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

Readings & Events

NOTE: Meg is now booking school visits for 2018 & beyond!
Visit her School Visits page for information.

updated: January 20, 2018

December 2017

KBOO Logo“Between the Covers” interview

with Meg & Ken Jones
The interview available for download/streaming.
For more info:

January 2018

Solstice MFA ProgramSolstice MFA Program’s winter residency

January 5 to 14, Chestnut Hill, MA
The Solstice Program’s reading series at Pine Manor College runs Jan 5 to 12.
Visit for details about the readings & the Solstice Program (where Meg is founding director).

February 2018

Solstice MFA Program“Taking Control of our Adoption Stories”

Thursday, Feb 8, 7 p.m., Cambridge, MA
Sponsored by Foster On, with Ben Ludwig, author of Ginny Moon
Porter Square Books, 25 White St. Cambridge, MA 02140
Come hear Ben & me talk about our personal connections with our adopted characters, and engage in a discussion about empowering adopted and foster children to tell their own stories.
More info:

March 2018

Solstice MFA Program
AWP Conference

March 8 – 10, Tampa, Florida
Come visit Meg at the Solstice MFA Program table at the AWP Bookfair!


April 2018

MRAMassachusetts Reading Assn. Annual Conference

Tuesday, April 10, Quincy, MA
Meg presents “What a Three-Legged Dog Teaches About Poetry” (grades K-6)
Boston Marriott Quincy, 1000 Marriott Drive, Quincy, MA
This 2-day conference runs April 9th & 10th.  Meg will be at the Author Appetizer event on Monday, April 9, 5 – 6:30 p.m., and presents on Tuesday, April 10.
For more info:


i too arts Solstice at Langston’s House & the I, Too, Collective!

Thursday, April 5, time TBA
Come hear Solstice MFA Program community members/faculty Jacqueline Woodson, Renee Watson, and Iain Haley Pollock read, and celebrate this diverse & supportive low-residency MFA in Creative Writing Program.
More info coming at:


AAC LogoAmerican Adoption Conference

Friday, April 20, Albuquerque, NM
Hear Meg talk about “Taking Control of our Adoption Stories” through the use of her teen verse-novel trilogy: The Secret of Me, The Girl in the Mirror, and When You Never Said Goodbye.
For more info:
» Download Meg's handout: Types of Poems to Help Teens Take Control of Their Own Adoption Stories


May 2018

The Four Way Books SymposiumFour Way Books Symposium & Reading-Fundraiser

Sunday, May 20
At the home of Cammy Thomas and Tony Siesfeld
70 North St., Lexington, MA 02420
Schedule: 12:30-2 The Four Way Books Symposium (Poet Daniel Tobin will present on “Yeats and Intensity”)
2:30-4 short readings (Meg included) + fast auction
Refreshments and libations to be served!


September 2018

Stanley Kunitz's HouseStanley Kunitz Summer Writing Series

Saturday, September 15,
4 Woodford Street, Worcester MA

Attend Meg’s workshop using Stanley Kunitz’s poems to generate new work.
More info: Susan Roney O’Brien,
Photo credit: Alan Carey

October 2018

James River ConferenceJames River Conference

October 12 – 14
Richmond, VA
Details TBA.
For info: