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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

What Snakes Want – Kita Shantiris

Kita Shantiris - What Snakes Want - front cover

Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 78 pages
2015, ISBN: 978-1-936419-51-7 $15.95 + S&H

Note: You don’t have to have a PayPal account in order to use the PayPal button, just a credit card.

What Snakes Want is also available on Kindle


Slyly sexual, intense and funny, in What Snakes Want Kita Shantiris strips secrets of their power by telling them. Running away and returning, burying and unearthing, she—and a cast that includes abused siblings, desperate spinsters, and an army medic—struggle to escape their shadows. Throughout, Shantiris’ startling use of language animates her portraits.

A psychologist who runs a non-profit mental health

…….    Read more about What Snakes Want – Kita Shantiris

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 Press author Jessica Goodfellow reads for you (on video)


Jessica Goodfellow, author of Mendeleev’s Mandala contributes two poems from the book to the UCSD Library blog’s National Poetry Month virtual reading series

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

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

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



Jeannine Hall Gailey, author of

Mayapple Author Susana H. Case reads in NYC – Thursday 22nd January

Susana H Case - Author of 4 rms w Vu

Susana H. Case, author of 4 Rms w Vu, will read at the Vica Miller Poetry Salon event The Art of Rage on Thursday January 22nd.

Susana will be joined by Saeed Jones, Jayson Smith and Adam Faulkner.

The event starts at 6:30pm and will take place at Susan Eley Fine Art, 46 W.90 St, New York City NY 10028

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

The event page is: http://www.vicamillersalons.com/news-61

Mayapple Press author Lorraine Schein to read – New York – Thursday December 4th, 2014

The Futurist’s Mistress – Lorraine Schein

* P r o s e P r o s *
hosted by Elinor Nauen & Martha King Our 8th season!

Thursday, December 4, 2014, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. (starts on time!)

Ron Kolm & Lorraine Schein

at the

SideWalk Café, 94 Avenue A at 6th Street, NYC (Map)

Telephone: 212-473-7373
Subway: F to Second Avenue (exit at First Avenue)

Lorraine Schein’s science fiction, fantasy stories, and humor have appeared in Gargoyle, Space & Time, and Mad Scientist Journal, the anthologies Wreckage of Reason, Alice Redux, and in the forthcoming Gigantic Worlds and Aphrodite Terra. The Futurist’s Mistress, her poetry book, is available from mayapplepress.com.

You can tell she’s one. She comes from another planet. Where eyes are clairvoyances, mouths are vortexes of voices. Where it is always night. Where one whirls, not walks; implodes, not talks.
She got here by illegally crossing the borders between hypnogogic sleep and subliminal waking

…….    Read more about Mayapple Press author Lorraine Schein to read – New York – Thursday December 4th, 2014

Mayapple author Jessica Goodfellow to read – Kobe, Japan, December 7th

Mendeleev’s Mandala by Jessica Goodfellow (not final artwork)


In February of 2015, Mayapple Press will publish “Mendeleev’s Mandala”, by Jessica Goodfellow. You can hear some of the poems in this new work and many others at a reading in Kobe on December 7th. Jessica will be joined by three other writers and a musical guest at the inaugural “Authors Live!” event at Bar Iznt in Kobe.

Author Name: Jessica Goodfellow
Mayapple book: Mendeleev’s Mandala (to be published February 2015)
Event name: Authors Live! Inaugural Event
Date: December 7, 2014
Starting time of event : 5:00 pm
Street address – Bar Iznt, Sannomiya, Kobe 6500003 Japan
Author Website – http://www.jessicagoodfellow.com/news.html
Also Participating: Jared Angel, Suzanne Kamata, Susan Laura Sullivan, Steve Muller

Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/335174283330790/

Venue information:
International Experience Bar iznt(バー イズント)
M:2nd.bldg. 4F

…….    Read more about Mayapple author Jessica Goodfellow to read – Kobe, Japan, December 7th