson and Helen Losse

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“Know the Rules To Break the Rules”: A Workshop for Beginning and Other Poets and a Reading for Helen Losse and  the Workshop Participants

Authoring Action

624 W. 6th Street, Winston-Salem, NC

Saturday, April 18 2015, 1-4:30 pm

Participants may bring an unfinished poem to be critiqued and two finished poems to read in the Workshop Reading, which is open to the public but not an open mic

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Poetry Hickory

Taste Full Beans Coffeehouse – Hickory, NC

Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 7 pm.

“Kakalak Reading”

Helen Losse, Pat Riviere-Seel, Alice Osborne, Emily Wilmer, Lisa Williams Kline, Jane Shlensky, and Scott Owens

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Friday, July 17 2015, 7-9 pm

Poetry Lincolnton

Lincoln Cultural Center

403 East Main Street

Lincolnton, NC 28092

(large meeting room on second floor)

reading in Open Mic

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Saturday August 29, 2015, 1:00- 3:00 pm – Winston-Salem, NC

Poetry In Plain Sight, LIve

Milton Rhodes Art Center

251 Spruce Street N

Winston Salem, NC 27101

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Saturday September 19, 2015, 2:00 pm

Poetry Reading hosted by David Poston

Lily Beans’ Coffee Shop

108 E Warren St., Shelby, NC  

Part of 13th Annual Art of Sound Weekend

September 18 and 19, 2015

in Uptown Shelby

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Sixth Annual Gathering of Poets

Brookstown Inn

Winston-Salem, NC

Saturday, April 2, 2016

8:30 am – 5:00 pm
8:00 pm Open Mic site TBA

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WordsAwake2!

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC

Friday – Sunday, April 8 – 10, 2016

Participant Flash Mob (Poetry)

Saturday, April 9, 4:00 pm

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Third Friday Reading Night

Charlotte Center For Literary Arts

1817 Central Avenue

Suite 302, Charlotte, NC

Friday, June 17, 2016, 7 pm

Featured Reader

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Featured Reader – Poetry Hickory

Taste Full Beans Coffeehouse Hickory, NC

Co-sponsored by Main Street Rag and hosted by Scott Owens

Tuesday, July 12 2016, 7 pm. 

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Featured Reader – Mind Gravy

Pizza Man

341 S. Woodrow

Columbia, SC 29205

Wednesday, July 20 2016, 7:30 pm

8 pm Featured reader

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Waterbean Coffee

NorthCross Shopping Center

9705 Sam Furr Rd., Ste A,

Huntersville, NC 28078

(by the fountain pond, behind Verizon Wireless store)

Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 7 pm

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Gallery Hop

Downtown Winston-Salem

Friday, September 2, 2016.

Delurk Gallery

207 W. 6th Street

7:45 to 8:15 pm

with Michael Boccardo, Valerie Nieman, and Sam Barbee

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Bookmarks Festival

Winston-Salem, NC

Saturday,  September 10, 2016, 9:30 am to 4 pm

Winston-Salem Writers Booth

located in the area surrounding the Hanesbrand Theater

I’ll be selling and signing copies of Every Tender Reed

from 1 to 2 pm

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Monday Night Poetry and Music  

East Bay Meeting House

160 East Bay Street

Charleston, SC

Monday, September 19, 2016, 8 pm

Featured poet (45 min.) with open mic to follow

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Reading at So & So Books

704 N. Person Street

Raleigh, NC  27604

Co-sponsored by Main Street Rag and hosted by Beth Browne and Alice Osborn.

Wednesday, November 16, 7:30 pm

Featured Reader

followed by Open Mic

 

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Poetry In Plain Sight for Winter 2016/2017

Saturday, February 18, 2-4pm

Reynolds High School Library

301 N Hawthorne

Winston-Salem, NC

With Cal Nordt, Jenny Bates, C. G. Thompson and more

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Tuesday, March 14, 2107, 7 pm

Poetry Hickory

Taste Full Beans Coffeehouse Hickory, NC

Part of Kakalak  Reading