Recent

August 2016. "An Evening of Poetry," a conversation and poetry reading with Maine Poet Laureate Stu Kestenbaum, Opera House Arts, Stonington, ME.

October 20, 2014. Conversations and readings with students of non-fiction classes. English Department,University of Maine, Orono.

August 5, 2014. "An Evening of Poetry," the annual Opera House Arts reading featuring this year's theme of "Family". Guests include Maine poet Gibson Fay-Leblanc and five community members reading family-themed poems by Robert Hayden, Theodore Roethke, Maxine Kumin, Richard Wilbur, Sharon Olds, Billy Collins and more.7 p.m., Stonington Opera House, Stonington, Maine. 

May 8, 2014. 6 p.m. Poetry reading at Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Reading with fellow Maine poet Christian Barter.

May 1, 2014. Gabe Zimpritch Memorial Poetry Day. Teaching a full-day poetry workshop for Cape Elizabeth high school students followed by an evening reading of students' work. Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth, Maine. 

 

September 28, 2013 a reading from my new book, Home and Away: Discovering Home on an Island in Maine, at the monthly series “Local Writers at the Local Buzz,” 4 p.m., The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

August 22, 2013. "Home: An Evening of Poetry," a reading celebrating place and community featuring a guest Maine poet and several community members reading poems from a theme-related anthology, Stonington Opera House, Stonington, Maine, 7 p.m.

July 24, 2013. "Maine Callling." Radio program on MPBN public radio in Maine. A conversation about publishing with host Jennifer Rooks, Executive Director of Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance Josh Bodwell, and President of Maine Authors Publishing Jane Karker.

July 13, 2013. Boothbay Book Fair at Boothbay Railway Village, Route 27, Boothbay, Maine. 12:30-3:30 p.m. with reception at 3:45 p.m. For more information: 207-633-4727.

June 15- 22, 2013. "Artweek 2013." One of twelve artists invited to work independently on their own projects in an inspiring environment on Great Sprucehead Island, Maine.

May 31, 2013. Talk and reading from Here and Away: Discovering Home on an Island in Maine. Local Authors Series, Portland Library, Portland, Maine, 12-1 p.m.

May 30, the 2013 Maine Literary Awards live ceremony, SPACE gallery, Portland, Maine, 7:00 p.m. Free to MWPA members, $10 suggested donation for non-members.

April 11, 2013. Writers Forum, radio interview, WERU-FM, 10-11 a.m. 89.9 in Blue Hill, Maine; 99.9 in Bangor, Maine; streaming live at www.weru.org

April 8, 2013. "The Gift," presentation and panel discussion with the Poetry Foundation. Council on Foundations, annual meeting, Chicago.

September 28, 2012, “Wes’s Poetry Express”, a poetry reading and talk as part of the state-wide initiative of Maine Poet Laureate, Wes McNair, also featuring Stu Kestenbaum and local readers, 7 p.m., Stonington Opera House, Stonington, ME

August 15, 2012, Reading from Here and Away: Discovering Home on an Island in Maine. 1:00 p.m., Stonington Methodist Church, Seabreeze Street, Stonington, ME. Free and Open to the Public.

July 24, 2012, Book launch and reading from Here and Away: Discovering Home on an Island in Maine, 7 p.m., Stonington Opera House, Stonington, ME

July 12, 2012, “Artist and Community,” reading and talk series, 12:00 p.m., Bruce Norelius Studio, Brooksville, ME

May 31, 2012, Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance 2012 Maine Literary Awards presentation, 7:00 p.m., Glickman Library, Portland, ME

February 29-March 2, 2012 Associated Writing Programs (AWP) Conference, Chicago, IL.

August 11, 2011, "Slow Poetry/Slow Food." A reading with new Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair and local  community members involved in farming, fishing and producing artisanal foods who will read food-related poems by Maxine Kumin, Mark Strand, Billy Collins, William Matthews and others. 7 p.m., Stonington Opera House, Stonington, ME.

August 28-September 3, 2011, workshop, "Life Stories" with Bill Roorbach, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME

March 22-April 10, 2011, residency, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Mount San Angelo, VA

Feb 2-5, 2011, Associated Writing Programs (AWP) Conference, Washington, D.C.

July 29, 2010. “An Evening of Poetry: When She Named Fire.” Reading and conversation with Andrea Hollander Budy, poet and editor of recent anthology of American women poets, When She Named Fire, and local community members reading from the anthology. Stonington Opera House, Stonington, ME.

July 11-15, 2010. “The Hand,” Summer Conference, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME.

June 6-12, 2010. Wildbranch Writing Workshop co-sponsored by Sterling College and Orion Magazine, Craftsbury Common, VT.

March 15 – April 4, 2010. Residency fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Mount San Angelo, VA.

March 18, 2010. Reading, Riverviews Artspace, Lynchburg, VA.

August 20, 2009. “Holding Ground: An Evening of Maine Poetry.” Reading and conversation with Stuart Kestenbaum and Betsy Sholl.

February 2009. Reading, Associated Writing Programs (AWP) Conference, Chicago, IL.