Recent and upcoming appearances at bookstores, libraries, and on the media–

Monday, April 8, 7 PM, Wellesley Books, 82 Central Street, Wellesley, MA

Thursday April 18, 7 PM, Wellfleet Preservation Hall,  335 Main Street | Wellfleet MA | 02667 | 508 349 1800with other prize winning poets from the WOMR/ Joe Gouveia Outermost Poetry Contest.


The Glamorganshire Bible and/or Baltimore Girls are both available from  me–$13.99 plus $2.00 postage. To order,  email me at

I’m a writer (poetry and fiction)  and  a lecturer emerita in the Writing Program, Wellesley College in Massachusetts. My memoir writing course in Dover, Massachusetts, at the Friends of COA Lifetime Learning Program, will run again in Fall 2019.


Baltimore Girls (2017)– in September 2018, Baltimore Girls was nominated for the Mass Center for the Book Book Award for 2017   

The Glamorganshire Bible (2018)

Both books are published by Finishing Line Press.  If you order from me, I will gladly sign and inscribe your book to you or whomever you wish!

Microchapbooks from Origami Poems Project:

Punting (2017)

Dreaming Must Be Done in Daytime (2019)

In Louisburgh, County Mayo, Thinking About Dublin (forthcoming 2019)

Downbload the microchapbooks free at

From sales of my author’s copies that t I receive in lieu of royalties from Finishing Line,–when you order from me directly– I will donate  sale proceeds  to  my alma mater, Mercy High School, Baltimore.

Press  and Video

On September 10, 2018, 8 PM  I was guest poet on  Blogtalk Radio, Quintessential Listening : Poetry. You can hear a recording of the show  HERE.

I read  on QP again, in “Herstory,” with poets Pamela Taylor and Francine Montemurro, on March 18, 2019. The audio can be found HERE.

Lynne (Quint Sept 10

“Immersive Summer Writing Course on Work of Ireland’s Master Writers Inspires Wellesley Students” Wellesley College Daily Shot,  July 3, 2018

Interview with Lynne Viti and Heather Bryant, Connemara Community Radio, June 2018, Letterfrack, County Galway, Ireland, June 2018

Westwood Wicked Local, Interview with Lynne Viti, February 2018

Joe Gouveia Outermost Poetry Contest Winners, January 2017 

WCAI Poetry Sunday, hear Lynne Viti read her poem “The Summer People in Winter” 

Our Mothers: The Poetry of Lynne Viti and Heather Bryant:

Interview, South Florida Poetry Journal, June 2016

Glimmer Train Short Fiction Contest Awards, July 2014

Finding the Right Word on the Airwaves and in the Classroom, Wellesley College website

“The Writing Life,” by Jennifer Vanasco,Wellesley Magazine, Winter 2014

“Growing up Digital: Experts say social media isn’t hurting today’s teens,” Metro West  Daily News,   November 14, 2011   

"Testing Mrs. Gardner's Will," by Alex Beam,Boston Globe | January 27, 2009

6 thoughts on “Recent and upcoming appearances at bookstores, libraries, and on the media–

  1. I knew your cousin Michael when he was at Loyola, and I also knew Ceil Malloy, his first wife, but I can’t remember whether she went to Notre Dame or MSA. I do remember that Ceil was one of my three housemates in Ocean City in 1959. Diane Petty (Notre Dame ’57), Betsy Kane (MSA ’57), Ceil (?) and I had found work as waitresses in three of the many restaurants clustered along the beach in what is now the old part of town. We rented the top floor of one of those old two-storey houses with one bath and only two bedrooms, but since we had different shifts there was always a bed available for anybody who wanted to sleep. Or try to sleep, since the living room was usually noisy with music, talk and laughter. Mike had found a summer job in OC so he was often there to see Ceil, as was Diane’s boyfriend, and her brother Gene, who was dating Betsy. Though the young men were there at all hours (everyone worked very late or very early) and the traffic was constant, it was all very respectable since we were all graduates of Catholic high schools. Oh, there may have been some beer drinking by the boyfriends but that was the limit of our debauchery. So the four of us were dumbfounded at the arrival of a notice of eviction. Why? The reason cited was “prostitution,” but the real reason is that we had paid rent in advance for the whole season, so the landlord could rent the apartment to someone else without refunding a cent to us. Not the first time those wary Eastern Shore people had pulled one over on summer workers from the big city, we were told. I never saw Mike or Ceil again though I heard that they eventually got married and had a child or two. Imagining the fun-loving Mike I knew — with his merry blue eyes and constant grin — as a general with a ramrod spine and no-nonsense gaze, is quite a stretch.
    Many thanks for the photos of MSA. Our annual reunion this year will be held at the old campus, now part of Johns Hopkins, to honor the class of 1963, the last to graduate before the school was closed for good. Our principal, Sr. Christopher, will be there.
    My little sister went to Mercy, class of 1967, so I’ll pass this on to her.


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