2017 Events

Under the Moon Poetry Reading at Botanical Gardens of Mobile

Date and Details: Enjoy a night of poetry by ten readers, including Sue Brannan Walker, under the light of the full harvest moon. Wednesday, October 4th, at 7:00 p.m.

Reading at the University of South Alabama 

Date and Details: September 14th at 7:00 in the Faculty Club. Reception to follow. Free and open to the public.

River Styx Reading Series in St. Louis with Amina Gautier

Date and Details: Monday, April 17th at 7:30 in the Contemporary Art Museum. Cost is $5.

Reading at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro

Date: Monday, March 13 at 4:15 in JUB Hazlewood sponsored by the Virginia Peck Trust Fund.

AWP: Panel Discussion: “Studying Abroad with Writers, Not Tourists” 

Date: Thursday, February 9, 2017, 12:00-1:15 in Monument, Marriot Marquis, Meeting Level Four. Washington, D.C.

2016 Events

Reading and Master Class Visit at the University of Lincoln, England

Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2:00-4:00 in Media, Humanities, and Technology building.

Narration with Douglass Hollick: “The Genesis of the Modern Piano: John Broadwood, Science, Technology and the Industrial Revolution.”

Date: Sunday, September 25th, 4:30 in the Gallery as part of the Gravity Fields Festival on art and science.

Reading at Harlaxton College, England 

Date: Monday, September 12th, at 7:00.

Scholars’ Open-Mike Night at Sewanee

Date: Friday, July 29th. Come hear Charlotte and other writers who received scholarships to this year’s Sewanee Writers’ Conference.

Reading and Craft Talk at U.S. Naval Academy with Adam Prince, Annapolis 

Date: Monday, February 22nd, at 12:00.

Reading at Towson University, Baltimore

Date: Tuesday, February 23rd at 6:00
A raffle, refreshments, and reading with husband Adam Prince. As an added bonus, we plan to read from a creative nonfiction essay that we co-wrote.

Reading with the Hearing Voices/Seeing Visions Series

Join Charlotte and artist David Spear for a conversation about art and poetry. Intermission will feature wine and refreshments. Date: Tuesday, February 16th at Orr Street Gallery: 106 Orr Street, Columbia, MO. 7:00 p.m.

2015 Events

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With Caleb Curtiss before their launch in Champaign, Illinois

Reading with Caleb Curtiss & Matthew Minicucci, Chicago

Date: 6:00 on Thursday, Nov. 5th
Location: Seminary Co-Op Bookstore, 5751 Woodlawn

Reading at the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville with Robert Morgan

Date: October 9th, 2-3 in the Nashville Public Library Banner Room
Always a fantastic weekend for book lovers: Oct 9-11

Reading at Berry College, Rome, GA

Date: Thursday, October 8th
Class visit and reading in the town where Charlotte lived as a child.

The Pygmalion Festival Lit Crawl

Date: Saturday, September 26
Time: 4-6
A fantastic four-day festival of music, literature, and more. Check out their schedule for all the events.

Reading at the Decatur Book Festival with Nick Flynn

Date: Saturday, September 5th. 5:30-6:15
The largest independent book festival in the country celebrates all things books over Labor Day Weekend.

Reading with Maggie Smith, Columbus, Ohio

Date: July 12th, the fanciest and best day of mid-summer.
Location and Time: House Beer. 7:00-ish (drinks) 7:30-ish (poems)

Vouched Books Presents Curtiss & Pence, Indianapolis

Date: Friday, June 5th
Time and Location: 6:30 @ Print Text

Reading with BLP Authors in Cleveland Heights, Ohio

Date: Thursday, June 4th
Time and Location: Mac’s Back-Books, 1820 Coventry Road, 44118
Charlotte will be reading with Mary Biddinger, Brad Ricca, Sandra Kolankiewicz, and John Mauk.

Reading at The Poetry Foundation, Chicago

Date: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
Time: 7:00 p.m. at 61 West Superior Street
Charlotte will be reading with David Welch, Laura Wagner, and Derick Ledermann at the Open Door Readings.

Burning Chair Reading Series, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Date: Saturday, May 2nd
Time: 2:30-5 at Backspace, 541 W Meadow Street

A reading to end all readings. Seriously. This series is soon closing, so they are having a party with some folks with Fayetteville ties. Other readers include Sandy Longhorn, Gabrielle Idlet, and Adam Prince.

Reading at University of Arkansas, Fort Smith

Date: Friday, May 1st
Time: 6-8 in the Latture Conference Center on the campus of UAFS
Charlotte, Adam, Prince, and Christian Anton Gerard will be the featured readers at an event to celebrate the the undergrad literary magazine at University of Arkansas.

Reading at The Bastet Quartet Series, Memphis

Date: Thursday, April 30th
Time: 7:00 p.m., 955 Goodman Street
A living room reading with Adam Prince and Ruth Baumann.

Reading at Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame

Date: Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
Time: 6:00, Stapleton Lounge, Le Mans Hall

Celebrating the release of Chimes, the undergraduate journal at St. Mary’s. Charlotte and Adam Prince will kick-off the event.

AWP Off-Site Reading with Black Lawrence Press Authors

Date: Thursday, April 9th, 2015
Time: 7:30 at Kieran’s Irish Pub, corner of 6th St and 1st Ave.
Always a dynamic event (with free food and drinks) at AWP. Don’t Miss It!

Book Signing at AWP: Black Lawrence Press Table

Date: Thursday, April 9th, 2015
Time: 4-5

Reading at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Date: Monday, March 30th, 2015
Time: 7:00 p.m., Hodges Library Auditorium
Returning to her alma mater to read with Bradford Tice.

Reading at Belmont University, Nashville

Date: Friday, March 27th,, 2015
Time: 7:00
Reading with the amazing poet Adam Day. (Charlotte seems to read with a lot of people named “Adam.”)

Reading at Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN

Date: Thursday, March 26th, 2015
Time and Location: 8:00 p.m.
Home to the fabulous Zone 3 Press and literary journal. Charlotte will be reading with Adam Prince and debuting a short story that they co-wrote.

Black Lawrence Press Reading and Reception, Pittsburgh

Date: Saturday, March 21st
Time and Location: 7:00 p.m., Chatham Village Clubhouse, 655 Pennridge Rd.
Wine, cocktails, and light hors d’oeuvres will be provided at this BLP reading featuring Charlotte and Craig Bernier!

Poetry and Provisions at Starlings, Charleston, WV

Date: Friday, March 20th, 2015
Time and Location: 1599-A Washington Street, East, Charleston, WV
Readings by WV Wesleyan MFA Creative Writing Students and Faculty: Kevin Chesser, Rachel Hicks, Doug Van Gundy, Jessica Spruill, and Mary Imo-Stike .

Asheville Poetry Review’s 20th Anniversary Celebration!

Date: Friday, March 13th, 2015
Time: 8:00 p.m.at Malaprop’s Bookstore, 55 Haywood, St., Asheville, NC
For twenty years, the Asheville Poetry Review has been giving us some of the best contemporary literature, essays, and reviews. Let’s celebrate all that Keith Flynn and his crew have done for contemporary letters. Other readers will include Keith Flynn, Luke Hankins, and Catherine Carter.

A Black Lawrence Book Release Party, Urbana

Date: Saturday, February 28th, 2015
Time: 6:30 p.m. at the fun and fabulous Cafeteria & Co., 208 W Main St, Urbana
There will be booze and pizza and coffee and books, from which both Charlotte and Caleb Curtiss will read.

Book Launch and Reading at Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

Date: Thursday, February 19th
Time: 6:00 p.m. Location: Doudna Lecture Hall

The celebration will begin with BLP pressmate Caleb Curtiss whose book A Taxonomy of the Space Between Us is also being released in February. Reception to follow.

Reading at Woman Made Gallery Literary Series, Chicago

Date: Sunday, February 15th, 2015
Time: 1:30 p.m. Location: 685 Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642

Readers for “Documentation: For The Record” include: Tara Boswell, Nina Li Coomes, Charlotte Pence, Margaret Rozga. Wendy Vardaman, and Yvonne Zipter.

More Photos From Past Events

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With Adam Prince during their radio interview with Quiddity’s Public-Radio Program

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With Black Lawrence Press Writers Craig Bernier, Laura McCullough, and editor Diane Goettel

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With Nick Flynn after their reading at the Decatur Book Festival