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detail by Clive Hicks-Jenkins
Glimmerglass (Mercer 9/2014)

upcoming readings and events (dates in backward order)


June 25 Catskills, NY
tba Save the date!

April 25 Cooperstown NY  6:00 p.m. 
Children's Room, Village of Cooperstown Library
22 Main St.
Cooperstown, NY 13326

Thursday, March 23 7:00 p.m.
Reading with Sally Thomas
Goldberry Books
12 Union St. South
Concord, North Carolina
(980) 439-5050

Saturday, March 18  3:00
Reading with Sally Thomas
City Lights Bookstore 
3 East Jackson St.
Sylva, North Carolina

Friday, March 10
Launch Party near D. C.
The Washington Review: "Charles and Tessa Carman will host novelist and poet Marly Youmans [“the best-kept secret among contemporary American writers.” —John Wilson] for a house reading and signing of her new novel-in-verse Seren of the Wildwood (Wiseblood Books) on Friday, March 10, at 7 p.m. Interested folks can RSVP tlccarman[at]"


November 13 2:30
Delhi Public Library, New York

see blog for zoom details on online events

April 26
Poetry reading

January 18
Sacramento Poetry Center
Reading with Jorge Quintana


June 17
CANO reading via Zoom
Community Arts Network - Writers Salon
Oneonta, NY

June 2
Zoom with St. Francis Book Club
led by Fr. Mark Michael
St. Francis Episcopal Church
Potomac, Md

The Hidden Cathedral Poetry Celebration
Lots of videos! 
via The Cathedral of All Saints, Albany, NY
more TBA

April 13 7:00 p.m.
Discussion: Gregory of Nyssa, Life of Moses
CCW-sponsored via Christ Church Cooperstown

18 March 2021 7:00 pm EST
Poets from the Plague Papers & Open Mic with Redheaded Stepchild

January 20
Live video interview about Charis in the World of Wonders
  recorded version here
Conducted by novelist and writer Fr. Augustine Wetta


July 14
Discussion of Wesley Hill's The Lord's Prayer
7:00 p.m. Christ Church rectory porch
Visit from Wesley Hill beginning at 7:45

June 12
Update: recorded version here
You are invited
to a
Pandemic Book Party

Jane Greer, Sally Thomas, Marly Youmans
reading from their new books:
two poetry collections and a novel.

Friday, June 12
North America: 
3:00 Eastern, 
2:00 Central, 
1:00 Mountain, 
noon Pacific.
World time zone converter HERE.

Register in advance 

All CHARIS-related in-person events cancelled due to Covid19
Watch for online/radio events

May 17
St. George's Episcopal Church    POSTPONED
Stockade District, Schenectady
Poetry talk for St. George's book club, topic TBA

Saturday, April 25   POSTPONED DUE TO COVID19 PANDEMIC (April 2021?)
Keynote speaker       
Talk and workshop
Poetry Symposium details TBA
The Cathedral of All Saints
Albany New York
TBA - workshop, talk

Friday, March 6 - March 9
Fujimura Institute
Meetings, interview, events!
Pasadena, California

Tuesday, February 11 7pm
Discussion: Sayers's The Mind of the Maker
CCW,  Christ Church Parish Hall


Please note date change
December 15 Sunday 3:00
Reading, The Book of the Red King
Village of Cooperstown Library
22 Main Street
Downstairs meeting room

December 10 7:30
Discussion: C. S. Lewis
(Follow-up to the Michael Ward lecture)
CCW Christ Church Parish Hall

October 5 Saturday 2:00 p.m.
Reading, The Book of the Red King
198 Main St. Oneonta, NY 13820
(607) 433-8898

September 19 Thursday 7:00 p.m.
Reading, The Book of the Red King
304 S. Elm St.
Greensboro, NC 27401 
(336) 763-1919

September 7 Saturday 3:00 p.m.
Reading, The Book of the Red King
3 East Jackson Street
Sylva, NC 28779

August 20 Tuesday
Discussion: Kathleen Raine
CCW Christ Church Parish Hall, Cooperstown 7 p.m.

August 6 Tuesday
Discussion: Richard Wilbur
CCW Christ Church Parish Hall, Cooperstown 7 p.m.

July 9 Tuesday
Discussion: Charles Causley, Elizabeth Jennings
CCW Christ Church Parish Hall, Cooperstown 7 p.m.

February 28 Tuesday
Discussion: The Cloud of Unknowing
CCW Christ Church Parish Hall, Cooperstown 7 p.m.


August 13  7:30
Reading Jeffery Beam's "An Invocation"
The Annual Florence High Memorial Chamber Music Concert
The Pierstown Grange
Pierstown, New York

August 12  7:30
Reading Jeffery Beam's "An Invocation"
Ensembles Large and Small from the Glimmerglass Festival Orchestra
The Star Theatre
Cherry Valley, New York

July 24  7:30 p.m.
Leading a discussion of Frederick Buechner's novel Godric
Sponsored by Christ Church Women
Parish Hall, Christ Church, Cooperstown NY


December 16 1-5 p.m.
25th anniversary celebration, Bright Hill Literary Center
Like Light, ed. Bertha Rogers - Bright Hill Press book launch
--2nd reader, perhaps around 1:15--
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center

94 Church Street, Treadwell, NY 13846

September 12-14
The Buechner Workshops
Talks and 10 one-on-one meetings
Fuller Seminary, CA
FYI: Fuller has decided to pull out of this event.
Cancelled. Apologies!

Sep. 3-22 Yolanda Sharpe Exhibit with Marly Youmans
Opening tba: solo painting show with related poetry
Bright Hill Press and Literary Center
94 Church Street, Treadwell, NY 13846


November 13
Book club, Esperance 


October 2
Reading from Maze of Blood, 6:30 p.m.
City Lights Bookstore, Sylva

September 26-27 weekend in Richmond
What will I be doing? This and more:
Writers roundtable
Dinner with arts leaders
Sunday morning class visit, Third Church
September 25 Friday in Richmond
Makers Series at Third Church: Sojourn
with Rebekah White, Ansel Olsen, and Marly Youmans 6:30-9:00
Moderator: artist Mark Sprinkle

September 20 Sunday
SIBA 15: Fall Discovery Show, 18th-20th
Southern Independent Booksellers Association
Readers' Afternoon Delight

  • The Moveable Feast 12:00 (Booksellers and ticket-holding readers)
  • 2:00 Coloring outside the lines (panel)
  • Triangle Reads: An Afternoon for Authors and Readers (panels, programs, mingling, cocktails)

(I will be at SIBA from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.)
Hilton, North Raleigh, Midtown
Raleigh, North Carolina

June 24 
Day and evening readings, afternoon discussion, interview
Culture Care Summit
International Arts Movement and Fujimura Institute
Cairn University, Philadelphia

May 30, Reading, signing, talk!
at the Build-Fix-Grow Festival
Hanford Mills, New York

April 20, Monday, 12:00
Talk / reading
Shops staff, Fenimore Art Museum
and Farmers Museum

April 14, Tuesday, reading at 7:00 p.m.
The Pen Parentis Literary Salon
Lev Grossman, Kelly Link, Marly Youmans
--Open to the public: RSVP--
Andaz Wall Street Hotel, 75 Wall St.
New York, New York

February 28 reading / writing workshop in the Catskills
Mons Nubifer Sanctus (Holy Cloud-Bearing Mountain)
St. James Church Parish Hall
Lake Delaware (near Delhi), New York


December 16, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Writers Salon Series, CANO
(The Community Arts Network of Oneonta)
The Wilbur Mansion, 11 Ford Ave. 
Oneonta, New York

December 7 Sunday Open house with painter Ashley Norwood Cooper
114 Lake St.
Cooperstown, New York

December 3, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.
Author Series
Cooperstown Village Library
Cooperstown, New York

November 28 Friday 11:00-2:00 p.m.
Multi-author book signing 
Fenimore Art Museum (lower level)
Cooperstown, New York

November 20, Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
Northshire Bookstore
424 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, New York

November 18, Tuesday, 5:30
Meeting, dinner, talk, signing
Delhi Women's Club
Immanuel Lutheran Church
Delhi, New York

November 4, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
The Doylestown Bookshop
16 South Main Street
Doylestown, Pennsylvania

November 1, Saturday, 3:00 p.m.
City Lights Bookstore
3 East Jackson St.
Sylva, North Carolina

October 16, 7:00 p.m.
Philip Lee Williams and Marly Youmans
Barnes and Noble
Athens, Georgia

September 21, Sunday, noon to 3:00 p.m.
The Moveable Feast of Authors and Signings, SIBA 
Southern Independent Booksellers Convention
Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel
Norfolk, Virginia

September 19-21 
Catch Marly at SIBA, the Southern Independent Booksellers trade show
(see above)

September 20,  Saturday, 4:00-5:30
Double Trouble: 
A Book Launch and Reading Celebration
featuring Luisa Igloria and Marly Youmans
(double launch!)
Café Stella
1907 Colonial Avenue
Norfolk, Virginia

July 12 - July 18 (Saturday-Friday)
Antioch Writers' Workshop
Poetry Seminar 2:30-5:00 daily
plus an evening reading/signing
Antioch University / Yellow Springs, Ohio

March 27th at 7 p.m.
Sarah Dohrmann and Marly Youmans
Reading, Word Thursdays Series
Bright Hill Literary Center
94 Church St.
Treadwell, New York



November 23, 2-3
Reading in the Bright Hill Center celebration, Treadwell NY
(Full-length reading there in 2014)

Wofford College class visits, November 11-12
Reading, Hub City Books, Spartanburg SC
November 11, 5:00 p.m.

August 20-28 North Carolina readings
in Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Pittsboro, and Asheville (see below)

August 20th 
7:00 p.m.
Reading with my former Carrboro neighbor, Jay Bryan, who has a new chapbook!
Last year I read from A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage at Flyleaf, 
now out in paperback, and this year I'll focus on the other 2012 books, 
The Foliate Head and Thaliad. I'll bring the novel in case anyone wants
to hear a bit from that one as well...
Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill.

August 21   
7:30 p.m.
Reading at Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh
Sampler reading from all three 2012 books, The Foliate Head,
Thaliad, and A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage.

August 24  2:00 p.m.
Sampler reading from all three 2012 books, The Foliate Head,
Thaliad, and A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage.
McIntyre's Fine Books and Bookends
Fearrington Village
Pittsboro, North Carolina

August 28   7-8 p.m.
Reading at Malaprop's, Asheville
Also with Nathan Ballingrud, reading from his first book!
Sampler reading from all three 2012 books, The Foliate Head,
Thaliad, and A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage.

July 25
Cooperstown Book Club 1:00
Woodside Hall

May 12
Christ Church Cooperstown, 10:00


The Anesthesia Bookclub of Cooperstown and Fly Creek (!)
The Throne of Psyche
March 31

First reading from A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage
Thursday, April 12th at 7 p.m.
The Green Toad Bookstore 
198 Main St.
Oneonta, New York
(607) 433-8898

MALiA member
Featured Speaker
Mid-Atlantic Library Alliance Spring Meeting
South County Library
Roanoke, Virginia
Friday, April 20 1-2:30
1-2:00 "The Library's Child"
Marly Youmans talks about growing up with a librarian mother and how that helped shape her identity as an author of poetry, novels, stories, and Southern Appalachian fantasies for children. With readings from recent work in three genres.
Q and A and book signing


Wednesday, May 16 at 6:30
A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage
City Lights Bookstore
3 East Jackson St.
Sylva, North Carolina 28779  
(828) 586-9499  

Book Club, Raleigh, May 17 8 p.m.

Friday, May 18 at 7:30
A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage
Quail Ridge Books
3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh, NC 27607


Saturday, May 19, 2-4
A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage (novel) 
and The Throne of Psyche (poetry)
A signing (meet, greet, discuss) in historic Salisbury, North Carolina
110 S. Main St., Downtown Salisbury, NC 28144
For information, books, etc.: (704) 630-9788

Sunday School at New Salem Methodist, Statesville, North Carolina
10:00 a.m. May 20

NEW DATE:  Wednesday, May 23rd at 7 p.m.
Reading from A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage
            and The Throne of Psyche
Flyleaf Books
752 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd (Historic Airport Rd.)
Chapel Hill, NC 27514       

Saturday, May 26 at 11:00 a.m.
Reading from A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage
McIntyre's Books
Fearrington Village
Pittsboro, North Carolina 27312
(919) 542-3030

Lunch with Marjorie Hudson's students, 12:30

Panel 12:  Poets Who Write Other Genres
Marly Youmans, Chair, with Ned Balbo, Jane Satterfield, and Jill Bialosky
West Chester Poetry Conference
West Chester, PA
Thursday, June 8  3:15-4:30

Booksigning at West Chester Poetry Conference
West Chester, PA
Friday, June 9  5: 30-6:15

Marly at "Off the Page" with Bill Jaker
WSKG & affiliates - Binghamton, NY
July 24 live at 1:00 p.m.; also 7:00 p.m.
Listen to the interview, read article here

November 14
Young People's Literature Judging Panel lunch
National Book Awards / Cipriani Wall Street, New York City

December 7-8
Twenty-Third Annual Authors Luncheon
6:30 p.m. Dec. 7 Reception and Dinner
10:30 a.m. Dec 8 Book-signing
11:55 Luncheon and Presentations
Mercer University Press
InterContinental Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia


Thursday, July 14, 12:15
The Breastplate of Moses
Glory, beauty, and art (Talk with readings from The Throne of Psyche and more)
Christ Church - parish hall
Cooperstown, New York

Friday, June 10th 8:15 a.m.
Reading with Mezzo Cammin at West Chester Poetry Conference

Thursday, May 26  7 p.m.
The Green Toad Bookstore
Oneonta, New York
(607) 433-8898

May 24
visit classes, Cooperstown High School

May 12, 7:00 p.m.
First reading, The Throne of Psyche
City Lights Bookstore
3 East Jackson Street
Sylva, North Carolina

May 7
The Gregynog Gallery, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru
Opening, 2-4 p.m.
Retrospective for the 60th Birthday of Clive Hicks-Jenkins
Launching of Clive Hicks Jenkins from Ashgate/Lund Humphries
in conjunction with Grey Mare Press
(with a chapter by Marly Youmans)

May 6  6:30 p.m.
Book launch and poetry reading,
The Book of Ystwyth: Six poets on the art of Clive Hicks-Jenkins
Readers: Dave Bonta, Damien Walford Davies,
   Andrea Selch, Marly Youmans, Callum James,
   with Clive Hicks-Jenkins
   reading for the late Catriona Urquhart
Aberystwyth University bookshop, Arts Centre

April 7
Panel of local authors, Cooperstown Public Library, 7 p.m.
Marly Youmans, Peg Leon, Alice Lichtenstein


Hollins University
Roanoke, VA
M.A./M.F.A. program in children's literature

July 3-18
Reading/talk, July 5, The Wyndham Robertson Library*

Guest writer
Shared Worlds
Wofford College
Spartanburg, SC
July 28-31*
Reading with Michael Bishop, tba
June 7 
7:00-8:30 p.m.
The Beastly Bride - anthology reading
(with Jeffrey Ford, Steve Berman, Nan Fry, Gregory Frost, Ellen Datlow, Richard Bowes, Carol Emshwiller)
McNally Jackson
52 Prince St. (between Lafayette and Mulberry) NYC
16  Fantastic Fiction @ KGB Bar
85 East 4th Street (just off 2nd Ave)
Marly Youmans & Dan Braum
Marly will read "Prolegomenon to The Adventures of Childe Phoenix"
Taped for WBAI - Hour of the Wolf
Additional WBAI taping - Hour of the Wolf
"The Girl in the Fabrilon," poems, and interview
5    Cooperstown Elementary, 5th grade (4 classes)
17  Cooperstown High School
10 Monday 7:00 p.m.
Huntington Library, Oneonta
Collaborative events
with painter Makoto Fujimura
May 18 & 19
Yale Divinity School
“Faith as a Way of Life” conference
April 25 – May 19
16 Monday
Talk/reading  7 p.m.
Against Brokenness:
Gusto & Strength in Poetry and Fiction
The Huntington Library
Oneonta, New York
2 Saturday 1:00 p.m.
Author Signing,
Hobart Book Village of the Catskills
27 Thursday 8 p.m.
Poetry/fiction reading
Yale Divinity/FWL
The Yale Club of New York City
5 Thursday
The Oneonta Book Club
18 Wednesday 7 p.m.
KGB Fantastic Fiction series
Directed by Ellen Datlow & Gavin J. Grant
Reading with Jeff Vandermeer
85 East 4th Street (just off 2nd Ave)
New York, NY 10003
8-12 Monday-Saturday
Writing Seminar (to include a public reading at City Lights of Sylva)
North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching
21 Saturday
11:00 Reading/discussion/signing of Ingledove
Barnes & Noble at Utica – New Hartford
28-30 Thursday-Saturday
Various events at “Got Books? Let’s Read”
Desmond Hotel, Albany, New York
Annual conference sponsored by Hodge-Podge Books of Lark St.
13 Thursday
“Wonder Books”
Cooperstown Village Library, 7:30
26-30 Monday-Friday
Writing Seminar,
North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching,
Cullowhee, North Carolina
4 Tuesday
TBA  Chapters Book Club of the Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin
Round table discussion & meet-and-greet,
Barnes & Noble, Vestal, New York
14-16  Sunday-Tuesday
Classes  in children’s literature, the novel, and poetry
at Peace College in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Monday 7:00-7:45 Reading  and 8:00-8:45 Reception
17 Wednesday
3:30  Readings from Claire and The Curse of the Raven Mocker,
Bull’s Head Bookshop, UNC, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
7:00  Reading from Claire and 
The Curse of the Raven Mockerat Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, North Carolina
18 Thursday
7:00  Readings from Claire and 
The Curse of the Raven Mocker, Bristol Books, Wilmington, North Carolina
20 Saturday
10:30 a. m.  Reading, The Curse of the Raven Mocker,
Brick Alley Books at James Pharmacy Restaurant,
Hillsborough, North Carolina
21 Sunday
2:00 Reading, 
The Curse of the Raven Mocker,McIntyre’s Fine Books and Bookends,
Fearrington Village, North Carolina
27 Saturday
1:30  Young Readers Roundtable, 
The Curse of the Raven MockerHosted by SCBWI at Barnes & Noble, Vestal, New York
20 Friday
Reading, Claire and The Curse of the Raven Mocker, 7:00 p.m.
City Lights, Sylva, North Carolina


  1. It would be awfully convenient to be two, and so less busy...


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