Sunday, October 6, 2019, 2-5pm Unterberg Poetry Center, 92 St Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10128 Note: Limited Enrollment
When poetry is called word-painting, as it has been since Horace wrote, “as is painting, so is poetry,” the image is what drives the lines. From Elizabeth Bishop’s fish to Brenda Shaughnessy’s octopus, from William Carlos Williams’ plums to Langston Hughes’ festering raisin, from Pablo Neruda’s socks to A.E. Stallings’ wolves’ yellow eyes, what is often memorable about a poem is an image—and not necessarily a startling one. This Master Class considers the construction of images in poetry, from subjects to similes, and how the undertone of music in the line bolsters that image.
Master Class meets on Sunday, October 6, 2019.
Saturday, October 5, 2019. Workshop 10 am-noon. Reading 1 pm. 32 Church St., Patterson, NJ. poetrycenterpccc.com
Thursday, October 3, 2019, 6:30-7:45pm, Shakespeare and Company, 939 Lexington Avenue @ 68th St, NYC 10065.
“Writing Letters—But Not Sending Them: A Fresh Way of Arriving at Poetry”
A Panel on Letters Written and Not Sent, poems by William Louis-Dreyfus with Paula Deitz, Editor of the Hudson Review, and poets Phillis Levin, Molly Peacock and Ellen Rachlin.
Have you ever composed a letter or an email and then thought better of sending it out with a stamp or a click? Could that letter never sent become a poem? Is writing in such an epistolary way what Emily Dickinson meant when she said, “Tell it slant”? These and other questions of how—and to whom, if anyone—we address our most intimate poems will be considered as work from Letters Written and Not Sent (Red Hen Press, 2019) by William Louis-Dreyfus is read and discussed by a distinguished editor and three poets deeply familiar with this, his only book of poems, a collection he completed just before his death.
Reading and Workshop, April 25, 2019
Kansas City Public Library/ University of Missouri
10:30 AM-12:00 PM 90-Minute Craft Talk and Q&A with a writing component: Now or Never: Scare the Sonnet into Working for You! This event is open to the public.
6:30-7:30 PM Poetry Reading and Book Signing with Q&A: In the Attempt is the Success: A Poet’s Way of Life.
Both events at Kansas City Public Library, 14 West 10th Street, Kansas City, MO.
Panel: Why Are You So Scared? & Other Questions about Poetry, Medicine and Shocks of Mortality–a conversation with a poet-physician, a poet-patient, and the Mount Sinai Hospital poet-in-residence, Shane Neilson, Molly Peacock & Ronna Bloom, Moderated by Dr. Allan Peterkin. Tuesday, April 16, 2018 at 6pm with Reception to follow. Mount Sinai Hospital, 600 University Ave., Auditorium, 18th Floor, Toronto, ON M5G 1X5.
B.A.S.H. (BOLD ARTFUL STARS HAPPENING) Poetry Reading: Tea and Tarts Celebration of Women Artists Over 80. Women’s Art Association, Sunday, April 7, 2019 2-4:30pm, 23 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 1B2
Art Thing Celebrates Poetry Month with a Revival of The Shimmering Verge, Molly’s One-Woman Play in Poems, performed by Madeleine Brown. Directed by Karthy Chin.
Each evening a poet will give an opener reading before the show: including Anne Michaels, Michael Fraser, Doyali Islam, Lara Bozabalian, and others. Molly will be there to greet and comment each night except April 11.
Thursday-Saturday April 4, 5, 6, 2019; Thursday-Saturday, April 11, 12, 13, 2019
Studio Theatre Français, 21 College St, Toronto, ON M5G 2B3
Ticket information to come.
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 7- 9 pm. Neuronautic Institute: Three Strong Women. Reading with Amy M. Clark and Jane LeCroy (with Mitch Hampton). KGB Red Room (one floor above the Bar, a welcoming and sexy space). 5 East 4 St, NY, NY 10003. No cover. 2 drink minimum. redroomnyc.com/events
Tuesday, March 12, 2019, Noon—A Master Class Workshop: The Now or Never Sonnet
7 pm—Reading. Middletown, NY. sunyorange.edu
Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 8pm
Fine Arts Building Room 258
With book signing & reception
4400 Vestal Parkway East, Binghamton, NY 13902
Saturday, March 2, 2019. Workshop 10 am-noon. Reading 1 pm. 32 Church St., Patterson, NJ. poetrycenterpccc.com
Four Sundays: March 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019, 2-5 pm. 92 St Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10128
A Fete for Best Canadian Poetry with Molly Peacock, Anita Lahey, Hoa Nguyen, Amanda Jernigan, and Jim Nason. Please come to the party! We celebrate our first decade and changes to come. Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 6:30pm. 77 Carlton Street Event Centre, Toronto.
Due to our Moderator’s family emergency, “Why Are You So Scared? & Other questions about Poetry, Medicine and Shocks of Mortality” with Ronna Bloom, Shane Neilson, and Molly Peacock, Thursday, April 5 at 5pm IS CANCELLED. We hope to reschedule when we can.
Molly will read with Alicia Ostriker to celebrate a new anthology, John Donne and Contemporary Poetry (ed. Judith Herz) at Poets Out Loud. Wednesday, February 28, 7pm, 12th floor lounge, Lowenstein Hall, Fordham University, Lincoln Center campus, 113 West 60 Street, New York, NY 10023 (corner of Columbus and 60th Street, a block from Columbus Circle subway hub).
Molly will be reading along with Patricia Carlin, Devin Kelly, Meg Day, Erica Wright and R.A Villanueva at the winter edition of Couplet, a quarterly Poetry Reading Series & Social curated by Leah Umansky. February 10, 7:00pm. The Delancey (lower level), 168 Delancey St, New York, NY 1000.
Arts and Letter Club Night: As E. J. Pratt Honorary Member for Literature for 2017-18, Molly talks about creativity and the making of literature, reading from The Analyst, Alphabetique and The Paper Garden. Arts and Letters Club, 14 Elm Street. Toronto, ON.
Composing the Language of Loss: A Panel with Readings. Featuring Molly Peacock, Elise Paschen, and Ellen Rachlin. Monday, October 23rd, 6:30 pm. Shakespeare & Co., 939 Lexington Avenue between 68th and 69th Streets. New York, NY 10065. To RSVP, please call 212-772-3400 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Finding Your Voice (Writers Sharing their Personal Journey) Binghamton Women’s Weekend Breakout Session
Moderator: Liz Rosenberg, PhD ’97, professor, English Department, Binghamton University with Bobbie Ann Mason ’66, author, Diana Abu-Jaber, PhD ’96, author, Molly Peacock ’69, poet, essayist, biographer. Oct 21, Convene, 730 Third Avenue, New York, NY.
Molly will be reading at Erie County College North Auditorium, 6205 Main Street, Williamsville, NY on September 28 at 7pm.
Molly Peacock reads in New York City at Bryant Park on June 13, 7:30om with Canadian poets Nyla Matuk, Jim Nason and Kilby Smith-McGregor.
Molly will be the Poet Laureate at the West Chester Poetry Conference in West Chester, PA. She will be part of the “Molly Peacock, an Appreciation” panel on June 7 (2:45 pm), chaired by Annie Finch. Molly will also be holding “The Ekphrastic Muse” workshop on June 8-10, 1-3pm. Visit the conference site here.
Molly will be holding “The Little Lyric” workshop at the Poetry by the Sea Conference at Long Island Sound on May, 26 2017, 10-11:30 am. Visit the conference site here. Please note that the workshop is currently filled up.
The pungency of the brief remark is the subject of our workshop on the little lyric. We will be reading and writing little lyrics, deciphering the mysteries of small poems, then trying to make the power of the brief poem our own as we consider short works by Sappho, Basho, Hardy, Dickinson, Crapsey, Williams, Creeley, Szymborska, Ammons, Menashe, Neidecker and others. As we roam from the ancient to the contemporary, from Asia to Eastern Europe to North America, we will consider the forms of prosodic brevity from the triplet to the triolet, the haiku to the cinquain. This is a class for all levels and any experience with poetry.
Molly reads with Leslea Newman and Dale Matthews at Broadside Bookshop, 247 Main Street, Northampton, MA 01060, at 7pm.
Molly reads with Terry Griggs at Attic Books, 240 Dundas St., London, ON N6A 1H3, at 7pm.
Molly is part of the splendid Type Book‘s Authors for Indies Day lineup between 10am and 12pm. She’s pitching three fabulous books, Alexandra Oliver’s Let the Empire Down from Biblioasis, Anita Lahey’s The Mystery Shopping Cart from Palimpsest Press, and Best Canadian Poetry 2016 from Tightrope Books. She’ll also be signing copies of her new book of poems, The Analyst. Type Books, 883 Queen West, Toronto.
Molly will be one of the Biblioasis’ representatives at The Toronto Public Library’s Biblio Bash fundraiser dinner.
Molly will be one of 8 inductees into the Kenmore East High School Performing Arts Hall of Fame on April 21, 7pm, 350 Fries Road, Tonawanda, NY. More details in the local Ken-Ton Bee newspaper.
The “Poetry 401 Tour” continues in Windsor. Molly Peacock, Noah Wareness and Patricia Young read at Biblioasis on April 13. Doors open at 6:30 pm, reading at 7:00pm. 1520 Wyandotte St E, Windsor, ON N9A 3L2.
Molly reads with Noah Wareness and Patricia Young for the Hamilton stop of Biblioasis’ “401 Poetry Tour” at Epic Books, April 12, 7pm, 226 Locke St S Hamilton, ON.