Events, Signings, & Conferences

At Madville, we do our best to promote events around our books and our authors. We attend multiple conferences and book fairs, and our authors go on book tours. What you’ll find listed here are the events we know about. (Sometimes our authors get so busy they forget to tell us when they have something going on!)

Madville Publishing Events:

Carolyne Wright & George Drew reading @ Virtual
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Carolyne Wright and George Drew reading and conversation followed by open mic

  • zoom  (Placitas, NM)

Carolyne Wright and George Drew
reading and conversation on Zoom

Tuesday, January 25th, 2022
7 pm Mountain Time via Zoom

followed by open mic
hosted by John Roche

6 pm Pacific, 7 pm Mountain, 8 pm Central, 9 pm Eastern
Program will be recorded

Pushcart prize winner Carolyne Wright’s latest book is This Dream the World: New & Selected Poems (Lost Horse Press, 2017), whose title poem received a Pushcart Prize and was included in The Best American Poetry 2009. Her co-edited anthology, Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workspace (Lost Horse, 2015), received ten Pushcart Prize nominations and was a finalist in the Foreword Review’s Book of the Year Awards. A Seattle native who studied with Elizabeth Bishop, Richard Hugo, and William Stafford, she is author of nine previous books and chapbooks of poetry, a book of essays, and five volumes of poetry in translation from Spanish and Bengali—the latest of which is Map Traces, Blood Traces / Trazas de mapa, trazas de sangre (Mayapple Press, 2017), a bilingual sequence of poems by Seattle-based Chilean poet, Eugenia Toledo (Finalist for the 2018 Washington State Book Award in Poetry, and for the 2018 PEN Los Angeles Award in Translation). Carolyne teaches for Richard Hugo House and for national and international literary conferences and festivals. A Contributing Editor for the Pushcart Prizes, she lived in Chile and traveled in Brazil on a Fulbright Grant; she returned to Brazil in 2018 for an Instituto Sacatar artists residency in Bahia. A Seattle native who teaches for Richard Hugo House, she has received grants from the NEA, 4Culture, and Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture, among others. A 2020-2021 Fulbright Scholar Award will take her back to Salvador, Bahia, after the Covid-19 deferral of the program is lifted.

Order Masquerade from University of Washington Press or your favorite bookstore

George Drew was born in Mississippi and raised there and in New York State, where he currently lives. He has read widely, for example, Rochester Institute of Technology, The College of the Holy Cross, Union College, The University of Maine, and many other venues including libraries, coffee houses, bookstores, etc. Drew is the author of eight collections of poetry: Toads in a Poisoned Tank, The Horse’s Name Was Physics, American Cool, The Hand that Rounded Peter’s Dome, The View From Jackass Hill, winner of the 2010 X.J. Kennedy Prize for Poetry (Texas Review Press), Down & Dirty, Fancy’s Orphan, and Pastoral Habits: New & Selected Poems (Texas Review Press). He has published widely in such journals as Antioch Review, Atlanta Review, The Baltimore Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Cutthroat, Louisiana Literature, Mississippi Review, New Millennium Writings, North American Review, Poetry Northwest, Salmagundi, and The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review. He also had a group of poems appear in The Southern Poetry Anthology, II: Mississippi (Texas Review Press).

George’s new book, Drumming Armageddon, (Madville Publishing – June 2020)

AWP-22 @ Pennsylvania Convention Center
Mar 23 – Mar 27 all-day
Madville on Stage @ Pennsylvania Convention Center
Mar 25 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

In the book fair on Stage 1: Madville on Stage

Madville on Stage brings together poetry, essay, creative nonfiction, and fiction from recently released or upcoming Madville titles. We’ve invited several of our authors who enjoy performing to read on the AWP Bookfair stage. Each of these talented writers/performers has a new book coming out in time to share at AWP22. They are:

Gerry LaFemina’s poetry collections include Baby Steps in Doomsday Prepping, The Story of Ash and Little Heretic. His essays on prosody, Palpable Magic, came out in 2015 and Kendall Hunt recently released his textbook, Composing Poetry: A Guide to Writing Poems and Thinking Lyrically. He teaches at Frostburg State University and in the Carlow University MFA Program. His latest collection is creative nonfiction in flash format, THE PURSUIT: A MEDITATION ON HAPPINESS (Madville Feb. 2022)

Mike Hilbig graduated in 2017 from Sam Houston State University with an MFA in Creative Writing, Editing, and Publishing. He lives in Houston, TX and teaches English at the University of Houston-Downtown and at Lone Star College. His new collection of short stories is JUDGMENT DAY & OTHER WHITE LIES (Madville Feb. 2022)

A country boy from Wilmington N.C., Earl S. Braggs is a UC and Battle Professor of English at the U of Tennessee at Chattanooga. His awards include the International Jack Kerouac Literary Prize and the Anhinga Poetry Prize. Braggs is the author of fourteen poetry collections including Negro Side of the Moon and Ugly Love. His new collection is OBAMA’S CHILDREN (Madville Dec. 2021)

Bob Kunzinger is the author of nine collections of essays, including: A Third Place: Notes in Nature, and Penance: Walking with the Infant. He lives in Virginia. His newest collection is THE IRON SCAR: A FATHER AND SON IN SIBERIA  with photos by Michael Kunzinger (Madville Apr. 2022)

Pauletta Hansel is a poet, memoirist and teacher who is author of eight poetry collections including Friend, Coal Town Photograph and Palindrome, winner of the 2017 Weatherford Award for best Appalachian Poetry. Her writing has been widely anthologized and featured in print and online journals including Oxford American, Rattle, The Writer’s Almanac, American Life in Poetry and Verse Daily. Appalachian Journal, Appalachian Review, Cincinnati Review, and Still: The Journal, among others. Pauletta was Cincinnati’s first Poet Laureate, 2016-2018 and for ten years served as managing editor of Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel, the literary publication of Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative. Pauletta’s new collection is HEARTBREAK TREE (Madville Feb. 2022). Read Pauletta’s work and hear her read her own work on her website,

The Iron Scar: A Father and Son in Siberia Release
Jul 21 all-day
The Iron Scar: A Father and Son in Siberia Release

The Iron Scar is both a literal journey by a father and son on the longest railway journey in the world, and a metaphoric pilgrimage of not just the author and his adult son, but all of us learning to let go on our way through life.