Back in the wheel

Hi everyone,

My thanks to Jen Murvin at Pagination Bookshop for hosting the poetry reading last night. I enjoyed participating in the event with Marcus Cafagna, Karen Craigo, and Sara Burge. Sorry we ran out of time after and hour and a half with ten people still having unanswered questions. If you want to send me yours, my email address is If you had questions for other poets, please send them to Jen at Pagination. Jen invited us back for another reading in a year or so and I’ll look forward to it.

For now, it’s back in the wheel. I’m holding my own on the project at hand but other deadlines loom.

Next Tuesday evening is Poetry Night, not recommended for a young audience

Hi everyone,

I want to emphasize that this is not a program for children. Some poems may include adult content. I advise against inviting young children to join you for the performance.

I’m looking forward to joining three other poets next Tuesday evening, April 13, at 7:00 p.m. CST, for a Zoom and Facebook online poetry reading. People are beginning to sign up now.

To view the event, just click on the webinar link at the time of the event to join the free event. Jen Murvin at Pagination Bookshop, will be our host as part of their continuing celebrations during National Poetry Month! Jen invites you to “join the Zoom webinar here: or watch live on Facebook. {The video will be housed on our FB page after the event, so you can enjoy it later and/or again!} *This is a virtual event.*

Link to event on FB:

Webinar today from Pagination Bookshop!

Hi everyone,

Today I hope you’ll join me for a free ZOOM webinar sponsored by Pagination Bookshop in Springfield, Missouri. Here’s some of the publicity release:

“Click here to join our special zoom webinar, or join us on Pagination Bookshop’s Facebook Live at 3 PM CST Thursday, June 11th, for an interview and reading with children’s poet and book author David Harrison! We are holding this event earlier in the day so children can tune in! 🙂 This event is part of Pagination’s ongoing Virtual Author Events Summer Series. We have several copies of many of David’s books in stock ~ order online or send us an email or message and you can pick up your new books curbside! Click here to shop online:”

I plan to read from some of my work, respond to questions from listeners, and offer tips about writing for children and setting goals to become published.

My thanks to Jennifer (Jen) Murvin at Pagination for making all the arrangements. I was set to sign copies of AFTER DARK, POEMS ABOUT NOCTURNAL ANIMALS at Pagination but it, like more than a dozen other events on my calendar, was cancelled.

Awakening the Writer Within

Hi everyone,

Yesterday Jennifer Moore sent us the link to the video we made last week on Ozark Public Television. This is the program she hosted called AWAKENING THE WRITER WITHIN. It included three panelists, Jennifer Murvin, Dave Malone, and me.

If you would like to watch the one-hour show, or know someone who might, here’s where to find it.

Awakening the Writer Within | Sense of Community
Discussion of writing techniques

Once again, my thanks to Jennifer Moore for initiating and hosting the program. It was a pleasure to meet and work with Jennifer Murvin and Dave Malone.

A TV program for writers

Hi everyone,

This morning at 11:00 I’ll be taping a three-person panel for Ozark Public Television, which is broadcast from Missouri State University.

The program will be hosted by Jennifer Moore and the title is “Awakening the Writer Within.” We will focus on local resources for writers and tips on how to be productive and successful.

The other two guests are Dave Malone, a poet who teaches at MSU-West Plains and Jennifer Murvin, who teaches creative writing and memoir at MSU. The show, which will last about an hour, will be aired at 8:00 tomorrow night (Thursday) on Ozark Public Television. Join us if you can.