Thursday, January 23, 2014 Event: Book Discussion Time: 7:00 PM Place: Worcester, MA
Evening book discussion group appearance. This is a private event.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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, email@example.com. Please visit this link for more information.
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
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
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.
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, 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