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 firstname.lastname@example.org). 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)