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2017-2018 Readings/Events

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Saturday, December 2, 2017 7 PM
Big Blue Marble Bookstore
Reading: Kelle Groom with Charlotte Boulay, Kasey Jueds, & Elizabeth Scanlon
551 Carpenter Lane
(215) 844-1870

Tampa, Florida
Thursday, March 8, 2018 6:30-8:30 PM
AWP Conference
Tea Lounge Tampa
Reading: Kelle Groom, May Yang, & Yolanda Franklin
1441 East Fletcher Avenue

Boston, Massachusetts
Thursday, October 26, 7 PM
Lit Crawl Boston
"Words & Music": Kelle Groom, Kristin Hersh, Clea Simon, & Shaker Flynn (Simi Stone & Philip Marshall performing with Nick Flynn)
Emerson College, Media Art Gallery
25 Avery Street
http://www.emerson.edu/urban-arts/media-art-gallery

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Monday, October 23, 2017, 8 PM
Blacksmith House Poetry Series
Reading: Kelle Groom & Stuart Dischell
56 Brattle Street
https://ccae.org/blacksmithpoetry

New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 3 PM
Atlantic Center for the Arts
Harris House, 214 S Riverside Drive
Reading: Kelle Groom & Terry Thaxton
37 S. Magnolia Avenue
http://atlanticcenterforthearts.org

Orlando, Florida
Monday, October 16, 2017
University of Central Florida
Writers in the Sun Series
Reading: Kelle Groom & Terry Thaxton
37 S. Magnolia Avenue
http://cypressdome.org
contact: Laurie Uttich, laurie.uttich@ucf.edu

Orlando, Florida
Sunday, October 15, 2017, 3 PM
Gallery at Avalon Island
Reading: Kelle Groom & Terry Thaxton
37 S. Magnolia Avenue
http://avalongallery.org

Tampa, Florida
Saturday, October 14, 2017, 2:30-4 PM
Other Words Literary Conference
Anhinga Press Reading
University of Tampa
http://www.floridarts.org/other-words-conference

Tampa, Florida
October 12-14, 2017
Other Words Literary Conference
Anhinga Press Reading
University of Tampa
http://www.floridarts.org/other-words-conference

Provincetown, Massachusetts
Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 6 PM
East End Books
Reading/Book Party for Spill
389 Commercial Street
https://www.eastendbooksptown.com/event/kelle-groom-spill-reading-book-signing

Provincetown, Massachusetts
Friday, September 15, 2017, 4 PM
Provincetown Public Library Book Festival
Kelle Groom and Amy Hoffman: "The Lives of Girls and Women"
357 Commercial Street
http://provincetownlibrary.org/bookfestival

Salem, Massachusetts
May 5-7, 2017
9th Massachusetts Poetry Festival
Anhinga Press Poets Reading with Deborah Landau, Elizabeth Powell, & Robin Beth Schaer
http://www.masspoetry.org/2017-massachusetts-poetry-festival

Stoneham, Massachusetts
Friday, April 28, 2017
Stoneham Public Library
431 Main Street
(781) 438-1324

Brooklyn, NY
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
The Saint Ann's Review Fall Issue Reading & Celebration
BookCourt
163 Court Street
(718) 875.3677

Cambridge, MA
Thursday, September 22, 6:30 PM
Cambridge Public Library
Plume Reading: Kelle Groom & Gail Mazur
http://www.cambridgema.gov/cpl.aspx

Provincetown, MA
Friday, September 16, 11:00 AM
First Annual Provincetown Book Festival
Elizabeth Bradfield, Kelle Groom, Jill McDonough
Provincetown Library
Contact: Nan Cinnater, 508-487-7094
http://provincetownlibrary.org/provincetown-book-festival

Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, March 31, 2016, 4:30-5:45
Thursday, March 31, 2016, 4:30-5:45 AWP Conference, LA Convention Center
"Blood & Water: Poets Pouring into Nonfiction"
(Laura McCullough, Benjamin Busch, Kelle Groom, Michael Klein)
Room 407, Meeting Room Level

Tour / Readings: I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl.

Boston, MA
Tuesday, June 7 (book release)
Brookline Booksmith
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Westborough, MA
Wednesday, June 8
Tatnuck Bookseller
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Martha's Vineyard, MA
Friday, June 10
Bunch of Grapes Bookstore
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Madison, CT
Monday, June 13
R.J. Julia Booksellers
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Vero Beach, FL
Wednesday, June 15
Vero Beach Book Center
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Coral Gables, FL
Thursday, June 16
Books & Books
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Brooklyn, NY with Nick Flynn
Monday, June 20
[ BookCourt ]

Orlando, FL
Tuesday, June 21
Barnes & Noble
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Philadelphia, PA
November 5
Musehouse: A Center for Literary Arts
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Miami, FL
Sunday, November 20, 3 PM
"The Art of Memoir: Bill Clegg, Jill Bialosky and Kelle Groom"
Miami Book Fair International 2011
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Washington, DC
Tues, December 20, 12 PM
Library of Congress
Whittall Pavilion, Ground Floor Thomas Jefferson Building
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New Smyrna Beach, FL
Thurs, January 12, 4 PM
Blue Flower Arts Winter Writers Conference
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Chicago, IL
March 1-3, 2012 (date/time TBA)
AWP Conference
Book Signing - I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl: A Memoir
Sierra Nevada College Low Residency MFA Booth
http://www.awpwriter.org/conference/2012awpconf.php

Chicago, IL
Saturday, March 3, 2012, 11 AM
AWP Conference
Book Signing - Five Kingdoms: Poems
Anhinga Press Table (F20 and 21)
http://www.awpwriter.org/conference/2012awpconf.php

Las Vegas, NV
Wednesday, March 7, 2012, 4 PM
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Student Union Contact: Maritza White, 702.895.5542

Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, April 7, 2012, 2 PM
PAPERBACK RELEASE of I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl
Barnes & Noble Northwest
2191 N. Rainbow Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89108
Contact - Crystal Perkins, Community Relations Manager: 702.631.1775

Syracuse, NY
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 
(3:45-4:30 PM Q&A; 5:30 PM Reading)
Raymond Carver Reading Series
Syracuse University
Gifford Auditorium, HBC Building (Huntington Beard Crouse)
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Las Vegas, NV
Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 5:30 PM
Black Mountain Institute Book Club
Contact: Jessica Lucero, jessica.lucero@univ.edu

Brooklyn, NY
Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 7 - 9 PM
Ploughshares Spring 2012 Issue Reading & Celebration
Nick Flynn hosts the event. Readings: Mary Morris, Maria Venegas, Eric Fair, Kelle Groom, Melissa Sandor, Danielle Blau, Patricia Caspers, Michael Dumanis, Monica Ferrell, Michael Klein, Eileen Myles, Gregory Pardlo, James Tolan, Suzanne Wise, and Ronnie Yates 
The Woods, 48 South 4th Street (between Kent and Wythe)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn 11211
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Incline Village, NV
Thursday, July 12, 2012, 7 PM

Reading (with Laura Wetherington)
Sierra Nevada College, Lake Tahoe
Contact: Jessie Alhandy, jalhandy@sierranevada.edu 775.831.1314 ext 7424

Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Memoir Panel: Kelle Groom, Oksana Marafioti, & Cheryl Strayed
Vegas Valley Book Festival
Contact: http://www.vegasvalleybookfestival.org/

St Augustine, FL
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Reading (with Bob Shacochis)
Other Words Conference
Flagler College
Contact: Rick Campbell, rick@floridarts.org

Incline Village, NV
Friday, November 16, 2012
Reading
Sierra Nevada College, Lake Tahoe
Contact: June Saraceno, jsaraceno@sierranevada.edu or 775.881.7514

Incline Village, NV
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Memoir Workshop
Sierra Nevada College, Lake Tahoe
Contact: June Saraceno, jsaraceno@sierranevada.edu or 775.881.7514