Past News & Events

Mon January 27, 2020 6:30 - 8 PM

curio. Gallery & Creative Supply

106 W Chestnut Street 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603

I close January and a busy few days by leading a poetry workshop in Lancaster City, the first in a series of workshops at curio. Gallery & Creative Supply. The series is the brilliance of Fear No Lit's Erin Dorney & Tyler Barton. Come out and write something.


Wed January 22, 2020 @ 7 PM

Amelia Givin Library

114 N Baltimore Ave

Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania 17065

I'm excited to be the first poety to read at this brand new venue. Deep thanks to Dustin Nispel for bringing poetry and me to this lovely community.


Tues Jan 21, 2020 1 - 3 PM

Lebanon Valley College

I get to be a human book.

The Vernon and Doris Bishop Library, Center for Global Education, Department of Intercultural Affairs & Inclusive Programs, and the Department of Student Affairs have partnered to offer a Human Library as one of the education sessions at the Symposium for Inclusive Excellence. A Human Library is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. The Human Library is a place where real people are on loan to readers; a place where difficult questions are expected, appreciated, and answered.

Facilitated by Sarah Greene, director of the Vernon and Doris Bishop Library.


Fri November 8, 2019

Millersvile University Literary Festival

Once again I am fortunate to be asked to participate in a great literary festival that happens to be in Lancaster County, PA.


Thur October 24, 2019 

Friends of the Annapolis Symphony 

It's so gratifying to be asked to return to read poetry for a wonderful organization. I am thrilled to be reading with Meredith Davies Hadaway and complimenting the music of Rachel Franklin and her trio, Sonos, all for the benefit of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra.


Sun September 8, 2019 2 - 4 pm

DiVerse Gaithersburg


Thur August 15, 2019 7 - 8:45 pm

(Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel)


Sat July 13, 2019 1 - 3 pm

Pagoda Writers

I've been invited back to conduct a workshop with the very talented Pagoda Writers group. I'm looking forward to creative afternoon.


Thur April 25, 2019 7 - 9 pm

Local Writers Showcase/Bethesda Poetry Contest

Gallery B
7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E

Bethesda, MD

I'm so fortunate to be reading with dear friends Michael Glaser and Maritza Rivera as the Poetry Contest winners are celebrated.


Mon March 11, 2019 7:30 - 9:30 pm

Painted Bride Quarterly Reading Series

Black Sheep Pub and Restaurant

247 S 17th St 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

I love Philadelphia, this venue, and Paul Siegell. Thanks, Paul.


Fri March 1, 2019 7 - 9 pm

Ragged Edge Coffee House

110 Chambersburg St

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

It's been a minute since I last read in the beautiful town of Gettysburg. I looking forward to a wondrous evening.


Mon January 8, 2019 7 - 9 pm

Cafe Muse

The Writer's Center

4508 Walsh Street 

Bethesda, Maryland 20815

I'm so excited to be reading for Cafe Muse and am deeply humbled to be reading with the legendary Linda Pastan. To be reading at the newly renovated Writer's Center makes it a trifecta. What a way to being a year. Thank you, Cafe Muse.


Sat November 10, 2018 6:30 - 8:30 pm

The Evil Grin Reading Series


26 Annapolis Street

Annapolis, MD 21401

Annapolis is my second home. I am thrilled to be reading there again. I can't wait for the evening.


Mon October 8, 2018 7:30 - 9:30 pm

Painted Bride Quarterly Reading Series

Black Sheep Pub and Restaurant

247 S 17th St 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

Going back to the city I called my second home so many decades ago.


Sun August 5, 2018 

American Poetry Museum

716 Monroe Street, NE Studio #25

Washington, DC 20017

I'm truly honored to be reading at the American Poetry Museum. Thank you, Sami MIranda. Doubly honored to be reading with the amazing Joe Ross.


Tues July 24, 2018

The Ware Center of Millersville University

42 N. Prince Street

Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603

What a joy. What a surprise. I was expecting to do a reading in my hometown, but it was a surprised tribute to me and my poetry instead. Three dozen or so friends gathered at the Ware Center to tell me my life's path has been worthwhile. It was such a joy to hear some of my poems read by friends. I am humbled. I am grateful, particularly to Jeff Rath, Eliot White, Meg Day, Dana Kinsey, Barbara Buckman Strasko, Daina Savage, Annie Ginder, Patty Hanahoe-Dosch, and special thanks to Marci Nelligan who set everything in motion. I will continue to strive to live up to their words.

I'm so fortunate to have found a family here.

Thank you everyone for everything forever.


Thur July 12, 2018

The Turning Wheel

DogStar Books

401 Lemon Street

Lancaster, PA 17603

Home. It's such a thrill to be reading in Lancaster from Sing Silence at my favorite bookstore for my poetry family.


Mon June 4, 2018 7 - 9 pm

Commack Public Library

18 Hauppauge Rd

Commack, NY 11725

I'm looking forward to reading on Long Island. The adventure begins.


Tues October 17, 2017 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Penn State University Altoona

Titelman Study, Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts

​3000 Ivyside Park

Altoona, PA 16601

I'm grateful for the invitation from Erin Murphy and Penn State University Altoona for the invitation to read some of my work. I'm looking forward to returning to Western PA.


​​Wed July 12, 2017

Friends of the Annapolis Symphony

I am thrilled to be reading with Garrett Brown and complimenting the music of Rachel Franklin and her trio, Sonos, all for the benefit of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra.


Thurs June 29, 2017 6 - 9 PM

Pittsburgh Poetry Review

Nied's Hotel

5438 Butler Street

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15201

I thank Michael Albright and Daniel Shapiro for the opportunity to read in Pittsburgh with Zee Altherr, Ruth Awad, and Rachel Mennies. It will be a thrill to be back in Pittsburgh.


Tues June 6, 2017 @ 7 PM

Wor-Wic Community College

32000 Campus Drive

Salisbury, Maryland 21804

I am so grateful to Adam Tavel and Wor-Wic Community College for inviting me and hosting this reading. I'm excited to share with such wonderful students in this fine institution of higher learning


Tues May, 23, 2017 6 - 8 PM

A Celebration of the Arts @ Donegal Intermediate School

​For the third wonderful year, I will be reading and talking with the young talented winners of the poetry contest. What an exciting

evening it will be.


Donegal Intermediate School

1177 River Road

Marietta, PA 17547


Sun April, 2017   4 PM - 6 PM

Poetry Gala at the Annapolis Bookstore.

I will be reading with eight sterling poets

for National Poetry Month.

Jim Beall

Grace Cavalieri

Mike Davis

Dick Epstein

Le Hinton

Lisa Munson

Sabine Pascarelli

Minnie Warburton

Pam Winters

Hosted by Grace Cavalieri


​​Sat March 11, 2017   8 AM - 4 PM

Bay to Ocean Writers Conference

Chesapeake College

Kent Humanities Building

Intersection of Rt. 50 & 213,

Wye Mills, Maryland

I will be on a panel with Meredith Davies Hadaway, Amanda Newell, and Renee K. Nicholson discussing poetry in the context of:

"How can personal narrative restore some sense of order in a disintegrating world? Four poets discuss the power of poetry to bring us through times that are physically, spiritually—and yes, politically—challenging. Each will discuss how poems that bear witness to struggle—through our own stories and those of others—can inspire work that engages us all. "

Chesapeake College

Kent Humanities Building

Intersection of Rt. 50 & 213

Wye Mills, Maryland

Sat February 4, 2017

SNMA Black History Month Banquet

Student National Medical Association Chapter

at The Penn State College of Medicine

Hershey, Pennsylvania

Sun January 15, 2017 5 PM - 7 PM

Writers Resist

Annapolis Bookstore

53 Maryland Ave.
Annapolis, MD 21401

I will be part of the Annapolis, Maryland, reading for Writers Resist.

WRITERS RESIST: ANNAPOLIS is part of WRITERS RESIST ( events happening worldwide on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. A selection of poets who are friends of Annapolis poetry will come together to celebrate free expression, inclusive community, and the ideals of democracy.

The Annapolis event will feature:

Barbara DeCesare
Michael S. Glaser
Le Hinton
Maritza Rivera
Kathi Wolfe
Collective Voices: Sistah Joy Alford, Sylvia Dianne “Ladi Di” Beverly, and André Brenardo Taylor

Haiku by
Robert Ertman

Music by
Michael Davis
Max Ochs

Fri Oct 14 to Sun Oct 16, 2016

Mariposa Poetry Retreat

12750 Buchanan Trail East
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania

Sat Sept 24, 2016 @ 7 PM

Wohlfarth Galleries

3418 9th Street NE

Washington, DC 20017


​​​​​Tue September 13, 2016 @ 6:30 PM

Wilde Reading Series

Columbia Art Center

6100 Foreland Garth

Columbia, Maryland 21045

Sun Sept 11, 2016 @ 6 PM

Iota Poetry Series

Iota Bar and Restaurant

2832 Wilson Blvd.

Arlington, Virginia

Sat August 6, 2016 @ 1 PM

The Pagoda's Writers Group

Workshop Event

98 Duryea Drive

Reading, PA 19602

Sun July 24, 2016 @ 2 PM

The Writer's Center

Fledgling Rag 16 Reading

4508 Walsh Street

Bethesda, MD 20815

Wed July 20, 2016 @ 6:30 PM

A Celebration of the Enoch Pratt Free Library/Little Patuxent Review Poetry Contest

Enoch Pratt Free Library/Central Library
400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Sat June 25, 2016 @ 2 PM

Little Patuxent Review

Launch Reading

5410 Leaf Treader Way

Columbia, MD 21044

Sun June 12, 2016 @ 6 PM

Iota Poetry Series

Iota Bar and Restaurant

2832 Wilson Blvd.

Arlington, Virginia

Fri May 27, 2016 @ 7 PM

The Rooted Artist Collective

101 N. Newberry Street

York, Pennsylvania

Wed May 18, 2016 @ 7 PM

BoHo Zone

144 N. Prince Street

Lancaster, Pennsylvania


Thur April 14, 2016 @ 7 PM

DogStar Books

401 W. Lemon Street

Lancaster, Pennsylvania


Wed February 17, 2016 @ 6 PM

Bruce Stanley Memorial Reading/Poetry at Six

Reading Area Communnity College

Reading, Pennsylvania



Wed October 7, 2015 @ 7:30 PM

Fledgling Rag 15 in support

of the Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic @ Telus 360


I will be hosting a special fundrasing event for

the Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic. Some of the most

outstanding poets who happen to call Lancaster County,

Pennsylvania, home will be reading their new work

from Fledgling Rag 15. All proceeds from the sale of

the journal will go the Clinic, every cent.


Stay tuned to find out the line-up for this event.


Poetry enriches the world in many ways.


Mon September 28, 2015 @ 6 PM

Talbot County Free Library


I am so very honored to be able to read with two marvelously

talented poets, Meredith Davies Hadaway and P. Ivan Young.

Both have new book releases in 2015. I love and respect the work

of both of them, and find myself frequently returning to visit

their poems.


Give yourself a treat. Come to hear them.


Talbot County Free Library

100 W Dover Street

Easton, MD 21601


Sun June 7, 2015 @ 2 PM

Fledgling Rag 14 @ The Writer's Center


I will emcee a special reading of Fledgling Rag, Issue 14

at the Writer's Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Scheduled

to read are Abdul Ali, Stacy Cartledge, celeste doaks, Marian Cannon Dornell, Erin Dorney, Tafisha Edwards, Sid Gold, Hiram Larew, Mary-Sherman Willis.


I'm thrilled and am looking forward to introducing such wonderful poets.


The Writer's Center

4508 Walsh Street

Bethesda, MD 20815


Wed May 13, 2015 from 5:30 - 8:30

A Celebration of the Arts @ Donegal Intermediate School.


I will be reading and talking with the young talented winners of the poetry contest. What an exciting

evening it will be.


Donegal Intermediate School

1177 River Road

Marietta, PA 17547



Sat April 18, 2015 from 11 AM - 5 PM

Mid-Atlantic Region Small Press Expo

Presented By Community Arts, Ink


I will be reading poetry and manning the Iris G. Press table with the wonderfully

talented Jeff Rath (He'll be reading, too.). Immerse yourself in a day full of literary



Poem Sugar Press - York, PA
Waid Books - Highspire, PA
Iris G. Press - Lancaster, PA
InkPress Productions - Baltimore, MD
Finishing Line Press - Georgetown, KY
2 Pens & Lint - Baltimore, MD
PostDada Press / Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel, Harrisburg - Harrisburg, PA
Hidden Clearing Books, LLC - Baltimore, MD
Sunbury Press Books - Mechanicsburg, PA
Hubbub Publishing - Bedminster, PA
I AM WORDS - Harrisburg, PA
Motique Media / edquinaW - Ruston, LA / York, PA
SubRosa Press -York, PA
Nathaniel Gadsden's Writers Wordshop - Harrisburg, PA
Jane's Boy Press - Watertown, NY
Sunnyoutside Press - Buffalo, NY
Everything Human, Inc. - York, PA


The Strand-Capitol & Creative Arts, Ink.

50 North George Street
York, PA 17401


Fri March 27, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Wildwood Writers' Festival

         9 am - 3 pm


I will be reading as part of this wonderful literary festival that is now

in its 35th year.


Black Box Theater

Rose Lehrman Arts Building

Harrisburg Area Community

1 HACC Drive

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110


Mon March 2, 2015 @ 7 PM

Cafe Muse Reading Series

I am fortunate to be reading at one of the finest poetry

series in the Washington, DC area. I am looking

forward to reading with fellow-poet, Susan Sonde.


I smile.


Friendship Heights Center

4433 South Park Avenue

Chevy Chase, Maryland


Thur February 19, 2015 @ 2 PM

Ann Arundel Community College

I will be reading for Writers Reading@ AACC.

This is a marvelous series that has featured some

of the most talented poets and writers writing today.


I can't wait for the new year.


Ann Arundel Community College

101 College Parkway

Arnold, MD 21012



Tues February 10, 2015 @ 7:30 PM

Diversity in Poetry @ Barnes and Noble

I will be reading with former York poet laureate, Carla Christopher-Waid,

and current Harrisburg poet laureate Rick Kerns.


Barnes and Noble

1700 H Fruitville Pike

Lancaster, Pennsylvania


Fri January 9, 2015 @ 7 PM

Nathaniel Gadsden's Writers Wordshop


I will be reading and presenting a craft talk for this decades old series.


Midtown Scholar Bookstore

1302 N. 3rd Street

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania


Thur December 4, 2014 @ 6:30 PM

Berks Bard


I will be a co-featured poet, along with I. Giraffe Press mate Daina Savage

at one of my favorite places to read, Reading, Pennsylvania.



201 Washington Street

Reading, PA 19601


Thur December 4, 2014 8 AM - 2 PM

Lancaster Catholic High School

I will be leading a workshop for some of the

outstanding young poets at LCHS after reading

some of my work.


This is exciting!!


Fri October 3, 2014 @ 7 PM

Convergence on the Road


I will be the featured poet for Rich Hemmings and Carla Chrisopher's

reading series in York. I am excited to read again for Rich.

It seems like old times, good times.


The York Emporium

343 W. Market Street

York, Pennsylvania 17401


The Best American Poetry Reading 2014


I will be reading my elegy for Baltimore poet, Chris Toll,

"No Doubt About It (I Gotta Get Another Hat)," at the New School along with

some of the most accomplished and talented poets in the country.


I remain honored and thankful.


The Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street

Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall

66 West 12th Street

New York, NY 10011



Thur July 24, 2014   

The Poet and the Poem


I will be taping a podcast for the long-running program

The Poet and Poem. Grace Cavalieri will interview 

Abdul Ali, recent winner of the 2014 New Issues Poetry Prize for his manuscript

Trouble Sleeping, and I at the Library of Congress.


Sun June 8



Le will be returning to Charm City for the first time this decade to read from The Language of Moisture and Light. Thank you, Julie Fisher.


1702 South Road

Baltimore, MD 21403

4:00 PM


Fri May 23

Zu Coffee


Le will be returns to the Annapolis, Maryland, area to read from The Language of Moisture and Light.


934 Bay Ridge Road

Annapolis, MD 21403

6:30 PM


Thur May 15

Midtown Scholar Books


Le will read from The Language of Moisture and Light in the town that he was born.


1302 North 3rd Street

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17102

7 PM


Thur May 8

DogStar Books


Le will debut his new book, The Language of Moisture and Light, at his home base in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.


400 W. Lemon Street

Lancaster, PA 17603

7 PM

Sat April 19
Towne Book Center and Cafe


Le will be reading with Helen Vitoria at


Plaza Drive, Providence Town Center

Collegeville, PA 19426


7 PM

Sat April 5
Hear at Martha's


Le will be reading with Michael Gushue at


Martha Washington Community Library

6614 Fort Hunt Rd,

Alexandria, Virginia 22307

1 PM


Wed March 26
Pennsylvania Center for the Book
Public Poetry Project’s Poster Series Reading

Le is honored to be reading his poetry along with W.S. DiPiero, Stephen Berg and Shara McCallam.


Penn State University

State College, PA



Fri March 21
It's NOT the King's English
Poetry Night at King's Courtyard

Le will be reading in York, Pennsylvania, with York poet, Jim King.


124 E. King Street

York, Pennsylvania 17401

7:00 PM


Sat March 1
Writers Showcase


Le will be reading with Laura Duda, Jeff Rath, Kevin McDonough, and Amanda J. Bradley at


The Vintage

326 Spruce Street

Scranton, Pennsylvania18503               

7 PM



Sat Feb 22
Bay to Ocean Writers Conference
On February 22, 2014, Le will participate in a panel discussion, Submitting Your Poems to Magazines, Online & Off, with Ann Colwell and Barrett Warner. Sue Ellen Thompson will moderate.
Wed Feb 12
Hummelstown Rotary Club


On February 12, 2014 Le will read for the Hummelstown Rotary Club.