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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.
News articles about Juanita buying Möbius, The Poetry Magazine and taking over as Editor/Publisher (see also 2005 listings):
Poetry Super Highway - JTT new Möbius Editor/Publisher
Flushing Times - December 14, 2006
New Pittsburgh Courier - Nov. 29, 2006 - JTT Buys Möbius, The Poetry Magazine
Pro Boards - African & Asian Unity (online) - Re NY Launch of Möbius at Bowery Poetry Club. Aaaunity.proboards18.com
Going, New York & Rose & Thorn Forum - October
(Re Möbius Nov 27, 2006 Manhattn Launch Reading)
Springfield Republican - October, 2006
New Pittsburgh Courier - October, 2006
Fordham Magazine, Alumni Notes (& online) - Summer 2006
Queens Courier - July 6, 2006
Strophes (re JTT speech @ NFSPS convention) - April 2006
New York 411 Blog, April 2006
Queens Courier - April 6, 2006 - JTT guest poet at Women’s program
Queens Times - April 6, 2006 - JTT guest poet at Women’s program
Art With Words - March/April, 2006 - W. VA
Point Of View - February, 2006 - MA
Poetry Ireland (News listing online) - January 2006
Strophes (re JTT speech @ NFSPS convention) - January 2006 (nationwide)
The Flushng Times, January 12, 2006 - (NY)
Kentucky Poetry Society Newsletter - January 2006
Pennsylvania Poetry Society Newsletter - January 2006
Fred Johnston’s review from Ireland of Möbius, The Poetry Magazine 2006 at Western Writers’ Centre website http://www.twwc.ie:
On the other side of the pond, Möbius, The Poetry Magazine, (you even
get an explanation as to what a Möbius strip is, and its got nothing
to do with lap-dancing) is upon us, featuring oodles of poems from all
over the world in a coffee-table-sized format, lavishly and lovingly
produced. The greater number of foreign submissions, the Editor
remarks, came from Ireland; some of the contributions were from poets
not usually graced with collections, but who write wonderfully. See,
for instance, Margaret Galvins contribution, and that of Eoin Scolard.
Möbius has been going for nigh onto 25 years. Lets hope it gets
another quarter-century. Again, one is struck by the variety and
straightforwardness of much contemporary American poetry, and its
honesty. Poets such as the great Rita Dove are here, and Marge Piercy.
Worth looking at and contributing to.
Monday, November 27 from 6-7:30 pm. Juanita Torrence-Thompson reads and MC’s Möbius, The Poetry Magazine Launch with poets reading their poems from September 2006 issue including: Daniel Thomas Moran (Suffolk County Poet Laureate), Daniela Gioseffi, Rochelle Ratner, Dominick Arbolay, Denise Lewis Patrick and more. One drink minimum. Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, New York.
Air Date: Friday, November 17 from 6-7 pm. Repeated: November 23 6:30-7 pm “Everything Goes” WNYE (91.5 FM) Möbius, The Poetry Magazine program with host Juanita Torrence-Thompson and guests: award-winning poets Daniela Gioseffi and Hal Sirowitz (former Poet Laureate of Queens).
Saturday, September 30, at 1 pm -- Juanita Torrence-Thompson was the featured poet again at Alley Pond Environmental Centers National Estuaries Day during Little Neck Bay Festival. She sat on the dais with Senator Frank Padavan, Assemblyman Mark Weprin and more. The festival was from 11-4pm and included exhibits, trolley rides, kayak and canoe rides for the family. FREE.
Wednesday, July 26, at 7:30 pm, Juanita Torrence-Thompson won 2nd prize in the New York Association
of Black Journalists “Spoken Word Poetry” The Sugar Bar, 254 West 72nd Street, New York City.
Saturday, June 10, at 11-11:45 am, Juanita Torrence-Thompson will be the featured guest speaker at the National Federation of State Poetry Societies convention on “Four African American Poets: Their Lives and Poetry” at the Airport Hilton Hotel, San Antonio, Texas.
Saturday, May 27, at 2 pm, Juanita Torrence-Thompson is a featured poet at the New York Poetry Forum, at Lexington Avenue (36-37 Street), Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmens Club. An afternoon of poetry and music. OPEN MIC follows. Members of NYPF $3, others $4.
Monday, May 1, at 6 pm, Juanita Torrence-Thompson is the featured poet with the Performance Poets Association members. Hosted by Ms. Weinstein at Douglaston/Little Neck Library, 249-01 Northern Boulevard, Little Neck. Near Marathon Parkway. Tel. 718-225-8414.
OPEN MIC follows. FREE and open to the public.
April 10, Juanita Torrence-Thompson is featured GUEST POET during 2 READ-INS at John S. Bowne High School library, Flushing Queens.
March 2006 Featured poet read at Borough Hall for Womens History Month
Tuesday, February 14, at 7:30 pm, Juanita Torrence-Thompson will be the featured poet at Barnes & Noble, Norther Blvd., Manhassett, New York. Please call the store for directions.
Monday, January 16, from 2-6pm, Juanita reads her poetry in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jrs birthday at American Association of University Women, 111 East 37th Street. This is part of a larger program. AAUW is between Lexington Avenue and Park Avenue in Manhattan. Entrance on lower level.
News articles about Juanita buying MÖBIUS, THE POETRY MAGAZINE and taking over as Editor/Publisher:
Queens Chronicle (New York) - December 29, 2005
Queens Tribune (New York) - December 22-28
Salisbury Post (North Carolina) - December 18, 2005
Westside Gazette (Florida) - December 15-21, 2005
The Enterprise (Massachusetts) - December 9, 2005
The Enterprise (Massachusetts) - September 30, 2005
New Voice Of New York (New York) - December 8-14, 2005
Delaware Newspaper - December 2005
Art With Words (W. VA.) - December 2005
News articles regarding Juanitas reading her commissioned poems at Little Neck Bay Festival on dais with dignitaries on September 24, 2005
New Voice Of New York - September 2005
The Courier (2 weeks) September 2005
Queens Times - September 2005
Queens paper - September 2005
West VA Poetry Society Newsletter - Fall 2005
Articles regarding Juanitas Queens Botanical Garden reading,
Poetry Among The Flowers: Queens Meets Asia
Newsday - Profile - August 2005 (NY)
New Voice Of New York - September 2005 (Front page)
West VA Poetry Society Newsletter - Fall 2005
Massachusetts Poetry Society Newsletter - Fall 2005
Art With Words - December, 2005 (& review of her poetry CD)
Sunday, October 30, at 1:30 pm, Juanita Torrence-Thompson reads at the Women's Tea, The Family Life Center, next door to St. Albans Congregational Church, 172-117 Linden Boulevard, St Albans, New York.
Monday October 24, at 1:30 pm, YMHA, YWHA, 67-09 108 Street, Forest Hills, Queens, NY. Celebrating Cultures of the World, a poetry reading by Fresh Meadows poets -- Lila Wheeler Duckett, Al Kornhauser and Juanita Torrence-Thompson, MC and reader. Questions and answers follow.
Saturday, September 24, at 12 Noon, Juanita Torrence-Thompson will read poetry she was commissioned to write for National Estuaries Day at the Little Neck Bay Festival at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Boulevard, Douglaston. Others appearing during the Sintsinck Ceremony are State Senator Frank Padavan, Steve Zahn, Marine Program Manager, NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe, recitations by children at P.S. 98, P.S. 169, St. Anastasias School and dance group from P.S. 94. FORUM at 1pm with Bill Nieter, Janice Melnick and Dr. James Cervino. Learn about estuaries, videos, speakers, PowerPoint shows, educational booths and exhibits. Walks, childrens activities, music, kayak displays and giveaways, displays from neighborhood organizations. 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. FREE.
Saturday, September 17, at 4 pm, Poetry Among The Flowers: Queens Meets Asia. Juanita Torrence-Thompson will give a dramatic poetry reading inspired by talks with Asian immigrants at Queens Botanical Garden, The Great Lawn at 43-50 Main Street, Flushing, NY. Poetry audiobook available. Admission FREE.
Monday, June 13, at 7:30 pm, Juanita Torrence-Thompson will give a dramatic poetry reading as the featured poet at Barnes & Noble, 176-60 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows, NY. Shell read from her book, Celebrating a Tapestry of Life. She will be joined by Carl Angeleri & The Fresh Meadows Poets. Open Mic. FREE and open to the public. For further info: 718-380-4340.
April, Juanita will teach creative writing to high school students in Long Island. This is the second part of a series in which she previously taught middle school children.
April 6, Juanita Torrence-Thompson was PRINCIPAL FOR A DAY at The Nostrand School, Brooklyn, NY. The children, (grades 3-5) honored her with an assembly where they recited her poetry and sang and danced to her poem The Picnic Game from her book Celebrating a Tapestry of Life. JTT read 3 poems, was honored with a plaque, read in the Reading Den, visited classrooms and answered students questions. She later wrote a poem dedicated to the students and staff of The Nostrand School.
March 22, (6-8 pm) Juanita Torrence-Thompson read her poetry at Borough Hall when Borough President of Queens, Helen Marshall, bestowed awards to 15 Heroic Women of Queens during Womens History Month.
Sunday, February 27, at 3pm, Juanita Torrence-Thompson read poetry at The Queens Theater in Flushing Meadow Park for the “Stepping Out Queens” event, presented by The Queens Council on the Arts. “Juanitas spirited reading rounded out a program of artists in music, dance and theatre.”
Thursday, January 19, at 6:30 pm, Pen & Brush Club, 16 East 10th Street, Juanita reads
her poetry with other poets and writers from the Womens Studio Center.
Print and Online Articles
Eratostratosphere - Nov. 7, 2004
Review by Chris George of Pedestal Poetry Reading @ Housing Works, Used Books Café - Juanita Torrence-Thompson reads with John Amen, Rochelle Ratner, Chocolate Waters, etc.
Juanita Torrence-Thompson writes weekly
poetry column Celebrating a Tapestry of Life for New
Voice of New York
(newspaper and online).
November 11-17, New Voice of New York, Front page story regarding Juanita's return engagement to read solo at Poet's Corner, in New Rochelle, NY on Sat., Nov. 20, 2004 at 1pm.
September 9, New Voice
of New York, Front page Photo Story of Juanita Torrence-Thompson teaching Creative Writing Workshops in poetry on Sept. 23 and 30th at the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center, Corona, NY.
Amsterdam News announcement of Juanita Torrence-Thompson teaching
Creative Writing Workshops in poetry on Sept. 23 and 30th at the
Langston Hughes Community Lilbrary and Cultural Center, Corona,
Queens Borough Public Library online events calendar announces
Torrence-Thompsons September poetry workshops at Langston Hughes
Community Library and Cultural Center.
Online poetry announcements
mention Juanita teaching Creative Writing in poetry workshops.
Recent publications of Juanita Torrence-Thompsons poetry: Main Street
Rag (Fall 2004), Caprice and Freshet.
November 20, at 1 pm, Juanita reads at Poets Corner,
570 Main Street, New Rochelle, New York. For information call: 914-235-7773
Monday, November 15, from 6:30-7pm (a rebroadcast of Oct. 11) on WNYE radio, (91.5 FM). Juanita hosts and reads her poetry on Everything Goes.
November 7, at 3pm at Housing Works Used Book
Cafe, 126 Crosby Street, Manhattan. Juanita reads poetry with John
Amen, Editor of The
Pedestal Magazine, Rochelle Ratner and other NY poets published
in Pedestal -- FREE.
Monday, October 11,
from 6:30-7pm on WNYE radio, (91.5 FM) Juanita hosts and reads her poetry from her book Celebrating a Tapestry of Life (Torderwarz Publishing Company) in addition to new poems on Everything Goes.
Thursday, September 30,
from 6-7:30 pm, Juanita teaches creative writing workshop:
How to Make Money Writing Poetry & Prose. Langston Hughes Community
Library & Cultural Center, 100-01 Northern Blvd., Corona, Queens,
NY. (BRING 3 pens, notebook, poetry book). Admission FREE. Pre-registration
required. For information call: 718-651-1100 or www.queenslibrary.org
September 23, from 6-7:30 pm, Juanita teaches creative
writing workshop for beginners: “How to Write Poetry Collages.”
Langston Hughes Community Library & Cultural Center, 100-01 Northern
Blvd., Corona, Queens, NY. (BRING 3 pens, 9x12 notebook or 8 1/2
x 11 paper, old newspapers and magazines ready to toss out.) Admission
FREE. Pre-registration required. For information call: 718-651-1100
September 14, at 1:30 pm, Juanita Torrence-Thompson hosts
the Fresh Meadows Poets “Remembering September 11th,”
poetry reading and reads one of her poems on 9/11 at Central Queens
YM-YWHA, 67-09 108 Street, Forest Hills, NY. For information call:
Roz Weiser at 718-268-5011, ext. 621.
Saturday, July 31,
at 2 pm, Juanita Torrence-Thompson gives a poetry reading for an
“Invitation Only” audience of educators, medical, legal,
business professionals and civic leaders in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Q&A and reception follows.
Saturday, July 3, at 2:30 pm, Juanita reads with other Fresh Meadows Poets to senior citizens at Fitzpatrick Pavilion of Mary Immaculate Hospital, Jamaica, Queens, NY
Saturday, May 15, at 7pm, Juanita makes a presentation of door prize (her book, Celebrating a Tapestry of Life) to winner at the Brockton NAACP Fundraiser Dinner and Dance. She then does a booksigning for attendees. Brockton, Massachusetts.
Saturday, May 15, at 2 pm, Juanita Torrence-Thompson poetry reading and Q&A at Brockton Public Library, Main Street, Brockton, Masschusetts.
Friday, May 14,
at 11-12 noon, WBET (1-hour radio interview & poetry reading
via telephone) Juanita Torrence-Thompson is interviewed by radios
“Conversations” host Marion Wroble and reads from her
book Celebrating a Tapestry of Life. Airs in Brockton/Boston
areas of Massachusetts.
Sunday, April 18, at 2 pm, JTT reads again at Barnes & Noble, Bay Terrace, 23-80 Bell Blvd., Bayside, Queens, New York.
Wednesday, February 4, at 10:00 am, American International College reading by Juanita Torrence-Thompson, Schwartz Center Auditorium
Friday, January 30th, at 6:30 & 8:30 am, Juanita Torrence-Thompson's NPR radio interview/reading on WFCR aired in parts of eastern U.S.
2003 Past Events
Print and Online Articles
December 2003, Review by Barbara Hantman of Juanita Torrence-Thompson's book Celebrating a Tapestry of Life. See review online at: www.thepedestalmagazine.com.
Thursday, December 25, The Queens Times published Juanita Torrence-Thompson's poem, "Holiday Cheer in Queens" in Poets Corner.
17, The Queens Courier, article on Juanita
Torrence-Thompson by Catherine Carlson
Friday, September 12, New York Daily New Photo Story, of Juanita Torrence-Thompson's talk and poetry reading at Barnes & Noble, Bayside, Queens, New York.
September 4-10, New Voice of New York, article and photo of Juanita Torrence-Thompson of Queens events.
Sunday, August 3, New York Daily News Caribbeat columnist Jared McCallister
announces Juanita Torrence-Thompsons upcoming reading on August 6 in Summer
Festival in the Square.
Thursday, July 31 - August 6, New Voice of New York piece announcing Juanita
Torrence-Thompson appearing in Summer Festival in the Square on August 6.
Thursday, July 31, Flushing Times interview of Juanita Torrence-Thompson by
Arlene McKanic, mentioning the poets appearance in Summer Festival in the
Friday, July 11, Westchester County Press news article on Juanita
Torrence-Thompsons poetry readings from Celebrating a Tapestry of Life.
New Voice of New York news article on Juanita Torrence-Thompsons
Barnes & Noble, Bayside, NY & Poets Corner, New Rochelle, NY, July readings.
July 4, The New Rochelle Sound Report photo story re. Juanita
Torrence-Thompsons Poets Corner reading.
Amsterdam News, Photo story of Juanita Torrence-Thompson with Clyde
Deloris Herring (Celebrating a Tapestry of Life cover artist) and Sisters
Uptown Bookstore owner Janifer Wilson after poets reading.
Poetry magazine lists Celebrating a Tapestry of Life under books received and also accepts
Juanita Torrence-Thompsons book into the archives of the auspicious
Wednesday, April 23,
The Courier, newspaper editor, John E. Thomas,
interview of Juanita Torrence-Thompson & photo, Forest Hills, New York
6, Salisbury Post, Book Page, Photo & article
on Juanita Torrence-Thompson, Salisbury, North Carolina.
3, The Provincetown Banner article about publication
of Celebrating a Tapestry of Life by Juanita Torrence-Thompson,
a Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown poetry & short fiction
Tuesday, April 1,
The Enterprise, announcement
of the winner of Juanita Torrence-Thompson's Celebrating a Tapestry of Life in The Enterprise contest.
31, The New Voice of New York, front page news story/photo
about Juanita Torrence-Thompson.
31, The Gleaner, news story/photo about
30, Newsday (full page) feature article/photo
by Merle English, Staff Writer, about Juanita Torrence-Thompson,
new book, etc.
March 25, The Enterprise, piece announcing Celebrating
A Tapestry of Life is the prize in The Enterprise newspaper
23, The Sunday Enterprise, article, Book Section,
about poet and new book, Brockton, Massachusetts
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Saturday, October 4, at 3pm, Juanita Torrence-Thompson reads from and signs
Celebrating a Tapestry of Life and has Q&A at "MEET THE POET" at Barnes & Noble, 7 Holyoke Street, Holyoke, Massachusetts.
Saturday, September 13, at 1:00 pm, Barnes & Noble, 23-80 Bell Blvd.,
Bayside, Queens, NY. MEET THE POET: Juanita Torrence-Thompson discusses her
writing process, reads from her new poetry book Celebrating a Tapestry of Life, has
Q&A and autographs Tapestry and Spanning the Years.
Thursday, September 11, from 5:30-7:30 pm Juanita
Torrence-Thompson teaches a poetry workshop for adult beginners How to Overcome
Writer's Block, Langston Hughes Community Library & Cultural Center, 100-01 Northern
Blvd., Jackson Heights; Travel: Call 718-651-1100.
Tuesday, September 2, from 3-4 pm, American International College. Juanita
Torrence-Thompson reads and does Q&A during AIC Orientation Week,
Springfield, Mass. (Only open to AIC students and their parents)
Monday, September 1, at 9:30-10 pm on QPTV (channel 34) Juanita
Torrence-Thompson reads poetry from Celebrating a Tapestry of Life and is interviewed by
Caribbean Classroom host, John Crow.
Sunday, August 31,
Juanita Torrence-Thompson is interviewed on WAIC radio (American
International College station, Springfield, MA) on Gospel Hour
where she'll also read from Celebrating a Tapestry of Life.
Thursday, August 28,
from 4:45-5:20 p.m. Juanita Torrence-Thompson reads from Celebrating
a Tapestry of Life and is interviewed via phone by Tony Gill
of The Tony Gill Show on WAIC radio, (91.3) Springfield,
Wednesday, August 6,
Summer Festival in the Square, Union Square Park at 16th Street, NYC. Juanita
Torrence-Thompson reads from Celebrating a Tapestry of Life 5-5:30pm. Poet Esther Schor followed. (Rain: held in Barnes & Noble
Superstore 17th St., Union Square.)
Saturday, July 12,
Poets Corner, 570 Main Street, New Rochelle, NY at 2pm. Juanita Torrence-Thompson reads from Celebrating a Tapestry of
July 9, at 7:30 pm, Barnes & Noble, 23-80 Bell Blvd.,
Bayside, Queens. Juanita Torrence-Thompson reads from Celebrating
a Tapestry of Life, joined by Barbara Hantman who will read
from Wistfulness and Other Foibles, Aspects of Grace, Shadows
of Eden and Soul Buds, a bi-lingual ms.
Friday, June 13,
at 11 a.m. WBET, Brockton, Mass, reading poetry from Celebrating
a Tapestry of Life, poem Walls That Talk & discussion of plight
of U.S. libraries. Radio interview by host Marion Wroble.
Sunday, May 18, Fusion Arts, 57 Staunton Street, NYC. Reading at 7pm from
Celebrating a Tapestry of Life. And others, including Thaddeus Rutkowski.
Travel: Email: email@example.com
May 3, at 2pm 4WCIRCLE, 704 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY (Fort
Greene between S. Portland and S. Oxford St) reading from
Celebrating a Tapestry of Life
April 30, poet reads for 30-minutes from Celebrating a Tapestry of Life, which was taped earlier at Sisters Uptown Bookstore
in New York City. Flying Fish Poetry Show 10:30 pm, Channel 34.
Manhattan Cable TV.
April 5 - 30, Celebrating a Tapestry of Life by Juanita Torrence-Thompson, published by Torderwarz Publishing Company has been selected for display at the 2003 Poets House Poetry Showcase, at Poets House, 72 Spring Street, New York City.
April 12, Sisters Uptown Bookstore, at 5pm 1942
Amsterdam Ave. Corner 156th St, NYC. Travel: Bus 101 & 100 to
155th St; C train to 155 St; #1 train to 157th & Broadway 212-862-3680
April 9, Langston Hughes Community Library & Cultural
Center, 100-01 Northern Blvd., Jackson Heights; 6:30 pm. Healing
Through Poetry. Travel: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
April 4, WNYE-FM (91.5) at 6-6:30 p.m. Juanita Torrence-Thompson reads
from new book, Celebrating a Tapestry of Life
March 31 on QPTV, Channel 35 at 7pm (Queens/Brooklyn
residents): Fresh Meadows Poets Presents A Poetry Workshop.
Juanita Torrence-Thompson reads from Celebrating a Tapestry
of Life and other poetry. Also reading are: Lucy Angeleri,
Angelina Spero and FMP President, Israel Halpern.
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