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.
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.
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.
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to celebrate the publication of her new volume of poems
Sunday, March 19, 2017
The Women’s Art Association
23 Prince Arthur Avenue
Toronto, ON M5R 1B2
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.
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.