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Upcoming EVENTS

April, 2024. National Poetry Month   

ACA Poetry Workshops - Get ready to embrace National Poetry Month in April, 2024 by signing up now for Florida Loves Poetry workshops and see why poets are calling these "the best poetry workshops in Florida!" M.B. will host four consecutive Wednesday night classes, 4pm to 6pm, at the Harris House in New Smyrna Beach. Free of charge. Beginners to advanced are welcome, but seating is limited.  SOLD OUT

Previous Events:

Wed., February 28, 2024  7-9pm

Patio Poets - Maitland - M.B. will Guest Poet for the evening at the Venue on Lake Lily in Maitland. Her reading will be followed by an Open Mic for poets. 

January 20, 2024, 5:30-7:15pm

The HUB on Canal Poetry Night. M.B. will Guest Poet for the evening during The Hub's open mic monthly event. For info, contact Mary Jane at 386-214-6409.

Nov. 19, 2023, 10:30am to 4pm

Fall Festival of the Arts - Deland. Poetry readings, open mic, and poetry slam. M.B. and Volusia Poet Laureate Dr. David Axelrod will both read from their works at noon on Sunday at the Chess Park Stage next to the courthouse in downtown Deland.

Oct. 25 - Nov. 15, 2023

Poetry Workshops at The HUB on Canal. M.B. will host four poetry workshops that will run on consecutive Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6pm starting on October 25. Serious poets and writers of all skill levels are welcome.  SOLD OUT


Sept. 16, 2023

Refreshments and Readings - Barnes & Noble, Tomoka Town Ctr., Daytona Beach, Saturday, Sept. 16. at 2:30 pm. M.B. will be joining author Ginger Pinholster to read from their upcoming works. Ginger will be launching her book Snakes of St. Augustine and M.B. will read from her newest collection, Smiling at the Executioner. Please respond to the evite to reserve you spot.

April 2023

ACA Poetry Workshops - SOLD OUT

Atlantic Center for the Arts will host their annual poetry workshops at ACA Harris House in New Smyrna Beach throughout poetry month next April. M.B. will host four workshops over the month with the theme "Freeing our poetic voices the formal way".  Admission is free. Sign up on ACA's website. UPDATEThe ACA poetry workshops are currently sold out. You can send an email to if you would like to get onto the standby list.

Oct. 21-23, 2022

Florida State Poets Association - Annual Fall Convention

The Florida State Poets Association (FSPA) will hold its annual fall convention in Daytona, Florida at the Marriott Residence Inn Daytona Beach Shores. M.B. will be moderating a panel of experts on the topic of Slam Poetry. Details here.

Sep. 22, 2022 - 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention

Free event sponsored by AdventHealth and Atlantic Center for the Arts. Experience  mindfulness activities through meditation and expressive writing. Includes a healthy dinner and refreshments. Open to the Public. Details here.

Sep. 27, 2022 - 7:30 PM

Miami Poetry Reading 

Join poets January Gill O’Neil and Susan L. Leary at The Betsy-South Beach Library in Miami for an evening of poetry hosted by SWWIMArrive early with M.B. to meet the artists at 6:30 PM.

Details here.

September 10, 2022 (Saturday)

Wheaton Writing Academy - Online Workshop

Nationally-recognized Wheaton Writing Academy will sponsor a three-hour online workshop, “Unleashing Our Poetic Voices”, with M.B. as host. Beginners to advanced-level poets are all welcome. Time: noon - 3pm. To register or for more info, email

April 13 - 14, 2022

Miami Poetry Readings

Check out SWWIM's list of upcoming events and readings at The Betsy Hotel in South Beach, Miami.

April 6, 13, 20, 27 - 2022

ACA Poetry Month Workshops

Celebrate National Poetry Month in 2022 with Atlantic Center for the Arts! M.B. will host poetry sessions every Wednesday at 3pm throughout the month of April at ACA Harris House in New Smyrna Beach. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Sign up here.

November 3-5, 2021

HundrED Innovation Summit 2021. Join M.B. and education experts from around the world to talk about the future of education. The three days of expert panels, live workshops, and networking with industry representatives are free to all and completely virtual. Details here. 

November 10 & December 15, 2021

SWWIM (Supporting Women Writers in Miami) will host poetry readings at The Betsy Hotel in South Beach, Miami at 7pm. 

October 2021

The 10th Annual Winter Park Paint Out International Poetry Competition is about to begin. Join other poets in creating your own ekphrastic response to a contestant's painting. Find out all of the details here. Entry is free, but, you need to hurry.

Sept. 28, 2021

Florida State Poets Association Zoomies  (Originally scheduled for 9/14/21)

Join the FSPA Zoomies and M.B. for a special presentation at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. M.B. will read from her new book Beginner's Mind and speak to the topic of "poets writing prose". If you have a question you'd like her to respond to during the presentation, you may email her in advance at Attendance is always free for these events. Details here.

June 9, 2021

M.B. will be featured as a guest reader for the Midsummer Night's Pensive Reading, hosted on Zoom by Northeastern University's Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service (CSDS) and the New England Poetry Club. Readings start at 7pm. RSVP preferred.

May 15, 2021

Beginner's Mind - Book Release. Now available from Regal House Publishing and your favorite book suppliers.

May 1, 2021

For a behind the scenes look at M.B.'s new book, Beginner's Mind, check out her interview in the May/June issue of Florida's premier poetry magazine, Of Poets & Poetry.

Spring 2021

Fresh Perspectives in Poetry
In partnership with Atlantic Center for the Arts and with sponsorship from The Florida Humanities Council, M.B. is hosting a four-part poetry series on Facebook. From the comfort and safety of your home or workplace, join M.B. on a journey of learning from the world's most notable masters. Free of charge and open to the public. Details here.


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