January 20 ~ 3 p.m.
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC
Reading with other faculty in the University of North Carolina at Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program. 

March 7 ~ 3-4 p.m. 
Litchfield Tea & Poetry Series
Waccamaw Neck Library
41 St. Paul Place
Pawley's Island, SC 29585

I'll be reading poems from my books and new work and offer a few tidbits of advice about writing poetry. There will also be time for Q&A and an open mic. The event is free and open to the public.

October 19 ~ 2-4 p.m.
Zoe Brockman Event
Gaston County Public Library
1555 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC 

I'll be reading poems of Zoe Brockman paired with some of my own poems as part of this event honoring Gastonia journalist/poet and co-founder of the North Carolina Poetry Society.
A question and answer period and reception follow the program.
Free and open to thepublic

January 13 - 29
Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities
Southern Pines, NC

Events and Readings

January 12 ~ 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Belle Meade at St. Joseph of the Pines
Belle Meade Clubhouse, Fordham Room

I will be reading from my memoir in progress

April 2 ~ Noon
16th Annual Spring Literary Festival
Western Carolina University
A.K. Hinds University Center Theater
WCU campus
Cullowhee, NC

I will be reading with the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series student poets Morgan Guynn, Karen Jackson, Victoria Tran and Donna Glee Williams 

Gilbert-Chappell Readings with student poets:

April 9 ~ 6 p.m. 
Macon County Library
149 Siler Farm Road, Franklin, NC 28734
Reading with Morgan Guynn

April 10 ~ 7 p.m.
Jackson County Library
310 Keener Street
Sylva, NC 28779 
Reading with Donna Glee Williams

April 12 ~ 2 p.m. 
Henderson County Library 
301 N. Washington St.
Hendersonville, NC
Reading with Karen Jackson

April 17 ~ 5:30 p.m.
Marianna Black Library
33 Fremont St.
Bryson City, NC
Reading with Victoria Tran

April 28 ~ 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Poetry in Plain Sight, Live!
Art for Art's Sake (AFAS) Building
630 N. Liberty St.
Winston-Salem, NC
Reading with other poets whose poems have been on display in storefronts in Winston-Salem last April and this spring. 

May 20 ~ 2 p.m.
"A River Runs Through Them"
Caldwell Arts Gallery
Upstairs Gallery
601 College Ave. SW
Lenoir, NC 28645

Reading with Bud Caywood, Bill Griffin and Nancy Posey. 
This is a fundraiser for the Caldwell Arts Council and a limited edition chapbook with poems from the four of us will be available for purchase.

July 20-22 ~ 9:45 a.m.
North Carolina Writers Conference
Carthage, NC
Panel discussion "Writing to Play" on Saturday, July 21. I'll be participating in a panel discussion moderated by Howard L. Craft with Barbara Presnell, Nathan Ross Freeman, and June Guralnick.


For readings or workshops email patriviereseel@yahoo.com
photo by Jim Lundy
 East Bay Meeting House, Charleston, SC

photo by Ed Seel
Pat reading at Malaprop's, Asheville, NC