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March 2020

Reuben Jackson to Read at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore [CANCELED]

March 18, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Enoch Pratt Library, 400 Cathedral St
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States

Reuben Jackson is to read at the Enoch Pratt Free Library Central Branch in Baltimore, MD. He will be joined by poet, Brian Gilmore.

This event is canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak

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Elizabeth Hazen to Moderate a Panel of Female Poets at City Lit Festival [CANCELED]

March 21, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Enoch Pratt Library, 400 Cathedral St
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States

The panel will feature poets Marwa Helal, Dora Malech, Nia June, Cynthia Manick, Burgi Zenhaeusern (CityLit Press’ 2019 Harriss Poetry Prize winner), and Madhuri Pavamani as a special tribute to the Year of the Woman.

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April 2020

Elizabeth Hazen and Steven Leyva

Elizabeth Hazen to Read at The Ivy w/ Steven Leyva [CANCELED]

April 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
The Ivy Bookshop, 6080 Falls Rd.
Baltimore, Maryland 21209

Elizabeth Hazen will read from her newest collection, Girls Like Us, at the famous Ivy Bookshop. The incomparable Steven Leyva will join her.

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Linda Watanabe McFerrin to Host a Virtual Seminar “The Shape of Memoir”

April 24, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

This teleseminar is free and open to all

Sign up here: https://namw.org/2020/04/april-2020-member-teleseminar-presenter/

Description from the site:

From literary to commercial; from personal to political to historical to celebrity; from journalistic to fictionalized; from essays to articles to poetry to books—your memoir can take many shapes.

Finding the form most suitable to your particular story, style, and voice is essential in assuring that you and your readers will be happy with the results. Clarifying why you are writing, how to keep writing and what final form(s) you’d find satisfying are key to your success in completing and sharing your memoir.

In reviewing your many options, you’ll discover some of the questions you need to be asking yourself about your memoir project—questions that will help you solve for the answers you need to abolish obstacles and take yourself—and your readers—on a unique and exciting journey.

In the session we’ll talk about:

  • Determining the shape of your memoir
  • Advantages and disadvantages of various forms
  • Abolishing obstacles
  • Finding the joy in your project
  • Knowing when and how to let go
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Reuben Jackson, Elizabeth Hazen, and More Read at Kensington Day of the Book [CANCELED]

April 26, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kensington Day of the Book, 3751-3799 Howard Ave
Kensington, Maryland 20895

With Reuben Jackson and Nancy Naomi Carlson cast as the masters of ceremonies, and with readings by Elizabeth Hazen, Doritt Carroll, Robert L. Giron, and more, the Kensington Day of the Book Festival 2020 is not to be missed.

This event is canceled or suspended. 

From their website:

“The title of the late poet/critic Kenneth Koch’s essay on the work of Frank O’Hara — “All the Imagination Can Hold” — is also a perfect description of the poetry to be featured at this year’s annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival.  Free verse, metered ruminations, youthful and seasoned voices… bring your imagination…your family…your friends… They will thank you!”


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May 2020

Rose Solari and Richard Peabody at the 2020 Washington Writer’s Conference [CANCELED]

May 9, 2020
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel, 5701 Marinelli Road,
North Bethesda, MD 20852 United States

Poet, author, small press operator, Rose Solari will be participating in a publishing panel at the 2020 Washington Writer’s Conference. The panel’s title is “Hybrid, Small, Big, What Publisher is Right For You?” Solari will be joined by representatives from Mascot Books (hybrid publisher), Apprentice House (student-run publisher out of Loyola University) and Strange Violins (micro publisher).

Cancellation Announcement: HERE

More info HERE

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Rose Solari to Read at the Virtual “Noir at the Bar”

May 15, 2020 @ 8:00 pm

“D.C.’s Noir at the Bar reading series is going virtual, in support of the area’s independent bookstores!

Readers will have a chance to connect with DMV crime fiction writers and support the local bookstores they love. Each Friday night, eight to ten writers will read from their work, via the web site Crowdcast, and viewers will be encouraged to buy books from beloved DMV institutions like One More Page, Politics and Prose, Kramerbooks, Loyalty Books, and more.

And, as a special treat, we’ll have noir-themed songs from local jazz sensation Sara Jones, and local mixologist Chantal Tseng will craft custom cocktails for viewers to make at home, based on one of the books.” – E.A. Aymar (Host)


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Reuben Jackson, Elizabeth Hazen, and Rose Solari at the Gaithersburg Book Festival [CANCELED]

May 16, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Gaithersburg Book Festival, 506 S Frederick Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877 United States

Come enjoy Gaithersburg’s annual book festival with ASP’s Reuben Jackson, Elizabeth Hazen, and Rose Solari who will read from their respective works.

From GBF’s website

“Since its inception in 2010, the Festival has quickly become one of the nation’s top literary events, attracting hundreds of award-winning and best-selling authors, poets and songwriters from across the country to its beautiful park setting.

The event was conceived and introduced by Gaithersburg Mayor (then council member) Jud Ashman, with the support of the Mayor and City Council and the Cultural Arts Advisory Committee. The Festival is produced by a core committee comprised of city staff and a dedicated group of volunteers who donate their time and talent.

Funded in part by generous sponsors and supported by the City of Gaithersburg, the Festival offers programming for all ages, is free to attend and is open to everyone.”

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June 2020

Elizabeth Hazen to Read at Gettysburg’s Ragged Edge Coffee House

June 5, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Ragged Edge Coffee House, 110 Chambersburg St.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325

Elizabeth Hazen will read from her new collection, Girls Like Us, at Ragged Edge Coffee House in Gettysburg, PA.

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[Virtual Reading] Elizabeth Hazen Reads at The Ragged Edge

June 5, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Elizabeth Hazen will be reading from her new book Girls Like Us at the [virtual] Ragged Edge Coffee Shop.

From RE:

Please join us for the First Friday poetry reading on June 5, 2020 at 7 PM.

As we did in May, we will be holding the poetry reading on Zoom. See below at the end of this email for the Zoom linking information.

Zoom link information
Meeting ID: 974-688-30619
Join URL: https://zoom.us/j/97468830619?pwd=bDZRaHV0TkV2QmZweXdHOTB0RXlydz09
Meeting password: poetry

We will have an open mic for the first part of the reading and then our featured reader, Elizabeth Hazen. To be included in the open mic simply tell us in the chat that you wish to read. We will start with one poem each and see how the time goes.

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Elizabeth Hazen to Read as Part of Smartish Place’s HOT L Poets Series

June 14, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Bird in Hand, 11 E 33rd St
Baltimore, Maryland 21218

The HOT L Poets Series is a reading series presented by Smartish Pace magazine and Baltimore Poets Theater. Readings are held on the second Sunday of the month at Bird in Hand, Baltimore, and feature two or three poets along with an open mic.

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August 2020

Reuben Jackson Reads as Part of Evil Grin + Open Mic [Virtual Reading]

August 2, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Reuben Jackson and Meg Eden will be reading as part of the Evil Grin Poetry Series. An open mic will follow. All over Zoom.

Zoom meeting info:

Scattered Clouds: https://alansquirepublishing.com/bookstore/scattered-clouds/
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Reuben Jackson to Launch Bookstock Virtual Reading Series

August 7, 2020 @ 12:00 am

Poet Reuben Jackson will launch the new Bookstock virtual poetry series with a 45min presentation and reading of his seminal work Scattered Clouds.

Mark your calendar for Thursday, September 17th @ 7pm ET


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Reuben Jackson to Read at Don Krieger’s “Poets vs The Pandemic” [Virtual Reading]

August 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Reuben will read alongside Don Krieger and a number of poets in this virtual reading sponsored by Word Works and Cafe Muse. The event is totally free.

sign up here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/don-krieger

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Elizabeth Hazen and Lesley Wheeler

Elizabeth Hazen to read at New Dominion w/Lesley Wheeler

August 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
New Dominion Bookshop, 404 East Main St.
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902

Elizabeth Hazen will read from her new collection of poems, Girls Like Us, at New Dominion Bookshop in Charlottesville, VA. She will be joined by the amazing poet and scholar, Lesley Wheeler.

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