Claudia Cortese

Poet & Teacher

fall 2017 READINgs

Wed, Sept. 27 at 7:00 in Atlantic City, NJ

Featured Reader, World Above Reading Series, Stockton University (2200 Fairmount Ave, Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401)

Fri, Sept. 15 at 9:00 in Brooklyn, NY

Artists' Showcase (1013 Pacific St., Brooklyn, NY 11248) 

Past Readings

Fri, June 2, 6:00   Oakland, CA

Black Lawrence Press Reading

Octopus Literary Salon (2102 Webster St., Oakland, CA)

Sat, June 3, 3:00-4:00 Berkeley, CA

Book signing of WASP QUEEN at Black Lawrence Press Table at Bay Area Book Festival

Mon, june 5, 7:30          SanFrancisco, CA

Reading with Elizabeth Hall and Emily Pinkerton

Green Apple Books (506 Clement St., San Francisco, CA)

Tue, June 6, 7:30       Berkeley, CA

Reading with Steffi Drewes and Diana Aehegma

Moe's Books (2476 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley, CA)

Thur, june 8, 8:00  Point Arena, CA

Reading with Carolyn Cooke

215 MAIN (215 Main St., Point Arena, CA)

Mon, April 3, 2017,  7:00, Montclair, NJ

Halfway There Reading Series w/ Melissa Febos, Lauren Grodstein, and Marcy Dermansky

Red Eye Cafe (94 Walnut St., Montclair, NJ)

Tue, April 4, 2017, 6:30, Washington, DC

Arts Club of DC (2017 Eye St. N.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20006) w/ Francisco Aragon

FRI, APRIL 21, 2017, 2:30

Montclair State University, the Kasser Theater Lobby w/ Grey Vild


Wed, March 8, 7:00, Pittsburgh, PA

w/ Meghan Privitello and other guests  

White Whale Bookstore (4754 Liberty Avenue)

Thur, March 9, 8:00, Columbus, OH

w/ Ruth Awad, Meghan Privitello, Maggie Smith

Kafe Kerouac (2250 N High St)

Fri, March 10, Kent, OH

w/ Meghan Privitello  

 Last Exit Bookstore (124 E. Main St)

Sat, March 11, Akron, OH

w/ Meghan Privitello

 The Big Big Mess Reading Series

Annabelle's Bar and Lounge ( 784 W. Market St.)

Thur, January 19, 7:00, NYC

Black Lawrence Press Winter Rdg Series w/ Cynthia Manick and Chris Torokio

le poisson rouge (158 Bleeker St., NY, NY)

Fri, Jan. 20, 8:00, Brooklyn

Roots Poetry Series w/ Derrick Austin, Grace "Betsy" Bonner, Asiya Wadud

Roots Cafe (639 5th Ave.)

Fri, Feb. 10, 3:00, Washington DC

More Fairness for Adjuncts in Higher Ed, AWP Offsite Reading w/ Kaveh Akbar, Cynthia Atkins, Lee Ann Roripaugh, Melissa Studdard, Chen Chen and many others!

Busboys and Poets (5th Ave and K St)

Sun, FEB. 19, brooklyn, ny

w/ Elizabeth Hall, Claire Donato, Marisa Crawford

Berl's Bookshop, 141 Front Street in D.U.M.B.O, Brooklyn

Sat, March 25, Pleasantville, NY

w/ Gillian Cummings, Kate Johnson, Eugenie Theall 

Village Bookstore (10 Washington Ave)

TUE, MARCH 28, 7:00, Brooklyn, NY

Cool as Fuck Series

Pete's Candy Store
709 Lorimer St.
Brooklyn, New York 11211

SAT, APRIL 1, 2017, 7:30


 w/ Gillian Cummings (who is also launching her book), Kaveh Akbar, Jayson Smith, and Joanna Valente

Bureau of General Services, Queer Division 208 W 13th St, Rm 210, New York, New York 10011

There will be cupcakes, cake, plastic tiaras, dancing, a mix of Cyndi Lauper and Whitney Houston and Prince playing! Join us!