Kelsay Books Reading Events

Our next reading is in January 2022 (details to follow). Due to a vast number of poets who would like to participate in our next event, we ask that authors send a short video of themselves reading a poem from a title we have published. This will help us select who will be on the program. While there are many poets who write excellent poems, we are looking for those who are also engaging and entertaining. As for reading styles we prefer "speaking voice" to "poet voice" in most cases. We will respond by December 15th to everyone who has submitted a video. Our last event had 90 attendees. We are hoping to increase the audience numbers so it is important that we have an interesting mix of voices and styles. Please follow the guidelines below.


Kelsay Books Zoom Readings

1. Send your video in an Mp3 or Mp4 format.

2. Begin by saying your name.

3. The name of your book.

4. The title of your poem.

5. Read one poem (about 1 minute long).


Write “reading” in the subject line of your email and send it to:

If you are selected we will contact you and put you on the program for the next Kelsay Book reading. Thank you.


To watch the August, 2021 READING

click HERE

Readings for 2022 will be announced in January 2022



Reading  "Love Affairs at the Villa Nelle" (Kelsay Books Anthology)

at Poetry by the Sea conference in Madison, CT, 2019


Kelsay Books / Powow Poets Reading in Newburyport, MA, 2019


John Whitworth (a Kelsay Books Author) Tribute

at Poetry by the Sea in Madison CT, 2019


Kelsay Books Reading in Manhattan NY, 2018


Kelsay Books Reading in Hemet, CA,  2016