Sharon Dennis Wyeth

Author. Poet. Memoirist.

“A Family for Baby Grand”

Sharon at a performance of her concert story “A Family for Baby Grand” with The Chappaqua Orchestra, conductor Michael Shapiro, composer Brad Ross and narrator Paul Shaffer! A grand time indeed! (orchestra photo credit: Carolyn Simpson)

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Hey, Texas music lovers! Don’t miss A Family for Baby Grand in concert at the Civic Auditorium of Allen Public Library on Saturday, March 7th at 3:00p.

The Allen Philharmonic welcomes you to our spring Concerts for Young Audiences performance at the Allen Public Library. This free concert is designed to welcome children and their families to enjoy a fun musical program designed just for them.

Special guest soloist will be the gold medal winner of our very own Roger & Ella Jo Adams Concerto Competition and announcement of the winner will be made on January 25, 2020. This will be a chance for kids in the audience to see a performance by someone not much older than they are, and it’s sure to jumpstart their excitement about learning music! Featured programming will include a new work entitled A Family for Baby Grand, the story of a Baby Grand piano who leaves home to join an orchestra. The Allen Philharmonic is excited to partner with the Allen High School Theater program for this performance.

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Pen Panel Success

Our Pen panel at the Brooklyn Book Festival on Writing Historical Fiction was exciting!

The moderator, Fatima Shaik, asked provocative questions followed by questions from the audience. I enjoyed contributing to the discussion along with my fellow panelists.




The picture to the left is of all of us on the stage. I think we look quite serious! But then putting history on the page is a topic we take seriously.








You can get a closer look at our faces in this shot: (l. to r.) Moderator Fatima Shaik, Chris Soentpiet, Sharon Dennis Wyeth, Sean Qualls and Jeanette Winter.

After our panel, we stayed to sign books and to say “hi,” to people passing our table.

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Cave Canem at Folger Theater

POETRY! Earlier this year, I read at the Folger Theater in D.C. with Cave Canem poets (pictured here.) On Oct 23 from 11:00-12:00, I’m honored to read my poetry again, representing CC at The Dodge Poetry Festival! Tickets through the Dodge website. Other details below.

Hear Cave Canem poets read at the world-renowned Dodge Poetry Festival, now celebrating 30 years. LeRonn P. Brooks is a poet and writer whose work has appeared in Callaloo, Bomb Magazine, The Village Voice and elsewhere. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Africana Studies at Lehman College. M’Bilia M. Meekers is an MFA candidate in poetry at New York University. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The New Yorker, Guernica, Tinderbox and Poet Lore. Sharon Dennis Wyeth’s poetry explores themes of identity, trauma and the intersection of cultural memory and the unconscious. Her work has appeared in Cura Magazine, Squaw Valley Review, Drunken Boat and in multiple Cave Canem anthologies. Tickets available via the Dodge website.

Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art
591 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Date and Time:
October 23, 11:00am – 12:00 pm

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Sharon has a new book, The River and Me. Learn more at American Girl about Evette and her passion for nature!