Readings & Events
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Sunday, October 8, 2017, 5pm

Donna reads at Rattle Reading Series

Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse
1010 Foothill Blvd
La Canada-Flintridge, CA 91011

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 7pm

Donna reads at The Last Bookstore

453 S. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Past Readings & Events
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 7pm

Donna Hilbert reads
With Caroline Goodwin, plus open mic

Café Society
522 Main St
Half Moon Bay, CA

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 7 pm

Publication reading for anthology Just a Little More Time

Flintridge Bookstore
1010 Foothill Blvd.
La Canada, CA

Friday, May 26, 2017, 9am-3:30pm

Write, Glue, Stitch: A Poetry & Book Arts Workshop
Donna Hilbert & Diane Le Blanc
Write On, Door County, Door County Wisconsin
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Monday, June 19, 2017, 7pm

Chicon Street Poets
Donna Hilbert, plus open mic
1808 E. 12th St.
Austin, Texas 78702
More information at:

Tuesday, August 21, 2017, 1pm

Donna reads at Spoken Word Club of Laguna Woods

Laguna Woods Community Center
24351 El Toro
Laguna Woods, CA

Thursday, April 7th, 6:30 PM
Katie Wheeler Library
13109 Old Myford Road, Irvine, CA 92602
View PDF for more information

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Donna Hilbert reads

dA Center for the Arts
252-D South Main Street
Pomona, CA 91766

Eric Morago and Christopher Trevilla 5:20 - 5:40
Donna Hilbert 5:40 - 6:00
Tony Barnstone 6:00 - 6:20

More information and directions at:
The 2014 San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival
Wednesday, February 26, 7:00pm

Donna Hilbert reads

Queen Anne Book Co
1811 Queen Anne Avenue
Seattle, WA 98109

Reading form "The Widow's HandBook"
Kent State University Press
Along with Tess Gallagher and others

Thursday, April 17

Donna Hilbert reads

Laguna College of Art and Design
"Distinguished Author Reading Series"

2222 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Donna Hilbert, Gerald Locklin, Charles Webb

Thursday, May 22, 2014, 7PM

Donna Hilbert reads
Gatsby Books
5535 E Spring St.
Long Beach, CA 90808
(562) 208-5862

Publication Party Reading for "The Widows' Handbook"

Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 3PM

Donna Hilbert reads, along with
Stephanie Barbe´ Hammer and Bonnie ZoBell

at Gatsby Books
5535 E. Spring St., Long Beach, CA
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 6:30PM

Donna Hilbert

at Katie Wheeler Library, Irvine Ranch
13109 Old Myford Road, Irvine, CA
Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 3PM

Reading for the Cadence Collective Anthology
Donna Hilbert & Other Contributors

at Gatsby Books
5535 E. Spring St., Long Beach, CA
Monday, September 22, 2014 at 8PM

Hosts of the Long Beach Poetry Festival Read Their Poetry

Traxx Bar at Union Station
800 N Alameda St
Los Angeles, California
Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 7PM

Donna Hilbert & Open Reading

Bank Heavy at Gatsby Books
5535 E. Spring St., Long Beach, CA
Friday, September 26, 2014 at 7:30PM

Donna Hilbert & other Southern California contributors

Swallow Dance: A Collection of Poetry Chapbooks
at Gatsby Books

5535 E. Spring St., Long Beach, CA

Friday, October 3, 2014 at 7PM

Donna Hilbert & other Southern California contributors

Swallow Dance: A Collection of Poetry Chapbooks
dA Center for the Arts, Pomona

252-D South Main Street
Pomona, CA 91766

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 2PM

Donna reads, along with
Kristine Shorey Forbes and Florence Weinberger
reading for The Widows’ Handbook

at Bank of Books
29169 Heathercliff Rd. #109, Malibu, CA
Monday, January 12, 2015 at 7PM

Donna Hilbert & Tamara Madison reading for Cadence Collective plus open mic

Gatsby Books
5535 E. Spring St., Long Beach, CA
February 18, 2015

Celebration of Your Daily Poem with editor Jayne Jaudon Ferrer.

February 28, 2015
The Search For Meaning Book Festival
"‘Writing Through Grief,’ a discussion with four contributors to the new anthology, The Widows’ Handbook.” (with Kristine Shorey Forbes, Susanne Braham, Connie Fisher, and Abigail Carter)

Description of Presentation: In our grief, we write to process, and sometimes it is practical matters that can fill our heads. What to do with their ashes, their belongings, your wedding rings, with your dreams of him, with your feelings of vulnerability, with your photos of you together, and in general, with yourself without him? We participating contributors will talk about how our writing helped us think through these matters, and in the end, helped us heal.

Location: Pigott 103
Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm

Biography: Donna Hilbert’s latest book is The Congress of Luminous Bodies, from Aortic Books. The Green Season, World Parade Books, a collection of poems, stories and essays, is now available in an expanded second edition. Ms. Hilbert appears in and her poetry is the text of the documentary “Grief Becomes Me: A Love Story,” a Christine Fugate film. Earlier books include Mansions and Deep Red, from Event Horizon, Transforming Matter and Traveler in Paradise from PEARL Editions and the short story collection Women Who Make Money and the Men Who Love Them from Staple First Editions and published in England. Poems in Italian can be found in Bloc notes 59 and in French in La page blanche, in both cases, translated by Mariacristina Natalia Bertoli. New work is in recent or forthcoming issues of 5AM, Nerve Cowboy, PEARL, RC Muse, Serving House Journal, Poets & Artists, California Quarterly, A Year of Being Here, and Zocalo Public Square. She is a frequent contributor to the online journal Your Daily Poem.Her work is widely anthologized, most recently in The Widows’ Handbook, Kent State University Press.

Seattle University
More info here
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Tuesday, March 17 2015
Workshop at the Katie Wheeler Library, Irvine.
6-8pm in the community room
13109 Old Myford Rd, Irvine, CA 92602
Phone: (714) 669-8753

More info

Saturday, June 20th, 2015
Donna Hilbert will read along with editor Jacqueline Lapidus and other contributors to The Widows' Handbook

Eastern Point Lit Center
261 Main St.
Gloucester MA


Friday, September 25, 3:30 PM
West Tisbury Public Library
Martha's Vineyard

Saturday, September 26, 3:00 PM
Woods Hole Public Library

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