Kelsay Books' Reading Events

December 17th is our Zoom Poetry Reading! Come listen to a stunning array of poetry voices! We have four featured poets along with thirteen guest readers. Please join us at 1:00 pm Mountain Time. Register using the link below the flyer.

Watch our December 2022 reading here.

If you would like to be included in our next Zoom reading here are the guidelines. NOTICE: we are fully booked and closed for the readings in 2022. Please submit in January for our June and December events in 2023. Our next reading is December 17th, 2022.

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