Events
Upcoming in 2018  
May 30, 2018 Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., reading with Donna Isaac at her book publication reading. Blue Harbor Center for the Arts. 559 Humboldt Ave., St. Paul 55107
July 7, 2018 Saturday, 2:00 p.m., reading at Klein Museum, Highway 12, west of town, Mobridge, South Dakota 57601
July 17, 2018 Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., reading poetry with Bart Sutter at Zenith Bookstore, 318 Central Ave. N., Duluth, MN. 218-606-1777.
August 2, 2018 Thursday 7:30 p.m. reading with others at Midstream Reading Series. upstairs at the Blue Moon building, 3820, corner of 39th and East Lake St., Mpls.
September 22, 2018 Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon, presenting “Torque Your Writing” at the Jackpine Writers’ workshop, Smokey Hills Resort, Osage, MN
October 3-5, 2018 Wednesday thru Friday, the guest poet at the Visiting Writer’s Festival at Concordia College, Moorhead, MN; reading poetry on Wednesday evening, Oct. 3
2018 Places I've Been
January 6, 2018 Saturday, 1:00 p.m., reading at Tributary Reading Series, Lake Coffee House, 3223 E. Lake St., Mpls.
January 10, 2018 Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. POETS AND WRITERS AND MUSICIANS AGAINST THE WAR ON THE EARTH. The American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis. Second floor, Larson Room.
February 21, 2018 Wednesday, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., reading with playwright David Lawrence Grant at the Edina Poetry Club, Edina Senior Center, 5280 Grandview Square #101, Edina, MN 55436
February 25, 2018 Sunday, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., reading with 5 other writers celebrating African American poets. Literary Lights Reading Series. Blue Harbor, 559 Humboldt Ave., St. Paul.
April 7, 2018 Saturday, 7:00 p.m. at the Independent Book Publishers Benjamin Franklin Awards, Sheraton Austin at the Capitol Hotel, Austin, Texas
April 21, 2018 Saturday, 8:00 p.m., reading with the Linesmasher Series, Pancake7. Words and music. Studio Z, 275 East Fourth St., Suite 200, St. Paul, MN. 
See also this calendar.
2017 Places I've Been
March 22, 2017 Wednesday, 3:00 p.m., reading and visiting Ed Bok Lee’s poetry class at Metropolitan State University, EPP Bldg on the “Midway Campus,” 1450 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul, 55108, Room 370-DD. 
April 6, 2017 Thursday. Reading with Michael Dennis Browne and Angela Shannon to the music of Laura Mackenzie  at Wisdom Ways. Carondolet Center, 1890 Randolph Ave, St Paul. 651-696-2750. A brick and stone 1912 Beaux Art building.
May 27, 2017 Saturday, 3:00 p.m. reading with Larry Schug at Eat My Words Bookstore, 1228 NE 2nd Street, Mpls. MN 55413; 651-243-1756
September 19, 2017 Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Publication reading for little eternities at University Club, 420 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN 55102. Sharon Chmielarz with Richard Robbins, Dara Syrkin, Philip Bryant, music of Becca Barniskis and Nick Jaffe. Danny Klecko, impressario.
September 27, 2017 Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. Reading at Birchbark Books, 2115 W. 21st St., Minneapolis, MN
October 4, 2017 Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. Reading with Norita Dittberner Jax at Magers & Quinn Bookstore, 3038 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55408.  612-822-4611
October 14, 2017 Saturday, 11:00 a.m. Signing books at Nodin Press table, RainTaxi Book Fair, Historic Progress Center & Fine Arts Bldg., 1265 N Snelling, at the corner of Cooper & Randall Streets, St. Paul, MN.
October 22, 2017 Sunday, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Book Fair, Ellendale, North Dakota, Opera House, Main Street.
November 2-5, 2017 Presenting workshops and reading at North Shore Readers and Writers Festival. Grand Marais, MN, on the shores of beautiful Lake Superior. More information and registration. Featured authors are Erik Anderson, Mary Casanova, Sharon Chmielarz, Tim Cochrane, Lily Coyle, Staci Drouillard, Katie Dublinski, Chris Fischbach, Peter Geye, Diane Glancy, William Green, Emily Hamilton, Patricia Hampl, Erin Hart, William Kent Krueger, Julie Landsman, Lise Lunge-Larsen, Shoshanna Matney, Ann Regan, Kathryn Savage, Sun Yung Shin, Nina Simonowicz, Moheb Soliman, Faith Sullivan, Bart Sutter, Kari Vick, Kao Kalia Yang
November 9, 2017 Thursday:  reading with Michael Dennis Browne and Angela Shannon to the music of Laura Mackenzie at the Benedictine Center of St. Paul's Monastery, 2675 Benet Rd., St. Paul, MN  55109  Tickets are $25 at the door.
November 12,2017 Sunday, 4:00 p.m. Reading with Joyce Sutphen and Tim Nolen at Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105. 651-225-8989
November 16, 2017 Thursday, 7:00 p.m. Reading at Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Har Mar Mall, 2100 Snelling Ave., Roseville, 55113. 651-639-9256
December 7, 2017 Thursday, 7:00 p.m., reading at Subtext, 6 W 5th St., St. Paul, MN 55102
 
2016 Places I've Been
January 12, 2016 Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., reading at Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Ave., St. Paul, MN  55105, 651-225-8989
April 26, 2016 Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. reading at Fine Arts Center, Ivy Building, 2637 27th Ave. S. between Lake and Franklin, Minneapolis, studios on second floor, 228.
April 28, 2016 Thursday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Miller Hill Mall, Duluth, panel discussion, reading, and open mic.
June 1, 2016 Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., reading at Birchbark Books, 2115 W 21st St., Mpls., MN  55405, 612-374-4023
June 2, 2016 Thursday, reading with others from the new anthology, If Bees Are Few ...; honey-tasting at 6:30, reading at 7:00. Cargill Auditorium, University’s St.Paul Campus, next to the new bee lab.
June 30, 2016 Thursday, 7:00 p.m. reading at ddrbooks, 605-878-0418, 7 South Maple, Watertown, SD 57201
August 21, 2016 Sunday, 9:00 Reverie Cafe and Bar 1931 Nicollet Ave. South Mpls. An evening of music and poetry with Linesmasher #2, Futurefunk Adventurists, and Pancake7.
September 10, 2016 Saturday, 3:00 p.m. reading with Jane Dickerson and Rita Moe at Eat My Words Bookstore, 1228 NE 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55413, 651-243-1756
October 5, 2016 Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. reading with Liz Weir, Todd Boss, Tim Nolen, Dore Kieselbach at Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling (Snelling & Grand), St. Paul,  651-225-8989
October 20, 2016 Thursday, 7:00 p.m. The Writer’s Read Series at The Coffee Shop Northeast, 2852 Johnson St. NE., Minneapolis, MN. 612-259-8478.
November 3, 2016 Thursday, reading with Marsha de la O, a BOA published poet at Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls. 55408, 612-822-4611.
November 10, 2016 Thursday, 7:00, reading with others at the North Stone Review Memorial Reading, Ben Krielkamp, host. Gallery Space at A-Mill Artists Lofts, 315 SE Main Street. Minneapolis.   
2015 Places I've Been
June 6, 2015 Saturday, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., Drury Lane Books, Grand Marais, MN
June 11, 2015 Thursday, reading at Opera House in Ellendale, North Dakota. (Contact Sharon for further info.)
June 13-14, 2015 Saturday and Sunday, panelist at Hassler Festival, Brainerd, MN
July 6, 2015 Monday, reading at Klein's Museum, Mobridge, South Dakota
July 7, 2015 Tuesday, reading or 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. signing at Prairie Pages, Pierre, South Dakota; 7:00 p.m., presentation reading at the Cultural Heritage Center, Pierre, South Dakota
July 9, 2015 Thursday, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., signing at a Corks and Canvas evening, Zandbroz Variety, 420 Broadway, Fargo, N Dakota 58102
July 16-18, 2015 Thursday thru Saturday: presenter at Germans from Russia Heritage Society Convention, Ramkota Hotel, Bismarck, North Dakota
August 14, 2015 Friday, 7:30 p.m., reading at Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, 6666 East River Road, Fridley, MN
September 10, 2015 Thursday, 7:30 p.m., reading at Thursday Night Poets, Ventura, California
September 12, 2015 Saturday, 4:00 p.m., Bolton Hall, Beyond Baroque reading, Tagunga, California
September 14, 2015 Sunday, Coalesce Bookstore Chapel, 845 Main St., Morro Bay, CA
October 22, 2015 Thursday, 4:00 to 4:45 pm, reading at Marshall Festival 15, SMSU Upper Level Conference Center, Southwest MN State University, Minnesota
October 27, 2015 Tuesday, 6:00 p.m., reading at Chaska Public Library, 3 City Hall Plaza, Chaska, Minnesota
November 6, 2015 Friday, 7:00 p.m., publication reading for The Widow’s House. Sub-Text Bookstore, 6 West 5th St., St. Paul
November 12, 2015 Thursday, reading in collaboration with Becca Barniskis and Nick Jaffe at The Arts Center, Jamestown, North Dakota 58402
November 21, 2015 Saturday, 2:00 p.m., reading and photo presentation at the North Star Chapter of Germans from Russia, Berea Lutheran Church, 7538 Emerson Avenue S., Richfield, MN 55423
December 15, 2015 Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., reading at University Club. Carol Connolly Reading Series. 420 Summit Ave,  Saint Paul, MN 55102
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