Hope & Gratitude was a great success!

Thanks to all who came out to enjoy the Hope & Gratitude Poetry Reading at the Portsmouth Arts Guild on June 3!



From left, Mo Mancini, storyteller; Carol Anderheggen, author of Writing Down Cancer; Dave Dragone, founding editor of Crosswinds Poetry Journal; Joselyn Feliciano,  publisher of A Little Magazine; Sara Dager, and Lynnie Gobeille, founding member of Ocean State Poets. I’m seated in front.



Revel in Hope & Gratitude with me this Saturday, June 3 at Portsmouth Arts Guild!

Join me and local poets this Saturday, June 3, at the Portsmouth Arts Guild for a special Hope & Gratitude Poetry Reading!

The event takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Guild Gallery at 2679 East Main Road in Portsmouth. Eight local poets will be reading from our works, at least three from recently published collections. We’ll all have our works on hand for sale and signing; refreshments will be served.

This event is open to the public and a suggested donation is only $5.00.

The list of confirmed readers is below. I hope you’ll come join us!

Carol Anderheggen,  of Portsmouth, the author of Born Child and Writing Down Cancer

Sara Dager of Bristol

Dave Dragone, founding editor of Crosswinds Poetry Journal and author of Temperament

Joselyn Feliciano, of New Bedford, publisher of A Little Magazine

Lynnie Gobeille, author of Life not quite Understood and a co-founder of the world-wide Origami Poetry Project

Mo Mancini, storyteller

Heather Sullivan, of Portsmouth, founding member of Ocean State Poets and author of These Onyx Hours

For more information and to check out the guild’s other events, visit http://www.portsmoutharts.org/upcoming-events/

Surviving Through Poetry Event a success…read coverage here!

Writing Down Art

November 8’s Writing Down Cancer, Surviving Through Poetry event at the Redwood Library was a success, and the Newport Daily News‘ Joe Baker wrote all about it.

At the even, Carol Anderheggen presented work from her new book, Writing down Cancer, a journey of dreams and nightmares; her reading was accompanied by fellow poet David Dragone on violin. I also read a couple of my pieces.

To read Baker’s article in the Newport Daily News, click on the PDF (which you can also print out if you prefer to hold paper in your hands) here: Baker Article on Redwood Reading


Mark your calendars! Surviving Through Poetry Event Nov 8

Writing Down Art

Writing Down Art

I’ll be emceeing (and reading some poetry) Sunday, November 8, when Carol Anderheggen presents work from her new book, Writing down Cancer, a journey of dreams and nightmares.

Carol’s reading will be accompanied by fellow poet David Dragone on violin.

The event will take place from 2:30 – 3:30 pm at the Redwood Library & Athenaeum at 50 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI. For more information, visit http://www.redwoodlibrary.org/programs/2015/10/07/writing-down-cancer-surviving-through-poetry or call 401-847-0292.

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/.