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Zelda Kahan Newman visits Chicago, New York and the Library of Congress with “The Thirteenth Hour”

The Thireteenth Hour by Rivka Basman Ben Haim - front cover


Zelada Kahan Newman, translator of Rivka Basman Ben-Haim’s “The Thirteenth Hour”, travels to the US this month to present readings from the book.

Wednesday, September 14 7:00pm Oak Park, Chicago, IL
Oak Park Temple, 1235 N Harlem Ave, Oak Park, Chicago, IL 60302
Event website: https://g.co/kgs/LCIRLY
Names of other people participating in the event? : Rabbi Max Weiss, Michael Bass

Monday, September 19 12:00pm Washington, DC
Pickford Theater 3rd Floor, James Madison Building 101 Independence Ave. S.E. Washington, D.C. 20540
Library of Congress event site: https://www.loc.gov/rr/amed/Upcomingevents/UpcomingEvents.html

Wednesday, September 21 7:00pm Bronx, NY
Manhattan College, 4513 Manhattan College Pkwy, Bronx, NY 10471 (Student Commons Room 5C)

Monday, September 26 11:00am Bronx, NY
Lehman College Library 250 Bedford Park Blvd. , Bronx NY 10468
Treehouse Conference Room 317

Zelda will read from the book and discuss Rivka and her poems. The translator will also be available for questions and for book signings. the book will be available for sale at every location,

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Mayapple author Jean Nordhaus to appear at Washington DC’s Literary Hill Bookfest and to read at Tunnicliff’s – Sunday May 1st, 2016

Jean Nordhaus, author of Memos From the Broken World will read as part of the Literary Hill Bookfest in Washington DC on Sunday May 1st. The event gets underway at 11am at Eastern Market, 225 Seventh Street, SE.

Then, at 3pm, Jean and a number of other poets will read at Tunnicliff’s Tavern, just across the street at 222 7th St SE. Books will also be for sale at the reading.

Many Capitol Hill writers will be on hand selling and signing book on Sunday. Here’s a page with the lineup of writers appearing at the Literary Hill Bookfest

Mayapple Press authors Susana H. Case and Gretchen Primack to read this weekend

Susana Case - 4 Rms w Vu - Front Cover

   

Come out and support live poetry!

Susana H. Case
Friday, November 20, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Where: Hudson Valley Writers’ Center, 300 Riverside Dr, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591, United States
Author Name : Susana H. Case
Name of Mayapple book: 4 Rms w Vu
Date : November 20, 2015
Starting time of event : 7:30 PM
Street address : Hudson Valley Writers Center 300 Riverside Drive, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
Author Website : http://iris.nyit.edu/~shcase/
Names of other people participating in the event: Cornelius Eady & Rough Magic, Ann Cefola, Margo Taft Stever, Robin Messing
Event website: http://www.writerscenter.org/event/88fef06de34218dcd0d373442b92eb27

Sunday, November 22, 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Where: JCC on the Hudson, 371 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591 (map)
Author: Susana H. Case
Name of Mayapple book: 4 Rms w Vu
Event name: Sundays @ the J with George and Friends
Date : Sunday November 22, 2015
Starting time of

…….    Read more about Mayapple Press authors Susana H. Case and Gretchen Primack to read this weekend

Mayapple Press authors Judith Kerman and Helen Ruggieri to read – Saugerties , NY – Thursday October 22, 2015

Helen Ruggieri - The Kingdom Where No One Keeps Time - front cover

Postcards From America – Judith Kerman – Post Traumatic Press

The Kingdom Where No One Keeps Time – Helen Ruggieri

Judith Kerman and Helen Ruggieri will each read from their new books at the New World Home Cooking Poetry Series on Thursday October 22nd, 2015.

Judith Kerman’s “Postcards from America” has just been published by Post Traumatic Press. Judith will happily sign copies of this and her other books after the event.

Helen Ruggieri’s “The Kingdom Where No One Keeps Time” has just been published by Mayapple Press. Helen will also happily sign copies of this and her other books after the event.

The readings will be bracketed by short open mic sessions.

New World Home Cooking has plenty of free parking. The food and drink is excellent. The Poetry Series takes place in the back room, away from the convivial hubbub of the main room. Free admission, of course, but donations are welcome.

Map

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Mayapple Press at The NYC Poetry Festival – Governors Island – Saturday July 25th, 2015

Mayapple Press Authors and Books for 2015 NYC Poetry Festival

Mayapple Press is please to present four of our authors on The White Horse Stage of The New York City Poetry Festival. We are on at 12 noon on Saturday July 25th. The Festival is an all ages event and takes place on Saturday the 25th and Sunday the 26th in the NYC urban oasis, Governors Island. Ferries to the island from Manhattan and Brooklyn are FREE!

Each author will read from works new and old, know and unknown. We’ll also be on hand to sell books.

…….    Read more about Mayapple Press at The NYC Poetry Festival – Governors Island – Saturday July 25th, 2015

Mayapple author Kita Shantiris tours the East Coast – June 11th to 20th -Albany, Woodstock, NYC, Brooklyn, Philly

Kita Shantiris, author of "What Snakes Want"
Kita Shantiris, author of What Snakes Want, will be appearing in several cities on the East Coast in June.

The first event is in Slingerlands/Albany on Friday June 12th. Kita will appear along with Deboarah Poe at the amazing Pine Hollow Arboretum. The reading is part of the Poets of Earth, Water, Tree and Sky series
This is also an Open Mic for poets and writers. All welcome! Readings start at 6:30 p.m. at Pine Hollow Arboretum Visitor Center, 16 Maple Avenue, Slingerlands, New York 12159. Please park on the lawn. the event is sponsored by Rootdrinker Institute, Hudson Valley Writers Guild and the Delmar Writers Group.

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Saturday June 13th Kita will appear at Bowery Poetry’s Gardens, Snakes and Songs event. This is a matinee! Readings start at 12:30 PM at Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC 10012. Tickets are $10 (suggested donation)

Kelly Fordon will read from her novel-in-stories, Garden for the Blind,

…….    Read more about Mayapple author Kita Shantiris tours the East Coast – June 11th to 20th -Albany, Woodstock, NYC, Brooklyn, Philly

Mayapple author Jeannine Hall Gailey “officially” launches “The Robot Scientist’s Daughter” today!

Jeanine Hall Gailey - Author of "The Robot Scientist's Daugther"



The Robot Scientist’s Daughter
has been available for a little while but now it’s time for the book’s “official” launch in Jeannine’s home town, Seattle.

The event is this evening, April 16 at 7 PM at the Jack Straw Cultural Center.

The full address is: 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105 (Map)

Please come by and say hello to Jeannine. She’ll be happy to sign your copy of the book. If you don’t already have your copy, she’ll happily sell you one.

The Robot Scientist’s Daughter is getting a lot of praise from reviewers. Come and hear why.

Kelli Russell Agodon will be the opening reader.

http://www.jackstraw.org/programs/writers/WritersForum/index.html#events

This reading is sponsored by Poets & Writers and Jack Straw Productions.

Mayapple author Susana H. Case to read – NYC – Monday, March 30th, 2015

Susana Case - 4 Rms w Vu - Front Cover

Susana H. Case, author of 4 Rms w Vu, will read at the The English Speaking Union of New York Poetry Circle on Monday, March 30th, 2015

Susana will be joined by Rosalie Calabrese and Margaret McCarthy.

The event starts at 6:30pm and will take place at The English Speaking Union of New York, 144 East 39th Street, New York NY 10016

Susana’s website is: http://iris.nyit.edu/~shcase/

The ESUUS New York is at https://www.esuus.org/newyork/

Author Name: Susana H. Case
Mayapple Book name: 4 Rms w Vu
Event name: Poetry Circle
Date: March 30, 2015
Starting time of event (time): 6:30 PM
Address: The English Speaking Union of New York, 144 East 39th Street, New York NY 10016
Author’s Website: http://iris.nyit.edu/~shcase/
Names of other people participating in the event:
Rosalie Calabrese and Margaret McCarthy

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Mayapple author Don Cellini to appear at Flannery O’Connor’s 90th Birthday Parade and Local Author Day – Savannah, GA – Sunday March 29th 2015


Don Cellini, author of Candidates for Sainthood and Other Sinners and Translate Into English, will appear in Savannah, Georgia on Sunday March 29th, 2015.

The event is a celebration of Flannery O’Connor’s 90th birthday and many authors local to the area will participate.

The event takes place in Lafayette Square. Lafayette is one of the most celebrated of Savannah’s many beautiful and renowned squares. It is the site of The Hamilton-Turner House, the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, the Low-Colonial Dames House and the childhood home of author Flannery O’Connor.

More details from the Flannery O’Connor Home and The Book Lady Bookstore

Event Name: Flannery O’Connor’s 90th birthday / Local Author Day, Savannah, GA
Date: March 29, 2015
Time: 1:00
Street Address: Lafayette Square between the Cathedral and Flannery’s childhood home
City: Savannah, Georgia
Zip code: 31401
Author’s website: www.doncellini.com

Mayapple author Jeannine Hall Gailey to read – March 15th, Bainbridge Island, WA



Jeannine Hall Gailey, author of