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Robert Sward : Readings, Tours and Events



Public Readings (Poetry & Prose), 1989-


  • Walden Pond Bookstore, Oakland
    Prose & Poetry Reading,
    September 9, 1989


  • Coffee Mill Readings, Oakland
    Poetry Reading,
    February 9, 1989


  • Zachary's Readings, 819 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz
    Wednesday, March 1, 1989


  • Waverly (Poetry) Readings, Palo Alto
    957 Colorado Street
    Friday, April 7, 1989


  • Galley Sail Poetry Series, Berkeley
    Friday, April 14, 1989


  • Harbourfront World Poetry Festival, Toronto, Canada
    May 3-9, 1993 [audience of 300-400 people]


  • Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, "Mother's Day Poem"
    commissioned by CBC Radio and read by author May, 1993


  • Santa Cruz Art League Theater, 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz, CA, sponsored by the National Writers' Union, April 20, 1994. Book-launch and celebration of the Select Poet Series book, FAMILY (with Charles Atkinson, David Swanger and Tilly Washburn Shaw).


  • Poets For Poetry, A Reading To Benefit the Gault School Poetry Program, Gault School, Santa Cruz, CA - June 3, 1994


  • Friends of the UCSC Library, McHenry Library, June 16, 1994


  • Bonanza Bookstore, Walnut Creek, CA, September 27, 1994. Reading #2 from FAMILY with fellow authors, David Swanger, Tillie Shaw, Charles Atkinson, & Robert Sward.


  • Capitola Book Cafe, Capitola, CA, October 27, 1994. Reading #3 from FAMILY with fellow authors.


  • Pope Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA, August 18, 1995.


  • Harbourfront Reading Series, Toronto, Canada, March, 1996.


  • Pope Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA. "Earthquake Collage," a commemoration of the 6th anniversary of the 1989 shaker with fellow authors Maud Meehan, Roz Spafford, David Swanger, Tilly Shaw, Mort Marcus and others. RS organized reading at the suggestion of gallery owner Linda Pope as "benefit" to the Gallery. October 17, 1995.


  • Capitola Book Cafe, Capitola, CA. Book-launch of MMMan, August 22, 1996.


  • Thunderbird Bookstore, Carmel, CA, September 13, 1996 (with Allston James).


  • Bookshop Santa Cruz. October 15, 1996.


  • Canadian Book Tour, October, 1996, re: A Much-Married Man, A Novel.


  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Writers House. October, 1996.


  • Louden-Nelson Community Center, Dec. 5, '97, Santa Cruz, with David Swanger, Roz Spafford.

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