Sarah Hayes's blog
Steve Tomasko, author of and no spiders were harmed, will be reading at the Madtown Poetry Open Mic at Mother Fool's Coffee House in Madison, WI. Reading starts at 8:00 pm.
Mother Fool's Coffee House
1101 Williamson Street
Madison WI 53703
Kathleen Kirk, author of ABCs of Women's Work, will be a featured reader at Lagoons Sessions on Friday, May 20, 2016.
Uptown Arts Center
941 W Lawrence
Check out the Lagoons Editions website for more information.
Elinor Cramer will be reading from her recent poetry chapbook, Mayflower, at the Cazenovia Public Library on Saturday, April 9 at 2:00 pm.
Cazenovia Public Library
100 Albany Street
Cazenovia NY 13035
More information can be found here.
Please join Red Bird Chapbooks at Artista Bottega for an evening of poetry and prose on Friday, March 25, 2016. The reading will begin at 7:00 pm and will feature authors and editors from the Red Bird team including Elizabeth Dingmann Schneider, Norita Dittberner-Jax, Sarah Hayes, Eric Hove, Josh Hegarty, Nicola Koh, Beth Mayer, Tami Mohamed-Brown, Stephanie Olson, and Nancy Yoder-Bidwell.
There will be live harp music performed by Brad Braund before and after the reading and we will have a drawing to give away a Red Bird broadside at the end of the evening.
937 7th Street West
Saint Paul MN 55102
Red Bird author Kurt Westley (Basho's Cormorant, 2013) will be at Half Price Books in Monroeville, PA on Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 1 to 3 pm signing copies of his collection Sleeping Bear.
Half Price Books
3757 William Penn Hwy.
Monroeville, Pennsylvania 15146
Please join Red Bird Chapbooks at Artista Bottega for an evening of poetry and prose Friday, February 26, 2016 beginning at 7:00 pm. This event will feature five local Red Bird authors – Louis Murphy, Matt Mareck, James C Henderson, Donna Isaac, and Paula Cisewski.
937 7th Street West
Saint Paul MN 55102
Louis Murphy’s “From Hand to Hurt to Held” is an aching lyric collection that takes the reader through a series of emotional peaks and troughs. The beauty Murphy offers in both language and image buoy the reader up to enjoy the sun as his candid, straightforward voice plunges the reader into the depths of grief and depression. This is a world where mothers build castles to protect their children, a world where the dead walk in radiance on tracks in the backcountry, and a world where we are constantly reaching for a moon that will never be within our reach.
Matt Mareck’s “The Nerd Factory” looks at comic books as art form and literature. Mareck considers the serious side of comic books with just enough humor to keep it fun. The collection includes an author vetted list of the best comic books – recommendations on what to read and which to collect.
James C Henderson's "Chasing Delight" is a reminder that each day, year, decade, life is made up of small, individual moments. These moments, these little interactions, have incredible power if we see them for the wonders they are. If we consider how each builds and adds to the sum of our whole, our happiness, our contentment, our lives. James writes of the moments of his life vividly, compassionately, and also with a wry sense of humor that reminds us not to take ourselves or our lives too seriously.
Donna Isaac’s “Holy Comforter” is a collection of poetry reflecting a childhood steeped in memories of growing up in Southern landscapes and the attendance of Catholic elementary schools. The collection weaves together small snapshots of people and places long gone with new‐found discoveries of spirituality.
Paula Cisewski's "Misplaced Sinister" is a collection of lyric prose that explores (among other things) family, relationships, handedness, language, history, and mythology. Paula's poetic sensibilities amplify the narrative ‐ her syntax, phrasing and image choices deftly working together.