On Saturday, June 3, 2017, 9-10:15 a.m., as part of the literary festival and conference at Passaic County Community College “Celebrating the Poetic Legacy of Whitman, Williams, and Ginsberg,” The Cool Women will present a panel “Songs of Ourselves: How to Form a Vibrant Poetry Group that Moves into the Community,” featuring presentations by Lois Marie Harrod, Betty Lies, Maxine Susman and Gretna Wilkinson, with contributions also from other members of the group, in Room 103 of the Pruden Building, 44 Church Street, Paterson, New Jersey. Here is a brochure about the conference.
Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Hopewell Branch of the Mercer County Library (in Pennington). Poem-in-your-Pocket at the Library. We hope to have students, 5th grade and up, reading poems 15 lines or less that can be folded and put in a pocket. Six of the Cools will also bring poems to read. Teenagers and adults are also invited to bring poems in their pocket–favorites or their own work, 15 lines or less. Eloise Bruce, Lois Marie Harrod, Judy Michaels, Maxine Susman, Sharon Olson and Gretna Wilkinson will run the reading and provide refreshments. We will also bring some short poems so that people who come without a poem can find one to read.