October 21 Toronto Best Canadian Poetry Launch

Join the Best Canadian Poetry Series editors at the Toronto International Festival of Authors for the launch of Best Canadian Poetry 2018. October 21, 2018, 5pm. Free.

Toronto October 11

October 11, 2018: Calling Mrs. Delany & Late Life Creativity Fans! Actor Madeleine Brown will interpret The Paper Garden and a bit of The Analyst as part of as part of Michelle Karch-Ackerman’s installation Bluebird Dress Factory at Campbell House Museum, 160 Queen St East, Toronto (at University/Osgoode Station). Pre-Show Bar Opens, 6:30pm, Performance 7-8pm.

April 24 Toronto Best Canadian Poetry Celebration

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.

Cancelled—April 5 Toronto, Mount Sinai Hospital

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.

March 24 Poets House NYC

Molly reads with Jill Bialosky and John Barr for Red Hen Press at Poets House, March 24, 5pm. Reception before at 4pm and after at 6pm. Poets House, 10 River Terrace, New York, NY 10282. ​Directions: By Subway: Take the 1, 2, 3, A or C lines to Chambers Street Station. Walk west along Chambers Street all the way to the end (Rockefeller Park, along the Hudson River). Turn left and walk along River Terrace two blocks — Poets House is at the corner of Murray and River Terrace.​ More details here.

February 28 John Donne Celebration with Molly Peacock and Alicia Ostriker at Fordham University

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).

February 10 Couplet Series NYC

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.

Feb 4-Mar 4 New York 92nd Street Y



November 28 Toronto Ben McNally Books

Molly reads with Robyn Sarah at the Biblioasis launch of Sarah’s Wherever We Mean to Be. November 28, 6pm, Ben McNally Books. 366 Bay St, Toronto.

November 20 Toronto Club Night

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.

November 2 Windsor ON

The Analyst at Windsor Literary Arts: A multi-arts feast. Featuring music by cellist Nadine Deleury, introduction by Jessica Sartori, an actor’s interpretation of a poem from The Analyst, and a painter’s interpretation of the book. Moderated by painter Lorraine Steele with a reading by Molly Peacock, Thursday, November 2, 2017, Windsor Literary Arts, 628 Monmouth Rd., Unit 6 (corner Wyandotte and Monmouth), Windsor, ON.

October 29 Toronto Best of the Best Canadian Poetry Launch

Please join Molly as she introduces the Tenth Anniversary Edition of the annual Canadian anthology. With readings and comments by anthology contributors Peter Chiykowski, George Elliott Clarke, Jacob McArthur Mooney, Cara-Lyn Morgan, A.F. Moritz, Elizabeth Ross, David Seymour, Bardia Sinaee, Karen Solie, Carmine Starnino, Priscila Uppal. Sunday, October 29, 2017, 5pm. International Festival of Authors, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West. Free. Please RSVP here.


October 23 New York City

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 events@shakeandco.com

Oct 21 New York City

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.


Sept 28 Williamsville NY

Molly will be reading at Erie County College North Auditorium, 6205 Main Street, Williamsville, NY on September 28 at 7pm.

July 29 Woodstock, VT

Molly will be appearing the 2017 Bookstock Literary Festival in Woodstock VT on July 29 at 1:00 pm. The full festival schedule is here.

June 13 Bryant Park NYC

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.

June 7-10 West Chester Poetry Conference

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.

May 26 Poetry by the Sea One-Day Workshop

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.


May 24 Northampton MA

Molly reads with Leslea Newman and Dale Matthews at Broadside Bookshop, 247 Main Street, Northampton, MA 01060, at 7pm.


May 16 London ON

Molly reads with Terry Griggs at Attic Books, 240 Dundas St., London, ON N6A 1H3, at 7pm.

May 10 Winnipeg

Molly is part of a special event in conversation with Margaret Sweatman, co-presented by the Winnipeg International Writers Festival as part of its collaborative Spring Literary Series. The Atrium at McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Ave, Winnipeg, MB, May 10, 7:00 PM.

May 1 Toronto – Bell Jar Cafe

Molly is the special guest reader at the launch for Shane Neilson’s Dysphoria at the Commons Reading Series at the Bell Jar Cafe, 2072 Dundas West, Toronto ON M6R 1W9, on May 1 at 8pm.

April 29 Authors for Indies Day Type Books

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.

April 27 Toronto Biblio Bash

Molly will be one of the Biblioasis’ representatives at The Toronto Public Library’s Biblio Bash fundraiser dinner.

April 21 Kenmore East High School Performing Arts Hall of Fame Installation

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.



April 13 Biblioasis Windsor ON

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.

April 12 Hamilton ON Epic Books

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.

Toronto April 11 Knife Fork Book

Molly reads with Noah Wareness and Patricia Young and as part of Biblioasis’ “401 Poetry Tour” at Knife Fork Book in Rick’s Cafe in Kensington Market, 281 Augusta Ave, 7pm.




April 5 Toronto—Molly at Parkdale Library Poetry Circle

April 5, 2017, 6:30 p.m: Toronto: Parkdale Library, 1303 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON. Celebrate National Poetry Month with poet and author Molly Peacock. Molly will read from her latest collection of poems, The Analyst. She will also share her knowledge of creating a Poetry Circle and discuss the writing craft and offer tips for writers.
A joint presentation by the Toronto Public Library and the Toronto Poetry Circle. Q&A and booking signing to follow.

April 4 Toronto Molly Reads at the Rowers Series

April 4, 2017: Molly Peacock reads with Jeff Cottrill, Jasmine D’Costa and Pamela Mordecai at Toronto’s Rowers Reading Series, Supermarket Restaurant & Bar, Kensington Market, 268 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, ON. Doors open 6:30pm, with the readings beginning at 7pm.


April 2 Hamilton ON grit (LIT) Live

Molly Peacock reads from The Analyst at grit (LIT) Live—the gritLIT Festival’s annual partner event with the LitLive Reading Series. Other featured authors are Andrew Baulcomb (Evenings and Weekends), Graham Jackson (The Jane Loop), Joe Ollmann (The Abominable Mr. Seabrook), Phoebe Wang (Admission Requirements) and Sarah Raughley (Fate of Flames). April 2, 7:30pm, The Staircase Theatre, 27 Dundurn St. North, Hamilton ON. Pay what you can event.


March 26 Mystic, CT Molly Reads at Bank Square Books

March 26, 2017: Mystic, CT, 2pm, Molly reads from The Analyst with Gunilla Norris at Bank Square Books, 53 West Main Street, Mystic, CT. More details here.

March 25 Hartford, CT Molly Speaks at American Association of University Women

March 25, 2017: Hartford, CT, 12:30pm American Association of University Women Scholarship Fundraiser.  Author Luncheon. Aqua Turf in Southington, CT.

March 19 Toronto Tea Party Salon Launch


requests the pleasure of your company
for a Salon Tea Party & Reading by

Molly Peacock
 to celebrate the publication of her new volume of poems
The Analyst

Sunday, March 19, 2017
The Women’s Art Association
23 Prince Arthur Avenue
Toronto, ON M5R 1B2
Book Signing


Seattle March 15 Snap Sonnets Workshop

For anyone who has ever reached a now-or-never moment in life, Snap Sonnets will crystallize how poets seize that now-or-never crisis and drive it into fourteen lines with a turn—using a magic proportion of 8 to 6. Molly Peacock will examine a classic sonnet and a contemporary sonnet, then will provide individualized writing prompts—the Snap—for all who desire one. This is a “studio” concept workshop, The first half is a technique seminar. The second half is like a painting studio, where we will draft sonnets—not to be shared unless the participant wants to. The class is for any level, beginner to advanced. The motto? In the attempt is the success. March 15, 5pm, Hugo House, 1021 Columbia St, Seattle, WA 98104. Register here.

March 14 Seattle, WA University Bookstore

March 14, 2017:  University Bookstore, 4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105, (206)-634-3400, 7pm. Molly Reads from The Analyst in the city where her analyst has retired.


March 10-12 Campbell River, Vancouver Island, BC: Words on Water Festival

March 10-12, 2017: Vancouver Island, Campbell River Words on Water Festival. Molly participates on Friday and Saturday.  See the Festival site for schedule and directions.

Feb 28 New York City A Tribute to a Literary Friendship with Phillis Levin

February 28, 2017: New York City–NYU Bookstore, 6-7:30pm, 726 Broadway.

A Reading in Tribute to a Literary Friendship

Molly Peacock and Phillis Levin have shared their poems for over forty years, ever since they met in The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University. Celebrating decades of creative exchange, in this special evening each poet will read from her latest book, Peacock from The Analyst and Levin from Mr. Memory & Other Poems. The post-reading Q&A will focus on literary friendship. More details at the NYU Bookstore events page.

Feb 16 W.W. Norton & Company cordially invites you to the launch of The Analyst

February 16, 2017: New York City Launch– Molly’s first Manhattan reading from The Analyst at The Corner Bookstore. Book signing and wine & cheese reception will follow the reading. RSVP to cornerbook@aol.com. February 16, 6pm. 1313 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10128 at 93rd Street. The Facebook event page is here.