Upcoming Readings & Recent Events

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Thank you for visiting. See below for upcoming events and check back often. To book a reading or talk, please contact me.

 

Cincy Stories

My first foray into storytelling! (I’ll read a poem, too.) Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 7 pm MOTR Pub, 1345 Main Street.

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May 18: Urban Appalachian Writers/Poets Reading and Discussion

The Center for Great Neighborhoods, 321 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive/12th Street, Covington, Ky., 41011.. Program begins at 7 p.m. and is scheduled for 90 minutes. Come early (6:45 p.m.) for coffee and snacks.

Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky are home to many residents whose family roots reach into Appalachia. Those ties have created a vibrant culture of urban Appalachian artists. Four poets active in this local circle will read and discuss their work at this community event. We’ll hear from Scott Goebel; Richard Hague; Pauletta Hansel; and Sherry Cook Stanforth. Learn more about the artists and RSVP at: https://urbanpoets.eventbrite.com.

Sponsored by NKU’s Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement, the Friends of Steely Library, the Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation, the Kentucky Humanities Councils, the Urban Appalachian Community Coalition and the Behringer Crawford Museum.

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Wednesday, April 19, 7 pm– Cincinnati Poet Laureate Pauletta Hansel and poets in her From Draft to Craft class–  Visiting Authors Series — Joseph Beth Booksellers — Crestview Hills, KY. Enjoy short literary readings from local authors in an intimate setting. A wonderful way to meet other creative people and to be inspired in your own work.

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Palindrome: Poems of My Mother by Pauletta Hansel
Sponsored by the Urban Appalachian Community Coalition
Lydia’s on Ludlow
329 Ludlow Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45220

First Thursday Urban Appalachian Literary Salon
Thursday, April 6, 7-9 pm

Palindrome is a forthcoming poetry collection by Cincinnati Poet Laureate Pauletta Hansel written in response to her mother’s dementia. The story of two generations of Appalachian women in flux, Palindrome considers the changeability of memory and time and the shared loss of identity as the mother/daughter relationship alters in such a profound way. Poems include those crafted from the mother’s handwritten memoirs describing, among other things, her early years in eastern Kentucky, as well as the poet’s own experience as caregiver. A discussion of poetry as a tool for both documenting what was and understanding what is will follow the reading.

Note: Come early for a good seat, and to order locally-sourced, organic food, coffee, tea and craft cocktails at Lydia’s on Ludlow (Om Eco Café).

For information about the Urban Appalachian Community Coalition and its Urban Appalachian Literary Salon visit http://uacvoice.org/.

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Registration for the workshop and more information here.

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 6:00-8:00 PM CLIFTON CULTURAL ARTS CENTER

SUNSET SALONS: AUTHORS

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Poetry Reading
Chase Public
1569 Chase Ave #4, Cincinnati OH, 45223
Thursday, November 3 at 7 PM – 10 PM

Chase Public is proud to host Jeremy Paden and Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel editors, Richard Hague, Pauletta Hansel, Michael Henson and Sherry Cook Stanforth.

Poet and translator Jeremy Paden’s newest books are ruina montium (Broadstone Books, 2016)) and Delicate Matters (Winged City Press, 2016), a book of translations. Jeremy, who lives in Lexington, Kentucky, was born in Milan, Italy and raised in Central America and the Caribbean. He is a member of the Affrilachian Poets and a contributor to Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel’s current issue, Volume 19: Appalachia Under Thirty.

Jeremy will be joined by Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel editors Richard Hague, author of fifteen poetry collections including During the Recent Extinctions; Pauletta Hansel, Cincinnati Poet Laureate; Michael Henson, whose most recent work is A Small Room with Trouble on My Mind and Other Stories; and Sherry Cook Stanforth, Thomas More College Creative Writing Vision Program Director and author of Drone String.

Cincinnati Walking Sonnet Project
with the City’s Poet Laureate Pauletta Hansel
Saturday, October 29, 2016
10:30 am-1:00 pm
The Mercantile Library

This is not your grandpa’s sonnet. You don’t even have to rhyme. Cincinnati Poet Laureate Pauletta Hansel invites you to join her for a literary walk around the neighborhood—in this case Cincinnati’s downtown—writing as you go. Eight blocks equals eight lines—each roughly ten syllables, roughly iambic—inspired by what you encounter, and then for the “volta” (Italian for “turn”) you will literally turn, walking and writing for six blocks back, having made notes for a poem that leaves you in a slightly different place than you began—as all good literature will do. Participants will gather back at Mercantile for sharing their first draft sonnets.

We will begin at 10:30 am at the Mercantile Library for some examples of sonnets and conversation about the process. Then participants will go singly or in pairs or groups for about an hour’s worth of strolling and writing in whatever direction you choose. Sharing will happen around noon or when all have returned—whatever comes first! All ages and experience levels are welcome; youth under 16 should be accompanied by an adult for the walk. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes for the weather, and bring a pen and small notebook, plus a brown bag lunch, if you choose. www.mercantilelibrary.com

Books by the Banks Cincinnati Regional Festival

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2016 FROM 10:00 A.M.- 4:00 P.M. AT DUKE ENERGY CENTER

Cincinnati Poet Laureate Pauletta Hansel will present a writing workshop, participate in panels and showcase her books at this annual day-long festival, which is free and open to the public, featuring national, regional, and local authors and illustrators; book signings; panel discussions; and activities for the entire family.

11-11:20 am
Poetry Reading with Cincinnati’s Poet Laureate
Pavilion Stage, Cincinnati Convention Center

1:30-2:20 pm
Finding Your Voice Panel (with Thom Atkinson and Jeff Hillard)
Cincinnati Public Library, Room 207/208

ExpressA Creative Writing Exchange with Kentucky Poet Laureate George Ella Lyon and Cincinnati Poet Laureate Pauletta Hansel Wednesday, Oct. 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at The Mercantile Library of Cincinnati —  414 Walnut St. #1100, Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Wednesday, Aug. 17, 6 – 9 p.m. at 1569 Chase Avenue (Northside)

This is not your grandpa’s sonnet. You don’t even have to rhyme. Cincinnati Poet Laureate Pauletta Hansel invites you to join her for a literary walk around the neighborhood—in this case Chase Public’s Northside Neighborhood—writing as you go. Eight blocks equals eight lines—each roughly ten syllables, roughly iambic—inspired by what you encounter, and then for the “volta” you will literally turn, walking and writing for six blocks back, finally scurrying on home to Chase Public to share your rough draft sonnet. Pauletta envisions taking the Cincinnati Walking Sonnet Project to as many neighborhoods as there are poets who will participate. Ultimately, the poems will be shared on the Poet Laureate webpage (if you choose) and elsewhere throughout the actual and virtual community.

An Evening with Cincinnati Poet Laureate Pauletta Hansel

Sunday, August 14, 6:00-7:30 pm

SHIFRAH IS AN ONGOING CONVERSATION ABOUT ART, FAITH, JUSTICE, COMMUNITY AND MYSTERY. WE MEET MOST EVERY SUNDAY AT 6PM AT THE MONASTERY–A FORMER CHURCH-TURNED-RECORDING-STUDIO IN WALNUT HILLS (766 WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT ROAD), OHIO.

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Poets Gail BellamyJeanne Bryner and Cincinnati Poet Laureate Pauletta Hansel Poetry Reading at MacsBacks Books on Coventry, Cleveland OH, July 23, 7-8pm

 Reading for the Common Good, The Hive July 13, 7 pm

Chase Public Response Project XI – “Union Terminal” Insights Lecture

June 16, 2016, 7 pm

Pauletta Hansel And Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel Literary Reading

Wild Fig Books

Lexington Kentucky

Sunday, June 26, 3 pm

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MW Poetry Reading 2016

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