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Past Events


Find most of Carla's recent appearances on her CB99videos Twitter Feed.


November 15, 2023 Wednesday Afternoon, Concord NH 4:30-6 PM

Carla Schwartz, Featured Poet at the Poetry Society of New Hampshire 
sponsored readings at the Gibson's Bookstore, Concord, NH
45 S. Main St
Concord, NH 
Open Mic Follows featured reading


Sunday September 17, 3 -5 PM In-Person Art on the Trail Sculpture and Poetry Walk through the Woods - Free and Outdoors in Southborough MA

Beals Preserve
30 Main Street
Southborough MA

Sunday October 8, 2023 3-5 PM New England Poetry Club Prize-winners Virtual reading

Carla Schwartz has won the 2023 NEPC e.e. cummings Prize! She along with the other prize winnders and finalists will read poetry at this virtual event.

This Reading is Virtual on Zoom:
Register by clicking this link:

May 13, 2023 2 PM (Saturday)
Carlisle Poetry Festival one of three featured poets
Gleason Public Library
Carlisle, MA


Saturday March 25, 2023  3:00 PM New England Poetry Club Members Focus

Carla Schwartz, along with 24 other poets reads 3 minutes (1 or 2 poems)
Here's the link to the reading. Watch the whole thing to see some great poets. Carla's reading starts here: 


April 20, 2023 7 PM 

Carla Schwartz and 20 other women poets read a poem or two for National Poetry Month

for the Worcester County Poetry  Association

Virtual, message carla at carla poet dot com to ask for a link to the recording


April 7, 2023 Friday, Good Friday, Good Thang 8-11 PM  FREE

in-person, music and spoken word

Lowell Wire Factory
171 Lincoln St
Lowell, MA

Carla reads poems and sings and plays avante-garrde piano at a particular time slot


Friday March 31, 2023 Boston Poetry Salon 7 PM

Carla Schwartz Featured poet and interviewed

Virtual Reading with open mic. 

email info at to request the link.


February, 28 2023 7:00 PM Tuesday evening via zoom
Carla Schwartz reads a poem and discusses her photo art from The Poet's Touchstone
at Poetry Society of NH release party


Friday, January 27, 2023: City Nights Poetry Series, Featuring Carla Schwartz

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Little Crepe Cafe
102 Oxford St
Cambridge, MA


Thurs  January 19, 2023: Rozzie Reads Series, Featuring Carla Schwartz and Harris Gardiner

7 PM Either on Zoom: Roslindale House, 

Open mic follows


November 10, 2022
Second Thursday Poetry Reading
Featured poet with Wendy Drexler
Menino Arts Center, S. Boston, MA

September 29, 2022
Meredith Public Library
Featured poet with Diannely Antigua
Meredith, NH

September 20, 2022
First and Last Word Poetry Series
Featured Carla Schwartz, CD Collins, and Wendy Drexler
Arts at the Armory Cafe
Somerville, MA

September 17, 2022
Last Days of Summer
Featured: Carla Schwartz and Tom Laughlin
Open Doors Poetry Series
Open Doors Studio
Weymouth, MA

September 9, 2022
PoemWorks Virtual Poetry Series
Featured poet Carla Schwartz
Recorded on Facebook

August 5, 2022
Boston Poetry Marathon (Virtual)
Carla Schwartz one of many

August 2021
Boston Poetry Marathon (Virtual)
Carla Schwartz, one of many

August 14, 2021
Metrowest Literary Book Fair, 
Ashland, MA

June, 2021
Father's Day Reading for the Poetorium

June 2021
Hope Through Community: Cheryl Perrault and Cynthia Franca 
put together an anthology of poetry, lyrics, and photos in response to the pandemic of 2020. 
Proceeds of this book benefit several charities. Here is a link to the online reading for the book launch. I read my poem, Transplant at this link.

Here are some more past events:

Metrowest Lit Fest

 Saturday, August 14, 2021 2 - 5 PM

Metrowest Literary Book Fair. 

6 Cherry St

Ashland, MA

Outdoor event (rain cancels)

Carla Reads around 4ish PM

Or check out 

Recent Video Appearances

Boston Poetry Marathon 2021

Friday February 7, 2020 - 7 PM

Carla Schwartz, Cynthia Bargar, Adnan Onart

Old Manse Poetry in the Parlor Series, New England Poetry Club

269 Monument St.

Concord, MA

Friday March 6, 2020 - 7 PM

Carla Schwartz, featured poet

Unearthed Poetry and Song

Home.Stead Bakery & Cafe

1448 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02122

Monday, August 19

7 PM IBBETSON Street #45 Reading and Celebration

Carla will read her poem from the issue, plus maybe one more

Lots of authors in the issue will read

Remnant Brewery

2 Bow Market Place

Union Square, Somerville, MA

Tuesday August 20, 7 PM

Carla Schwartz, Wendell Smith, Michael Todd Steffen feature

First and Last Word Poetry Series

Arts at the Armory Cafe

191 Highland Ave

Somerville, MA 

$4.00 cover

Open mike follows

Sunday September 15, 2019, 2 PM

Plein Air Poetry Celebration and Sculpture Walk

Carla reads a poem inspired by a sculpture there

Old Frog Pond Farm

38 Eldridge Rd

Harvard, MA


Sunday September 22, 2019, 4-6 PM

Art on the Trails Poetry Reading

Carla Reads her poems inspired by the sculpture installations

Beals Preserve

30 Main Street

Southborough, MA


Sunday April 28, 2019

Lizard Lounge Poetry Jam

With the Jeff Robinson Trio

Feature starts around 9:30 PM

1667 Mass Ave

Cambridge, MA

11Saturday, January 26 2019, 8 PM

Free Jazz and Poetry

Arlington Center for the Arts

Scott Samenfeld, Bass, Erik van Dam, Sax, Phil Neighbors, Drums, Carla Schwartz Poetry

20 Academy St


Sunday, January 27, 2019  3 PM

Carla Schwartz, Adam Scheffler, Alison, Stone

Concord Library Poetry Series

Concord Free Public Library, Main Branch

129 Main Street,

Concord, MA

Periodicals Room

Sunday December 16,  2018 2 PM

Brookline Poetry Series

Carla Schwartz and Lisa Dordal

Brookline Public Library

361 Washington St.

Brookline, MA 

December 9, 2PM Sunday

New England Poetry Club

Helen Casey, Phyllis Katz, Jean Kreiling, Carla Schwartz

Harvard University

Yenching Library Common Room

2 Divinity Ave

Cambridge, MA

Tuesday, October 16, 7 PM with Lee Varon and Julia Carlson

First and Last Word Poetry Series

Arts at the Armory Cafe

191 Highland Ave

Somerville, MA

Sunday September 16 2 PM

Old Frog Pond Farm

Plein Air Poetry Walk

Harvard, MA

Sunday September 23, 2018 4PM

Plein Air Poetry Walk Art on the Trails

Beals Preserve, Southborough, MA

Sunday June 3, 2018, 1 PM

The Art of Words, Mike Amado Memorial Series

Featured Poet

Plymouth Public Library

132 South St, Plymouth, Massachusetts


Thursday May 3, 3019 Noon to 1 PM

Boston City Hall

1 Government Center, 3rd Floor

Mayor's Poetry Program Reading

Friday May 11, 2018

Garden in the Woods

Trillium Week

Evening Event

6 pm - 8 PM - Carla reads in the Ideas Garden 6:45 pm - 7:05 PM

Wine and Cheese Live Music and Poetry Benefit for New England Wildflower Society, 

180 Hemenway Road

Framingham, MA

$25.00 nonmembers, $20.00 Members

Details TBA

Saturday April 14, 2 - 4 PM 2018

Carla Schwartz featured with 3 other poets

Tewksbury Public Library

300 Chandler St

Tewksbury, MA

Thursday, April 19, 2018 7 PM

Carla Schwartz co-featured with Heather Corbally Bryant

Gallery 55 Third Thursday Poetry

55 S. Main St

Natick, MA

Thursday April 26, 2018, 7 - 8 PM 

Carla Schwartz reads with David Coulter and Sarah Tuttle

Barnes and Noble

1 Worcester Road

Framingham, MA

Friday April 6, 7:30 PM - 9:15 PM

Part of Boston National Poetry Festival

Carla Reads with Video

Community Church of Boston

565 Boylston Street 2nd Floor

Friday March 30

Good Thang, Somerville Arts at the Armory

Carla Schwartz Reads Poetry

Time, 9 PM

191 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA

Performing Arts Space

Thursday November 30, 2017, 7 PM - 8:30 PM

Carla Schwartz Book Launch, Reading and Signing with Photography and Video presentation

Lexington Community Center, Dining Room

39 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA

Thursday December 07, 2017, 7:30 PM-9:00 PM

Carla Schwartz Book Launch, Reading and Signing with Photography and Video presentation

Arts at the Armory Cafe

191 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA

Saturday December 09, 2017, 10:00 AM - 1:10 PM

Carla Schwartz Reads at 11:40-11:55 AM

Framingham Library - Meet Framingham Authors 

49 Lexington St, Framingham MA


Wednesday, November 8, 2017 6:00 - 8 PM

Poets and Pints Happy Hour sponsored by Porter Square Books

Carla Schwartz featured with John J. Ronan

Aeronaut Brewery

14 Tyler Street

Somerville, MA

Saturday November 4, 2017, 2:15 - 4:15 PM - NYC!

Carla Schwartz featured with other Finishing Line Press Readers

Jefferson Market Library Branch

425 6th Ave, New York, NY 10011 (SW Corner of W. 10th St and Avenue of the Americas)

Close to W. 4th Street Station or Christopher St. Station


Friday, October 20, 2017, 7 PM

Roots & Wings, 319 N. Main St (Route 27, just south of where the pike crosses over Route 27, about a mile north of Route 9)

Natick, MA

Carla reads with other poets in celebration of the Wayland Poetry Garden and there will be music and Carla brings her books!


Sunday, September 24, 2017 4-6 PM

Art on the Trails Ekphrastic Poetry Reading

Beals Preserve, Route 30 Entrance (Opposite Chestnut St)

Southborough, MA

Here is a link to the events page

Here is a link to the Beals Preserve page


Friday, August 18, 2017 9:12 PM

Boston Poetry Marathon

Outpost 186

186 1/2 Hampshire Street

Cambridge, MA



Thursday, May 18, 2017

Easton Community Access TV

For the love of Words

Carla Schwartz, Featured Poet

Easton Community Access Television | 508-230-7200

50 Oliver Street Suite 201a N. Easton, MA 02356



 Thursday, April 27, 2017 12 Noon

Room 801 Boston City Hall

Carla reads her poem, Gum Surgery, which is mounted at the N. Elevators, 6th Floor, Boston City Hall

as part of the Mayor's Poetry Program for 2017


Friday November 25, 2016

 Thang, Arts are the Armory,

All Day Avant-Garde Performance of music, dance, and spoken word. 

 191 Highland Ave Somerville, MA

 9-5 all day, Free.


    Thursday, November 10, 2016, 7 PM

   Small Surprises, Deep Intimacies: Poets Frannie Lindsay, Kim Garcia, and Carla Schwartz

   Trident Booksellers and Cafe (upstairs)

   330 Newbury Street

   Boston, MA




Sunday, September 18, 2016, 9:30ish PM

Featured Poet 

Lizard Lounge Poetry Jam

Lizard Lounge

1667 Mass Ave

Cambridge, MA 

Open mike follows

$5.00 (or so) cover


  Friday May 20, 2016, 8 PM

  Wake with the Sun, Live: Poetry, Video, Photography, and Q & A

  Tiny Houses, Off-the-grid Living, Invasive Species, Nature and Environment

  Carla Schwartz performs poetry with video and photography from her blog,

  Live at Richard Cambridge's Poetry Theatre

  Arts and the Armory main stage

  191 Highland Ave

   Somerville, MA 

   $10 cover, Doors: 7:30 PM


Sunday, April 17 2016 2 PM

Brookline Poetry Series, one of two featured poets before the open mic

Brookline Public Library

361 Washington Street

Brookline, MA

$5.00 suggested donation


Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 7 PM

  Carla performs poems from Mother, One More Thing, with shadow puppets on video

  and other pieces on the piano with improvised vocals

  Duck Village Series

  Aeronaut Brewing Company

  14 Tyler Street

  Somerville, MA



Friday, March 11, 2016 7:30 PM

Chapter and Verse, with Preston Hood and Nina MacLaughlin

Loring Greenough House

12 South Street

Jamaica Plain


Thursday December 21, 2017, 3PM-4PM

Carla Schwartz Book Signing and Reading Event with Photography

Avidia Bank

270 Cochituate Rd, Framingham, MA 01701


There have been many more readings, too many to list here. These include The Lizard Lounge Cambridge, The Massachusetts Poetry Festival, HCAM TV, and the Harvest Cafe.


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