upcoming events


October 27 | Richmond, Virginia
Tiny Bar
Sounding the Spooky Season: Poetry Readings with Music
Costumes Encouraged!

October 28-30 | Elon,North Carolina
Visit to Elon University and Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society
––Tess Taylor’s Work & Days has been chosen as Sigma Tau Delta’s 2018 Common Reader––

November 1-4 | Nashville, Tennessee
Two panel discussions at the ALSCW Conference:
Each other’s magnitude and bond: Emily Dickinson, Elizabeth Bishop, and Gwendolyn Brooks.” and “Anne Spencer”
Vanderbilt University
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December 2 | Sonoma, California
5:30-7:30 pm
Pairings for the Senses: Art & Poetry + Food & Wine
Hosted by Tess Taylor, Sam Sax, Julia Bouwsma, and Hollie Hardy
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

past events

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 |Washington DC
7pm to 8pm
Politics and Prose at Union Market   
1270 5th St NE, Washington DC 20002
Kyle Dargan - Anagnorisis: Poems — in conversation with Tess Taylor
This event is free to attend with no reservation required. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.
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September 14th, 6:30 |New York City
Poets House
10 River Terrace NY, NY
Kray Hall
Is the Poet the New Public Intellectual? National Book Critics Circle poetry chair Tess Taylor invites some of today’s leading poet critics—Stephanie Burt, Daisy Fried, Greg Pardlo, and Craig Teicher—to talk about how the terrain of criticism is changing; what poets add to the literature of critique; and to what ends we write criticism now.  Click here for more information

September 19th Amherst, |Massachusetts
Reading at Amherst College’s Poetry Salon
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October 12th Las Gatos, | California
Bullets, Bells, and Blues
5 N Santa Cruz Ave
Los Gatos, CA 95030

Irish Writers Festival
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October 13th Las Gatos, | California
2:40 - 6:00pm
Bullets into Bells
Town Chambers Library
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Saturday, April 21, 2018 | Columbia, Missouri
Unbound Book Festival
More info here...

Monday, April 9, 2018 | Baltimore, MD
Bird in Hand Coffee and Books
Alongside Dora Malech, Leslie Harrison, James Arthur
11 E. 33rd Street, Baltimore, MD 21218

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 | Lynchburg, VA
Maier Museum
1 Quinlan St, Lynchburg, VA 24503

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 | Lexington, VA
12:15 pm
Washington and Lee University, Hillel 101
More info here...

Friday, March 23, 2018 | Charlottesville, VA
10:00 am and 4:00 pm
Virginia Festival of the Book
Alongside Farmer Karen Washington
New Dominion Bookshop
404 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
More info here...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | Blacksburg, VA
7:30 pm
Visiting Writers Series
Newman Library Multipurpose Room, Virginia Tech Campus, VA
More info here...

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 | Williamsburg, VA
5:00 pm
William & Mary College

Monday & Tuesday, March 12-13, 2018 | Charlotte, NC
Problem Solving in the Interdisciplinary Humanities
Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, NC

Saturday, March 3, 2018 | Amherst, MA
11:00 am
Amherst College Literary Festival (LitFest)
Alongside poet Rafael Campo
Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Frost Library, Amherst College
More info here...

Thursday, March 1, 2018 | University of Louisville, KY
7:30 pm—9:00 pm
Axton Visiting Writers Series
2215 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY 40208,
University of Louisville Campus, Ekstrom Library, Bingham Poetry Room
More info here...

Saturday, February 24, 2018 | Los Angeles, CA
8:00 pm
Water and the Future: Red Hen Press and the Music of Toru Takemitsu
Alongside poet Florencia Ramirez and musicians Alexander Miller & Sara Andon
Music Style: Poetry and Contemporary Classical
Boston Court Performing Arts Center
70 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106
More info here...

Monday, February 12, 2018 | Riverside, CA
2:30 pm
UCR Writers Week
CHASS Interdisciplinary Building, South – Screening Room, 1128
Free and open to the public.
More info here...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 | New York City, NY
7:00 - 8:15pm
Lowenstein Hall, 113 West 60th Street
12th Floor Lounge/ E. Gerald Corrigan Conference Center

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Valona Deli Second Sunday Poetry Series 
Details here...

Four Saturdays: October 14, Saturday, October 28, Saturday, November 4 and Saturday, November 18, 2017
10 a.m. - 12 noon
Digging Deep: Reading Seamus Heaney
In this class, we’ll be reading Heaney in depth across his career and looking at how his work develops from book to book. This is a chance to watch one extraordinary poet grow and change, and also to watch the way the themes of one body of work expand and resonate across time.

Left Margin Lit, 1600 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709
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Thursday, November 16, 2017
7:30 p.m.
Marin Poetry Center reading featuring Julia Bouwsma and Tess Taylor (I really keep great company, don’t I?).
Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission, San Rafael, CA
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I will be co-curating with Hollie Hardie two Flight of Poets event at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art later this fall. Dates are November 4th and December 2nd. Details TBA. http://www.svma.org/

Thu, October 5, 2017
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Irish Writers Festival Los Gatos - Seamus Heaney: The Berkeley Years
Montalvo Arts Center
15400 Montalvo Road
Saratoga, CA 95071
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Saturday, October 7, 2017
noon to 4:30p.m.

Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival
More info here...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
7:30 p.m.
Poetry Reading with Tess Taylor and Elise Paschen
Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Ave., San Francisco, CA 94122
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
10:15-11:45 a.m.
Fulbright Lecture Series featuring Tess Taylor
University of Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), Germany
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Friday, June 16, 2017
4:30 p.m.
Belfast Book Festival: A Poetry Reading with Andy Eaton and Tess Taylor. Join these two poets for an afternoon reading with drinks and canapes in association with The Lifeboat. Free event.
The Crescent Arts Centre
2-4 University Road, Belfast BT7 1NH
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Thursday, May 4, 2017
8:00 p.m.
Heaney Centre Readings featuring Marilynn Richtarik and Tess Taylor
The Crescent Arts Centre
2-4 University Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland
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Sunday, March 5, 2017
2:15 -3:15 p.m.

Border Crossings: A Reading with Michelle Cahill and Tess Taylor
StAnza, Scotland's International Poetry Festival
The Undercroft, St John's House, South Street, St. Andrews, Scotland
Read a great write-up of the festival...

Sunday, December 4, 2016
6:00 p.m.
Bazaar Writers Salon
Bazaar Café, 5927 California St., San Francisco, CA
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Saturday, December 3, 2016
3:00-5:00 p.m.
PEN West presents: POETS RISING: Tess Taylor, Rachel Richardson and Dean Rader
Please join us for wine and cheese, poetry readings and conversation.

Thursday, November 17, 2016
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Poetry Reading and Q&A with Robert Pinsky, Tess Taylor and Katharine Coles
The Strand Bookstore
828 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016
6:00 p.m.
The Painted Word Poetry Series with Tess Taylor
Fleming Museum of Art
61 Colchester Avenue, Burlington, Vermont 05405
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016
7:30 p.m.
Writing Our Racialized Past: A presentation by Tess Taylor to be followed by discussion. 
Hurley Convergence Center, Digital Auditorium
University of Mary Washington
1801 College Ave, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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Thursday, November 10, 2016
7:30 p.m.
Colorado State University Creative Writing Reading Series: Writers' Harvest Festival
Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, University Center for the Arts
1400 Remington St, Fort Collins, CO
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Wednesday, October 19, 2016
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Poetry Live! with Tess Taylor and Rachel Richardson
Oak View Room - Walnut Creek Library
1644 N. Broadway Ave., Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Sunday, October 16, 2016
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, 551 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476
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Thursday, October 13, 2016
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Litquake Presents Flight of Poets
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Wednesday, October 12, 2016
7:00-8:30 p.m.
The Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) Guest Authors Series featuring Tess Taylor
Monterey Peninsula College - The Almaden Room, Student Center
980 Fremont Street, Monterey, California 93940
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Saturday, October 8, 2016
12:45-1:45 p.m.
Litquake Presents the Off the Richter Scale Series: Anon Was A Woman: A Celebration of Female Poets
Mechanics' Institute Library 57 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94104
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Saturday, September 24, 2016
3:00-5:00 p.m.
100 Thousand Poets for Change in El Cerrito
The Scene, 10700 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530
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Saturday, September 10, 2016
6:00 p.m.
Babylon Salon Fall Reading featuring Tess Taylor, Ramona Ausubel, Frances Stroh, and John Jodzio, and J. Ryan Stradal
The Armory Club, 1799 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA
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Thursday, September 8, 2016
7:30 p.m.
Naming our Precarious Loves: Poetry by Tess Taylor, Rachel Richardson, Noah Warren and Ari Banias
Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Tuesday, August 16, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Red Hen Press Reading featuring Victoria Chang, Andrew Lam, Seema Reza, Brynn Saito, and Tess Taylor
Bryant Park, New York, NY
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Wednesday, August 3, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Poetry Reading with Stephen Burt, Joseph Massey, and Tess Taylor
Porter Square Books
25 White St, Cambridge, MA 02140
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Thursday, July 14, 2016
Doors at 7, Reading at 7:15 p.m.
Why There Are Words
Studio 333, 333 Caledonia Street, Sausalito CA 94965
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