Events & Installations

Local and global, from past to present.

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Autumn, 2018


Poems from The Real Reason the Queen Hated Snow, Tell the Bees, and She Wanted Storms were read in the storied basement of the historic Chat Noir Cafe in Paris, France.


With laughter drifting down from the patrons above and a canopy of twinkling fairy lights in this dark intimate space, memories were made as poetry sang.

Paris, France
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Minneapolis, MN

Winter, 2018

In a cozy space filled with book lovers and writers, this reading at Daybreak Bookshop celebrated the strength there is in overcoming and becoming, the joy in writing for its own sake, and the back story and laughter (and remembered tears) in regard to publishing per se.

Twin Cities Metro

Spring, 2017

In partnership with Metro Transit, Intersection, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge, the Saint Paul Almanac brought together the work of 24 local writers and 24 local artists with the project, IMPRESSIONS.


Each broadside is a unique poster combining a local poet’s poem with a local artist’s work as a reflection of that poem. This poster was featured on the Metro buses and trains, and Annette Marie Smith's broadside with the poem, I don't know if anyone ever told you, was also featured on two kiosks.

Summer, 2017


In a rollicking Irish pub at a reading hosted by The Black Hat Press, Annette Marie Smith read poetry from The Consequence of Wings, She Wanted Storms, and The Real Reason the Queen Hated Snow.

The Black Hat Press has been bringing fine literature to intelligent and adventuresome readers since 1982. The Dubliner Pub and Cafe has been purveying fine food and drink since 1983. Annette Marie Smith has been writing poetry since the age of five.

Saint Paul, MN