~ 2023 ~
The Barn, Poetry Open Mic and Art Exhibit, September 2023, Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts, Ringwood, NJ
22nd Annual Festival of the Arts of St Francis of Assisi, Poem: The Birds, Judges Choice
Passaic County Senior Art Show, Totowa, NJ
Carteret County Art Show: Art from the Heart, Photograph: Mardi Gras, Honorable Mention, Morehead City, NC
New Bern Art Poem/Art by Women and Abuse: My Story: Set Free, New Bern, NC
NJSFWC State Grand award for Photograph: Greenhouse Door, Ringwood Manor
~ 2022 ~
Published: Five Poems in Sensations Magazine Supplement 12 ~ ART ~ 35th ANNIVERSARY ISSUE
Published: Childhood by David Messineo, Our Nature Matters Press
Published: Dear Drifter by Helene D. Kelly, Our Nature Matters Press
NJSFWC State Grand award for cover design, Rise of the Dragon ~ Journal of a Passing and the Hush Hush Boys
NJSFWC Writing Contest 1st place for play script poem The Tulip Tree in Four Parts
21st Annual Festival of the Arts of Saint Francis of Assisi: Poem Me, myself and my ancestors joined together last night, 1st place
Rise of the Dragon ~ Journal of a Passing and the Hush Hush Boys ~ Pinacle Book Achievement award
~ 2021 ~
Published: Creating Words to Examine Our World, Gould Writiers anthology
RMAA Found Art Exhibit at the Barn: Weaving in Nature, 1st place in mixed media
Passaic County Senior Art Exhibit: Weaving in Nature, 2nd place for mixed media
Published: Rise of the Dragon -Journal of a Passing and the Hush Hush Boys by Barbara D. Hall
Published: Best Batch of Three/Covid Poems, Sensations Magazine Supplement 11 - Decade of Dichotomy, February 1, 2011 - January 31, 2021
~ 2020 ~
Published: The Day The Alphabet Was Born by Irving Weinstein, Illustrated by Barbara D. Hall
~ 2019 ~
Published: My Galapagos Adventure by Barbara D. Hall~ Pinnacle Book Achievement Award
Published: De-Colonizing Poetry: Hyphenated Americans - Gould Writers at the Guest House anthology
`~ 2018 ~
Poetry chapbook: Route 1 Junkie ~ Pinnacle Book Achievement Award
Published: A Measured Sense of Outrage ~ Gould Writers at The Guest House anthology
~ 2017 ~
Published poetry anthology: Gould Writers at The Guest House 2017
NJSFWC Annual Writing Contest: Short Story "Close Encounters of the Best Kind" ~ 1st place
~ 2016 ~
NJSFWC Annual Writing Contest: Short Story "The Parrot Speaks" 1st place state
Published: Cattitude - Stuffy's Autobiography ~ Pinnacle Book Achievement Award
~ 2014 ~
Published: Stuffy Discovers Uncle Jon's Jungle. ~ Pinnacle Book Achievement Award
~ 2013 ~
Published: Stuffy Goes on Vacation ~ Pinnacle Book Achievement Award
Published: Waiting for the Bus - Poetry & Photography by Barbara D. Hall
Published: Uncle Jon & Stuffy the Cat - Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, NJSFWC State Grand awards for cover design.
NJSFWC Gold awards for photography, and NJSFWC Annual Writing Contest for Play: "Man and Machine and Woman" and Poem: "I am a Woman" , Cover Design:
Produced Play: "Man and Machine and Woman"
Stuffy has a website: www.stuffythecat.com
~ 2011 ~
NJSFWC Annual Writing Contest: Short Story: "Scary - a Parable for Life" wins award
~ 2010 ~
Writer's Digest 79th Annual Writing Contest in Stageplay category, Honorable Mention: "One Sunday Afternoon in Laurelwood"
Pines Lake Woman's Club fundraiser: "One Sunday Afternoon in Laurelwood" - play performed May 12, 2010
NJSFWC Writing Contest: "One Sunday Afternoon In Laurelwood" ~ 2nd place play, Sadie's Secret cover design~ 2nd place, and 3rd place for a poem, gold awards for photography.
Blog with me or with Stuffy the Cat at www.stuffythecat.com.
Books Available In Jon's Family Bookstore: Iris Garden Memory Calendar, all Stuffy books, Route 1 Junkie, My Galapagos Adventure,
and Rise of the Dragon ~ Journal of a Passing and the Hush Hush Boys and Three Short Stories by my father...
~ 2009 ~
NJSFWC Photography awards, Gold for Cover design: Shoestring...An Adventure in the Florida Keys, local and state
~ 2008 ~
NJSFWC Annual Writing Contest, Short story, excerpted from Sadie's Secret: "Sadie" - 1st place in state
~ 2007 ~
Foreword Magazine: Silver Award, Book of the Year in Family and Relationships, Independently Published: Adam's Eve
79th Annual Writer's Digest Contest Honorable Mention Stageplays: "One Sunday Afternoon in Laurelwood"
76th Annual Writer's Digest Contest Short Stories- Honorable Mention: "Monhegan Island"
Peabody - Can't Hear Me (inspiration for a chapter in upcoming book: Mothers & Sons)
~ 2006 ~
NJSFWC ~ Creative Writing Contest 1st Place- Short story: "Uncle Jon and Stuffy the Cat;" Second Place- Essay: "The Process" (on website); Third Place- Short Story: Peabody - Can't Hear Me
Adam's Eve: excerpt Adam's Eve: www.myspace.com/barbaradhall and Interview with Info Trak at www.talkzone.com/archive.asp?aid=10688
Bokuru fans: visit website www.starchildproject.com for information on discovery of a skull similar to that described in Bokuru. It is real. Read Lloyd Pye's book: Starchild Skull and visit website www.LloydPye.com
Visit www.youtube.com/barbaradhall for excerpts from Adam's Eve, Bokuru, Sadie's Secret and Jon's creative journey: "A Matter of Faith"
Creativity Workshops - How to start writing and keep writing and Collage Art workshops
Contact me for information - for New Jersey Creativity Workshop by cell phone or email for location
Bring paper/notebook and pens/pencils for timed writing workshops geared to start writing and keep going.
These are not critique sessions but ways to tap into your creativity and remove writing blocks.
~ 2006 ~
Foreword Magazine's Silver Award for Adam's Eve: A Handbook for the Social Revolution, ECOA and the Story of Adam and Eve in the category of family & relationships
NJSFWC Adam's Eve Cover Awards for Graphics Design: Gold ribbon local and 1st in State -
Radio Talk Show Appearances
WGHT 1500 Morning Show with John Moultrie, Greta Latona, and Jimmy Howe, Pompton Lakes, N. J.
WWRM St. Petersburg, Florida, Chad and Kristi Thomas, Magic Morning Show
News Talk 550 KCRS, Robert Hallmark, Odessa, Texas
WZPT FM, Pittsburgh, Pa., Kate Harris with The Morning Show with John, JR, Kate & Bubba
InfoTrak Creative Information Network interview with Terrance McCall
CJAD, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Peter Anthony Holder Show with Peter Anthony Holder* (CD Available)
WLTH Radio, Gary, Indiana with Ron MOhammed
KFYV Kelli McKay, The Connection, Los Angeles, California
CHOK 1070, Lee Michaels Live, Sarnia, Ontario
Talking with Tammy, Kakuka, Iowa
WPTT Radio, Jane Nugent's Home and Garden Talk Show, Jane Nugent, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
WIBA 1310 Newstalk, Madison, Wisconsin with Carl Ames
WMBS-CBS The Jack Evans Show, Uniontown, Pa.
WORD FM 1990 Studio, John & Stephanie, Pittsburgh, Pa.
KOLE NEWS Fox Radio, Morning Blend, J. Chapman
Lyrical Cypher Radio Show, hosted by Chyna, Kinston, NC
Personal Appearances, Book Signings, Photography Exhibits
Boynton Beach Public Library, Boynton Beach Florida, IWWG Kitchen Table
Reader at open mics for The Write Group, Montclair Public Library, Montclair, New Jersey
Barnes & Noble, Clifton Commons, Clifton, NJ
Walden Books, Wayne, N. J.
Watchung Booksellers, Montclair, N. J.
Career Day - So you want to be a writer... Our Lady of the Magnificat, Kinnelon, N. J.
Children's Story Hour - Our Lady of the Magnificat, Kinnelon, N. J.
Caldwell Public Library, Caldwell, N. J.
International Women's Writing Guild, Author Panel & Skidmore summer conference "Remember the Magic"
Aventura Writers, North Miami Beach, Florida
Wayne Public Library, Wayne, N. J.
Passaic Public Library, Passaic, N. J.
The Gallery at Presbyterian Church at Franklin Lakes, Franklin Lakes, N. J.
West Delray Beach Public Library, Delray Beach, Florida
Ramsey Public Library, Ramsey, N.J.
Upper Saddle River Library, Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Nutley Public Library, Nutley, N. J.
River Edge Public Library, River Edge, N. J.
Hallendale Public Library, Hallendale, Florida sponsored by the Gulfstream Writers
NJ Audubon Society, Lorrimer Nature Sanctuary, Wyckoff, NJ
NJSFWC Fall Convention
St. Francis of Assisi Holiday Boutique, Haskell, NJ
St. John Viannay School, Colonia, NJ
St. Mathias Home School Association, Somerset, NJ
Franklin Elementary School, S. Plainfield, NJ
South Brunswick High School
Riverdale Community Center, Riverdale, NJ
A. P. Terhune Elementary School, Wayne, NJ
Morris County Parks - Freulinghuysen Arboretum
Elmwood Park Elementary School, Elmwood Park, NJ
Linden Presbyterian Church, Linden, NJ
Wallington Jr.-Sr. High School, Wallington, NJ
Bergenfield High School, Bergenfield, NJ
Nomad's Choir, NewYork, NY
Riverside Poets, NYC Riverside Library and Riverside Poet's Anthology
Parkside Poets, NYC
Nuyorican Poets Cafe - the annual Alternative New Year's Day Spoken Word/Performance Extravaganza
Poetry readings at The Barn, Ringwood Manor State Park, RMAA
St. Catherine of Bologna Annual Art and Poetry Festival and St. Francis of Assisi Art and Poetry
Unitarian Universalist Church of New Bern, North Carolina 2022
The Ant Bookstore & Cafe, Clifton, N. J.
North Jersey Literary Community, Classic Quiche Cafe, Teaneck, NJ, and Wayne Public Library
Folk Project Getaway and other open mic events, Morristown, NJ and at The Getaway
Trumpets, Montclair, NJ
Red Wheel Barrow Annual Anthology - poems published in #12 2019, #13 2020, #14 2021, #15 2022, #16 2023
The Barn, Poetry events at The Barn, Ringwood Manor State Park
Hudson River Poets, The Bank, Newburg, New York
The Green Pavillion, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Red Wheel Barrow open mics, William Carlos Williams Center, Rutherford, NJ and Zoom
New Bern Art Exhibit and Ekphrastic poetry reading, New Bern, NC
Poets of North Carolina workshop, Beaufort, NC
IWWG summer conferences Saratoga Springs, NY and Muhlenberg University, Allentown, Pa.
WWAM meetings at Saratoga Springs, New York
Folk Project Getaway, winner of Vocalata with opening performance of Sunday concert, Today from a Distance
Sensations Magazine poetry readings at Lafayette, N.J.
Art Walk, New Bern, NC
The Arts Council of Carteret County, Art from the Heart 2023
Illusions Open Mic Night, Kinston, NC
Poetry at Soulshine, Soulshine Market, Pine Bush, NY
Hudson River Poets, Florida Public Library, Florida, NY
Hudson River Poets, Nobel Coffee Roasters Poetry Night, Campbell Hall, NY
Poetry at the Church, Goshen Methodist Church, Goshen, NY
Poetry at the Friary, St. Lawrence Friary, Beacon, NY
The Barn Poetry Readings & Art Exhibits, Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts, Ringwood, NJ
Lit Balm: An Interactive Livestream Reading Series
The High Mountain Meadow Poetry Series