PAST EVENTS 2016

Friday, March 11, 2016

5:00 p.m.

Spring 2016 Lillian Vernon Reading Series

Poetry Reading by Tess Taylor, Robin Beth Schaer, and Robyn Schiff

This event is hosted by Craig Morgan Teicher. Event is free and open to the public. No RSVP needed. Reading will be followed by a reception and book signing.

Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House

58 West 10th Street

New York, NY 10003

For more information, visit http://cwp.as.nyu.edu/page/readingseries

 

Saturday, March 12, 2016

5:30 p.m.

Reading by Tess Taylor, Valzhyna Mort, and Melissa Dickey

The Bookstore

11 Housatonic Street

Lenox, MA 01240

For more information, visit http://bookstoreinlenox.com/

 

Sunday, March 13, 2016

4-5:30 p.m.

The Sixth Annual Berkshire Festival of Women Writers, at Eastover Estate & Retreat

Green Visions: Writing the Environment in Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry & Prose

Reading and discussion with Jennifer Browdy, Jan Krause Greene, Thea Iberall, Tess Taylor and Jane Yolen

Eastover Estate & Retreat Center

430 East Street

Lenox, MA 01240

(866) 264 5139

For more information, visit http://berkshirewomenwriters.org/event/the-sixth-annual-berkshire-festival-of-women-writers-at-eastover-estate-retreat/

To register, visit http://berkshirewomenwriters.org/product/sunday-march-13-2016/

 

Saturday, March 19, 2016

4:00 p.m.

Poetry Reading with Tess Taylor and Jennifer Grotz, moderated by Jason Schneiderman

Poets House

10 River Terrace

New York, NY 10282

For more information, visit http://www.poetshouse.org/programs-and-events

 

March 30 – April 2, 2016

AWP Conference

Los Angeles, CA

Signing books at the Red Hen Press booth during the following days/times:

Thursday, March 31: 1:45-2:45 p.m.

Friday, April 1: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

 

Thursday, March 31, 2016

3:00-4:15 p.m.

AWP Panel: R267. Genre-Crossing and Poetic Truth: Lyric Nonfictions, Reported Poems; Moderated by Tess Taylor, featuring Camille Dungy, Robert Polito, Tom Sleigh, Brian Turner

Room 518

L.A. Convention Center, Meeting Room Level

1201 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90015

For more information, visit https://www.awpwriter.org/awp_conference/event_detail/6107

 

Thursday, March 31, 2016

4:30-5:45 p.m.

AWP Panel: R292. The Many Voices of Poetry; Moderated by Wendy Martin, featuring Don Share, Tess Taylor, Atsuro Riley, and Brandon Som

Room 511

L.A. Convention Center, Meeting Room Level

1201 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90015

For more information, visit

https://www.awpwriter.org/awp_conference/event_detail/6003

 

Friday, April 1, 2016

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Red Hen/The Los Angeles Review Reading

Poetry reading by Tess Taylor and other Red Hen authors, to be followed by reception.

Velaslavasay Panorama

1122 West 24th Street

Los Angeles, CA 90007

For more information, visit http://www.panoramaonview.org/index.html

 

Saturday, April 9, 2016

7:00-9:00 p.m.

Launch Party for Work & Days and Hundred-Year Wave

Come help celebrate the publication of Tess Taylor's Work & Days and Rachel Richardson's Hundred-Year Wave.

Flowerland

1330 Solano Ave

Albany, CA 94706

 

Sunday, April 10, 2016

11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

LA Times Festival of Books

Virginia Quarterly Review: California and the Imagination

Introduction by Dana Gioia, featuring Victoria Chang, Shirley Geok-lin Lim, Tess Taylor, to be followed by signing.

Poetry Stage

University of Southern California

University Park Campus

Los Angeles, CA 90089

For more information, visit http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/

 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

7:00-9:00 p.m.

Poetry at the Albany Library

Poetry reading by Tess Taylor and Christina Hutchins

Albany Library

Edith Stone Room

1247 Marin Ave

Albany, CA 94706

(510) 526-3720

For more information, visit http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=ACL&curKey1=Albany%20Branch

 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Poetry at the El Cerrito Library

Poetry Reading with Tess Taylor, Nate Klug, Matthew Siegel, and Rachel Richardson

Readings followed by a Q&A and signing.

6510 Stockton Avenue

El Cerrito, CA 94530

 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

7:30 pm.

Poetry at Green Apple Books

Poetry reading with Tess Taylor, Rachel Richardson, and Kimberly Grey

Green Apple / Books on the Park

1231 9th Ave.

San Francisco, CA 94122

For more information, visit http://www.greenapplebooks.com/event/9th-ave-rachel-richardson-tess-taylor-and-kimberly-grey

 

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Check in begins at 2pm, Reading from 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Flight of Poets @ Gundlach Bundschu Winery

Wine and poetry have always made a delicious duet. At this special Sonoma edition of Flight of Poets, happening in the Picnic Arbor at the gorgeous Gunlach Bundschu Winery, internationally renowned sommelier Christopher Sawyer pairs four talented poets with four exquisite wines, carefully selected to illuminate their work. Readings by: Hollie Hardy, Ada Limón, Dean Rader, and Tess Taylor

GUNDLACH BUNDSCHU WINERY

Picnic Arbor

2000 Denmark St, Sonoma, CA

(707) 938-5277

http://www.gunbun.com/

$20 entry fee includes a flight of four tastes. Must be 21+.

TICKETS Available Now from Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/flight-of-poets-at-gun-bun-tickets-24638066119

Don't wait! Flight of Poets always sells out! 

 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

4:30-6:30 p.m.

Washington College's 2016 Summer Poetry Salon Series

A performance by a local musician or band will start off the evening, followed by a reading by Tess Taylor, refreshments, and a book signing.

Washington College

300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620

For more information, visit http://www.washcoll.edu/centers/lithouse/programs/summer-poetry-salons.php

 

Saturday, June 4, 2016

11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Bay Area Book Festival: Sun, Soil, Water, Food: How Climate Change Impacts What We Grow and Eat featuring Anna Lappé, Mark Schapiro, and Tess Taylor, moderated by Ann Thrupp

Farmers conjure food out of three ingredients—sun, soil, and water—all three of which are being altered profoundly by climate change. Scientists say conditions are shifting so dramatically that we can no longer look to the past as a reliable predictor of the future. Writing in a variety of genres, these authors address the ways in which our farms can evolve and survive in these new circumstances.

For more information, visit http://www.baybookfest.org/

To get tickets, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/bay-area-book-festival-june-4-5-2016-tickets-24440065895?ref=ebtnebtckt

 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
6:00-8:00 p.m.

Salon at Gabriella Cafe with Ellen Bass and Tess Taylor

Join us at Gabriella Cafe for dinner and a salon style discussion with poets Ellen Bass and Tess Taylor. We will begin the evening with dinner starting at 6:00pm, followed at 7:30pm by a short talk and salon style Q&A. Guests may order dinner from the Gabriella Cafe menu's selection of wonderful farm to table cuisine. Reservations with the restaurant are required. To reserve please phone Gabriella Cafe at 831 457-1677. 

Gabriella Cafe

910 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz CA 95060

For more information, visit http://catamaranliteraryreader.com/news-and-events-2016/

 

Thursday, June 16, 2016

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Quiet Lightning/ArtSpan present an ekphrastic show/artist social curated by Tess Taylor and featuring poets Dean Rader, Brynn Saito, Katie Peterson, and Keith Ekiss

Modern Eden Gallery

801 Greenwich St, San Francisco, CA 94133

More details here.

RSVP for this free event here.

 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

6:30 p.m.

Poetry Reading at a historic site with Kim Dower, Liz Kay, Seema Reza, Tess Taylor and William Trowbridge

Annenberg Community Beach House

415 Pacific Coast Hwy., Santa Monica, CA 90402

More details here.

RSVP for this free event here.

 

2015 EVENTS

 

Friday, February 20

7:30 p.m.

T. Geronimo Johnson in conversation with Tess Taylor

Kepler's Books

1010 El Camino Real

Menlo Park, CA 94025

http://www.keplers.com/events2

https://www.facebook.com/events/825658847498341/

 

Friday, March 27

Time TBD

Tess Taylor reads from Work + Days, followed by poetry talk

CSU Chico

More details to come!

 

Wednesday, April 8

5:00 p.m. 

Poetry reading with John Hoppenthaler followed by Q&A

Lind Hall

University of Minnesota

207 Church St SE 

Minneapolis, MN 55455

 

Friday, April 10

12:00-1:15 p.m.

AWP Session F193

Inscriptions for Air: Race, Identity, and Relation:

In memory of Jake Adam York, and in the spirit of witness, this panel continues a longstanding conversation concerning race and relation. In his posthumously published book, York paraphrases poet Edouard Glissant's idea: in relation, self and other approach each other as equals, as citizens of a moment in which time and place may be reframed. Panelists will include the audience in a discussion about relation, history's record, and striving for social and self-awareness in poetry and beyond. Featuring: Wesley Rothman, Tess Taylor, Martha Collins, Sean Hill, Jon Tribble

Room L100 F&G, Lower Level

Minneapolis Convention Center

1301 Second Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55403

https://www.awpwriter.org/awp_conference/schedule_overview?date=all&from_time=&to_time=&event_keyword=&participant=Rothman&

 

Saturday, April 11

9:00-10:15 a.m.

AWP Session S125

The Politics of Empathy: Writing Through Borrowed Eyes

When writers create characters nothing like themselves, it can inspire empathy. But authors often wrestle with their right to borrow another identity or feel confined to writing only about their own race, gender, or community. Asian Americans rarely get away with white protagonists; straight male authors shy away from gay characters. This diverse panel will consider what's at stake when you cross the identity line, whether white writers are guilty of appropriation, and other touchy topics. Featuring: Lorraine Berry, Matthew Salesses, Prageeta Sharma, Tess Taylor, Aimee Phan

Room M100 F&G, Mezzanine Level

Minneapolis Convention Center

1301 Second Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55403

https://www.awpwriter.org/awp_conference/schedule_overview?date=2015-04-11&from_time=&to_time=&event_keyword=&participant=Prageeta&

 

Tuesday, April 14

1:30-3:00 p.m.

Whittier College Writers Festival and Mini-Conference

Whittier Faculty Readings: Featuring Tony Barnstone, Jennifer Holmes, Tess Taylor, Kate Durbin, Scott Creley

Wardman Library

Whittier College

7031 Founders Hill Road

Whittier, CA 90602

http://www.shannoncenter.org/WhittierWritersFestival.html

 

Thursday, April 16

1:30-3:00 p.m.

Whittier College Writers Festival and Mini-Conference

Panel: The Ethics of Documentary Poetics, featuring: Cynthia Hogue, Geoffrey Brock, Tony Barnstone, Tess Taylor, and moderator Natale Zappia

Wardman Library

Whittier College

7031 Founders Hill Road

Whittier, CA 90602

http://www.shannoncenter.org/WhittierWritersFestival.html

 

Sunday, April 19

1:30 p.m.

LA Times Festival of Books

Poetry Reading with Tess Taylor and Robert Polito followed by signing

Poetry Stage

USC Campus

University of Southern California

University Park Campus

Los Angeles, CA 90089

http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/

June 6, 2015

1:00-1:50 p.m.

Poetry from There and Here: Panel discussion and short readings (featuring Tess Taylor, Fabiano Alborghetti, John W. Evans, and Arvind Krishna Mehrotra)

Bay Area Book Festival

Magnes Museum

2121 Allston Way

Berkeley, CA

http://www.baybookfest.org/

 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Doors at 6:30, reading at 7:00pm

Flight of Poets (part of Litquake)

Wine and poetry have always made a delicious duet. At this reading, curated by Hollie Hardy and Tess Taylor, internationally renowned sommelier Christopher Sawyer pairs six talented poets--Tony Barnstone, Ellen Bass, Annelyse Gelman, Maisha Z. Johnson, Deborah Landau, and Indigo Moorwith-- with six exquisite wines carefully selected to illuminate their work. This event always sells out, so grab your tickets now.

Hotel Rex

562 Sutter St.

San Francisco, CA

For tickets/more information:

http://www.litquake.org/events/flight-poets-0

 

Tuesday, November 3

7:00-8:30 p.m.

Relatives and Strangers: America in Black and White

Reading and Discussion at Poplar Forest

Join Tess Taylor and Gayle Jessup White at Thomas Jefferson’s private retreat and tobacco plantation, where they will reflect upon their interconnected pasts. Ms. Taylor will read from her work of poetry, The Forage House, her meditation on her relationship with her ancestors and with the American past. A reception will follow. Poplar Forest will offer its Enslaved Community tour prior to the event. Reservations required for this event.

Poplar Forest

1542 Bateman Bridge Road

Forest, VA 24551-0419

For tickets/more information:

http://www.poplarforest.org/event/relatives-and-strangers-america-in-black-and-white/#.VfidZntsDxZ

 

Wednesday, November 4

7:00-8:30 p.m.

Relatives and Strangers: America in Black and White

Discussion at Randolph College

History professor John d’Entremont moderates a discussion with writer-educators Gayle Jessup White and Tess Taylor, on Americans’ shared but divided racial past, the shadow it casts on the present, and the prospects for a future of reconciliation and peace. Cousins White and Taylor will share their personal stories, and invite comments and insights from the audience. Dessert reception to follow. 

Wimberly Recital Hall, Presser Hall

Randolph College

2500 Rivermont Avenue

Lynchburg, VA 24503

This event is free and open to the public.

http://www.randolphcollege.edu/calendar/

 

Saturday, November 7

9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Using the Artifact: Teen Writing Workshop with Tess Taylor

Tess will lead teen writers in a workshop about engaging artifacts, archaeology, and history in crafting poems. The morning will start with a look at model poems built around historic artifacts (including poems by Natasha Trethewey, Kevin Young, and Rachel Richardson), and then will give participants a chance for a private tour and reflective time in the Monroe house during the hours before Ash Lawn-Highland opens, so each writer can contemplate their own history poem. The morning will conclude with a writing workshop using artifacts from Ash Lawn-Highland’s collections as inspiration, subject, or starting point. The workshop will be followed by lunch, a brief reading by Tess, and a question and answer session.

Ash Lawn-Highland

2050 James Monroe Parkway

Charlottesville, VA 22902

(434) 293-8000

For more information: http://ashlawnhighland.org/event/using-the-artifact-writing-workshop-with-tess-taylor/

To register: http://twc.tupelopressva.org/product/exploring-history-using-the-artifact-a-reading-conversation-and-workshop-with-tess-taylor/

 

Sunday, November 8

10:10-11:10 a.m.

Spiritual Formation Hour featuring Tess Taylor

Episcopalian and poet Tess Taylor will be at St. Paul’s during the spiritual formation hour at 10:10 a.m.

St. Pauls Episcopal

815 East Grace St. 

Richmond, VA 23219

http://www.stpaulsrva.org/learn/adult-formation/

 

Friday, November 13

6:00-8:00 p.m.

The Habit of Work: Writing Every Day (series of four classes)

On November 13, Tess Taylor will be the guest writer.

Join Justine Kenin, a producer of NPR's All Things Considered, and guest writers and editors in a series of casual conversations to get right with your writing habits. We'll meet every three weeks through the fall to figure out what's getting in your way and how to create room in your day-to-day life for writing. That way you can go off and write and come back, and by the end, with effort and luck, you’ll be able to see real change in your writing habits.

Politics and Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse

5015 Connecticut Ave. NW

Washington, D.C. 20008

(202) 364-1919

For more information: http://www.politics-prose.com/class/habit-of-work-1573

 

Sunday, December 6

2:00-4:00 p.m.

Ravenswood Poetry Series

Poetry in a beautiful, historic setting.

Readings by Tess Taylor and Kate Buckley, followed by open mic.

Ravenswood Historical Site

2647 Arroyo Road

Livermore, CA 94550

2014 EVENTS

 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

10:00 a.m.

Sunday Morning Adult Forum: Discussion on poetry, family, and beloved community with Gayle Jessup White

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

815 East Grace St

Richmond, VA 23219

http://www.stpaulsrva.org/

http://www.stpaulsrva.org/download_file/view/231/

 

Monday, September 22, 2014

12 Noon-1:00 p.m.

Book Talk and Signing: A 45-minute presentation that blends readings with a discussion of how Tess Taylor’s research informed and shaped the poems appearing The Forage House. This free book talk does not require registration. To sign up for an optional catered buffet lunch available for $12, visit www.tesstaylortalk.eventbrite.com.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

815 East Grace St

Richmond, VA 23219

http://www.lva.virginia.gov

http://www.lva.virginia.gov/news/calendar.asp

 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

1:00-2:00 p.m.

Poetry Talk and Q&A

Wilkinson Chapel (Fish Interfaith Center)

Chapman University

One University Drive

Orange, CA 92866

http://www.chapman.edu/research-and-institutions/tabula-poetica/reading-series/

 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

4:00-5:30 p.m.

Poetry Reading, Q&A, and Signing

Henley Room (Leatherby Libraries)

Chapman University

One University Drive

Orange, CA 92866 

http://www.chapman.edu/research-and-institutions/tabula-poetica/reading-series/

 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

7:00 p.m.

99 Poems for the 99 Percent: an anthology of poetry Release Party and Contributors’ Poetry Reading: Featuring Dean Rader, editor, and poets Heather Altfeld, Maxine Chernoff, Troy Jollimore, Tess Taylor, and Matthew Zapruder.

Mrs. Dalloway’s Literary & Garden Arts

2904 College Avenue

Berkeley, CA 94705

http://www.mrsdalloways.com

 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

7:30 p.m.

Poetry Reading at the Fun Party Reading Series

Brew & Brew

500 San Marcos St

Austin, TX 78702

http://funpartyatx.tumblr.com/

 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

12 Noon-4:00 p.m.

Presentation at the Ina Coolbrith Circle Banquet

Zio Fraedo's Restaurant

611 Gregory Lane

Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

http://www.coolpoetry.org

 

2013 AND PRIOR EVENTS