Kelsay Books’ Reading Events

Zoom Reading Event
~ Saturday, December 9th ~
3:00 PM Mountain Time
4:00 PM Central Time
5:00 PM Eastern Time


Featured poets include: Catherine Chandler, Shutta Crum, Margaret Duda, and Neil Creighton

Guest readers include: Constance Brewer, Kathleen Mickelson, Jane Muschenetz, S. Salazar, George Perreault, Janet Rives, Victoria Twomey, Katie Dary-Mullins, Lisa Grunberger, and Rodney Torreson


Register Here


December 9 Zoom Reading Program



June 3rd, Saturday 1:00 pm MST 2023 reading includes featured readers:

Ann Bookman, Rebecca Brock, Lorraine Henrie Lins, and Majorie Maddox.

Guest readers: Laurie Kuntz, Rose Marie Boehm, Lisa St John, Dale Cotttingham, Mark Saba, Peggy Gerber, Peter Crowley, Alfred Encarnacion, and Glen Mazis.

Please sign up here to register for the reading.


Readings scheduled for 2023

The Parkside Lounge in Manhattan NY

317 East Houston Street, New York, NY 10002 (212) 673-6270

May 20th, 2:30 -5:30 pm  Open Mic for all Kelsay Books' poets

Contact us on the event page on the Kelsay Books' Facebook page to participate


Pioneer Bookstore in Provo, Utah

450 W Center Street Provo, UT (801) 225-2665

November 4th, 2:00-4:00 pm

Readers include Justin Evans, Maurine Haltiner, Javen Tanner, Steven Peck, Anita Barrows, and David Shaddock. We will have a 30-minute open-mic for any Kelsay Books poets who wish to participate and read.

Contact us on our Kelsay Books Facebook page to sign up.



If you would like to be included in our next Zoom reading the guidelines are below~

Please submit for our December event in 2023.





Watch our December 2022 reading here.


To participate in future Kelsay Books' Zoom Readings:

1. Send your video in an Mp4 format (or send us a link to a reading of yours on YouTube).

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 KB reading. Thank you.


Watch our Latest Zoom Reading here.

July, 16th 2022

To watch the January 2022 reading click Here


May 12th, 2022, The Putney Library in Vermont (details to follow).

Featured poets:

Tim Mayo, Toni Ortner, Midge Goldberg, and Arlene Distler

Open mic for 15 minutes for whoever would like to read one poem.


May 18th 2022, 6:00 pm The Newtown Bookshop

2835 S Eagle Rd, Newtown, PA 18940 (details to follow).

Featured poets: Jane Ebihara, Cheryl Baldi, Charlotte Innes, Kim Malinowski, Jane Edna Mohler, Lynn Fanok, Wendy Fulton Steginsky, Marie Kane, Bernadette McBride, & Constance Wrzesniewski.


May 21st, 2022, 2:00-5:00 pm The Parkside Lounge, Manhattan, NY (details to follow).

This will be a 90-minute open-mic session for all the poets who show up.


To watch the August, 2021 READING

click HERE



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