Mary Bonina is a featured speaker at two events on October 12th: “ Momentum & Mood in Poetry ( with Michelle Dodd and Jon Pineda) and “Inspiration & Encouragement for Older Debut Authors” (with Alma Katsu and Jenn Rossman). She will also present at an "Art and Craft Session" and a “ Paths to Publishing Session." On October 13th, Mary is a featured speaker at “Vulnerability in Memoir” (with Marita Golden and Jon Pineda).
Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019 Event: Boog City Arts Festival, Marathon Reading Time: 2:40pm Place: Unnameable Books, 600 Vanderbilt at St. Marks (in the heart of Prospect Heights), Brooklyn, NY
Mary reads with ( musicians, too!): 1pm - The Trouble Dolls 1:30pm - Simeon Berry 1:45pm - Adam Blowers 2pm - Mark Lamoureaux 2:15pm - Drew Boston 2:25pm - Christine Towers 2:40pm - Mary Bonina 2:55pm - Nichole Callihan 3:05pm - Santana Nair 3:15pm - Amy Lawless 3:25pm - Break
Date: Friday, August 23, 2019 Time: 7-8:30pm Place: Cervena Barva Press Studio, Room B8 (basement), Armory Arts Building, 191 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA
Mary reads with David Guillette (early PLOUGHSHARES editor, playwright, literary director of Poet's Theater, and author of the collection QUESTIONABLE SHAPES), Dewitt Henry (founding editor PLOUGHSHARES, professor emeritus Emerson College, author of SWEET MARJORAM, Notes and Essays, and forthcoming (2020) BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS: Family Essays), and Joseph "Jay" Featherstone (author of BRACE'S COVE and the new poetry collection, GLASS).
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019 Location: Cervena Barva Press (Basement Studio) @ Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA
Mary reads with Susan Tepper and Dewitt Henry.
Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Event: Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers Alumni (Unauthorized Eleanor Wilner Reading Series) Time: 6:30-9 pm Place: Cambridge Boathouse on the Charles River, 2 Gerry's Landing Road, Cambridge, MA 02138 (Located directly across from Buckingham, Brown, and Nichols School)
Mary reads her work with Dzvinia Orlowsky, Marcia Pelletiere, and Daniel Tobin. This is a benefit for the Scholarship Fund, suggested donation $20. Parking at the Boathouse lot with overflow across the street at BB&N School.
Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019 Event: Memoir Writing: A Conversation with Poets Time: 7-8:30pm Place: Cervena Barva Press (Basement Studio) @ Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA
Anna Warrock poses memoir process questions for Richard Hoffman (author of the memoirs Half the House, and Love and Fury) and Mary Bonina (author of the memoir My Father’s Eyes)
Date: Mondays March 25-April 29, 2019 Event: Turning Memories into Memoir: Six-week course with Mary Bonina Time: 6-8 pm Place: Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main Street, Lancaster, MA
A writing class for those working at every stage of the process, focusing on giving participants some tools to continue working on their own.
Date: Saturday April 6, 2019 Event: Celebrating National Poetry Month Time: 10am-12pm (poetry workshop), 2-4pm (reading and Q&A) Place: Milford Town Library, 80 Spruce Street, Milford MA 01757 Mary will offer a Poetry Workshop from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P. M. (participation free, but will be limited, so please pre-register at the library or contact Librarian Anne Berard directly at (508) 473-2145 ext. 2 or email@example.com). From 2:00- 4:00 P.M., she will read from her previous books and new work, and lead a Q & A. (Open to All)
Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018 Event: IDEA Boston Festival Time: 4 pm Place: Dante Alighieri Center, 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Mary reads with four other Italian-American poets: Laurette Folk, Julia Lisella, Jennifer Martelli, and Carla Panciera. Includes discussion of how they entwine their rich cultural heritage with their art. IDEA Boston is an Italian-American inspired festival, celebrating authors, books, and culture, organized by Boston's North End independent bookstore, I Am Books.
Date: July 18, 2018 Event: Breath and Matter Exhibit Grand Opening Time: 5:30-8:30pm Place: Boston Sculptor's Gallery, 486 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA
Poet and Sculptor Collaborations: For detailed information see the website. Each sculptor and each poet pair has created new work in response to his or her partner's art or writing. An article about Breath and Matter has also been posted on the Mass Poetry website. The exhibit will be open from July 18-August 12.
Grand opening is free of charge and open to the public. At the reception, Mary reads with other participating poets.
Note: A second reception and reading will take place on August 3 as part of SOWA's First Fridays, evening gallery walks.
Date: Saturday, July 10, 2018 Event: Warren Wilson College Post-MFA Conference This event is open to Warren Wilson Conference registrants only
Collaboration: Leaving the Island of Solitude, a panel discussion. Mary and Playwright Emile Beck with Children's Novelist Pamela Berkman discuss their experiences--the challenges and benefits of entering into a partnership to create art with others. What powerful discoveries result from exchanging individual creative control for mutual trust? How does the give and take yield work that satisfies each participant while generating a joint work of art?
Date: Saturday, July 7, 2018 Event: Warren Wilson College Post-MFA Conference Time: 7:15-9pm Place: Creekside Room, Caleruega Hall, Magnolia Street, Dominican University, San Rafael, California
All group readings (July 7-10) open to public. Classes, etc. closed.
Mary reads with fellow Warren Wilson alums Rolf Yngve, Ann Scott Knight, Susan Kolodny, Lauren Atwan, Idris Anderson, Mari Coates, and Kathryn Schwille.
Sunday, May 6, 2018 Event: WHY THERE ARE WORDS National Literary Series Time: 6:00pm Place: Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, New York, NY 10012
Mary reads with Janet Thornberg, Peter Carroll, Barret Warner, Geoff Kronik, and Marisa Silver in the award-winning WHY THERE ARE WORDS National Literary Series (with locations also in LA, Pittsburg, Portland, and Austin). NYC Branch Coordinator, Poet Michael Collins.
Thursday, April 26, 2018 Event: Annual Members Reading, The Writers Room of Boston Time: 6:30pm Place: Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 30 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Mary reads new poetry from her current manuscript-in-progress. She will be joined by members who work in a variety of genres: Geert van der Kolk, Margery Ganz, Simon John, Bob Dall, Rebecca Mahoney, Daniel Johnson, and Amy Hoffman.
Saturday, February 17, 2018 Time: 6:00-8:00pm Place: I Am Books (bookstore), 189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113 (in the North End)
Mary reads with Lo Gallucio (poet, memorist). Hosted by Jennifer Martelli and Julia Lisella. For the Italian American Writers Association.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 Event: "Speaking Voices," Radio Show Time: 8:00 - 9:00pm
Group discussion of My Father's Eyes: A Memoir with Mary as guest, a production of Audio Journal, a radio program aired in Massachusetts and the Chicago area.
The program continues to be available for listening by clicking HERE or by visiting the View/Listen above.
Sunday, July 30, 2017 Event: ASCENT: seven songs on poems of Mary Bonina, by Christopher Montgomery, performed by Carrie Cheron and Carol Lewis Time: 3:00 PM Place: 352 Mass. Ave., Boston, MA 02115 (next to the Mass Ave. station, one block from Symphony Station), Community Room
ASCENT: Seven songs on poems of Mary Bonina, for mezzo-soprano and viola da gamba, by Christopher Montgomery (2015), performed by Carrie Cheron and Carol Lewis. Followed by selections from the composer's 1970 LP (music in a very different style).
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 Event: Warren Wilson College Post M.F.A. Conference Place: Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA
Mary Bonina reads from her recently completed Lucky Baby, A Novel, which she is currently submitting to literary agents seeking representation. Other Warren Wilson College M.F.A. Program for Writers Alumni reading their work: Annie Kim, Dawn Abeita, Maeve Kincaid, Jen Funk, and Mark Solomon.
Saturday, April 22, 2017 Event: Italian American Writers Association Reading Time: 6 PM Place: I AM BOOKS, 189 North Street (North End), Boston, MA 02113, (857) 263-7665
Mary Bonina, B. Amore, Maria Lisella (and others). All welcome. For more information click here.
Wednesday, April 4, 2017 Event: Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers Alumni Reading: Unauthorized Eleanor Wilner Series Time: 6:30-9 PM Place: Cambridge Boathouse on the Charles River, 2 Gerry's Landing Road, Cambridge, MA 02138 (Directly across from the Buckingham, Browne, and Nichols School. Parking at the Boathouse with overflow at BB&N)
Benefits the Scholarship Fund, $20 suggested donation. For more information, click here.
Saturday, March 25, 2017 Event: The School Street Sessions, Women Reading Women Time: 3:30pm Place: Omni Parker House, Harriet Beecher Stowe Room, 60 School Street, Boston, MA 02108
Mary Bonina will read with Simone John, Mary Buchinger, Martha Collins, and Beatrice Greene. "As part of Women's History Month and the worldwide celebration of the contributions women have made throughout history, our March presenters will read their own poems and the work of women who have influenced and inspired them."
Monday, February 6, 2017 Event: Blue Room Sessions Time: 7:30 PM Place: White Rose Cafe, 56 Central Square, Lynn, MA
Mary Bonina and Mark Pawlak read poetry.
Monday, December 5, 2016 Event: Seven Bridge Writers, Bridging Writers Series Reading, Discussion, Book Signing Time: 6:30 - 8 PM Place: Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main Street, Lancaster, MA 01523
Thursday, August 4, 2016 Event: Creative Non-Fiction Workshop Time: 9 AM - 12 PM Place: Day Lily, 37 Water Street, Lubec, Maine
Mary Bonina and Mark Pawlak, poets who also write prose, will lead this workshop for anyone interested in creative non-fiction, including memoir and personal and lyric essay. Come explore examples of their work and some of the best writing in the genre and learn some techniques and strategies to begin or improve a writing project. For more information, please click here: Bangor Daily News announcement of the program, or call (207) 733-2211.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 Event: Writers Room of Boston Annual Reading Time: 7 PM Place: Porter Square Books, Porter Square shopping center at Mass Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140
Members reading on the theme of transformation. Mary Bonina reads poetry. Other genres represented by Kate Gilbert, Alexander Danner, and Jennifer Hollis.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 Event: Fundraiser for Warren Wilson College MFA Scholarship Fund Place: Cambridge Boat Club, 2 Gerrys Landing Road, Cambridge, MA 02138
Mary reads with Eleanor Wilner, Gail Roby, Jacqueline Malone, and Cammy Thomas. Suggested donation $20.
Sunday, October 25, 2015 Event: 17th Annual Writers' Conference Place: Cambridge Center for Adult Education, The Blacksmith House, 56 Brattle Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA
Register for an All Day or just afternoon workshop. Note: All workshop registrations, or registration only for the Keynote address (fee $15), includes lunch at noon. Mary Bonina delivers the Keynote Address at 1-2 PM. She will also be teaching an afternoon workshop on writing memoir at 2PM (fee $44). To register (required) or for more information about other conference offerings, go to: Cambridge Center for Adult Education
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 Event: Library Without Walls Time: 2-3 PM Place: Broadcast and Recorded at Perkins School, Watertown, MA
For pre-registered patrons of Talking Books (audio books for the blind). Via telephone conference nation-wide, Mary Bonina discusses her memoir My Father's Eyes and facilitates a discussion of her book with those who have read it. The book was made available via The Braille and Talking Book Library at Perkins. The recording, narrated by the author at the Clive V. Lacey Studio on campus, was published in 2014.
Sunday, July 26 - Saturday, August 1, 2015 Event: 2015 Warren Wilson College MFA Alumni Conference Place: Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon
Tuesday afternoon session: Mary Bonina presents for her panel on "Growing up: Retelling or Transforming the Stories of Childhood." With Susan Sterling, Alison Moore, and Michael Jarmer. Thursday evening: Mary reads from My Father's Eyes.
Thursday, April 16, 2015 Event: 10th Anniversary of Cervena Barva Press Time: 7 PM Place: Arts at the Armory, Cervena Studio, Basement, B8, 191 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA
Everyone welcome. Readers published by Cervena Barva Press: Andrey Gritsman, Catherine Sasanov, Irene Koronas, Ed Hamilton, Tim Suermondt, Mark Pawlak, Mary Bonina, Tim Gager, Doug Holder, Harris Gardner, Steve Glines, Rene Schwiesow, Jack Scully, Julia Carlson, Michael T. Steffen, Annie Pluto, Kathleen Aguero, Pamela Annas, Krikor Der-Hohanessian, and more. Wine, cheese, and pastries served, so come celebrate with us!
Sunday, April 12, 2015 Event: Reading Time: 1-5 PM Place: Boston Public Library, 700 Commonwealth Salon, Boston, MA
Opening reading by Danielle Legros Georges, Boston Poet Laureate. Mary Bonina reads at 4:10 PM as part of Boston's National Poetry Month Festival. Please follow this link for more information.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Event: Warren Wilson College M.F.A. Alumni Reading Series Time: 6-9 PM Place: Cambridge Boat Club, 2 Gerry's Landing Road, Cambridge, MA 02138. On the Charles River. Opposite Buckingham, Brown, and Nichols School. Parking is at The Boathouse with overflow parking at BB&N.
Mary will be reading from her memoir, My Father's Eyes. Other readers include: Dan Tobin, Denise Delgado, Bob Oldshue, and Tim Weed, reading from their work. There will be books for sale. There will be delicious snacks. There will be the good company of fellow writers, old friends and new ones. A $20 admission is a donation to Friends of Writers, the Warren Wilson College, MFA program for Writers Scholarship Fund.
Thursday, October 16, 2014 Event: Reading and book signing Time: Evening (TBA) Place: Milford Town Library, 80 Spruce Street, Milford, MA 01757, (508) 473.2145
Reading and book signing My Father's Eyes: A Memoir
Thursday, September 18, 2014 Event: Reading and book signing Time: Evening (TBA) Place: Sherman's Books, 49 Exchange Street, Portland, Maine 04101 (in the Old Port area)
Reading and book signing for My Father's Eyes: A Memoir
Thursday, July 31, 2014 Event: Reading Time: 7:00 PM Place: Lucbec Memorial Library, 55 Water Street, Lubec, Maine 04652
At the easternmost library in the Continental U.S., Mary Bonina reads from My Father's Eyes: A Memoir with Mark Pawlak, reading from Go the Pine: Quoddy Journals. Hosted by Karen Burke.
Sunday, June 1, 2014 Event: Annual Reading of the Boston Local, National Writers Union Time: 2:00-5:00 PM Place: Somerville Center for the Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA, (617) 718-2191 (by car: parking lot at rear of Center; by T: Red Line, Davis Square T stop)
Mary will read with Kitty Beer, Sunny Davidson, Sue Katz, Karen Szklany Gault,Sue Hand, Willie Wideman-Pleasants, and Susan K Chernilo. They will present a variety of genres: fiction, memoir, poetry, and the undefinable. Host: Susan Chernilo, fiction writer
Saturday, May 24, 2014 Event: Poetry Workshop and Reading Time: 3:45 PM Place: Brockton Arts, Fuller Craft Museum, art/Kitchen, 445 Oak Street, Brockton, MA 02301
Mary Bonina and Tony Brown poetry reading and The Duende Project (music). Copies of Clear Eye Tea (poems) and My Father's Eyes: A Memoir will be on sale. The reading is preceded by other events: 12:00-2:00PM - poetry workshop, 2:00-3:00PM - open reading
Thursday, May 8, 2014 Event: "An Evening with Mary Bonina" Time: 7:00 PM Place: Flint Memorial Library, 147 Park Street, North Reading, MA
Mary Bonina will read from her memoir about how her father, and her family, coped with his gradual loss of sight from a rare, genetic retina condition. As the oldest child, she became her “father's eyes.” Mary has also published two books of poetry. Sponsored by the Friends. Books will be available for sale and signing. Contact: Helena Minton, 978-664-4942, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit this link for more information.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014--Registration Required ($10). See below for info. Event: The Writer's Life Series 2014--Growing Up: Retelling the Stories of Childhood Time: 8:00-9:30PM Place: Blacksmith House, Harvard Square, 56 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
There is perhaps no richer fodder for writing than one's own memories and experiences. But when we retell our coming-of-age stories, what changes in the process? What is included, and what is left out? How do we choose to portray the characters in our family, and how does perspective alter our perception over time? Three authors will discuss their approaches to this challenging and deeply personal genre. Mary Bonina will be one of the panelists for this discussion. Books will be for sale and signing that night. For registration information, please go to the website for the Cambridge Center for Adult Education at this link. Open to all.
Sunday, April 13, 2014 Event: Boston Poetry Festival Time: 1:10-4:40 PM Place: Rabb Lecture Hall at the Boston Public Library
Mary reads on the second day of a marathon of poets reading their work as part of the Boston Poetry Festival in celebration of National Poetry Month. Other events begin on Friday, April 11. For the complete schedule of workshops, talks, and other events and readers, please consult this link.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Event: Reading Time: 6:30pm Place: Worcester Public Library, 3 Salem Square (downtown), Worcester, MA 01608
Mary reads from her new memoir, My Father's Eyes. Click here for more information. Also, click here to read an article from the Worcester Telegram and Gazette about the memoir and reading.
Sunday, January 26, 2014 Event: Annual Reading of the Boston Local, National Writers Union Time: 2:00-5:00 PM Place: Durrell Hall, Cambridge YMCA, 820 Massachusetts Avenue (Central Square), Cambridge, MA 02139
National Writers Union, Boston Local annual reading and cabaret book party. Mary reads from My Father's Eyes. With poets Charles Coe, Debby Irving, Sunny Davidson, and Judah Leblang. Guest keynote speaker: Jimmy Tingle.
Thursday, January 23, 2014 Event: Book Discussion Time: 7:00 PM Place: Worcester, MA
Evening book discussion group appearance. This is a private event.
Friday, December 13, 2013 Event: Chapter and Verse Reading Series Time: 7:30 PM Place:Loring Greenough Historic House, Jamaica Plain, MA
Mary will be reading from her new memoirMy Father's Eyes. The program will include other poets and writers TBA.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Event: Reading Time: 7:30 PM Place: Gloucester Writers' Center, 126 East Main Street,, Gloucester, MA
Mary Bonina reads from her newly published memoir, My Father's Eyes. Mark Pawlak reads poetry from his most recent collection, Go to the Pine.
Thursday, October 3, 2013 Event: Book launch reading for Mary Bonina's new memoir My Father's Eyes Time: 7 PM Place: Porter Square Books, Porter Square Shopping Center (At the Red Line Stop), Cambridge, MA Reading and Q&A, followed by book signing.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Event: Annual Reading of the Writer's Room of Boston Time: 6 PM Place: Marran Gallery, Lesley University, 36 Mellen Street, Cambridge, MA
The program will include Mary Bonina, Debra Colson, Betsy Gomez, Bill Henry, Priyatam Mudivarti, Alexander Nemser, Joelle Renstrom, and Anna Ross. This even is free and open to the public. Wine reception to follow. Please click this link for more information.
Saturday, May 4, 2013 Event: Panel discussion on "The Silences and Space in Poetry," Massachusetts Poetry Festival 2013 Time: 2:45-3:45 PM Place: 181 Essex Street, Peabody Essex Museum, Carriage House, Salem, MA
Part of the Massachusetts Poetry Festival 2013 happening all weekend May 3-5. Please click this link for the festival's schedule, and see description of the panel below.
The poet Li-Young Lee writes "The real subject in poetry isn't the voice. The real subject is silence. It's like in architecture, where the medium is not really stone or metal, but space. We use materials--brick, glass, whatever--to inflect the immaterial, space. I would say that the real medium of poetry is inner space..." Lee's provocative comment speaks to the power of silence in a poem. Evoked by white space on the page, silence can be a way of turning over in the mind what has come before, or making room for what might follow. It can prolong a moment, giving readers more time to imagine themselves inside the poem. Where silences fall and how spaces between words, lines, and stanzas are intrinsically connected to context, image, and meaning, is a subject that has long preoccupied poets in modern and contemporary times, as evidenced in Pounds' discussion of the importance of the rhythm of sense of a pulse conveying an inner voice. The panel of poets--Jennifer Barber, Mary Bonina, Liz Flint-Somerville, and Danielle Legros Georges--all affiliated with the Writer's Room of Boston (which provides space for the emergences of writing)--will present poems in which silence plays an active role. They will encourage a dialogue with audience members who, as practitioners, will have insights to add.
Sunday, April 14, 2013 Event: Concert- "An Afternoon of Art Song" Time: 3:00 PM Place: Davidson College, Tyler Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center, Davidson, North Carolina
The concert program includes the performance of "Grace in the Wind," a collaboration between Mary Bonina and Paul Sayed, music for a set of three poems commissioned by the composer. Soprano Caitlin McCarville sings Mary's words. Paul Sayed will give a talk about the process of a composer collaborating with a poet for his final composition.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 Event: Reading Time: 7:00 PM Place: Cervena Barva Press Studio, B8, Arts at the Armory Building, 191 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA
Mary reads new poetry and an excerpt from her forthcoming memoir, My Father's Eyes (Cervena Barva Press, Fall 2013). Maine poet Preston Hood reads a selection of his poetry.
Friday, March 22, 2013 Event: Reading Time:7:00 PM Place: Cervena Barva Press Studio, B8, Arts at the Armory Building, 191 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA
Poets and translator Jana Moravkova Kiely gather to participate in a talk and reading of some of the work of the great Czech playwright, poet, essayist, dissident, and politician. In addition to Mary Bonina, the program includes George Held, Gloria Mindick, and others.
Sunday, January 20, 2013 Event: Panel discussion and reading honoring poet Christopher Gilbert: his life & work Time: 1:00 PM Place: Blue Lounge (first floor of the student center), Worcester State University, 486 Chandler Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01602 A celebration of the new issue of The Worcester Review devoted to Gilbert. Mary participates in a panel discussion about his work and reads poems of his with other former members of the community of poets and artists' workshop of which Chris was a primary force in the Worcester of the 1970s and early '80s. You can read "Our Mutual Landcape," Mary's personal essay about her friendship with Chris and his involvement in the poetry community in the special issue of TWR. (Click this link for purchasing information and a sample--Yusef Koumunyakaa's poem, "Gingkoes," inspired by Chris Gilbert.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 Event: A concert "New Music by Longy Composers" including poetry set to music Time: 8:00 PM Place: Edward M. Pickman Hall, Longy School of Music of Bard College, One Follen Street (front door on Garden Street at Concord Avenue fork), Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
Featured in this concert is the premiere performance of "Grace in the Wind" by Mary Bonina, a suite of three poems written for the composer Paul Sayed and performed by soprano Caitlin McCarville, pianist Danny Padgett, and cellist James Rosamilla. To read further about the collaboration, please see the View/Listen Page.Listen to the preview performance of Part 3 by following this link to the Sound Cloud recording.Click on the orange play symbol next to the bar to play. Make sure the audio on your computer is turned on. The text of Part 3 is located just underneath the orange play symbol.
Thursday, May 3, 2012 Event: A Concert: "New Music by Longy Composers," featuring a preview of "Grace in the Wind" Time: 8:00 PM Place: Longy School of Music of Bard College, Edward M. Pickman Hall, One Follen Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
A preview of "Grace in the Wind," featuring Part 3, the finale of a song sequence written by composer Paul Sayed for the poetry of Mary Bonina and performed by soprano Caitlin McCarville, pianist Danny Padgett, and cellist James Rosmilla.
Monday, April 2, 2012 Event: Reading to honor in memoriam, Denise Levertov and Christopher Gilbert, and celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Worcester Review Time:5:30-9 PM Place: Assumption College, Kennedy Memorial Hall/Public Safety, Alden Hall, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609
Mary Bonina will join other poet friends who were students in a Worcester County Poetry Association/National Endowment for the Arts funded workshop in 1974, taught by venerable poet and political activist, Denise Levertov. The poets will read their own work and honor in memoriam, Levertov as well as poet Christopher Gilbert, who had also been a member of the workshop. The event, which is free and open to all, celebrates as well the 40th anniversary of the Worcester Review, beginning with a wine and cheese reception. For more information, please follow this link.
Friday, February 10, 2012 Event:Chapter and Verse Reading Series Time:7:30 PM Place:Loring Greenhough-House, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Mary reads with Gary Whited and others TBA. Reading followed by a reception with light refreshments. Book signing for Clear Eye Tea. For more information, please click this link to Jamaica Pond Poets' Website.
Sunday, January 22, 2012 Event: Calliope Series Time:3:00-5:00 PM Place:West Falmouth Library, 575 West Falmouth Highway, West Falmouth, Massachusetts (on Cape Cod)
Mary reads from Clear Eye Tea with readings from Christine Rathburn and the Tidepool Poets. (Open Mic-- sign up at 2:45). For more information, please click this link to the Calliope Poetry Series Website.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Event: First and Last Word Poetry Series Time: 6:30 PM Place: Center for the Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Avenue, Somerville, Massachusetts
Admission is $4. Mary will be reading with Jennifer Jean and John Flynn.
Sunday, October 2, 2011 Event: Reading Time: 3:00 PM (preceded by 2:30 social with refreshments) Place: Del Rossi's Trattoria, Route 137, Dublin, New Hampshire
Mary reads from Clear Eye Tea. Chard De Niord reads also. (Del Rossi's is located in an 18 room farmhouse on 12 acres in the scenic 1/4 mile North of Rt. 137 after junction of rts. 137 and 101, Dublin.)
Friday, September 23, 2011 Event: Seminar Place: Longy School of Music of Bard College, 1 Follen Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Speaking on the process of poetry, Mary addresses the Conservatory Composition seminar led by Jeremy Van Buskirk (Not a public event-- seminar students only).
Monday, August 1, 2011 Event: Reading and Workshop Time: 3:00 PM workshop, 6:00 PM reading Place: Peavey Memorial Library, Eastport, Maine
Mary will be doing a joint workshop and reading with Mark Pawlak. The afternoon event is a poetry workshop for teenagers. Mary will read from her new book, Clear Eye Tea.
Tuesday, June 8, 2011 Event: Writer's Room of Boston Inc. Annual Reading Time: 7:00pm Place:Liberty Hotel, 215 Charles Street, Boston MA, 02114
Mary reads from her novel-in progress. Anna Gray Fischer, Bob Dall, and others from the Writer's Room of Boston, Inc. also featured.
Saturday, May 14, 2011 Event: Omen: Massachusetts Poetry Festival for "Poets with New Books" Program Time: Noon Kickoff Place: 184 Essex St., Salem, MA
Mary reads from Clear Eye Tea in the first half hour of the program. Other poets read sequentially through 4 P.M. (see www.masspoetry.org for full festival info)
Saturday, April 30, 2011 Event: Women Words Writers Workshops Time: Mary's Poetry Panel (with Eve Rifka) on Publishing @ 11:00 a.m., Mary's Poetry Workshop @ 1:00 PM, Presented as part of an all-day (8:00 - 4:00 P.M.) workshop program Place: Room 115, Kinicutt Hall, Salisbury Laboratories, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA
Women Words Writers Workshops (for Men and Women), a benefit for domestic violence programs. YWCA of Central Massachusetts: Online Registration www.ywcacentralmass.org. Registration Fee: $55 adults; $25 students -- includes light breakfast and lunch
Sunday, February 27, 2011 Event: Reading Time: 4:00 PM Place: Unitarian Universalist Society of Rockport, 4 Cleaves Street, Rockport MA 01966
Poetry, Fiction, Memoir Reading Mary Bonina, Susan Hand, and Joe Rukeyser
Sunday, December 5, 2010 Event: Book Launch Reading and Party for Clear Eye Tea Time: 3:00 PM Place: Pierre Menard Gallery, 10 Arrow St., Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138
Book Launch Reading and Party for Clear Eye Tea, Mary's new book of poetry
Tuesday, November 9, 2010 Event: Cervena Barva Press Reading Series Time: 7:00 PM Place: Pierre Menard Gallery, 10 Arrow St., Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138
Cervena Barva Press Reading Series with Tam Lin Neville and Others
Monday, November 1, 2010 Event: Reading Time: 7:00 PM Place: Harvard University, Yenching Library, Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA
Mary Bonina reads with Mark Pawlak. Introduced by Gloria Mindock, editor of Cervena Barva Press and publisher of Clear Eye Tea.
Monday, August 2, 2010 Event: Reading Time: 5:00 PM Place: Porter Library, 52 Court Street, Machias, Maine 04654
Featuring: Mary Bonina and Mark Pawlak Sponsored by: Salt Coast Sages
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 Event: Writer's Room of Boston Annual Reading and Reception, Time: 7:00 PM Place:Pierre Menard Gallery, 10 Arrow Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
Featuring: Mary Bonina, Pam Greenberg, Amy Marcott, Hyejung Kook, Susan Schnur, Katrin Schumann
Friday, March 19, 2010 Event: Reading Doors Open: 7:00 PM; Reading at: 7:30 PM Place: Boston University, Bay State Ungerground Series, 236 Bay State Road, basement office, Agni Magazine, Boston, Massachusetts
Featuring: Mary Bonina, Kristin Ginfer, and John Tomey