Kelsay Books Reading Events

If you would like to be included in our next Zoom reading here are the guidelines:

Kelsay Books Zoom Readings

1. Send your video in an Mp3 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.


Our next Zoom reading is Saturday, January 2022, at 1:00 pm, MST

The featured readers are:

Mark Belair, Barbara Lydecker Crane, Laura Bobrow, and Jean Kreiling

Guest readers include:

Daniel Klawitter, John Steele, Marjorie Maddox, Steven Smith, Greg Freidberg, Mary Beth Hines, Terry Allen, and Charles Carter.

Join us for a 90-minute event.

Email us at for a link to the reading.


May 14th, 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, The Doylestown Bookstore, PA (details to follow).

Featured readers (reading slots open for 12):

Jane Ebihara, Cheryl Baldi, Kim Malowinski, Adam Hughes, Charlotte Innes


May 21st, 2022, 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