Madville Publishing Events Calendar

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:

Poet’s Corner Featuring Jeff Hardin
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A Clearing Space in the Middle of Being and poet Jeff HardinJoin Madville poet for a reading in Nashville, Tennessee. Jeff’s newest collection, A Clearing Space in the Middle of Being will be hot off the press!

Date: 8/22/2019
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Scarritt Bennett Center, Fondren Hall (2nd floor)

Join fellow poetry enthusiasts for a monthly reading by a featured local poet.

Free and open to the public.

Jeff Hardin is the author of five books, including Restoring the Narrative, Small Revolution, and No Other Kind of World. His poems appear in The North American Review, The Southern Review, Hudson Review, Chattahoochee Review, Poetry Northwest, and others. He teaches at Columbia State Community College.

Concerning the Shape of Time

One Moment Touching All the Others

Concerning Birds Along a Hillside

A Few Words Left Behind

Standing in a Center That is Too Often Tuneles

Ft. Collins, CO, A Rooney is Coming!
Aug 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Author A (for Andrew) RooneyJoin author Andrew Rooney for a booksigning at Barnes & Noble in Ft. Collins, CO

College Ave.
4045 S. College
Ft. Collins, CO 80525

on August 31 from 1:00-3:00 PM. Of course, if you don’t already have a copy, pick up a copy of The Autobiography of Francis N. Stein while you’re there. You’re going to love the gentle giant at the center of this story about a descendent of the Frankenstein wretch.

A Third Place: Notes in Nature by Bob Kunzinger
Sep 16 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
A Third Place: Notes in Nature by Bob Kunzinger @ Deltaville Library

Join author Bob Kunzinger for a reading from his new essay collection, A Third Place: Notes in Nature

Monday night, September 16th at 6:30, at the Deltaville Library, Bob Kunzinger will read with former Virginia Poet Laureate, Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda. Refreshments will be served, and books will be available for sale. The evening’s theme is “The Rivah,” and Carolyn will read from her book River Country. Bob will read selections from his new essay collection, A Third Place: Notes in Nature Madville (2019).

What people are saying about A Third Place:

These lucid and brilliant essays on place, like Thoreau’s, offer a graceful path amid the maelstroms. Bob Kunzinger’s meditations in nature are redemptive and encouraging, and return us to our purpose, renewed.
—Jacki Lyden, author of Daughter of the Queen of Sheba, and former NPR foreign correspondent
“Nature,” Bob Kunzinger, writes, “keeps me in the moment.” A Third Place sparkles with greening moments. Standing on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean and Rappahannock River, Kunzinger describes sights that lift the spirits and make hours and hearts glow. Like Robert Louis Stevenson who wandered the globe “for travel’s sake,” Kunzinger explains that “we all go looking for one thing and often find something else.” What readers discover are descriptions that delight and thoughts that surprise and awaken appreciation. His essays urge, almost impel, readers to kick the dust off their boots and minds. He makes them ache to be up and about and embracing our bruised but glorious world, to treasure it and its inhabitants anew.
—Sam Pickering author of The World Was My Garden, Too
Bob Kunzinger is the author of eight collections of non-fiction, and has been widely published in publications such as World War Two History, Southern Humanities Review, the Washington Post, the St. Anthony Messenger and more, including notations for essays in Best American Essays. He lives and writes in Virginia.
Book Launch! ONE HOUSE DOWN by Gianna Russo
Oct 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Other Words 2019 Literary Conference
Oct 24 – Oct 26 all-day

Other Words Literary Conference 2019Madville has a lot of writer friends in Florida. How could we miss this great conference? Of course we’ll be there!

Conference Goals


To bring together writers, editors, agents, publishers, book sellers, grant administrators, directors of writers’ colonies and retreats, and other interested folk in one place. We’ll be talking about the how to of the literary arts: how to write it, make it, sell it, fund it, and nurture it.


To bring together hundreds of the region’s literary arts people and form a regional coalition that promotes our mutual literary efforts in as many ways as possible.

Writers in Conversation: Jeff Hardin
Nov 12 all-day
Writers in Conversation: Jeff Hardin @ Dark Horse Theatre

Jeff Hardin to be featured in Writers in Conversation

Jeff’s new book is A Clearing Space in the Middle of Being (Madville 2019)

November 12, 2019


Madville is proud to share the news that one of our favorite poets, Jeff Hardin will be a featured writer in the series, Writers in Conversation, in Nashville in November. We will post details as they become available.

WRITERS in CONVERSATION features a performance by a single writer followed by an intimate conversation with creator, producer, host, and poet, Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum before a live studio audience each month at the historic Darkhorse Theater in Nashville, Tennessee.

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