Pandemic Update

After a successful run of This Far Book Launch Readings in late 2019, the Covid19 Emergency forced the Cancellation of In Person Readings.

Undeterred, Kathleen has been sharing her poetry on Zoom with small groups of poetry lovers, retreat attendees & book clubs. If you are interested in having her bring poetry into an on line conversation, or want to include poetry in a regular or seasonal gathering, visit the contact page, and send Kathleen a request via e-mail.

Meanwhile, watch this space for a schedule of on-line readings, and links to videos of Kathleen’s virtual poetry appearances while we all hope for the chance to gather for poetry “Soon and Very Soon”…..



Recent Events


Moonstone Arts Poetry Reading, Philadelphia
Place: Zoom
Date/Time: Rescheduled September, 2020

* A video clip from Kathleen’s reading with Sarah Browning will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

New York Encounter 2021 Poetry Contest Reading

Date/Time: Wednesday, January 13, 7:30PM

 Hosted by: Angela Alaimo O’Donnell, with previous NY Encounter Poetry Prize Winners

Watch here: January 13th Reading

 Moonstone Arts 2020 Featured Artists Reading
Date/Time: Sunday, January 24,  2021 2PM

 Poetrio Reading

Place:  On line from Malaprops Bookstore, Asheville NC
Date/Time: Sunday, February 7th, 3-4PM

View recording of Poetrio Reading


Takoma Arts ” This is What America Looks Like” Anthology Reading
Date/Time: Thursday, March 18th, 2021  8PM
























In the Margins Reading
Place: Brooklyn, NY
Date/Time: Sunday, April 8th, 2018, 3:30-5PM
Directions: 232 52nd St, Brooklyn, NY 11220

Park Slope United Methodist Church,
Directions: 410 6th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Info: NY subway accessible, check website for directions here.

In the Margins at Third Thursday Poetry Series,
Place: Takoma Park, MD
Date/Time: Thursday, May, 17, 2018, 7:30 PM,
Directions: Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave. Takoma Park, MD

Previous Events

2019 Nick Virgilio Writer’s House Reading

One More Page, November 2019

Baltimore Book Launch at Gertrude’s 

O’Toole’s visionary poems explore the boundaries between light and dark, past and present, life and death.”

—Michael Simms

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