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Upcoming Readings

Alice will read on November 13, 2022 with fellow MoonPath poet, Suzanne Edison, a virtual reading sponsored by MoonPath.

On December 6, 2022, Alice will read at Elliott Bay bookstore, 6.p.m., a virtual reading, with Tess Gallagher, Gary Copeland Lilley and Kathryn Hunt.

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HungerFrontCoverLargePostcardSizeAlice Derry’s book of poems, Hunger, has been released by MoonPath Press!  Books are available from Port Book and News in Port Angeles, IndieBound.org, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

Alice’s book launch is scheduled for Friday, January 26, 2018, at The Heritage Center in Port Angeles, 401 East First Street, 7 p.m.  She will read with Native poets Brenda Francis-Thomas and Chris Thomas.  Both poets worked with Alice and Kate Reavey in a poetry group sponsored by The Heritage Center. The reading is co-sponsored by Port Book and News, which will handle book sales. Please join us, as we meet together to appreciate poetry.

Alice will read at Peninsula College’s Studium Generale on Thursday, April 5, 2018, 12:30 p.m.  On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, she will join poet Kim Stafford for a reading at Annie Bloom’s Books, 7834 SW Capitol Highway, Portland, Oregon, 7 p.m.

Additional readings are planned.

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Alice Derry will be Peninsula College’s 17th  Writer in Residence this spring, April 25-27, 2017.  During her residency, she will hold a number of forums with students, give readings from her work, conduct two workshops with Dr. Kate Reavey, and deliver a keynote address, “Let Poetry Delight You.”  Details of the residency are listed on the accompanying brochure.

Derry and Professor Kate Reavey will team-up to help new writers generate new work and share with each other at a writer’s workshop on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the Peninsula College campus.  Although the exercises will lean toward the writing of poetry, writers are invited to work in any genre.  Please contact Matt Teorey at Peninsula College (mteorey@pencol.edu), if you are interested in participating.  The workshop will be limited to 12 participants and still has openings.

A writer’s workshop will also be held on Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. on the main campus.  Derry and Reavey will help experienced writers improve their work.  Derry will provide limited written feedback on each manuscript.  Serious writers can view this workshop as a great free opportunity to work with two veteran poets to catapult their work forward.  Whether publishing is your goal or not, understanding how your poems can be deeper, wider and more technically adept is always a boon.  This workshop is full. (click here for the official flyer)


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Exciting news: Alice’s fifth volume of poetry, Hunger, will appear from MoonPath Press late in 2017. See book pages for details.

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Sunday, January 26, 2 p.m. Museum of Northwest Art, La Connor, Washington

with Linda Bierds, Lorraine Ferra and Michael Bonacci



Wednesday, April 2, 7 p.m., 6:30 p.m., Duvall Visitor and Centennial Center, Duvall, 




April 7-13, Get Lit! 16th Festival, Spokane, Washington

more information to follow

Saturday, June 21, afternoon, home of Janet and Michael Markee, celebration the 100th year of

William Stafford’s birth


with Paulann Peterson; more information to follow

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Reviews of Tremolo

by Judith Kitchen, in Winter, 2012, issue of The Georgia Review, along with Washington State Poet Laureate, Kathleen Flenniken, and U.S. Poet Laureate, Natasha Trethewey.


by Shelf Awareness (Thuy Dinh): http://www.shelf-awareness.com/readers-issue.html?issue=141#m2698


by Booklist: http://booklistonline.com/Tremolo-Alice-Derry/pid=5536167


by Peninsula Daily News (Diane Urbani de la Paz): http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20120920/news/309209995/0/SEARCH


by Peninsula Daily News (Phyllis van Holland): http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20121130/news/311309978/0/SEARCH


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Alice reads with State Poet Laureate, Kathleen Flenniken, and members of the Indian writing group, Poetic Blood Quantum, Port Angeles Public Library, April 10, 2013, 7 p.m.

 Alice reads with colleague and friend Joseph Powell at Auntie’s Bookstore, Spokane, on Saturday, April 20, 2013, 2 p.m.


 Alice reads at Stonehenge Studios in Portland, Oregon, for Mother’s Day, May 12, 2013, 7 p.m.


 Alice will be faculty and presenter at the 7th annual LiTFUSE Poets’ Workshop in Tieton, Washington, September 27-29, 2013.



Alice will read with author Kelly Davio at Elliott Bay Books, date  TBA


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The following readings are scheduled.  I’m looking forward to sharing my new book with you.  As the dates approach, I’ll post more details on these pages.

Book launch and publication party, Port Angeles:  With Port Book and News, Raymond Carver Room, NOLS, September 21, 7  p.m. Poems and comestibles.

With Tess Gallagher in Portland, Oregon:   “A Dialogue” at Lewis and Clark College,  September 27, 3:30 p.m.  Alice and Tess will read poems and discuss their livelong friendship in poetry.   Reading at The Old Church, September 28, 7:30 p.m.  Sponsored by the Mountain Writers Series.

Open Books, Seattle:  Sunday, September 30, 3 p.m.

Books, Inc. Opera Plaza, San Francisco:  Thursday, October 11, 7 p.m.

Red Hen’s Ruskin Art Club Series, Los Angeles:  Sunday, October 14, 2 p.m.

Gig Harbor Library, Gig Harbor, WA:  Thursday, October 18, 7 p.m.  Sponsored by friends of Gig Harbor Library

North Seattle Community College, Seattle:  Friday, October 26, 6 p.m.  Sponsored by the Washington College Humanities Association.

Readings Gallery, Village Books, Bellingham:  Sunday, November 4, 4 p.m.  With Gary Lemons.

Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art, Olympia, Washington:  Wednesday, November 14, 6:30 p.m.

Northwind Gallery, Port Townsend:  Thursday, November 15, 7 p.m., with Tess Gallagher and paintings of Josie Gray.

Fourth Friday Readings, Sequim, Rainshadow Coffee Bar :  Friday, November 16, 7 p.m.

Peninsula College Studium Generale and Foothills Writers Series, Port Angeles:  Thursday, December 6,

12: 35 p.m.  Little Theater

William Stafford Birthday celebration reader, Lower Columbia College, Longview, WA, afternoon workshop, 3:30 to 5 p.m. and evening reading, 7 p.m.

Stonehenge Studios, Portland, Oregon:  Sunday, May 12, 2013, 7 p.m.

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On October 5, Alice read her poem “Left, from Right” at the Facere Jewelry Art Gallery reading.  Karen Lorene, owner, has established a unique tradition of inviting writers to write about selected pieces of art jewelry.  Alice wrote her poem in response to California artist Jack da Silva’s “Remember Braillecelet.”  When he received her poem, he made a bracelet specifically in response to it, “Left, Right.”  Ekphrasis at its best.

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The traveling art and poetry show, celebrating the 30th anniversary of  Crosscurrents, the art and literary magazine  of the Washington Community College Humanities Association, will visit Peninsula College from November 8th to December 9th, 2011.  With other Crosscurrents poets, Alice will read at the college reception on December 3, at 6 p.m. in the Little Theater.

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