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Author Events

Find the latest online and in-person events, readings, workshops, and more from BOA's authors. List updated weekly. 


Poetry Event: James Crews & Camille Guthrie
October 7th at 7:00pm ET

Join us for an evening of poetry as we welcome two authors: James Crews & Camille Guthrie. They will both be reading from their new collections, Every Waking Moment and Diamonds. 

More information at Battenkill Books


Poetry Event: Charles Rafferty, Shanna Melton, Diane Lowman & students
October 7th at 7:00pm ET

Instructor & Student Reading - Charles Rafferty will be reading from his collection A Cluster of Noisy Planets. Free and open to the public!

More information at Westport Writers Workshop


The 24th Annual Dine and Rhyme

October 8th at 7:30pm - 9pm ET

Dine & Rhyme is BOA's one-and-only annual fundraising event. This year will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Poulin Prize, named in honor of BOA's late founder, A. Poulin, Jr. The event will feature poetry readings and book signings from poets Chen Chen, Keetje Kuipers, and Geffrey Davis, and a celebratory video about the Poulin Prize. The event will both be in-person at the Rochester Academy of Medicine & via live-stream and 32Auctions.

To purchase tickets to this event, go to the Dine and Rhyme web page. 


Grace Notes: Poetry at Grace Cathedral (with Sandra Lim, Forrest Gander, Miguel Murphy, and Danusha Laméris, hosted by D.A. Powell)
October 9th at 8:00pm - 10:00pm PST

Litquake returns to San Francisco’s gothic and gorgeous Grace Cathedral for a special evening of exalted verse, celebrating the sacred and profane, domestic and divine, with poetry in the pews from Sandra Lim, Forrest Gander, Miguel Murphy, Danusha Laméris, and Derrick Austin. Curated and hosted by D.A. Powell. FREE, $5-10 suggested donation (pre-registration required)

More information on their Eventbrite page.


Yaddo Presents an Evening of Poetry with Camille Guthrie and Mark Wunderlich

October 19th at 6:00pm EST (on zoom)

To celebrate the publication of her new book Diamonds, Camille Guthrie joins Mark Wunderlich for a special virtual evening of poetry. These two Bennington College colleagues and poets will share work from their recent books, Camille Guthrie's Diamonds and Mark Wunderlich's God of Nothingness.

Tickets and more information is available on Northshire Bookstore's website


New Works: Our Intimate Making (with Richard Hamilton, Derrick Austin and Carly Inghram)

October 25th at 6pm EST

Created by Cave Canem and presented in partnership with the New School Creative Writing Program, Derrick Austin (Tenderness), Richard Hamilton (Rest of Us), and Carly Inghram (The Animal Indoors) share poems from recent books on the intimacy of everyday life and Black queer consciousness within one’s own social and personal development.

More information on Cave Canem's event page.


Reading at Mindfair Books with Bruce Weigl 

November 1st at 1 pm EST

Bruce Weigl will be reading at Mindfair Books in Oberlin, OH, and will be talking about his new book Among Elms, In Ambush

More information on Mindfair Book's event page


December 4th, 5pm @ Hudson Valley Writers Center 
with B.K. Fischer

More information to come on HVWC Website



Author Readings On-Demand

Nurturing the Compassionate Community: An Evening to Honor Lucille Clifton at St. Mary's College of Maryland, featuring Li-Young Lee and Leah Naomi Green

Deborah Paredez reading at the Miami Book Fair

Deborah Paredez read from her new poetry collection Year of the Dog (BOA, 2020) in conversation with poet Leslie Sainz as part of the Miami Book Fair's first ever virtual festival. The video is available to watch on demand. A free and simple online registration at Miami Book Fair Online is required.

Event details and registration

Tuesdays with BOA Editions (Past Events)

Join Writers & Books for Tuesdays with BOA Editions, the iconic Rochester-based publisher of poetry and literary works. Previous readings and conversations with some of today's most exciting authors are archived on the Writers & Books website for on-demand viewing.

Watch Tuesdays with BOA on demand

Lucille Clifton: A Poet's Life and Legacy 

BOA Editions and Hunger Media are delighted to present this mini-documentary "Lucille Clifton: A Poet's Life and Legacy," which provides an insightful overview of Lucille Clifton's life, career, and how her work continues to shape the contemporary poetic landscape! This short, ten-minute documentary shares the wisdom of one of the greatest American poets of our time.