Recent readings

Minneapolis MN: Thursday, April 9, 2015
Organizer: Lucia May,
Place: Green Room at Orchestra Hall, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Participants: Lucia May, Helen Ruggieri, Kristine Shorey, Cary Fellman, Judy Bebelaar

Gloucester MA: June 20
Organizer: Christine Silverstein,
Place: Eastern Point Lit House, 261 Main Street, Gloucester, MA!about/c20r9
Participants: Susanne Braham, Donna Hilbert, Jacqueline Lapidus, Patricia Savage, Christine Silverstein, Carolyn Stephens, Tammi Truax.

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Carolyn has a new post on her blog “Through a Widow’s Eyes”

Here’s the link:

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Blog post on The Best American Poetry – A great read by contributor T.J. Banks

Posted on June 19; the last in our series of five montly posts by contributors to The Widows’ Handbook.  Go to

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Jennifer Ale’s comment on the Poets House Reading

That was a wonderful reading.  Often at readings, poems seem to be uneven, some so much better than others, but I thought all the poems were really good and presented well –  profound, funny, touching.  Glad I came. “

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Readings just past

Seattle WA: Friday, April 25, 7-8:30 pm
Organizer: Jacqueline Lapidus,
Place: University House, 4400 Stone Way N.
Arranged by Iris Litt’s friend Amy Godes.
Participants: Jacqueline Lapidus, Kristine Shorey, Ag Herman

Seattle WA: Saturday, April 26, 4:30-6:00 pm
Organizer: Kristine Shorey Forbes,
Place: East-West Bookshop, 6500 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle
Participants: Jacqueline Lapidus, Kristine Shorey, Ag Herman

Portsmouth, NH: Wed., April 30, 6:30-8:00 pm
Organizers: Barbara Bald,; Tammi Truax,
Place: Portsmouth Public Library
Participants: Barbara Bald, Tammi Truax, Pat Parnell, Charlotte Cox, Jacqueline Lapidus, Patricia Savage, Joann Duncanson, (open mic.)

Spindale, NC: Thursday, May 1st, 7pm
Organizer: Nancy Womack,
Place: Library Auditorium, Isothermal Community College, Spindale, NC
Participants: Nancy Womack and two poet friends

Salem, MA: Sunday, May 4, 1-2 pm (during Mass Poetry Festival May 2-4)
Organizer: Jacqueline Lapidus,
Place: Hawthorne Hotel, Library Room
Participants: Jacqueline Lapidus, Tammi Truax, Ruth Rothstein, Susan Mahan, Florence Grende, Christine Silverstein

Cambridge, MA: May 5, 7pm
Organizer: Ellen Steinbaum,
Place: Harvard Yenching Library, Divinity Ave., Cambridge
Participants: Jacqueline Lapidus, Ellen Steinbaum, (Ruth Rothstein), Susan Mahan, (Florence Grende)

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Events in Wilmington, Delaware

Ellen Steinbaum is one of two featured readers at Second Saturday Poets in Wilmington DE on April 12th, and Pat Goodman has been invited to do a short reading from The Widows’ Handbook at a cabaret in Wilmington on May 6th. More about that one as the time approaches.

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We’re being featured on WBAI-NY!

Contributors to The Widows’ Handbook will be among the poets interviewed by Janet Coleman, streaming live at from 2:00 to 2:57pm Eastern Daylight Time on April 14th. If you’re not free to listen then, Janet says  “the archive at is functional about 20 minutes after the broadcast and is accessible for 2 weeks. You can access a permanent archive at the program website,, but sometimes the webmaster doesn’t get it up for a few days.”

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Highlights of recent readings

Newton MA: Thursday, April 3, 7 pm
Organized by: Holly Zeeb,
Place: Newtonville Books, 10 Langley Rd, Newton, MA
Participants: Holly Zeeb, Jacqueline Lapidus, Ellen Steinbaum, Ruth Rothstein, Christine Silverstein, Susan Mahan

Report: Full house at Newtonville Books, all their copies of the book sold on the spot!

Next Boston area readings, May 4, 1 pm during Massachusetts Poetry Festival in Salem and May 5, 7pm, at Harvard Yenching Library, Divinity Ave., Cambridge.

For more information, go to our Events page.

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New blog post on “Best American Poetry”

I have written a blog post for “Best American Poetry” titled “Words that do work: Creating The Widows’ Handbook: Poetic Reflections on Grief and Survival”. Tammi Truax  posted “The Healing Nature of Grief Poetry” on March 21st; other contributors will be posting on the third Fridays of April, May and June.

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