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April 2018

In Conversation with AMY TAN. Shakespeare & Co in NYC. Moderated by Robin Martin

April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Thrilled to be reading and conversing with Amy Tan, talking about our respective memoirs. Hers is called Where the Past Begins (find a lovely review from the New York Times here, and listen here to an NPR essay.) Robin Martin, of Yeah, You Write, conducts a Q&A.  Find us at this bookstore on Lexington Ave with the famous name.

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May 2018

Reading & Q&A: Book Seller, Grass Valley: 5:30

May 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Book Seller,
107 Mill Street
Grass Valley, CA 95945 United States
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Delighted to return to Nevada County after my heady trip to the east coast. Please join us for a delightful late afternoon reading and Q&A at Grass Valley's premier bookstore.

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Bay Area Reading: Stranger Than Fiction

May 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Edinburgh Castle Pub,
950 Geary Street
San Francisco, United States
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Really delighted to take part in this terrific reading series hosted by Frances Stroh, herself the author of a wild and wonderful memoir that is stranger than fiction, Beer Money. I'll be reading with three or four other writers; as soon as I have their names I'll update this post. Meanwhile, please put it on your calendar: it's held at the Edinburgh Castle Pub on Geary in San Francisco: fabulous venue for a reading! Books by the authors will be…

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Concert: Jerry Grant CD Release & Composer Concert: w/ Maggie McKaig & Randy McKean

May 9 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 pm

What a fabulous night this is going to be: A CD release party that is also a fundraiser and is also a concert for four other composer/musicians. Jerry Grant performs with his NUJAZZ ALTERNATIVE VIRTUAL ORCHESTRA (has to be seen -- and heard! -- to be believed -- marvelous). I'm honored to be among the other composers asked to play that night, which/who include TUMBLE, MOTOSHI KOSAKO, GARY REGINA, and ANANDA VAUGHN.  I'll be joined for my set by Maggie…

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FAIR USE at the North Star House

May 27 @ 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
North Star House,
12075 Auburn Rd
Grass Valley, CA 95945 United States
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FAIR USE, a play by Sands Hall, explores the controversy surrounding the unattributed use Wallace Stegner made of the life and writings of Mary Hallock Foote in creating his novel, Angle of Repose. (Mary and her husband Arthur lived in the North Star house for 30 years of their amazing lives.) This is a fundraiser for the North Star House, as well as memorial to the dearly loved Peggy Levine, who worked so hard and successfully to restore  the house…

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June 2018

Reading: Copperfield’s Books, Novato

June 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Copperfield’s Books, Novato,
999 Grant Avenue
Novato, CA 94945 United States
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Delighted to be participating in WORDS OFF PAPER, a reading series moderated by Betsy Graziani Fasbinder, author of Filling Her Shoes. I'll be appearing with fellow writers Christie Nelson, J Macon King, Jeb Stewart Harrison, and Bonnie Monte. Please join us!

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Reading: Prairie Lights, Iowa City, Iowa

June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Prairie Lights,
Iowa City, IA United States
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One of the best book stores in the world, and I am SO delighted to be here again. I'll be reading from FLUNK. START. and answering questions. Book signing to follow. I'll be in town all that week, teaching for the Iowa Summer Writing Festival.

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July 2018

MUSICAL MONDAYS at the Library: SONGBIRDS! with Maggie McKaig and Sally Ashcraft

July 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Madelyn Helling Library,
980 Helling Way
Nevada City, CA 95959 United States
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Delighted to be performing with Maggie McKaig and Sally Ashcraft as The Songbirds. We’ve been having such fun putting this set together, creating three part harmonies on a delightful variety of songs, by songwriters such as the McGarrigle Sisters, Elizabeth Cotton, Utah Phillips, and Richard Fariña, as well as a few originals by Maggie and Sands. We’ll be joined on a number of the tunes by Luke Wilson on banjo and dobro and Murray Campbell on violin and oboe: we…

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Reading: Squaw Valley Community of Writers: Fiction Writers Write Memoir

July 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Community of Writers, Squaw Valley

Honored to be sharing this evening with these authors of fiction who've also recently published memoirs: Glen David Gold, Elizabeth Rosner, and Amy Tan. We'll be addressing the differences and similarities between the two, and reading briefly from our work. The evening will be moderated by the insightful Beth Ruyak of Insight fame, on Capital Public Radio (Northern California's NPR Affiliate). Please visit the Community of Writers Website for further information and to make a (recommended) reservation: https://communityofwriters.org/

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Reading & Discussion: FAIR USE and FLUNK. START.

July 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mammoth Lakes Library,
400 Sierra Park Rd
Mammoth Lakes, CA United States
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Delighted to be asked by the Mammoth Lakes Library to talk about my play FAIR USE, which addresses the "Was it plagiarism?" controversy surrounding Wallace Stegner's use of the life, memoirs, and letters of 19th century writer/illustrator Mary Hallock Foote in creating his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel ANGLE OF REPOSE. A number of the audience will have just finished reading Stegner's novel, and there will no doubt be spirited discussion. I'll also talk a bit and read from FLUNK. START. And,…

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