"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

"You are one of my muses, and I so enjoyed hearing your  poems at the festival. I have heard only wonderful feedback from everyone who heard you read and discuss your career and writing philosophy. We were so blessed to have you headline our festival."  Anne Burridge, English Department Chair, Foxcroft School

"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.

"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


Readings for Green Target, winner of the Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize, judged by Patricia Spears Jones, & other events for 2018/2019/2020

Friday, October 5th, 2018, A.I.R. gallery at 7pm, 155 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 in D.U.M.B.O.

Saturday, October 13th, 2018, City Lights Books, Sylva, NC, 3pm with Beth Copeland

Sunday, October 21st, 2018, at Malaprops Bookstore, Asheville, NC, 3pm, reception begins at 2pm

Friday, November 9th, at The Black Mountain Arts Center, Black Mountain, NC, Brown Bag Lunch, "Solving the Mysteries of Green Target: Tina Barr "decodes" her poems" noon to 1:30

Thursday, November 15th, 2018, at The Regulator Bookshop, Durham, NC, 7pm with Tony Reevy and Ross White

Friday, January 25th, Reading 9:30 to 10:30am  Foxcroft School, Middleburg, VA (also workshops & contest judge)

Workshop, Flat Iron Writers Room, 5 Covington Street, Asheville, NC, Saturday, March 23rd, 2 to 5pm, sponsored by the NC Poetry Society

Thursday, March 28th, 5:00 to 6:00pm, McMenamin's Ringler's Pub, 1332 West Burnside, Portland, OR 97279 (Iris Press & Tar River Poetry Group Reading) off site AWP

Friday, March 29th, 6:00 to 8:00pm, Pacific Northwest College, 511 NW Broadway, Portland, OR 97209 (Group Reading for Barrow Street Press) off site AWP

Sunday, April 28th, 2019, McIntyre's Bookshop at Fearrington Village, NC, 2pm

Sunday, May 5th, 2pm, Fergie's Pub, Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA

Workshop, Durham Library, sponsored by the NC Poetry Society, Saturday, June 1st, from 1:00 to 3:00pm

Sunday, June 2nd, 2019, Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC, at 2pm, with Beth Copeland and Iris Tillman

Saturday, September 7th, Pittsboro, NC, NC Poetry Society workshop

Sunday, September 8th, 2019, Flyleaf Books,  752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514, from 3:00 to 5:00pm. 

Saturday, September 14th, Weymouth Center, NC Poetry Society Celebration for winner of Brockman-Campbell & other awards

October 10th-12th, 2019, Eudora Welty Writers Symposium, Mississippi University for Women

March 20 & 21st, 2020, Upcountry Literary Festival, poetry reading, University of South Carolina, 309 E. Academy Street, Union, SC 29379

Saturday, March 28th, 2020, Isothermal Writing Festival, Spindale, NC, 2 workshops and joint workshop with Vicki Lane

Saturday, April 4th, 2020, poetry workshop, 1:00-3:30pm, Charlotte Center for Literary Arts, Inc., 1817 Central Avenue, Room 302, Charlotte, NC 28205

June 23rd, 2020, Reinhardt Summer Residency MFA Program, poetry reading, 7300 Reinhardt College Circle, Waleska, GA 30183

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
  • Lanier Library Poetry Festival, Tryon, NC
  • Black Mountain Center for the Arts, Black Mountain, NC
  • All Souls Church Poetry Reading & Conversation: Biltmore Village, Asheville, NC
  • Southern Festival of Books, Nashville, TN

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
  • "Asheville 'N The Arts" Radio Show, 103.7 FM or online


  • 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
  • City Lights Books, Sylva, NC
  • McIntyre's Books, Pittsboro, NC

Elementary and Secondary Schools in Philadelphia:

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


       *  Holmesberg Prison, Philadelphia

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