Events and Readings


Jan. 13th Water Street Books, 125 Water Street Exeter, NH with Nancy Jean Hill

Feb. 29th:  I will be one of the Poetry Out Loud judges for the semi-finals.  Always very exciting!  This year I’ll be at the NH Institute of Art in the French Auditorium.  6:30 PM.  Join us!

March 6th:  3 PM at Del Rossis’ Trattoria  in Dublin NH –  Route 137 N.

March 31st: April Fools Reading at the Teti Library in Manchester at NHIA.   This is a student juried reading which is so much fun!  Join us at 4:30 at the Teti to support the students and hear some very good poetry.

April 13TH 6 PM at Water Street Bookstore 125 Water Street Exeter, NH.   I will be reading with the following poets: Join us!


  • Bill Burtis
  • Maren Tirabassi
  • Harvey Shepard
  • S Stephanie
  • John Perrault
  • Jim Rioux
  • Mimi White

Also, I will be part of several more  Hobblebush anthology readings for National Poetry Month.  Stay tuned for places and dates…..

May 8th:  Private Reading for RiverWoods, Exeter

May 19th:  I’ll be performing with The City Hall Poets at Beat Night.  The Press Room, Portsmouth NH.  7 PM

June 30th: Thursday 6:30 PM,  Bald Face Books Benefit Reading!  505 Central Ave Dover.   See my blog for details on readers, musicians and the raffle!

September 24th:  Workshop Presenter at NH Poetry Fest Manchester, NH…Stay tuned for details.

October: Dead Poets Remembrance Celebration…. Stay tuned….Readers and Place to be announced!



March 11th 6:30 PM : Water Street Books,  125 Water Street Exeter, NH with Jessica Purdy and Hugh Hennedy.

April 1st 4PM: Join the students at the New Hampshire Institute of Art celebrating National Poetry Month.  Teti Library, 156 Hanover Street Manchester, NH. 3 student featured readers and an open mic!

April 11th 6:30 PM: Portsmouth Book & Bar, 40 Pleasant St. Portsmouth, NH. Double Book Launch for So This Is What It Has Come To and  Jessica Purdy with her new Learning the Names.  Music provided by James Rioux, Seth Gooby, Al Peterson, and Tommy and the Rats!

April 13th 7 PM: RiverWoods in Exeter.  Not open to the public.

April 30th: I will be going to the Mass Poetry Festival – Merwin is reading!  You Should Go Too!

August 23rd: Retro Book Launch with Nancy Jean Hill

Where: Portsmouth Book & Bar  40 Pleasant St. Portsmouth NH

When: Sunday August 23rd at 6 PM

S Stephanie and Nancy Jean Hill invite you to a Retro Re-Release Book Launch! Their chapbooks Beryllium and What The News Seemed to Say (formally published by Pudding House Press) have been released by Igneus Press! Join us for an evening of Readings, Music by Deidre Randall, Bob Halprin, and Dawn Boyer of Rock My Soul. A special presentation by The City Hall Poets of their Circle Performance, and Artworks by Dover Artist/Poet Kate Knox and Maine Artist/Poet Wayne Atherton at the amazing Portsmouth Book and Bar.

Sept. 16th (time to be announced), Finishing Line Press Reading at Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S Main Street Concord, NH  with Kathy Solomon (Transit of Venus) and Jessica Purdy (Learning The Names).

Sept.19th: NH Poetry Fest! I will be giving a workshop with Mimi White, Jessica Purdy, Wayne Atherton, and Kate Knox.  This is a workshop on a collaborative Ekphrastic show six artists and poets participated in last year.  Our experience working together and what we learned about ekphrasis….

Sept 26th: 100,000 Poets and Musicians for Change:   Exeter, NH: venue TBA by Bob Moore… Stay tuned… I will be performing the poem “America” by Allen Ginsberg with Jenny Riddle.

Oct. 9-11: Harwich House Poetry Workshop with Jessica Purdy at the Cape!  30 Bank St. Harwich Port MA.

October 18th: Dead Poets Remembrance reading at Toadstool Books in Keene NH! James Duffy and Bill Doreski will be reading!




July 8th   10:00 – 11:00 AM:    The Teti Library at the NH Institute of Art Opening Reception in the Eye Gallery, 158 Hanover St. Manchester, NH.  More info at or 603-836-2532. I have 3 Poetry Masks in the show which will be up from 7/8 – 8/21.

July 25th  6:30 – 8:30 PM:  The Wickford Art Association, 36 Beach Street, Wickford, RI . More info at  My poem On this side will be part of an ekphrastic show there in print and in audio from 7/25 – 8/17.

July 26th  11 AM:  Poetry Society of NH reading at Manchester City Library, 405 Pine Street Manchester, NH

Sept. 12th 6 PM Artstream Studios, 10 2nd St, Dover, NH. After You, an ekphrastic Show and  Reading with Mimi White and Jessica Purdy and joining the artists we collaborated with: Kate Knox, Wayne Atherton and Susan Schwake. More info at (603) 516-8500

Sept. 17th 7 PM: Gibson’s Bookstore with Mark DeCarteret. Gibson’s, 45 S Main St , Concord, NH (603) 224-0562

Oct. 11th,18th,and 25th: Poetry Workshop at River Woods Exeter (not open to the public)

Nov. 1st  2-4 PM: NH Arts Education Partnership Conference at the Barbara Harris Conference Center Greenfield, NH  I will be doing a workshop for teachers on Ekphrastic writing as an exciting way to introduce students to complex ideas of Art and Literature while meeting the Core Curriculum Standards.  For more info on the conference which runs October 31st through November 2nd contact the NH State Council on the Arts at  If you have questions about my workshop, please feel free to contact me at

Nov. 6th:  Milford High School (not open to public)

Nov.6th Buoy Gallery with Portsmouth City Hall Poets and Bonnie Periale

Dec. 15th  Live on WSCA 106.1 Writers in the Round with Jim Rioux, host