I’ve the honor of being guest poet tomorrow…

Hope Street Book Cover

…at the release event for the poetry collection HOPE STREET: Nine New England Poets on Love and Loss! The event takes place tomorrow, Sunday, September 21, 2014, at 3 p.m. at Symposium Books in East Greenwich, RI.

The afternoon will feature readings and a reception with an Open Mic, and I’ll have the pleasure of reading a couple of my own poems before introducing the nine RI Poetry Loft poets whose work appears in this collection: Nancy E. Brown, James Cronin, Michael Crowley, Diane Dolphin, Joan Fishbein, Karen Haskell, Maureen Lapre, Beatrice Lazarus, and Sandra Moran.

For more information, visit http://symposiumbooks.com/or call 401-886-1600. If you’d like to check out the book, visit http://mainstreetrag.com/bookstore/product/hope-street/

For your convenience, the flyer is below. Hope to see you all there!

9 flyer HOPE STREET

Come to Bridgefest this Tuesday!

I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be reading some new poetry (yes! Stuff making its public debut!) at BRIDGEFEST this Tuesday, July 29, as the event presents MUSIC TO MY EARS by Ocean State Poets in Jamestown.

Joining me will be poets Ira Schaeffer,  Dave Dragone,  Victoria DuBois, Kathy Kroener, Diana Cole, Margie Flanders, Juliana Anderson, Bill Carpenter, Larry Krips, Carol Anderheggen, and Brian Callahan.

Don’t miss this evening of poetry and music…make it a Time-Out-for-You Tuesday, if you will! The event runs from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Jamestown Central Church, 99 Narragansett Street, Jamestown, RI.

Hope to see you there! For more information about Bridgefest and to get downloadable schedules, visit here: http://newportbridgefest.com/.

 

 

 

Photos from the MEET THE AUTHOR event!

The Meet the Author event at the Davisville Free Library in North Kingstown on Saturday, May 10, was a success! I enjoyed reading from THESE ONYX HOURS and seeing friends new and old — some of whom shared in the open mic, which followed.

Special thanks to the Origami Poems Project, who presented the event with the library, and Lynne for the photos and the collage. If you want to keep up to date with the Origami Poems Project, you can visit their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/OrigamiPoemsProject Enjoy!

The audience Davisville Free Library

The audience, and a really nice display of THESE ONYX HOURS and chapbooks to the left.

Poet Heather Sullivan reads from These Onyx Hours.

Me, reading.

Collage of poet Heather Sullivan

The neat collage of photos from the day I mentioned earlier.

Poet Daria Smith

Poet Daria Smith shares her work at the Open Mic.

Poet Donna Freeman

Poet Donna Freeman shares her work at the Open Mic.

Poet Larry Krips

Poet Larry Krips shares his work at the Open Mic.

 

 

Don’t miss these events May 16 & 17!

If you have a moment this weekend, I’ll be presenting at these events. Stop by, say hello, and hear some great poetry by many Rhode Island poets! Hope to see you there!

“Telling Our Stories” Autobiography Night for The Arts Advisory of the East Bay Met School

Friday, May 162014 ~ 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Barnes & Noble Bookstore ~ Middletown Village, 1311 W Main Rd, Middletown, RI

Participating writers: Kim Baker, Phil Goldman, Heather Sullivan,  Larry Krips & Lynnie Gobeille

More information: http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/store/2160

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Poetry and Art ~ A Celebration of the Bristol Art Museum’s 50th YEAR

Saturday, May 17, 2014  ~ 3 pm.

Bristol Art Museum, 10 Wardwell Street, Bristol, RI

A Poetry Reading by Rhode Island Poets Kim Baker, Bill Carpenter, Nancy Jasper, John Kotula, Heather Sullivan, Katherine Kroener, Kara Provost, Alexandra van de Kamp & Lynnie Gobeille

More information: www.bristolartmuseum.org401 253-4400

Ocean State Poets’ “Words into Poetry” featured in THE BAY

I’m excited to announce that Ocean State Poets — which holds a “Words into Poetry” session the second Saturday of every month at 3 p.m. at the Middletown Library and features an open mic — has gotten a nice little write-up in The Bay. Just follow the link below to read it.

http://thebaymagazine.com/stories/Ocean-State-Poets-Middletown-poetry-The-Bay,11379

Reading at Jamestown Arts Festival this Saturday

I’ll be reading at Jamestown Arts Center’s Arts Festival (and 12-hour creation marathon) this Saturday, January 18, at 3:30 p.m. The event does run all day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Stop by!

The center is located at 18 Valley Road in Jamestown. For more information, visit http://www.jamestownartcenter.org/events1.html#artmarathon. Hope to see you!

Reading Monday, December 9, with Ocean State Poets!

I’ll be reading Monday, December 9, with the Ocean State Poets at the Newport Public Library at 300 Spring Street in Newport. The event begins at 7 p.m. Take a break from your holiday craziness and come enjoy some poetic downtime.

For more information, visit http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=NEWPORT

Pix from Monday Night’s Newport Library Reading

I was a guest of RI Poet Laureate Emeritus Tom Chandler this past Monday, November 18, at the Newport Public Library. The reading is part of their Poet Laureate Series. To find out more about their upcoming events and monthly poetry readings, visit the library’s calendar at http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=NEWPORT.

RI Poet Laureate Emeritus Tom Chandler reads his work at the Newport Public Library monthly poetry reading. Photo by Melissa Martin Ellis.

RI Poet Laureate Emeritus Tom Chandler reads his work at the Newport Public Library monthly poetry reading. Photo by Melissa Martin Ellis.

Reading at Newport Public Library's monthly poetry reading Monday night. I was the guest of RI Poet Laureate Emeritus Tom Chandler, and shared some pieces from THESE ONYX HOURS, my poetry collection coming in March, 2014 from Finishing Line Press. Photo by Melissa Martin Ellis.

Reading at Newport Public Library’s monthly poetry reading Monday night. I was the guest of RI Poet Laureate Emeritus Tom Chandler, and shared some pieces from THESE ONYX HOURS, my poetry collection coming in March, 2014 from Finishing Line Press. Photo by Melissa Martin Ellis.