Afternoon Delight, Lafayette, Colorado. 2/16/2020. From left: Cathy Casper; me; Celtic Harpist Alex Bernat; Aprylisa Snyder; Dorothy Walters; Frank Coons

Upcoming Events

Stay tuned, Valerie is putting together her schedule for the year!

Previous Events

Mike Adams Poetry Contest/Spoken Word
Sat, Nov 17, 2018 @ 7:00PM
Community Art Gallery , Lafayette, CO
A tribute evening to Poet Mike Adams. Many contest finalists readings and a spoken word/performance contest

House Concert
Sat, Nov 10, 2018 @ 7:00PM
Private Home, Boulder, CO
Performance Poet at a house concert featuring Christopher Macor, Sara, and Susannah Thursgold.

Liquid Light Press Book Celebration
Fri, Nov 9, 2018 @ 7:00PM
Community Art Gallery , Lafayette, CO
3 sets on Native American Flute music as people arrived for the reading, through intermission, and at the end of the event.

Rev Freakchild and Friends
Sat, Oct 27, 2018 @ 7:00PM
Laughing Goat, Boulder, CO
Opening act, Poetry and flute, followed by a night of blues music

Blissfest/Denver Open Media Awards ceremony
Sat, Oct 20, 2018 @ 7:00PM
Littleton Events Center, Littleton, CO
Performance Poet at the Blissfest Awards Ceremony. Awards were handed out for film and Excellence in Cultural Arts, Denver. I was awarded POET OF THE YEAR!

Denver Televised Open Media
Fri, Aug 10, 2018 @ 7:00PM
KGNU Television Studios, Denver, CO
Featured Poet for a televised performance. One Featured Poet, one featured Musician, and open mike

30th Sober Anniversary Party (private party
Sat, Aug 4, 2018 @ 7:00PM
Firestone, CO
Flute and Poetry to entertain the party goers and specifically to honor the celebrant and event. I also composed new lyrics to Amazing Grace which I played on my flute and everyone sung to the celebrant.

Rev Freakchild with Valerie A Szarek
Fri, Jul 13, 2018 @ 7:00PM
Dickens Opera House, Longmont, CO
An evening concert opening with the poetry and music of Valerie A Szarek followed by Rev Freakchild and friends Blues band

Step it Up / Earth Day Performance
Sat, Apr 21, 2018 @ 7:00PM
People’s House, Denver, CO
Cathy Casper and Valerie Szarek will take the audience on an experiential journey into appreciating our fragile home planet with poetry and Val’s Native American Flutes and drum. A collaboration with 4 fiber artists and the Denver Climate Initiative.

Poets and Artists in collaboration/Opening night reception
Fri, Apr 6, 2018 @ 7:00PM
Pine Street Church Gallery, Boulder, CO
Artists and Poets respond to each other’s work in collaboration. The poems and art pieces are hung together in this art gallery.

Reverend Freakchild and Friends
Sun, Apr 1, 2018 @ 7:00PM
Laughing Goat , Boulder, CO
This National Blues musician brings us to spiritual blues church on Easter Sunday/April Fools Day. Poet Valerie A Szarek will open the evening with her Native American Flute and poetry

Trinity Damask and Friends
Sat, Mar 24, 2018 @ 7:00PM
Cannon Mine Coffee, Lafayette, CO
Enjoy the music of lyric-driven, singer/songwriter Trinity Damask along with singer/songwriter Patty Jackson and poet Valerie A Szarek

Poets on Grief and Loss
Thu, Mar 22, 2018 @ 7:00PM
Innisfree Bookstore, Boulder, Colorado
Hosted by poet/artist Jona Fine, and featuring many Naropa and community poets reading works that address grief.

Valerie Szarek Featured Poet
Sat, Mar 17, 2018 @ 7:00PM
The Next Art Gallery, Littleton, Colorado
Presenting Valerie A Szarek as Featured poet. There will also be a featured musician and an open mike.

Erotic Poetry Festival
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 @ 7:00PM
Mercury Cafe, Denver, Colorado
The annual New Years Eve Erotic Poetry Festival with some of my favorite performance poets and belly dancers.

Medicine Poetry: Flute and Words for your Soul
Sun, Oct 16, 2016
1,000,000 Women Drummers (with Ubaka Hill), New Paltz, New York
1,000,000 Women drummers will join this event around the world. We will gather in the woods in New York for 2 days of performance, prayers for the land and world, and drumming!!

Valerie Szarek @ Ziggies Poetry Fest
Fri, Jul 29, 2016 @ 6:30PM
Ziggies Saloon, 4923 W. 38th Ave, Denver, CO
Weekend poetry festival at Ziggies! I’m performing tonight starting at 6:30.