Readings & Events

Upcoming

Dove Song: A Poetry Reading to Celebrate Mother’s Day – May 1, 2021 6pm Pacific Time. Register here, Facebook event here. “A virtual reading to celebrate Mother’s Day, the Divine Feminine, and three years of Dove Song. As we approach Mother’s Day, you may be fully vaccinated, or a long way off, but we can still gather via Zoom to honor mothers, women, and the Sacred Feminine through poetry.”

August 27 – 29, 2021 – Salt Lake City, UT – Utah Arts Festival – Feature reading on the Big Mouth stage, more info soon.

Recent Online Readings

Wednesday Night Poetry: October 7, 2020: “Offspring”

Wednesday Night Poetry: August 26, 2020: “Things to Tell My Daughter”

Wednesday Night Poetry: August 12, 2020: “On the Rim of Depoe Bay”

Past Events/Readings

April 18, 2021, Sunday 1:00 – 11:00 am Mountain Time – Virtual Event (YouTube) – Utah Poetry Festival Panel I: Writing in Community, Writing–perhaps especially writing poetry?–is famously understood to be a solitary activity, but lots of writers find invaluable company in writing groups and writing friendships. This panel explores the many forms that writing communities take, and how writing in community aids the artist. With Lisa BickmoreStar CoulbrookeTrish HopkinsonJesse Parent. Moderated by Paisley Rekdal. More info an free registration here.

March 3 – 31, 2021, Wednesdays from 3:00 – 4:30 pm Eastern Time – Virtual Event – Write, Revise, Read and Submit Your Work with Trish Hopkinson via The International Women’s Writing Guild’s Digital Village workshops.

February 23, 2021, Tuesday at 7:30 pm Pacific Time – Virtual Event (Zoom) – The Cobalt Poets series, featuring Trish Hopkinson, followed by an open reading. More info on The Cobalt Poets here.

January 9, 2021, Saturday at 1:00 pm Pacific Time – Virtual Event (pre-register on Zoom)Whale Road Review, 5-year anniversary reading, featuring Kelli Russell Agodon, Jennifer Givhan, Shemaiah Gonzalez, Trish Hopkinson, Charles Jensen, Allison E. Joseph, Luci Shaw, & more! More info here.

January 6, 2021 – Virtual Event (Facebook Video)Wednesday Night Poetry hosted by Kai Coggin, featuring Chen Chen, Sarah M. Sala, Guillermo Filice Castro, and Trish Hopkinson. More info here.

November 10, 2020, Tuesday at 7:00 pm – Virtual Event (Zoom) – Inspired: Virtual Anthology Launch & Poetry Open Mic with Rock Canyon Poets, hosted by Trish Hopkinson, Editor-in-Chief

Wednesday Night Poetry: August 6, 2020: “Selfies as a Broad-tailed Hummingbird”

Wednesday Night Poetry: July 15, 2020: “She-God”

Wednesday Night Poetry: April, 8, 2020: “Poem to Pluto’s Heart”

Wednesday Night Poetry: March 25, 2020: “Letter to Covid-19.”

Salt Lake City Art: March 24, 2020: “Earthquake//Corona”

KRCL RadioACTIVE: January 1, 2020 airing: “Scale of Life,” and “Ode to a Young Screech Owl”

March 4 – 7, 2020 – San Antonio, TX

AWP Conference

  • Thursday, 11am – 3pm, conference check-in volunteer
  • Friday, 11am – 12pm, AWP Writer to Writer Bookfair Booth
  • Saturday, 7 – 9pm at Cherrity Bar “The End Will Not be Sugared: Contemporary Apocalypse Poetry” poetry reading

January 14, 2020 – Provo, UT – Rock Canyon Poets 5th Anniversary and Orogeny volume 5 release party, Pioneer Book, 6:30 – 8pm

January 12, 2020 – online webinar – IWWG Webinar, session presenter, “Submit Your Writing Like a Pro” 7 PM EST

November 2, 2019 – Fruita, CO – Rock Canyon Poets at Lithic Bookstore & Gallery, 7-9pm

October 26, 2019 – New York City – IWWG Big Apple Weekend – The Writer’s Arc – from Page to Publication, session presenter: “Where and How to Submit Your Poetry,” Saturday from 1 – 2:30 pm.

October 1 & 15, 2019 – Provo, UT – The Rock Canyon Poets and Pioneer Book, in participation with the Utah Humanities Book Festival, presents Inspired, a free community poetry writing workshop. Instructor and anthology editor-in-chief.

August 2019 – online – Finding the Writer Within session presenter – “Submit Your Writing Like a Pro”

June 20 – 23, 2019 – Salt Lake City, UT – Utah Arts Festival – Literary Arts program, Big Mouth stage, & WordFest coordinator; Feature reading

May 1, 2019 – Salt Lake City, UT – City Art Reading Series, SLC Downtown Library, feature reading with Bonnie Shiffler-Olsen, 7:00pm

April 27, 2019 – Salt Lake City, UT – Utah Poetry Festival, Poetry Outreach Panelist, reading with Utah State Poetry Society, Westminster College

April 11, 2019 – Salt Lake City, UT – READ LOCAL Onsite reading series, Finch Lane Gallery

April 4, 2019 – Helper, UT – Featured poetry reading

March 27 – 30, 2019 – Portland, OR (AWP)  – AWP 2019 Conference, book signing at Lithic Press booth #6008, Saturday 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

March 13, 2019 – Salt Lake City, UT – City Art Reading Series, SLC Downtown Library, feature reading with Tacey Atsitty, 7:00pm

March 6, 2019 – 90.9 FM KRCL – Radioactive feature reading with Tacey Atsitty and Poetry Happens

Saturday, November 3, 2018 – Fruita, CO – Rock Canyon Poets at Lithic Bookstore & Gallery, 7-9pm

Saturday, October 27, 2018 – Provo, UT – Buzzards and Bees Festival, with Rock Canyon Poets & Utah Horror Writers Assoc. 6 – 8pm

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 – Salt Lake City, UT – City Art Reading Series with Rock Canyon Poets, 7:00pm

Tuesday, October 2 & 16, 2018 – Provo, UT – Inspired – community poetry writing workshop (instructor) in conjunction with Utah Humanities Book Festival (click here for more info)

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 @ 6:30pm – Telluride, CO – The Talking Gourds Poetry Club

Tuesday, September 17, 2018 @ 6:00pm – Norwood, CO – The Talking Gourds Poetry Club

Monday, September 10, 2018 – Mapleton, UT – Rock Canyon Poets at the Mapleton Farmers Market, 7:15 – 8:30pm

Monday, July 23, 2018 – Provo, UT – Dove Song: Heavenly Mother in Mormon Poetry reading

Friday, June 22, 2018 – Salt Lake City, UT – Utah Arts Festival with Rock Canyon Poets

Saturday, October 8, 2017 – Fruita, CO – Rock Canyon Poets at Lithic Bookstore & Gallery (photos & blog post)

Thursday, November 2, 2017 – Ridgway, CO – Open Bard Poetry Series