Readings, conferences, and other events

2019

July

August

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October

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January

February

March

  • San Antonio TX at 9AM
    Room 304, Gonzalez Convention Center
    Panel: The Emotional Currency of International Writing Programs
    AWP Conference
  • San Antonio TX at 1:45PM
    Room 217D, Gonzalez Convention Center
    Panel: Beyond How-To: The Art of the Craft Essay
    AWP Conference
  • Miami,FL at 6pm
    Meet the Artist at the Betsy Hotel
    POSTPONED
    The Betsy Hotel

April

May

June

  • On Zoom at 7:30PM EST
    FREE Panel: Writing About Real People
    With Steve Almond, Adrienne Brodeur, Gregory Pardlo and Claire Bidwell Smith
    Aspen Summer Words
  • On Zoom at 7:30PM EST
    FREE Panel: People, Places, POV
    With NPR Books editor Petra Mayer, Steve Almond and Yolanda Wisher
    Aspen Summer Words
  • On Zoom at 6:00PM EST
    In-Conversation with Marianne Leone
    LIVE! With An Author Series
    Raising A Reader
  • GONE VIRTUAL! DETAILS TBA
    Readings and Panels
    Nantucket Book Festival
  • VIRTUAL WORKSHOP
    Fiction Faculty
    Advance Registration Required
    Aspen Summer Words
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July

  • On Crowdcast at 7:00PM EST
    Paperback Launch! In-Conversation with Ana Menendez
    FREE - Registration Required
    Solid State Books

August

  • On Zoom at 7:00PM EST
    In-Conversation with Betsy Bonner
    The Book of Atlantis Black: The Search for a Sister Gone Missing
    Greenlight Bookstore
    • On Zoom at 7:00PM EST
      Panelist: What Makes a Good Writing Group? The Chunky Monkeys Share Tips
      Cambridge Public Library

    Select past engagements

    2019

    • 2/14: New York State Writers Institute, Albany, NY
    • 2/20: In-Conversation with Emma Straub, Books Are Magic, Brooklyn, NY
    • 2/28: In-Conversation with Lan Samantha Chang and Margot Livesey, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA
    • 4/20: Unbound Book Festival, Columbia, MO
    • 5/03: Booktopia at Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center, VT
    • 5/20: In-Conversation with Chip Cheek, Book Soup, Los Angeles, CA
    • 5/31: In-Conversation with Rebecca Makkai, Twenty Summers, Provincetown, MA
    • 6/07: LitFest at Lighthouse Writers, Denver, CO
    • 6/15: Keynote Speaker, Sozopol Fiction Seminars, Sozopol, Bulgaria
    • 8/01: Canaan Meetinghouse Reading Series, Canaan, NH

2017

  • 4/12: In Conversation with John Waters, Brookline Booksmith, Brookline, MA
  • 6/5: "Writing Queer Lives" Panel, Trident Booksellers, Boston, MA
  • 6/24: Keynote Speaker, Wilmington Writers Conference, Wilmington, DE

2016

  • 10/20: Concord Festival of Authors, Concord, MA

2015

  • 3/23: Poets and Writers Annual Gala, New York, NY
  • 8/10: Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Ripton, VT
  • 9/18: Bread Loaf in Sicily, Erice, Sicily

2014

  • 1/31/14: Geneva Writers' Conference, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 4/10/14: Wheaton College, Norton, MA
  • 6/19/14: The Loft Mentor Series, Minneapolis, MN
  • 8/18/14: Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA

2013

  • 3/22/13: Tennessee Williams Literary Festival, New Orleans, LA
  • 10/7/13: PEN/Faulkner Gala, Washington, DC
  • 10/17/13: University of Michigan Zell Visiting Writers Series, Ann Arbor, MI
  • 10/21/13: Calandra Italian-American Institute, New York, NY

2003

  • 8/20/03: Melbourne Writers Festival, Melbourne, Australia