Readings

"Tina Barr may write like the devil but she reads like an angel."  Tommy Hays, author of The Pleasure Was Mine," and "What I Came to Tell You."

"Your reading was wonderful.  One of my intro to creative writing students was there, and it was his first poetry reading ever.  He was very enthusiastic and said he really enjoyed it.  So thanks for winning over a newbie to the joy of poetry readings!"  Becky Hagenston, Creative Writing Faculty, Mississippi State University

"So glad you could be part of our Coffee with the Poets Series.  It was wonderful to have you take real time and interest in sharing your work with us.  You brought sparkling and startling moments to each of us." Nan Watkins, author of East Towards Dawn & translator Love Poems of Yvan and Claire Goll.

"You used your voice to bring the poems from inside yourself into the room with us. . . .I've always felt an affinity with (Keats's) concept he calls negative capability . . . Your poetry seems to emerge from the kind of consciousness he describes."  Betsy Gardiner 


"Your voice is so clear and your diction so precise that your poetry is immediately accessible to the reader.  As it deserves to be."  Geneve Bacon

"Your poetry is so powerful.  It blows me away! I like that it's not 'easy.'  It is not 'pretty' but it is beautiful and rich and challenging.  I love it." D.D., Asheville, NC


Readings from new book, Kaleidoscope--

Sunday, April 19th, 2015, Malaprops Bookstore, Asheville, NC, 3pm

Saturday, April 24th, 2015, Lanier Library Poetry Festival, Tryon, NC 10:00am

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015, Ardenwoods, Arden, NC 1:00pm

Friday, May 22nd, 2015, Black Mountain Center for the Arts, Black Mountain, NC, 12:00pm

Thursday, June 4th, 2015. "Asheville 'N The Arts" Radio Show, 103.7 FM or online http://www.main-fm.org 

Thursday, October 15th, 2015, 10:30am, Coffee with the Poet, City Lights Books, Sylva, NC

Tuesday, Nov. 3rd, 2015, 7:00pm in Library, All Souls Church Poetry Reading & Conversation: Biltmore Village, Asheville, NC

Tuesday, Sept. 13th, 2016, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS


Southern Festival of Books, Friday, October 14th, 2016, 1:00-2:30
Nashville, TN

McIntyre's Books, Pittsboro, NC, July 23rd, 2017, 2pm

Group Reading, Malaprops, Asheville, NC, August 27th, 3pm


Colleges and Universities:

  • Philadelphia College of Art, PA
  • Sarah Lawrence College, NY
  • Bucks County Community College, PA
  • Muhlenberg College, PA
  • Rutgers University, Camden, NJ
  • California State University at Chico, CA
  • Memphis College of Art, TN
  • Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN
  • University of Memphis, TN
  • Methodist College, Fayetteville, NC
  • Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
  • University of North Alabama, Florence, AL
  • Mississippi State University, MS

Arts Institutions and Civic Organizations:

  • The Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Philadelphia Art Alliance
  • YM/YWHA, Philadelphia
  • Pen and Pencil Club, Philadelphia
  • Walt Whitman Cultural Arts Center, Camden, NJ
  • Meridian Writers Cooperative, Philadelphia

Radio and Television Stations:

  • The Louise Collins Show, WHWH Radio Station, Princeton, NJ
  • WXPN Radio Station, Philadelphia, PA
  • "Voice," Drexel University Television, DUTV-Cable 54, Philadelphia, PA
  • "Checking on the Arts" interviews, WKNO radio, Memphis, TN
  • KXCI Radio Station, Tucson, AZ
  • Wordplay, Asheville FM (online), Asheville, NC
  • WNCW 88.7 at Isothermal Community College, NC

Libraries:

  • Whitman Branch, Free Library of Philadelphia, PA
  • New York Public Library, 127 Amsterdam Ave., NYC
  • Mid-Manhattan Library, 455 Fifth Ave., NYC
  • Logan Branch, Free Library of Philadelphia, sponsored by Commission on Human Relations, PA
  • Northwest Regional Library, Philadelphia, PA
  • Bethesda Public Library, MD (Bethesda Literary Festival)
  • Nashville Public Library, 615 Church Street, TN
  • Pack Library, Haywood Street, Asheville, NC

Bookstores, Art Galleries, Clubs:

  • Barnes & Noble, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA
  • Barnes & Noble, 4 Astor Place, NYC
  • Barnes & Noble, Brooklyn, NY
  • Davis Kidd Books, Memphis, TN
  • Burke's Book Store, Memphis, TN
  • Robin's Bookstore, Philadelphia, PA
  • The Marian Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • City Book Shop, Philadelphia, PA
  • Borders Bookstore, Philadelphia, PA
  • Cabbages and Kings Book Store, Haddonfield, NJ
  • Barnes & Noble, Princeton, NJ
  • Blue Moon Jazz Club, Philadelphia, PA
  • (introduction by Yusef Komunyakaa)
  • Deliberate Literate, Memphis, TN
  • Borders Bookstore, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA
  • Bar Noir Jazz Club, Philadelphia, PA
  • York Harbor Reading Room, York Harbor, ME
  • The Readers' Oasis, Tucson, AZ
  • Kings English Bookstore, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Northshire Bookstore, Manchester, VT
  • Wordsworth Books, Cambridge, MA
  • Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe, AZ
  • Posana Cafe & Restaurant, Asheville, NC
  • Downtown Book & News, Asheville, NC
  • Malaprops Book Store, Asheville, NC
  • Black Mountain College Museum, Asheville, NC

Elementary and Secondary Schools in Philadelphia:

  • Germantown Friends School
  • Friends Select School
  • The Grover Cleveland School
  • A.D. Harrington Elementary School

Prisons:

       *  Holmesberg Prison, Philadelphia

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