EVENTS IN 2016
PEGASUS BOOKS ON SHATTUCK Berkeley, California
Wednesday June 8th at 7:30 pm
I’ll be reading from CRAZING and other poems, along with Saddle Road author Jayne Benjulian.
WHY THERE ARE WORDS Sausalito, California
Thursday, June 9th at 7:00 pm. I always love reading in this lively and dynamic series. Line-up to be determined!
POETRY FLASH READING SERIES, Moe’s Books, Berkeley, California
September 8th at 7:00 pm. One of my favorite venues.
THANKS TO ALL FOR EVENTS IN 2015
HILO PUBLIC LIBRARY Hilo, Hawai’i
Saturday June 13th – Reading and Craft Talk — Reading from Woman With Crows and poems from upcoming CRAZING.
THE BROOKLYN COTTAGE Brooklyn, New York
Tuesday, August 4th 7:00 pm – Release party for CRAZING and reading with AROHO sisters Elana Bell, Esther Cohen, Jenny Douglas, Lisa Rizzo plus Don Mitchell,
AROHO WOMEN’S RETREAT AT GHOST RANCH Abiquiu, New Mexico
August 10th-16th – “How Is It Shaping? Your Poetry Manuscript with Ruth Thompson.” Also read from CRAZING.
THANKS TO ALL FOR EVENTS IN 2014
Poet and editor Jendi Reiter called Woman With Crows “an antidote to fear” –
The California Journal of Women Writers featured a fantastic interview with me on June 19th. Thank you to Claire Farley for pushing me to talk about the things unsaid.
There’s also a great review of Woman With Crows by Claire Farley in TCJWW on May 29th: http://tcjww.org/2014/05/29/woman-with-crows-by-ruth-thompson/
“Dementia” was a finalist for the Tupelo Quarterly 3 poetry prize and appears in this issue: http://www.tupeloquarterly.com/dementia-by-ruth-thompson/
CLOVERDALE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Thanks to CPAC, to emcee Michelle Wing, to our wonderful hosts, and to my partner Don Mitchell, author of the marvelous short story collection A Red Woman Was Crying.
POETRY FLASH SERIES @ MOE’S BOOKS (Berkeley) Thanks as always to wonderful hosts Joyce Jenkins and Richard Silberg, and to my sister poets Michelle Wing (Body On the Wall) and Tania Pryputniewicz (November Butterfly)!
WHY THERE ARE WORDS Julia Fierro, Molly Giles, Don Mitchell, Antonya Nelson, and Peter Turchi – what a line-up! Thanks to Peg Alford Pursell for this marvelous evening!
BOOK PASSAGE (Corte Madera) Thanks to the brilliant novelist Sandra Hunter, author of Losing Touch, for the invitation, and to Book Passage for a great reading in June 2014.