Newtonville Books
Featured Poet
10 Langley Road
Newton, MA

Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 – 7 p.m.


Worcester Storytellers
Featured Poet
Annie’s Book Stop
65 James Street, Worcester, MA

Friday, April 28, 2017 – 7 p.m.

Seven Bridge Writers’ Collaborative Featured Poetry Reading
Thayer Memorial Public Library
Lancaster, MA

Monday, April 25, 2016 ~ 6:30 p.m.


Mass Poetry Student Day of Poetry
Featured Workshop Leader
“The Bridge Between Two Things”
UMass Boston

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Heart Aroused, The Heartwell Institute
Worcester, MA
December 20, 2105
This event celebrates the Winter Solstice. Join us in an evening of poetry, music and mindfulness. Featuring poetry by Karen Elizabeth Sharpe, John Gaumond, and Judith Ferrara
Music by Jagan Nath Khalsa, mystical violinist and Alesia Tringale, voice.


Mass Poetry Western Mass Regional Student Day of Poetry
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Friday, December 18, 2015
Workshop: Social Justice, Tragedy and the Poet as Witness

Mass Poetry Central Mass Regional Student Day of Poetry
Worcester State University, Worcester, MA

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Workshop: Social Justice, Tragedy and the Poet as Witness

Marge Piercy Juried Poetry Intensive Group Reading

Wellfleet Public Library
55 West Main Street
Wellfleet, MA 02667
508 349 0310

For the past six years Marge Piercy has chosen twelve poets from around the world to come to Wellfleet on Cape Cod to study with her in an intensive week-long poetry workshop. The poets who have worked with her have not only brought their craft to a new level as a result of this workshop but have gone on to publish their work with renewed confidence and surprising results. An important facet of the art of poetry is performance and a much anticipated aspect of the workshop is this one night when all the poets perform with Marge. Free and open to the public, it has become a popular annual event, drawing a sizable audience from around Cape Cod.


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Featured Reader

Featured Poet at the Thirsty Lab, Princeton, MA, 7 to 9 p.m. 206 Worcester Road Princeton, MA. 978•464•0600

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Worcester Poetry PopUP 

Featured Reader at the Worcester Poetry PopUP

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Worcester City Hall
Levi Lincoln Room 3rd Floor
455 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Google Maps – MapQuest

Join City Manager, Ed Augustus, and a diverse group of Worcester Poets presenting original and loved poems. OPEN MIC SPOTS AVAILABLE!
6-6:30 Sign up for open mic- 3 MINUTES MAX and refreshments
6:30 -8PM: Poets Share
Light refreshments served. Parking at the Worcester Public Library on nearby lots

Cost: FREE

Friday, May 1, 2015

Social Justice, Tragedy and the Poet as Witness

Mass Poetry Festival, Salem Ma, Student Day Workshop, 9:40 to 10:40 a.m.

Facebook. Snapchat. Twitter. Instagram. Personal blogs. News blogs. Food blogs. Live streaming. Youtube. Cable. Email. What is the role of the poet in today’s smorgasboard of media and information where the injustices and wrongdoings of humanity are often overshadowed by the endless stream of celebrity and personal news? Can we – and should we — tune out the distractions and bear witness to our personal and societal aggressions and tragedies for the greater good? This workshop will begin with a discussion on the role of the poet as witness. Sample poems will be shared and discussed and students will write from a selection of related prompts.

Hawthorne Pickman Room

February 7, 2015

The HeART of the Matter: Writing and Art as a Spiritual Practice

Held at the beautiful Heartwell Institute on Pleasant Street in Worcester, MA, join me with Lauren Rutten of Milkhouse Artists & Writers for a day of exploration, creativity and delight.

The act of making art can be a spiritual practice, drawing deeply on what matters most in our lives.

In this hands-on workshop, we will be using free-writing, visual journaling, and book-making to delve into the interior spaces of the stories we carry. We will experiment with ways to express our creativity by using a wide range of art materials.

Artists and writers of all levels, including those who don’t identify as artists or writers, are welcome to come play and enjoy the pleasure of making.

Bring a brown bag lunch and your creativity. Enrollment is limited to 15 participants. $125 includes the cost of materials.

Co-Facilitated by Lauren Rutten and Karen Elizabeth Sharpe

Register online here: http://www.heartwellinstitute.com/event-list/the-heart-of-the-matter-writing-and-art-as-a-spiritual-practice/




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