Kelsay Books' Reading Events
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 June 3rd, 1:00 pm (2023) and December events 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).
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
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