Let’s Go to a Poetry Event


Thursday April 13 7pm – Lawrence Library (Mercer County)

Publishers Who Make a Difference (to poets)

Panel discussion with NJ editors will be of special interest to poets and writers who seek publishing opportunities and venues. Featured: Diane Lockward of Terrapin Books; Mike Northen of Wordgathering: A Journal of Disability and Poetry; Denise La Neve and Paul Nash – hosts of the popular North Jersey Literary Reading Series in Teaneck, NJ, who recently published Meta-Land: poets of the Palisades II. Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org

Monday April 17 7pm– Princeton Public Library

Poets at the Library

The reading event generally takes place on the second Monday of each month in the Princeton Public Library at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room on the first floor by the commissary. An open mic follows the readings. Check www.princetonlibrary.org for exceptions or call 609-924-9529.

Wednesday April 19 4:30pm – Princeton University McCosh Hall 50

Poetry Reading

Campus Poet John Ashbery and screenwriter/director Jim Jarmusch read from their work. Both writers will be introduced by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Professor of Creative Writing Paul Muldoon. The event, part of the Althea Ward Clark W’21 Reading Series, is free and open to the public but seating is limited; seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. McCosh Hall 50 on the University Campus.

Sunday April 23 3pm – Hopewell Library (Mercer County)

Poetry Reading

Judy Michaels, recipient of the 2015 New Jersey Poets Prize, and Lois Marie Harrod, who has published 16 poetry collections, will join young poets from local schools in reading their poetry. Light refreshments will be served. Please note the special Sunday scheduling. Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Wednesday April 26 6pm – Labyrinth Books Princeton

Rumi’s Secret: The Life of The Sufi Poet of Love

Pulitzer Prize winning poet Paul Muldoon and Brad Gooch explore Rumi’s life and poetry through conversation. Free.

Friday April 28 6pm – Labyrinth Books Princeton

Poetry Reading

Poet Saeed Jones and seniors in the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing at Princeton University read from their work at 6:00 p.m. at Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street in Princeton. Featured student readers are Rebecca Bedell, Lizzie Buehler, Will Lathrop, Shannon Osaka, Emily Redfield, and Julia Wang.

Free and open to the public.

Saturday April 29 3pm – Hopewell Library (Mercer County)

Cool Women Read Poetry

Hear Cool Women read their earthy poems in celebration of Earth Day and Poetry Month. Light refreshments will be served. Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org