Readings & Workshops

Interview with Mass Poetry: “Getting to Know Hilde Weisert and Her New Book, The Scheme of Things,” Monday February 8, 2016


September 28, 2019
4 PM
Sandisfield Arts Center
“Today’s Poets in Conversation with the Masters”


Saturday, April 14, 2018
4:00 PM
Compass Roads Anthology Reading
hosted by Straw Dogs Writers Guild
Easthampton Bookfest
White Square Books
86 Cottage St.
Easthampton, MA 01027


Tuesday, October 3, 2017
7:00 – 9:30 PM
New England Poetry Club, Annual Meeting and Contest Winners Reading
I’ll be attending as co-winner of the Gretchen Warren Award for my poem “Ars Poetica”
Yenching Library
2 Divinity Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

Saturday, May 6, 2017

1:30-3:30 pm Classroom 9, 84 Alford Rd
Campus of Simon’s Rock College, Great Barrington, MA
Walking and Writing Workshop
co-led with Zara Raab
Berkshire Festival of Women Writers
Download flyer

“Birds in the Arts” An afternoon of poetry and song
Wednesday, April 27, 2017
2-3:30 pm
Kimball Farms, Lenox, MA
A lovely afternoon with the residents at Kimball Farms who are doing a bluebird reclamation project, complete with plantings and building bluebird houses. Other performers: Poet Zara Raab, pianist Karen Tchougourian, flutist Rev. Janet McKinstry, singer and guitarist Douglas Schmolze, pianist Deborah Morris, and Jeff Sexton reading Mary Oliver.
I read “The Bluebird” (Emily Dickinson), “The Last Word of a Bluebird” (Robert Frost), and my own “Enchanted Geese“. All 3 poems are in this PDF.


Thursday, November 10, 2016
Montclair Monthly Poetry Series
with James Gwyn
Hosted by Laura Boss and Maria Mazziotti Gillan
Montclair Library
Montclair, New Jersey

Sunday, August 28, 2016 2 PM
Book reading and signing
North Carolina Poetry Series
with Tara Lynne Groth and Bennett Myers
Event link
McIntyre’s Bookstore, Fearrington Village, NC

Sunday, August 7, 2016 3 PM
Poetrio Series
with Nancy K. Pearson and Ron Moran
Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe
55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801

Saturday, April 30, 2016 4 PM
Poetry Opens the Doors!
Opens the Arts Center season with a reading celebrating spring. With Hannah Fries, Zach Finch, Emily Pulfer-Terino, Val Coleman, and Charles Fidlar
Sandisfield Arts Center, Sandisfield, MA

Sunday, April 24, 5:30 PM
Launch party for Mom Egg Review “Change” issue
I read “Ars Poetica” (also in The Scheme of Things)
The Gallery at LPR
New York, New York

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 5:30 PM
with Chris Nye
introduced by Frances Roth
Writers Read series
Lee Library, Lee MA

Thursday, February 11, 2016 7 PM
Flyleaf Second Thursday Poetry Reading and open mike
with Ralph Earle
Book reading and signing
Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC

Summer/Fall 2015

Saturday September 19, 4 PM
Literary Launch: Antonia Lake and Hilde Weisert
Two literary launches, poet Hilde Weisert reads from The Scheme of Things (David Robert Books, 2015) and Worthington poet Antonia Lake and others read from the new journal Stone Walls II, with arts, history and culture of the Hilltowns of Western Massachusetts.
Sandisfield Arts Center
Sandisfield, MA
Here’s the post-event write-up with video and audio

Friday October 16, 6:30 PM
Writing Fire: Berkshire Festival of Women Writers anthology reading
I read from the section “Questions for Our Mothers”
West Stockbridge Historical Society, West Stockbridge, MA

November 22, 1-4 PM
Berkshire Festival of Women Writers Creative Showcase
Book fair
Berkshire Hills Country Club, Pittsfield, MA

Spring 2015

Monday March 23, 7 PM
Keeping the Balance: Poetry about our Relationship with Animals
Poetry reading with Michelle Gillett, Joan Murray, and Hilde Weisert
Introduced by Mary Koncel, Community Outreach Coordinator and poet
Berkshire Humane Society
214 Barker Rd
Pittsfield, MA

Postscript February, 2016: The reading at BHS is something I will remember forever. Even that night, after we had read, Mary, Joan, Michelle and I all marveled at how special it was, how each reader and her poems had meshed together so beautifully. This synergy, harmony, magic was thanks to Michelle, who I had called asking if she’d be willing to do (another) animal reading with me, this time at Berkshire Humane (Mary had reached out to Jenny Browdy about her interest in hosting a BFWW event). I had some uninspiring title. Michelle came up with the title, enlisted the peerless Joan Murray, and the rest, it is not an exaggeration to say, is history I will long remember.

Saturday May 2, 4 PM
Group reading on “The Loves & Labors of Women
My poem: Working It Out
Berkshire Festival of Women Writers
Sandisfield Arts Center
Sandisfield, MA

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