Saturday March 1, 2014 I will be both performing and selling some of my work at a V-Day & Mouth Mag Gallery event at Art Share LA!  The event is in support of ending violence against women and girls.  Come check it out 7-11pm at 801 E 4th Place, Los Angeles, CA 9013.  FOR MORE INFO: visit

February 8, 2014 was an amazing experience.  I was so honored and grateful to come talk at A Window Between Worlds.  Truly an amazing group of women and strong survivors.  Later that evening I wrote a new song that will be up soon I hope.








Hard to believe another year is almost over.  For much of 2013 I hadn’t had the time to dedicate to Pocket Poems.  However, I have had an amazing year of growth, a couple new songs and I’m looking forward to 2014!  Recently Pocket Poems found a home on Trini’s desk, who conducts a Survivor’s Art Circle (SAC) for those who have survived domestic violence, incest or sexual assault.  I’m very proud to be donating books as part of their holiday gift bag.  For more info on this organization please visit I CAN WE CAN.  Please have a safe Happy Holidays and New Year!


Had a great time at USC Celebration of the Arts!  Here’s a few photos from the event.

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February & March are booking up!  Come check out some of the events happening from music to coaster making workshops.

Saturday, Feb 9thCoaster Making Workshop at Plummer Park’s Teen Center from 3-5pm.

Sunday, Feb 10th – Will be performing at The Lost Bean‘s Songwriter Sessions from 6-8pm.  This is an intimate cozy venue where musicians share the stories behind the music.  I will be featuring some of the music from Pocket Poems, which will also be available for sale.

Saturday & Sunday Feb 16 & 17 – is the much anticipated Chinese New Year Festival in Central Plaza in Chinatown.  This is an ALL day event for everyone.  Saturday’s events run 12-8pm and Sunday’s 12-5pm.  It’s located 943-951 N. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012.  For more information check out the LA CRAFT EXPERIENCE.

Saturday, March 2ndUSC Celebration of the Arts at USC Fisher Museum 12-3pm.  USC students and the Fisher Museum come together to bring you an afternoon of ART.  There will be ETSY Craft Workshops, Live Performances and Free Food from Subway, Yogurtland, Chick-Fil-A and MORE!  I will be hosting a coaster workshop along with select items from my Etsy Store available for purchase.  To find out more check out the Facebook page at

Sunday, March 17thBlick Pop Up Gallery – is back!  Lots of amazing art to come check out.  This event has become a bi-monthly show featuring artists works.  It is a ONE NIGHT only show.  Come schmooze, have some drinks and of course cheese & crackers.  I will be there as a vendor selling a selection of tiles, iPhone cases and Pocket Poems books.  Located at 7301 West Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036.  Time TBA but doors usually open around 7pm.


Mark your calendars for the Chinese New Year Festival on 2/16 & 2/17 in Chinatown.   This event is created by LA Craft Experience and I have been selected as a vendor!!!!  For more info visit

In midst of all the tragedy I’m excited to spend the day tomorrow and Saturday teaching a coaster making workshop for 6-12 year olds and teens at the West Hollywood Park Winter Camp and Teen Center at Plummer Park.

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BLACK FRIDAY & CYBER MONDAY SALE HAS STARTED!  Please visit our ETSY STORE for some great savings and stock up on gifts for the HOLIDAYS!

check out the latest review by Carl Logan at Midwest Book Review on Pocket Poems:

Poetry is writing that tries to capture the full spirit of the moment. “Pocket Poems: Unregretted Lessons from a Broken Heart” is a collection of poetry from Laurie Haines as she draws on her intimate history and life to create a read that comes out as personal, yet stories that resonate with us all. “Pocket Poems” is an enticing and much recommended pick for contemporary poetry collections, with an original style that will be hard to match elsewhere.

The launch of the Downtown LA Flea Market & Food Festival is coming up SUNDAY OCT 28th from 10-4pm.  Free admission with this Flyer, otherwise $3.  I’ll be there with Pocket Poems, coasters, iPhone cases and prints.  Come check it out at 246 S. Spring (corner of 3rd & Spring St.)







SAVE THE DATE Sunday OCT. 28th, we’ll be at the Downtown LA Flea Market and Food Truck Event from 10-4pm.  Come check it out!  For more info visit

Up to 5 Lots located between 2nd and 3rd Streets (from Main Street to Broadway) The Yellow Lot at 246 S. Spring on the corner of 3rd will be the starting point.

Admission: $3 or $2 Online
Parking is available in the Joe’s Parking Structure located between 2nd and 3rd on South Spring for only $4

The DTLA Flea Market is best described as a massive scavenger hunt. Tickets are available online or at the Ticket Booth located outside the Joe’s Parking Structure. You will get a wrist band which gets you into all the lots.

A big THANK YOU to USC Fisher Museum for kicking off the fall with a fun artsy tile making workshop!

TONIGHT – Sunday, Sept. 23rd from 7-10pm I’ll be at Blick’s Pop-Up Gallery located at 7301 Beverly Blvd. near LaBrea.  Lots of fun and functional art for sale!

Sept 25th will be doing a workshop at USC Fisher Museum of Art teaching students about merging art and text and then having them make their very own coasters!

SAVE THE DATE – Sunday, Sept. 30th is West Hollywood’s Book Fair.  There’s a pretty good chance Pocket Poems will be there along with other West Hollywood authors.  More info to come later.

Just added a THANK YOU’s section.  I am truly grateful for the all the amazing words from Beverly Hills High School’s students.  Be sure to check out all their cards.

Come check out over 20 artists displaying their work Sunday 7/15 at Blick from 7-10pm.

This Sunday, 7/15 from 7-10pm I will be displaying some art over at Blick’s First Pop Up Gallery.  I will have art tiles/coasters, iPhone cases and of course books available.  The address is 7301 West Beverly Blvd., cross street is La Brea.  Hope you can make it out.

Had an amazing time at Beverly Hills High this morning.  So many great questions.  A big thank you to Ms. Kim’s Creative Writing class for making me feel so welcome.

Just got invited to do a reading over at VROMAN’S BOOKSTORE in Pasadena this Sunday July 1st!  Event starts at 2pm and each reader has 7 minutes (I’m number 10 in the lineup). Planning on bringing my guitar to make it fun.  Come out if you can.  Books will be available for purchase.

Heading tonight over to the Downtown LA Art Walk from 6pm-11:30pm.  There will be Food Trucks, Retail Trucks, Pop Ups and POCKET POEMS!  Also added iPhone case covers and coasters with original artwork.  Location: 246 South Spring St. (corner of 3rd & Spring) There’s parking next to the lot.  See you there.

Just added 9 NEW designs for iPhone 4 & 4s cases.  Go check it out on ETSY for more info CLICK HERE or go to

Come out tonight, 5/2, for the Grand Opening of APT2B‘s pop up shop!!! Located in the heart of West Hollywood’s design area at 8654 Melrose Ave.  APT2B was the first to support Pocket Poems.  They are an online contemporary/modern home furnishing/decor store and for the entire month of MAY will be showing off their stuff, including the Pocket Poems book.  Party starts at 4pm-10ish.

Thurs. MAY 10TH Pocket Poems will be at the SHOP LOT LA at the Downtown LA Art Walk along with the Truckit Festival.  Lots of art, fashion and FOOD TRUCKS! Be sure to come down.

Pocket Poems is now available on ETSY!

Had a great time visiting UNI – 20 years later and it still looks the same.  Thank you to Ms. Seager’s Art Classes – you made me feel very much at home again.





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Thank YOU to Ms. Kim’s Freshman classes this morning.  Beverly‘s great and I’ve been invited to come back in July for Creative Writing.









Going back to my alma mater this coming Monday, April 23rd to talk to Ms. Seager’s art classes at Uni High.

Had the best time at Ms. Vaughan’s 5th Period Creative Writing class.  Surprised everyone with a song at the end.  Thank you for making me feel so at home.





Just added Beverly High School this Friday to come talk to Ms. Kim’s English classes.

Coming Back to MIRA COSTA on Tues 4/16 to Ms. Vaughan’s Creative Writing class.

FRIDAY THE 13TH is turning out to be a lucky day.  Spoke to Mrs. Cabrera’s 1st, 2nd & 5th period 11th grade English classes.  Had an amazing time and loved all your questions.





Talking this Friday 4/13 to Mrs. Cabrera’s English classes at Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach.

POSTPONED On Weds 4/11/12 Laurie Haines will be guest speaking at Uni High School.  She will be talking to art students about both the process and the inspiration that went into creating Pocket Poems.

POCKET POEMS has a NEW Twitter account.  Be sure to follow along @pocketpoemsbook

We’re excited to announce that POCKET POEMS has ARRIVED and is now also available on AMAZON!!!

You can either purchase a HARD or DIGITAL copy of Pocket Poems online or check out what stores are carrying Pocket Poems.

To BUY NOW or see which stores are carrying Pocket Poems, head over to our PURCHASE tab.

We’ve as well added a Facebook page, don’t be shy, go ahead and like us. 


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