Upcoming Readings and Events

Spontaneous Poetry with Laurel Radzieski is a free, interactive poetry project that will be presented at multiple venues in Northeast Pennsylvania during March and April 2019. Stop by one of below events and I will write a personalized poem on-the-spot just for you! I’ll have my trusty typewriter at most events, along with a variety of frames for poem-seekers to choose from. 

This project was supported by a Lackawanna County Community Arts and Culture Grant, a program of Lackawanna County Commissioners Patrick M. O’Malley, Jerry Notarianni, Laureen A. Cummings.

Spontaneous Poetry with Laurel Radzieski

at the Scranton Public Market
Weekends in April
Fridays, April 5, 12, 19 & 26: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays, April 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 27 & 28: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Scranton Public Market
The Marketplace at Steamtown
300 Lackawanna Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509

I will be writing poems at the Scranton Public Market every weekend in April. Stop by to get a free poem typed on a typewriter. Choose a unique frame from a variety of styles.

Spontaneous Poetry at Library Express Bookstore
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Library Express Bookstore
The Marketplace at Steamtown
300 Lackawanna Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509

Teen Tuesday starts at 5 p.m. I will be a guest poet at this event.

Spontaneous Poetry at Nancy Kay Holmes Branch Library
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Nancy Kay Holmes Branch Library
1032 Green Ridge Street
Scranton, PA 18509

Spontaneous Poetry from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Pancakes and Poetry story time at 5:30 p.m. I will be a guest poet at this event. Registration is required for the story time.

Poetry Night Out at Buck Hill Falls
Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Buck Hill Falls

This group reading is sponsored by the Buck Hill Book Club.

May Poetry Retreat at King’s College
Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
King’s College
Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

Admission: $25 (Registration required. Attendees receive lunch, dinner and coffee/tea service throughout the day)

Previous Readings and Events
(reverse chronology)

The Guild’s Writer’s Panel: Breaking into the Creative Industries 
Monday, April 8, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Keystone College
Evans Hall
1 College Green
La Plume, PA 18440

Free Admission.


Spontaneous Poetry at the Lackawanna County Children’s Library
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Lackawanna County Children’s Library
520 Vine Street
Scranton, PA 18509

Spontaneous Poetry from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Novel Thoughts: Tween Book Club starts at 6 p.m. I will be a guest poet at this event.

World Poetry Day with Laurel Radzieski
Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Albright Memorial Library
in the Henkelman Room (second floor)
500 Vine Street
Scranton, PA 18509


Charter Day Reading
Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 2:45 p.m.
Eckley Miners’ Village Museum
2 Eckley Back Road
Weatherly, PA 18255

Charter Day celebrates the founding of Pennsylvania and Eckley Miners’ Village Museum will be open to the public free of charge for this event. Reading will feature authors who contributed to Down the Dog Hole: 11 Poets on Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Poems at the Pub (Featured Reader)
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 7 p.m.
Dugan’s Pub
385 Main Street
Luzerne, PA 18709

The Writer’s Showcase Winter Edition
Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 7 p.m.
The Old Brick Theatre
126 W Market Street
Scranton, PA 18508

Admission: $4

Halloween Oddities Flea Market
Saturday, October 20, 2018, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Presented by the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Roller Derby
4949 Birney Avenue
Moosic, PA 18507

Scranton Fringe Presents a Spectacle & Mirth Cabaret
Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 11 p.m.
The Leonard Theater
335 Adams Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503

Doors open at 11 p.m. Admission: $5

Open Mic Night
Friday, September 28, 2018, 7 p.m.
Wyoming County Cultural Center at the Dietrich Theater
60 E. Tioga Street
Tunkhannock, PA 18657

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. I’ll be the featured performer after the open mic.

Feminism Meets Parasitism: A Poetry Reading
Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 5 p.m.
The Cooperage Project
1030 Main Street
Honesdale, PA 18431

Daryl Sznyter and I will read from our new books. There will also be a Q&A.
Suggested donation: $10 per person and students are free

Poets Live
Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 6:30p.m.
The Bog
341 Adams Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503

I’ll be reading with other local poets at this Poets Live reading.

Lackawanna Arts Fest
Saturday, August 4, 2018, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Courthouse Square
Scranton, PA 18503

Saturday, July 21, 2018
Honesdale, PA 18431

Magical, Feminist, Parasitic: A Poetry Reading
Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Big Blue Marble Bookstore
551 Carpenter Lane, Mt. Airy Village
Philadelphia, PA 19119

I will be reading with Grant Clauser and Daryl Sznyter.

Two Local Ladies Read Poetry
Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 7 p.m.
The Gathering Place
304 S. State Street
Clarks Summit, PA 18440

I will be reading with fellow NEPA poet, Daryl Sznyter.

NEPA NOW Poetry Reading and Q&A
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Hilton Scranton & Conference Center
Scranton, PA 18503

The reading will begin (after the meeting) at 7:45 p.m. Open to the public.

Architects of the Flesh: A Poetry Reading & Signing
Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Cafe con Libros
724 Prospect Place
Brooklyn, NY 11216

I will be reading with Amanda J. Bradley and Daryl Sznyter for this anatomy-themed poetry reading at Cafe con Libros, a feminist community bookstore.

Scranton Zinefest
Friday, June 1 & Saturday, June 2, 2018
The Leonard
335-339 Adams Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503

Arts THRIVE in Carbondale
Saturday, May 26, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Various Venues
Carbondale, PA
Presented by Women to Women: THRIVE

I will be writing on-the-spot Recipe Poems in conjunction with my Recipe Poetry Project. Red Mother will be available for purchase.

Music and Arts Fair
Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Keystone College
One College Green
La Plume, PA 18440

Open to the public and free of charge, the event features many artists
and musicians. I will be selling and signing copies of Red Mother.


A Book Signing and Reading by Laurel Radzieski
Friday, April 20, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Library Express Bookstore
The Marketplace at Steamtown
300 Lackawanna Ave
Scranton, PA 18503

Hello Spring! Scranton Public Market
Saturday, March 24 & Sunday, March 25, 2018
The Marketplace at Steamtown
300 Lackawanna Ave
Scranton, PA 18503

I will have a booth with Fiber Creations by Kristina Laurito.

Red Mother Book Launch & Reading
Friday, February 16, 2018 at 7 p.m.
AFA Gallery
514 Lackawanna Ave
Scranton, PA 18503

10% of book sales at this event will be donated to the Breaking Ground Poets.