Events
Upcoming in 2017 (details to be posted)
September 19, 2017 Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Publication reading for little eternities at University Club, 420 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN 55102. Sharon Chmielarz with Richard Robbins, Dara Syrkin, Philip Bryant, music of Becca Barniskis and Nick Jaffe. Danny Klecko, impressario.
September 27, 2017 Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. Reading at Birchbark Books, 2115 W. 21st St., Minneapolis, MN
October 4, 2017 Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. Reading with Norita Dittberner Jax at Magers & Quinn Bookstore, 3038 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55408.  612-822-4611
October 14, 2017 Saturday, 11:00 a.m. Signing books at Nodin Press table, RainTaxi Book Fair, Historic Progress Center & Fine Arts Bldg., 1265 N Snelling, at the corner of Cooper & Randall Streets, St. Paul, MN.
October 22, 2017 Sunday, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Book Fair, Ellendale, North Dakota, Opera House, Main Street.
November 2-5, 2017 Presenting workshops and reading at North Shore Readers and Writers Festival. Grand Marais, MN, on the shores of beautiful Lake Superior. Stay tuned for more details.
November 9, 2017 Thursday:  reading with Michael Dennis Browne and Angela Shannon to the music of Laura Mackenzie at the Benedictine Center of St. Paul's Monastery, 2675 Benet Rd., St. Paul, MN  55109  
November 12,2017 Sunday, 4:00 p.m. Reading with Joyce Sutphen and Tim Nolen at Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105. 651-225-8989
December 7, 2017 Thursday, 7:00 p.m., reading at Subtext, 6 W 5th St., St. Paul, MN 55102
 
2017 Places I've Been
March 22, 2017 Wednesday, 3:00 p.m., reading and visiting Ed Bok Lee’s poetry class at Metropolitan State University, EPP Bldg on the “Midway Campus,” 1450 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul, 55108, Room 370-DD. 
April 6, 2017 Thursday. Reading with Michael Dennis Browne and Angela Shannon to the music of Laura Mackenzie  at Wisdom Ways. Carondolet Center, 1890 Randolph Ave, St Paul. 651-696-2750. A brick and stone 1912 Beaux Art building.
May 27, 2017 Saturday, 3:00 p.m. reading with Larry Schug at Eat My Words Bookstore, 1228 NE 2nd Street, Mpls. MN 55413; 651-243-1756
 
2016 Places I've Been
January 12, 2016 Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., reading at Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Ave., St. Paul, MN  55105, 651-225-8989
April 26, 2016 Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. reading at Fine Arts Center, Ivy Building, 2637 27th Ave. S. between Lake and Franklin, Minneapolis, studios on second floor, 228.
April 28, 2016 Thursday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Miller Hill Mall, Duluth, panel discussion, reading, and open mic.
June 1, 2016 Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., reading at Birchbark Books, 2115 W 21st St., Mpls., MN  55405, 612-374-4023
June 2, 2016 Thursday, reading with others from the new anthology, If Bees Are Few ...; honey-tasting at 6:30, reading at 7:00. Cargill Auditorium, University’s St.Paul Campus, next to the new bee lab.
June 30, 2016 Thursday, 7:00 p.m. reading at ddrbooks, 605-878-0418, 7 South Maple, Watertown, SD 57201
August 21, 2016 Sunday, 9:00 Reverie Cafe and Bar 1931 Nicollet Ave. South Mpls. An evening of music and poetry with Linesmasher #2, Futurefunk Adventurists, and Pancake7.
September 10, 2016 Saturday, 3:00 p.m. reading with Jane Dickerson and Rita Moe at Eat My Words Bookstore, 1228 NE 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55413, 651-243-1756
October 5, 2016 Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. reading with Liz Weir, Todd Boss, Tim Nolen, Dore Kieselbach at Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling (Snelling & Grand), St. Paul,  651-225-8989
October 20, 2016 Thursday, 7:00 p.m. The Writer’s Read Series at The Coffee Shop Northeast, 2852 Johnson St. NE., Minneapolis, MN. 612-259-8478.
November 3, 2016 Thursday, reading with Marsha de la O, a BOA published poet at Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls. 55408, 612-822-4611.
November 10, 2016 Thursday, 7:00, reading with others at the North Stone Review Memorial Reading, Ben Krielkamp, host. Gallery Space at A-Mill Artists Lofts, 315 SE Main Street. Minneapolis.   
2015 Places I've Been
March 18, 2015 Wednesday, reading for Edina Book Club, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., 5280 Grandview Square, Edina, MN  55436, 952-833-9570 
March 26, 2015 March 26, Thurs:  publication reading at the Open Book, 7:00 to 9:00, Mpls. MN. 10ll Washington Ave. S., Mpls. 55401
March 28, 2015 Saturday, presenter at Bloomington Writers’ Festival, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd. Bloomington, MN “Five Ways to Find Something New in Your Poem,” 11:00-noon; at book tables till 4:00.
April 2, 2015 Thursday, 7:00 p.m., reading at Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Ave., St. Paul, MN  55105, 651-225-8989
April 14, 2015 Tuesday, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., guest speaker at Austin Poetry Day. The Hormel House, 208 4th Avenue NW, Austin, MN 55912
April 15, 2015 Wednesday, 7:30, reading Wislawa Szymborska’s poetry with others at University Club, 420 Summit Ave.  St. Paul, MN 55102
April 21, 2015 Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., group reading from 18 Minnesota Poets at University Club of Saint Paul, 420 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55102
April 22, 2015 Thursday, 7:00 p.m., reading with three others for Earth Day, Micawber’s Bookstore, 2238 Carter Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108
April 29, 2015 Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., reading at SubText, 165 Western Ave. N. #114 (below Nina’s Cafe). 651-493-2791
May 9, 2015 Saturday, 7:00 p.m., reading with Whistling Shade at Eat My Words Bookstore, 1228 2nd St. NE, Mpls. 55413, 651-243-1756
May 12, 2015 Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. AAUW, at College Club, 990 Summit Ave, St. Paul, next to the Governor’s mansion. 651-227-4477
May 19, 2015 Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., reading at University Club. Carol Connolly Reading Series. 420 Summit Ave. St. Paul, MN 55102
June 6, 2015 Saturday, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., Drury Lane Books, Grand Marais, MN
June 11, 2015 Thursday, reading at Opera House in Ellendale, North Dakota. (Contact Sharon for further info.)
June 13-14, 2015 Saturday and Sunday, panelist at Hassler Festival, Brainerd, MN
July 6, 2015 Monday, reading at Klein's Museum, Mobridge, South Dakota
July 7, 2015 Tuesday, reading or 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. signing at Prairie Pages, Pierre, South Dakota; 7:00 p.m., presentation reading at the Cultural Heritage Center, Pierre, South Dakota
July 9, 2015 Thursday, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., signing at a Corks and Canvas evening, Zandbroz Variety, 420 Broadway, Fargo, N Dakota 58102
July 16-18, 2015 Thursday thru Saturday: presenter at Germans from Russia Heritage Society Convention, Ramkota Hotel, Bismarck, North Dakota
August 14, 2015 Friday, 7:30 p.m., reading at Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, 6666 East River Road, Fridley, MN
September 10, 2015 Thursday, 7:30 p.m., reading at Thursday Night Poets, Ventura, California
September 12, 2015 Saturday, 4:00 p.m., Bolton Hall, Beyond Baroque reading, Tagunga, California
September 14, 2015 Sunday, Coalesce Bookstore Chapel, 845 Main St., Morro Bay, CA
October 22, 2015 Thursday, 4:00 to 4:45 pm, reading at Marshall Festival 15, SMSU Upper Level Conference Center, Southwest MN State University, Minnesota
October 27, 2015 Tuesday, 6:00 p.m., reading at Chaska Public Library, 3 City Hall Plaza, Chaska, Minnesota
November 6, 2015 Friday, 7:00 p.m., publication reading for The Widow’s House. Sub-Text Bookstore, 6 West 5th St., St. Paul
November 12, 2015 Thursday, reading in collaboration with Becca Barniskis and Nick Jaffe at The Arts Center, Jamestown, North Dakota 58402
November 21, 2015 Saturday, 2:00 p.m., reading and photo presentation at the North Star Chapter of Germans from Russia, Berea Lutheran Church, 7538 Emerson Avenue S., Richfield, MN 55423
December 15, 2015 Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., reading at University Club. Carol Connolly Reading Series. 420 Summit Ave,  Saint Paul, MN 55102
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