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EVENTS:  2023-2024


July 15, 2024

6:30 PM--Reading 

Washington Public Library

20 Carlton Avenue

Washington, NJ


September 12, 2024

6:30 PM--Reading 

Whitespace Art Gallery (across from Pep Boys)

47 US Route 46, Suite 3

Hackettstown, NJ


October 5, 2024

Reading (Time TBD)

w/ other featured poets, including Marcia LeBeau, Elinor G. Mattern, Heather Lanier, Karen Smith, and Peter Murphy

Collingswood Book Festival

Poetry Tent

Collingswood, NJ 


December 3, 2024

7:00 PM--A Reading of and Conversation about

             Yusef Komunyakaa's Poetry 

The Writers' Roundtable

Unitarian Fellowship

1 West Nelson Street

Newton, NJ 



Thursday through Sunday

September 8-11, 2016


Reading/Workshop Leader/Presenter

Star Island Writers' Conference

Isles of Shoals

New Hampshire

(Located six miles off the coast of New Hampshire and Maine)







Saturday, October 1, 2016


2:30 PM Reading (with Bruce Niedt, Hank Kalet, and others)

Stealing Home: Baseball Poetry

Collingswood Book Festival

Collingswood, NJ






Sunday, October 9, 2016


3 PM Reading

Maple Leaf Bar

8316 Oak Street

New Orleans, LA





Saturday, November 19, 2016


7 PM Reading

ANT Bookstore & Cafe

345 Clifton Avenue

Clifton, NJ



January 12, 2017


7-10 PM Reading

Benefit Reading for the Light of Day Foundation

(with Laura McCullough, Timothy Liu, Joe E. Weil, the Cornelius Eady Trio, and many others)


516 Cookman Ave.

Asbury Park, NJ




January 13 to 16, 2017


Faculty Member

Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

(with Stephen Dunn, Sharon Olds, and many others)

Stockton Seaview Hotel/Richard Stockton University

401 S. New York Rd.

Galloway, NJ

Sunday, February 12, 2017


2:00 PM Reading

Allentown Art Museum

31 North 5th Street

Allentown, PA

Saturday, April 8, 2017


9:15 AM to 4:30 PM

Workshop Leader:

INVENTIVE INTENSIVE (A Poetry Writing Mini-Boot Camp)

Richard Stockton University

101 Vera King Farris Drive
Galloway, NJ

Coordinated by: Murphy Writing of Stockton University

For More Information, Click HERE.

Saturday, April 29, 2017


1:00 PM Reading (with Laura McCullough)

  Hosted by Jersey Shore Poets

Monmouth County Library/Eastern Branch

1001 Route 35

Shrewsbury, NJ

Tuesday, May 2, 2017


8:00 PM Reading (with Open Mic)

Backroom Broadsides Reading Series

Fox and the Crow
594 Palisade Ave
Jersey City, NJ


Saturday, September 9, 2017


1-4 PM Workshop

5 PM Reading

Second Saturday Poets Series

Jackson Inn

101 North DuPont Road

Wilmington, DE

Thursday, September 14, 2017


6:30 PM Reading

Free Public Library of Audobon

239 Oakland Avenue

Audobon, NJ

Saturday, October 28, 2017


7:00 PM Reading

Classic Quiche Café

330 Queen Anne Road

Teaneck, NJ


December 3, 2017


Bovine Social Club Presents

the 7th Annual “Jingle Jingle” Holiday Bash:

An Evening of Story and Song

The Deer Head Inn

5 Main Street

Delaware Water Gap, PA

Featuring: Bovine Social Club, BJ Ward, We Three Kings with Tim Carbone, Lou Rogai & Julian Rogai, Simone Mueller Colon, Mike Herz, Chelsea Smarr, Melanie Thiel, & More

DOORS: 4pm
SHOW: 5-9pm

$34.00 General Admission

UPATE: December 1: This Event is SOLD OUT.

Full Bar and Fine Dining Dinner Menu available 4-7pm

This is a special event at a legendary music hall (Keith Jarrett recorded one of his best albums here). I'll share the stage with some fantastic musicians, including Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth and the event's organizer, Samuel Saint Thomas. All proceeds go directly to the Kiwanis Club Holiday Meal for Needy Families. This event will be SOLD OUT, so please plan to purchase your tickets ASAP if you intend to go. A guaranteed great show. Limited tickets remaining here:


January 12 to 15, 2018


Faculty Member

Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

(with Stephen Dunn, Gregory Pardlo, and many others)

Stockton Seaview Hotel/Richard Stockton University

401 S. New York Rd.

Galloway, NJ


February 4, 2018


3 to 6 pm

A Reading with Patrick Rosal & Other Poets

Atelier Rosal

74 East Cherry Street

Rahway, NJ


March 12, 2018


9 a.m.


State Finals of New Jersey Poetry Out Loud

The Grunin Center

Ocean County College

1 College Drive

Toms River, NJ


April 5, 2018


7 PM Reading

Montclair Monthly Poetry Series

Montclair Public Library

50 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, NJ


April 13, 2018


10:30 AM Presentation/Discussion

Tunnel of Love: A 5-Ticket Ride

part of the Springsteen as Narrative Poet panel

The Springsteen Symposium

Monmouth University

LongBranch, NJ


April 18, 2018


6:30 PM Reading

In Celebration of National Poetry Month

Washington Borough Public Library

20 Carlton Avenue
Washington, NJ


May 3, 2018


5 PM Reading 

University of Delaware

Memorial Hall, Room 107

Newark, DE


May 14, 2018


7 PM Reading

Poets at the Library Series

Princeton Public Library

65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ


June 3, 2018


Leading Two Sessions:

1:10 pm: Beginners' Poetry Workshop

2:50 pm: Advanced Poetry Workshop

Rutgers University-New Brunswick Writers' Conference

300 Atrium Drive

Somerset, NJ

Friday & Saturday

August 17-18, 2018


Readings & Workshop

11th Annual Lewes Creative Writers' Conference

Lewes Library

111 Adams Avenue

Lewes, DE


September 21,  2018


6:30 to 8:30 Reading

(with writers/musicians Kayt Hester and Paul Crane)

Benefit for Gardens at Pershing Field

Froth on Franklin

85 Franklin Street

Jersey City, NJ


October 6, 2018


2:15 pm

A Reading with Joe E. Weil

(Back and Forth, Unplanned, Never to be Duplicated!)

Collingswood Book Festival

(Poetry Tent)

Haddon Ave. & Washington Ave.

Collingswood, NJ


October 20, 2018


2 pm Reading

with William Brewer, Rob Hylton, Kevin Pilkington,

and Jenny Xie

17th Biennial Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival

First Baptist Peddie Memorial Church 

572 Broad Street

Newark, NJ 


November 9,  2018


6 pm Doors / 7 pm Performance

(with musicians Mike Herz, Rob Williams, and Sonofdov)

The Stanhope House

45 Main Street

Stanhope, NJ

(A reading with three incredible singer/songwriters

at the legendary "Stanhope House"--

"The Last Great American Roadhouse"

$10 admission


April 20, 2022


1 PM

Featured Reader

Washington Township (Morris County) Public Library

37 E. Springtown Rd.
Long Valley, NJ 



April 22, 2022


7 PM

Online Reading (Zoom)

               (also featuring Joyce Meyers and Brooke Palma)

Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center

               (supported in part by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund)

Hosted by David Kozinski


April 24, 2022


2 PM

Featured Reader

The Poet's Voice

Darien Library

1441 Post Road

Darien, CT  


June 12, 2022 

4 PM Reading (also featuring Vasiliki Katsarou)

Second Sunday Princeton Makes Reading Series

Princeton Shopping Center

301 N. Harrison St.
Princeton, NJ


June 28, 2022

Online Reading--10:30 PM EST/ 7:30 PM PST

Featured Reader

Cobalt Poetry Café 

Online Series--Based in Los Angeles, CA


For more details, please click HERE.


April 4, 2023

7:00 PM--Reading 

The Writers' Roundtable

located at the Unitarian Fellowship

#1 West Nelson Street

Newton, NJ  

(Open Mic to follow)


April 24, 2023

6:00 PM--Reading 

Swedesboro Public Library (Gloucester County)

1442 Kings Highway


November 17, 2023

7:00 PM--Reading 

"A Poetry Tempest," hosted by Kendall Bell

Evermore Coffee Roasters

1 E. Pearl Street

Burlington, NJ 


December 7, 2023

7:00 PM--Reading with Kenneth Hart

The Gallery at Bex 

56 Main Street

Califon, NJ


January 6, 2024

Afternoon--Guest Lecture & Reading 

DeSales University MFA in Creative Writing Program

Dooling Hall

DeSales University

Center Valley, PA

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