Upcoming Events/Readings

Upcoming Events:

Poets’ Theology: Jesus Merch book launch event + Matthew E. Henry! – Saturday May 6th, 2 p.m. – Grace Episcopal Church, Amherst, MA
To celebrate the publication of my first book, Jesus Merch: A Catalog in Poems, I’ll be reading with another deeply theological poet whose work I admire, Matthew E. Henry, in Amherst. Would love to have you join us! Refreshments following.

Port Veritas Open Mic – Featured reader – Tuesday May 23rd, 8-10 p.m., online & in-person – Portland, Maine

Past Events:
Haven’t had a chance to hear me read….or thinking about inviting me to read?

Check out this recording from the Woman as Communion release launch! It also features an opening reading from essayist Heather Burtman and, at the end, a Q & A about the chapbook.

Or: check out this recording of me as the featured reader at the Journal of Expressive Writing open mic! I read from both of my published chapbooks and 1 poem from my forthcoming full-length book!

Photo from reading at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Charlestown, MA

Photo from Game Over reading at Trident Booksellers, Boston, MA

Would you like to host me for a reading or have me as a featured speaker/reader at an event? Or perhaps looking for someone to come to talk to a group or a retreat on poetry & spirituality, exploration of the Bible through poetry, or poetry and purity culture? If you’d like to be in touch about a future event or reading, please email me at contact@meganmcdermottpoet.com I would love to hear from you!

Recently, I’ve given readings at Trident Booksellers in Boston, Mass. (with other Game Over Books poets); Happier Valley Comedy in Hadley, Mass.; and St. John’s Episcopal Church in Charlestown, Mass. I have been a featured reader at Northampton Poetry Open Mic, First Fridays Open Mic – Jamaica Plain, and Journal of Expressive Writing Open Mic, and have given a number of presentations on topics related to poetry & faith.

Here’s an online presentation I gave for Beacon Hills Friends House, an intentional Quaker community in Boston, on “Filling the Gaps: Poetry as an Exploration of Spiritual Silence.” And here is a recent presentation I gave that was organized by Province 1, the Episcopal Church in New England, on “Providing New Doorways: How Art and Literature Can Open Up Spiritual Conversation in Parish Life.”

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