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M. D. & Friedman & Valerie A. Szarek POETRY & MUSIC PERFORMANCE

July 21,
7:00 -8:00 pm

Longmont Books at 624 Main St.
in Longmont, CO 80501
No cover.

Featuring Poets M. D. Friedman & Valerie A. Szarek Reading from Their New Books with Live Native American Flute Improvisations Woven In
(Watch a video of an earlier performance.)

Friday, July 21, 7:00 -8:00 pm

Longmont Books at 624 Main St.
in Longmont, CO 80501
No cover.

Valerie A. Szarek & M. D. Friedman will be reading from their new poetry books. There will be live musical interludes with pleanty of improvisational Native American flute music woven in. No cover charge. Books will be available for purchase and authors will be happy to sign. Please join us at this historical event to hear two of Colorado finest poets share their latest manuscripts.


Valerie A. Szarek an award-winning performance poet and musician, energy healer, Shamanic Practitioner and ceremonialist. She teaches soul-centered writing workshops in her home in Louisville, Colorado and online, and hosts poetry events around the region. She also owns and operates Breezy Mountain Leather and have been a leather-working artisan since 1973. Her poetry is an invitation to go on a journey and to return a bit different. Her website is


M. D. Friedman is an award-winning poet, artist and musician who lives in Lafayette, Colorado. He often incorporates diverse musical elements such as blues harmonica and Native American flute improvisations into his spoken word performances. His Visual Mantra healing art collection is free to use at and his innovative, acoustic roots band, Mad Dog Blues, as well as his meditative free jazz ensemble, Peddlers of Joy, can be found playing live around Colorado. His website,, features links to all of M. D.’s creative pursuits.


  • Here's a recent video of Valerie performing at the R-Gallery in Boulder.


  • Here's a recent video of M D performing at the R-Gallery in Boulder.


  • Here's a video of their FULL Double Book Launch Party on March 30, 2023.

  • Double Book Release Flyer

Please enjoy the full recording of our 2014 winter solstice live radio show featuring Rachel Kellum, Erika Moss Gordon, Lynda La Rocca & M. D. Friedman reading from their chapbooks on KFRC Radio's Poetry Show.