James Davis May reading
James Davis May reads at the University of South Alabama. Photo by Keith Necaise.

James Davis May has read his work widely at colleges, reading series, and festivals, including the University of South Alabama, Washington & Jefferson College, Florida State University, the Decatur Book Festival, the Poetry Society of America Annual Awards Reading, the Gulf Coast Reading Series, the Georgia Center for the Book, Auburn University, and Poetry at Tech.

Email JamesDavisMay at gmail dot com to schedule a reading.

Upcoming Events

College of the Florida Keys
Tennessee Williams Theater
October 12, 2023 at 6 p.m.

The 22nd Bourne Poetry Reading
with Victoria Chang and Vievee Francis
Poetry at Tech
Cypress Theater, Georgia Tech Student Center
November 2, 2023 at 7 p.m.

Recent Events

Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference
with Monica West and Dean Bakopoulos
Middlebury College
August 22, 2023 at 4:15 p.m.

Malaprop’s Bookstore
Asheville, NC
July 9, 2023

Annual Laura Riding Jackson Foundation Poetry Festival
Vero Beach, Florida
April 22, 2023

Lincoln University
April 12-14, 2023

Brooklyn Public Library – Adams Street
Saturday, March 25 at 3:00 p.m.

Unusually Grand Ideas Book Launch
Presidents’ Dining Room
Mercer University
Macon, Georgia
Monday, February 27, 2023

LSU Press Facebook Live Author Series on Unusually Grand Ideas
Wednesday, March 1 at 3:00 p.m.

Georgia Center for the Book
with Christina Olson
Decatur, Georgia
Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.

Monday, March 6, 2023 at 8 p.m.

Unusually Grand Ideas Book Signing
AWP Conference
Louisiana State University Press Table
Seattle, Washington
Friday, March 10, 2023

Wild and Precious Life Reading Series (Virtual Event)
with Shareen K. Murayama & Patricia Smith
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

New York Encounter Festival
New York, New York
Saturday, February 18, 2023

Pat Conroy Literary Center
Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.

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