Helen Frost, Leslea Newman, Meg Kearney, and Marilyn Nelson. AWP 2013, Boston

Readings & Events

NOTE: Meg is now booking school visits for 2019 & beyond!
Visit her School Visits page for information.


updated: January 29, 2019

January 2019

Solstice MFA Program’s winter residency

January 4 to 13
Chestnut Hill, MA
The Solstice Program’s reading series at Pine Manor College features a terrific reading series; a select number of their craft classes are open to outside auditors!
Visit for details about the residency & the Solstice Program
(where Meg is founding director).

February 2019

Horace Mann School

February 15
231 W 246th Street, Bronx, New York
Thanks to the folks at Horace Mann for another invite!


Overlook Elementary School

February 22
11 Maple Road Extension, Town of Poughkeepsie, New York
Meg looks forward to talking about poetry & Trouper with students near 
the town where she grew up.

March 2019

Assawompset School

March 1
Lakeville, MA
Looking forward to talking about poetry (&Trouper) with 2nd & 3rd graders!

AWP Conference

March 28-30
Portland, OR
Come visit Meg at the Solstice MFA Program table at the AWP Bookfair!

April 2019

Mass Reading Assn. Conference

April 4
Meg will be talking with teachers & librarians about using verse novels in the classroom.


Stephenson Library

April 11, 7 p.m.
Greenfield, NH
with Rodger Martin
61 Forest Road, Greenfield, NH 03047-0127

2019 Greater Boston Intercollegiate Undergraduate Poetry Festival

April 16
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
Meg will deliver the keynote at this annual event, where undergraduate student poets from 23 area colleges and universities read their original poetry. The event celebrates poetry and highlights talented student poets who are devoted to the craft. It is free and open to the public.

Solstice at Langston’s House: The I, Too, Arts Collective

April 25
20 E. 127th Street, Harlem, New York City
Come hear Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program (which Meg directs) faculty members
Randall Horton, Iain Haley Pollock, & Renee Watson! Free & open to the public.


May 2019

Acworth Silsby Library

May 5
5 Lynnhill Road, Acworth NH 03601
with Betsy Snider and Becky Sakellariou
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.: an hour for reading & then some socializing!