Events

You Are Here 2017 Interdisciplinary Conference on Place, Space, and Embodiment, Creighton University, Omaha Nebraska. Paper presentation, Friday, March 24, 10 AM-11:15 Panel

I am thrilled to be presenting a paper called “A Country Not Her Own: The Displacement of Elizabeth Bishop.” For more information about the conference visit their website here.

Poetry Reading with Jacqueline Morrill and Paul Szlosek, Worcester State University, Sunday, April 2nd, 1 PM. Student Center, Fallon Room

So excited to be a part of this event and read my work along with two other amazing poets. Please join us! Free and open to the public. Refreshments served.

Poetry Writing Workshops: From New York to San Fran: Allen Ginsberg and Eileen Myles, Tuesday, April 4th & Tuesday, April 18th, 6 PM-8 PM

In these two poetry writing workshops, respectively, we’ll read selections of work by Allen Ginsberg and Eileen Myles, observing the natural, raw honesty surfacing between enjambments and end-stops.Held and sponsored by the Southborough Public Library. Free! Stop by the library to sign-up, or just join us with your beautiful face, a notebook, and something to write with.

Suffolk County Community College Creative Writing Festival, Friday, April 28, 2017

Jacqueline Morrill and I are giving a workshop on poetry writing and the body. We are thrilled to be a part of this wonderful conference at SCCC! For more information visit their conference page.

2017 Massachusetts Poetry Festival, May 5th- May 7th

Poet Jacqueline Morrill and I are co-teaching a poetry-in-the-classroom  workshop called “Queer & Kindred: Opening the Doors to Identity Through Poetry” for educators, youth mentors, parents, anyone interested in using poetry to help create a safe space for LGBTQI students in our classrooms and buildings.  Date and time TBD. For more information about the 2017 Mass Poetry Festival click here.

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Shipwrecked & Sinking: A Two-Part Workshop, Feb. 8th & Feb. 22nd, 2017 

Join me at the Southborough Public Library where we’ll discuss poems by Federico Garcia Lorca (Feb. 8th) and Pablo Neruda (Feb. 22nd). We’ll write based on similar themes in their work. Free and open to the public. You do not need to attend both!

The Betty Curtis Worcester County Young Writer’s Conference, Saturday, March 4th, 2017.

I am so happy to have been invited back to this amazing conference for young people. Last year I had an amazing time, and the writing that came out of the workshops was incredible. I am teaching a poetry writing workshop. Join me and many others! For more information visit the BCWCYW webpage.

The Betty Curtis Worcester County Young Writer’s Conference, Saturday, March 5th, 2016

I am super-excited to be a poetry mentor at this year’s conference! Stay up-to-date on conference details by liking their Facebook page or visit their information and registration page here.

Spring Equinox Reading, HeartWell Institute, Monday, March 21st, 2016, 7 PM-9 PM (World Poetry Day!)

Join myself and two other featured poets for this wonderful event to support the HeartWell Institute . Musician Rachael Cobb Douglas will perform between sets. Co-sponsored by the Worcester County Poetry Association.

Suffolk County Community College Creative Writing Festival, Friday, April 15, 2016

Register for the SCCC Creative Writing Festival here! I am facilitating a poetry writing workshop called “Breathing Heart: Three Poems by Richard Blanco & Writing Poetry from Our Heritage.” I look forward to meeting you and working with you!

37th Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum, Friday and Saturday, April 15-16, 2016

I am presenting a conference paper called “John Donne’s “To his Mistress going to Bed:” Producing a Dream-work of the Gaze” on Saturday, April 16th.

Writer’s Retreat Weekend @ the Barred Owl Retreat Center, a Damfino Press Workshop. Saturday, April 31-Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Join creative director, Lea. C. Deschenes and myself for this two-day workshop at the beautiful and idyllic location in Leicester, Massachusetts. Time to write, optional feedback sessions, & more! Details and link for more information to follow-check back soon!

Coming Soon: May/June 2016 Workshop Series w/ Heather @ Southborough Public Library. Details to follow!

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A Vexing Compromise, a poetry writing workshop series w/ Heather

The Southborough Public Library & the Worcester County Poetry Association are teaming up to bring a short series of poetry writing workshops to the community! A Vexing Compromise focuses on examining work by Maxine Kumin, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jane Kenyon, and Donald Hall. Through reading & discussion we will generate work based on technique, theme, and imagination. Workshops are free! Facilitated by Heather J. Macpherson

Tuesday, July 7th, 6:30-8:30PM: Maxine Kumin  Fun & Done!

Tuesday, July 21st, 6:30-8:30PM: Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Tuesday, August 4th, 6:30-8:30PM: Jane Kenyon

Tuesday, August 18th, 6:30-8:30PM: Donald Hall


 

A Beautiful Catastrophe: a poetry writing workshop series

The Southborough Public Library & the Worcester County Poetry Association are teaming up to bring a short series of poetry writing workshops to the community! A Beautiful Catastrophe focuses on examining work by Frank O’Hara, e.e. cummings, and Elizabeth Bishop. Through reading & discussion we will generate work based on technique, theme, and imagination. Workshops are free! Facilitator: Heather J. Macpherson

Tuesday, May 26th, 6:30-8:30PM: Frank O’Hara  Fun & Done!

Tuesday, June 2nd, 6:30-8:30PM: e.e. cummings

Tuesday, June 9th, 6:30-8:30PM: Elizabeth Bishop

Workshops meet upstairs on the Main Floor of the library. Bring your favorite writing utensils and notebook. Call the library to register: 508-485-5031


Damfino Press Workshops

Writer’s Weekend Retreat, Saturday, April 30th & Sunday May 1st, 2016.

Rachel McKibbens, October 17th & 18th, 2015: “The Cracked Mirror”, The Barred Owl Retreat Center, Leicester, MA  Fantastic!

Patricia Smith, June 6th & 7th, 2015, The Barred Owl Retreat Center, Leicester, MA. Incredible experience!


Spotlight Feature

Friday, June 19th with Molly Meacham (house show) Awesome!

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