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Mayapple Press author Jeannine Hall Gailey reads – May 13th. – Seattle WA

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


Jeannine Hall Gailey, author of The Robot Scientist’s Daughter, will read on Wednesday May 13th in Seattle. The event is part of the Beacon Bards Series, sponsored by Beacon Arts.

What: Beacon Bards Reading
Who: Jeannine Hall Gailey (author of “The Robot Scientist’s Daughter”)
Date: May 13th 2015
When 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: The Station, 2533 16th Ave., South Seattle, WA 98144 USA
Cost: Free

Jeannine will be joined at the reading by Nance van Winckel

Beacon Arts sponsors Beacon Bards, a monthly poetry reading series featuring talented local poets. Readings begin at 7 p.m. at The Station Coffee Shop, a cafe in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood, located at 2533 16th Avenue South, between Bayview and Lander Streets. There is no cover charge, so please enjoy a latte or a glass of wine (cash only) to support our generous hosts! For further information, contact Billie Swift, Beacon Bards Poetry Reading Series co-curator, at bswift@gmail.com

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Mayapple Press and One Wet Shoe at AWP 2015 – Exhibition and reading details

Mayapple Press logo - Publishing challenging and accessible literary books since 1978

Every year the book community gets together for the huge and important Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference. From the conference materials:

The AWP Conference & Bookfair is an essential annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers. Each year more than 12,000 attendees join our community for four days of insightful dialogue, networking, and unrivaled access to the organizations and opinion-makers that matter most in contemporary literature.

This year, as in past years, Mayapple Press will be at the Conference and sharing a table with our friends at One Wet Shoe. We’ll be in the Exhibition Hall at Booth 1237 (right in front of the AWP Stage), come by and say hi! The table will be staffed by authors and editors and we’ll be happy to see you and talk poetry. We’ll also have books for sale, of course. We take credit cards, so don’t be shy.

During the Conference there are many readings both on-site and off. This year Mayapple Press authors

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Mayapple Author Victoria Fish to read – Harvard, MA – Saturday October 11, 2014

Victoria Fish - Author of "A Brief Moment of Weightlessness"


Victoria Fish – Author of “A Brief Moment of Weightlessness”

Victoria Fish, author of A Brief Moment of Weightlessness will participate in the next innK event on Saturday October 11th. The theme for this event is “Extreme Uncertainties; Balancing in the Abyss”. Victoria will be joined by three other interesting writers. BYOB! Harvard, MA is a small town in East-Central Massachusetts, about 25 miles northwest of Boston.

Mayapple author name: Victoria Fish
Mayapple book title: A Brief Moment of Weightlessness
What: innK “Extreme Uncertainties; Balancing in the Abyss”
When: Saturday October 11, 2014 – 7pm to 9pm
Where: Center On the Common 7 Fairbanks Street, Harvard MA (Map
Other readers: Lauren Slater, Andre Dubus III, and Rachel Markels Webber

The event is free, but you should reserve your place via the Eventbrite link at http://inkk.me/inkk-me/

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Mayapple author Susana H. Case to read Saturday September 13th, 2014 – Washington DC

Author Name – Susana H. Case
Mayapple Book Title(s) – 4 Rms w Vu
Date(s) of Event – 09/13/2014
Event time – 8 PM
Place Name – The Big Hunt
Address – 1345 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC (Map)
Type of event: Reading
Other Event Participants – East Coast poets of District Lit
Notes – hosted in the Devil’s Kitchen downstairs
Event Website – http://districtlit.com/events

Other poets participating:
Frederick Pollack (VA)
MRB Chelko (NY)
Steve Mitchell (NC)
Brian Simoneau (CT)
Ricky Garni (NC)
Jill McDonough (NJ)
Peter Swanson (MA)
Melissa Reddish (MD)
RJ Gibson (WV)
Shelley Puhak (MD)

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Big Mayapple Press reading event at Poets House, NYC – Saturday August 30th, 2014

Mayapple Press is proud to partner with Poets House in presenting an afternoon of poets reading their works.

Date: Saturday September 30th, 2014
Time: 3:00pm
Venue: Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House, 20 River Terrace, NY 10282 (Map)

Featured Poets:

Booksale to

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Public Reading Schedule Announced – Woodstock Mayapple Writers’ Retreat – July 23 to 26, 2014

Woodstock mayapple Writers' Retreat - Public Reading 2012

Mayapple Writers’ Retreat in Woodstock Offers Free Public Readings

The third annual Mayapple Writers’ Retreat takes place at Byrdcliffe in Woodstock, NY from July 22 to 28, 2014 The program includes four public readings of poetry and prose by regional and national writers.

Schedule of Public Readings (free admission)

Wednesday, July 23, 7:30 pm at the Villetta Inn at Byrdcliffe (next to the Byrdcliffe Theater on Upper Byrdcliffe Road).
Readers: Judith Kerman, Wendy Taylor Carlisle, Rachel Coonce, Vincent Cooper,.

Thursday, July 24, at 7:30 pm at the Villetta Inn at Byrdcliffe.
Readers: Leslie Gerber, Jessica de Koninck, Nola Garrett, Patricia McMillen, Joyce Kessel

Friday, July 25, at 7:30 pm New World Home Cooking on Rt. 212, in the back room.
Readers: Roberta Gould, Shannon Frystak, Gary Leising, Diane Lockward.

Saturday, July 26, at 7:30 pm at the Villetta Inn at

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Mayapple Press author Susana H. Case to read in Sleepy Hollow, NY – Sunday August 3rd. 2014


Author Name: Susana H. Case
Mayapple Book Title: 4 Rms w Vu
Date of Event: 08/03/2014
Event time – 4:30 PM
Place Name – Hudson Valley Writers’ Center
Address – 300 Riverside Drive, Sleepy Hollow, NY
Type of event: Reading
Other Event Participants – Laura Madeline Wiseman, Margo Taft Stever, Estha Weiner, Mervyn Taylor, Jennifer Franklin, Peggy Ellsberg
Event Website – http://www.writerscenter.org/
Event Phone – (914) 332-5953

Mayapple author Susana H. Case to read – Brooklyn, NY – Wednesday Aug. 13, 2014

Susana H Case - Author of 4 rms w Vu


Name – Susana H. Case
Mayapple Book Title(s) – 4 Rms w Vu
Date(s) of Event – 08/13/2014
Event time – 7 PM
Place Name – Rekover Projects
Address – 77 Franklin St, Brooklyn, NY Map
Type of event: Reading
Other Event Participants – John Mortara and Amy Elizabeth Bishop
Geo location: 40.727226, -73.957268
Event Website – http://www.rekoverprojects.com/events/

Mayapple Press author Sarah Carson to read – Dollhouse Reading Series #33 – Chicago, IL – June 14th, 2014

Sarah Carson


Later this year (or perhaps early next year), Mayapple Press will publish “Buick City”, by Sarah Carson.

Sarah will be part of the Dollhouse Reading Series event this Saturday June 14th, 2014.

The event takes place at 2265 West Leland Ave, Chicago IL 60625 Map

Doors at 7:00 pm, readings at 7:30pm. Bring your own booze.

In addition to Sarah Carson, there will be readings from Carrie Olicia Adams, Joshua Young and Peter Davis

Sarah was born and raised in Michigan but now lives in Chicago. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in Columbia Poetry Review, Cream City Review, the Nashville Review, the New Orleans Review, and Whiskey Island, among others. She is the author of the books Poems in which You Die (BatCat Press). Sometimes she blogs at sarahamycarson.com

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Mayapple author Susana H. Case returns to the Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC – June 29th, 2014

Susana H. Case, author of 4 Rms w Vu, returns to the Cornelia Street Café on Sunday June 29th, 2014.

The reading starts at 6pm. Susana will be joined by Jim Tolan and Anthony DiMatteo. The event is titled “3 Poets In Search of Beauty”

The Cornelia Street Cafe is at 29 Cornelia Street, New York, NY 10014

Café website – corneliastreetcafe.com
Café phone – 212 989 9319