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Events & Readings

Patricia Clark (photo credit Chris Clark/Grand Rapids Press)

2023 Readings:


Tuesday, October 3, 2023, 6 p.m. With Writer Fleda Brown. Books & Mortar Bookstore, 966 Cherry St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.


Thursday, September 7, 2023, 7 p.m. Brick Street Poetry, Sullivan Munce Cultural Center, 225 W. Hawthorne St., Zionsville, IN.


Thursday, April 20, 2023, 7 p.m. Aretha's Jazz Czfe, 350 Madison St., Detroit, MI 48226. Four readers: Dwight "Skip" Stackhouse, Alexander Morgan, Terry Blackhawk, and Patricia Clark.


Tuesday, March 21, 4 p.m. World Poetry Day, on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUZjgdPcE-Y&t=17209s


Tuesday, March 21, 2023, Stateside Michigan Public Radio interview, https://www.michiganradio.org/show/stateside/2023-03-21/stateside-tuesday-march-21-2023 (2nd segment of show). See links page with direct link.


Thursday, March 9, 2023, Blue Moon Tavern, Seattle, Washington, an AWP offsite reading. "Honoring the Elders: Great Pacific Northwest Poets (a celebration).


Friday, February 24, 2023, 6 p.m. Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. A group reading in support of Ukraine.



2022 Readings:

Tueday, November 15, 2022, Normal Public Library, Normal, IL, "Poetry is Normal" reading: Patricia Clark & Alice Friman. See link at youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVnPw4brrQg.


2021 Readings:

**November 14th (Sunday), 4 pm EST (1 pm PST), Eastern Oregon University, David Axelrod and Patricia Clark. Link to register:



**April 25th, time 12 noon PDT/3 p.m. EDT, Cultivating Voices out of Olympia, WA. Readers are: Patricia Clark, Leslea Newman, Seymour Mayne, and Elaine Nadal.  Link: https://tinyurl.com/sevr3pjy


**April 17th, 2021 8 p.m. EDT, at the North Bend Public Library (Oregon) in honor of National Poetry Month: Albert Garcia, Patricia Clark, and Tom Mitchell. There's a Zoom link:  us02web.zoom.us. If you have any trouble, email me at patriciapoet@gmail.com and I'll send you the link again.


**March 10th, 2021, 7 p.m. EST, WNP (Wednesday Night Poetry), one of four featured readers. Archived here: 


**Woodland Pattern Bookstore, Milwaukee, WI. January 30, 2021, a marathon benefit reading. I'm in day one, the first hour (and I'm near the end of that hour). See links below.

DAY ONE Saturday, January 30th: https://youtu.be/m_ 2Bme48tJ8

**Cultivating Voices, online reading: April 25, 2021, time to be announced.


2020 Readings:  


December 20th (Sunday), @3pm EST. I will be reading as part of the Lit Youngstown News Authors Series. Reading with Jan Beatty and Yvonne Zipter. Archived on youtube: just search for Lit Youngstown.


Find a link here: 



(past readings, 2020)

December 1st (Tuesday), @7 p.m. EST. I will be reading with poet Fleda Brown at Friends of Theodore Roethke in Saginaw, MI (virtual). info at:



November 1st (Sunday), @3p.m. EST, I will be reading with others from the Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse. My poem in the anthology is called "Tomboys." Find reading on Facebook, search Nasty Women Poets.



**Remember that if you order a book, I'm more than happy to send you a signed bookplate to place in your book. Write to me @ patriciapoet@gmail.com and I will send it to your mailing address at no charge to you.


2019 Readings:

Reading with Terry Blackhawk and Rick Robbins at Books & Mortar Bookstore, Grand Rapids, MI, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, October 13, 2019.


Reading with Rod Torreson, L.S. Klatt & Dennis Hinrichsen from Undocumented. Tues, April 20, 2019, at Books & Mortar Bookstore, Grand Rapids, MI. 7 p.m.


Reading with others: Permanent Longing: Connecting Across Borders in Writing about Lost Homelands, Saturday March 30, 2019 at AWP Conference in Portland, Oregon. Reading with Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, Richard Robbins, and Lola Koundakjian. Location: to be added.


Reading with others for Plume magazine, offsite at AWP Conference, Portland, Oregon. March 28, 2019.


2018 Readings: 

November 9, 2018. Wellness Collective, Grand Rapids, MI. 7:30 p.m. Part of an exhibit: Ecotone, Edges, Margins: Art & Poetry. Textile art by Ann Baddeley Keister and poetry by Patricia Clark. Through January 11, 2019.

May 5, 2018. 4 p.m. Award reading in Williamsburg, VA at Poetry Society of Virginia's Poetry Festival.

February 7, 2018. 6 p.m. Reading with Roger Gilles on GVSU campus, Allendale, MI. Cook DeWitt. This will feature my new publication Deadlifts from New Michigan Press.

March 7, 2018. PLUME magazine, 7 p.m. at Aloft Tampa Downtown, 100 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL. Offsite AWP event in Tampa, FL.

March 8, 2018. 3-4 p.m. Signing at New Michigan Press booth #1521 at AWP Conference in Tampa, FL.

March 8, Donut Anthology (Terrapin Books), 7 p.m. at The Tampa Club, 101 E Kennedy Blvd., an offsite event at the AWP conference in Tampa, FL.

March 9, Signing for The Canopy, 3 p.m. at Terrapin Books booth #536 at AWP conference.

March 10, 11 a.m. Signing both The Canopy and Deadlifts at the University of Houston booth #1525/1527 at AWP Conference in Tampa, FL.

April 7 (Saturday), 6 p.m. in Kalamazoo, MI. Group reading for the Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse, edited by Grace Bauer & Julie Kane. Location TBD.

See online review of The Canopy here by Marie Orttenburger, in Coal Hill Review online: