Sharon Chmielarz


Upcoming in 2021

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. 

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 15, 2021

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

July 29, 2021

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

October 1 to October 3, 2021

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

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.)

2021 Places I've Been

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.