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Voices Carry with Georgia Center for the Book

Nov. 15, 2023 7 pm, Zoom

Register here for link 

Madville Publishing Fundraiser

Nov. 16, 2023 7 pm, Zoom

Click here to enter 

SoFloPoJo Launch event 

11-7-2023 at 7 pm, Zoom

Performance Poets of the Palm Beaches Featured Reader

April 23, 2023, 3pm 

Zoom link via email; click link above

National Poetry Month Kickoff Event In Person


March 31, 2023 7-9 pm

Hilton Downtown, Toledo, Ohio 

registration required 

Poetry Society of Tennessee Guest Lecture and workshop 

March 11, 2023  2-4 pm via Zoom

Past 2022 readings and events:


Workshop Generative Poetry Series

Nov 1, 8, 15, 22 7-9 pm EST, Zoom

Limited to 6 students; registration required 

Reinhardt College Reading and Signing

November 10th, 7 pm, in person

South Florida Poets

Generative Workshop Fundraiser

October 9, 2022 1-3 pm EST, zoom

On Ramps, Off Ramps, and Line Breaks:  A Craft Talk With Julie E Bloemeke

Hudson Valley Writers Workshop 

August 27, 12:30-2:30 pm EST, Zoom

Registration now open 

OHMI Reading Series 

The Switchboard

Tues, Sept 13 6:30 pm, in person


The Switchboard 

Toledo, Ohio 

May 15, 2022, in person


Wednesday March 23, 7-9 pm, in person

The Fire 412 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia

Limp Wrist Barbie Issue Launch

Wild & Precious Life Series 

Wednesday March 16, 7 pm, Zoom

Pen Parentis Annual Poetry Salon

with Sean Hill and Jennifer Franklin

Tues Jan 11, 2022, Zoom


Past 2021 readings and events:


Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

Reading with Eric Sasson

September 29, 7:30 pm


Reading and wine tasting hosted by TC Whysall 

The Common House

Charlottesville, VA

September, 13 2021 6:30-7:30 pm

reservations required  


Queer Home CookOUT

Sunday, August 1, 4pm

Heck House
3498 E Ponce de Leon Ave, (driveway on Milton St.)

Community Bookstore Partner: Charis Books & More


Uncloistered Poets at The Switchboard

912 Monroe St.  Toledo, 43604

featuring Michael Steffen, OneSingleRose

Saturday Nov 6 5-8 pm

Reading, Signing and Wine Tasting

Harvest Market, Holland, Ohio 

July 29, 7 pm

Signing and signature cocktails with the author

Featuring Slide to Unlock-inspired craft cocktails

made with Toledo Spirits 

Toledo Spirits

1301 N. Summit St, Toledo

Thursday, July 15th, 7 pm


Join us for an Ohio launch and celebration of Ben Kline's Dead Uncles

with guest poets including Julie E. Bloemeke. Signing to follow.

June 5, 8 pm EST, The Littlefield, Cincinnati, Ohio

Please RSVP on Facebook 


NOW FULL:  Questioning the “About”: A 4-week generative workshop series on memory

Feb 1, 8, 15 and 22 7-9pm via Zoom

Exploring the ‘Inexhaustible Fecundity’ of Memory with Julie E. Bloemeke

Part of the RQ Writing Academy collection, Jan 15 1-3 pm EST

Pen Parentis Literary Salon with Christina Chiu

Sean Hill, Jennifer Franklin 

January 11, 2022 7 pm EST via Zoom


Visiting Reader, Oglethorpe University

December 2, 8-9 pm 

Virtual Reading with Steven Reigns

curated by Elena Sect

November 19, 2021

Wild and Precious Life Series 

Villanelle issue reading 

November 10, 2021 7:30 pm

Limp Wrist One Year Anniversary 

October 28, 7 pm

Uncloistered Poetry Reading

Toledo, Ohio, hosted by Jonie McIntire

October 17, 6 pm via zoom

Taylor Swift as Books Reading hosted by Ben Kline

 and  Wild & Precious Life Series. Featured readers

Ösel Jessica Plante, Kimberly Reyes, Leah Umansky

August 25th 7:30 

Wild and Precious Life Series Workshop

closed to non-applicants

June 26 1-3 pm EST 


Broadleaf Writing Series 

From Muse to Manuscript: How to Bring a Book into Being
Reading and Discussion with Charles Jensen

June 24, 7 pm EST  

New York Writer's Workshop

Let's Talk Books with Christina Chiu

Women, Health and Beauty in the Pandemic

Reading and discussion with Sandra Beasley and Porochista Khakpour

Wednesday June 2, 7 pm EST

Masterclass Workshop 

Previous Workshop students only

currently closed to applications

April 20, 27, May 4, 11

Bardic Trails Reading Series

May 4, 7 pm MDT Registration required 

Power of Words Virtual Author Panel with ArtsXchange

Sunday, April 28 2-3:30 Registration required

LOGOS Poetry Collective Reading with Jane Hirshfield

April 13, 7 pm CST

Recording available 

Slide to Unlock: One Year Celebration

hosted by Dustin Brookshire

March 12, 2021 7-8 pm

Register here

Mother Mary Anthology Launch

Redheaded Stepchild

March 4, 7 pm EST

Masterclass workshop February 4th, 9th, 23rd and March 2nd, 2021

6-8 pm EST.  Previous workshop experience required.

Use contact form to query for details..

Mother Mary 2: Eternal Blessings Boogaloo

Georgia Center for the Book

Feb 22, 7 pm EST

Bennington Writers Reading

February 24, 2021 7 pm EST

Dolly Parton tribute launch, Limp Wrist Magazine 

Co-edited with Dustin Brookshire

via Wild & Precious Life Series

Tuesday January 19, 2021

Reading Queer & the Wild & Precious Life Series present

"Inviting the Subconscious" Generative Workshop--NOW FULL

January 16, 2021, 2-4 pm

Past 2020 events

South Florida Poetry Journal 

December 8th, 7:30 pm

Mining The Senses: 4-Week Generative and Critque-based Workshop Series 2

via Zoom with the The Ranch, Tiburon, CA

Nov 10, 17, 24, and Dec 1 6-8 pm

Mother Mary Anthology Launch and Reading

Georgia Center for the Book

Monday, November 16, 7 pm 

Voices Carry Reading featuring Julie E. Bloemeke, Theresa Davis, Karen Head, Gustavo Hernandez, and Cecilia Woloch

Monday October 26, 7-8 pm EDT

Georgia Poetry Society Reading

Saturday October 24, 10 am.

Wednesday Night Poetry 

October 16 Full recording

Mining The Senses: 4-Week Generative and Critque-based Workshop

via Zoom with the The Ranch, Tiburon, CA

Oct 6, 13, 20, 27 6-8 pm

Subversion and Subconscious: Generative Verse Through Meditation

Wild &Precious Life Poetry Series

Sunday September 13 1-3 pm

Featured reader with Beth Gylys for Performance Poets of the Palm Beaches

Sunday August 9, 3 pm EST

New South Reading,

August 7th, 7-9 pm EST

Instagram takeover with Georgia Writer’s Association

Thursday, August 6th at noon EST (postponed from June 11 in solidarity)

Meditation in Verse: Generative Poetry Workshop

 via Zoom with The Ranch, Tiburon, CA.  

August 4th, 3-5 pm PDT  

​Let’s Talk Books:  “A New World” with Christina Chiu, Joan Gelfand and Adrienne Raphel

July 28th, at 7 pm.

Book launch and celebration Cynthia Atkins and Redheaded Stepchild

July 23 7-8 pm  (postponed from June 4th in solidarity)

Featured Poet, Wednesday Night Poetry with Jessica Jacobs, Ashley M. Jones, and Gris Muñoz 

July 15

Inaugural Fireplace Series for VCCA with Christina Chiu

May 14th, now available on YouTube

Read it Again Books with Shawnte Orion and Jia Oak Baker 

May 8th, 8 pm.  Full recording

John’s Creek Poetry Society via Zoom

Saturday, May 2nd, 10 am

Georgia Center for the Book featuring Mike James, JC Reilly and Julie E. Bloemeke 

April 27.  Full recording

Wednesday Night Poetry, In Celebration of Earth Mothers Joy Harjo, Jane Hirshfield, Naomi Shahib Nye, 

April 22.  Full recording

Julie E. Bloemeke and Matt Coyle on Madame Perry’s Salon:

April 21, 8 pm.  Full podcast

Wild & Precious Life Reading Series hosted by Dustin Brookshire with Teri Elam and Beth Gylys via Zoom

April 16, 7:30 pm

Reading for Wednesday Night Poetry, Poetry in the Pandemic via video

April 15th

KGB Bar Reading Series with Julie E. Bloemeke and Don Yorty

April 13, 7 pm, recording available here:

Access password:  v9^rD9g8

Readings From the Field: Virtual Book Tour with Stillhouse Press:

Megan Merchant, Sonia Greenfield and Abayomi Animashaun via Zoom

Saturday, April 4th, 2 pm EST 

Glittery Festival–CANCELLED
Oxford, Mississippi

Friday, April 3rd- Sunday, April 5th

Reading for Wednesday Night Poetry, Poetry in the Pandemic via video

March 26th

Reading for #internationalpoetrycircle via video

March 24th


La Villita Cafe

Thursday, March 5

Slide to Unlock Launch, Reading, and Benefit–POSTPONED; STAY TUNED

7878 Roswell Road

Sandy Springs, GA 30350


Past Readings/Events 2016

Launch party and reading, Four Chambers Press, 

Valley Bar, Phoenix, Arizona,

December 12, 2016

Bourbon and Bards, finale reading of the 2016 Milton Literary Festival,

November 12th.

 Beyond thrilled to have served as the inaugural Poetry Director for the Festival!

Bridge Eight reading at Vagabond Coffee in Jacksonville

Oct 15th

Decatur Book Festival 

September 2nd-4th.

Reading with fellow Bridge Eight Literary Magazine poets Christopher Martin and Travis Denton,

Georgia Center for the Book

May 23rd at 7:15 

Boog City 9.5 Festival reading 

Unnameable Books in 600 Vanderbilt Ave., Prospect Heights, Brooklyn,

February 13th at 7:10 pm!  

Reading with the amazing Collin Kelley

Heron’s Coffee and Wine bar in Acworth!

March 7th


Past Readings/Events 2015

Decatur Book Festival, Saturday, September 5th, 4:15-4:25, Java Monkey Stage

Callanwolde, September 9th, 8-9 pm with Joseph Harrison


Past Readings/Events 2014

Reading with William Walsh

Georgia Center for the Book
Decatur, Georgia
September 29, 2014, 7:30 pm

Reading with Brendan Constantine
Georgia Center for the Book
Decatur, Georgia
June 18th, 2014, 7:15 pm

Reading at Bethany College
Bethany, WV
March 25, 2014, 4 pm

Salon Reading with Dan Veach
Pine Lake, GA
Sunday, February 2, 2014, 3-5 pm


Past Readings/Events  2013

Fusebox Reading with Chad Prevost and Emilia Phillips
Chattanooga, TN
March 30, 2013

Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers Reading
University of Georgia
Founders Memorial House
April 4, 2013, 7:30 pm

Southern Anthology of Poetry: Georgia Reading
Georgia Center for the Book
215 Sycamore Street Decatur, Georgia 30030
April 30, 2013, 7:15

Reading with Amanda Auchter
Charis Books & More
1189 Euclid Ave. NE Atlanta, GA 30307
May 4, 2013

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