Readings, Workshops, Events


October 11 -- University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR. Reading for the Inaugural Visiting Poet Series.

September 17 -- Garland Co. Library, Hot Springs, AR. Poetry workshop with high school students and reading for general public.

September 12 -- Visit with contest first-place winners and their families to Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson's office in Little Rock for a photo shoot, personal meeting, reading of their poem.

September 1 -- Announced winners of my first project as the Arkansas Poet Laureate, "Yum's the Word" Poetry Contest for Arkansas homeschooled students.

June 27 -- Hope Church, Hot Springs, AR. Poetry workshops with elementary and high school students, respectively.

May 28 -- Interactive talk and reading, Poetry Society Festival at William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA.

April 28 -- Presentation for Seniors, "Poetry Recital," Concordia Retirement Community

April 10 -- Reading with Gerry Sloan, Prince Books, Fayetteville, AR

April 6 -- Reading, West Fork Library/Friends of the Library

April 7 -- Reading, Fayetteville Public Library

March 31 -- Presentation and reading, John Brown University, Siloam Springs, AR

March 24 -- Photo shoot with Gov. Hutchinson to present his endorsement of my proclamation as poet laureate for Youth Poetry Day

March 17 -- Reading, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Author's Luncheon, Fayetteville. 

February 27 -- Reception and reading, SPECTRA artist ministry, Fellowship Church, Rogers, AR.

February 25 -- "Poet Laureates in Conversation, with Suzanne Underwood Rhodes and Luisa Igloria," The Muse Writers Center, Norfolk, VA (virtual).

February 10 -- Swearing in ceremony for the office of Arkansas Poet Laureate and photo shoot with Gov. Hutchinson

 Here are links to a few events where you can watch several of Suzanne's readings and poetry workshops.

"There Is the Lake and There Is the Street" :

"Real Toads in Imaginary Gardens," Spring Celebration Poets Roundtable of Arkansas, 2021:

Book launch for Flying Yellow, Fayetteville Public Library, April 2021: (starts at 1:47)

Book launch, Paraclete Press, April 2021:

Book launch, The Muse Writers Center: your text here...