Sharon Chmielarz


Upcoming in 2024

May 23, 2024

Thursday, 5:00 p.m. reading at the A.H. Brown Public Library, North Main Street, Mobridge, South Dakota

2024 Places I've Been

February 6, 2024

Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. reading with Freya Manfred and Norita Dittberner Jax at Next Chapter Booksellers, at the corner of Snelling Ave and Grand Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105

2023 Places I've Been

March 4, 2023

Saturday, 1:00 pm. Tributary Readings. MCN6 TV, 1229 2nd St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

March 5, 2023

Sunday, 2:00 pm. Reading with Onionskins poetry group at our 50th Anniversary. Next Chapter Booksellers at the corner of Snelling Ave and Grand Ave. St. Paul, MN 55105.

March 14, 2023

Tuesday, 6:00 pm. Reading with Liz Weir and Tracy Lindblom. Next Chapter Booksellers at the corner of Snelling Ave and Grand Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105.

April 8, 2023

Saturday, 11:30 a.m., reading at Wadena County Historical Society. If bad weather, via Zoom; if good MN weather, at the Wadena County Historical Society, 603 Jefferson Street N., Wadena MN 56482.

April 11, 2023

Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., Conversation with Helen Frost about Duet in the Little Blue Church, New and Selected via Crowdcast. SubText Book Store, St. Paul, MN. 651-493-2791. Helen Frost is a recipient of a Michael L. Printz Honor Award, an Indiana Author Award, a Boston Public Library Literary Lights for Children Award, and a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Poetry.  The event is free and open to the public. Please sign up in advance on Crowdcast.

May 6, 2023

Saturday, 1:00, reading in Tributary Reading Series. MCN6 TV, 1229 2nd St. NE, Mpls. 55413

May 11, 2023

Thursday, 7:00 p.m., reading in the Midstream Reading Series, Unity Church-Unitarian, 732 Holly Ave., St. Paul 55104

May 16, 2023

Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.,reading in Writers Read Series, host Tim Nolan at University Club, 420 Summit Ave., St. Paul 55102

August 12, 2023

Saturday, 7:00 p.m., Fiction and Poetry at Eat My Words Bookstore, 214 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis, 55413

September 16, 2023

Saturday, 9:00 a.m., Leading Poetry Workshop, Jackpine Lodge, Park Rapids, MN

Sept 22-23, 2023

October 4, 2023

Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., Reading with Friends at Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, 55408

October 7, 2023

Saturday, Poetry Cafe, Norway House, East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN

October 11, 2023

Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. Reading poetry for Grandview Live, Edina Senior Center, 5280 Grandview Square, Edina, MN. 952-833-9570. 

November 12, 2023

Sunday, 3:00 p.m reading with Norita Dittberner Jax at SubText Bookstore, 6 West 5th Street, St. Paul 55102

December 12, 2023

Tuesday, 7:00- 7:30 p.m.Reading and Radio Interview on Write-On Radio, KFAI, 90.3 FM, Fresh Air, Community Radio. 

December 17, 2023

Sunday, 6:00 p.m. Zoom reading at Birds Nest Poetry, Facebook. Site opens at 5:45. Sharon is introduced at 6:00, reads for 20 minutes, open mic begins after her. Link to reading is posted on Birds Nest Poetry, FB beginning on December 10. 

2022 Places I've Been

February 9, 2022

Wednesday, 10:00 a.m., live reading poetry and riddles with Joyce Sutphen at Edina Senior Citizens, 5280 Grandview Square, # 101, Edina 55436

March 6, 2022

Sunday, 2:00-3:30 p.m., live reading with other poets to honor the poems and life of Ethna McKiernan, Next Chapter Books, 38 Snelling Ave. S., St. Paul

July 14, 2022

Germans from Russia Historical Society Convention, presenting “Romance in the Sauerkraut Triangle” on Thursday, Room Dakota D, 1:45- 2:35 p.m. and Friday, Room Dakota E, 10:15 to 11:06, Aberdeen, South Dakota, Best Western Ramkota Hotel and Convention Center. Off Highway 281 North.

August 6, 2022

Saturday, 1:00 p.m., reading at Territory Poetry, MCTV, 1229 2nd Street, NE Mpls. 55413.

September 17, 2022

Saturday, 1:00 p.m., Jack Pines Resort near Park Rapids, MN, Jackpine Talking Stick Book Release Party. 

September 23, 2022
September 25, 2022

South Dakota Festival of Books, Brookings, SD. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Presenter. Place and times to be announced.

December 21, 2022

Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., reading at Poets & Pints, Ontario Ave., a sidestreet across from the Basilica of St. Mary and behind Dunwoody. Sisyphus Brewing.

2021 Places I've Been

November 17, 2021

Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. Reading in-person with Margaret Hasse at Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55408. No charge but register through Mager’s and Quinn Bookstore on Eventbrite. (Not a virtual event.)

October 1 to October 3, 2021

Deadwood, South Dakota; in person South Dakota Festival of Books. Check for schedule of events.

July 29, 2021

Thursday, 7:30 pm PT, Ventura County California Poetry Project via Zoom.

July 15, 2021

Thursday, reading poetry and riddles via Zoom at AHSGR Convention.

July 11, 2021

Sunday, 2:00 p.m. Zoom group reading hosted by Literary Lights and Next Chapter Bookstore, St. Paul. I’ll be reading with Richard Terrill and two poet laureates, one from Cincinnati and one from Virginia. Should be interesting, too, to hear the out-of-state voices. Donna Isaac hosts. Register here. Would love to read to you at either reading or both. (I’ll be reading different selections.)

July 8, 2021

Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Zoom Midstream Reading Series. No charge. I’ll be reading at Midstream this coming Thursday evening with Dave Healy, Brian Thao Worra, and Ranae Lenor Hauser. Music precedes the reading at 7:30 and Mimi Jennings hosts. 

May 23, 2021

Sunday, 2:00 p.m. Live reading at The Klein Museum. No charge. 1820 West Grand Crossing (Highway 12), Mobridge, South Dakota.

May 16, 2021

Sunday. Zoom reading from Duluth: Climate Emergency Poetry Group Reading. No charge. Zoom room opens at 2:45 CD, the reading begins at 3:00. You’ll need this password: 456769.

March 24, 2021

Wednesday, 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Free Zoom poetry reading with Mary Kay Rummel. Please go to the bookstore’s website for more information or directly to Crowdcast to register. Hosted by Subtext Books. Rummel will read and discuss Nocturnes: Between Flesh and Stone, and Chmielarz will read and discuss The J Horoscope. Conversation to follow.

2020 Places I've Been

January 21, 2020

Tuesday, reading at Writers Read Series, host Tim Nolan at University Club, 420 Summit Ave., St. Paul 55102.

January 4, 2020

Saturday, reading at Whistling Shade Release Party, Eat My Words Bookstore, 214 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 55413, 651-243-1756.

2019 Places I've Been

November 24, 2019

Thursday, 7:00 p.m. Bridges Reading Series. Reading with Lia Rivamonte, Jeanne Lutz. Next Chapter Booksellers, 38 S. Snelling Ave. St. Paul, MN 55105.

November 6, 2019

Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. Reading at Birchbark Books. 2115 W. 21st St., Minneapolis, MN 55405.

November 5, 2019

Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Reading with Ethna McKiernan, Donna Isaac, and Dore Kiesselbach at Magers & Quinn Booksellers. 3038 Hennepin Ave. S. Minneapolis. 612-822-4611.

November 3, 2019

Sunday, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Book Fair, Ellendale, North Dakota, Opera House, Main Street. (My participation depends on the weather.)

October 17, 2019

Thursday noon. Reading at Wadena County Historical Society, 603 Jefferson Street North, Wadena, MN 56482.

October 11, 2019

Friday, 7:30 p.m. Reading at Banfill-Locke, 6666 E. River Road, Fridley, MN.

October 6, 2019

Sunday, 2:00 p.m. Reading at Zenith Bookstore, 318 N. Central Ave. Duluth, MN, 55807, exit 252 off I-35.

October 5, 2019

Saturday, 5:00 p.m. Reading at Drury Lane Books, E. 12 Wisconsin St., Grand Marais, MN 55604.

September 12, 2019

Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Midstream Reading Series, Milkweed Building, corner of 39th and (3820) East Lake St. Upstairs. Entrance just west of Milkweed (the former Blue Moon coffee house).

September 7, 2019

Saturday, 1:00 p.m. Reading at Tributary Reading Series at 3860 Minnehaha, Selam Coffee, on the corner of Minnehaha and 39th Street, Minneapolis.

August 28, 2019

Wednesday 7:00 pm. Reading at Tillie’s Restaurant, 232 N. Cleveland Ave., St. Paul, 55104.

August 27, 2019

Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Reading at Next Chapter (the former Common Good Books) at 38 S. Snelling, St. Paul. 651-225-8989.

August 3, 2019

Saturday, 8:45 a.m. Reading at GRHS Convention, Holiday Inn Fargo Hotel and Convention Center, Fargo, North Dakota.

August 2, 2019

Friday, 4:00 p.m. Reading at GRHS Convention, Holiday Inn Fargo Hotel and Convention Center, Fargo, North Dakota.

January 12, 2019

Saturday, 7:00 p.m. reading at the Whistling Shade Fall/Winter Issue Release Party at Eat My Words Bookstore, 214 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 55413, 651-243-1756.