Readings & Events 

Unless otherwise specified, all events are free and open to the public.


April 20

Poetry Craft Talk, Workshop, and Q&A on Recasting Risk as Adventure: Persona Poems at the League of Minnesota Poets Spring Conference, Country Inn & Suites West, Saint Cloud, MN. 1:30-2:45. Conference registration required.

April 13

Writing Workshop: Crafting Effective Line Breaks at the American School of Storytelling, Minneapolis, MN. 1:00-3:00 pm. $20. Register online. Facebook event post here.

April 12

Reading with Claire Wahmanholm at the American School of Storytelling, Minneapolis, MN. 7:00-8:30 pm. Facebook event post here.

January 31

Minds on Fire: Conduit Magazine. White Squirrel Bar, Saint Paul, MN. 7:00 pm.


November 29

Reading with fellow Nodin Press author and Minnesota Book Award finalist Mary Moore Easter! Cracked Walnut Fifth Wednesday Reading Series, Merriam Park Library, Saint Paul, MN. 6:00 pm.

Janna Knittel & Hawona Sullivan Janzen 

at Saint Cloud State University November 4, 2023

November 4

Two events in Saint Cloud, MN:

Poetry for Everyone and Every Day:  Workshops led by Hawona Sullivan Janzen and Janna Knittel, followed by an open mic session for participants. Great River Regional Library. 1:00-3:30 pm. The workshops are free but please register here!

Poetry reading and Q&A session at Saint Cloud State University in the Atwood Theater. 5:30-6:45 pm. Hybrid event: Zoom information is posted in the Facebook event (see link).

October 28

Author Visit (Reading, Q&A, Book Signing). Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, Corvallis, OR. 2:00 pm.

October 2

Up Close Poets Poetry Reading, part of the Cracked Walnut Literary Festival. 7:00 pm. Online: Go to the Facebook event page for the link.

October 1

Literary Bridges and Cracked Walnut present a new poetry anthology with a reading by contributors. Next Chapter Booksellers, Saint Paul, MN. 2:00 pm. 

July 20

Blank Verse Reading Series, Anoka County Library, Blaine, MN. A poetic quartet curated by the American School of Storytelling, with Christine Mounts, Loren Niemi, and Diego Vazquez, Jr. 6:30-8:00 Central Time.

May 28

Birds Nest Poetry Series, with Hosts Rick Hilber and George Colburn. Online. Via Zoom. 6:00 pm Central Time.

May 3

Up Close: Meet the Poet Behind the Verse, with Host River Urke. Online. Visit the Up Close Facebook page and/or subscribe to the YouTube channel. 7:00 pm.

May 2

Book signing prior to the Minnesota Book Awards ceremony. Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. 6:00 pm.

April 18

Birthday Celebration for Norton Stillman, Publisher, Nodin Press. 7:30 pm. University Club of St. Paul. Readings by Nodin Press authors.

April 4

Next Chapter Booksellers, Saint Paul, MN. With James Cihlar. 6:00 pm.

January 12

Magers & Quinn Booksellers, Minneapolis. With Peter Campion and Connie Wanek. 7:00 pm

You can now view and/or listen to the January 12 reading with Peter Campion and Connie Wanek via Magers & Quinn's YouTube channel:


November 18

Duluth Public Library. In person event. 2:00 pm.

November 15

University Club of Saint Paul. Readings by Writers, Hosted by Tim Nolan. With Mary Moore Easter, Richard Terrill, and Sagirah Shahid. 7:30 pm.

November 11

Eat My Words Bookstore, Minneapolis. Official Real Work book launch! Details pending. In-person event. Rumors of cake.

October 27

Miller Learning Center, St. Cloud State University, 7:00 pm. Featuring Michael Kleber-Diggs, Ardie Medina, and Michael Walsh. Co-hosted by the SCSU Creative Writing Program

May 29

Birds Nest Poetry Open Mic featured reader. Online event: Follow Birds Nest Poetry on Facebook to get the link and information on participating in the open mic portion.


November 9

Home (Finding, Leaving, Reimagining) (online). Hosted by the Saint Cloud State University Creative Writing Department. 7:00-8:15 p.m. Rescheduled from April of this year.

September 30

Reading with Stanley Kusonoki, Bryan Thao Worra, and Claudia Daly. Eat My Words Bookstore, Minneapolis, MN

September 12

Literary Bridges. 2:00-4:00 p.m.. Next Chapter Booksellers, Saint Paul, MN. LIVE! CAKE!

April 8

Midstream Reading Series. (online) 7:30-8:45 p.m. Join via Zoom.


November 19

Bridges Reading Series (online), Hosted by Stanley Kusonoki and presented by Next Chapter Booksellers

October 24

Western Literature Association Annual Conference (online): Palimpsests and Western Literatures: The Layered Spaces of History, Imagination, and the Future.   Attending this reading requires conference registration and membership in the WLA.

September 24

Bridges Reading Series 4th Anniversary (online), Hosted by Stanley Kusonoki and presented by Next Chapter Booksellers.

April 4

Video reading on behalf of Poets & Pints during this time of social distancing.


October 24

Next Chapter Booksellers, Saint Paul, MN. With Peter Campion, supporting the release of his book, Radical as Reality: Form and Freedom in American Poetry. RSVP on Facebook

October 16

Miller Auditorium, Saint Cloud State University, Saint Cloud, MN. With Mary Moore Easter, Patricia Kirkpatrick, and Saymoukda Vongsay. RSVP on Facebook

October 2  

Upson Room, Walter Library, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN.  With Mary Moore Easter, Patricia Kirkpatrick, and Saymoukda Vongsay. RSVP on Facebook

May 30

Rolling Thunder Review Presents Patti Smith: A Poetry Tribute: The Turf Club, Saint Paul, MN

April 27

Waters Deep: A Great Lakes Anthology: Readings from the anthology. UntitledTown Literary Festival, KI Convention Center, Green Bay, WI