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February 2019

Rose Solari’s “A Poem A Day” Workshop is Back

February 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States

February 4th-8th from 10:00AM to 12:30PM

This February poet and author, Rose Solari, offers a new version of her popular A Poem a Day workshop with an emphasis on what the great singer/songwriter Peter Gabriel called “Digging in the Dirt” — delving deep into memory and past experiences to find the materials for meaningful poems. The Workshop will take place at Politics and Prose. 

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Rose Solari Reading her Poetry in Alexandria, VA

February 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Martha Washington Community Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Rd
Alexandria, VA 22307 United States

Rose Solari will be bringing her poetry to the Martha Washington Community Library to read alongside some great DMV poets including, Anne Harding Woodworth,  Rocky Jones, and Anne Becker.

The event is titled: “Building to a Crescendo: A Poetry Reading”

The event will be hosted by Steve Allen May

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April 2019

“5 Great Poems” A Workshop by Rose Solari in Honor of National Poetry Month

April 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States

In honor of National Poetry Month, Poet Rose Solari is teaching a one-session seminar, “Five Great Poems,” in which participants will read and discuss five poems by contemporary masters of the form: Tony Hoagland, Anne Sexton, Derek Walcott, Natasha Tretheway, and Stanley Plumly.

You can register here: https://www.politics-prose.com/class/five-great-contemporary-poems-1944

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September 2019

Rose Solari Presents the Wicked Woman Book Award to Linda Quinlan (Sept 12)

September 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW
Washington, DC 20006 United States

Rose Solari recently judged a contest for Baltimore publishing house, Brickhouse Books, entitled “The Wicked Woman Book Prize.” She will be presenting the award to Linda Quinlan at the Arts Club of Washington. Free but RSVP required

“Brickhouse Books is proud to present Linda Quinlan, whose manuscript Chelsea Creek won the Wicked Woman Book Prize. Linda will receive her prize and read from her work at a luncheon at the Arts Club of Washington on September 12, 2019. The event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required at www.artsclubofwashington.org/events.”

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October 2019

Rose Solari and Reuben Jackson Reading Poetry for DiVerse Gaithersburg (Oct 13th)

October 13, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Quince Orchard Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20878 United States

Rose Solari and Reuben Jackson will be reading their poetry alongside sculptor and poet, Jay Hall Carpenter as part of the DiVerse Gaithersburg poetry series. An open mic will follow the reading.

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December 2019

Rose Solari and Reuben Jackson Read at the American Poetry Museum (Dec 14)

December 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
American Poetry Museum, 716 Monroe St NE #25
Washington, DC 20017 United States

Poet and novelist, Rose Solari, along with poet and jazz scholar, Reuben Jackson will be giving a reading at The American Poetry Museum in Washington, DC followed by a Question and Answer period.

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February 2020

Rose Solari reads her work as part of “Readings on the Pike” in Arlington, VA

February 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Acme Pie Co., 2803 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA 22204 United States

Rose Solari will be reading with fellow poets Hildie Block, Hannah Grieco, Dave Housley, Brandon Johnson, Nathan Leslie, Ralvell Rogers II, and Alysia S

The reading will take place at Acme Pie Co.

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May 2020

Rose Solari at the 2020 Washington Writer’s Conference [CANCELED]

May 9
Bethesda North Marriott, 5701 Marinelli Road
North Bethesda, MD 20852 United States

Poet, author, small press operator, Rose Solari will be participating in a publishing panel at the 2020 Washington Writer’s Conference. The panel’s title is “Hybrid, Small, Big, What Publisher is Right For You?” Solari will be joined by representatives from Mascot Books (hybrid publisher), Apprentice House (student-run publisher out of Loyola University) and Strange Violins (micro publisher).

Cancellation Announcement: HERE

More info HERE

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Rose Solari at the Gaithersburg Book Festival [Canceled]

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Gaithersburg Book Festival, 506 S FREDERICK AVENUE
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877

Rose Solari will be reading from her poetry and fiction alonside ASP’s Elizabeth Hazen and Reuben Jackson at Gaithersburg’s annual book festival.


From GBF’s website

“Since its inception in 2010, the Festival has quickly become one of the nation’s top literary events, attracting hundreds of award-winning and best-selling authors, poets and songwriters from across the country to its beautiful park setting.

The event was conceived and introduced by Gaithersburg Mayor (then council member) Jud Ashman, with the support of the Mayor and City Council and the Cultural Arts Advisory Committee. The Festival is produced by a core committee comprised of city staff and a dedicated group of volunteers who donate their time and talent.

Funded in part by generous sponsors and supported by the City of Gaithersburg, the Festival offers programming for all ages, is free to attend and is open to everyone.”

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September 2020

Rose Solari to Read in Amherst’s Emily Dickinson Marathon [virtual]

September 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Emily Dickinson Reading Marathon is a beloved annual tradition of the “Tell it Slant Poetry Festival” where, over a 14 hour period, many skilled readers come together to cover the entire breadth of Dickinson’s oeuvre. Poet Rose Solari will be reading a handful of poems between #s 661-918 in Ralph Franklin’s The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Reading Edition.

We hope you can join her in this awesome celebration of Dickinson’s life and work.


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