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May 2020

May 29, Friday Live with Veronica Golos, A W4P Reading Series

May 29, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Join the May 29th Writing for Peace Friday Live Reading with Veronica Golos On Friday, May 29th, at 8pm EDT, Veronica Golos will read from her latest book of poems, Girl, published by 3: A Taos Press. We hope you’ll invite all your friends and join us on Zoom to ask your questions and hear Veronica Golos read her work. You can purchase her book by contacting her at veronicagolos@yahoo.com. Connect to Veronica Golos Reading Here Meeting I.D. 827-5887-0958 Password:…

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June 2020

Friday Live with Lyla June Johnston, A W4P Reading Series

June 26, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Join the June 26th Writing for Peace Friday Live Reading with Lyla June Johnston. Friday, June 26th, at 8pm EST Click here to join. Lyla June Johnston will read her essay, The Story of How Humanity Fell In Love With Itself Once Again, and discuss her writing process and activism. Learn more about Lyla June and read more of her work here. Meeting ID: 865 8222 3528 Password: 705037 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86582223528?pwd=L0tURk9vbWtMNlJpZFZocWdMUytwdz09 Read her essay here: The Story of How Humanity Fell…

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July 2020

July 10 Friday Live with Stephen Kuusisto, A W4P Reading Series

July 10, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Join the July 10th Writing for Peace Friday Live Reading with Stephen Kuusisto. Meeting ID: 881 5140 8831 Password: 011368 Friday, July 10, at 8pm ET On Friday, July 10th, Stephen Kuusisto will read from his latest book, Have Dog, Will Travel, published by Simon & Schuster. Stephen will discuss his work, process, and activism. Stephen Kuusisto, Photo Credit Connie Kuusisto About Stephen Kuusisto Stephen Kuusisto is the author of the memoirs Have Dog, Will Travel; Planet of the Blind…

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July 24 Friday Live with Martín Espada, A W4P Reading Series

July 24, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Join the July 24th Writing for Peace Friday Live Reading with Martín Espada. Meeting ID: 829 6691 4705 Password: 296526 Martín Espada (photo by David González) On Friday, July 24th, at 8pm Eastern Time, Martín Espada will read from his new book, Floaters, discuss his process and activism, and answer questions. About Martín Espada Martín Espada was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1957. He has published more than twenty books as a poet, editor, essayist and translator. His forthcoming…

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August 2020

August 7 Friday Live with Peter Balakian, A W4P Reading Series

August 7, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Join the August 7th Writing for Peace Friday Live Reading with Peter Balakian. Meeting ID: 854 6459 8638 Password: 510847 On August 7th, Pulitzer Prize winner Peter Balakian will read from his work and discuss poetry of witness. Peter Balakian is the author of seven books of poems most recently Ozone Journal, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, as well as Ziggurat (2010) and June-tree: New and Selected Poems, 1974-2000 (2001). His four books of prose include The Burning Tigris:…

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September 2020

Dinty W. Moore Joins Friday Live, Sept 18th at 8pm ET

September 18, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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On September 18th, at 8pm ET, award Winning Author Dinty W. Moore will join us to read from his book The Mindful Writer and discuss parallels between mindfulness training and the path of an artist. Dinty W. Moore is author of the award-winning memoir Between Panic & Desire, the writing guides The Story Cure and Crafting the Personal Essay, and two books centered on his spiritual journey, The Accidental Buddhist and The Mindful Writer. He has published essays and stories…

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October 2020

BK Loren Reads Sunday Live with Brad Wetzler

October 18, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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On Sunday, October 18th, at 8pm ET, our Live Reading will feature author BK Loren.

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David Gilbreath Barton Joins Sunday Live

October 25, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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8pm Eastern Time On Sunday, October 25th, at 8pm ET, author David Gilbreath Barton will join host Brad Wetzler to read from his new book Havel: Unfinished Revolution, a biography of Vaclav Havel, Czech statesman, writer, and former political dissident, who served as the last President of Czechoslovakia from 1989 until the dissolution of Czechoslovakia in 1992 and then as the first President of the Czech Republic from 1993 to 2003. David Gilbreath Barton is a Jungian psychotherapist, with 25…

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November 2020

Philip Richards Joins Sunday Live

November 1, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Phillip Richards will read from his published and unpublished works.

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Ashley M. Jones Joins Sunday Live

November 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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On November 8th, Ashley M. Jones joins host Brad Wetzler for our Sunday Live Reading. Ashley M. Jones received an MFA in Poetry from Florida International University (FIU), where she was a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Fellow. She served as Official Poet for the City of Sunrise, Florida’s Little Free Libraries Initiative from 2013-2015, and her work was recognized in the 2014 Poets and Writers Maureen Egen Writer’s Exchange Contest and the 2015 Academy of American Poets Contest…

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Robert Wrigley Joins Sunday Live with Host Brad Wetzler

November 15, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Sunday, November 15th, at 8pm ET, Host Brad Wetzler welcomes poet and essayist Robert Wrigley to the Writing for Peace Sunday Live. We hope you'll join us! Robert Wrigley’s most recent book is Box (Penguin, 2017).  A collection of essays, mostly on poetry, Nemerov's Door, will be published next spring by Tupelo Press.  Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Idaho, he lives in the woods of northern Idaho, with his wife, the writer Kim Barnes. Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82898977722…

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William O’Daly Joins Sunday Live

November 22, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Join Host Brad Wetzler when he welcomes poet, essayist and translator William O'Daly to our weekly Sunday Live Reading. William O’Daly has translated eight books of the late-career and posthumous poetry of Chilean Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda, and most recently Neruda’s first volume, Book of Twilight, a finalist for the 2018 Northern California Book Award in Translation. All nine Neruda translations are published by Copper Canyon Press. O’Daly’s books of poems include The Whale in the Web, also published by…

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Katie Arnold Joins Sunday LIVE

November 29, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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This Sunday, November 29 at 8:00 pm ET, Join Host Brad Wetzler when he welcomes journalist, memoirist, and elite ultra runner Katie Arnold to our weekly Sunday Live Reading. Katie Arnold is a contributing editor and former managing editor at Outside Magazine, where she worked on staff for 12 years. She created and launched the popular Raising Rippers column, about bringing up adventurous kids, which appears monthly on Outside Online and has grown to become one of the site’s most popular blogs. Her…

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December 2020

Scott Nadelson joins Sunday Live

December 13, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Join us on December 13th, at 8pm ET, when Host Brad Wetzler welcomes author Scott Nadelson to our weekly Sunday Live Reading. Scott Nadelson is the author of a novel, Between You and Me, a memoir, The Next Scott Nadelson: A Life in Progress, and five story collections, most recently The Fourth Corner of the World, named a Jewish Fiction Prize Honor Book by the Association of Jewish Libraries, and One of Us, winner of the G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize…

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David Ulin Joins Sunday LIVE

December 20, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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On Sunday, December 20th, at 8pm ET, host Brad Wetzler welcomes David Ulin to our Sunday LIVE Reading.

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January 2021

Lauren Camp joins Sunday LIVE with Host Juniper Moon

January 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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This Sunday, January 3rd, at 8pm ET, host Juniper Moon welcomes Lauren Camp, who will read from her latest book, Took House (Tupelo Press). Lauren Camp is the author of five books, most recently Took House (Tupelo Press, 2020), which Publishers Weekly calls a “stirring, original collection.” Her poems and interviews have appeared in Witness, Poet Lore, The Rumpus, DoveTales and other journals in the US and abroad. Honors include the Dorset Prize and the National Federation of Press Women Book Prize,…

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Derek Sheffield joins Sunday LIVE with Host Juniper Moon

January 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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            Ten years ago, Writing for Peace began with an idea about the power of creative writing to spark empathy in the minds of both the reader and the writer. We challenged young writers to harness that power, and then began collecting work from writers all over the world in our literary journal, DoveTales. We’re celebrating during the month of January with 50% off all our books (while supplies last). Use the Promotion code, YEAR10.…

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March 2021

Jahman Hill joins Sunday LIVE with Juniper Moon

March 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Jahman Hill is an award-winning poet, playwright, and professor. In 2018, Jahman claimed the title of 3rd best slam poet in the world, and in 2019 he wrote, produced, and starred in an award-winning one-man show, Black Enough, which played off-Broadway. Jahman Hill has become a sought-after poet internationally. His poetry videos have garnered millions of views online. Jahman is a professor at the University of Alabama where he received Master degrees in both Communication Studies and Women’s Studies. Join…

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