June 27: Mayor Madeline Rogero announces Marilyn Kallet is named Poet Laureate of the City of Knoxville.
“I am so pleased to announce Marilyn’s appointment as our next Poet Laureate,” Mayor Rogero said. “She is a great and gifted writer, and she has been a champion for poetry’s ability to bring people together and help heal individuals and communities. She loves Knoxville and East Tennessee, and I can’t wait to read and hear the work she will produce as Poet Laureate.”
February 23, 11 a.m: Poetry reading, Rose Glen Literary Festival, Sevierville Convention Center, 202 Gists Creek Road.
March 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Judge for Poets Out Loud State Finals, sponsored by the Tennessee Arts Commission. Tennessee State Museum, Nashville.
March 22, noon: Visitor Center: Poetry reading for WDVX, new series, with Kelle Jolly.
March 22 and 23, 7:25 p.m.: Discussion leader with Dawnie Steadman, Regal Downtown West Cinemas, premiere of “To Dust,” featuring Matthew Broderick and set at the Body Farm. Regal Downtown West Cinema, 1640 Downtown West Blvd., Knoxville.
March 28, 4 p.m.: Poetry workshop, ETSU, hosted by Jesse Graves.
March 28, 6 p.m.: Poetry reading and workshop, “Writing Praise Poems in Troubled Times,” Johnson City Public Library. 100 West Millard Street, Johnson City.
April 4, 7 p.m.: Poetry reading with Donna Doyle, Knoxville Writers’ Guild. Central United Methodist Church, 201 Third Avenue, Knoxville.
April 13, 11a.m.-1 p.m.: Reading for the Botanical Gardens, in Linda Parsons’ garden! 2909 Fountain Park Boulevard, Knoxville. firstname.lastname@example.org or (865) 582-1326
April 21: 11:15-12:3: Reading with Patricia Clark and Alice Friman, North American Review poetry conference, Bartlett Hall, Room 1000. University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls.
April 26, noon: poem for the Mayor’s State of the City address.
April 27-May 5: Residency, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar.
May 2nd, 6-8:30 p.m.: Marilyn Kallet will be honored at the Spring Soirée, in celebration of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Cocktails, cuisine and conviviality! Marble Hall, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, Virginia. For tickets, contact Sheila Pleasants, email@example.com.
June 7-18: Mentor for “Writing the River” residency in Auvillar, France. Sponsored by the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.