VERT Readings:

Wayne, PA. Tuesday, May 7 at Main Point Books, 116 North Wayne Ave at 7 p.m. Book release party & reading: Catherine Staples in conversation with Tsering Wangmo Dhompa.

Phoenixville, PA. Friday May 17 at Cricket Hill Farm, 535 Merlin Rd. Book release party & reading. 6-8 p.m.

Concord, MA. Thursday, June 20 at 7 pm The Write Connection at Thoreau Farm 341 Virginia Road Concord. Vert: Poet Catherine Staples in conversation with Rich Higgins.

RSVP:  $5 to attend at Thoreau Farm: Register here.

Free to attend online: Register here.

Concord, MA. Thoreau Annual Gathering, Thursday, July 11, 2024. 8-9 pm A Celebration of Resilience through Poetry, Humor, and Painting in Trinity Episcopal Church, Main Hall: Catherine Staples, Rich Higgins, Kara Snyder. 

Annaghmakerrig, Tyrone Guthrie Centre Residency August 5-19.

Wednesday, December 4 at  Wallingford Community Arts Center at 7 pm. 414 Plush Mill Rd, Wallingford, PA 19086.

Concord, MA. Thoreau Annual Gathering, July 6-10. The Collapsing Telescope of Space: Darwin, Thoreau, and Fuller: A Poetry Reading. “As travelers go round the world and report natural objects and phenomena, so faithfully let another stay home and report the phenomena of his own life.”

Come celebrate National Poetry Month with us virtually! DOVER TOWN LIBRARY Virtual READING Come celebrate National Poetry Month with us virtually! Listen to the inspiring original works of six featured poets from the region: Fred Marchant, Elizabeth Bradfield, John Bonanni, Catherine Staples, Jeffrey Harrison, and Jamele Adams. The evening will culminate in a short poetry writing exercise, and one lucky participant will receive a special prize.

Concord, MA.  “In Between the Lines: From Henry and John Thoreau to Thomas Sims,” Catherine Staples. Zoom Reading, Friday, July 9, 2021. Moderated by Richard Higgins, author of Thoreau and the Language of Trees. For two close looks at Thoreau’s attic bedroom, read Rich’s essay “A Transcendentalist at Work” in the American Scholar and my sonnet, “In the Yellow House Attic.”

Walden Woods - Our Work in MAPhoto Gallery of Walden Pond and Concord — Transcendentalist Spirituality

THE WALDEN WOODS PROJECT: Zoom Webinar, Wed. February 24, 2021 at 7:00-8:15 pm EST. Thoreau and the Miracle of Poetry:  Quintin Collins, Ernesto Estrella Cózar, David Leff, and Catherine Staples. “A poem is one undivided, unimpeded expression fallen ripe into literature,” Thoreau wrote in A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers. Join us on Wednesday, February 24, for Thoreau and the Miracle of Poetry and hear four contemporary poets, who will read from work that echoes Thoreau’s, often about nature, social reform, and living deliberately. A discussion with the featured poets about how Thoreau, among others, has inspired their writing will follow the readings.      

Zoom Reading, Thursday, October 15, 2021 at 6:30-7:30 EST. VILLANOVA CREATIVE WRITING PROGRAM, Fall Reading Series: Faculty: Adrienne Perry, Catherine Staples; Student readers: Tiffany Narvaez, and Gabrielle Isola.

Zoom Reading, Wed. November 11, 2020 at 6:30-7:30 EST. MOVEABLE BEATS READING SERIES: Staples and Solevar. 

Wayne, PA. Thursday, March 19, 2020. Main Point Books at 7pm.

Wallingford, PA. Wednesday, October 2, 2019. Wallingford Community Arts Center at 7 pm. 414 Plush Mill Rd, Wallingford, PA 19086. Ethel Rackin and Catherine Staples.

Concord, MA. Thoreau Society Annual Gathering. A Plummet Line, a Pencil, an Arrowhead:  Reading in Masonic Hall. Thursday, July 11, 2019. 10:30-12:00. With Geoff Wisner, Theodore David, and Terry Barkley.

Manayunk, PA. May 5, 2019.  Manayunk/Roxborough Art Center located at 419 Green Lane. Ernest Hilbert and Catherine Staples.

Villanova, PA. April 3, 2019, Speaker’s Corner, Villanova’s Falvey Library. Tsering Wangmo, Jill Karn, Anne Minicozzi,  and Catherine Staples.

Concord, MA. July 13, 2018. Thoreau Society Annual Gathering. 2:45-4:00 in Masonic Hall. By the Mediation of a Thousand Little Mosses: Reading & Talk.

Wayne, PA. Monday April 30, 2018. 7pm, Main Point Books at 116 N. Wayne Avenue, Wayne PA. Catherine Staples and Matt W. Miller, listen to Matt’s interview on New Hampshire Public Radio on The Wounded for the Water. 

Philadelphia, PA. Monday, March 5, 2018. 6:30 pm. Monday Poets at The Free Library. at 1901 Vine St. Philadelphia, PA 19103. Catherine Staples and Ernest Hilbert.

Philadelphia, PA. Sunday, October 29, 2017. 6 p.m. Moveable Beast Reading Series at  Good Karma Cafe.  928 Pine Street, Philadelphia. PA.

Concord, MA. Friday, July 14, 2017. Thoreau Society Annual Gathering. 8:45 a.m. in Masonic Hall.  Chasing Hound, Horse & Dove: Poetry Reading & Talk.

Philadelphia, PA. Monday, November 7, 2016. Monday Poets at The Free Library. at 1901 Vine St. Philadelphia, PA 19103. Catherine Staples and Alissa Quart.

Cambridge, MA. Tuesday, November 1, 2016. New England Poetry Club Prize Winners at  Harvard’s Yenching Library, Common Room, 7 pm.

Philadelphia, PA. Wednesday, September 14, 2016. Moonstone Poetry Series. Dilruba Ahmed and Catherine Staples. Fergie’s Pub at 7:00 p.m.

Concord, MA. Friday, July 8, 2016. Thoreau Society Annual Gathering. From Walden to the Manse: The Pastoral Re-envisioned.  Catherine Staples and Nancy Austin at 1:45 in the Masonic Hall.

Manayunk, PA. February 14, 2016. Valentine’s Day and the Muse at 3:00 in the Manayunk Art Center.

Concord, MA. Friday, July 10, 2015. Thoreau Society Annual Gathering, Thoreau’s Sense of Place. Alireza Taghdarreh, Catherine Staples, Daniel Vollaro at 11:00 am in the Masonic Hall.

New Hope, PA. Thursday, October 2, 2014. Catherine Staples and JC Todd at 7:00 pm at Farley’s Bookstore.

Brooklyn, NY. Sunday, October 12, 2014. Reading at 61 Local 5-7 pm with Dean Rader and other poets from 99 Poems for the 99 Percent: An Anthology of Poetry.

Middleburg, VA. Thursday, November 20, 2014. The National Sporting Library and Museum. 102 The Plains Road, Middleburg, Virginia.

Middleburg, VA. May 6, 2014. The Hill School. Reading and classes. 130 S. Madison St., Middleburg, Virginia.

Philadelphia, PA. Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Good Karma Cafe at 6:00 pm in Society Hill 928 Pine St. (between 9th & 10th St.) Moveable Beats Reading Series. cafe: 267-519-8860.

New Haven, CT. March 27, 2014. Reading and Classroom visits. Southern Connecticut State University.

Seattle, WA: Friday, February 28, 2014 at 12:00-1:15 45thYear Anniversary Reading: The Ashland Poetry Press. Room LL5, Western New England Annex: Stephen Haven,  Nicholas Samaras, Robin Davidson, Richard Jackson,  Catherine Staples.

San Francsico, CA: Oct. 12, 2013  Off the Richter Scale,Catherine Staples, Tsering Wangmo Dhompa, Kimberly Grey, Hugh Martin, Jacques Rancourt, and Atsuro Riley at 12:30 pm in Day One, Hotel Rex, 562 Sutter St., San Francisco.

Bryn Mawr, PA   October 1, 2013: Main Point Books Catherine Staples and Dean Rader , 7:00- 8:00 pm 1041 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA.

Newtown Square, PA Sept. 28, 2013: University of Pennsylvania Field Ecology 3- 4:30, Workshop Rushton Preserve, Delchester Rd., Newtown Square, PA.

Wellfleet, MA: July 16, 2013: The Wellfleet Library:  Catherine Staples and Charles Coe.  8:00-9:00 pm, Wellfleet, MA.

Media , PA June 18, 2013: White Horse Village, 2 pm. Gradyville Road, Media.

Wayne, PA  May 15, 2013: Gryphon Cafe, 7 pm.,  105 W Lancaster Ave., Wayne, PA.

Villanova, PA: April 1, 2013 Honors Reading Series 7 pm, Honors Lounge, Garey Hall, E. County Line Rd. Villanova, PA 19085

Boston, MA: AWP March 7th, 2013, 3-4:00 pm,  Patricia Olson Bookfair Stage, Sheraton. Reading with John Hennessy, Robert Grunst, and Gabriel Spera.
Followed by 4:30 Book signing at the Ashland Press Booth.

Buffalo, NY: April 16-17, 2012 The Nichols School, 2012 Smith Visiting Fellow. Poetry Reading and Classes.  1250 Amherst St. Buffalo, NY 14216.

Philadelphia, PA: Sept.13, 2011  7 p.m., Moonstone Poetry Series: Catherine Staples and David Moolten, Robin’s Books and Moonstone Art Centre, 110a S.13th St., Philadelphia.

Philadelphia, PA: June 3, 2011. The Painted Bride Quarterly. 5:00-10:00 First Friday, Apiary at  Philadelphia.

Cambridge, MA: Sept. 13, 2010 Prize Winners of 2010 NEPC Contests: Harvard’s Yenching Common Room, Cambridge, MA.