Ada Limon


February 19

Reading at Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN

February 25

St. Mary's College of Maryland

March 5

Reading at the New York Botanical Gardens
New York, NY

March 8

Reading, St. Francis University
Ft. Wayne, IN

March 10

Reading, University of Illinois Springfield
Springfield, IL

March 16

Reading for the National Book Critics Circle
The New School
New York, NY

Reading Tour with Adam Clay & Michael Robins

April 6

Spooner Hall, The Commons, University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS

April 7

Open Mouth Reading Series
Fayetteville, AR

April 8

Impossible Language Series
Memphis, TN

April 9

Trobar Ric Reading Series
Oxford, MS

April 10

Nitty Gritty Magic City Reading Series
Birmingham, AL

April 11

Indian Springs School Reading
Birmingham, AL

April 11

University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL

April 12

Loyola Reading
New Orleans, LA

April 13

Reading, University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, MS

April 29 - May 1

Mass Poetry Festival
Salem, MA

May 21

WorldTemple Poetry Series
Sonoma, CA

May 22

Gundlach Bundschu
Sonoma, CA
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May 23

California State University, East Bay
Hayward, CA

May 31

Reading at Bryant Park
New York, NY

June 3 - 5

Calabash Festival
Treasure Beach, Jamaica
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August 7 - 12

Poetry As Surrender
Workshop at the Fine Arts Work Center
Provincetown, MA


September 19
Distinguished Visiting Writers Series Reading
University of Ithaca, Ithaca, NY
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September 22
Contemporary Writers Series Reading
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
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September 28
Randolph-Macon College
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October 4
Lewis & Clark
Portland, OR
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October 5
Seattle Arts & Lectures, Seattle, WA
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October 19 - 23
Writing by Writers
Tomales Bay, Marshall, CA
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November 16
Reading at the University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY
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January 5 – February 27, 2015

Online Workshop
Staying True: Authenticity & Voice

→ Learn more & apply here.
→ Download the workshop flier here [PDF]

March 13 – 14

Princeton Poetry Festival
Lewis Center for the Arts
Princeton, New Jersey
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March 16

Reading with Jason Schneiderman
New York, New York
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April 1

Strand Bookstore, 7:00 pm
New York, New York

April 8 - 11

AWP Conference
Minneapolis Convention Center / Minneapolis, MN


3:00 pm: Booksigning / New Harmony Writers Retreat Bookfair Table

4:30 pm: R263. Let’s Not Start From Scratch: How to Talk About Race in Poetry
(Jason Schneiderman, Timothy Leyrson, Rickey Laurentiis, Ada Limon, Syreeta McFadden) Why does a discussion of the sonnet assume common knowledge, but a discussion of race in poetry always seems to be starting from scratch? How can we create shared bodies of knowledge regarding race, difference, and ethnicity so that conversations will turn on intellect, experience, and analysis, rather than accusation and defense? What tools do poets need for thinking about race that are larger than the self? Five poets present their vision for creating a foundation for productive conversation. (Room 101 H&I, Level 1)

8:00 pm: Offsite event: descant, Pressgang, and Fourth River Reading at The News Room, Entertainment Room


1:30 pm: Book-signing / Milkweed Editions Bookfair Table

3:00 pm: Meet & Greet / Fine Arts Work Center Bookfair Table

7:00 pm: Offsite event: Newfound/ Waxwing Reading, Gamut Gallery 1006 Marquette Ave South

April 29

Reading at the University of Scranton, 8:00 pm
Scranton, PA
More information here {PDF}

May 5

"Chthonic" Chapbook Release Party with John James
New York, NY (Venue TBD)

May 15

Broadside Reading Series
Center for Book Arts, 6:30 pm
New York, NY

June 21 – 27

New Harmony Writers Workshop
University of Southern Indiana
New Harmony, Indiana
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September 5

Kentucky Book Release Party
5:00 pm, The Morris Book Shop
Lexington, KY

September 20

Brooklyn Book Festival
Brooklyn, NY

September 23

Living by Words
7:00 pm, Christ Church
Lexington, KY

October 4

Reading at Jack London State Park
Glen Ellen, CA

October 6–7

Guest Authors Series
Monterey Peninsula College
Monterey, CA

October 9

Readers' Books, 130 East Napa Street
Sonoma, CA

October 13

San Francisco, CA

October 19

Diablo Valley College
Pleasant Hill, CA

November 11

Georgetown College
Georgetown, KY

November 17

Borough of Manhattan Community College
Manhattan, NY {more information}

December 9

Student Day of Poetry
Worcester State University

December 10

Student Day of Poetry
University of Massachusetts Lowell


February 26–March 1, 2014: AWP Events (Seattle, Washington)

Wednesday, February 26

THRUSH Reading
Re-Bar, 1114 Howell Street (Off-Site Event)
Doors at 7:00 pm, Reading starts at 8:00 pm

Thursday, February 27

Book signing at The Field Office table
AWP Bookfair, Table #AA33
11:00am – 12:00pm

The Field Office Reading
Still Liquor, 1524 Minor Avenue (Off-Site Event)
5:00pm – 7:00pm

March 29, 2014

8:00 pm, Stanley Kunitz Common Room, Fine Arts Work Center
Provincetown, MA

April 7, 2014

Reading with Jennifer L. Knox
Ball State University
Muncie, IN

July 19–August 2, 2014

Queens University of Charlotte MFA Program in Latin America
Faculty Readings
Buenos Aires, Argentina

August 7, 2014

with Field Office Poets Rebecca Gayle Howell & Marcus Wicker
The Wild Fig Bookstore, Lexington, KY (more information)

August 27, 2014

Holler Poets Series
8:00 p.m., Al's Bar, 601 North Limestone Street
Lexington, Kentucky

September 19, 2014

Fort Gondo Poetry Series with Adam Clay
Fort Condo, 3151 Cherokee Street
St. Louis, Missouri

September 21, 2014

Poets in the Parlor Reading Series with Adam Clay
Vachel Lindsay Home
Springfield, Illinois

October 9, 2014

The So and So Reading Series with Adam Clay & Michael Robins
8:00 pm, CAM Raleigh
Raleigh, NC
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October 10, 2014

New Southern Voices Reading Series with Adam Clay & Michael Robins
7:00 pm, Hub City Bookshop
Spartunburg, SC
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October 11, 2014

Avid Poetry Series with Adam Clay & Michael Robins
Avid Bookshop
Athens, Georgia
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October 12, 2014

SAFTA Reading Series with Adam Clay & Michael Robins
The Birdhouse
Knoxville, TN
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October 23, 2014

Reading at University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia