"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.


Readings & Upcoming workshops

Saturday, April 2 2022, Isothermal Writing Festival, Spindale, NC, 2 workshops and joint workshop with Vicki Lane 

Saturday, April 23, 2022 poetry workshop, 1:00-3:00pm, Charlotte Center for Literary Arts, Inc., 1817 Central Avenue, Room 302, Charlotte, NC 28205  

June 18th, 2022, Reinhardt Summer Residency MFA Program, poetry reading, 7300 Reinhardt College Circle, Waleska, GA 30183

Date TBD Fall 2022, Barton College, Victor R. Small Writers Series, Wilson, North Carolina

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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