Upcoming Events

On April 2, 7pm EDT, White Whale Bookstore celebrates my latest book from Mason Jar Press, Peculiar Heritage. I will be reading along with Steven Levya and Sheila Squillante. This will be held online via Zoom. You can RSVP at, or visit the event’s Facebook page.

On April 10 2021 6:00-7:30pm EDT, BLF Press presents Krystal A. Smith in conversation with DeMisty D. Bellinger. This is a launch of Krystal’s first collection of poetry and we hope that you will join us. If you are able, grab your copy of This is Not About Love: Poems, a tasty beverage or snack, and join us. Register for this event at BLF Press.

On Tuesday April 13 2021 at 4:30-6:30pm EDT, Colgate University will feature DeMisty Bellinger with other poets in their Small Press Reading Series: Poetry Edition.

Past Events

DeMisty at Sarah Lawrence reading photo

Reading “Signals” at Sarah Lawrence as part of the Wrexham Reading Series, April 2, 2017.

  • Poetry/Fiction Reading at Springfield College: Virtual. In cooperation with the Office of Multicultural Affairs A S.E.A.T. at the Table week of programming on social justice issues. Tuesday, October 27 at 7:30 EST. Zoom link: Learn more about this event, and other virtual events at Springfield College here.
  • 805 Virtual Reading: Celebrate Black Women Writers: Saturday, October 10. You can see a recording of the reading here.
  • Okay Donkey Reading celebrating Tara Zambrano’s new book took place on Saturday, October 17, 2020. See flyer below for more information.
  • Poetry in Davis, a reading with Randy Prunty and Erin Rodoni via Zoom on April 30, 2020.
  • Best Small Fictions Boston Reading and Launch, November 20, 2019 at Newtonville Books, Newton Center, Massachusetts. Read from the anthology along with writers Chaya Bhuvaneswar, Zo? Gadegbeku and Maggie Cooper.
  • New Hampshire Poetry Festival, September 15, 2018. I will be serving on a panel with writers Liz Ahl, Julie Cyr, Jenna Le, Gail Hanlon, and Amy Dryansky. Learn more here.
  • May 5, 2018: Nasty Women Poets: A Reading and Panel Discussion of Unapologetic, Subversive, Feminist Verse. As part of Massachusetts Poetry Festival, served on a panel with Nasty Women poets?Jenna Le, Janet Aalfs, Liz Ahl, and Lesl?a Newman. Learn more here.
  • March 15, 2018:?Manchester, CT, 6:30pm at Manchester Community College?s Dehn Gallery: Solo reading (poems and short-shorts) preceding a performance by jazz quartet Chat Noir as part of the Mishi-maya-gat Spoken Word & Music Series. Learn more here.
  • April 5, 2018: Amherst, MA, at Emily Dickinson Museum: Part of the April Arts Night Plus, including an art exhibit, an open mic, and a featured reading of?Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology Of Subversive Verse, which will include contributors?Kathleen Aguero,?DeMisty D. Bellinger,?Julie Cyr, Amy Dryansky, Gail Hanlon, and Rage Hezekiah. Learn more here.
  • February 23, 2018:?Cambridge,?MA?at Porter Square Books: Kathleen Aguero,?Liz Ahl,?DeMisty D. Bellinger,?Julie Cyr,?Lisa Desiro,?Amy Dryansky,?Pat Gallagher Sassone,?Gail Hanlon,?Rage Hezekiah,?Jennifer Martelli,?Helena Minton, and Dzvinia Orlowsky read their contributions to?Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology Of Subversive Verse.
  • January 13, 2018: Peterborough,?NH at The Toadstool Bookshop: Gail Hanlon, DeMisty D. Bellinger, Julie Cyr, and Marie Harris read their contributions to Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology Of Subversive Verse.