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 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 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 27 Toronto Biblio Bash

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

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.

 

 

 

Readings and Events: Spring 2013

Calgary, Alberta
Sunday, April 14, 2013 – 11:00 am-2:00 pm
Calgary Spoken Word Festival
Reading from The Paper Garden and Workshop
Festival Hall
1215 10th Ave SE
Price: $30 / $5 off for Writers’ Guild of Alberta members
Information

Salt Lake City, Utah
Utah State Poetry Society April Awards Festival
Reading: Friday, April 19, 2013 – 7:00-8:00 pm
Presentation: Saturday, April 20, 2013 – 11:00 am-noon
Hilton Salt Lake City Airport
Details (PDF download)

Internet Interview
Monday, May 20, 2013 – 7:00 pm
Listen to Molly talking to Melissa Studdard about late-life creativity, The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life’s Work at 72, and other vital topics!
Information
Listen 
to the interview

New York City: Best Canadian Poetry
Tuesday, May 28, 2012 – 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Word for Word Poetry welcomes Tightrope Books
Bryant Park Reading Room
Bryant Park (located behind the New York Public Library between 40 and 42 Sts. & 5th and 6th Aves.
The Best Canadian Poets of 2013: Molly Peacock (Series Editor), Sue Goyette (Volume Guest Editor), Nyla Matuk, Jim Nason, Elise Partridge, Moez Surani
Presented in partnership with Tightrope Books
Free
Information (scroll down to Tuesday, May 28, hold your mouse on “Word for Word Poetry,” and click on the + sign for more details)

Philadelphia area (West Chester, PA)
Saturday, June 8, 2013 – 10:00-11:30 am
West Chester University Poetry Conference 
Molly will offer a One-Day Workshop, “A Metaphysical Poetry Studio and Seminar: George Herbert and John Donne and the New 21st-Century Metaphysical Poem”

Readings and Events: Winter 2013

Online
two Sundays: January 6 and 13, 2013 – 2:00-4:00 pm Eastern Time
Snap Sonnets: An Online Class for Readers and Writers
Try Molly’s first online class for the 92 Street Y
Read a sonnet, write a sonnet – it’s a snap (gulp …)
Information

Toronto/Etobicoke
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
“Modern Art and Design: A Secret Source from a Century Past – Mary Delany and the S-curve, Mary Hiester Reid and a Rose”
Fairfield Seniors Centre, 80 Lothian Avenue, Etobicoke, Ontario
Three and a half blocks south of Bloor St. West, two blocks east of Islington Ave.

New York City
four Sundays: February 3, 10, 24 and March 3, 2013
George Herbert and John Donne: A  Poetry Studio and Seminar 
Read and write metaphysically-inspired poems with Molly Peacock at the Unterberg Poetry Center
92nd St. Y
Lexington Ave. at 92nd St .
New York, NY
Class description

Greenwich, Connecticut
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 – 10:00 am
“Mrs. Delany in the Garden”
Green Fingers Garden Club

Boston / Wellesley
Saturday, March 9, 2013 – 10:00 am
“The Botanical Art of Mrs. Delany”
Wellesley Free Library
530 Washington St.
Wellesley, MA 02482
(781) 235-1610
Sponsored by The New England Society of Botanical Artists

New York City
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 – 10:00 am
“Truths About Late Life Creativity from the Life of Mary Delany”
New York Society Library
53 E. 79th St., New York, NY 10075
(212) 288-6900
event open to members only

Toronto
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 and Thursday, March 21, 2013
Nina McCreath (formerly of Flying Dragon Bookshop) interviews Molly about The Paper Garden
events at two Toronto Book Clubs
events open to members only

 

Readings and Events: Fall 2012

Toronto
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 – 7:00 pm
Molly lectures on “The Paper Garden: Portraits of Flowers”
Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON M5T 1G4
Marvin Gelber Print and Drawing Study Centre
Members $10 | Public $12 | Students $8
Information

New York City
Best Canadian Poetry Fifth Anniversary New York Launches
Molly hosts two readings of Poets from the Great North on Friday, October 26, 2012
1) 2:00 pm
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers’ House
New York University
58 West 10 St. (between 5th and 6th Aves.)
Information
2) 6:00 pm
The Corner Bookstore
1313 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10128-1301

Louisville, Kentucky
1) Tuesday, November 13-Friday, November 16, 2012
Spalding University MFA Program Residency
Information
2) Thursday, November 15, 2012 – 7:30 pm
Reading for Plume Magazine
Pyro Gallery
909 East Market, Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40206
Details to come

Toronto
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Best Friends Tea to Celebrate Best Canadian Poetry
Proof Vodka Bar
220 Bloor St. West (bet. Bedford Ave. and Avenue Rd., in the Intercontinental Hotel)
Toronto, ON M5S 1W2
(416) 324-6645

Readings: Spring 2012

Troy, New York
Thursday, April 5, 2012 – 7:00 pm
Russell Sage College
Molly Peacock gives the Carol Ann Donohue Memorial Poetry Reading
Bush Memorial Hall
Reception and Signing
Information

Davis, California
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 – 8:00 pm
John Natsoulas Center for the Arts
521 1st Street
Davis, CA 95616
phone: 530.756.3938
Gallery Website
Gallery email

San Rafael, California
Thursday, April 19, 2012 – 7:30 pm
Molly Peacock reads at the Marin Poetry Center
Falkirk Cultural Center
1408 Mission
San Rafael, CA
Information
More information

Seattle, Washington
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 – 7:00 pm
Molly Peacock reads at the Evergreen School
15201 Meridian Ave. North
Shoreline, WA 98133
phone: 206.364.2650
fax: 206.365.1827

Louisville, Kentucky
Friday, May 18 through Saturday, May 26, 2012
Molly Peacock teaches at the
Spalding University Brief Residency MFA Program
Information

Toronto, Ontario
Thursday May 31, 2012 – 12:00-1:30 pm
Lunch and Learn at The Gardiner Museum
co-sponsored by the Literary Review of Canada
Molly Peacock will share Mrs. Delany’s flower collages from her book, The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life’s Work at 72, connecting them to objects within the Gardiner Museum’s collection, and discussing how the witty, talented, profound Delany took her craft into art.
The Gardiner Museum
111 Queen’s Park
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 2C7
phone: 416.586.8080
fax: 416.586.8085
$25 (includes a bag lunch by Jamie Kennedy Kitchens)
Information and link to registration
Gardiner Museum email

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Saturday, June 2, 2012 – 10:00 am
Molly Peacock talks about Late Life Creativity
at the multi-genre Conference for Writers 50+
with Q & A and book signing
The Loft Literary Center
1011 Washington Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN
Information

West Chester, Pennsylvania
Molly Peacock at the West Chester Poetry Conference
West Chester University, West Chester, PA
Thursday, June 7 to Friday, June 9, 2012
A Master Class in Metaphor and the Sonnet, with poet Tim Liardet
Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 8:1 5pm
Reading
Information

Readings: Winter 2012

New York City
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 – 6:30 pm
The Leon Levy Center for Biography Salutes Two Books by Fellows: The Paper Garden: An Artist Begins Her Life’s Work at 72 by Molly Peacock and Eric Walrond, the Harlem Renaissance and the Caribbean Diaspora by James Davis
CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave. at 34th St.
Skylight Room, 9th Floor, Room 9100
No charge – RSVP

New York City
Saturday, February 11, 2012 – 2:00-4:00 pm
Poets House 25th-Anniversary Program: Molly Peacock on John Donne and George Herbert
Molly explores the metaphysical tradition of the 17th century with a lively examination of how English mystics John Donne and George Herbert blended the sacred and the profane.
Poets House, 10 River Terrace
$10, $7 for students and seniors, free to Poets House Members
212-431-7920
Information

New York City
Four Sundays: February 12, 19, 26, March 11, 2012 – 2:00-5:00 pm
The Small Poem Literary Seminar and Studio with Molly Peacock
The pungency of the brief remark is the subject of this seminar and studio, which is designed both for poets and for readers of poetry. We will read and write the small poem, deciphering its mysteries and making its power our own as we consider works by Sappho, Basho, Hardy, Dickinson, Crapsey, Williams, Creeley, Szymborska, Gospodinov, Ammons, Pound, Menashe, Neidecker, Swir, Angelova, and many others.
Students who must miss a class receive email responses to their poems.
Unterberg Poetry Center, 92nd St. Y, Lexington Ave. at 92nd St.
$385 – Partial, prorated enrollment permitted.
Class Code: CW12T71023
Information and registration

Chicago
March 1 and 3, 2012
Molly is a Featured Presenter at this year’s AWP Conference (Association of Writers and Writing Programs)
— Thursday, March 1, 2012 – 3:00-4:15 pm
“Page Meets Stage,” sponsored by Blue Flower Arts.
Molly gives a poetry reading. Other readers are Taylor Mali, Roger Bonair-Agard, Mark Doty, and Marilyn Nelson.
Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave., Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor
— Saturday, March 3, 2012 – noon-1:15 pm
“Literary Necromancy: The Art of Writing Biography” panel
Molly speaks about The Paper Garden. Other speakers are Evan Balkan, Robert Polito, and Brenda Wineapple.
Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave., Continental A, Lobby Level
Conference information

Readings: Fall 2011

Sag Harbor, New York
Sunday, September 4, 2011 – 4:00 PM
Canio’s Books
Molly reads from The Paper Garden
290 Main St., Sag Harbor, NY 11963
Phone: 631-725-4926
Free
Information

New York City
Tuesday, September 6, 2011 – 7:00-9:00 PM
Poetry Reading at Poets House
Molly reads her poetry with John Barr and Stephen Dunn
Poets House, 10 River Terrace, New York, NY 10282
Information

New York City
Wednesday, September 7. 2011 – 6:30 (doors open at 6:00)
The Horticultural Society of New York
The Paper Garden: Talk and Art Demonstration with Molly Peacock
148 West 37th St., 13th Floor, New York, NY 10018
Phone: 212-757-0915
Free
Information

Eden Mills, Ontario
Sunday, September 18, 2011 – 12:30-1:30 PM
Eden Mills Writers’ Festival
The Cottage
Eden Mills, Ontario – directions
Tickets
Festival information

Montreal
Thursday, September 22, 2011 – 12:30 PM
The Atwater Library Lunchtime Series
Molly Peacock reads from and discusses her book The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life’s Work at 72
T
he Atwater Library and Computer Centre, 1200 Atwater Ave., Westmount, Québec H3Z 1X4
Free (donations appreciated)
Phone: 514-935-7344
Information

Kingston, Ontario
Friday, September 23, 2011 – 3:00-4:30 PM
Kingston Writersfest
In Praise of Older Women
Molly reads from The Paper Garden along with Lorna Crozier and Merrily Weisbord
Holiday Inn Waterfront, 2 Princess St., Kingston, Ontario K7L 1A2 – Islandview Room
General Admission: $12.50/$16.00 at the door
Information

Kingston, Ontario
Saturday, September 24, 2011 – 9:30-10:30 AM
Kingston Writersfest
Enjoy Literary Gardens: A Conversation with Molly Peacock and Merilyn Simonds
Holiday Inn Waterfront, 2 Princess St., Kingston, Ontario K7L 1A2 – Islandview Room
General Admission: $12.50/$16.00 at the door
Information

Toronto, Ontario
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 – 2:00-4:00 pm
Writers’ Trust Tea at Massey College
Molly discusses The Paper Garden
Massey College, University of Toronto
Benefit tea for the Writers’ Trust of Canada

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Monday, October 17, 2011 – 7:30 pm
Molly gives a reading as part of The Winter’s Tales Author series sponsored by the UPEI English Department
Main Faculty Lounge, Department of English
University of Prince Edward Island
More information

Fredericton, New Brunswick
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 – 8:00 pm
Reading at the University of New Brunswick
Alumni Memorial Lounge
More information

Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 – 7:00 pm
Reading at St. Francis Xavier University
Physical Sciences Bldg., Room 3046

St. John’s, Newfoundland
Friday. October 21, 2011 – 12;30 pm
Reading at Memorial University
Reid Theatre

Toronto, Ontario
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 – 7:00-10:00 pm
The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2011 launch
Join Tightrope Books, guest editor Priscila Uppal, and series editor Molly Peacock for the launch ofThe Best Canadian Poetry in English 2011
Revival, 783 College St. W., Toronto, ON M6G 1C5
Information

Toronto, Ontario
Sunday, October 30, 2011 – 2:00-4:00
Molly reads with Jim Nason, Michael Montlack, and Priscila Uppal
Proof Vodka Bar, Intercontinental Hotel, 220 Bloor St. W. (north side of Bloor St. just west of Avenue Rd.)

Louisville, Kentucky
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 – 10:30-11:30 am
Molly talks about The Paper Garden at the Woman’s Club of Louisville
1320 S. Fourth St.
Louisville, KY 40208

Readings: Summer 2011

Bath, England
Tuesday, August 2, 2011 – 8:00 PM
Topping and Company Booksellers of Bath
The Paragon, Bath, Somerset BA1 5LS
phone: (01225) 428111
Information

Ely, Eng;and
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 – 7:30 PM (doors open 7:15 PM)
Topping and Company Booksellers of Ely
9 High Street, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB 7 4LJ
Tickets: £5/6 – redeemable against the book
Phone: (01353) 645005
Information

London, England
Thursday, August 4, 2011 – 7:00 PM
Woolfson & Tay
12 Bermondsey Square, London SE1 3UN
Tickets: £5/Concession £3
Please book online
Nearest tube station: London Bridge station, followed by a 12-minute walk to Bermondsey Square
Phone: + 44 (0)20 7631 4115
Information

Dublin, Ireland
Tuesday, August 9, 2011 – 6:30 PM
Hodges Figgis
56-58 Dawson Street
Dublin, Ireland 2
Phone: +353 (01) 677 4754

Readings: Spring 2011

Washington, DC
Sunday, April 10, 2011 – 2:00-3:30 pm
The National Museum for Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005
Reading and Slides, followed by signing
Reservations recommended:
email reservations@nmwa.org or call 202-783-7370
Information

New York City
Thursday, April 14, 2011 – 6:00 pm
The Corner Bookstore
1313 Madison Avenue at 93 Street,
New York, NY 10128
Reading and Slides, followed by signing
rsvp 212-831-3554 or cornerbook@aol.com

Boston
Thursday, April 21, 2011 – noon-1:00 pm
The Boston Athenæum
10½ Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
Reading and Slides, followed by signing
Reservations are required but cannot be accepted until Thursday, April 7
Please call the Athenæum’s events reservation line, (617) 720-7600
Information

New York City
The Marcia Lipson Memorial Reading
Molly hosts a group of readings of Marcia Lipson’s poems.
Saturday, April 23, 2011 – 12:00 noon
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery (between Houston and Bleecker)
F train to 2nd Ave or 6 train to Bleecker
Information

Philadelphia
Monday, April 25, 2011 – 6:30 pm
The Philadelphia Central Library
1901 Vine Street
between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Reading and Slides, followed by signing
Information

Montreal
Molly reads from and talks about The Paper Garden at the Blue Metropolis Festival 2011
1) Saturday, April 30, 2011 – 12:30 pm
Lunch and Literary Gardens
Molly speaks along with Merilyn Simonds
Holiday Inn Centreville, 99 Viger Ave. West at St. Urbain St. – Narcisse Room A&B – free
Information
2) Sunday, May 1, 2011 – 11:00 am
Rebuking the Present: Four Writers on History
Molly reads from The Paper Garden – other readers are Anna Porter, Mary Soderstrom, and Eric Enno Tamm
Holiday Inn Centreville, 99 Viger Ave. West at St. Urbain St. – Dahlia Room – $7.00
Information

New York City
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 – 6:00-9:00 pm
Gala Party
With Enlightenment nibbles and wine
Brief reading and slides about 7:15 pm
Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10002
Information

Louisville, Kentucky
Thursday, May 19, 2011 – 6:00-7:00 pm
Spalding University Brief Residency MFA Program
Celebration of Recently Published Books
Molly talks about The Paper Garden
Brown Hotel, 335 W. Broadway, Gallery on the 16th floor
Information

West Chester, Pennsylvania
June 8-11, 2011
West Chester Poetry Conference
Molly conducts a Poetry Master Class and reads as part of a poetry reading on Thursday, June 9 from 8:15-9;30 pm
Poetry House
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
Director: Kim Bridgford – Coordinator: Jamie Smith
Conference information
Conference schedule
Workshop information

Readings: Winter 2011

Washington, DC

AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs) Conference
Molly will be speaking n two panels at the conference:
The Art of Rejection: Giving and Receiving It (Friday, February 4, 2011 – 10:30-11:45 AM) Hampton Ballroom, Omni Hotel
The Poetry-Prose Dynamic, Internationally (Saturday, February 5, 2011 – 10:30-11:45 AM) Empire Ballroom, Omni Hotel
Conference registration needed for attendance.
Information about the conference

New York City

Molly Peacock and Gardner McFall
Thursday, February 10, 2011 – 7:00 pm
The Nicholas Roerich Museum
319 West 107 St. (between Broadway and Riverside Drive)
New York, NY 10025
No 1 train to 103rd Street or 110th Street
telephone: 212 864-7752
Information

Molly Peacock at KGB BAR, sponsored by NYU
Friday, February 11, 2011 – 7:00 pm
85 East 4th St.
New York, NY 10003
Opening will be several graduate student poets from NYU.
Book signing at 8:30 pm.
Information

Molly’s Sunday Workshop at the 92nd Street Y 
Villanelles: A Seminar and Practice Lab
Four Sunday Afternoons
February 13 & 27, Mar 6 & 13,2011 – 2:00-5:00 pm
The Y will be happy to prorate for individual classes.
Full tuition: $385.00
92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10128

Molly Peacock at Tillies with Dean Kostos 
In her Brooklyn debut Molly reads new poems with Dean Kostos
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 – 7:00 pm
Tillies of Brooklyn
248 DeKalb Ave. (at Vanderbilt)
Brooklyn, NY 11205
G train (switch from A at Hoyt/Schermerhorn) to Clinton/Washington or J, M, or Q train to DeKalb Ave. and walk down the hill
Information

Verse Visits: A New Poetry Series sponsored by Trinity-St. Paul’s Chapel & The American Poet’s Corner, Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Best Canadian Poetry, The Soul in the Leaf 
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Downtown Time and Location: 1:00 pm
St. Paul’s Chapel, Broadway at Fulton Street
Uptown Time and Location: 7:00 pm
Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Amsterdam Ave. at 112th St.
Poet-in-Residence Emerita Molly Peacock will host acclaimed poet Lorna Crozier, Guest Editor for The Best Canadian Poetry 2010, as well as eight poets from the anthology: Maureen Hynes, Sonnet L’Abbe, Fiona Lam, Jim Nason, Rebecca Leah Papucaru, Sue Sinclair, Nick Thran, and Carey Toane.
Information

The Best Canadian Poetry in English Launch at NYU
Friday, March 4, 2011 – 5:00 pm
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, 58 West 10th Street
Reading with wine reception to follow; book sales by Mobile Libris
Information

Carmine Street Metrics: Molly Peacock and Rowan Ricardo Phillips 
Carmine St. Metrics is the only regular reading series in New York City devoted to metrical poetry.
Sunday, March 6, 2011 – 6:00 pm
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery (between Houston and Bleecker)
F train to 2nd Ave or 6 train to Bleecker
Information

Barrie, Ontario: Canadian Poetry Reading in Barrie
Monday, March 21 at 9:00 pm
Robert Simpson Brewing Co LTD
107 Dunlop Street East
Barrie, Ontario
Featuring Adrienne Gruber, Maureen Hynes, Jim Johnstone plus Best Canadian Poetry in EnglishSeries Editor Molly Peacock and Barrie poet Bruce Meyer.
Presented by the Society of the Spoken Word and Tightrope Books
Information

Readings: Fall 2010

Toronto – Sunday, September 19, 2010 – 6:00-9:00 PM
Plasticine Poetry Awards – 3rd Annual Plasty Awards
readings by Molly Peacock, Lara Bozabalian, Ian Burgham, and Philip Cairns
The Central Bar
603 Markham St.
Toronto, Ontario
For more information, see facebook..

Toronto area – Monday, September 27, 2010 – 7:30 PM
Poetry’zown Live in Port Hope
Molly reads with Catherine Owen and a local poet to be announced
The Great Farini
22 Ontario St. (upstairs)
Port Hope, Ontario
Information

Rochester, Michigan – Wednesday, September 29, 2010 – 4:30-6:00 PM
The 2010 Maurice Brown Memorial Poetry Reading
Oakland University
Oakland Center Banquet Rooms
The Student Union
Molly is the guest poet for the Maurice Brown Memorial Poetry Reading. The 2010 Maurice Brown Memorial Poetry reading is sponsored by the Department of English and the College of Arts and Sciences as a tribute to Professor Maurice F. Brown, who taught at Oakland University from 1961 until his death in 1985. This event is open to the general public. Refreshments will be served.
Information

Toronto – Tuesday, October 5, 2010 – 12:00 noon
Arts and Letters Club of Toronto
Literary Table
Molly talks about Mrs. Delany and The Paper Garden
Admission limited to members of the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto

Nashville, Tennessee – Thursday, October 7, 2010 – 7:00 PM
Vanderbilt Visiting Writers series
Molly reads her work at Vanderbilt University.
Buttrick Hall, Room 102
The Visiting Writers readings, all free and open to the public, are sponsored by the Gertrude and Harold S. Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Program at Vanderbilt.
Information or contact Margaret Quigley

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Saturday, October 23, 2010 – 9:30 am-4:00 PM
Nimrod International Journal’s 32nd Annual Conference for Readers and Writers
Join Nimrod International Journal for an all-day writing conference with workshops in fiction, poetry, memoir, YA fantasy, nonfiction, and how to query agents, as well as readings, panel discussions, and one-on-one editing sessions with Nimrod editors. Key guests include National Book Award winner Colum McCann, Oprah Book Club pick David Wroblewski, award-winning poet Molly Peacock, Oklahoma Poet Laureate Jim Barnes, YA fantasy author Rosemary Clement-Moore, nonfiction writer Michael Mason, and over thirty other writers and editors.
Molly will be part of a panel discussion starting at 10:00; she will conduct a Poetry Master Class and question-and-answer session starting at 10:45; and she will give a poetry reading during lunch, which starts at 12:00 noon.
The conference will be at the Allen Chapman Activity Center, on The University of Tulsa campus. The cost is $50.00, and scholarships are also available.
Information or contact: Eilis O’Neal, 918-631-3080 or email
Molly is the judge for this year’s Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, sponsored by Nimrod International Journal. The deadline was April 30, 2010. Details here.

Toronto – Thursday, October 28, 2010 – 8:00 PM
Best Canadian Poetry 2010 Toronto Launch
The Annex Live
296 Brunswick Ave.
Tightrope Books is throwing a poetry party like no other! Get wordy and wild with them and their poets. Introductions by editors Molly Peacock and Lorna Crozier. Readings by: Barry Dempster, Kildare Dobbs, Marilyn Gear Pilling, Adrienne Gruber, Maureen Hynes, Jim Johnstone, Rebecca Leah Papucaru, David Seymour, Karen Solie, Fiona Tinwei Lam, and more! There’ll be drinks, food, music, jiving, and of course, poetry!
Admission is free.
Event runs from 8-11pm.
Information, or see facebook or call 647-348-4460.

Burlington, Ontario – Friday, October 29, 2010 – 7:00 PM
Molly reads from The Paper Garden, and Sandra Birdsell reads from her new novel Waiting for Joe
A Different Drummer Books
513 Locust St.
Burlington, Ontario L7S 1V3
905-639-0925 or email
tickets $10, refreshments served
Information

Toronto – Monday, November 1, 2010 – 7:30-10:00 PM
Rowers Pub Reading Series
Readings by Leanne Averbach, David McGimpsey, A.F. Moritz, and Molly Peacock
Molly reads from The Paper Garden
Harbord House
150 Harbord St. (south of Bloor, west of Spadina)
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1H2
647-430-7365
Information

Toronto – Wednesday, November 3, 2010 – 6:00-8:00 PM
Book Launch of The Paper Garden
Proof Bar
The Intercontinental Hotel
220 Bloor St. West
Toronto, Ontario M4W 1J8

Victoria, British Columbia – Saturday, November 6, 2010 – 2:00 PM
Molly discusses and reads from The Paper Garden at an afternoon tea
Cadboro Bay Book Company
3840B Cadboro Bay Rd.
Victoria, British Columbia V8N 4G2
250-477-1421 or email

Vancouver, British Columbia – Sunday, November 7, 2010 – 3:30 PM
English Tea in The Paper Garden with Molly Peacock
Barbara Jo’s Books to Cooks is delighted to host an English afternoon tea with acclaimed author and poet, Molly Peacock, in celebration of her new book, The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life’s Work at 72The Paper Garden is both a biography of an extraordinary 18th-century gentlewoman and a meditation on late-life creativity. This afternoon, Molly will read from The Paper Garden as guests enjoy a genteel traditional afternoon tea.
Barbara Jo’s Books to Cooks
1740 West 2nd Ave. (half a block east of Burrard)
Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1H6
Cost: $45.00 and includes a signed copy of The Paper Garden
604-688-6755 or 866-688-6744 – or email 
Information

Louisville, Kentucky – Friday, November 12-Saturday, November 20, 2010
Molly teaches in the Spalding University Brief Residency MFA Program
Full description of the Brief Residency MFA

Ottawa, Ontario – Sunday, November 28, 2010 – 2:00 PM
Molly reads from The Paper Garden
Collected Works Bookstore & Coffee Bar
1242 Wellington St. West (at Holland)
Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 3A4
613-722-1265 or email
Information

London, Ontario – Tuesday, November 30, 2010 – 10:30-11:30 AM
Molly discusses and reads from The Paper Garden
University of Western Ontario
University College, Room 30
London, Ontario N6A 3K7
Information

Saint John, New Brunswick – Friday, December 3, 2010 – 7:00 PM
Molly discusses and reads from The Paper Garden in the Backtalk Series
The “Backtalk” Series includes lectures, on-stage interviews, readings, and panel discussions on literature and the visual arts.
Inprint Bookstore
16 King St.
Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 1G2
Admission Free. All Welcome
506-648-2315 or sjbooks@unbsj.ca
Information

Toronto – Sunday, December 5, 2010 – 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Molly discuses The Paper Garden as part of the Globe and Mail/Ben McNally Brunch series (sponsored by Ben McNally Books, 366 Bay St., Toronto, ON M5H 4B2 – 416-361-0032 oremail)
King Edward Hotel
37 King St. East
Toronto, Ontario M5C 1E9
Tickets $45.00 (taxes included)
Please call 416-361-0032 with your credit card information to reserve a ticket.
Information

Burlington, Ontario – Thursday, December 9, 2010 – 7:00-9:00 PM
Molly discusses The Paper Garden in the Meet the Author series
Burlington Public Library
Centennial Hall, Central Library
2331 New St.
Burlington, Ontario L7R 1J4
Free admission.
Limited seating; pre-register by calling 905-639-3611 ext 134
Information

Readings: Summer 2010

New York City – Wednesday, August 18, 2010 – 1:00 pm
Poetry at Historic St. Paul’s Chapel: Molly Peacock & A.F. Moritz read their work with poets Ken Babstock, Sue Sinclair, Nick Thran, and Matthew Tierney from the Best Canadian Poetry 2009anthology
St. Paul’s Chapel, Manhattan’s oldest building in continuous public use, located on Broadway at Fulton Street
subway: 2, 3, 4, 5, A, or C lines to Broadway-Nassau St.; E line to Chambers St.; or 6 line to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall
Information

New York City – Tuesday, August 17, 2010 – 7:00 pm
Bryant Park Word for Word Poetry Series: Canadian Poets Present Poetry
Molly Peacock, series editor of The Best Canadian Poetry in English, introduces poets from the 2009 volume. Poets include A.F. Moritz (volume editor), Ken Babstock, Sue Sinclair, Nick Thran, and Matthew Tierney.
Bryant Park (West 42nd Street between 5th and 6th Aves.- behind the New York Public Library)

Toronto – Thursday, July 8, 2010 – doors open at 6:30 pm
Diaspora Dialogues presents “Poetry, Prosecco and Pasta” – a poetry series with a twist. An intimate dinner featuring a reading with Molly Peacock and a moderated conversation about poetry conducted by Olive Senior about Molly’s poetry in The Second Blush. Molly also offers a glimpse of her forthcoming prose book The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life’s Work at 72.
Grano Restaurant
2035 Yonge Street (at Davisville), Toronto
Cost: $75 per evening – includes dinner, a drink, and a copy of The Second Blush. A $25 charitable receipt for single tickets can be issued upon request.
An interview with Molly regarding the event

Toronto – Sunday, June 20, 2010 – 3:00 pm
Molly reads new work along with Karen Connelly, a.rawlings, and Jael Richardson at “Drafts 5.3.”The Draft Reading Series offers a chance for writers to read work in draft. Molly will be giving a tiny glimpse of her work on The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life’s Work at 72 as well as a little bit from her new series of poems, Alphabetique: The Lives of the Letters.
The Merchants of Green Café
2 Matilda Street (north of Queen and West of Broadview),Toronto

Readings: Spring 2010

Monday, May 10, 2010
keynote lecture: “The Zoological Imagination: Poets Writing About Animals” – 1:30-2:15 PM (Ontario Veterinary College Room 1714)
poetry reading with Mark Doty – 7:00-9:00 PM (War Memorial Hall)
both part of
“Veterinary Medicine and Literature Symposium”
Join Ontario Veterinary College for an international symposium on the use of fiction, essays, and poetry in veterinary medicine. Symposium runs May 9 – 11 at OVC in Guelph, Ontario. There will be featured talks by and discussions with scholars, veterinarians, poets and writers.
Highlights include: Sunday evening reading by Lorna Crozier; Monday evening reading by Mark Doty (National Book Award Winner) and Molly Peacock; conference keynotes on Monday and Tuesday by Mark Doty, Lorna Crozier, and Erika Ritter.
Ontario Veterinary College
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario
Registration for symposium $125 until April 16; $150 thereafter; $75 for students.
Details and registration

Readings and Workshops: Winter 2010

New York City
February 2, 2010, Tuesday, 6:29 pm
The Poetry Society of America Poems and Pints
Molly Peacock and Terese Svoboda
Fraunces Tavern, 54 Broad Street (at Pearl Street)
R or W train to Whitehall/South Ferry
Listen to Molly’s reading
Information:
Fraunces Tavern Web site
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Web site

Long Island
February 15, 2010, Monday, 7:30 pm
Barnes and Noble, East Northport, NY
Molly Peacock Reading hosted by
Douglas G. Swezey of the Long Island Poetry Collective
4000 East Jericho Turnpike
East Northport, NY
631-462-0208

New York City
Evolution of the Sonnet: A Literary Seminar with Practice Lab
Unterberg Poetry Center
92nd Street Y
4 Sunday Afternoons, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
February 7, 14 & 28, March 14, 2010
No manuscript submission is required.
The Y will pro-rate if you wish to sign up for half the sessions.
In this seminar, students examine sonnets from the 16th, 17th, 19th and 20th centuries, observing the sonnet’s development in form and content from Wyatt and Shakespeare to Millay and Stallings. Each week includes a brief writing lab for students to learn how to write sonnets or, for more advanced students, how to tackle sophisticated sonnet problems. This is both a literary seminar and a practice lab that accommodates all levels, but the practice lab is not required for those who wish only a reading experience.
Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street

London, England
February 22, 2010, Monday, 8:00 pm
Coffee-house Poetry at The Troubadour Club
263-67 Old Brompton Rd., London
Molly reads her poetry and participates in a panel discussion on trends in American and British poetry. Other readers and panelists are Carrie Etter, Alan Jenkins, and Roddy Lumsden, introduced and moderated by Anne-Marie Fyfe.
Information

Roanoke, Virginia
March 6, 2010, Saturday, 11:30 am
Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia
Molly reads as part of the Lex Allen Literary Festival
Hollins University
Frances Niederer Auditorium, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center
7916 Williamson Road
Roanoke, VA 24019
Information: Hollins University News, Culture, and Events page and Events Calendar

Washington, D.C.
March 27, 2010, Saturday, 6:00 pm
Launch of the Mezzo Cammin Women Poets Timeline Project
National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20005-3970
The largest database of women poets in the world will be launched in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, March 27. The Mezzo Cammin Women Poets Timeline Project, which takes place during Women’s History Month, will take place at the National Museum of Women in the Arts at 6:00 p.m. The event will serve as both a celebration of women’s accomplishments and as a fundraiser for the timeline and will feature poets Rhina Espaillat, Annie Finch, Marilyn Nelson, Alicia Ostriker, Molly Peacock, and Terri Witek. The featured visual artist is Alice Mizrachi.
The Timeline Project is an extension of the Mezzo Cammin journal, a web journal that is published twice a year. Mezzo Cammin was founded four years ago by Dr. Kim Bridgford, a professor of English at Fairfield University and is devoted to poetry by women.
The event is open to the public and is hoping to not only promote the work of contemporary women poets, but also to expose readers to formal poetry by women poets. Admission is $75.00.
More information and registration

New York City
March 31, 2010, Wednesday, 6:30 pm
Molly Peacock reads her poetry with Ruth Danon
New York University
The Torch Club
18 Waverly Place (between Green and Mercer)
New York, NY 10003
212-998-6724

New York City
April 1, 2010, Thursday, 7:00 pm
100th Annual Poetry Society of America Awards Ceremony
The 100th anniversary of the PSA’s awards ceremony, celebrating the winners of our 13 annual awards with a tribute to our Centennial Frost Medalist, the late Lucille Clifton.
PSA President Emerita Molly Peacock and former Executive Director Elise Paschen will also be honored.
Admission is free.
The National Arts Club
Grand Gallery
15 Gramery Park South (between Irving Place and Park Avenue South)
New York, NY
Information on the PSA‘s Web site

New York City
April 3, 2010, Saturday, 2:00 pm
Molly Peacock reads her poetry with Carrie Etter at The Bowery Poetry Club.
The Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery (between Houston and Bleecker)
New York, NY 10012-2802
212-614-0505
Admission is $8.00.

Readings and Workshops: Fall 2009

Sunday, September 6, 2009, 7:00 pm
The Village Bookshop
20A Catherine St.
Bayfield, Ontario
519-565-5600
Information on The Village Bookshop‘s Web site

Saturday, September 12, 2009, 12:00-5:00 pm
21st-Century Canadian Sonnet Studio
Tightrope Books
602 Markham St.
Toronto, Ontario
$75 ($50 for students)
Maximum of 10 participants.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009, 8:00 pm
Art Bar Poetry Series
Reading with Jan Conn and Ricardo Sternberg
Clinton’s
693 Bloor St. West
Toronto, Ontario

Sunday, September 20, 2009, 12:00-12:45 pm
Words Alive Festival
Cook House, Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum
East Gwillimbury, Ontario

Tuesday, September 29, 2009, 12:30 pm
Lecture
Mrs. Delany: A Woman Begins Her Life’s Work at the Age of 72
Yale Museum of British Art
1080 Chapel St.
New Haven‚ Connecticut 06520-8280
Information on the Yale Center for British Art Web site and at 203-432-2800.

Saturday, October 3, 2009, 9:30 am-noon
Reading and discussion at Laurentian University at Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario with Priscila Uppal, Bruce Meyer, Laurence Steven, and Nicole Birch-Bayley as part of the first annual James Reaney Memorial Conference: The Canadian Poet as Critic and Critic as Poet.
Alumni Hall on the Georgian College campus, Barrie, Ontario.

The New York Launch of The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2008, edited by Stephanie Bolster, published by Tightrope Books of Toronto. Molly is the Series Editor.

Thursday, October 15, 2009, 6:30-8:30 pm
Reception celebrating the New York launch of The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2008.
The Canada Room, Consulate General of Canada
1251 Ave. of the Americas (at W. 50 St.)
New York, NY
RSVP required. You must be on the advance attendance list to be admitted into the building. Emailyour plan to attend by October 5.

Friday, October 16, 2009, 5:00 pm
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, New York University
58 West 10 Street (between 5 & 6 Aves.)
New York, NY 10011
(212) 998-8816
Join editors Stephanie Bolster and Molly Peacock plus a dozen of Canada’s top poets at New York University for a special Friday Happy Hour Series reading celebrating the New York launch of The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2008.

Saturday, October 17, 2009, 2:00 pm
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery (between Houston and Bleecker Sts.)
New York, NY 10012
(212) 614-0505
Experience the eclectic voices of some of Canada’s top poets. This special Saturday afternoon reading at the legendary Bowery Poetry Club is part of the New York launch celebrations for The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2008.

Readings and Workshops: Spring-Summer 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009, 7:30 pm
Reading from The Second Blush
Harbourfront Reading Series
Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Center, 235 Queen’s Quay West

Tuesday, April 14, 2009, 6:00-8:00 pm
Book launch of The Second Blush
Ben McNally Books, 366 Bay Street
McClelland & Stewart and Ben McNally invite you to the Canadian launch of Molly Peacock’s The Second Blush

Friday-Saturday, April 17-18, 2009
Poetry workshop and reading
Alabama Writers Festival
Old Alabama Town
Montgomery, Alabama

Monday, April 20, 2009
Poetry reading
Broward College 
7200 Pines Blvd. 69/219
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024

Wednesday, April 22, 2009, 7:00 pm
Poetry reading with Phillis Levin and Sharon Dolin
Book Culture
536 West 112th Street (just east of Broadway)
New York, NY

Saturday, April 25, 2009, 8:00 pm
Ottawa International Writers Festival
Poetry Cabaret #1
With Jeanette Lynes and Marcus McCann
Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts and Humanities
314 St. Patrick Street (at the corner of Cumberland)

Monday, May 4, 7:00 pm
Poetry reading by Molly Peacock in Olean, New York
Co-sponsored by Jamestown Community College and the Olean Public Library
Jamestown Community College, Cattaraugus County Campus
260 N. Union St., Olean, New York
Library and Liberal Arts Center, Room 308

Tuesday, May 12, 2009, 7:00 pm
Montreal launch of The Second Blush
With Carmine Starnino and Matthew Tierney
Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore
211 Rue Bernard Ouest

Thursday, May 14, 2009, 7:30 pm
Ottawa launch of The Second Blush
With Craig Poile
Library and Archives Canada
Exhibition Room A
395 Wellington St.
Information on the Collected Works Bookstore Web site

Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Humber College, Toronto

May 22-31, 2009
Spalding University Brief Residency MFA Program
Louisville, Kentucky
Full description of the Brief Residency MFA

June 10-13, 2009
West Chester Poetry Conference
Poetry House
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
Director: Michael Peich – Coordinator: Jamie Smith

Tuesday, August 25, 2009, 7:30 pm
Word for Word Poetry
Bryant Park Readng Room
with Kate Greenstreet, Janet Kaplan, and Jan Heller Levi
Bryant Park, behind the New York Public Library
W. 42 St. between 5th Ave. and Ave. of the Americas
New York, NY

Readings and Workshops: Winter 2009

January 25-31, 2009
Molly Peacock blogs about The Best Canadian Poetry in English, 2008 on The Best American Poetry Website.

Sundays, February 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2009, 2:00-5:00 pm
“Poetry of the Ineffable”
The Unterberg Poetry Center
Literary Seminars and Lectures
The 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street
New York City 10128

Students examine how poets handle seemingly inexpressible ideas and emotions–vague memories, indirect concepts, the quick brush of a feeling or the otherwise “mysterious.” Reading examples and then writing poetry in response, students consider how poets such as Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Emily Dickinson, Elaine Equi, Herbert Lomax, Howard Nemerov, Praxilla and Wallace Stevens have used the elusive in their work.

Friday and Saturday, February 13 & 14, 2009
Association of Writers & Writing Programs Annual Conference & Bookfair
Hilton Hotel
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605

Friday, February 13, 2009
Writing in Multiple Genres Panel: Molly Peacock with Philip Lopate, Judith Kitchen, and David Huddle
3:00-4:15 pm
Chicago Hilton, Wiliford C

West Chester University Poetry Conference 15th Anniversary Reading
Molly Peacock with Andrew Hudgins, David Yezzi, Kim Addonizio, and David Mason
4:30-5:45 pm
Chicago Hilton, International Ballroom North

Saturday, February 14, 2009, 10:30 am
Molly Peacock: Book Signing for The Second Blush
W.W. Norton table
AWP Book Fair

Wednesday, March 4, 2009, 2:00-4:00 pm
City University of New York Graduate Center
Martin E. Segal Theater (Ground Floor)
365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street
New York, NY 10016

Molly Peacock and Maryann Weaver present the projects they are working on as Fellows of the Leon Levy Center for Biography.
Molly Peacock presents her project about 18th-century collage artist Mrs. Delany: Passion Flowers in Winter: A Woman Starts Her Life’s Work at the Age of 72.
Maryann Weaver, journalist and writer for The New Yorker and The Atlantic Monthly presents The Strange Story of Ziad Jarrah: The Story of a Terrorist.

Saturday, March 7, 2009, 10:00 am-noon (Workshop) and 1:00 pm (Reading)
Poetry Center
Passaic County Community College
1 College Blvd.
Paterson, NJ 07505-1179
(973) 684-5444

Readings and Workshops: Fall 2008

Saturday, September 6, 2008, 6:00 pm
Reading from The Second Blush
Canio’s Bookstore
290 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY
631-725-4926

Wednesday, September 10, 2008, 7:00 pm
Reading from The Second Blush
Writers Speak series
Stony Brook Southampton MFA Program in Writing and Literature
Duke Lecture Hall in Chancellors Hall
239 Montauk Highway, Southampton, NY

Sunday, September 14, 2008, 4:00 pm
Molly Peacock reading from The Second Blush and Julie Agoos
Riverspace: Riverspace Café
119 Main Street Nyack, NY

Monday, September 22, 2007 at 3:00 pm Central Time (4:00 pm Eastern Time)
Wisconsin Public Radio: Here On Earth with Jean Feraca
Fall Equinox Poetry Circle of the Air
Molly discusses Autumnal poems with Jean Feraca
This is a call-in poetry show. Call 1-800-642-1234 to participate, or e-mail the show and they will call you. Information

Saturday, September 27, 2008, 3:00-3:30 pm
Reading from The Second Blush
The National Book Festival, sponsored by the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Arts
The National Mall
Poetry Pavilion
Reading 3:00-3:30 pm
Book Signing 3:30-4:00 pm

Friday, October 3, 2008, 5:00 pm
Molly will be part of a reading to celebrate the publication of Women Poets on Mentorship: Efforts and Affections, an anthology of essays and poems edited by Arielle Greenberg and Rachel Zucker
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 W. 10 St. (between 5th & 6th Aves.)

Saturday, October 4, 2008, 1:30 pm
Farmingdale Public Library
116 Merritts Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735

Saturday and Sunday, October 18 and 19, 2008, from 1:00-6:00 pm each day
Master Class in Poetry: The Twenty-first Century Sonnet
The New School
66 West 12 Street, New York, NY
Is there a 21st-century sonnet? Why has the sonnet persisted, ebullient and lively, over six centuries? How has it renewed itself? More important, how has it renewed poetry and poets? We take a deep dive into as many aspects of the sonnet as we can in the two days of the workshop: the history of the sonnet, techniques of writing sonnets, the sonnet as the classic form of the love poem, the challenge of making the sonnet new in the 21st century. This workshop is open to writers at all levels, beginning to advanced. Emphasis is divided between reading and writing sonnets, using readings to inspire and instruct in rhyme, length, and type of sonnet. 2 sessions, $295.00.

Thursday, October 23, 2008
Poetry Reading
Kwantlen Polytechnic University, 10:00-11:00 am
“D” Building
12666 – 72nd Ave.
Surrey, BC V3W 2M8

Thursday, October 23, 2008
Poetry Reading
Douglas College, 6:30 pm
David Lam Campus, room TBA
1250 Pinetree Way
Coquitlam, BC V3B 7X3
604-527-5723

Friday, October 24, 2008
Poetry Reading
Simon Fraser University, 12:00 Noon
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

Friday, October 24, 2008
Poetry Reading
University of the Fraser Valley, 7:00 pm
Molly Peacock and Gail Anderson-Dargatz
33844 King Road
Abbotsford, BC V2S 7M8

Saturday, October 25, 2008, 8:00 pm
Vancouver International Writers Festival (sponsored by the Canada Council)
Molly Peacock, Sharon Olds, and many others
Performance Works
Granville Island
1218 Cartwright Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8
604-681-6330

Sunday, October 26, 11:00 am
Reading from The Second Blush
Red Hen Press
 14th Anniversary Champagne Luncheon
Featuring readings from Paul Muldoon and Molly Peacock
Conferring the 2007 Red Hen Press Literary Awards
The Luxe Hotel Sunset Boulevard
11461 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Tickets: $100
818-831-0649 or email

Monday, October 27, 2008, evening
Molly PeacockReading from The Second Blush and Paul Muldoon
Claremont Graduate University
150 E. 10th Street
Claremont, CA 91711
909-621-8000

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 – Two Readings

Mount San Antonio College, 12:30 pm
1100 N. Grand Avenue
Walnut, Ca 91789
909-594-5611

University of Southern California, 7:00 pm
Reading and Book Signing
University Park Campus
Doheny Memorial Library
Intellectual Commons, Room 233
Los Angeles, CA
Watch and listen to Molly’s reading
213-740-3250 or email

Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 7:00 pm
UCLA Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024
310-443-7000

Thursday, October 30, 2008, 3:30pm
UC Riverside, INTS 1128
Department of Creative Writing
900 University Avenue
Riverside, CA 92521

Friday, October 31, 2008, 8:00 pm
Beyond Baroque
681 Venice Boulevard
Venice, CA 90291
310-822-3006

Sunday, November 9, 2008, for 35 minutes in the 3:00-5:00 pm time slot
Molly Peacock performs excerpts from her one-woman stage show in poems, The Shimmering Verge, and reads from The Second Blush
Words Aloud Festival (sponsored by the Ontario Arts Council)
Durham Art Gallery
251 George St. East
Durham, Ontario N0G 1R0
519-369-3692

Tuesday, November 11, 2008, 7:30 pm
Launch of The Best Canadian Poetry 2008
(Tightrope Books)
Stephanie Bolster, Editor; Molly Peacock, Series Editor
Revival, 783 College Street W. (at Shaw) 

Thursday, November 13, 2008, 7:00 pm
Molly Peacock reads, performs, and talks about reading poetry aloud, acting poetry, and performing poetry.
The Harold Clurman Center Spoken Word Series
The Stella Adler Studio of Acting
31 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001

Tuesday, November 18, 2008, 7:00 pm
Molly Peacock reads from The Second Blush
Hofstra University
Great Writers, Great Readings Series
Monroe Lecture Center Theater
California Avenue, South Campus
Hempstead, NY
516-463-5410

November 20, 2008, 7:30 pm
Molly Peacock and Elizabeth Spires
St. Joseph’s University 
5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131-1395
610-660-1000

November 27, 2008, 8:00 pm
Molly Peacock and Jane Weir
Bath Spa University Reading Series
Duncan Room
Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute
16-18 Queen Square
Bath, U.K.
for information, e-mail Tim Liardet or Carrie Etter

Readings and Workshops: Spring-Summer 2008

Celebrations of the publication of The Second Blush
—May 13, 2008 – Tuesday, 6:00 pm reading and reception
The Corner Bookstore, 1313 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10128
— May 15, 2008 – Thursday, reception 6:00-8:00 pm, reading at 7:00 pm
Ceres Gallery, Poets for Choice, 547 West 27th Street, Suite 201, New York, NY 10001

June 4-7, 2008 – 14th Annual West Chester University Poetry Conference
West Chester University, West Chester, Pennsylvania
Molly leads a Master Class Poetry Workshop

June 12-24, 2008 – Spalding University Brief Residency MFA Program
London/Bath Summer Residency
Molly lectures and leads workshops

July 17-20, 2008 – Saskatchewan Festival of Words 2008
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
Molly reads her poetry as part of the festival.

Readings and Workshops: Winter 2008

February 3 & 10, 2008 – Sundays, 1:00-6:00 pm
“Developing the One-Person Show: From Writing to Production”
Molly Peacock and Louise Fagan
The Unterberg Poetry Center, Literary Seminars and Lectures, 92nd Street Y, New York

February 14, 2008 – Thursday, 7:00 pm
Valentine’s Day Poetry Readings from The Best American Erotic Poems: From 1800 to the Present, edited by David Lehman
New York University, Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center

March 13, 2008 – Thursday, 7:30 pm
Toronto Wordstage Reading; Cervejaria, 842 College St., Toronto

March 18, 2008 – Tuesday, 8:00 pm
Plasticine Reading Series, The Central, 603 Markham St., Toronto

March 20, 2008 – Thursday, 4:00 pm Eastern Time, 3:00 pm Central Time
Wisconsin Public Radio, Spring Equinox Poetry Circle of the Air
Molly Peacock discusses Spring poems on “Here On Earth with Jean Feraca”

April 3, 2008 – Thursday, 7:00 pm
Branching Out Milwaukee: Molly Peacock lectures on Edna St. Vincent Millay
Milwaukee Public Library, Centennial Hall, 733 N. Eighth St., Milwaukee, Wisconson

April 4, 2008 – Friday, 7:00 pm
Molly Peacock reads from her forthcoming book of poems, The Second Blush
Woodland Pattern Book Center, 720 East Locust St., Milwaukee, Wisconsin

April 7, 2008 – Monday, 6:30 pm
Branching Out Fresno: Molly Peacock lectures on Edna St. Vincent Millay
Woodward Park Library, 944 E. Perrin, Fresno, California

April 8, 2008 – Tuesday, 7:00 pm
Molly Peacock reads from her forthcoming book of poems, The Second Blush
Woodward Park Library, 944 E. Perrin, Fresno, California

April 12, 2008 – Saturday, 5:00 pm
Molly Peacock reads from her forthcoming book of poems, The Second Blush, for the St. Louis Poetry Center Annual Benefit Reading
The Georgian, Lafayette & 14, St. Louis, Missouri

April 13, 2008 – Sunday, 1:30 pm
Molly Peacock conducts a Poetry Workshop
University City Library Auditorium, 6702 Delmar, University City, Missouri

April 14, 2008 – Monday, 7:30 pm
Molly Peacock reads from her forthcoming book of poems, The Second Blush
River Styx Poetry Reading Series, Duff’s Restaurant, 392 North Euclid, St. Louis, Missouri

April 25, 2008 – Friday, 10:00 am
Molly Peacock speaks to students at the Young Writers Awards
Jacksonville Public Library, Prime Osborn Convention Center. 1000 Water St., Jacksonville, Florida

April 26, 2008 – Saturday, 10:15 am
Branching Out Jacksonville: Molly Peacock lectures on Edna St. Vincent Millay
Jacksonville Public Library, Prime Osborn Convention Center. 1000 Water St., Jacksonville, Florida

Readings and Workshops: Fall 2007

September 1-30, 2007 – Poet of the Month On Line

September 21, 2007 – Thursday, 4:00 pm Eastern Time, 3:00 pm Central Time – Wisconsin Public Radio.
Fall Equinox Poetry Circle of the Air. Molly discusses Autumnal poems on “Here On Earth with Jean Feraca.” This is a call-in poetry show. Call 1-800-642-1234 to participate, or e-mail them and they will call you. Information

September 30, 2007 – Sunday, 11:30 am to 1 pm. Word on the Street, Queens Park, Toronto. Molly Peacock reads at the Diaspora Dialogues tent.

October 3, 2007 – Wednesday, 7:30 pm. Opening Night at the Rowers Pub Poetry Reading Series, 150 Harbord Street, Toronto.

October 11, 2007 – Thursday, 6:30 pm. The New School Poetry Forum. Molly Peacock Reads fromCornucopia and Discusses Her Work with David Lehman. The New School, Room 510, 66 West 12 Street, New York City.

October 13 and 14, 2007 – Saturday and Sunday, 1:00-6:00 pm each day. The New School Master Class in Poetry: The Twenty-first Century Sonnet  NWRW4212. Taught by Molly Peacock.
Is there a 21st-century sonnet? Why has the sonnet persisted, ebullient and lively, over six centuries? How has it renewed itself? More important, how has it renewed poetry and poets? We take a deep dive into as many aspects of the sonnet as we can in the two days of the workshop: the history of the sonnet, techniques of writing sonnets, the sonnet as the classic form of the love poem, the challenge of making the sonnet new in the 21st century. This workshop is open to writers at all levels, beginning to advanced. Emphasis is divided between reading and writing sonnets, using readings to inspire and instruct in rhyme, length, and type of sonnet. 2 sessions, $295.00. Register for Non-Credit  or  General Credit (1 credit).

October 15, 2007 – Monday, 7:00 pm. KGB Bar. 85 East 4 St., New York City.
Celebrating the Seren Anthology, UK, Women’s Work, edited by Eva Salzman
Molly reads with Sarah Arvio, Saskia Hamilton, Deborah Landau, Phillis Levin, Elizabeth Macklin, Katha Pollitt, editor Eva Salzman, and Rachel Wetzsteon.

October 17, 2007 – Wednesday, 7:00 pm. Salt Lake City Library. Poets in the Branches Series, sponsored by Poets House and the Poetry Society of America. Molly lectures on the life and work of Edna St. Vincent Millay. The City Library, Main Library Auditorium, 210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, UT. Information

October 30, 2007 – Tuesday, 7:30 pm. X. J. Kennedy & Molly Peacock Read From Their Works. Hampton Sydney College, Virginia. Library, 4th floor. After-Reading Reception in the Library Board Room, 9 pm. Information

November 2-11, 2007. Spalding Unversity Residency, Louisville, Kentucky. Full description of the Brief Residency MFA

Readings and Workshops: Winter-Spring-Summer 2007

January 2007: Children’s Writers’ Retreat, Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania.

February 16, 2007, Friday, 2:00 pm: Reading, Ryerson University, Toronto.

February 25, 2007, Sunday, 1:00-6:00 pm: Unterberg Poetry Center, 92 St. Y, New York City. Lecturer, with Director Louise Fagan, “Creating the One-Person Show: From Writing to Production.”Information

March 4, 11, and 18, 2007, Sundays, 2:00-5:00 pm: Unterberg Poetry Center, 92 St. Y, New York City. Workshop: “The Poet’s Decision: Aesthetic Choices in Writing.” Information

March 5, 2007, Monday, 7:30 pm: Reading of poems from Cornucopia and new work, 11th Street Bar, 510 East 11th St., New York City. With Phillis Levin and Cynthia Cruz.

March 22, 2007, Thursday, 4:00 pm: Eastern Time, 3:00 pm Central Time. Wisconsin Public Radio. The Spring Equinox Poetry Circle of the Air — Elizabeth Bishop’s Translations of Carlos Drummond de Andrade. Molly discusses the Portuguese poet on Here On Earth with Jean Feraca. This is a call-in poetry show. Call 1-800-642-1234 to participate, or e-mail them and they will call you.Information

March 28, 2007, Wednesday, 7:00 pm: Reading of poems from Cornucopia and new work, Durham College of Trent University in Oshawa, Ontario (University of Ontario Institute of Technology).

April 2, 2007, Monday, 7:30 pm: Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC. Reader. “A Celebration of the Sonnet.” With Phillis Levin and Henri Cole. Information

May 6, 2007, Sunday, 4:30 pm: Branching Out. Molly lectures on Edna St. Vincent Millay at the Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford, Connecticut. Library Main Number: 860-695-6300.  Branching Out is sponsored by Poets House and the Poetry Society of America.Information

May 25-June 3, 2007: Spalding University Brief Residency MFA in Creative Writing, Louisville, Kentucky. Faculty member. Molly teaches a workshop and mentors students in poetry and in creative nonfiction.

June 6-10, 2007, Wednesday through Sunday: West Chester Poetry Conference, West Chester University, West Chester, Pennsylvania. Master Class. Information

June 9, 2007, Saturday, 8:00 pm: West Chester Poetry Conference. Reading. Sykes Union Theatre.Information

July 28, 2007, Saturday: Keystone College Writing Conference, La Plume, Pennsylvania. Keynote Speaker. With Francine Prose and others.

Readings and Workshops: Fall 2006

September 3, 2006: World Jam Poetry Festival. Nathan Philips Square, Toronto.

September 11-16, 2006: Tennessee Williams Playwright-in-Residence, University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee. Molly gives classes and lectures at the University and two performances of her one-woman show in poems, The Shimmering Verge, on Friday and Saturday evenings, September 15 and 16.

September 25 and 26, 2006: Online Poetry Circles for Advanced Placement English Teachers,sponsored by the College Boards. Molly shows AP English teachers how to create Poetry Circles in their classrooms and how to use the Poetry Circles to help students read and write about poetry for the AP Exams. Contact the College Board for registration. See Sample Poetry Circle Lesson.

October 14, 2006: The Poetry School. Saturday Workshop, 10:30 am-4:30 pm. London, UK.

October 21, 2006: The Poetry School. Saturday Workshop, 10:30 am-4:30 pm. Manchester, UK.

November 5, 2006, afternoon: Canada Launch of the Paris-based literary journal, Van Gogh’s Ear. Nicholas Hoare Bookstore, 45 Front St. East, Toronto.

November 7, 2006: The Brooklyn Schools, New York City. Guest Speaker. Molly shows Middle School teachers how to create Poetry Circles in their classrooms for reading and writing about poetry and for writing poems.

November 9, 2006, 6:30 pm: The Carnegie Center, Lexington, Kentucky. Q&A workshop follows reading.

November 10-19, 2006: Spalding University Brief Residency MFA in Creative Writing, Louisville, Kentucky. Faculty member. Molly teaches a workshop and mentors students in poetry and in creative nonfiction.

November 30, 2006: Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa. Guest Poet.

December 2 and 3, 2006: The New School, New York City. Faculty member. Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Molly gives her weekend course: “The 21st-Century Sonnet.” This intensive course is designed for beginning to advanced students. Participants range from students who have never written sonnets to poets who have devoted their lives to them. It is both a class and a studio, where participants learn to write sonnets during the course of the weekend.