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If you want Juanita Torrence-Thompson to give a reading, speech or workshop or want information about her readings prior to 2003, please contact the poet directly.

2014 Events

Saturday, May 24, 2:00 PM

JUANITA TORRENCE-THOMPSON will be reading from her 8th book, The Secret Life of Scrambled Eggs as well as Talking With Stanley Kunitz and New York & African Tapestries. Plus 3 more featured poets, including Katharine A. Hogan reading the poetry of Dan Maguire. Lecture by James DeMartini. Classical music played by Mark Fiedler & Gigi. OPEN MIKE. Hosted by Daniel Fernanadez, Director. Contribution: $3 members, $4 non-members. Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Coast Guard & Airmen's Club, 283 Lexington Ave., (between E. 36th & 37th Street) New York, NY Directions: Subway or buses to 34th St & Lexington Avenue, NYC.

Monday, May 19, 8:00 PM-10 PM
JUANITA TORRENCE-THOMPSON Launch reading from her 8th book, The Secret Life of Scrambled Eggs as well as Talking With Stanley Kunitz and New York & African Tapestries.

REVIVAL, upstairs lounge, 129 E. 15th Street, Manhattan. Between Irving Place & 3rd Avenue.
She is joined by two outstanding poets, ELLARAINE LOCKIE from California & NY poet, E.J. ANTONIO. at 8 pm Sign up for Open mike 7:45 pm. Hosted by Su Polo. $3 donation plus drink purchase. Please order a drink or two to support our event at this fine venue.

2013 Events
Sunday, November 10, 1:00 PM

Poet-members Jim Pignetti and Steve Zeitlin (founder of City Lore) launched brevitas by inviting a variety of poets to share original, short poems (14 lines max) with each other via email on the 1st and 15th of each month. Now, a decade later, this community has grown to over 50 poets. The Festival of the Short Poem is their annual gathering poems are projected and, books are signed, and literary antics ensue. Laughter, pith and meaning collide. Co-hosts for this brevitas’ 10th Anniversary Festival are Tony-nominated stage and screen actor Paul Hecht, host of the popular poetry series at the Cornelia Street Cafe celebrating birthdays of historic, short-poem luminaries, and photographer, cartoonist, poet and Renaissance woman Flash Rosenberg.
Tickets: $10.00 (includes a copy of the accompanying printed anthology).

Saturday, May 25, 2:00 PM
NEW YORK POETRY FORUM, hosted by Daniel Fernandez, Director.
Lecture: Divine Madness: Three Women Poets (Dickinson, Rossetti & Teasdale) by Katherine A. Hogan
Featured Poets: Diane Alexy Dan Maguire, Donald Siegel, Juanita Torrence-Thompson
Open Mike.
Contribution: $3.00 members, $4.00 Nonmembers
Venue: Soldiers, Sailors, Marines & Airmens Club, 283 Lexington Avenue (between East 36th & 37th Streets) New York, NY
Directions: Subway or buses to 34th Street & Lexington Avenue.

Monday, APRIL 22nd, 8pm-10pm
- Poetry Reading & Open Mike. JUANITA TORRENCE-THOMPSON reads with California poet ELLARAINE LOCKIE, whose new book is Coffee House Confessions (available on Kindle & Amazon). Juanita reads from Talking With Stanley Kunitz. At the SATURN SERIES, at Revival, 129 East 15th Street, betw. Irving Place & 3rd Ave., NYC. HOST: SU POLO. Sign up for Open Mike at 7:45 PM. $3 Donation and purchase a drink.

Ecological Poetry : Climate Crisis
- April 12th, 7PM. Free admission. RSVP. A Vital Program at POETS HOUSE, 10 River Tr. at Murray St. Battery Park City Hosted by Editor of www.Eco-Poetry.org Daniela Gioseffi, with features by Rumi, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Readers: Alfred Corn, D. Nurkse, Nancy Mercado, Fran Castan, Vivian Demuth, George Guida, Gil Fagiani, Pat Falk, George Held, Burt Kimmelman, Eliot Katz, Maria Lisella, Wendy Larsen, Gerry La Femina, Rob Marchesani, Lissa Kiernan, Stephen Massimilla, Joanne Monte, Maria Terrone, Barry Wallenstein, Juanita Torrence-Thompson. REFRESHMENTS. FREE LITERATURE. ALL WELCOME. FREE ADMISSION.

Juanita Torrence-Thompson’s Recent Publications

Conceit Magazine, November, December 2012, January 2013. Poetry & short stories.

2012 Events

Juanita Torrence-Thompson’s Recent Publications

See Patricia Carragon's review of Talking With Stanley Kunitz online in Gently Read Literature Pages 38-42.

Spillway Magazine #18, Summer 2012, edited by Susan Terris, published Juanita’s poem, “Blue Pachyderms.”

The June issue of “First Literary Review-East,” edited by Cindy Hochman, published her poem, “His Eyes Are Golden Straws.” See: www.rulrul.4mg.com .

Juanita’s tongue-in-cheek short story set in Paris, “Lights! Camera! Acting!” appears in Perry Terrell’s, “The Bracelet Charm, Quarterly, Spring Edition 2012.

Read Barbara Hantman’s review of Juanita’s 7th book, Talking With Stanley Kunitz online & print Point of View newspaper. Google: Point of View -- Pen & Ink column July issue, page 29.

Also read Valerie Martin Bailey’s review of Kunitz book in June “Rattle” magazine at www.rattle.com/poetry/2012/05/talking-with-stanley-kunitz-by-juanita-torrence-thompson/

Juanita’s poems are published in her weekly online and print poetry column in The Culvert Chronicles in NY.

Saturday, October 27th, 4:15-6:15 PM, plus reception ends 7pm – Juanita Torrence-Thompson hosts Möbius, The Poetry Magazine 30th Anniversary Celebration with songs by Jimmy Roberts, composer of "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change," and poets presenting: E.J. Antonio, Dominick Arbolay, Laura Boss, Patricia Carragon, Gil Fagiani, Daniela Gioseffi, Barbara Hantman, Cindy Hochmn, Evie Ivy, Maria Lisella, George H. Northrup, Helen Peterson, Jimmy Roberts, Thaddeus Rutkowski & Host, Juanita Torrence-Thompson. Admission $7 at door. Venue: Episcopal Actors Guild, 1 East 29th Street, (between 5th Ave. & Madison Avenues), NYC, 2nd floor (chair lift available).

Saturday Sept. 22nd 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM –
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ECO-POETRY: Poetry of Ecological Sanity September Feature at PoetsUsa.com Brooklyn Heights Public Library BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL “Book End Event” 280 Cadman Plaza West at Tillary St. The Brooklyn Public Library Hosted by Poet/Editor/American Book Award Winner Daniela Gioseffi, with presenters: Fran Castan, Alfred Corn, Paola Corso, Vivian Demuth, Pat Falk, Gil Fagiani, Daniela Gioseffi, George Guida, George Held, Eliot Katz, Lissa Kiernan, Maria Lisella, Rob Marchesani, Stephen Massimilla, Nancy Mercado, Myra Shapiro, Maria Terrone, Juanita Torrence Thompson FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Ground Floor Auditorium/ Community Room 2 Train to Borough Hall at Court & Montague Street. 3 Train to Borough Hall at Court & Montague St. 4 Train to Borough Hall/Court St. at Joralemon St. 5 Train to Borough Hall/Court St.A Train to Jay St/Borough Hall - Fulton Mall. C Train to Jay St/Borough Hall - Fulton Mall F Train to Jay St/Borough Hall - Fulton Mall. R Train to Court St. See. Google Map on website.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 Р5 to 7 pm РM̦bius, The Poetry Magazine Presents Award-winning poets from M̦bius In a dramatic reading with brief Q&A

JUANITA TORRENCE-THOMPSON, HOST & Reader Möbius Editor-in-Chief/Publisher, speaker, adjunct professor, Award-winning poet & writer & Pushcart nominee

RUTH O'CALLAGHAN (England) is a Hawthornden Fellow, tutor, mentor, reviewer, interviewer and adjudicator of international poetry competitions

DANIELA GIOSEFFI (New York) is an American Book Award-winning author of 14 books of poetry & prose, lecturer and editor

THADDEUS RUTKOWSKI (New York) Rutkowski is a graduate of Cornell University and The Johns Hopkins University, Instructor, poet and award-winning writer

MUHLENBERG LIBRARY. 209 W 23rd Street (near 7th Avenue) New York City, NY 10011-2379 Telephone: 212-924-1585 COMMUNITY ROOM – 3RD FLOOR – THERE IS AN ELEVATOR

Saturday. May 27, 2012 at 2pm – Grand Opening of Poetry Place – Ruth O'Callaghan, Juanita Torrence-Thompson and Marq Wells, TNSPS Poetry Place 58 Waverly Ave. Patchogue, Long Island, NY 11772, Tel. 631-730-3545 office, www.lipoetryarchivalcenter.com.

Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 2 PM – Lecture by George H. Northrup. Juanita Torrence-Thompson, Patricia Carragon, Jay Chollick, Anthony Taylor Also classical music. NY Poetry Forum, Soldier's Sailors, Marines building, Lexingon Avenue between 36 & 37 Streets, NYC, 2nd floor Manhattan.

Saturday, May 5, 2012 – 2pm – Juanita Torrence-Thompson Brockton Public Library Lingo Auditorium. 304 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301, Tel. 508-580-7890, Contact: Arnie Danielson

Sunday, April 29, 11:30am - 12:30pm – Queens Botanical Garden 43-50 Main Street, Flushing, NY. Join The Fresh Meadows Poets in the Visitor & Administration Building Meeting Room for a poetry reading. Contact Rebecca Wolf at rwolf@queensbotanical.org or call 718.886.3800, extension 230. Scheduled to read are: Fran Bolinder, Barbara Hantman, Katherine Hogan, George H. Northrup (FMP president), Cristina O'Keeffe, and Juanita Torrence-Thompson, etc. Parking and admission fees for the Garden apply, the reading is free.

Wednesday, April 25 at 7pm – Juanita Torrence-Thompson & Barbara Hantman – The Green Pavilion Poetry Event 4307-18th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 718-435-4722. Host: Evie Ivy AND OPEN MIC. F train to 18th Avenue, exit toward end of train, left staircase out, about 1/2 to 3/4 down the same block you will be on. $3.00 suggested donation, $6.00 min to rest. (Have dinner or coffee and dessert, an inexpensive and diverse menu.)

Sunday, April 15, 2:30 pm - 5pm – Lewis H. Latimer House Museum 34-41 137th Street, Flushing, NY 11354 (corner of Leavitt Street) SPOKEN WORD POETRY SALON Come Enjoy an Afternoon of Poetry in the Historic Home of Lewis H. Latimer an African-American Scientist, Inventor, Poet, and Painter, a Renaissance man of his time.

This Poetry Salon, produced by award-winning literary artist, Juanita Torrence-Thompson Editor-in-Chief/Publisher of Möbius, The Poetry Magazine (www.mobiuspoetry.com) offers readings by Ms. Torrence-Thompson and other outstanding poets including, John Amen, Alison Roh Park George H. Northrup, Dominick Arbolay This event is presented as part of the QSO Arts & Music Festival Conversational engagement and light refreshments will enhance the afternoon. Admission: $10.00 adults, $7.00 seniors, students RSVP Suggested. Seating is limited.

Directions: Subway #7 to Main Street Roosevelt. Take Q25 to Linden Place and 35th Ave. The Lewis H. Latimer House Museum is owned by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, operated by the Lewis H. Latimer Fund, Inc., and is a member of the Historic House Trust. (www.historichousetrust.org) For More Information Contact: Alfred Rankins, Chairman, Lewis H. Latimer Fund, Inc. Tel. 718-961-8585 / Email: LatimerHouseMuseum@gmail.com.

2011 Events

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Sunday, November 6th - 2-5pm - CITY LORE & BOWERY POETRY CLUB presents The 8th annual brevitas FESTIVAL READING at THE BOWERY POETRY CLUB, 308 Bowery, NYC (between Houston & Bleecker Streets) JUANITA TORRENCE-THOMPSON reads with 43 of her Brevitas poet friends, including Co-founders: Jim Pignetti & Steve Zeitlin and Host BOB HOLMAN with asides from FLASH ROSENBERG. Other poets include HAL SIROWITZ, JOHN J TRAUSE, PATRICIA CARRAGON and many more. Admission $7, which includes free copy of BREVITAS anthology. Also OPEN MIC - 14 lines maximum.

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Saturday, June 11 at 2:30pm - Forgotten Borough, the anthology about Queens -- Juanita Torrence-Thompson will read at The Queens Library - Central Library Auditorium, 89-11 Merrick Blvd. Jamaica, Queens. Juanita will read along with other poets including Robert Lasner, Victor LaValle, Jocelyn Lieu, Margarita Shalina, and Marissa Walsh. Hosted by Nicole Steinberg, Editor of Forbidden Borough. Free Admission. Take F train to 169th Street. Bus to 165th Street Bus Terminal. Visit www.queenslibrary.org for more information.

PoetsWest on the Air PoetsWest at KSER 90.7 FM Thursday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. (PST) – Queens Meets Asia -- With Juanita Torrence-Thompson (STILL ONLINE NOW)

If you are out of range for this station, the broadcast is available worldwide via streaming by going to http://www.kser.org and following the Listen Live links. Or you can listen to this program and one other recent program on our web site if you have high speed internet: www.poetswest.com under PoetsWest Radio Programs

PoetsWest #194 Queens Meets Asia -- With Juanita Torrence-Thompson (29.07 minutes)

America Is a Kissing Society
Filipino Parties
Interview for Marriage
Soo Lee
Looking Back
What Strange Customs
Two Haiku
How Do I Get to YMCA
Mahood in Pakistan
I Miss Mangoes
You Will Never Win

©2011 PoetsWest

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Saturday, February 26 - Forgotten Borough, the anthology about Queens will be launched in LIC 6-8 pm on Sat. Feb. 26. It is edited by Nicole Steinberg. Juanita Torrence-Thompson’s poems and other well-known Queens poets and writers grace its pages. The publisher is SUNY Press. See the blog.

Julia Alvarez, Susan Y. Chi, Nicole Cooley, Marcy Dermansky, Jill Eisenstadt, Rigoberto Gonzalez, Ron Hogan, Marc Landas, Robert Lasner, Victor Lavalle, Jocelyn Liew, Molly Mccloy, Arthur Nersesian, Buzz Poole, Margo Rabb, Inna Reyn, Roger Sedarat, Margarita Shalina, Mark Swartz, Jayanti Tamm, Juanta Torrence-Thompson, Marissa Walsh, John Weir.

Order from SUNY Press, Barnes & Noble, Borders, Amazon.com etc.

2010 Events

Print and Online Articles (partial listing)

The Culvert Chronicles column, September 29-October 6
The Culvert Chronicles column, September 16-22
The Culvert Chronicles column, August 12-18
The Culvert Chronicles column, August 5-11
The Culvert Chronicles column, April 15-21

Brendan Lonergan Nominated for Prestigious Pushcart Prize by Juanita Torrence Thompson of Möbius.

Juanita Torrence-Thompson Poetry Award see LINK below: website: http://www.myspace.com/conceitmagazine Email: Conceitmagazine2007@yahoo.com

Juanita Torrence-Thompson is featured in the April edition of the Black Literary Players on-line newsletter update for Black Authors & Published Writers Directory.


Sunday, November 14, from 2-6pm - Juanita Torrence-Thompson will be reading at The 7th Annual Brevitas: Festival of The Short Poem, at Bowery Poetry Club (www.bowerypoetry.com), 308 Bowery (Between Houston and Bleeker Streets), New York City, 212-614-0505. $7 Admission. See the pdf flyer for more information.

Saturday, September 25, 2010 from 11-3pm - Juanita Torrence-Thompson is featured poet about 11:30 a.m. for the 5th year at The Little Neck Bay Festival in celebration of National Estuaries Day at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, NY. Educational Exhibits, interactive booths, rides, activities, etc. FREE and open to the public. For details and route call 718-229-4000, Website: http://www.alleypond.com/apec_special_event.html

Saturday, September 18, 2010 at 2pm - READING & SIGNING & Q&A -- Be prepared for an entertaining afternoon of poetry as award-winning poets Sonia Sanchez reads from her exciting new book Morning Haiku and other works and Juanita Torrence-Thompson reads from Breath-Life (poems nominated for Pushcart Prize) and New York and African Tapestries. Location: Auditorium of The Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center. 100-01 Northern Boulevard, Corona, Queens, New York. Buses: Q23, Q66, Q72. Train: 7 to 103rd Street, Corona Plaza. Walk 5 blocks to Northern Blvd. Free and open to the public. For further information, call Tracy Crawford, Curator, at 718-651-1100. Website: www.queenslibrary.org

Saturday, September 18, 2010, from 7-9:15 pm - Juanita Torrence-Thompson reads from her poetry books, Breath-Life & New York and African Tapestries at Pedestal Magazine Poetry Reading & Signing at historical KGB Restaurant, 85 E. 4th Street, Manhattan. John Amen, Editor of Pedestal, will also be joined by poets: Jackie Sheeler, Gerald McCarthy, Chavisa Woods, Raymond Hammond, Patricia Carragon, George Wallace, Alan Semerdjian, Christine Boyka Kluge, Ted Jonathan, Yolanda Coulaz, and Su Polo. Poets books on sale. Subway: Astor Place, 8th Street, Lexington. ADMISSION: FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Monday, September 13 at 7 P.M. - Juanita Torrence-Thompson will read with poets at The Brownstone Poets 2010 Anthology Reading Patricia Carragon: Curator/Editor/Publisher

To be held at BookCourt Limited Open Mic - Free Admission

BookCourt 163 Court Street Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone # (718) 875-3677 http://www.bookcourt.org/ Take the F or G to Bergen St., R to Court St., 4 or 5 to Borough Hall

Monday, August 9, 2010 at 8:30 pm - Fez Art Café, 240 Prospect Park West Brooklyn, NY 11215. Award-winning poets DANIELA GIOSEFFI and JUANITA TORRENCE-THOMPSON read at Babbos’s Author Series, Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn. (Isaac Asimov & Pete Hamill grew up here.) Contact: Leonora at Babbo’s Books: Tel. (718) 788 -3475 http://www.fezartcafe.com/, http://www.babbosbooks.com Directions: Buses B61 & B68. Subway: F train to 15th Street/Prospect Park. Walk up 100 feet to Prospect Park West. Make a left. Walk 1 block. Fez Cafe is across from Holy Name Church.

By Car: Just 5 blocks from 10th Avenue exit off Prospect Expressway. After you get off the exit, make an immediate right at the stop sign, and another right on 18th Street. Then another right on PPW. The Prospect Expressway (Highway 27) links up with the B.Q.E.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 7:30 pm - Juanita Torrence-Thompson is the featured poet at Barnes & Noble, 1542 Northern Blvd., Manhasset, Long Island, New York. She will read from her new book, Breath-Life (Scopcraeft Press). Poems from Breath-Life were nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She will be joined by Performance Poets Association members. Joan Magiet hosts. Free parking in B&N lot.

Saturday, April 24, 2010 - from 2pm to 3:30 PM Sharp - Join Juanita Torrence-Thompson and The Fresh Meadows Poets for an Afternoon of Poetry at Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing, Queens, NY. If it rains, it will be indoors. Q44 bus. Subway nearby. For directions, etc. Call: 718-886-3800, RSVP to Juanita at poetrytown@earthlink.net

Sunday, April 11, 2:30 pm - Juanita Torrence-Thompson, etc. poets National Poetry Month Special Program: Readings from Long Island Sounds 2009, Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan, editor. Hosted by Barbara Novack, Writer-in-Residence at Molloy College, Multipurpose Room Wilbur Arts Center, 2nd floor MOLLOY COLLEGE 1000 Hempstead Avenue Rockville Centre, NY 11570, Tel. 516-678-5000 ext. 6272/6468. Free and open to the public. No R.S.V.P. required.

Sat. March 13, 2010 at 2pm - Juanita Torrence-Thompson is featured lecturer/and reader on “Four African American Poets: Their Lives and Poetry.” She is joined by poets: Fran Bolinder, Richard Bolinder, Edward Fisher, Katherine Hogan. Piano solos: Georgette Wegh Lichtenstein, Mark Fiedler. Open Mic follows. Place: New York Poetry Forum at The Soldiers, Sailors, Marines & Airmens Club, 2nd floor, 283 Lexington Avenue at E. 36th Street. No parking. Members $3, non-members $4. Telephone: 212-683-4353. Daniel Fernandez, Executive Director NYPF. See The Culvert Chronicles

2009 Events

Print and Online Articles

The Culvert Chronicles column, November, online
The Culvert Chronicles column, October, online
The Enterprise October 27th
The Culvert Chronicles column, September, online
The Times Weekly, June 4th
The Culvert Chronicles column, June, online & print
The Culvert Chronicles column, March, online & print
Marsh Hawk Review, Spring 2009, 2 poems online, Post comments
Identity Theory, Fall 2008, 1 poem online
The Culvert Chronicles column, Jan-Dec, online & print
Point Of View (Jan.-Dec) column, online & print


Sunday, December 20th, 3pm - Poetry Salon Series. Juanita Torrence-Thompson will host and read with Christopher Stackhouse George Northrup, and Alison Roh Park at the Lewis H. Latimer House Museum 34-41 137th Street, (corner of Leavitt St.) Flushing, NY. Light refreshments Executive Director is Vivian Warfield. RSVP: latimerhouse@live.com or 718-961-8585 for directions, etc. Suggested donation: $10 adults; $7 for seniors/students/children 12 and over.

Saturday, November 7, 2009 (1-4 pm) reading at the BIRTH POETRY READING of 2009 LONG ISLAND SOUNDS ANTHOLOGY at the Southampton Historical Museum, 14 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, LI, NY 11968. Hosted by The North Sea Poetry Scene. POETS READING: Juanita Torrence-Thompson. Nancy Picone, Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan, Gladys Henderson, Fran Castan, Beverly Kotch, Gail Goldstein, Philip Postiglione. Joanne Pateman, Lynn Cohen, Stanley Barkan, Phil Reinstein, Daune Esposito. Pramila Ventakasawaren, Janice Bishop, Melanie Meyers, Barbara Reiher-Meyers, Walter Donway, Thomas Brinson, Ruth Sabath Rosenthal, Maria Manibanco, Paula Camacho, Richard Bronson, Peter Dugan, Billy Hands, Debby Andreas, Nancy Picone, Bobbi Kaufman, Leslie Brooke Bell, Mark Wells, & JoAnn Proscia. To attend Email: Thenorthseapoetryscene@hotmail.com or Call: 631-204-1240.

Sunday, September 13 - Juanita Torrence-Thompson, Möbius, The Poetry Magazine Editor & Publisher, will host and read at 3pm at the LEWIS H. LATIMER HOUSE MUSEUM POETRY SALON SERIES. Other esteemed poets are: activist/publisher/WBAI radio producer & host, Louis Reyes Rivera; former Queens Poet Laureate, Hal Sirowitz; and curator of Brooklyn readings Patricia Carragon. Salon reading followed by light refreshments & conversation which spills out into the house museum and outside, weather permitting. Where: (historic) Lewis H. Latimer House Museum. 34-41 137th Street, (corner of Leavitt St.) Flushing, NY. Executive Director is Vivian Warfield. RSVP: latimerhouse@live.com or 718-961-8585. Limited seating. Limited parking on street. Take Subway #7 to Main St, Flushing; Take Q25 to Linden Place & 35th Avenue, Flushing. (cream colored, burgundy trimmed, 19th Century Victorian House Museum) -- Suggested donation: $7 adults, seniors/students/Children 12 and over $5.

Thursday, September 3 from 2-3pm - Juanita Torrence-Thompson is guest of famed radio host/producer Louis Reyes Rivera on WBAI’s “Perspective.” (99.5 FM) Other guests include: Vivian Warfield, Exec. Director of Lewis H. Latimer House Museum, and Patricia Carragon, poet & curator of poetry readings in Brooklyn, NY. It is also ONLINE for 2 weeks starting late Sept. 3.

Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 5:30 pm-7:30 pm - Long Island City Community Library Juanita Torrence-Thompson is the featured poet at QUEENSBORO BRIDGE 100th Birthday Celebration. “Life Around The Queensboro Bridge” Address: 37-44 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101. Sponsored by Queens Borough President Helen M Marshall, the NYC Bridge Centennial Commission, LaGuardia Community College & the Queens Library, Long Island City Community Library.

Saturday, May 23, 2009 - 2 pm - Juanita Torrence-Thompson reads from her critically acclaimed book, New York & African Tapestries. Also poets Marvin Goldfarb, Barbara Liss & Vincent Tomeo. Plus lecture by Barbara. Hantman & piano solos by G W Lichtenstein & Mark Fiedler at NEW YORK POETRY FORUM, Soldiers, Sailors & Marines & Airmen’s Club, 2nd floor, 283 Lexington Ave, between 36-37th Streets, NYC (Nearest bus & subways at 34th Street.) No parking. Members $3, Non members $4.

Sunday, May 17, 2009 - 3-6 pm -- RSVP by 5/16/2009, Email: latimerhouse@live.com TELEPHONE: 718-961-8585. Outstanding Poets: Juanita Torrence-Thompson, Host & Reader, Editor/Publisher of Möbius, The Poetry Magazine; Messiah Ramkissoon (APOLLO Theatre poetry winner), Barbara Hantman, Dominick Arbolay in LEWIS H. LATIMER HOUSE MUSEUM SALON SERIES. Also Q&A, Light refreshments. Limited seating. Limited parking. Lewis H. Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th St, Flushing, Queens, NY (Corner of LEAVITT ST). (Cream colored burgundy trimmed Victorian house.) Subway #7 to Main Street. Walk north 10 minutes or Bus Q25, to Linden Place & 35th Ave., or buses Q1, Q13, Q34 Q28 Q44 Q65, Q66. Flushing. Or see: MAPQUEST. -- DONATION $5. Website: www.historichousetrust.org

Sunday April 26 at 3pm - RSVP by 2/22/2009, Email: latimerhouse@live.com. Outstanding Poets: Juanita Torrence-Thompson, Host & Reader, Thaddeus Rutkowski, Rigoberto Gonzales, Roxanne Hoffman in LEWIS H. LATIMER HOUSE MUSEUM SALON SERIES. Also Q&A, Light refreshments. Limited seating. Limited parking. Lewis H. Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th St, Flushing, Queens, NY (near 34th Ave). Subway #7 to Main Street & Roosevelt Ave. OR: Bus Q25 to Linden Place & 35th Ave., Flushing. DONATION $5.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - Juanita Torrence-Thompson reads at Queens Borough Hall for Queens Borough President, etc. Not open to public.

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Saturday, February 28 at 6:30-9:30 pm -- RSVP - Juanita Torrence-Thompson joins Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Yusef Komunyakaa, to celebrate Black History Month by reading & signing at the American Association of University Women, 111 E. 37th Street, (Lexington & Park Avenues), NYC. $15. Creole dinner buffet - musical interlude. RESERVE SEATS in advance. Mail check payable to AAUW-NYC Branch, -- $15 donation to AAUW-NYC Branch, 111 E 37th Street, NY 10016, Attn: Stephanie Ramsey. Details: 212-684-6068; EMAIL: aauwnyc7@yahoo.com Buses: Lexington Ave, 5th & 6th Avenues. Nearest subway: Lexington & 34th Street.

Tuesday, February 17, at 7pm - Juanita Torrence-Thompson reads poetry with Hal Sirowitz & Louis Reyes Rivera at The Fall Café 307 Smith St. (between Union & President Sts.) Brooklyn, NY 11231. Patricia Carragon will host and read a few poems. Tel. for The Fall Cafe: (718-403-0230), Take the E or F train to Carroll St. & exit at President St. $3 donation from audience, Food/Drink - Limited OPEN MIC. Curated by Patricia Carragon - email: pattiekake@earthlink.net, http://patricia.carragon.home.att.net, http://myspace.com/pattiekake8

Thursday, January 1, 2009 - Juanita Torrence-Thompson reads poetry in the annual New Year’s Day Marathon At Bowery Poetry Club, NYC with poets from the tri-state area, including: Tara Betts, Laura Boss, Steve Cannon, Patricia Carragon, Cornelius Eady, Roxanne Hoffman, Bob Holman, Linda Lerner, Marie Ponset, Miriam Stanley, George Wallace and many more.

2008 Events

Print and Online Articles

Möbius, The Poetry Magazine was selected for the 2nd consecutive year as one of the BEST magazines of 2008 by the prestigious Small Magazine Review in their Nov/Dec 2008 issue.

Meredith Sue Willis review of JTT’s New York and African Tapestries. and Möbius, The Poetry Magazine 2007 Issue.

LI Poetry Calendar by Barbara Reiher-Meyers, poetry reading at Lewis Latimer House Museum - Sept. 21, 2008

JTT reads at Central Library Auditorium, Queens, Oct 19, 2008 by Peter Murphy - October 13, 2008 Poetry NJ

Sunday, April 20, 2008, Newsday Interview of Juanita Torrence-Thompson In LI Life Section “Magazine Publisher: She’s Passionate About Poetry.” Article also appears in The Baltimore Sun.

April 3-9, 2008, The Culvert Chronicles photo story with Juanita Torrence-Thompson flanked by Daniela Gioseffi, Dr. Stephen Stepanchev, Samuel Menashe and Colette Inez. The poetry reading at Borders Books, Park Avenue & 57th Street), Celebrated Part 2 of Möbius, The Poetry Magazine’s 25th Anniversary.


Sunday, October 19 from 2-4 pm - Juanita Torrence-Thompson will be featured poet reading 3pm at Central Library, Merrick Blvd, Jamaica, Queens, NY. Before & after JTT reading will be OPEN MIC. She opens the Poetry Reading Series for 2008-2009. FREE and open to the public.

Saturday, October 11 at 5 pm - Juanita Torrence-Thompson is featured poet at a music and poetry Vespers at St. Albans Congregational Church. Musical guest is Mari-Yan Pringle.

Saturday, September 27 from 11-3 pm - Juanita Torrence-Thompson will read her poetry for the 4th consecutive year about 11:30 a.m. She is joined by state senators & other dignitaries on the dais at Little Neck Bay Festival at Alley Pond Environmental Center, Douglaston, NY. FREE and open to the public.

Sunday, September 21 from 3-5pm - Juanita Torrence-Thompson hosts poets in Möbius, The Poetry Magazine at the first Lewis H. Latimer House Museum Poetry Series, featuring: Queens Poet Laureate, Julio Marzan and TV Host Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan, storyteller Seamas O’Flannagain, E.J. Antonio, Erica Mapp and Möbius Assistant Editor Dominick Arbolay. All will read from Möbius and Juanita will also read poetry of Lewis Latimer. Place: (historic) Lewis H. Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th Street, Flushing, NY. From 1-3 pm a Tour/reception of Lewis H. Latimer House precedes the reading. Adults -- $6, Seniors, students & children -- $4. For information: 718-961-8585

Wednesday, August 13 from 4;30-5:30 pm LIVE interview/reading. Juanita Torrence-Thompson is guest poet of Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan on “Long Island Poets on Film” on Cablevision, Channel 20. The reach is from Center Moriches to Shelter Island.

Saturday, June 21 at 5pm - Juanita Torrence-Thompson is featured poet in cultural program at St. Albans Congregational Church, Linden Blvd., St. Albans, New York.

Saturday, May 24 at 1pm - Juanita Torrence-Thompson and friends Thaddeus Rutkowski and Dominick Arbolay will read from Möbius, The Poetry Magazine and from their poetry books as well as new poems at Poets Corner, 570 Main Street, New Rochelle, NY. Q&A to follow. Metro North train or buses. Parking on street. For further information, please call: 914-235-4551. Admission: $15.

Tuesday, May 13 at 7:30 pm - Juanita is featured poet at Barnes & Noble, Northern Blvd., Manhasset, reading from her new book, New York And African Tapestries, etc. she is joined by Performance Poets Assn. members. FREE and open to public.

Saturday, April 26 at 2pm - Juanita Torrence-Thompson read her poetry at the Performance Poets Association’s 12th anniversary program at Bryant Library, 2 Papermill Rd, Roslyn.

April 2008 - Juanita Torrence-Thompson and two others read at Queens Borough Hall Meeting.

April 2008 - Juanita Torrence-Thompson is featured reader at a Queens high school.

Wednesday, March 19 at 7 pm - Borders Bookstore, Park Avenue & 57th Street, Manhattan Möbius, The Poetry Magazine 25th Anniversary Celebratory Reading, Part 2, Featuring Award-Winning Poets: Möbius Editor/Publisher, Juanita Torrence-Thompson (Host & Reader), Daniela Gioseffi (her poetry is engraved on 7th Ave wall in Penn Station), Colette Inez (has won Guggenheim, Rockefeller, NEA Fellowships & 2 Pushcart Prizes), Samuel Menashe (only living poet published by The Library of America) and Stephen Stepanchev who was the first Queens Poet Laureate.

Saturday, March 15 at 2pm - Juanita reads poetry from her new book, New York and African Tapestries which was a Small Press Review “pick,” at New York Poetry Forum with Barbara Hantman and others. Also classical music. Lexington Avenue (36-37th St), NYC.

Thursday, February 14 at 7:30 pm - Juanita Torrence-Thompson & Lila Wheeler Duckett read at Barnes & Noble, Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows, Queens, for Black History Month. Also open mic.

January 1 - Juanita is a featured poet reading during 2-4 pm timeslot at New Year’s Day Reading Marathon, Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, NYC. The program is 2 until midnight and 150 poets will read in that time period. There is also an open mic. Some of the other poets reading will be: Dominick Arbolay, Brett Axel, Laura Boss, Regie Cabico, Steve Cannon, Patricia Carragon, Robert Dunn, Cornelius Eady, Evie Ivy, Jushi, Linda Lerner, Eve Packer, Su Polo, Louis Reyes Rivera, Thaddeus Rutkowski, Iris Schwartz, Jackie Sheeler etc. See website http://www.spokenwordextravaganza.org for full list. Open to the public. FREE ADMISSION. Bring canned goods for City Harvest and/or paperback books for Books Through Bars.

2007 Events

Print and Online Articles

Myspace - Roxanne Hoffman, Photo of Juanita Torrence-Thompson, Michael Graves, R. Hoffman & Dominick Arbolay @ A Gathering of the Tribes (Fly By Night Press), Launch of JTT’s book, New York and African Tapestries.

Roxanne Hoffman.com - Re Möbius, The Poetry Magazine 25th Anniversary Gala Oct 2007 with JTT & other well-known poets.

Artcards.CC - 2007 (re reading by JTT)

The New York Times: Spare Times, Around Town, Spoken Word: Friday, Oct. 25, 2007 piece re: Möbius 25th Anniversary celebration on Oct. 27th.

New York Daily News: Oct. 21, Jared Mccallister’s column Caribbeat, publishes piece on Juanita & Möbius’ 25th Anniversary gala.

Culvert Chronicles: Oct. 18, 2007 - Re: Möbius, The Poetry Magazine’s 25th Anniversary on Oct. 27, 2007.

Point of View: Oct. 1, 2007 Juanita interviewed by Marjorie J. Hurst, Editor for feature article.

Juanita is interviewed and profiled by Jessica Lyons of The Queens Courier. Publication date: August 3, 2007.

Rose & Thorn Forum Feb. 2007 (re Möbius)


The Western Writers Centre - Kiosque Book News & Reviews. See at: http://www.twwc.ie - Click on Kiosque (right side of web site) and scroll down to Möbius.

Below is an EXCERPT of review:

“Calling Möbius a poetry magazine is like calling ERIC CLAPTON a guitar player. It’s a lavishly-produced, silver-covered (no, I am not joking) exhibition-space for all sorts of poetry, published with a stanza-staggering professional allure that should scare off small magazines everywhere. Published from Flushing, New York, it is celebrating with this issue its quarter-century with no fewer than 148 poets on display, all under a variety of theme headings, such as “Family & Relationships,” “Art & Culture,” “The World About Us.,” and so on. This last category containing work on Darfur, the murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, the Middle East, Iraq, and a scathing satire, “The Cabinet Talks War,” from Arthur Gottlieb. Anyone who thinks American poets aren’t engaging with these subjects should think again. Some readers over here may recall the poet SAMUEL MENASHE, who visited Galway a few years ago... I have not run into Val Nolan, who is listed as teaching poetry at NUI Galway. His poem is dedicated to Megan Buckley, whom I think I may know. The work is wonderfully varied, a veritable anthology, and submissions are welcome. WELL WORTH A LOOK.”

More about Möbius at: www.mobiuspoetry.com (Juanita is Editor/Publisher/Owner of Möbius.)


Thursday, November 15, WBAI. Radio 2-3pm - Juanita and Daniel Thomas Moran (Suffolk County Poet Laureate from 2005-2007) are interviewed by Louis Reyes Rivera. Then it appears online for two weeks at: www.wbai.org.

Sat. October 27, 2007 at 7:30 pm sharp -

“An Evening of Poetry and Music”

Celebrating: MÖBIUS, THE POETRY MAGAZINE’S 25th Anniversary with:

Host Juanita Torrence-Thompson

Featuring: Toni Parks (daughter of Renaissance Man, Gordon Parks, will read Gordon Park’s poetry & present a slide show)

Featuring Noted Poets: Colette Inez, Samuel Menashe, Daniel Thomas Moran, Hal Sirowitz, Roxanne Hoffman, Juanita Torrence-Thompson (Editor/Publisher of Möbius)

Music by: Heun Choi (cellist)

The Baha'i Center
53 E. 11th Street       Capacity: 125 (auditorium)
New York, NY 10003
(between University Place & Broadway)
Tax deductible suggested $5 donation at the door

Möbius, The Poetry Magazine is a non-profit 501 (C) (3) magazine


Additional Funding by: KING YUM RESTAURANT (Queens) and Hugh W. Thompson

Saturday, September 29 at 11:30 a.m Juanita Torrence-Thompson reads for the 3rd year at National Estuaries Day during “Little Neck Bay Festival”. She joins on the dais, Senator Frank Padavan, NE Queens Parks Administrator Janice Melnick, Assemblyman Mark Weprin, Assistant Commissioner Nancy Barthold and more. Hosted at: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, NY. For details and route call 718-229-4000.

May 8 - Juanita Torrence-Thompson is featured poet to read at Barnes & Noble, Northern Blvd., Manhasset, Juanita Torrence-Thompson will read from her new poetry book New York and African Tapestries (Spring 2007), Fly By Night Press. Open Mic Follows. Call Barnes & Noble for directions. FREE & open to the public.

Sunday, April 29 from 5-7 pm Join Juanita Torrence-Thompson & friends for the Fly By Night Press launch/reading of her new book, New York and African Tapestries, at A Gathering of the Tribes, 285 East 3rd Street, #2, NY, NY. Reading with Juanita are poets Dominick Arbolay, Mike Graves and Roxanne Hoffman. $5 suggested donation.

April 24 - Juanita gave a triple reading back to back at Martin Van Buren High School from her new book, New York and African Tapestries and also Celebrating a Tapestry of Life. She also taught a mini poetry workshop. Her reading was open only to students and faculty.

April 19 - Juanita Torrence-Thompson returned as featured poet reading her poetry in “Read Aloud” program at John Bowne High School. Joined by JBHS Students. Not open to public.

April 17 - Juanita read poems from her audiobook Poetry Among the Flowers: Queens Meets Asia at Queens Borough Hall. Also reading was G. Northrup.

April 14 from 2-4 pm- Juanita Torrence-Thompson is MC and Reader at Möbius, The Poetry Magazine Queens reading & launch for Möbius. Book signing follows by several Queens poets. Headliner, Suffolk County Poet Laureate, Daniel Thomas Moran. Other Möbius poets include: Dominick Arbolay, Lila Wheeler Duckett, Robert Dunn, Israel Halpern, Martin Hamburger, Barbara Hantman and Barbara Reiher-Meyers. Place: Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center, Northern Blvd., Corona, NY Call library for info. FREE & open to the public.

April 12 - Juanita was commissioned to write a poem for honoree Sesame Street Workshop which she read at the big annual Queens Council on the Arts Fundraiser in New York.

March 31 - Juanita Torrence-Thompson’s 5th book, New York and African Tapestries (Fly By Night Press) Spring 2007, will be at Poet’s House Showcase, 72 Spring Street, NYC, March 31, 2007-April 30, then in Poet’s House permanent library.

March - Reading at Queens Borough Hall for Women's History Month.

Wed. February 28, 2007 from 7-9 pm. Long Island Center of Empire State College celebrates 3rd Annual Hauppague Speaker Series: Features alumni poet, Juanita Torrence-Thompson who joins Suffolk County Poet Laureate Headliner Daniel Thomas Moran, Author of 6 books including Looking for the Uncertain Past. Juanita reads from her Spring 2007 poetry book New York and African Tapestries published by Fly By Night Press. Performances by creative writing mentors Mindy Kronenberg and Yvonne Murphy. Also featuring Empire State College faculty, staff, students & alumni. Empire State College, Hauppauge Unit Atrium, 250 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY 11788. CALL ESC, Hauppauge for directions. FREE & open to the public.

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