"Alleyne delivers poems of loss and grief and, thankfully, hope."

--Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon




Difficult Fruit Reading Events


Thursday, 10 Nov 2016 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Furious Flower Poetry Reading

James Madison University

Madison Union, room 405

This event is free and open to the public.


October 13, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

Sydnor Performance Hall

1501 Lakeside Dr

Lynchburg, VA 24501

Further Info


September 18, 2016 | 5-7 pm

Featured poet: Sunday Kind of Love

Busboys and Poets (14th and V),

2021 14th St NW,

Washington, DC, 20009

Further Info


Thursday, March 17, 2016 | 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (CT)

Ropewalk Reading Series, University of Southern Indiana

University Center

Further Info


June 12th, 2016

Writing Workshops in Greece

Pension Archodissa, Thasos


 Friday, April 15th, 2016

Split This Rock Poetry Festival

National Geographic Grosvenor Auditorium

1145 17th Street, NW

Washington, DC 20036

Further Info


October 27th, 2015 | 12pm

Dixie State University

Dixie Forum

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October 12th, 2015 | 7:30pm

Distinguished Writer Series

Waldorf College

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September 24th, 2015 | 8pm

Midwest Writing Center

Spectra Reading Series

Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Avenue Rock Island, IL

Further Info


July 14-19, 2015

Worlds Literature Festival

Writers’ Centre Norwich,

Dragon Hall,

115-123 King Street,

 Norwich, NR1 1QE

Further Info


July 10, 2015 | 6pm

Democracy and Difference Conference

Reading with Catherine Chung and Tracy K. Smith

University of Leipzig

Further Info


July 3rd, 2015 | 7pm

American Studies Institute

Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

Dachritzstr. 12

06108 Halle (Saale)


June 11th, 2015 | 8pm

Writing Workshops in Greece



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July 1st, 2015 | 7pm

American Studies Institute

Universität Erfurt

Nordhäuser Str. 63

D-99089 Erfurt


May 27-29th, 2015

Ipek University

Ankara, Turkey

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May 15th, 2015 | 6:30-9pm

London Book Launch/Voices of Intent Reading

Free Word Centre

60 Farringdon Road

London EC1R 3GA

Further Info


May 14th, 2015 | 6:30pm

Bad Language and the City

Central Library (Manchester)

St. Peters Square, Manchester M2 5PD

Further Info


May 7th, 2015 | 7pm

Picador Reading

Gallerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst

Karl-Tauchnitz-Straße 11

04107 Leipzig


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Tuesday March 31st 2015

Southern Illinois University

Carbondale, IL


Tuesday March 10th 2015, 7 pm

Single Voice Reading Series

Tillotson Room of the Tippie Alumni Center

Allegheny College, 520 North Main Street, Meadville, PA

Further Info


Friday March 6, 2015, 11am

PEO Davenport Reading

Invitation Only


Saturday February 28th, 5:30 pm

The Poetry Circus

Griffith Park Merry Go Round

4730 Crystal Springs Dr

Los Angeles, California 90027

Further Info


Monday February 9th 2015, 7:30 pm

Observable Readings Series

St. Louis Poetry Center

567 North & South #8

St. Louis, MO

Further Info


Tuesday January 28th 2015, 7 pm

Decorous: Art and Poetry

Des Moines Social Club

900 Mulberry Street, Des Moines, IA

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Monday October 13th 2014, 7 pm

louderARTS: Lauren Alleyne + open mic

Bar 13, 35 East 13th Street, New York, NY

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Sunday October 12th 2014, 10 am

Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon

Location TBA

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Saturday October 18th 2014, 11 am

Wisconsin Book Festival

A Room of One's Own Bookstore

315 W Gorham Street, Madison, WI

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Friday October 10th 2014, 6 pm

“An Evening of Caribbean Poetry”

D’Agostino Hall, NYU Law School

108 West Third Street, New York, NY

Room: Lipton Hall

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Sunday October 5th 2014, 3 pm

Iowa City Book Festival

Beadology Iowa

220 E Washington Street

Iowa City, IA

Further Info


Friday September 19th 2014, 7 pm

“Internationally, Dubuque”

A Voices from the Warehouse event

Voices Gallery, 10th & Jackson St, Dubuque, IA

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Saturday September 13th 2014, 1:30-3 pm

Workshop: “Poetic CPR: A Workshop in Revision”

Southwest Wisconsin Book Festival

Mineral Point Public Library

137 High St, Mineral Point, WI

Further Info/Registration


Wednesday September 9th 2014, 6 pm

UW Platteville Humanities Department Visiting Writers Reading

Harry & Laura Nohr Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Platteville

1 University Plaza, Platteville, WI

Further Info



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