Poetry Readings, Festival Readings, & Speaking Engagements


I have over a dozen years experience giving featured and ensemble readings, festival readings, and panel presentations; as well, I've given talks to a variety of groups about the creative life, journal editing, teaching poetry to human-trafficking survivors, and a variety of other topics. Please peruse my NEWS page to get an idea about my range over the past few years.

Notable events/venues include: The Women's Federation for World Peace 2013 Conference (keynote speaker); The Joy Source: Women's Day of Inspiration (keynote speaker, 2011); The Marblehead Peace Poetry Festival (keynote, 2011); Mass Poetry Festival: The State of Poetry (2010-present), Associated Writers Program Conferences (as moderator and panelist, 2013 and 2015);

To book me for a reading, festival, or other speaking engagement—or to ask about my rates—email me with the reading date and time of day, travel/lodging arrangements, suggested length of performance, and any bio statement or promotion requirements:

Poetry is the heart coming around the corner and unexpectedly running into the mind. 

~Anna Quindlen