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 email@example.com
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.
Molly will be reading from her “Not Even a Smidgen” essay along other contributors to the fascinating HOW DOES THAT MAKE YOU FEEL? anthology. The event takes place at the NYU Bookstore, 727 Broadway, NYC 10003 on Wednesday, October 26 at 6pm.
Molly will be reading at Chautauqua’s Readings on the Porch on Sunday, August 7 at 3:30 pm on the porch of Alumni Hall.
Sonnet Sublime: Fourteen Lines Transcend Their Limits
Master Class Monday, August 8, 9-10:30 a.m
Molly will be leading this special master class: Can the limits of a poem actually push human boundaries? Discover how the sonnet’s magic proportion applies to all poems regardless of form, using examples from 17th-century John Donne to 21st-century A.E. Stallings. Exercises, individually tailored for those who’ve never attempted a sonnet as well as for those who’ve written many. More master class details here.
Molly will be giving the Brown-bag Lecture on Tuesday, August 9 at 12:15pm on the porch of Alumni Hall.
During her week long residency at Chautauqua, Molly will also be holding a limited number of private, 30-minute conferences with students to review a poem of up to 20 lines. The fee is $35 per person, paid directly to Molly. Sign up in advance by e-mailing the Writers’ Center Program Director, CLRSilver@gmail.com.
For more information, visit the Chautauqua Institution’s Writers’ Center site.
Words Thaw 2016: The Malahat Review‘s Fourth Literary Festival
Molly Peacock gives the Lansdowne Lecture at the University of Victoria on March 17, 2016: “Fact, Metaphor and the Single Voice: Where Creative Nonfiction Meets Poetry”—The intuition of the poem and the savoir faire of the essay have much in common…
She reads in the gala, Words on Ice, March 18, 2016.
Molly teaches a Master Class on March 20, 2016, “The Sonnet as a Secret Essay.” The participants will explore the many possible conceptual layers of the sonnet, even thinking of it as “creative non-fiction in disguise.” Sponsored both by The Malahat Review and Planet Earth Poetry.
Molly reads from Alphabetique, a beautifully illustrated book of tiny tales in which each letter of the alphabet is alive. The book’s 26 illustrations are by Kara Kosaka. Reception and book sales. February 29, 6pm. Hosted by The Corner Bookstore, 1313 Madison Avenue at East 93rd Street, New York City.
Alice’s Tea Cup
February 17, 2016
At New York City’s Most Whimsical Tea Room, Molly Peacock reads from Alphabetique and Carolyn Hill reads from Things I Don’t Want to Talk About. A special menu is available between 6 and 7pm. The reading will be at 7pm. The special menu is also available after the reading from 8 to 9pm. Alice’s Tea Cup, Chapter II, 156 East 64 St. (at Lexington).